When you take over a month off from checking out new videos, inevitably you’ll end up with a whole lot of them to check out. Fortunately, checking out the latest clips is not a particularly bad way to spend an evening, especially when they’re as good as these. We’ve decided to keep it to Melbourne based artists – except for Fountaineer, but Bendigo isn’t that far away – and we’re so psyched by these clips, we feel this is the only appropriate response.


Pow Pow Kids – Pow Pow Theme

I’m not saying every band should have a theme song, I’m just saying that bands with theme songs are better. These DIY punk brats have some strong affiliations with bands you may already know and they’ll be headed out of town for their first ex-Melbourne shows with Dumb Punts very soon. They’ve got an EP called DANKBEATS dropping today as well so if you dig this video (you will) then grab yourself a copy on Bandcamp.

Fountaineer – Grand Old Flags

Fountaineer made fans of us on their home turf with their slot at Bendigo’s leg of Groovin The Moo and they’ve just let loose a video for their latest single. Shot themselves on a budget of $50 and utilising a projector they found at the tip and some self designed stickers, the video is a fitting visual story to the songs small town narrative.

Immigrant Union – War is Peace

The latest single off the Melbourne alt-country psych collective’s latest album, Anyway, ‘War is Peace’ is an unapologetically fast hoe down with a hilarious video. Director Dale Bartlett came up with the idea in which singer Brent DeBoer plays John D. Ranged in what the band describe as  a darkly humorous take on a fictional home shopping channel geared towards selling products to ‘global tyrants.'”

Ali E – Track One

Ali E, who kicks off her tour with full band in Adelaide tonight, has released a video for the aptly titled first track off her new solo EP Creatures. The video for ‘Track One’ features some of the aforementioned creatures dancing, well, on the moon I guess. What started as a string of solo bedroom recordings has evolved into something much more collaborative and with the release of this EP, Ali Edmonds is carving out her own space in the indie-rock world.

Seth Sentry – Hell Boy

Seth Sentry is in the midst of a massive national tour right now and has still had time to drop the video for ‘Hell Boy,’ the current single off his killer album Strange New Past. Directed by Joel Crane, the video is a humorous, if not slightly eerie addition to Seth Sentry’s trademark observational and story-telling style. The video features a convincing anti-hero that complements rather than outshines Sentry’s lyrical genius, in which he documents a youth laden with mischief and misadventure.

Japanese Wallpaper – Forces

Songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Gab Strum, aka Japanese Wallpaper, has revealed the video for his engaging single ‘Forces.’ With its beautifully framed and almost ethereal shots, the video, which is directed by Jacques Poluleuligaga, is the perfect companion to the dreamy, pulsing intensity of the track. Featuring the achingly beautiful voice of Airling on vocals, ‘Forces’ is Japanese Wallpaper’s most auspicious collaboration yet.

Dear Plastic – Overwinter

‘Overwinter’ is the latest single from Dear Plastic’s debut album, The Thieves Are Babes, and once again they’ve delivered a visually stunning accompanying video. The band have once again teamed up with director Leigh Young to add another clip to their incredibly unique and eclectic catalog of videos. Also, hibernating sounds like a brilliant idea but if you’re going to, make sure it’s after DP’s single launch at The Workers Club next Friday.

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