Some audio-visual delights for a Friday arvo.
Jagwar Ma are pretty fucking huge right now. I mean, they were wayyyy bigger off the back of their debut album ‘Howlin’, but the music industry is a fickle she-wench, and Jagwar Ma have dropped from the collective conscience a bit. However, they should be right back there with the new video for their track ‘Uncertainty’.
Most people remember the band for their Madchester-like tracks, but ‘Uncertainty’ is way more alike to the indie-dance floor staples of the present. Think Oscar Key Sung fronting The Chemical Brothers recent stuff. ‘Uncertainty’ has a mind-melting chorus that’s like Black Moth Super Rainbow minus the reverb-drench, and the general vibe is a seductive, sex-fuelled journey on a synth spaceship.
As for the video, well it’s deplorably awesome. Blue horizons jettisoning overhead as the boys do their thing on a bunch of instruments from the future, and spiders crawling over to cop a geez at whatever those awesome sounds are.
Client Liaison-Free of Fear
Recently, there’s been a whole bunch of indie-electronic acts that are re-inventing the sounds of the past for ultimate payoff. Think World’s End Press, Architecture in Helsinki and the aforementioned Jagwar Ma. But Client Liaison rise above them all, because not only do they adopt the sounds of late, but they adopt the stylistic roles and attitudes of the era as well.
Watching the video for Client Liaison’s brand new video is like being transported to some alternative version of Mad Max. There’s still the desert, lack of cars and mullets, but then there’s also the dashings of Miami Vice drug dealer in there. Neon suits, vast displays of lush power, Frida Kahlo x Cleopatra dancers… It’s basically living out the ultimate 80’s dream. If the characters of Wall Street were really eccentric, they’d probably have made this video.
Sable-Feels So Good
Speaking of retro, check out the fucking mad video for Sable’s single ‘Looks So Good’. Except instead of bad suits and mid afternoon beverages, it’s a transportation into any arcade video game of the mid 80’s. Imagine if you could be transported into Space Invaders, Tron-style, and check out the inner-workings of the alien spacecraft, and their exact schedulings of dropping in uninvited on Planet Earth.
Meanwhile, the music whirs on in the background, accompanying the flurrying images with as much bright colour as those piercing synth chords can. Basically, what you’re looking at is a super-awesome-happy-fun-times experiment, funded by SABLE Corp.