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John Hillcoat’s video for Massive Attack’s The Spoils combines a hypnotic, mesmerising facial metamorphosis through different mediums, with the music video debut from one of Hollywood’s biggest actresses, Cate Blanchett.
Romain Gavras makes a mindblowing return to music videos for Jamie xx, in what appears to be a dystopian, ruined version of Paris, with the climax occurring under the rusting hulk of the Eiffel Tower.
Adam Buxton introduces a fresh programme of fantastic music videos and much more besides in the next edition of BUG at the BFI Southbank in June.
BUG 51 premieres on Thursday, June 2nd at 8.45pm, with the best new work in music video on the big screen, and a special guest, at NFT1 at the BFI Southbank....
After three sell-out shows in London in February and March, Adam Buxton is taking the BUG David Bowie Special around the UK in the next few months, beginning in Manchester this Sunday, April 17th.
Details of upcoming shows of the BUG David Bowie Special are as follows:
The landmark 50th edition of BUG's regular round-up of global music video creativity at the BFI Southbank in London demanded a very special guest. And there was one - none other than Steve Barron, who helped invent the music video as we know it.
The intriguing combination of voices and drums that is Scottish composer Anna Meredith's Taken gets a characteristically creative treatment from Ewan Jones Morris, who builds a mosaic of everyday things - lampshades, feet, cubes, jets, ketchup, etc - through multiple images and repetition to match the music's grand ambition. And it cost at least the price of a couple of dozen eggs...
Fresh off the back of his Brit award, here's a great little video for Jack Garratt.
Ringan Ledwidge makes a very rare return to directing music videos with an absolute riveter for Massive Attack's Voodoo In My Blood featuring Young Fathers (from the new EP Ritual Spirit), with top British actress Rosamund Pike in an encounter in a deserted London underpass with a very menacing floating orb.
Following the exceptional demand for tickets to the BUG Special: David Bowie, hosted by Adam Buxton, at the BFI Southbank in late February, a further show has been now been added, taking place at the ODEON Leicester Square in London on Wednesday March 9th.
A must-see for Bowie fans, this special edition of...