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Wild Front 'Views' by Jake Hargreaves

Jake Hargreaves' latest video for Wild Front begins with an old man pondering a room of masterpieces at the Wallace Collection in London. Then he starts to see his younger self inside one of the paintings.

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Leningrad 'Kolshik' by Ilya Naishuller

Ilya Naishuller's insane video for Leningrad's Kolshik is a calamity in reverse. Beginning at the climax and working our way backward with reverse footage and clever reveals, we get to see exactly how a day at the circus turned into such a complete disaster.

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Maggie Rogers 'Dog Years' by Zia Anger

Maggie Rogers shot to internet fame after a video of a stunned Pharrell reacting to her song Alaska from an NYU masterclass surfaced last year. Part of Pharell's praise came from Rogers' embracing the traditional folk imagery and sound and combining that with dance music. It's an aesthetic that's translated here in Zia Anger's video for Dog Years.

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James Vincent McMorrow 'Get Low' (live session) by Libby Burke Wilde

Libby Burke Wilde is building a reputation as a director of live performances good enough to crossover as music videos. Here's a good example of what she does so well, as she captures James Vincent McMorrow playing Get Low, from latest album We Move, with his band at Metropolis Studios in London. And it's all done in a single seamless take.

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Beirut 'Perth' by Clara Aranovich

Clara Aranovich's video for Beirut's song Perth, from the band's fourth studio album No No No, has a winning concept. It's a lovely split-screen clip, which stages the same choreography by the same dancer set in two very different places: a warm sandy beach and snowy, mountainous woods.

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Beirut 'No No No' by Brother Willis

Beirut's return brings with this playful new video for No No No from former General Assembly member Adam Willis – now trading under the monicker of Brother Willis. And in the spirit of a song with lots of negatives in the title, it's a video where things go very wrong in an very entertaining fashion. 

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Alice Phoebe Lou 'Rebel Rose' by Karien Cherry

Berlin folk-singer Alice Phoebe Lou’s music video for Rebel Rose directed by Cape Town-based Karien Cherry (aka Karien Murray), follows a lonesome twenty-something on a desolate night out, with plenty of alcohol-infused debauchery and a search for lasting connection.

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