On 07, Jun 2016 | In Music Video | By johnminton
Last month, Leeds’s Eagulls released an excellent sophomore LP of dreamy, shoe-gazy rock called Ullages. Today they’ve shared a heartachey video for album cut “Velvet” that feels like a vintage 4AD cover made as a motion picture directed by John Minton, whose work lead singer George Mitchell said he has long admired.
“I was a fan of John Minton’s work that he’d created for Portishead and was lucky enough to get him to work with me on this video,” he explained in an email to The FADER. “We both share interests in old cinema and we saw Saul Bass and Fernand Leger as inspirations on the visual elements and John was able to adapt these inspirations into a modern take with a theme of love loss running throughout. “
On 23, Feb 2016 | In Music Video | By johnminton
‘In Deep’ is the first taste of the dark romantics’ forthcoming album, Of Desire, and was shot over 2 freezing January days in Berlin.
“It’s about longing – we wanted to make intimate images with a cold tone which rolled with the tune,” says video director John Minton.
Of Desire was recorded on Geoff Barrow’s “wonderful synthesisers” and is out March 11 on Bristol’s Invada Records. Keep your eyes peeled for a FACT feature with The KVB later this month.
On 25, Feb 2014 | In Music Video | By johnminton
“The song is about two brothers trying to escape a fire. We tried to create something that told less of an immediate story and caused more of a gut reaction. Something to be interpreted without laying it all out in front of you. It’s also quite terrifying. Like somebody was digging and found this VHS artifact in the ground.” – Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra)
Top Notch is the first release from Manchester Orchestra’s 4th album ‘COPE’, set for release on the 1st April via Lomo Vista.
“The video conveys the sinister scenario of the song in a fragmented manner.
It plays with suggestion and decay, hopefully leaving you with a lasting mental impression.” – John Minton