We are back once again with our semi-regular round up of music videos. We wanted to post one of these a couple of weeks ago, but as always spanners get thrown into various works, so we are behind schedule. Some of these videos have been out a few weeks, but we hope there is still some interesting stuff for you to check out.
01. Explosions In The Sky - ‘Logic Of A Dream’
Published: Feb 29th 2016.
Admittedly, perhaps an odd place for us to start, but we thought we would start with the video that has been around the longest. Explosions In The Sky have returned with their first non-soundtrack album in 5 years, ‘The Wilderness’. ‘Logic Of A Dream’ has quite a cinematic feel to it, and when teamed up with the slow, shapeshifting visuals it becomes apparent how the piece got it's name. Hypnotic, gradual and calming movements turn sinister and unnerving almost without you realising, and just as starts to become nightmarish, the calming, twinkly progression that we all know EITS returns to lull you back to sleep. If you are a late night smoker, this is definitely an interesting trip to take!
02. NxWorries - ‘Link Up’
Published: Mar 03rd 2016.
Anderson Paak is a name on everyone's radar after hooking up with Dr Dre and featuring heavily on the ‘Compton’ soundtrack. However, his subsequent move was to keep one foot firmly in the underground by hooking up with Stones Throw Records to do a collab with one of Creep's favourite producers, Knxwledge. Working under the moniker NxWorries, their ep is a silky smooth combination of stonery production and soulful vocals with sleazy undertones. ‘Link Up’ is a great example of the project with FlyLo inspired, underwater style beats and pimptastic verses. The project is meant to bang, but also meant to be fun, and the video captures the tone of that idea extremely well. Keep an eye out for Earl Sweatshirt making the briefest of cameos!
03. Lock & Key - ‘Hostile’
Published: Mar 06th 2016
UK Hardcore/Metalcore merchants Lock & Key have just released their debut album ‘Peaceless’ last week (8th April) after cutting their teeth for the past couple of years with a series of Bandcamp releases. It is hard to stand out in this area of the musical world, but what draws us at Creep towards Lock & Key is their particular brand of anger and venom, and ‘Hostile’ is a great example of this. Plus, they have a surefire crowd participation winner with the line “You Fucking Cockroach!” You need to play this one loud and when you're in a bad mood…
04. Polar - ‘Until The Light’
Published: Mar 31st 2016
As Polar gear up to release new album ‘No Cure No Saviour’ it seems they are trying to showcase the diversity of the project. While their first video Tidal Waves & Hurricaines channeled the likes of Hatebreed and While She Sleeps, second video ‘Until The Light’ has more in common with contemporaries such as Landscapes and Cedron. This track has an epic undertone with a soaring chorus, and the lyrics and video work together to help shine a light on one of our major current social epidemics: Homelessness
05. Kano - ‘This Is England’
Published: Mar 24th 2016
With the new resurgence in Grime gaining a lot of attention, and the likes of Stormzy & Skepta helping to showcase it to an international audience, it was perhaps inevitable that Kano would return to the fold. And from Fire In The Booth to latest video ‘This Is England’, he is relentlessly proving that he is one of the best to ever grace the Grime genre. His latest offering from new album in ‘Made In The Manor’ is a hugely referential lyrical workout, backed with a big band sampling beat and a video that provides a hugely accurate snapshot of a recession ravaged UK. It may not be the prettiest place, but KA shows that you can still find solace and pride in that fact…