The BBC Music Video Festival - the UK's ONLY dedicated music video festival for new and emerging acts. Nationally on a BBC Big Screen near you.
We're proud to say that the BBC Music Video Festival is returning to the BigScreens@LiveSites for 2012. We can't show you all the films that are submitted to the Music Video hub in Norwich, but we can show you a selection of some of the year's best international music videos. The festival takes submissions from anyone in the world, so we'll be showing some fresh foreign talent alongside some of the breakthrough videos from the new artists and directors of 2012.
We’re starting off with these 10 videos:
ALL INDIA RADIO – RIPPLED
All India Radio are a lo-fi chilltronica band from Australia. They have released eight albums to much acclaim. The Director is Darcy Prendergast from Melbourne. The video is an animation made with moving lights. Darcy says, “In a dystopian landscape, a new breed of creature evolves.”
CLOCK OPERA - ONCE AND FOR ALL
Clock Opera are a four piece band from London. They released their debut album in the Spring. The Director is Ben Strebel. Ben has worked on many videos and films including ones for Madness and Vivienne Westwood. You may remember actor Dudley Sutton as Tinker in TV’s Lovejoy.
CORNERSHOP (FT. IZZYY LINDQWISTER) – WHO’S GONNA LITE IT UP
Cornershop was formed by Wolverhampton born Tjinder Singh in 1991. They won a UK Asian Music Award last year for Commitment to Scene. The Directors are Vidya Sharma and Rajesh Thomas from India. They say the video fuses live shots, strong graphics and animations into a million crazy ideas.
FIRST AID KIT – THE LION’S ROAR
First Aid Kit are sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg. The song is the title track of their second album. Director Mats Udd has had several videos in our festival over the years. The girls wanted a dark video and Mats was happy to oblige.
FRANKO FRAIZE – HAND ME DOWNS
Franko Fraize is a rapper from Thetford in Norfolk. He has had Radio 1 and 1Xtra airplay with his very British rap style. This is director Tom J Cronin’s first music video. It follows Franko’s search for a pint of milk!
RENDEZVOUS - THE MURF
Rendezvous are Itai Simon and Hagai Izenberg from Israel. The track has become a club hit with many new remixes. Director Scott Benson says it tells the story of our evolution and technological progress.
RUDIMENTAL - FEEL THE LOVE
Rudimental are a four piece from Hackney. This track topped both the singles and dance charts earlier in the year. Director Bob Harlow has worked on videos for Enter Shikari, Jamie Woon and Lykke Li. The video features a horse riding community in Philadelphia.
VARIOUS PRODUCTIONS – MOVING ON
Various Productions are dubstep duo Adam Philips and Ian Carter. Director Lee Daley is from Birmingham. Lee says the video is a journey through a woman’s mind as she contemplates the rest of her life!
WARSNARE – ERIS
Warsnare is Daniel Potter from London. His debut EP Shades Of Grey was released earlier in the year. The Directors are George Thomson and Lukas Schrank. The video uses both digital and analogue animation techniques. It’s the only one we know of with images of early Ottoman architecture!
WILL YOUNG – LOSING MYSELF
Berkshire boy Will shot to fame on Pop Idol in 2002. The song is from Will’s album Echoes. The Director is Henry Scholfield. Henry studied Chinese at university – but got hooked on music videos after his first film about Breakdancing.
THE VACCINES – NO HOPE
The Vaccines are a four piece from West London. It’s the first single from their forthcoming album Come Of Age. The Director is Jesse John Jenkins, who made his name as a photographer shooting the likes of Jessie J, Florence and the Machine and Kate Moss.
GRIMES – OBLIVION
Grimes is Canadian artist Claire Boucher. This experimental Popster is also an artist and video director. The Director is Emily Kai Bock, a documentary maker who started as a painter and sculptor. The video shows Grimes dreamy pop set against the macho world of male American sports.
As well as showing these, and more to come, over the next few weeks we’ll also be showing music videos from different cities and regions around the UK on their own specific big screens.
Also, this year we're showcasing the fan-films, documentaries, road trips and passion-driven movies that give us unique insights into individual scenes and different towns. We've got films about specific scenes in Bristol and Leeds and ones that uncover hidden underground movements. From Dubstep to Death Metal, we're aiming to show the expanding relationship between film and music.
The BigScreens@LiveSites will be showing videos from the BBC Music Video Festival throughout September, October and November 2012.