Chosen by DJ Monk

The Uber Rock Approved stampDespite the current lockdown, we are still receiving a healthy bundle of submissions for our coveted ‘Video Of The Week’ title. While some artists are trying to find new ways of visually interpreting their songs, others obviously have had the guts of their filming completed in advance of the global quarantine, with the finishing touches being added in isolated post-production. This week’s selection once again sees a balance of these two approaches….

Our lead offering comes from Lancastrian party animals Massive Wagons, who have just released the second single from their forthcoming fifth album, ‘House Of Noise’, which is due to be released via Earache on 17 July. ‘Banging On Your Stereo’ comes with a stop-motion Lego video, which features the band themselves, alongside the likes of Superman, Darth Vader, R2D2 and the Genie from Aladdin… as well as a certain orange-skinned UP President and the legend that is Sir Noddy Holder:

Next up we have dark rockers Chasing Ghosts and their new single, the haunting ‘Bring Me Suffering’, which they released on Friday as a preview for their new EP of the same name, which is due follow on 12 June. The accompanying video perfectly captures the dark essence of the song, which will appeal to fans of Katatonia and Paradise Lost as much as it will to those of HIM or more traditional gothic rock outfits such as The Sisters Of Mercy:

The second half of this week’s selection features two videos which have seen the bands concerned make the best of the current global quarantines. The first comes from the ever reliable IDLES, who are recalling the heady days of breakfast TV fitness gurus with their tribute to ‘Mr Motivator’. The accompanying video features both the band themselves and some of their fans – and a wonderful array of costumes… and look out for a special guest appearance (not!) by our beloved Prime Minister:

Our final offering comes from Body Count, who have just dropped their quarantined version of ‘Point The Finger’, featuring Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, from their current album, the brutalicious ‘Carnivore’. It was filmed entirely on the various members’ ‘phones, and comes complete with a personal introduction from frontman and all ‘round coolest muthafucka on the planet, Ice T:

That’s your lot for this week. Hope you have enjoyed the new sights and sounds we have brought to you this week. Until next time, keep ‘er lit, keep ‘er between the hedges and #StayTheFuckHome (or we’ll send Ice T ’round to re-arrange your furniture!)…

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