This week, Placebo launched a short film by Swedish video director, Andreas Nilsson, to accompany their lyrically dark and violent single, Trigger Happy Hands. An inspired move was to film it on the former ranch of Charles Manson in California, the clowns in the film serving as a metaphor for ‘racial or cultural crimes in history’.
Master of monsters, banjo playing owls, and, of course, Monsterism Island? Pete Fowler has made his long overdue music video debut after being approached by UK band Clinic for their single, I’m Aware, taken from their new Bubblegum album.
The millinery of Piers Atkinson inhabits a world where one can imagine Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka, any evil clown, and Ron Jeremy would choose to go on holiday. Taking the concept of headwear to the extreme, his creations constantly delight and amuse playing to a sense of mischief and childlike delight with veils sewn with ‘crocodile tears’, as well as the more sexual side of life, with a cherry ball gag featuring in his Sex on the Brain collection.
The Futureheads have come up with a nifty way to celebrate their tenth birthday with a project that not only delivers some awesome affordable art, but it’s all for charity too. For the ‘FH10′ project, the band sent some of the UK’s most respected artists one of their four albums, asking them to respond to the music as if creating the cover for the first time.
Unquestionably Motorhead are white hot at the moment, with the band’s twentieth studio album, Lemmie: The Movie, and a world tour all on the cards. Now a new application allows fans of the band’s music to have their own slice of the action.