Tag Archives: Music video

New Release: Houndmouth – ‘Little Neon Limelight’

Houndmouth is an alternative country band from New Albany, Indiana. The band was formed in the summer of 2011 and they have one released album. Their music have been compared to both Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Band of Horses.

Recently they released the single ‘Sedona’ from their upcoming album ‘Little Neon Limelight’. The album will be out on rough Trade on March 17th.

Have a listen and look at the new single below:

Check out Houndmouth on their website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

CONCERT CONFIRMED: HIGH COAST + JOE & THE ANCHOR

The success continues! A couple of weeks ago Poplöst and Jaguar Shoes got booked by their fans in Malmö. Last night High Coast and Joe & The Anchor was successfully booked by their fans, for a lovely evening at Southern Sweden’s indie club, Kick-Start at Babel in Malmö.

You can still get your tickets for the show on October 30 – see you there!

Watch and listen to High Coast

Watch and listen to Joe & The Anchor

Amazing New Music Video: Iida – “Hands”

The new video by Swedish artist Iida is a fabulous call for greater communication, and was premiered on Gaffa.se today. Iida, who has shot up on the charts with her previous single Life Will Kill You, mixes folk, classical and pop music into sweet, sensual and incredibly strong tunes.

For this amazing video, featuring a dancer who is also one of my closest friends, Iida worked together with a deaf girl Amina. Through their cooperation they were able to communicate using their hands, showing that it may be easier than one believes to understand or to be understood.

Watch this fresh video by Iida, and let her know that we’d love to see her on Emues, so that we can suggest and book concerts to see her play live on a stage near us!

How To Make a Music Video: Johan Rosell

Since the early autumn of 2013 one song has been played a lot on Swedish radio that I just love. And I happen to know one of the directors to the beautiful and dreamy video to the song Jubel by the French duo Klingande. His name is Johan Rosell. He’s 27 years old, currently living in Stockholm and he’s a typical freelancer, with big dreams and ambitions. I had a quick chat with him about the video and how to be a music video director!

Tell me about the video to Klingande – Jubel
It was a very fun but hectic experience! We shot it on location in Möns Klint, Denmark in the end of august 2013. Since we wanted most of the video to take place during magic hour we didn’t have a lot of time to get all of the shots we needed. At one point we were chased by an angry Danish farmer who didn’t like that we were walking around on his field, but we returned the next day with a bottle of wine and he forgave us!

How did you get in contact with the band?
It was a little bit random and sort of a lucky coincidence for me. I had the song on repeat the entire summer and was very much in love with it. So it came as a very happy surprise when Michael Johansson (whom I co-directed the video with) called me and asked if I wanted to do it with him. He knew the record label from working with one of their artists before.

How did you end up becoming a music video director? What have you done before this?
A couple of years ago I moved to Sydney to study film production at Sydney Film School. I didn’t really know anything about film making when I started, but I thought that if I didn’t like the school or making films at least the weather in Australia would be nice. However, it didn’t take long until I realized that making films was a lot of fun.

When I moved back to Sweden to study screenwriting in Stockholm I took an internship position at a production company on the side. Since then I have been doing freelance work, mostly on the location department in film and TV-productions. In between those projects I also make short films and music videos. My latest short film is called ‘Första Strulet‘ and is about a fourteen year old boy who attends his first party hoping to kiss someone for the first time.

Music and film, do you think there’s a direct connection between the two?
I think so! The right choice of music can really enhance a film sequence. It can also work the other way around, where a really bad music video can make a good song not so good anymore.

Would you like to call yourself DIY?
Not really! I wouldn’t be able to finalize a film project all by myself, or at least it wouldn’t turn out very good. I always try to fool really talented people into working with me.

Now, just enjoy this and remember that it’s only six months until it’s summer again.

My dream concert: Buraka Som Sistema

Whenever I need to cheer up or have to get pumped up there’s only one solution and that’s Buraka Som Sistema. It’s a Portuguese group of singers, producers, musicians and dj-s that’s been adding awesomeness to my life since 2008.

Buraka Som Sistema

For those of you that haven’t heard of Buraka Som Sistema before, one could describe their music as a fusion between Angolan Kuduro and up to date electronic music. Kuduro is not only a genre of music, but also a dance.  Buraka Som Sistema have created a whole new sound that has influenced producers, djs and audiences all over the world. Mostly I would like to say that they (among just a few others) are the ones to thank for having a european tropical bass scene.

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What I’ve heard from others who have seen them live are that it’s always dripping from the roof and their shows are something else. It’s just like a big dance battle, with a pumped up crowd and a colourful live band. How can you not be tempted to join? You could just look at one of their music videos to get a hint of what they do on stage! My favorite song is Kalemba (Wegue Wegue), which I listen to every time I walk to work. Then I pretend to be in a music video (yes, I’m still 8 years old from time to time).

Here is a video with parts of the group on a live dj-set at Boiler Room that kind of sums up what sound they have been a part of creating and contributed to!

So… I’ve been waiting since 2008 to see them live and now they are coming to Copenhagen in just 2 weeks!  They are coming to screen their documentary “Off the beaten track” and do a live show with full band and everything!

This is so good I can’t handle it. So I’ll see you there!

What is your dream concert? Tell me about it in the comments field below!

(photo credit:  Buraka Som Sistema)