Some weeks we really struggle putting this feature together - mainly because the easiest route to YouTube is often via a low-budget lyric video (some are incredible though) - however, this week we struggled for all the right reasons, or at least one very good reason. These are the five videos that shone the brightest amongst the pack. Have a great weekend.


5. Jaakko Eino Kalevi - 'Deeper Shadows'

If you're into bizarre and unsettling video narratives, then the newest visual offering from Finnish musician Jaakko Eino Kalevi is for you. The clip for 'Deeper Shadows' breathes estrangement and light-headed hallucinations as it embarks on a dizzy edit of shots featuring Jakko, vocalist Suad Khalifa, and four random girls who gradually turn red throughout the clip.



4. East India Youth - 'Beaming White' (dir. Mathy & Fran)

In our review of East India Youth's new album Culture Of Volume, Robert Whitfield said the track "manages to collide '80s electro-pop with more contemporary percussion and ambient textures." As such, this superslick, fresh and shiny video taps into that feeling perfectly.



3. Alabama Shakes - 'Sound & Color' (dir. Mario Hugo)

With more than a slight touch of human despair, the video tells the story of a man who wakes up from hibernation on a spaceship only to discover he's all alone. Flashes of his life on Earth haunt him while he tries to communicate with the outside world. The sterile environment of the spaceship adds extra bleakness to this apocalyptical scenario, so if you're looking for a feel-good video you may want to sit this one out.



2. Rainer - 'Nocturn' (dir. Alexander Brown)

The incredibly powerful clip was directed by Alexander Brown of the London film collective The Sweet Shop, and is at the same time engaging and sad: it tells the story of a dancer who has to give up her passion due to a medical condition, and does it in a very dizzy and sort of tragic way. Watch above.



1. Death From Above 1979 - 'Virgins' (dir. Eva Michon)

"The video takes cues from the lyrics of the song which are a meditation on innocence and coming of age. That very precarious time in life when sex is elusive, maybe even frightening but always compelling." Eva Michon's statement on her video for 'Virgins' by Death From Above 1979 says it all really. Well... almost. It's kinda NSFW, and features a couple licking each other's eyeballs - which is horrible. I don't like that. Eyes, man. Not cool.