“Run and break the chain, I hope we get away someday…”
Some bands make it very clear about what they want out of their career through the creative expression medium that is music videos. Here’s some things that I’ve learned about the band Strange Talk, who I believe are Australian, through the video for their latest single. Firstly, they’re desperate. Desperate to be cool, desperate to be trendy and very desperate to be British. I mean, REALLY. LOOK at this fucking video – it’s more or less a rip-off of the style of vid you’d see from Klaxons or Friendly Fires, complete with the shiny cinematography and the humongous overselling found in the band’s miming along to their song.
They’re also corporate cocksuckers, too – this video is billed as “The first ever music video with colourful hidden rewards.” In other words, running a cheap as shit competition by feeding off said band’s desperation. Don’t you just love it? Seriously such a pathetic idea, and the pre-announcement of it when the video starts just makes it feel even more tacky than it normally would be – and that’s saying something. Anyway, I’ve ranted long enough – just take a squiz at the kind of excrement we’re going to be racing up the charts before too long.