Watch This Now:The Medics – “Griffin”

“I was a a young boy, when my house came crashing down…”

The Medics have been building up a solid audience for quite some time now, and I’m predicting right here and now that it’s just going to expand wider and wider with the imminent release of their debut album, Foundations, set for release in almost exactly a month’s time. To get an idea of what this Brisbane band is all about, take a peak at the clip for their latest single, a collaboration with director Lucas Thayer.

It’s a tale of teenage delinquency and reckless living – something, I’m sure, you’ve seen done multiple times in the past across a wide variety of videos. The difference, however, is that they are only showing you a singular side. It’s the side without any consequence. It’s the side that shows the kids as the good guys and the adults as the losers/villians. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of teenage fantasy, of course – let’s not forget that 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins is one of my favourite videos of all time. What I love about the video for Griffin, though, is that it pulls no punches. It’s an intense video, showing viewers exactly what can and will go wrong when teenagers mess with the law. The ending had me completely thrown, too – I won’t give it away, but if you don’t either gasp or shout “BASTARDS!” at the end, I’ve got no idea what video you were watching.


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