Tag Archives: British music

David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

Bowie & TildaDavid Bowie StarsI’ve been quite busy recently, so didn’t have the chance to post this when it was new. Nonetheless, it doesn’t change how brilliant this Floria Sigismondi-directed video for David Bowie’s most recent release is. Starring Bowie and Tilda Swinton as a happily ageing couple, the pair find themselves hounded and tormented by a whole host of celebrities, who also inhabit the wealthy neighbourhood. The beautiful cinematography, which is by Fight Club’s Jeff Cronenweth, reminds me so much of some of Gregory Crewdson’s most iconic photographs – that suburban veneer of affluence masking a much darker truth. The styling is by Jerry Stafford, creative director of Première-Heure and longtime stylist to Tilda Swinton. Clothes in the video are by McQueen, Lanvin, Jil Sanders, Dior, Lanvin, Pringle, Rick Owens, Saint Laurent and KTZ…so chances are, if you like any of the pieces, you’re going to have to look for a high street knock-off version!

PEACE – Wraith

Wraith VideoPEACE VideoI’ve liked PEACE for a while now, but I wasn’t really into the single version of ‘Bloodshake‘. Their new single, ‘Wraith’, is really great though.

Musical Map

Continuing with the patriotism of Team GB, here is a musical map of great British bands by Pello. It certainly makes me very proud to hail from the North West and live in London – we have definitely got the lion’s share of great UK music!