The Staves – Winter Trees [Watch]

The Staves Winter Trees

Directing duo Karni and Saul have collaborated with The Staves to create an absolutely stunning video for the first single from their debut album Dead & Born & Grow (November 2012). It’s wonderfully organic with a mix of techniques including hand drawn imagery and flash animation and gives a brilliant sense of depth and although the woodcut style is obviously an influence it apparently contains no stop-frame animation. It’s a very literal take on the subject and its beautiful animation and quirky characters are charming to behold.

The Staves are off on tour shortly with dates primarily across the UK, with a few European ones thrown in for good measure. Follow this link for a full list. Their debut is out now through Atlantic Records, available in all the usual places.

Sources: Creative Review Blog

The Four Owls – Burning Vapour [Video]

This is the new promotional video for UK hip-hop group The Four Owls – Burning Vapour, which is taken from their debut album Nature’s Greatest Mystery (Out now on High Focus Records – http://www.high-focus.com/home/ ).

Aside from the truly brilliant visuals (which are lifted from Blockheads video for ‘The Music Scene’) it’s a great track filled with jazzy samples and catchy melodies and well worth your time.