Recommends: Jamie Harley

Jamie Harley has a certain touch that's unique to the flickering screen. It features aged footage, blurred lines and smudged colours all of which make for an eerie piece of film. He's worked extensively with musicians that suit his visuals to a 't' like Memory Tapes and How To Dress Well and is currently working on videos for Korallreven, Twin Shadow and Koudlam.

We asked Jamie to put together a list of his favourite music videos. Here's his selection:

JJ - Welcome Back

"Slomo shots of Maria Sharapova set to a piece of Swedish melancholic pop. And it makes perfect sense in a Sincerely Yours way."

Koudlam - See you All

"Russian hooligans fighting -- just like in a medieval battle -- in a video made by renowed contemporary artist Cyprien Gaillard."

Perfume Genius - No Problem

"It doesn't get simpler than that - a girl underwater in a seemingly sequenceshot. I love videos with simple concepts and this one is perfect."

Phoenix - Lisztomania (Brat Pack Mashup) - View Here

"An example of an unofficial video that is way more appropriate (and fun !) than the official one."

The Embassy - State'08

"French actress Sandrine Bonnaire in what is probably her casting for Pialat's "A Nos Amours" AKA "To Our Loves". It doesn't really matter if the editing is random, there's a feeling of joyful, youth insouciance in this footage that is spot-on."

And finally a taste of Jamie's own work:

Memory Tapes - Today Is Our Life

April 5, 2011 at 11:42am in recommends



22.08.14 - Paredes de Coura Festival

Porto, Portugal

24.08.14 - Rock En Seine

Paris, France

27.08.14 - Cut Copy

Magnolia, Milan, Italy

28.08.14 - Cut Copy

Zurich Open Air, Opfikon, Switzerland

04.09.14 - Movement

Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, Australia

05.09.14 - Movement

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia

06.09.14 - Movement

Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia

10.09.14 - Cut Copy

The Wall, Taipei, Taiwan

13.09.14 - Cut Copy

Samsung Hall, Manila, Philippines

16.09.14 - Cut Copy

The Republik, Honolulu, HI

17.09.14 - Movement

Pearl St Nightclub, Northampton, MA

18.09.14 - Movement

Paradise, Boston, MA

20.09.14 - Hellow Festival

Monterrey, Mexico

20.09.14 - Movement

Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON

21.09.14 - Movement

Magic Stick, Detroit, MI

23.09.14 - Movement

Metro, Chicago, IL

24.09.14 - Movement

First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

26.09.14 - Movement

Waiting Room, Omaha, NE

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