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



16.09.14 - Cut Copy

The Republik, Honolulu, HI

20.09.14 - Movement

The Beacham Theatre, Orlando, FL, USA

21.09.14 - Movement

Grand Central, Miami, FL, USA

23.09.14 - Movement

Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, USA

24.09.14 - Movement

Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN, USA

26.09.14 - Movement

9:30 Club, Washington, DC, USA

27.09.14 - Movement

Union, Philadelphia, PA, USA

29.09.14 - On & On & On & On / Missive EP

29.09.14 - Movement

Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA, USA

30.09.14 - Movement

Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA

02.10.14 - Movement

Virgin Mobil Corona Theatre, Montreal, OC, USA

03.10.14 - Movement

Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, USA

04.10.14 - Movement

St Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI, USA

06.10.14 - Movement

Double Door, Chicago, IL, USA

07.10.14 - Movement

Metro, Chicago, IL, USA

08.10.14 - Movement

First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA

10.10.14 - Movement

Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, USA

11.10.14 - Movement

In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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