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



16.04.14 - Cut Copy

Forum, London

18.04.14 - Cut Copy

The Depot , Leuven, Belgium

18.04.14 - Boogie

Tallarook VIC
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21.04.14 - Cut Copy

Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic

22.04.14 - Cut Copy

Basen , Warsaw, Poland

25.04.14 - Groovin The Moo

Oakbank Racecourse , Oakbank, SA
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26.04.14 - Groovin The Moo

Maitland Showground, Maitland, NSW
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27.04.14 - Groovin The Moo

University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT
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01.05.14 - The Presets

The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
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02.05.14 - The Presets

The Hi Fi, Melbourne, Australia
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03.05.14 - Groovin The Moo

Prince of Wales Showground , Bendigo, VIC
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04.05.14 - Groovin The Moo

Murray Sports Complex, Townsville, QLD
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06.05.14 - Arctic Monkeys

Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia

06.05.14 - Primavera Sound

Barcelona, Spain

07.05.14 - Arctic Monkeys

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia

08.05.14 - The Presets

Capitol, Perth, Australia
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08.05.14 - Cut Copy

Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
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09.05.14 - Arctic Monkeys

Rod Laver Arena , Melbourne, Australia

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