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IndieLondon Video Jukebox: Bonobo - First Fires

Bonobo, The North Borders

Bonobo’s The North Borders album was released a few weeks ago to a storm of critical acclaim.

Building on the groundbreaking blend of bleeding edge drums and masterful, emotive melody of previous album Black Sands, The North Borders is often masterful.

First Fires is the second single from the album and the video made to accompany it is something very special indeed.

Canadian born, Los Angeles raised director Alex Takacs began making videos under the moniker Young Replicant in 2008.

Having directed award-winning videos for The XX, Baths and Purity Ring, he’s now turned his attention to Bonobo’s aching, electronic blues, which features the gorgeous, growled vocals of Grey Reverend.

Telling the story of a relationship’s caustic end via a narrative reflecting the fractured nature of memory, it’s the perfect illustration of Bonobo’s haunting love song.

Watch the video:

Thirty Seconds To Mars – Up In The Air

Moby and Mark Lanegan – The Lonely Night

MT Stands For Many Things – Heaven

Primal Scream – It’s Alright, It’s OK

Lana Del Rey – Chelsea Hotel #2

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege

Depeche Mode – Heaven

Bonobo – Cirrus

Monarchy featuring Dita Von Teese – Disintegration

Andy Burrows – Light The Night

Aimee Mann and James Mercer – Living A Lie

Bombay Bicycle Club – How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep

Foo Fighters – These Days

And The Giraffe – Underground Love

Butch Walker & The Black Widows – Synthesizers

Marcus Foster’s I Was Broken feat. Kristen Stewart

DJ Shadow’s I’m So Excited

Brooke Fraser covers Coldplay’s Violet Hill

The Sound of Arrows’ Magic

Tom Vek’s Aroused

Steve Martin’s Jubilation Day

Paul McCartney’s Blue Sway

Foo Fighters’ The Walk

Kings of Leon’s Back Down South

Paul Simon’s The Afterlife

Beyonce – Run The World

Lykke Li – Sadness Is A Blessing

Moby – The Day feat. Heather Graham

Bell X1 – Hey Anna Lena

Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me

Lotte Mullan – Would You Be So Kind

Panic! At The Disco – The Ballad of Mona Lisa

McFly – That’s The Truth

Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers