The Video Playlist: November 2013

An alternative map to our November issue's Music section...

Video | 12 Nov 2013


Julia Holter's previous albums have explored poetry and Greek tragedy. The LA songwriter and composer talks to us about how, with its themes of celebrity and the loss of love, a 1950s musical has influenced her new LP, Loud City Song

Wooden shjips – Fight (Live)

If previous album West was a story of outward-looking horizons, then Wooden Shjips’ follow-up Back to Land retreats to the familiar – and there’s nothing wrong with that, argues Ripley Johnson

The Dillinger Escape Plan – One of us is the killer

Through cult jazz fusionists and Headbangers Ball champions, The Dillinger Escape Plan's maverick founder unearths the ten LPs that sculpted his unique guitar-playing style. Read the full article here

Public Service Broadcasting – Night Mail

With a DVD of debut album Inform – Educate – Entertain due shortly, J. Willgoose Esq discusses Public Service Broadcasting’s sounds and vision, and ponders their history-steeped style’s future

Shearwater – Immaculate

Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg explains why it took a twist on an old concept to convince him to finally record an album of cover versions

connan Mockasin – Faking Jazz Together

New Zealand's psychedelic son returns with Caramel, transferring his interest from dolphins to humans, and creating pop music on a whole other plane. Read Living in Phantasy Land here

Moonface – Love The House You‘re in

Taming mercurial impulses with a solo piano record, Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown alumnus Spencer Krug finds grace in simplicity.

Ubre Blanca – Taxed (LIVE) 

Formed from the ashes of Shitdisco and Divorce, synth enthusiasts Ubre Blanca discuss their debut EP, retro-futurism, and Glasgow's alternative music scene here.

MiSTOA POLTSA – Another Secret EP

Their live shows are chaotic and they're constantly broke, but Manchester trio MiSTOA POLTSA explain why neither they nor their contemporaries are simply pissing about.