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Surreal Video Art On The Horizon – Video Competition from Monarchy

August 29, 2014

ArtsMusicPerformance | by Maxine Kirsty Sapsford


Monarchy Bandages HQ, © Monarchy
Monarchy Bandages HQ, © Monarchy

 

Monarchy have crafted an image for themselves through their music videos as surreal, theatrical and warped dreamers. Always masked, their hypnotic electronic fantasies depict the creative duo as everything from spacemen to voyeurs within the mind of an unhappy house wife, played of course by Dita Von Teese. Witchcraft, space age cross-gender surgery, magic, and cupcake rain are all passing themes within their videos and the band even had one of their gigs beamed into space when they played a special live performance in the Kennedy Space Centre.

 

Almost Human artwork, © Monarchy
Almost Human artwork, © Monarchy

Monarchy control everything from their private studio in Hackney Downs, where they look after every aspect of their own music production – from mixing and engineering to the art direction. Now however, they are offering up their chaotic wonderland for new hands to mould by giving fans, filmmakers, artists and animators the chance to create a promotional clip for Almost Human, ‘what is probably one of the favourite tracks we’ve ever written’ – Monarchy.

 

The winning video will be premiered with a media partner, promoted on Monarchy’s YouTube channel and receive a cash prize of £250 plus other goodies like vinyls and signed albums. There is also the possibility of working with the artistic duo on future projects, ‘we are always on the look out for interesting creative people.’ – Monarchy. Almost Human is the title track from their new EP which is set for release on September 8th and the Video competition deadline is September 16th.

.…they await your creations.

 

Submissions should be sent to management@monarchysound.com by 16th of September. For more details go to – monarchysound.com/videocomp

Almost Human will be an Instant Gratification Download song when pre-ordering the whole EP via iTunes. iTunes pre-order link: http://smarturl.it/Almost-Human-EP 

 

Maxine Kirsty Sapsford, Arts Editor

 

© Monarchy
© Monarchy