VIDEO: UNKLE ‘Money And Run’ (Featuring Nick Cave)

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To accompany the release of the lead single ‘Money And Run’ (featuring Nick Cave), from the recently released EP ‘Only The Lonely’ and the extended version of ‘Where Did The Night Fall – Another Night Out’, UNKLE reveal a video which sees them collaborate with the very talented director Tom Haines. Tom has previously directed videos for, The Leisure Society, White Denim and Tunng. Watch it below this is NSFW kids!

Tom summarises the idea behind the video as follows:

“Taking Nick Cave’s mantra of “I took the money” that recurs throughout the song, the video utilizes his self aggrandising, first person sermon and uses it as the narrative start point. Coupled with UNKLE’s layered, psychedelic treatment of the track we present a re-imagining of a weekend romp where a group of Toffs act-up, cause havoc and generally have their way, unimpeded by the rule of law. The idea was to present a world that is once removed from reality, a sort of exaggerated reality in the vein of JG Ballard, Will Self or even more pertinently Anthony Burgess. In fact one reference for the video was the Droogs from Clockwork Orange, in that it’s a gang who are essentially amoral sociopaths, ready to fight or fuck whoever they see fit. It is not intended as a direct broadside to any particular politician, though borrows from the iconography and styling of the Bullingdon set who reign supreme. I suppose it’s a crude allegory, but in that sense it allows us to have a lot of fun with the scenarios and settings. The kind of fun that makes you feel uneasy in hindsight.”

Watch ‘Money And Run’ (featuring Nick Cave) here:

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