AllSaints and Dazed Vision go to souuuff London with their latest musical offering for series NEW MUSIC CITIES. The set of videos span the globe creating cinematic portraits of cities and exploring the music scenes within them. Each instalment features pioneering musical figures with a connection to their respective city: punk innovator Richard Hell in New York, South London native Roots Manuva on his home soil, Swedish singer-songwriter José González in Gothenburg and international DJ Gilles Peterson in Tokyo.
Episode two (above) delves into South London’s music scene, featuring breakout star Katy B, the subversive Micachu, young soul vocalist Tawiah, multitasking producer and singer-songwriter Kwes and, live from a rooftop, local electronic music duo Mount Kimbie.
Future episodes showcase Gothenburg and Tokyo, mixing well- known international artists and regional cultural catalysts including Frida Sundemo, The Embassy, Boat Club, Diiv, Emufucka, Sapphire Slows and Nissamondai.
This is what Wil Beedle, the creative director of AllSaints had to say about the series.. “The whole premise of the New Music Cities series is to scratch the surface of the global music scene. By searching beyond the most-documented artists, we’ve been able to discover some incredibly exciting and daring musicians, operating for the love of connecting with their community.”
More installments coming soon or see AllSaints.com for more.