The song is inspired by a ancient law where you can kill a Welshman within the walls of Chester after midnight as long as it with a crossbow
Directed by Kes Glozier previously commissioned by the V & A and Valentino. He brings his incredible unique talent to this dark narrative. Cinematography by the legendary Seamus McGarvey of Atonement, and Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals.
Kes - “It’s my own version of bonnie and Clyde. A story of love and madness, inspired by my own personal love and madness”
Taking inspiration from Japanese auteur Ryu Murakami’s 1992 sex-district drama Tokyo Deca- dence (Topaz), a flipped gender narrative video sees a high-rise apartment set the scene of a series of private strip teases.
Ashnikko, head of a hyper-modern stylised girl gang, hosts a blue-ne- on-drenched afterparty where a line-up of submissive men dance for their pleasure.
Called DROME, the story leads you into a the hedonistic underbelly of a future world populated with the underrepresented underdogs of a former world, where oppressed and othered are allowed a space to grow their most freakish and fucked-up selves. It includes cameos from artists featured in the new issue of SORT including New York-based industrial artist (and Dior/Helmut Lang/HBA model) No Bra, London-based noise duo naked and Brooke Candy. Plus an original sound score by Naked.
Avant Garde Director and Choreographer Holly Blakey directs a promo for rising artist Moss Kena’s track “Square One.” The video is visceral, a choreographic interplay of misplacement of power. In Blakey’s words "ambiguity, and the idea that we never find where power truly lies, is at the heart of this new video. Power moves on and on—nobody knows where it stops or where it began.” The track Square One marks the beginning of mysterious artist Kena’s more public career having come up through the Soundcloud underground.
LEZ are proud to share new music video from emerging director Ilona McIlwain in collaboration with Berlin based music producer mobilegirl for her debut EP ‘Poise’. The video for ‘Forest Coloss’ is a beautifully hypnotic compliment to her atmospheric and surreal sound. Bao, who features in the video is signed to
independent Swedish label Staycore and NYC label Discwoman, recently having made the transition from DJ-ing to producing.
New cult film directed by LEZ’s Joseph Delaney for his subversive zine SORT follows the rise and fall of an imaginary cult. Written and narrated by Rose McGowan, who herself was raised in a cult, the viewer is given an inside look at the hedonism, communalism and isolation of Delaney’s fictional sect.
For Everything Everything ‘Can’t Do’ Holly loved the idea of creating something dark, a horror film of sorts to harness the energy of the track in another light. She wanted to use dirt, creating a world seemingly locking it’s characters inside... it felt fitting due to the current political climate to create an inescapable place, more and more people being reborn, turning into things they never imagined. The band are represented in the form of masks which add to the surreal feel of the film.
LEZ are proud to share Holly Blakey’s latest directional venture with a surreal video for Mabel Mcvey’s new single ‘Bedroom’. The pair’s most recent collaboration sees Mabel performing with her female squad, suspended 20ft in the air on a floating bed. The sweet ethereal setting matched with the deep urban lyricism create an electric combination and pave way for a new and unexpected direction for the artist.
LEZ are very proud to share Ilona McIlwain’s directing debut. The film, commissioned by the Tate Modern in partnership with BMW, features a unique performance by 72 year old Japanese actor and performer Min Tanaka. The setting, an incredible fog sculpture by Fujiko Nakaya, provides an eerie and surreal setting for a mesmerising performance.
Complimented by sound from world renowned Ryuichi Sakamoto who scored The Revenant and Ghost in the Shell and lighting by Shiro Takatani from Japanese art collective Dumb Type.