This video for synth-rock band Clock Opera’s Lesson 7 is a blunt comment on unemployment, urban restlessness, and the explosive violence an empty, routine life can lead to. Footage from the Tottenham riots can be seen playing on the tv as Guy Connely sings “one rule for the weak and one rule for the strong, but neither has nothing to lose.” Directed by Aoife McArdle the video successfully comments on contemporary British society without being heavy handed and to this end the limited scope of the story, focusing solely on the actions of one character, works really well. I especially liked the strange peacefulness it began and ended with. Clock Opera’s video was released in October, but Goldsweats has always been more about sharing the best of the under known than claiming first. Lesson 7 is currently available on iTunes and you can check out more from the band at their website.
More recently they remixed Fiest’s How Come You Never Go There, and I love what they’ve done with it:
Feist- How Come You Never Go There (Clock Opera remix)