The directing and producing duo Hammer and Tongs (aka Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith) have a new DVD out next week which showcases their various music videos for artists such as Blur, R.E.M., Beck, Fatboy Slim, Pulp and Vampire Weekend.
The collection also features various audio commentaries from band members featured in the collection, including Jarvis Cocker, Graham Coxon, Norman Cook and Ezra Koenig.
There are also various short films, under a ‘Home Movies’ section, that showcase their work from 1998 until 2009, including behind-the-scenes footage from various videos and their two feature films so far, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and Son of Rambow (2008).
Amongst the highlights in this section are: the puppets used for a Supergrass video, the elaborate planning needed for an R.E.M. video, a psychedelic trip out to the Joshua Tree nationa park, on-set footage from Son of Rambow and a subsequent screening of it in New York and the shooting of Vampire Weekend’s video for Cousins in a particularly long alleyway.
- Blur: “Coffee & TV”
- Vampire Weekend: “A Punk”
- Vampire Weekend: “Cousins”
- Radiohead: “Nude”
- R.E.M.: “Imitation of Life”
- Pulp: “Help the Aged”
- Pulp: “A Little Soul”
- Supergrass: “Low C”
- Supergrass: “Pumping on Your Stereo”
- Bentley Rhythm Ace: “Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out”
- Bentley Rhythm Ace: “Theme From Gutbuster”
- Badly Drawn Boy: “Disillusioned”
- Badly Drawn Boy: “Spitting in the Wind”
- Beck: “Lost Cause”
- The Wannadies: “Little by Little”
- The Wannadies: “Big Fan”
- The Wannadies: “Hit”
- Moloko: “Flipside”
- Fatboy Slim: “Right Here Right Now”
- Eels: “Cancer for the Cure”
- Eels: “Last Stop This Town”
The Hammer and Tongs Collection is out on Monday 22nd November from Optimum Home Entertainment