Video of the Moment #135: Phenomenal Handclap Band

By on Wednesday, 16th September 2009 at 9:00 pm

Having seen the Phenomenal Handclap Band twice this past August, I can say without a doubt that their live shows are amazing affairs. Beyond making a performance video, I wondered how they could film an engaging promo film for a song of theirs that would be compelling, yet still involve all their major players. Tough task, given that they are eight members strong when they perform live.

And they come up with the fabulously retro video for ’15 to 20′, filmed as 8 separate mini-films merged together to make one video. Maybe the concept isn’t as funny to you as it was to me, but I had an “aha!” moment because it was only recently when I started hearing the song on heavy rotation on BBC 6music (it just made the station’s B list) that the lyrics mention the police and banks. I don’t want to give it all away, so just sit back, watch, and enjoy.


The Phenomenal Handclap Band’s debut album is available now through Friendly Fire Recordings and online everywhere.

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[…] are a bunch of really good-looking people. But you would have never guessed this really based on their previous video for ‘15 to 20′, because you never get a good look at any of their members. This is somewhat rectified by their new […]

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