Doc Brown’s BUG 41 @ BFI Southbank, 28 February 2014 – complete playlist with embeds

BUG 41 @ BFI SouthbankFor the uninitiated – BUG is a bimonthly live show at London’s BFI that showcases a brilliantly-curated selection of music videos for an audience of hipsters. And me. 

The idea is that watching vids on the big screen with proper sound lets you appreciate them way more than watching them on your laptop, with crappy headphones, in your pants.

Vids are usually interspersed by skits from the show’s host, Adam Buxton (of Adam and Joe fame), but this weekend’s BUG 41 was the first Buxton-less BUG since 2007.

Although there were a few groans from audience members when his replacement was announced, Doc Brown, was a – dare I say it? – more than adequate substitute.

He’s a likeable, funny presenter, an incisive interviewer (his guest, director Josh Cole, showed several vids – see below), and most importantly, he knows his shit.

Watch out, Buckles.

Here’s this month’s playlist, curated by David Knight and Phil Tidy. If you’re strapped for time, my picks are Burning House (2), Oneohtrix Point Never (5), Louis M^tters (8), Damon Albarn (10), The Last Skeptic (12) and Disclosure (13).

The Julio Bashmore (3) and Jon Hopkins (11) vids should come with a health warning. I recommend not watching while under the effects of any stimulant, tea included.

What are you waiting for? Trousers off, crappy headphones on. Enjoy.

1. She Knows – J Cole feat. Amber Coffman
Director: Sam Pilling

2. Post Party Stress Disorder – Burning House
Director: Arno Salters

3. Peppermint – Julio Bashmore feat. Jessie Ware
Director: Noah Harris

4. New York Morning – Elbow
Directors: Mark Thomas, Mat Norman

5. Boring Angel – Oneohtrix Point Never
Directors: John Michael Boling 

6. Cocaine – Fidlar
Director: Ryan Baxley 

7. Not Giving In – Rudimental
Director: Josh Cole 

8. War with Heaven – Louis M^tters
Director: Josh Cole 

9. Alive – Chase and Status feat. Jacob Banks
Director: Josh Cole 

10. Everyday Robots – Damon Albarn
Director: Aitor Throup 

11. Collider – Jon Hopkins
Director: Tom Haines 

12. Pick Your Battles – The Last Skeptic
Director: Jeff Metal 

13. Grab Her – Disclosure
Director: Emile Sornin 

About Christina Kenny

Christina Kenny is a music journalist based in London.
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