Work / Music

Feast your eyes on the gorgeous New American Noise films (some NSFW…)

Those of you near the top of the It’s Nice That class will remember a few weeks ago we showed you some tantalising teaser trailers for a new collaboration between Nokia and Somesuch & Co documenting America’s emerging music scene. The films were released recently and screened back-to-back in east London last night – and it turns out the hype was very well-founded. Of course with directors of the calibre of Emily Kai Bock, Tyrone LeBon, Bob Harlow and Abteen Bagheri involved it was always going to be special, but the final pieces surpassed my expectations being both beautifully shot and genuinely illuminating. Everyone will have their favourites, but if you do nothing else today I urge you to watch Abteen Bagheri’s extraordinary piece (above) about bounce music and gay rap in New Orleans and I loved Bob’s Detroit piece too but across the board this is a creative offering of the highest order.