Daniel Askill Directs “Anti-Music Video” for These New Puritan

Award-winning Australian director Daniel Askill has teamed with English cult band These New Puritans for the music video for “Six,” the last track from the band’s first album in six years, Inside the Rose. “Six” is the third collaboration between Askill and These New Puritans, following his videos for “We Want War” and Fragment Two.”

Askill created the stark imagery that would become “Six” before the band approached him, and immediately knew the track was the right fit for his visuals.

“Six is such a beautiful piece of music and combined with the imagery it creates a visual meditation with open eyes,” says Askill.

“There’s a strength in this film’s stillness,” says musician George Barnett, who forms one half of the critically-acclaimed experimental band. “It’s not competing with the attention-deficit-disorder culture of today, it’s going in a totally different direction. This is very much an anti-music video.”

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