Johnny Marr New Town Velocity

directed by David Barnes
production company David & Goliath

The song is taken from the critically acclaimed album The Messenger and was inspired by Marr’s own story of the day he left school aged fifteen to pursue a life as a musician.

Johnny introduced me to the concept of psychogeography and explained he’d like to incorporate it into the video for New Town Velocity. Johnny and I share an interest in architecture and specifically Modernist and Brutalist structures of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The video is set in a modernist version of Manchester and we attempt to shoot the city as it had never been seen before utilising a patchwork of locations from across the city and it’s satellite towns including Johnny’s childhood estate of Wythenshawe.

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