Diamond Rings – “Show Me Your Stuff” Video
Toronto’s Diamond Rings is the solo project of John O’Regan, who makes glam, strutting synth pop that, even with video treatments like the one below, doesn’t feel camp. There’s a lot to love in this video: the football/basketball imagery (key song line: “I’m the kind of boy who likes to play rough”), the ritualistic locker room scene, a guest appearance by Damien from Fucked Up, the excellent voguer, this:
The video was directed by Claire Edmondson. It’s her directing debut, but she’s styled Gnarls Barkley, Feist, and Lykke Li before, so she’s likely responsible for the awesome mid-nineties look of this clip.
The “Show Me Your Stuff” 12-inch is out 6/28 via One Big Silence.