Current top-of-the-pops boy band One Direction released the video for their latest single last week.
Late Friday night whilst we were busy observing the good traditions of the public holiday, something very suspicious was brought to our attention. It seems that the chaps of One Direction have taken it upon themselves to regurgitate our original concept, as seen in our award-winning clip for Clubfeet's Everything You Wanted. Don't get us wrong, we here at Oh Yeah Wow are big One Direction fans and are envious of their ability to maintain flawless hairdos.
The main focus is on the last third of both clips.
With the effects and props eerily similar.
And style very much alike.
To be crystal clear, OYW has nothing against creative evolution. Artists constantly reinterpret other works that have inspired them and we're fine with people taking a technique and using it to create something new...The wider problem is, that plagiarism and copycatting is becoming increasingly common and acceptable.