Music Video’s 30/12/17

Okay, it’s time for the final Music Video countdown of the year! In two days 2017 will be no more and I wish my readers of Almost Anything Music a Happy New Year!

Now let’s get to the videos.

The first band on the agenda is the Sweedish act; Tribulation. ‘Lady Death’ is the second single off their new record ‘Down Below’, which will drop on the 26th January via Century Media. Here is the video.


Next is the latest single from Heavy hitters Five Finger Death Punch. It’s called ‘Gone Away’ which is off A Decade Of Destruction, a compilation record of their great hits.


Continuing the music is Dashboard Confessional, whose new record ‘Crooked Shadows’ is set for a release February 9th via Fueled By Ramen. This is their beautiful track, ‘We Fight’.



Let’s go to Watford for this next band. Punk. hooks. Big Hooks. If you’re into all of the above, then you need to check out Funeral Shakes new video; Lightning.


Feed The Rhino are keeping the audiences primed for their new release titled ‘The Silence’ which is still a few months away. If you want more of this band, then you need to watch Timewave Zero.


Now I know Christmas has just passed but Foo Fighters did a huge celebration live at SNL! They played Everlong and a few festive tracks. You have to see it to believe it.


Now Machine Gun Kelly is on a roll at the moment. He’s had a track with Bebe Rexha and X-Ambassadors which was on the Bright film, recently released on Netflix and he’s just dropped a fantastic video for his own track; Habits.


Next, we go to a group who’s been on the scene for a number of years now Feeder. They’ve been a little quiet recently but they have a best of compilation record out which is their best of. Here’s their video, Figure You Out.


Papa Roach has had their latest record ‘Crooked Teeth for over half a year now and they’re still going strong, especially with this new video for ‘Traumatic’.


Now for the final video of 2017, this has been out for a little while now but I think it needs to be shown because of the theatrical nature of the music video but it’s a fantastic video to end 2017 on. Here’s A Statue Of The King from Avatar.

My Top Nine Releases Of 2017

So top nine releases of the year time! There would be a tenth option but you can only have nine on Instagram. I’m saying releases time because there are a few EP’s which have stood out this year so I’m not just specifically restricting myself to Records themselves. It’s also not genre specific as well which is one of the best things about the music from the genre. It branches out to Pop-punk, in some cases punk and records that have been on the heavier side. And being at a few shows for over half of these bands, (Stand Atlatinc, Roam, Milk Teeth, Employed To Serve and Neck Deep) seeing the tracks played live adds an extra layer to not only the instrumentals but a great deal to the music. So without further interruptions, here are my top nine picks for releases of 2017


9. Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life I’ve Seen

Back to another great record which is their second on Dirty Hit Records, is Wolf Alice. Adding to their amazing setlist of tracks such as Yuk Foo and Beautifully Unconventional makes up some of Visions Of A Life I’ve Seen which has seen huge critical success in the UK with NME and Q, ranking in their top 5 records of the year and charting in the official albums chart at number 2 in the UK. What makes it one of my favorites of the year is the supercharged tracks which bring their sets to a new level, blending them not into just a pop group, but one that blurs the line and makes them come across the multiple genres.



8. Can’t Swim – Fail You Again

Electric and Energetic. These are a couple of words that come to mind when describing Can’t Swim’s debut record. Seeing them live, I have seen some of them in action and audience reaction has gone down well to some extent. $50,000,000 has to be my favorite and when they started playing the track, the fangirl inside of me just awoke and a iggy smile took over.  It’s a fantastic record from Can’t Swim which sees a big leap for them in a small amount of time which has helped them branch out into different countries and looking to the future, it’ll be the first in a long line of records.

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7. Roam – Great Heights & Nosedives

Of all the records on this list, this one has to be the most fun. This is just going from the music video’s I’ve seen from the visual aides it has to offer. But Playing Fiction, which is one of the lead singles off the record is a highlight. Is it Pop-Punk perfection though? Just about. I say just about because there’s definitely a refined sound to Roam’s music which houses some great tracks, two being Guilty Melody and Left For Dead which up’s their catalogue of tracks and will hopefully, in turn, bring the band to new heights and coming off their own headlining tour and a support slot with New Found Glory, the record looks to be doing just that.

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6. Creeper

This is a little of a different choice for me because at first, I didn’t expect to love this record as much as I have since its release. I’ve been a modest fan of Creepers music for a little over a year now but I feel they’ve been able to take a massive step forward in their career now because of this record. Black Rain has really become an anthem, hearing it on a few alternative nights out, playing along with a lot of the cult favorites of My Chemical Romance, Paramore etc. But what this record really needed to do for them (which they have) is to set themselves apart from all of the comparisons of the usual music for artists they look up to and what everyone listens to on a day to day basis. Bridging from their past releases though, the content and rhythm are still the same in their charge toward Eternity. But because of the themes and lyrical content which runs rife throughout the record, that’s why it earns a place in the top nine.




5. Employed To Serve – Warmth Of A Dying Sun

I’ll confess something. I listened to this because I saw they were supporting another band I love, Milk Teeth in the summer, but I’ve made a habit of doing this and finding incredible new bands to listen to. From the first track of the record though, I was mesmerized by their sound, their whole basis and from that to the stage, everything was straight up bonkers. But the record, from start to finish is just a masterpiece. Those are the only words I can use to describe it being not only a top record of mine but an important one in today’s world.

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4. Pvris – All We Need Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell

“It’s a fantastic breakup record”, “Best one I’ve heard in ages”, “Definitive listening in the 21st century”. These are just some of the comments I’ve heard people say about Pvris’s phenomenal record which has seen them go to new heights. If White Noise was the start, then AWKOHAWKOH, is just not only a fantastic achievement from the band but some of their finest works to date. Particularly with What’s Wrong, they blur the lines again with the genre, with their instruments but also, it opens up the interpretation of their work which they do re-visit with the live version. The question being though do the tracks make up the sum of their parts? Absolutely, There are a few themes of loss and anger apparent within most of the record which make up the best tracks but it’s there with the lyrics being the struggle is what people will and always relate to for the record, making it one of the best releases of the year.


3. Stand Atlantic – Sidewinder EP

When I first heard this EP, I listened to it again, straight after because I knew there was something special about this band. I’ll say it, I think from this EP alone, Stand Atlantic are going to be one of the next great bands on the scene all over the world. ‘Mess I Made’ really stands out because it’s got a lovely rhythm which gets lost in your head to make sure you always come back to it. Here though, the highly addictive title track ‘Sidewinder’ is arguably the best.  The track is apparently about Never having to “compromise who you are just to try and change something you can’t.”. The subject matter is what strikes me the most here because obviously quite a lot of people can relate to. Mixed with a mesh of the pop and rock we have a fantastic and huge sounding EP from the Aussie up and comers who have great things in store for them in the future.

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2. Milk Teeth – Be Nice EP

Certainly, this EP has more refined tracks in Milk Teeth’s catalog than they’ve ever released. This isn’t their best work musically but it’s their best lyric work. Prism and Fight Skirt are such fun tracks at shows but the lyrics that are sung absolutely compel the band to take newer and more daring risks, coming away with an EP which is more refined than most of the releases in my top nine. What’s more is that they’ve extended this to Owning Your Okayness, which is possibly now the band’s most well-known track and slowly but steadily becoming their signature anthem to let crowds know exactly who Milk Teeth are!



  1. Neck Deep – The Peace And The Panic

There’s been no doubt in my mind from the first time I heard The Peace And The Panic that it would end up being my favorite record of 2017. It’s because the tracks keep coming back around, especially Parachute or 19 Seventy Something because the band brings out videos and doing something live with the tracks to make them that much more important. But it’s more than that, it’s probably a record which lyrics I connect to the most because of its theme as well as the punchy choruses. They have the most definitive tracks of the year and they’ve become this number one band for pop punk in the UK. It’s a crowning achievement for them so this record could reach new heights. Here though, I don’t think this is their best work because they’ll find a way to top them because they did with this record after Life’s Not Out To Get You. If anyone can top themselves, it’s certainly Neck Deep.




All Time Low Extending So Wrong It’s Right Shows To UK

You know the So Wrong It’s Right anniversary shows All Time Low are doing in the US?

Well, they’re bringing them straight across to the UK as they’re playing the record in full on their upcoming UK tour!

Alex Gaskarth said this:

“We’ve seen your tweets, we’ve read the demands, and after an amazing week here in New Jersey, we have decided to come and bring the So Wrong It’s Right set and show over to the UK. The arena tour just got a little bit crazier…“


Arcane Roots Announce Tour Support

Tour announcements have been rife in the last few weeks for the first few months of 2018 and now, it’s time for some tour support news.

Grumble Bee is going on the road for the UK leg of Arcane Roots March tour annnd Brutus will be coming along for the ride to!

Here is where they’re playing.


7th – Sage, Gateshead


1st – Heaven, London

2nd – Gorilla, Manchester

3rd – Lead Mill, Sheffield

4th – Oran Mill, Glasgow

6th – O2 Institute, Birmingham

8th – Trinity, Bristol

Music Video’s 22/12/17

I told you I’d try and I succeeded! This next music video post is on time! It’s the last one before Christmas hits us so I’ll try and squeeze in one or two festive tracks!  Here we go.

The first video comes from Moose Blood which is the first single from their upcoming record, ‘I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore’. It’s full of vibrant blue and red smoke as well as their performance.


Now, heavy heroes Machine Head have dropped a video for their new single ‘Catharsis’, the title track of the upcoming studio release which focuses on Butoh. It’s a Japanese form of expressive dance which was born out of the nuclear bombings.


Remember Luke Holland? The drummer who used to be in The Word Alive? Well, he’s back! This is his new band Heavy Eyes and their debut music video for ‘Bad’.


Now, our attention shifts to Liverpudlian Singer/Songwriter Bronnie with her new single’Danced With The Devil’ for which she’s partnered up with the Philadelphia based mental health organization, Buddy Project. All profits from the single will be collected and given to the charity and the track is also rumored to feature on her upcoming EP,  ‘Get A Grip’.


Now, let’s go heavy again. End put a fantastic EP ‘From The Unforgiving Arms Of God’ earlier in 2017 and now there’s a new track and video out from this band. Check out Necessary Death below.


Waterpark’s new record Entertainment is readying up for release next month as one the first great records of the year. Their new track, ‘Lucky People’ is the second track off this release after ‘Blonde’ dropped a few months ago.


Ahead of their upcoming UK tour, the Alaskan metalcore band 36 Crazyfists have dropped a video for their track, ‘Wars To Walk Away From’, which is off their latest record, ‘Lanterns’.


Now the next video comes from a fictional group known as The Relentless, from the film American Satan. It’s officially released next month but be sure to check out ‘Cadence Of My Heart’ below.


Now Issues have had an amazing year but they have one final surprise for their fans! This comes from their latest release, Headspace and it is the fantastic track, Hero.


And lastly, this group hails from Thornaby in the UK. For this, they “George Lucas’ed” it “and just updated our old video with a fee bits of special effects and new clips and a new none demo version of the song”. Also, “Han shot first.”

It’s off their new album, “The Big Try” and is available via Spotify and their Bandcamp page.

Lynn Gunn Working On New Music

2018 for Rock is going to rule! We are already getting new music from Black Foxxes, Tonight Alive (Which Lynn will feature on!), Marmozets, The Xcerts and loads more in January! Now, Pvris’s Lynn Gunn has revealed she’s been working on some new music.

Check out her post below.

Pvris released their newest record, ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell, earlier this year.

Also, have you heard the layered version of Holy? It’s Amazing!!

Watch Derek Discanio (State Champs) Perform With All Time Low

So at the moment in America, All Time Low are playing a few shows to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their record, ‘So Wrong, It’s Right’.

But what happens when you add someone such as Derek Discanio from State Champs into the mix?

Well, you can see for yourself below in this footage shot by State Champs guitarist Tyler Szalkowski.

Tim Labesis (As I Lay Dying) Releases Apology Statement

Following his release in December 2016, Tim Lambesis (Vocalist of As I Lay Dying), has released a lengthy statement via the band’s official Facebook page. It’s the first time he has spoken publicly about the incident since his release from prison.


“Words cannot begin to express how deeply sorry I am for the hurt that I have caused. There is no defense for what I did, and I look back on the person I became with as much disdain as many of you likely do.

First, I apologize to my former wife and remarkable children for my appalling actions. There’s not a single day that goes by where I don’t wish I could undo the damage I caused, and out of respect for their wishes I will not discuss anything else about them (now or in the future). I also ask anyone reading this to promote healing for them by respecting their privacy and defending them from any negativity or anger which should be directed towards me. I was the sole offender and the only one to blame for everything that happened.

To my family, I apologize for the trauma you faced and may still feel. This is an ongoing sentence many of you serve because of me. I am so sorry to my friends who were betrayed by everything I hid from them and all the hardships I caused people who used to work with me. Band mates, road crew, managers, attorneys, agents, label people, and more all had to suffer through many unexpected changes because of my actions. While they were dealing with the aftermath of my arrest, I responded toward many of them with bitterness that I should have directed toward myself. I know that I can’t undo the animosity I brought their way, but I hope to mend what I can now as time goes on.

To the people who looked up to me as an artist, I let you down in so many ways. I tried to show my best side to the public, while feeding an ugly growing monster behind closed doors. I wrote lyrics about the person I wanted to be rather than the person that I was. I was living a life that lacked empathy and viewed everything through a self-motivated lens.

I cannot say for certain what life looks like going forward as so much is different now and I’m still learning. Music always has and always will be a part of me, and has helped me get through the darkest parts of my journey. However, this apology is not a part of promoting anything. Rumors circulate, and that’s something I’ve learned to accept, but this apology is just that, an apology to everyone around me.

I’ve remained silent to the public since expressing remorse at my sentencing because time seemed like the best way to promote healing. Today marks the first opportunity to freely apologize without any motivation to gain favor from the courts, as I have now completed the entirety of my legal sentence (including the completion of all parole/probation requirements). Let it be clear that no amount of time served can right my wrongs. I do not feel deserving of a second chance and am not asking for anyone’s trust. The way many people feel about me makes sense, and only time will tell if my future actions line up with my remorse, something I pray for every day. In the last five years, the ripple effect of all my actions has extended further than a written statement can address. Thus, I will continue to apologize in both words and actions moving forward.

Thank you for reading,


New Music Video’s 19/12/17

Hello, I know this post is coming a little late (4 Days) but that’s because I was away in Newcastle and otherwise preoccupied at the weekend and away from a computer screen. Although, it’s here now so let’s get on with these next ten music videos.


Up first are up and comers from Scotland, Divide who have had to change their name recently but this video for ‘Last Words’ comes off their recently released EP, Embers.

Speaking on the track, ‘Last Words’, vocalist Nicole Mason said:  ‘Last Words’ was inspired by a book called ‘The Lovely Bones’. The idea was to write a song from from the prospective of someone who has had their life taken from them, that really sparked something in me. To give them a voice, to give people who are lost in life the message that it’s okay to feel that way but you need to keep fighting.

I loved making this music video. We had our good friend Kitsch Me Vintage (Stylist & Make Up) on-board. I wanted to show people that there is beauty even in the darkest parts of this world. It’s okay to be different.”


Next, with their newest record ‘Underworld’ out in less than a month, Tonight Alive have recently dropped a new track off the forthcoming record; Crack My Heart. On the meaning behind this one, Jenna has said: “The concept of cracking the heart is to allow the precious, vulnerable self to come through and be free. The painful, yet liberating experience involves the emotional and energetic decalcification of the hardened heart.


This next band has just recently released their new EP, ‘Sunday Brunch’ and Chapel have served their own spot of brunch in this video for Don’t You Love Me.


Let’s take things a little heavier for this next track. Sheffield rockers Rolo Tomassi have just dropped a video to accompany a track off their soon to be released fifth LP, ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’. They’re away supporting TheNumber 12 Looks Like You in America for the first time ever. But in the meantime, here’s their newest video for Balancing The Dark.


Next month, the Yorkshire rockers Marmozets will release their second record, ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ which will be the follow up to ‘The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets’, released in 2014. For now though, here’s their latest video for Major System Error.


More from British Rock, this time it’s Black Foxxes who have a very busy 2018 ahead of them. They’ve recently released details of a new record, headline tour and their video for the brilliant, Sæla.


South Coasters Acres just debuted a video for their new track, ‘Unwelcome’, which was shot and directed by Zak Punchin (Modern Error Vocalist). This is their first material since the band’s EP, In Sickness & Health which was released earlier this year.


Next up is Sci-Fi brilliance from Our Last Night. This is taken from their latest release ‘Selective Hearing’ which is out now.


Penultimate track time. This is from Legends of Pop-Punk; New Found Glory. This track celebrates their 20th anniversary of the band with the video compiling of archived footage from across their career.


And the last video of the day is a live video. It’s from the new live album, ‘One More Light Live’  and it’s nothing ut beautiful. Check out Sharp Edges Below.


And that’s it for another round of music videos. I’ll do my very best to have the next post on time this week but as a final message from Almost Anything Music, Happy Holidays!