It’s 4PM on a Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. The first band on this weeks countdown are the Pop-Punk trio Junior. They’ve recently released their debut record, ‘Beautiful Life’ but before the release, they had their amazing track, ‘Brick By Brick’ in video form. Fun Fact: the track was also chosen at the NXT Lound theme for WWE NXT UK’s takeover in Cardiff which is set to take place in 31st August 2019.
Heading to Oxford for our number two pick on the roundup this week is Oxford’s MSRY who’ve recently gone from being a trio to a quartet in the form of bassist Harvey Lake adding to their ranks.
‘Still Breaks My Heart’ is a fresh cut from the group which also features guest vocals from Cancer Bats Liam Cormier.
Kial Churcher (Vocals) on the track has said:
“We played with the idea of obsession and people being too gone in it to realise what was happening around them and there being people who want to break through that barrier for them. The idea of social media being an all-consuming entity is a very real and happening thing right now, the fact people are obsessed with their presentation on social media, the extent people go to for ‘likes’ and to gain a following on them is mind blowing and can consume your entire being, vision and thought process.
I think it shows in the video that we’re trying to break through to that person who can’t see what’s around them, and it becomes harder and harder as it goes on in the video to help them see that there’s more out there than their obsession.”
Another band who’ve had their debut record out is Acres. ‘Lullaby’ was their fourth and final cut to be released before the whole thing was released.
Ben Lumber (Vocals) on the meaning behind the track has said:
“‘Lullaby’ is a song about losing someone you love prematurely. Before you get the chance to know them properly, life takes them away, leaving you with but a bittersweet memory of the short time you had together.
We all lose people we love and in those moments of great loss, the time we did have may never seem enough. Nonetheless, all we can do is be grateful for the time we were given with them and know their presence will live on, through memories, the way they have touched our hearts and the way they helped shape us as human beings.”
Shall we get some Geordie’s on this weeks list? Newcastle’s Hardcore five-some Ground Culture have a huge new single in the wake of their signing to Hopeless Records.
Vocalist Roy Watson, on the release of ‘Life Won’t Wait’ has said:
“Have you ever questioned why life doesn’t slow down? In a world of loud thinkers, silence acts as nothing but a pawn in the iris of opportunity.
He continues: “We have all chosen blind ignorance over action at times, normally not down to a lack of ability, but because true progress feeds off a constant moulding discomfort which is difficult to stand in the centre of.
“How Well Do You Really Know Yourself?”
More British metal on this weeks list! This time its Harbinger. They recently played at the 2019 Bloodstock Open Air Festival wherein preparation, they had a video released for ‘Descendants’.
The video itself compromised of footage from the band’s appearance at this years Tech-Fest in July.
Next, Rising Duo Black Futures have shown what they’re capable of in ‘Body & Soul’. It’s the latest video to come off their upcoming release, ‘Never Not Nothing’.
On the track, they commented:
“‘Body & Soul’ is a simple, singular expression. We are all the same cocktail of matter squished together to form a body. A vessel for experience and feelings. It’s time to free yourself from the shackles of conformity.
Drain your brain of hyper-capitalist smug and become steward of all life! An empathy machine! Humans; the protectors of existence! Gather as a mass of humanity and have an apocalypse prevention party! Giving the meaningless meaning! I am you and you are me! Make Weird & Live Free!
Or summink like that! At least that’s what Joe Strummer told me in my dreams.”
Moving to the Glam Rock world (which I don’t know if it is a first but I’ll go ahead and say it is) is The Darkness. They have a new record, ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ which is set to be released on 4th October 2019 which will see them on a huge tour in support of the record. Let’s dive into the video.
Is the entertainment industry toxic? That’s just what iDKHOW are asking in their latest video released for ‘Social Climb’ as it shows both members Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman in a party of the living dead.
Weekes on the inspiration behind the track has said:
“’Social Climb’ is about my experiences living in L.A. for almost a decade, orbiting this world of celebrity and money… The parties that must be attended, the behaviors that must be adopted, and just not feeling part of that sphere. It’s what it feels like to be alone in a crowded room.”
Moving to one of the most exciting UK prospects in recent years is The Amazons. They’ve released a new single off their record ‘Future Dust’ ahead of their set at this years Leeds & Reading Festivals which started today!
Matt (Vocals) has said:
“I wrote 25 two months before I turned 25, to try to work out where I am in life. The song mimics the confusion that I constantly feel, that everyone my age feels. Are we all narcissists or are we really switched on?”
And I’ve saved the best track and video for last!
Slipknot are all anyone’s talking about in the Metal world at the moment and ahead of their upcoming Sixth studio record, the legends that they are have released a second single from the record. ‘Solway Firth’ is the name and our final pick in this week’s Music Video Roundup! Check it out below.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.