Music Video Roundup 31/07/20

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music video roundup. We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!

First up this week is Jamie Lenman. With his EP, ‘King Of Clubs’ getting closer and closer, he’s released a new video in the form of ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend’.

This initially premiered over on Louder, the video was shot during lockdown, and features a handful of familiar faces from bands such as Black Peaks, Ithaca, Wargasm, Haggard Cat, and more.

This is what Lenman had to say of the song.

“After my last originals album ‘Devolver’ was a quite a contemplative, inward-looking record, I started looking outwards for ‘King Of Clubs’ and obviously I got pretty angry pretty quickly about the state of the world. The first single, ‘Summer Of Discontent’, was all about feeling helpless in the face of corrupt governments, and now this new single is about calling out unacceptable behaviour amongst your own peers.

I’m fed up of all the excuses people use to explain away things like bullying or racism and it felt good to finally say something about it publicly. I feel like there are a lot of lines being drawn in the sand at this time and hopefully here’s one more.”

We’re heading over to Buffalo for our next pick in this weeks countdown with the metalcore quartet Until I Wake, with the band’s latest release in ‘Less Of Me’, shot during lockdown.

Cody Johnson (Vocals) says:

“‘Less Of Me’ is a song that shows our softer side. We recorded the video ourselves due to lockdown from COVID-19. The lyrics are about giving up on a relationship that feels one sided, watching someone move on and not seem to care while you are left hurting.”

Who’s up for a live performance?

Northlane recently announced the details of a streaming event where they’ll be showcasing their sold out Roundhouse, Sydney show from October 2019.

“Like everybody on this platform around the world, we really miss live music. Both watching and performing, it’s a life changing and defining passion that runs through our veins. We’ve always wanted to bring this experience home to you, and right now there is no better time to do that.

If you’ve watched Negative Energy, you’ll know how big of a deal it was to come and sell out the Roundhouse in Sydney on the Alien world tour, after such a difficult time prior to this landmark album coming out. We knew we’d want to revisit this night so we brought in a whole camera crew, captured all the audio and had it pro mixed & mastered. Many of the older songs sound better than they ever did on record.

This will be your ONLY chance to watch this show in it’s entirety. Tickets are $10USD per stream. Not bad for the price of a beer in Sydney. We’ll be live chatting to you during the event too.”

Now, here’s what you can expect with a live video of ‘Bloodline’.

Keeping things Aussie for one more track but switching up the genre, we have Yours Truly. The bands animated video venture for ‘Together’ is the second track from their upcoming debut record, ‘Self Care’ where they have a Mortal Kombat style to things

‘Self Care’ is set to be released on September 18th via UNFD.

Vocalist Mikaila Delgado had this to say about the album:

“There was this almost electric feeling of excitement about getting to sit down and write our first record but also a huge feeling of anxiety at the same time.

We didn’t want to release something and have people say that we’re actually not that good and weren’t worthy of all the success we were getting… it was like we all had imposter syndrome.”

Moving to the Rap Metal genre for the next video of choice but still keeping the animation theme going are the California’s Body Count.

This track of choice for ‘Three Critical Beatdown’ is off their recently released record, ‘Carnivore’, which is available now via Century Media Records.

Who wants a new band to be checking out?

I haven’t found much information on this band as I’d like to for the post but there was something so compelling about the track and the video an exception had to have been made. I’ll be keeping an eye on Coldcasket in the near future as they storm on the video for ‘Letting Go’.

From Pouring Rain to their raging fires, Malevolence have their release of ‘The Other Side’ which is something must be watched because visually, it’s one of the most exciting things I’ve seen in a while.

Vocalist Alex Taylor had this to say about what the song means to them:

“The Other Side is a big step outside of our comfort zone both musically and visually. Anyone that has followed us since the beginning will be aware that we have tested the waters with a more melodic sound previously but we have never taken the full plunge until now. 

“We were very apprehensive as to how The Other Side would be received by our supporters, since it seems that progression is something that is rarely welcomed within the metal world. However, we strongly believe that we have a lot more to offer as musicians than just heavy riffs and hard mosh parts, and that the strength of the song would be enough to win over even the most skeptical metal purists. 

Lyrically the song covers the topic of losing someone, whether we are referring a romantic relationships or bereavement is open to your interpretation.”

Moving into Arizona territory right now with one of Rude Record’s latest signings in Sundressed.

The video for ‘Your Frequency’ is the band’s first new track since their signing with the label where their second studio record, ‘Home Remedy’ will be released September 18th 2020.

Frontman Trevor Hedges had this to say of the track.

“‘Your Frequency’ is about the “side-hustle” culture. How it’s never okay to relax, how something always comes up when you’re almost ahead. This song is about the desire to have less worry about essential needs and have more time to be human.”

After releasing their latest track a few week’s ago, Hot Milk have now a visual approach for ‘California’s Burning’.

The band had the following to say:

“We had something to say so we just fkin said it. Not anti-American, just anti-asshole.

“This is a rally cry against greed and the ruling class that so desperately cling to control the freethinkers and the good hearted.  We are all children of today and mavericks of tomorrow.

“We can build a bridge because their minds are too narrow.”

In addition, the track is available to buy on 7′ record with a portion of the proceeds going to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as Stop Hate UK.

Last week Neck Deep released their fourth record as a group which was ‘All Distortions Are Intentions’ where this video was the last before the album cycle started. The track they had for this video? ‘Sick Joke’.

On the release, Ben Barlow (Vocals) had the following to say:

“It’s a song that questions the fabric of reality whilst battling mental health. Jett contemplates whether life itself is even real, in fairly ethereal terms, due to the internal suffering he is experiencing. Shredding solos, punchy rhythms and stomping drums drive the song along, and it sonically represents the more minor driven side of the record.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

New Music Roundup 31/07/20

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music roundup. We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!

Getting us off and running are the Flordian based rockers Go Radio with their single, ‘So Love’, their second offering of material since they returned from their hiatus last year.

This also marks the first single as an independent band where guitarist Alexander Reed calls ‘So Love’ a “significant moment” in their career.

“Today is a big day. Today we released a new song ‘So Love’ into the world. For us this one became much more than just a song. This song was mostly done in the studio with our producer @jamespaulwisner in Orlando. Before we had a chance to go back and finish it, COVID happened and all plans to get back in the studio were put on pause. This song is about love and the broader message is what the world really needs right now…unity and teamwork. To finish this song all four of us worked tirelessly at our own homes tracking the finishing touches, sending them back and forth, and then consulting with our producer. This one took a lot of communication, a lot of patience and a lot of love. It’s more than just a song to me, it’s an example of how much better the world is when people come together. We need a lot of that right now. I hope this one finds you well xoxo”

Earlier this week, I posted about Sleeping With Sirens announcement of their upcoming deluxe version of their record, ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’.

That’s set to be released August 21st via Sumerian Records which will feature one new track as well as acoustic versions of the records material.

Now, I’ve loved that track ‘Talking To Myself’ so much I had to include it in this weeks roundup.

Now it’s time for a reworked version of a track.

Greyscale have been working on a new EP, ‘Live From The Barber Shop Studios’. ‘Painkiller Weather’ is the second release off this EP.

Dallas Molster (Guitar) explains how it all came together:

“Every single member of the band grew up with an incredibly wide musical palette. We were drawn to everything from jazz, classic rock, hip-hop and anything in between. We saw this as an opportunity to rearrange our songs in totally different styles and to tap into some different musical influences than usual.

“It started with our good friend, Skyler Patzer, who had written the piano arrangement previously on our Punk Goes Acoustic ‘Atlantic’ track. I had written the acoustic, bass, and drum loop parts for a reworked version of ‘Painkiller Weather,’ and then sent it off to Skyler, who then wrote a beautiful piano part to accompany what I had written. The chemistry and workflow that I had developed with Skyler was so enjoyable that I wanted to work on another song with him.”

Keeping on reworked versions of tracks, State Champs have their ‘Unplugged’ EP set to be released on August 14th via Pure Noise Records.

This features four new tracks as well as two acoustic versions off their 2018 record, ‘Living Proof’.

Here’s one of those new tracks, ’10AM’.

And lastly, we’re going heavy to round things up on this weeks new music roundup.

Alpha Wolf have stunned their audience witht he release of their new single ‘Creep’, their second single following ‘Akudama’, which is off the band’s upcoming record, ‘A Quiet Place To Die’ due to be released via Sharptone Records on September 25th 2020.

An iron will is only ever hardened within the forge, and Australia’s fastest rising metalcore act Alpha Wolf have proven they are made of sterner stuff. The five-piece bared their teeth in 2019 with the release of their EP Fault in joint partnership with Greyscale Records and SharpTone Records, it became a line in the sand that set expectations for all that would follow.

“‘Creep’ vents on frustrations and betrayals faced growing up attending and playing shows in the heavy music scene,” reflects vocalist Lochie Keogh. “It wasn’t long after first coming to shows I realised I was still in the same popularity contest that cast me out when I was younger.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

Blaqk Audio Announces New Record, ‘Beneath The Black Palms’

Blaqk Audio, the electronic synth duo made up of AFI members Davey Havok and Jade Puget have announce a new record, ‘Beneath The Black Palms’ but unlike most records, there’s a twist to the release.

The twist? It’s being released in two parts.

Side A to the record was released yesterday (July 28th), and features five tracks. The entire record, which includes the first five tracks that comprises of Sida A, is going to be released on August 21st. The whole record which includes the recording, producing and mixing was all done by the band.

Beneath the Black Palms is an affirmation, exaltation, and momentary illumination of rich, arcane shadows fortified by blinding and rapturous light,” Havok says. “Musically a bird sister of Only Things We Love, our latest record more deeply traverses our EBM and futrurepop roots while also extending into moods unheard from us before. I am deeply excited to have the opportunity to share it with all.”

Beneath The Black Palms is the follow up to 2019’s ONLY THINGS WE LOVE.Blaqk Audio previously released Cexcells (2007), Bright Black Heaven (2012), and Material (2016). Each release has hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Beneath The Black Palms is DNA-distinct and fuses industrial with ’90s-era electro flourishes and decidedly ’80s synths. The end result is a modern musical thrill ride. It’s dark, dreamy, and dramatic — all at once.

Be sure to check out the Album Artwork, Side A Artwork, Tracklisting, Steam of the Single and Pre-order options below.

01. Consort *
02. Zipper Don’t Work *
03. 1948 *
04. A Distant Light *
05. Hiss *
06. Burnt Babies Fear the Fire
07. Fish Bite”
08. Bird Sister
09. I’m Coming Over
10. Tired Eyes
11. It’s Not Going Well

* Included on Beneath the Black Palms – Side A, out now

Pre-orders are available via the band’s webstore, Google Play and Itunes.

Corey Taylor Announces Debut Solo Record, Releases First Two Singles

There’s been some teasing on his part but now we know what’s going on… The man , the myth, the absolute legend that is Corey Taylor has released two brand new tracks into the world.

The legendary frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour released ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped (Feat. Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie)’ as well as ‘Black Eyes Blue’s’.

In the video for ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped’, there’s numerous cameo appearances including Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Lars Ulrich (Metallica) and more so keep your eyes peeled while watching.

Both of the released tracks are off Taylors upcoming debut solo effort which is titled as ‘CMFT’, due to be released October 2nd via Roadrunner Records.

You can view the Album Artwork, Tracklisting, Videos for the released tracks and Pre-Order options below.

1. HWY 666
2. Black Eyes Blue
3. Samantha’s Gone
4. Meine Lux
5. Halfway Down
6. Silverfish
7. Kansas
8. Culture Head
9. Everybody Dies On My Birthday
10. The Maria Fire
11. Home
12. CMFT Must Be Stopped (Feat. Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie)
13. European Tour Bus Bathroom Song

Pre-orders are available via Taylor’s Webstore, Amazon, and Itunes.

Touché Amoré Announce New Record, ‘Lament’

The Post-Hardcore LA Quintet Touché Amoré have announced the details of their upcoming record, ‘Lament’.

This is the band’s fifth studio record which was produced by Ross Robinson and is set to be released on October 9th 2020 via Epitaph Records.

On the release of their new single, ‘Limelight’, frontman Jeremy Bolm explains:

“When you’re connected to someone long enough, and you’ve both suffered losses and been there for one another, there’s an understanding and a beauty to the quiet moments,”.

There’s a great line in ‘Pulp Fiction’ when Uma Thurman boasts knowing when you’ve found someone really special, when you can just ‘shut the fuck up for a minute, and comfortably share silence’. I imagined that you’d be shamed for casually omitting that a day or two may go by without realizing you haven’t kissed your partner, but at no point did things feel bad.

You’re just in it and it feels like home.” 

Check out the album artwork, Tracklisting of ‘Lament’, stream of ‘Limelight’ and Pre-Order options below.

  1. Come Heroine
  2. Lament
  3. Feign
  4. Reminders
  5. Limelight
  6. Exit Row
  7. Savoring
  8. A Broadcast
  9. I’ll Be Your Host
  10. Deflector
  11. A Forecast?

Pre-orders are available via the band’s Webstore and Bandcamp.

Boston Manor To Host Virtual Art Show

Boston Manor have announced the details of an upcoming virtual art show, ‘Poetry & Soil’, which is based around their latest record, ‘GLUE’.

The show will compromise of artwork by Benjamin Liever, who created the ‘GLUE’ cover art, Polygon – who worked on the music video for ‘Liquid’, Production Company Big Giant’s Character work and storyboarding for the animated video of ‘Plasticine Dreams’ and images of the band’s US tour photographer Danny DeRusso.

A short documentary on the creation of the record to watch as well.

The band explain:

“We had planned initially to do this art show as a live event in London set over a weekend prior to the album release.

Due to Covid 19 this was not possible; instead we decided to recreate the show online. The show also features a 20 minute documentary “A Short Film About GLUE”.

The film documents the year the band spent making the record. This show will be completely free but available for a limited time.”

Check out the following link for more information.

The band are also encouraging fans to send in their own art to be included in the exhibition. Any submissions, both band related and not, can be sent to

Hot Milk Announce Rescheduled UK Headlining Shows

Hot Milk Were supposed to be playing their first ever UK headlining shows this year but that’s not happening anymore due to the Coronavirus.

But there’s good news now!

The band have announced their rescheduled UK Tour dates as well as adding two more shows to the tour!

Here are the dates.

January 2020

18th – Camden Assembly, London

19th – Camden Assembly, London

23rd – Deaf Institute, Manchester

24rd – Deaf Institute, Manchester

In case you’ve been living under a rock as well, the band released a video for their amazing track, ‘Californias Burning’.

Check it out below.

Brutus Announce New Live Record

It’s the Belgian Post-Hardcore trio you just can’t seem to get enough of! This is Brutus with the announcement that a live record is incoming.

‘Live In Ghent’ was recorded back in the Summer of 2019 right in the band’s hometown! It’s set to be released October 23rd 2020 via Hassle Records.

On the announcement, Brutus have said:

“When the real world went into lockdown, early March 2020, a year of live music disappeared before our eyes. Going on tour, playing festivals, watching bands, it’s all gone. It was as hard for us as it has been for everybody involved in live music. As a remedy, we took the time to look back on what we had already done and collected the footage we had of our previous shows. Painful and healing at the same time. That’s when we stumbled upon the recordings of our show at Handelsbeurs in Ghent, May 2019. A hometown show we fully recorded and filmed after a period of touring, in front of all our family and friends.”

“We know it’s just a recording and not even close to the real feeling we had on stage or the energy we got back from the crowd in the room, but looking back, almost a year later, we feel absolutely proud about that show.”

You can check out a taster of what to expect from the recording below, with the spine-tingling rendition of ‘Cemetery’ as well as ‘Fire’.

Check out the Album Art, Tracklisting and Pre-Order options below.

01. Fire
02. Cemetery
03. Horde II
04. Drive
05. War
06. Justice de Julia II
07. Child
08. Space
09. Techno
10. Distance
11. All Along
12. Sugar Drago

Pre-Orders are available via Bandcamp, Google Play and Evil Greed.

Brian Fallon Announces Rescheduled UK Shows

He’s coming back!

Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) was set to take to come to the UK back in May of this year. That’s 2020 in case people have just been wasting away the days indoors for their whole year since Covid-19 happened.

Now though, the musician has announced the rescheduled dates of his tour for December 2021 with his band, The Howling Weather. It’s a bit of a wait, but it will be worth it!

Here are the dates.

December 2021

3rd – Waterfront, Norwihc

4th – Academy, Leeds

5th – SWG3, Glasgow

6th – Rock City, Nottingham

8th – Academy, Bristol

9th – Academy, Manchester

10th – Institute, Birmingham

11th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

For a reminder of the work he’s done with the Howling Weather, be sure to check out ‘You Have Stolen My Heart’ off his record, ‘Local Honey’ below.

Sleeping With Sirens Announce Deluxe Version Of ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’

Floridian rock quartet Sleeping With Sirens have announced the release of their upcoming deluxe edition of their sixth studio record, ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’.

Set to be released via Sumerian Records On Friday, August 21s 2020, the record contains the brand new track, ‘Talking To Myself’ as well as acoustic versions of ‘Leaving It All Behind’, ‘Agree To Disagree’ and ‘Ghost’.

‘How It Feels To Be Lost’ has been heralded as a major return to the band’s earlier, heavier form. Since it’s release on September 6th, 2019, ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’ has accumulated a total of 40 million Spotify streams, 14 million views on YouTube, 68 million streams worldwide and has been featured on flagship streaming playlists including Spotify’s ‘Rock This’ and ‘New Core’, Amazon Music’s ‘Rock Scene’ as well as being included on Apple Music’s ‘Breaking Hard Rock’, Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ & ‘Kickass Metal’ and Deezer’s ‘Heavy New Rock’.

Since emerging in 2010, Sleeping With Sirens have tested the boundaries of rock by walking a tightrope between pop, punk, metal, hardcore, electronic, acoustic, and even a little R&B. This high-wire balancing act attracted a faithful fan base known as “Strays,” generated global album sales in excess of 1.5 million, ignited over half-a-billion streams, and achieved a trio of gold-selling singles: “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn,” “If You Can’t Hang,” and “Scene Two-Roger Rabbit.” They launched two albums—Feel and Madness—into the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200. They have graced magazine covers around the globe having been featured on the cover of Alternative Press a whopping eight times.

Now, the band have wiped the slate clean and turned the page to the next chapter. Sleeping With Sirens have re-centered, recalibrated, and realigned with their sixth full-length and first album for Sumerian Records, ‘How It Feels to Be Lost’, which was recorded at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Zakk Cervini (Yungblud & Good Charlotte) and Matt Good (Asking Alexandria).

You can check out the album art, tracklisting, stream on the new track ‘Talking To Myself’ and Pre-order options below.

01. Leave It All Behind

02. Never Enough

03. How It Feels To Be Lost

04. Agree To Disagree

05. Ghost

06. Blood Lines

07. Break Me Down

08. Another Nightmare

09. PS Missing You

10. Medicine

11. Dying To Believe

12. Talking to Myself

13. Leave It All Behind (Acoustic)

14. Agree to Disagree (Acoustic)

15. Ghost (Acoustic)

Pre-orders are available via the band’s Webstore and Google Play.