Happy second week of October 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!
First up this week are the enigmatic duo iDKHOW whom have shared a new lyric video ahead of the release of their upcoming debut record.
The clip for third track ‘New Invention’ was shot in one take on the set of the Kubrickian ‘70s sci-fi video with Raul Gonzo.
The creative project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dallon Weekes – who features on the cover of September’s Dork ‘btw’ – ‘Razzmatazz’ is due out on 23rd October via Fearless Records.
Moving to the newcomers from Bedford, we have Club Dread as they share their monstrous debut single ‘FLOOR GAZER’ released via respected UK alternative label Silent Cult Records.
Recorded and produced at Monolith Studios, London by Steve Sears (Gallows, Gold Key, WACO). The band’s crushing and satisfyingly bleak new single ‘Floor Gazer’ sees vocalist Jim Dummer question what it means to have relationships and true connections in a world that is addicted to social media and 24-hour news cycles.
Jim Dummer (Vocals) says:
“We live in a time that has never been more connected but never more alone. Social media, conversations and interactions all reduced to converting friendships into likes and comments. Floor Gazer is a reflection of modern-day social interactions, focusing on the dismissal of emotion, false portrayals and being aware of a mask that we put on within certain situations. This song focuses on the negative effects of spending such a large portion of the day miserable or in a poor headspace merely to survive and compete with other people who feel exactly the same… and more importantly, noticing a difference within yourself.”
The OBGMs have released a new single from forthcoming album ‘The Ends’, which is set for release 30 October via Black Box. The very first track of the record, ‘Outsah’ serves as a dizzying, percussion-strafed statement of intent. Vocalist and guitarist Densil McFarlane directed and produced the hard-hitting music video that accompanies the track himself:
“We make movies over here. Outsah is a joint collaboration with Clairmont The Second and Beee and we really wanted to do something gritty. I wanted to tell a story in a cinematic continuous shot and really make a statement. This song, and this video, speak to what we are willing to do. We are going to run up in your house, give us what we want.”
“This is one of those songs where we’re doing stuff other people aren’t doing,” McFarlane continues. “We threw bongos on the motherfucker. That song is a statement and that statement is, ‘We’re not afraid of you, and we’re willing to confront you. Come see me if you have a problem with it. We’re already outside.’”
The OBGMs (that’s The oOoh Baby Gimme Mores) — rounded out by drummer Colanthony Humphrey and bassist Joseph Brosnan — aren’t your typical rock band.
“This is a black-fronted punk band, and that’s really important,” McFarlane says. “Rock n’ roll is mostly white suburban kids—that’s what gets promoted. But we are black and we out here. I was inspired to make rock music when I saw a black guy on stage, and if someone sees that in us, I hope it will inspire a new generation to go after this.”
And now we have Emo/pop-rock band Happy. release their new single ‘Background Noise’. The track serves as the second part of previous single “A Cure For Wellness”, which premiered last month on Rocksound. Vocalist/guitarist Tate Logan elaborates:
“Both songs focus on the story of someone very close to me that I love very much struggling with addiction. Background Noise in particular is a reflection of the experience from my side. It is a song full of forgiveness and understanding and love. After a lot of time and thought, I realize now how I could have handled the whole thing better.”
‘Background Noise’ is the fourth single, following ‘Liarliar’, ‘A Cure for Wellness’ and ‘Sick is the New Sane’, from the band’s new album, Imposter Syndrome, due out on October 30 via Rude Records. Produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Motion City Soundtrack, The Front Bottoms), the album is a narrative on the band’s personal experience with the effects of Imposter Syndrome.
They explain, “From the lows of depression, anxiety, and addiction, to the highs of travelling, making friends and living the dream, this record is our everlasting chase for ‘success.’”
And lastly this week on the roundup we have the Post-Hardcore foursome Raiders led by the larger than life Sean Smith and James ‘Bob’ Davies (Ex-The Blackout). The track continues their plunging catalogue of tracks which have been released, following ‘Destructobot’ and ‘Wasting Away’.
‘I Still Function’ is the band’s third single since their inception.
And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks 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!