New Music Roundup 02/10/20

Happy beginning 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 Texan Trio Waterparks.

This is the bands first track to be released since the release of their third record, ‘Fandom’, which was released on 2019.

Awsten Knight says:

“The song is a recap of the last year or so. It really describes what’s been going on and who I am. When I’m onstage, I’m a forward-facing, extroverted presence. At the same time, I’m also the biggest hermit ever. I just like to stay in, ignore my phone a lot, and write. I’m naturally reserved in my day-to-day life. The juxtaposition of loud materialism versus private emotion in that opening line really encapsulates the feeling I wanted to get across in the rest of the song.”

Seconds up this week are the South Coast duo Snake Eyes.

“This was a track that kinda fell in my lap,” admits vocalist and guitarist Jim Heffy when talking about snake eyes’ newly-released single ‘skeletons’“A guy at my old work would make these very questionable remarks/“jokes”. I didn’t wanna make a scene as I was leaving the job so I’d just bite my lip, which looking back I feel was the wrong move. The lyrics came to me when driving home from work so I had to pull over and quickly whip the voice recorder app out and sing it all before I forgot. When I got home, the chords wrote themselves and the song was done in 10 minutes. We shot most of the video in Thomas’ basement but filmed the arcade scenes in Hastings on the seafront. The bulk of the video was shot last August so naturally we got some funny looks/comments, including “Halloween’s not for another 2 months, dickhead”.”

The EP ‘Skeletons’ is set for release on 9th October 2020 via Failure By Design.

The first tracks released by the band, ‘don’t worry’ and ‘wishbone’ have already enjoyed support from the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show (who also premiered ‘skeletons’), Planet Rock Radio, BBC Music Introducing in the South and Alex Baker at Kerrang! Radio. 

In the absence of your classic gig scenario and thirsting to play the tunes from their EP, having only managed to squeeze in one real life performance before lockdown kicked in, snake eyes recently played a “live” gig online with Crashface, which you can watch back here.

Now, LA-based AViVA isn’t letting anything get in her way with releasing music this year despite the ongoing changes we’re seeing around the world. This September she is releasing what she has called her favourite new song, ‘WICKED’. With 2 Billion streams under her belt, the self-proclaimed Queen of the Outsiders is giving her fans something they can rely on during these unreliable times.

‘WICKED’ harks back to some of the lyrics and production we’re used to from her earlier releases ‘BRN’ and ‘Blackout’. It is a dark pop melody with haunting lyrics about what it feels like to be misplaced in the world and carry that mantle throughout your life.

“It’s a wicked world, for this wicked girl” is the main hook which grabs listeners from the start. AViVA is using her music as a platform to share her ideas around creativity, self-expression and identity, and it would seem this song is no exception.

On the release, she says:

“Dancing around with your inner demons can be fun. Sometimes you can harness that energy and create something great. Sometimes it can take over and we let the darkness rule us. That means different things for different people. I guess ‘WICKED’ is about accepting that reality and making the most of it all. Regardless of what the fake people around you might say is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.”

And for our penultimate track comes from Strange Bones.

The band have dropped their latest single, ‘Menace’ which features the vocals of Bob Vylan.

On the track, Bobby Bentham (Vocals) says:

“Menace is a cathartic release in response to the world being on hold and the insanity that came from this. We are the passenger in the car, sat next to hypocrisy with absurdity in the driver's seat going absolutely nowhere, the road is blocked. I could also say it’s a commentary on the playing fields levelling out, when everything falls apart, you are left with your will and you desire to continue moving forwards, never back.”

Bob adds:

“The world has been on somewhat of a hold recently but we’ve had to continue creating and Menace is one of the results of that constant creating. It’s the perfect storm. It’s the result of two wild bands coming together and creating something that reflects the energy of our live shows. It’s been a long time coming!”

And last this week we have Will Gould (Creeper) has he has recently unveiled his brand new Punk Rock project Salem, where he’s joined by Matt Reynolds (Howard’s Alias, Skylar, Drawings).

The project launch comes a few months following the release of Creeper’s second record, ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’.

Salem will released their self-titled EP on October 23rd 2020 via Roadrunner Records where the band have given a glimpse on what to expect via their single, ‘Destroy Me’.

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!

New Music Roundup 24/07/20

Hey everyone. First off, I have to say apologies on my end for no New Music or Music Video Roundup last week, life got in the way of things for me when I got some more hours at my regular job which added to my other responsibilities. But now, we’re back to normal with things.

We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks and sometimes a little information that comes with them! 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 some homegrown heroes in the form of Amongst Thieves. The Post-Hardcore quintet are back with a vengence, having newly recruited bassist Mark Thompson.

Check out ‘Deathwish’ below.

Moving to The Dangerous Summer now with their first release as a band since going as an independant band.

They also posted the following.

In March of 2020 we fulfilled our last record contract.

After a long back and forth with labels, we have decided to go independent. We now have full control and ownership for the first time in our careers.

Please join us in this new adventure into the unknown.”

Check out ‘Fuck Them All’ below.

Now we move to the Australian dark alternative pop artist AViVA with the recent release ‘Evil’.

‘Evil’ is the first single from the second phase of her all encompassing world of music, visual art & forthcoming book. AViVA has already surpassed many of her peers with over 1.8 BILLION streams to date- completely independently.

AViVA’s ‘OUTSiDERS’ who have been part of this special world have found power in the music which explores the challenges of friendship, feelings of isolation and indeed, being an outsider.

New single EViL’ is, on the surface, a non-apology to someone who has done her wrong. The song progresses with the signature vocals and heavy drums that her fans have come to love.

“The song is a ‘heat of the moment’ song. That feeling when someone has screwed you over in some way and you’re so angry you feel like nothing is off the cards. That’s happened to everybody. I think the biggest lesson is that time heals all wounds and the things that mattered so much then, pass and don’t matter anymore. There’s a lyric ‘won’t save you now cause we’re not friends’ which is in reference to how often people cut you out of their life until they need something, then all of a sudden the pop back up.  It’s also ironic for both me, AViVA and the character in my book, Teddy. We always end up saving people regardless of what they’ve done to us.”  

Expect much more to come from AviVA as you fall under her spell and enter her wicked world.

Next, with a few changes in their lineup as of late, Pop-Rockers Makeout have a new iteration of tracks on the way. Starting with, ‘Home’ this is the first of their material to feature Kyle Dee (Ex- The Frantic and bassist AJ Khah (Ex- Sleep On It).

Dee has said the following on the release.

“‘Home’ is about being completely drained from giving your all to a dead end relationship. It’s about wanting to build a life with somebody and being fed false promises of a picture-perfect future.”

And finally we have something a little harder but loads of fun. To celebrate the streaming numbers for Falling In Reverse, the band have dropped a previously unreleased track.

Thanks to the release of their ‘Popular Monster’ track, the band saw a huge increase in their streaming numbers, which resulted in their all time artist streams surpassing 1 billion in the US and 15 million in the EU.

‘Carry On’ was originally receoreded for their 2017 record, ‘Coming Home’ but didn’t make the final cut for it.

Now, you have the track below and is the final track for this week’s new music roundup.

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!