The band have a brand new lineup as well as a new single titled as ‘Badlands’.
The Bristol singer / songwriter Mark Holley has recruited Finn Mclean (Drums) and Jack Henley (Bass)
“’Badlands’ was recorded together, live in a room,” Mark explains. “The 9 minute takes felt like marathons and pushed the three of us to our limits; it perfectly captures the tenacity of our new recordings…”
Exeter’s Black Foxxes newest record Reiði was only released a few months ago but that hasn’t stopped them from recording their own take of The Cure’s ‘Lovesong’.
The cover was released with the accompanying video that sees the trio in a Cotswold Mansion.
Mark Holley, Black Foxxes’ guitarist/vocalist comment on their cover:
“I found ‘Lovesong’ at a time when I needed it the most; it takes a lot for lyrics to stand out in a song for me, but I was genuinely floored. It was everything I’d wanted to get off my chest for months, captured in this three minute ‘Lovesong’. We knew we had a live session coming up, and I could hear that recurring motif being played by the string section straight away; as soon as I suggested it to the guys they were instantly on board. Truly one of my favourite songs of all time now.”
Time for something different? What could that possibly mean? For Black Foxxes, it’s an acoustic UK tour where Mark Holley has invited fans to “come down and scream “Play Wonderwall” at me for 40 minutes”.
I’ve been waiting a while to see Black Foxxes play a headlining set for a while now. After hearing their newest record, ‘Reidi’, a headline tour would have to be done for the band. First on the bill was Emily Isherwood, an artist who is more for the easy listening crowd than anything but did a superb job of introducing the night. More than anything, it was a particularly controlled set and that’s what the night needed. Usually, when an audience is introduced to a different genre on the night, it’s met with a hostile reaction but not for Emily as her performance was captivating and she just drew in the energy from all around her.
For the heavier listeners though, Bloody Knees was the band for you. I’ve listened to them previously but their set was a welcomed reminder about just have fun an energetic their music can be. They stormed their set and helped elevate the crowd, ready for Black Foxxes while still maintaining an ultimately rhymic set that proves just how grand supporting bands are. To put it simply, Bloody Knees are incredible live. Every track you heard was fantastic but to hear what their music is first hand, you see them going bigger and bigger.
Now Black Foxxes are an incredible band but to see the trio on a headlining tour was quite fantastic. Regardless of their production problems which left their stage lights off for a period of time on their set (whether it was deliberate or not) it was a great set to see the introduction of new material from their latest record. There were times when the set did rise and fall but for the last few tracks, it just became even more mesmerising to watch as the night went on. Having spent the last few years touring their butt’s off, the new selection of tracks show the level of maturity they’ve come to embrace as a band and that is one of the best things about the night as you see themselves gaining a new taste for what only you could predict to be a brighter future for the band as a whole.
You know what it’s time for! I’m back for another round of music videos! Let’s get started!
First up is Alazka. They’re a German melodic up and coming group who’s debuted their video for a track called ‘Everything’. It’s off their record called ‘Phoenix’ which is out now via Sharptone Records.
Live video time now on this list! This comes from All Time Low as they’re showing what it’s like at one of their shows in the video for Drugs & Candy.
Now the king of partying, AKA Andrew W.K has debuted a video for the title track off his upcoming record, You’re Not Alone’. The record is set to be released March 2nd via Red Music/Sony Music.
New music alert as well because this track is the solo project of badXchannels, also known as Craig Owens (best known for his vocal work in Chiodos and D.R.U.G.S). This is his first track to be dropped this year as he ventures into something new. This is the video for ‘Don’t Come And See Me’.
Now Black Veil Brides new record only dropped last month but now they’ve released a video to accompany their latest single, ‘Wake Up’ and as you can guess it’s got the themes of Wild Ones and prophets. Check it out below.
Now, this is a band I can’t wait to hear more of! This band are the Scottish metal group known as Bleed From Within and they’ve dropped a video for their lead single off their upcoming LP, ‘Era’, which is set to drop April 6th via Century Media Records.
This legendary Pop-Punk band are currently on tour in the UK at the moment on some dates which are their biggest ever! To mark the occasion though, Bowling For Soup have dropped a video for their track ‘Catalyst’.
This is a track I’ve listened to quite a few times since it dropped and now the alt-rock trio Black Foxxes have dropped a new music video for the single, ‘Manic In Me’. This is from their new record ‘Saela’ which will be released March 16th via Search & Destroy Records.
Apparently, this one has been in the works for a while now. Jonathan David has been reportedly in the works since 2008. This is Jonathan Davis first track off his upcoming solo record as well as a solo artist in general. This is ‘What It Is’.
And last but certainly not least is the stellar new record from rockers Moose Blood. This is off the upcoming record “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore’ and is their next single in the form of ‘Hav I Told You Enough’.
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!