The full list of the 2021 Grammy Awards have now been confirmed, with Code Orange, Poppy and more nominated.
The 63rd Grammy Awards will be held on January 31st 2021 at the Staples Center in LA, California.
A selection of nominees and categories are detailed below but the full list can be found via the following link.
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE: Fiona Apple – Shameika Big Thief – Not Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto Haim – The Steps Brittany Howard – Stay High Grace Potter – Daylight
BEST METAL PERFORMANCE: Body Count – Bum-Rush Code Orange – Underneath In the Moment – The In-Between Poppy – Bloodmoney Power Trip – Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live
BEST ROCK SONG: Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto Tame Impala – Lost in Yesterday Big Thief – Not Fiona Apple – Shameika Brittany Howard – Stay High
BEST ROCK ALBUM: Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka Grace Potter – Daylight Sturgill Simpson – Sound and Fury The Strokes – The New Abnormal
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM: Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters Beck – Hyperspace Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher Brittany Howard – Jaime Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE: Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie (Collector’s Edition) Grateful Dead – Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 Depeche Mode – Mode Wilco – Ode to Joy Various Artists – The Story of Ghostly International\
SONG OF THE YEAR: Beyoncé – Black Parade Roddy Ricch – The Box Taylor Swift – Cardigan Post Malone – Circles Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending
BEST NEW ARTIST: Ingrid Andress Phoebe Bridgers Chika Noah Cyrus D Smoke Doja Cat Kaytranada Megan Thee Stallion
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!
We’re back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! 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 enough talk, let’s get down to things.
First up is The Used in a video dedicated to the frontline workers who are tirelessly working through the Covid-19 pandemic. The band have compiled the submissions in the track ‘The Lighthouse (Feat. Mark Hoppus).
On the track, Bert McCracken says:
“Doubt can be an avalanche”. “It can cascade out and infect everything it touches. Inspiration is also infectious. The original chorus lyric was ‘I can’t be your lighthouse’ until I was reminded by my six-year-old daughter that I can be and I am. It helps to remember that we all have the capability to inspire someone in our own way. Please enjoy our song The Lighthouse as much as we do.”
“I’ve been friends with The Used for a long time and was stoked to be invited into the studio with them,” adds Mark. “The Lighthouse is one of those songs that came together very quickly, with everybody excitedly throwing ideas around. What emerged from the session is a track we’re all very proud of, and I hope everyone likes it as much as we do.”
Next up are The UMA. Dan Jones (Guitar) has had the following to say on the track:
“Wake Up is a song for any moment. Whether you’re sad, happy, angry, confused or just having a moment, it lifts and separates you from everything that’s going on around you. Lyrically, the songs just one big emotional juxtaposition and we’ve tried to capture that throughout the video.”
We’re moving into the realm of Pirate metal for this video in Alestorm. ‘Fannybaws’ is the latest cut off their upcoming release, ‘Curse Of The Crystal Coconut’
On the release of the video, the band have said:
“Oh wow! The history of Scotland is full of tales of mighty pirates, and none were as feared as the legendary Phann’aig Bhall (otherwise known as “Fannybaws” in Lowland Scots). I hope we’ve done his epic seafaring legacy justice with this song, and we hope you all enjoy singing along with it. Meet yer dad and smell yer maw!”
Moving off to Indianapolis for the up and comers The Wise Man’s Fear for their upcoming release, ‘Valley Of Kings’.
Tyler Eads (Vocals) has said:
“‘What Went Wrong’ sheds light on the inner dialogue of struggling with self-doubt and anxiety. Relationships become damaged and coping with temporary distractions ends up making it more difficult to find true solace. It’s a reflection on the different paths we take in life that pull us away from the people we love.”
Hardcore kings Stray From The Path have a brand new video which they’ve recently debuted in the form of ‘Beneath The Surface’, which is lifted from their 2019 LP, ‘Internal Atomics’.
In addition to the release, the video was directed by the band’s bassist, Anthony Altamura!
Changing things to go with he many genre’s we’re covering this week, we have the Rap Metal masters in Body Count with guest vocals from Riley Gale of Power Trip.
The entire music video was shot entirely by each of the members of the band on their phones in quarantine and edited by Itchy House Films’ Jay Rodriguez.
Next, we have the band Dream Wife. In addition to announcing a 2021 UK tour, the trio have released their follow up to the singles, ‘Sports!’ and ‘Hasta La Vista’ in the form of ‘So When You Gonna…’.
On the release, they’ve said:
“It’s a dare, an invitation, a challenge. It’s about communicating your desires, wholehearted consent and the point where talking is no longer enough. It promotes body autonomy and self-empowerment through grabbing the moment. The breakdown details the rules of attraction in a play by play ‘commentator’ style, inspired by Meat Loaf’s ‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’.
“For the video for we worked with our favourite elf prince Aidan Zamiri who filmed around a free sweaty, sexy, gig we did for ours fans back in January – shot as a first person POV from the inside of a mouth. Performing live is the beating heart of this band and we miss it, so please take this video as a little love letter to the rock show.”
Jetting off to New Zealand now for Ulcerate. They have a video which was directed by Graphic Designer Dehn Sora’. This is off their recently released record, ‘Stare Into Death And Be Still’ which is out now via Debemur Morti Productions’.
Second to last on this weeks music video list we have the multi-platinum Danish Hard Rock band, Voltbeat.
In a new animated video of ‘Leviathan’, this is the latest single to be taken off their seventh record, ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’. The video, which is based on a painting by Karsten Sand which originally appeared in the album’s artwork.
And lastly, we have the king. We have the singer/songwriter Jamie Lenman who’s released a video for ‘The Road To Right’. The track premiered on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 show and is set to be on the upcoming mini record, ‘King Of Clubs’, to be released in September via Big Scary Monsters.
Body Count have dropped a brand new music video. This track ‘ No Lives Matter’, is their first single from their anticipated new album, Bloodlist, which is set to be released March 31st through Century Media. Here’s the pre-order link.