Music Video Roundup 06/10/20

Happy October 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!

We’re kicking things off with alive video in the form of Brutus with ‘War (Live In Ghent)’. This is a cut from their new live album, out now via Hassle Records – ‘Live In Ghent’ was recorded in their hometown in front of a sold-out 750 fans.

The band say: “Four video’s have already been released: Fire, Cemetery, All Along and Sugar Dragon. Right now, we are happy to announce our personal favourite: War. This song is super special to us. Not only does it reflect a tough period, but this song has set a new standard for our writing ever since. We are so happy we can share this live version.”

Now, following its premiere on NEW NOISE MAGAZINE, ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake bring fans another new single from their forthcoming album, Silver Linings. ‘Dear Me’ is streaming now. Silver Linings is set to be released on December 11th via Pure Noise Records.

On the new single, the band shares: “I wrote this song as a tribute to a few special people in my life who are no longer around. What it is like to reach the impasse of where words can’t convey emotions. This is my internal struggle to understand their internal struggle.

Up next is Dayze, a Mexican American musician who grew up in a Calexico, a town on the US/Mexico border. Growing up, he commuted between the USA and Mexico on a daily basis. To him, his situation is not special. In fact, he’s sure others can relate to the struggles that come from living in two different worlds. Dayze lacked many things growing up, but the one thing he always had was the love and support of his parents.

He says, “I believe that the unconditional love and support of my parents was what ultimately gave me the courage to start playing music. I was a very introverted teen and when I got my first acoustic guitar everything changed. That guitar gave me purpose, motivation, and desire to learn and grow. Eventually, I started my first metalcore/scene band and that’s when I knew that music would always be a part of my life. All these experiences culminated when I decided to start Dayze, my solo project, which delves more into the alternative rock realm. I was at a point in my life where I felt emotionally repressed, so I started writing lyrics and singing them. Day by day I realized how much this helped me get all the negativity out of my heart and thoughts. My hope is to hopefully connect with people around the world through my music.”

After releasing a string of singles and an EP, he’s back with a new single titled “My Way” and he plans to continue to release new music in the months ahead.

We’re getting around the world today. Next is the Japanese heavy hitters Crystal Lake have shared a video for ‘Disobey’, the counterpart to their forthcoming 7″ double-single alongside ‘Watch Me Burn’.

You can pre-order their ‘Watch Me Burn/Disobey’ 7″ single now, which is set to be released in December 2020.

Back in UK waters for the fourth choice in the roundup, we have Palm Reader.

It’s the second single from the band’s upcoming album ‘Sleepless‘, set for release on 27th November via Church Road Records.

The band also have a livestream coming up, on 23rd November from St Edmunds Church in Rochdale.

Vocalist Josh Mckeown says: “‘Willow’ was written after I’d been told a heartbreaking story of loss and young motherhood. I wrote it with the intention of illuminating the strength of any mother in that unfortunate position and to offer a permanent gesture of respect to them.

“It was one of the first songs we wrote for Sleepless and it definitely helped set the tone musically for a lot of what was to come. We’ve put together a music video with the help and expertise of our good friend and collaborator Sam Lees. His creativity and vision will further highlight the lyrical content and the sentiment attached to the song.”

Time for something a little different in genre. That’s what is so great about these roundups. You never know who you’re going to get. With that, we have Mike Taveira.

“Karma” is the breakup anthem for anyone who feels like their ex has yet received the karma they deserve. The single will be released alongside the official music video, which was created in collaboration with Canada’s Drag Race star Lemon.

Los Angeles-based Mike Taveira made a splash earlier this year with his pansexual pop anthem, “Curious,” which grabbed the attention of tastemakers like Billboard Pride, Gay Times, and PRIDE. Growing up without any openly pansexual figures to look up to, Taveira knew that his personal journey needed to be expressed through his own music. In each of the three singles he has released so far, “Heart,” “Curious,” and, now, “Karma,” Taveira showcases his infectious R&B-pop sensibilities while tackling the complexities and vulnerability of sexual identity. With an underlying message that preaches to be true to yourself, whoever you love, whatever you identity as, and whatever life throws your way, Taveira is set to become a force in the evolution of queer pop music.

Now, one band whom is definately on the spectrum these days is the delicious and wonderful Spanish Love Songs.

‘Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)’ is a song from the band’s second album ‘Brave Faces Everyone’, which was released earlier this year via Pure Noise Records.

Lead vocalist Dylan Slocum shares: “This song is about feeling trapped. People like to say ‘it gets better’ about depression or anxiety, but this is about that creeping feeling that it might not. That maybe you’ll be stuck feeling a certain way, or working a job you hate, or with a body you hate, forever.

“By the time we decided to do another video, the lockdown blues had gotten pretty intense. Being the ultra-positive band that we are, we decided to throw ourselves little solo parties and invited our fans to do the same. Four hours of footage later, it turned out we all needed the party more than we knew.”

I have one question for everyone now, who want’s some new Royal Blood? Well, you better do because the duo has released their first new material since the release of 2017’s second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’, ‘Trouble’s Coming’ is a taster of the follow up to that record, expected to drop in spring 2021.

Citing influences including Daft Punk and Justice, bassist and vocalist Mike Kerr explains: “It was the moment something started to click – where we started playing over those much more rigid dance beats. The breakthrough was realising that there was real common ground between that and what we’d done before. It’s that AC/DC aspect: where the quality that makes the riffs seem so cutting is because of that beat.

“Although on the surface we were stepping outside what we’d done before, it didn’t feel at all unnatural; it felt like we were returning to music we’d loved from the very beginning.

“It was all about the beat. It felt like familiar territory, but something we’d censored in ourselves.”

Bring Me Horizon have had a good few announcements lately. They’ve announed a tour, oe of their ‘Post Human’ EP’s and now they have a new video out in the world.

The forthcoming ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ EP is expected to be the first in a planned series of four which is set for a release on October 30th 2020.

Check out ‘Teardrops’ below.

And lastly in this weeks roundup we have some legends to close out this one.

Leaked photos from last month showed AC/DC recording a new video in the Netherlands now suddenly make a whole lot more sense, as the rock’n’roll legends have released their awesome performance-based video for latest single Shot In The Dark.

Discussing POWER UP with Kerrang, as a whole, Angus Young explained that the record is a tribute to the late Malcolm Young.

“I know Mal’s not with us anymore, but he’s there with us in spirit,” Angus said. “This band was his baby, his life. He was always one [to say], ‘You keep going.’ His big line always, every now and again, he’d go, ‘If you’re a musician, it’s a bit like being on the Titanic. The band goes down with the ship.’ That’s how he viewed it.

“Even the title we gave it, POWER UP, pretty much sums him up, too,” he continued. “When he put on that guitar, he was one big guitar. To put it this way: When he played guitar, it sounded like there were two people playing.”

Check ou AC/DC’s new video for ‘Shot In The Dark’ below.

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 Video Roundup 25/09/20


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 in this weeks music video roundup, we have the Pop-Punk phenoms Makeout.

Kyle says, “‘Home’ is my first song and video release with the band. We co-wrote the song with Jayden Seeley [of With Confidence] and it was produced by Matt Holmes with some help from Travis Barker and Matt Malpass. We knew right away that we loved the track and the reception from our fans has been great so when it came time to do the video we wanted to make sure we did something different.”

He adds, “The question we had was: ‘how can we make a cool and clever video while being quarantined and while social distancing?’ It was not a typical scenario. There were only a few of us allowed on set and everyone had to have masks on but it really came together when we decided to use an old 8mm camera and to project the scenes of the band playing on the wall behind me. Our director Kyle Cogan and his team at Simian Design really helped conceptualize this and bring it all to life.”

Next up we’re going to have a change of pace for it in the form of Brutus. the track is taken from the bands brand new live record ‘Live In Ghent’ out on 23rd October through Hassle Records.

Capturing this incendiary outfit in their hometown of Ghent in front of 750 of their most die hard fans at this special, sold out show, is seen by the band as a way to balance out the fact a year of touring has been taken away from them  and all musicians. 

On the release for the video of ‘All Along’, the band say:

‘We released All Along on November 21, 2016. It was the first song of our debut album BURST, which came out early 2017. Back then, we had absolutely no idea about what would happen. We had no big plan, not even big dreams. We had played a hundred shows mostly in Belgium, when all of a sudden there was this warm independent label called Hassle Records and some guys called Wez and Mease who wanted to release our first album BURST. All Along was the first song out. Our world changed. 2018 and 2019 were all about touring all over Europe and even the USA and writing NEST. We had to strip down day jobs and cut in on family life to follow this rising dream. We’ve learned that our music touches a lot of people and we are truly honoured by that. All Along is definitely the song that got everything rolling. That’s why All Along will always be a special song to us. Hope you’ll love this live version as much as we do.’

Moving to Melbourne, Australia for the next choice in the roundup we have the hard hitting Alpha Wolf. They’re a band who don’t shy away from the darker parts of the human soul and with their latest single, ‘Restricted (R18+)’, vocalist Lochie Keogh stared as deeply into the void as he could, to face the monster inside us all.

He commented: “Restricted is about selfishly bearing the burden and weight of something terrible that’s happened to someone you love. While you struggle with feelings of helplessness and the inability to protect those you care about, your mind wanders and fixates on exacting revenge so brutal and heinous that you can no longer differentiate between the monsters out there, and the one inside yourself.”

Guitarist Scott Simpson dove deeper into the formation of this track and that moment where everything just clicked. “The main ideas for this song were started when Mitch came down for a writing session in my studio. We knew we wanted to push the boundaries of how heavy we could take Alpha Wolf. As it came together musically we knew it was heading in that direction, but as soon the vocals were added onto the track it just went to that next level, and fast became a favourite of everyone in the band.”

‘Restricted (R18+)’ marks the fourth single off Alpha Wolf’s upcoming sophomore album ‘a quiet place to die’ which will be released via Greyscale Records / Sharptone Records on September 25th.

We’re headed to Brazil for the heavy giants Sepultura with a cut off their latest full length record, ‘Quadra’.

The environmentally conscious video was created in collaboration Amazon Frontlines, a non-profit organisation based in the Upper Amazon that leverages technology, legal advocacy, and movement building to support indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life, and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest.

Keeping the metal alive with Pallbearer as out next choice in a video to accompany ‘The Quicksand Of Existing’, which is off their upcoming record, ‘Forgotten Days’.

On the release, Joseph Rowland (Bass) says:

“As we strive to be, the forces of entropy perpetually pull us down into a state of being unmade. The body degrades; the mind and memories fray into unwoven threads, no longer connected to the rich fabric of the self. Choices made upon our separate and conjoined paths may find us engulfed in a mire of our unmaking. I wanted this song to face this reality with a grim determination.”

Fit For A King have released their utterly devastating new record via Solid State. Check it out because devastating is the right word for it.

Off the record, ‘The Path’ is an amazing track off the record and it is one track that makes the band what they are.

Next up is one of the best British kings of rock. Jamie Lenman in fact as it’s the latest look into his mini record, ‘King Of Clubs’ which dropped today.

“‘Like Me Better’ was one of the tracks I added to the album when I decided I wanted to make something with a bit more depth than an EP. I had to go against my instincts and trust the strength of the song in order to not fuss it up or make it more complex than it needed to be – just three chords and a slow beat. I ended up whacking a big riff at the end of it cos I love big riffs but otherwise it’s a very simple tune, and probably better for it.

Lyrically it’s about things that repulse you at first but later you come to appreciate. This could apply to food or music or anything that provokes a strong reaction but in this instance it’s definitely about people and physical attraction. When people talk about having a secret crush, it’s usually about someone who looks a bit odd but nevertheless has a certain something about them. The whole record is about complex, contradictory and potentially uncomfortable feelings so it fits right in.”

California’s on our radar next for Touché Amoré and the follow on from their July single ‘Limelight’. ‘Lament’ is the title track off their upcoming record, set to be released on October 9th 2020 via Epitaph Records.

Oh we forgot to mention, Manchester Orchestra’s frontman Andy Hull has a guest appearance as well!

And for the penultimate choice of the roundup, following on from the release of ‘No Good Left to Give’, Californian stars Movements have a video for ‘Santiago Peak’ which I know isn’t a music video technically but the visual style is one that needs to be watched right now.

Lastly we had to go British for the sheer passion this video gives. You Me At Six are well and truly back in the spotlight now with their upcoming record, ‘Suckpunch’ just been announced and their latest single ‘Beautiful Way’ finds the band breaking ground into something which is a little different but all the same amazing to hear.

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!

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.

Music Video Roundup 15/03/18

It’s Friday at 4PM! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. Up first is the Massachusetts Metalcore faves, Unearth. This track, ‘No Reprisal’ is the latest track from their seventh studio record, ‘Extinction(s)’ which features a compilation of footage from their recent shows.

 

We’ll go across the pond for the next band and we’ll switch up the genre as well. Hardcore newcomers Modern Error debut EP was released a few weeks ago and they had one track to put to video to celebrate the release which vocalist Zak Pinchin spoke about.

‘Self Synthetic’ is about a false sense of self breading down barriers and taking over your whole reality, and you’re just struggling to keep your true self alive.”

Check out the video below.

 

We’re going all over the world for this weeks video roundup. Just imagine how many miles it would take to travel to all of them! Next up we have Punk Rockers from Toronto, Ontario. This can only be Pup who’ve gotten 250 fans involved via covers and interpretations for their video for an unreleased track, ‘Free At Last’.

 

Right, after their massive Brixton Academy show in December 2018, Deaf Havana announced they were actually recording the show for a live DVD! It actually dropped today but here is a taste of what there when in a live video for ‘Hell’.

 

Time for something from a more recent record. The metalcore monsters Attila self-released their latest album, ‘Villain’ and they had to show what they do to celebrate, they made the video for the title track to show how hard they party.

 

Moving back to some British bands, the up and coming Metalcore group Sworn Amongst have recently announced they’re the latest signee’s to LA label, Famined Records. They did have a surprise on top of this announcement in the form of their new track ‘Believe’.

 

This next track and video come fresh from tech metal foursome Ursus. Speaking on this, vocalist Joe Grimes has said: “The concept and title Totem’ refers to a place where bodies would be stored before the ground became soft enough to dig, because of very cold temperatures; this was referred to as a “Totem house”. The lyrical content of the song is based around the story of a person being buried alive whilst their loved ones mourn, unaware they’re still alive and going through the most horrific and slow death.”

 

Moving across to Belgium, we have Brutus. This is the second track from their soon to be released record, ‘Nest’. Speaking about this particular track the band have said: [The track is about] doubts. You just try so hard to just keep going and doing the best you can. But in fact, sometimes you only get shit in return. People don’t always backup the choices you’re making. The aggression in the high guitar notes resemble the irritation we felt towards everyone who was not driving along with us. In the second, compelling part we are asking them to give us time, so we can process what they’re saying.”

 

Penultimately today we’re going to Denver of all places. The Anchor’s upcoming record is a follow-up to their 2016 debut, ‘A World Ahead’ but until then, we have the latest cut from the record, ‘Revive’.

 

Time for the last video and indeed I wanted to actually save my favourite and in my opinion the best track for last! This is Energetic, Weird and Different. Three words I’d use to describe Scottish aces Vukovi. The twosomes legions of fans hopefully won’t have to wait too long to hear when their upcoming record will be released but they’ve got plenty of chances to see them perform when they support Set It Off and on their huge headlining UK tour. for now though, here’s the latest taste of just what the band can do in the form of ‘C.L.A.U.D.I.A’.

 

And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.

Brutus Announce Details Of New Record

We’re off to Belgium for some new record news! The rising stardom of the three-piece band known as Brutus is something we can’t ignore, and now following on from their 2017 debut, ”Burst’, they’re ready to unleash something new upon the world.

This time around, the band recorded with Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, Canada and the record titled as ‘Nest’ is set to be released on March 29th via Hassle Records/Sargent House.

Here are all the details you need to know about the record.

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  1. Fire
  2. Django
  3. Cemetery
  4. Techno
  5. Carry
  6. War
  7. Blind
  8. Distance
  9. Space
  10. Horde V
  11. Sugar Dragon

You can stream the sixth track; War which was recorded live at Rain City,  below.

You can pre-order the record from Amazon, Bandcamp, Google Play and Itunes.

 

2000 Trees Festival Announces More Bands

If I was going to 2000 Trees I’d be sold on the lineup already but that isn’t the end of the announcements for it yet!

The festival has announced another 20 bands to the line-up.

 

Here is who’s been added.

Frightened Rabbit

Blood Red Shoes

And So I Watch You From Afar

My Vitrol

Black Honey

Queen Kwong

Vukovi

Blood Command

Brutus

Funeral Shakes

Gloo

Dead!

Nova Twins

Bloody Knees

Muskets

PD Liddle

No Violet

Phoxjaw

Warshy

Soeur

 

The Festival takes place at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham between 12th – 14th July.

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Arcane Roots Announce Tour Support

Tour announcements have been rife in the last few weeks for the first few months of 2018 and now, it’s time for some tour support news.

Grumble Bee is going on the road for the UK leg of Arcane Roots March tour annnd Brutus will be coming along for the ride to!

Here is where they’re playing.

February

7th – Sage, Gateshead

March

1st – Heaven, London

2nd – Gorilla, Manchester

3rd – Lead Mill, Sheffield

4th – Oran Mill, Glasgow

6th – O2 Institute, Birmingham

8th – Trinity, Bristol

More Bands Announced For 2000 Trees

More Bands have been announced for the 2000 Trees festival. This includes two major headliners and which makes the lineup look even more amazing!

In no particular order the bands announced are:

 

The Menzingers

Young Guns

Mallory Knox

Honeyblood

Skinny Lister

ROAM

Decade

Will Varley

Rolo Tomassi

Kamikaze Girls

Tall Ships

Kevin Devine

Brutus

Puppy

Big Spring

Ducking Punches

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