Cultdreams Announce Stripped Back EP, ‘The Piano Sessions’

Cultdreams have something brand new for people. On 13th February, the band will release a stripped back EP titled as ‘The Piano Sessions’.

On the release, Lucinda Livingstone has said:

“It’s been on my mind for the last year or so, but wasn’t something I’d managed to do,”

“I’ve played the piano since I was 4, but haven’t lived anywhere with one so I never get to play. Our producer Bob Cooper moved into a new studio with a grand piano, and as soon as I saw the news I had to go in and do a few Cultdreams songs.

“Originally we were going to do this as a live session, but then I came back from a tour with Nervus stupidly unwell and showed up to the session with no voice, so The Piano Sessions ended up being split between London and Leeds. I recorded the piano with Bob, and went down to London a week later, still sick, with barely any singing voice, and recorded the vocals with my good friend Simon Small (Apologies I Have None).

“We wanted to keep these sessions as raw and minimal as possible, just me and a piano. These three songs lyrically all tie into each other, and we felt like it would be a different way for people to hear the stories within the songs.”

Check out ‘Dont Let Them Tell You Otherwise’ below.

 

Music Video Roundup 26/07/19

It’s 4PM on a Friday! 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. The first band on today’s roundup are the ever fantastic Sum 41 and their phenomenal ’45 (A Matter Of Time)’ single where it is a statement from frontman Deryck Whibley on how he feels about the current state of the world.

 

Moving into the glamourous Palaye Royale, they never had much time to recharge from the release of ‘Fucking With My Head’ as they immediately released ‘Nervous Breakdown’ literally a week after!

 

How about some Canadians next? Single Mothers have a brand new video out for ‘Metropolis (Cultivated Wasteland)’.

On the track, Drew Thomson (vocals) shared:

“It’s a collaboration between Peter Landi and myself. I had recently moved apartments and my old landlord had sold the building we lived in and kicked everyone out. There was a real estate boom and we were all seemingly in the middle of it.

 

Moving straight across the pond to Ireland, Fangclub has released a video for the title track of their second record, ‘Vulture Culture’.

On the record as a whole, Steven King (Vocals / Guitar) shared:

“It’s a culmination of a lot of chaos and inner mental violence which almost capsized the band. Making this record got us through the fog and we have a new lease of life. The energy is real, the chaos makes sense and the violence is fuel for the fire.”

 

Moving again straight across to Wales, the progressive Post-Hardcore Dream State are now a foursome as their Bassist Danny Rayer has since departed which means their latest single ‘Primrose’ which is expected to be a part of their upcoming to be announced debut record is the first release without Rayer.

On ‘Primrose’ vocalist CJ shared:

“Sometimes life will put you to the test, we can find ourselves in these cycles and they present themselves in different forms, when I thought I had broken one of mine, I found myself right back at square one, I was in pursuit of pleasure despite the negative outcomes and I found myself trapped again.

Sometimes we have to fall and fall to truly awaken and conquer our egos. There’s still so much we have to learn about ourselves and this is a chance to express my journey and open the door to anyone fighting the same demons. We want you to see that through darkness, light can be found.”

 

Keeping things hardcore but going a little harder, have you wondered what Ice Nine Kills are like live? Well, for this video you can! They’ve also recruited members of Reel Big Fish to help them out where the atmosphere? It’s amazing. Check out ‘IT Is The End’ below.

 

Switching it up to some Lo-fi Punk for Cultdreams next, this duo has a message in ‘Not My Generation” where they confront misogyny as well as right-wing politics.

Lucinda Livingstone (Vocals / Guitar) has shared:

“I see men ignore misogyny, as if it’s not their problem, to act upon their sisters when they get touched inappropriately. While everyone is still suffering, the country that we live in is fucking everything up. Politics and right-wing shit. Not letting other people in. Ignoring what matters, whilst investing in ignorance.”

 

Heading to the south of England now, and I mean bottom of the country Plymouth as we bring you, metalcore newcomers, Moorhaven and the bands newest single, ‘Land Of Lies’.

Lewis Garry (Guitar) shared: The message to take away is kind of that we’re all these messy, flawed, complicated, sometimes ugly, sometimes pretty people, and you shouldn’t feel pressured to have (or appear to have) a perfect life, because there will be people there for you when things get tough.”

 

Kentucky here we come! Not literally but this is the location of the penultimate band in the form of post-hardcore trio Too Close To Touch who’ve debuted a video for ‘F.I.N.E’, the band latest single which is the first new music since I’m Hard To Love, But So Are You, Vol. 1’ EP.

Lastly, Asking Alexandria. They’re back for a ride. Fans have recently been calling a phone number where cryptic teasers had everyone hearing, “The violence is coming”.

It’s here. The violence has come. This also marks the first new music for the band since the release of their 2017 self-titled record, if you don’t include acoustic versions they also released in 2018.

Check out ‘The Violence’ below.

 

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.