Jaws The Shark shares scintillating new effort ‘Destroy the World’ (feat. Dinosaur Pile-Up), out today (August 23rd) via So Recordings (Deaf Havana, Enter Shikari, Placebo).
The solo project of London-based musician Olly Bailey, Jaws The Shark came out of the blocks fast in 2020 with the killer piece of garage rock ‘Demon Dream’, and the project has since seen significant support from key press champions such as Dork, The Independent and Gigwise, as well as multiple plays on the BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders) and BBC 6 Music (Shaun Keaveny, Huw Stephens) airwaves. The release of debut EP ‘Another Day In Paradise’ via cult indie label Nice Swan Records followed in 2021 alongside nationwide festival slots and support shows with the likes of Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Maine and The Wytches, putting Jaws The Shark in front of a wider audience. Now signed to So Recordings, a follow-up EP is imminent, ensuring Jaws The Shark’s presence within the musical landscape is primed to become even greater in the months to come.
Speaking ahead of his track release, the alt-rocker stated:“‘Destroy The World‘ is a song about how there has been a significant shift in the mood of the planet in recent times, in the age of the billionaire. The saying used to be ‘Save the world, get the girl’, but now in the current climate, it seems that the more of an arsehole you are, the more you seem to get rewarded for it. The world is run by only a handful of powerful people, and the decisions that they make largely only benefit themselves or those in similar positions of power.”
Produced by Larry Hibbitt (Nothing but Thieves, Don Broco, Sea Girls), Jaws The Shark’s‘Destroy The World’ (feat. Dinosaur Pile-Up) is out now via So Recordings and available on all digital platforms.
After hoping and hoping festivals would be returning in 2021, 2000trees have announced that they are postponing until 2022.
In a very honest statement as well as one that’s quite lengthy, the organisers of the festival have said that a combination of overseas bands unable to come over and a lack of insurance-based support from the UK government has meant that the best option is to come back next year.
But there’s some good news, they have also confirmed the first batch of bands who will be returning.
You can read it in full below:
“Over the last two weeks, it has become clear that, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, bands based outside of the UK will not be able to travel to 2000trees in 2021.
We’ve had confirmation that around 20 of the biggest bands from our line up will not be coming to Upcote Farm this summer. This list, which is growing every week, includes our headliners Jimmy Eat World & Thrice, plus Knocked Loose, Young Guns, The Get Up Kids, Laura Jane Grace, Anti-Flag and Stray From The Path.
As a result, we have been forced to take the absolutely heart-breaking decision to postpone 2000trees to July 6-10 2022. Up until a week ago we were still furiously working behind the scenes to try make the festival happen. We really wanted (& needed) a party just as much as you this year. But after losing these bands, it’s clear that we are unable to give you the award-winning Trees experience that you know and love this year.
LACK OF GOVERNMENT BACK CANCELLATION INSURANCE
Bands dropping out is one thing, but to make matters worse, the UK government have repeatedly refused to provide any COVID cancellation insurance for the I’ve events industry.
Hundred of festivals have been asking for months for a Government-backed insurance policy allowing us to confidently host the event this year. We were hopeful that this insurance would be in place by now. Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film & TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy.
This would have cost them next to nothing unless the roadmap dates are changed (or we are put into another lockdown), & it’s the single most effective thing that could have done to get festivals back up and running this summer. Many independent festivals have already postponed because of this and we know of many other events that will shortly be announcing their postponement.
The obvious concern is that there may still be delays or changes to the COVID restrictions at the last minute. Without this vital COVID cancellation insurance, going ahead with this year’s event would simply be a huge financial risk, potentially jeopardising our long-term survival. So we were left with no other choice than to pull the plus before it was too late.
THE GOOD NEWS
The GOOD NEWS is that things are already looking amazing for 2000trees 2022. As not stands, we’ve very nearly sold out for next year and we are very excited to announce that the following bands from this year are now confirmed for 2022:
Jimmy Eat World Thrice The Amazons Dinosaur Pile Up Knocked Loose The Get Up Kids Dream State Laura Jane Grace Anti-Flag Lonely The Brave Stick To Your Guns Deez Nuts No Devotion Dragged Under
We also have a super exciting 3rd headliner to tell you all about real soon as well as over 100 more of the best bands playing across our 6 wonderful stages.
All 2021 tickets are automatically valid for next year’s festival and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2022.
As a small, independent business that’s been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, we really need as many people as possible to roll their tickets to next year, just so we can keep paying our staff and secure the long-term survival of 2000trees.
You kept us alive in 2020 when over 95% of you rolled your tickets to this year. If you could do the same for us again by holding onto your tickets until 2022, not only will uni get next year’s festival at 2019, but we will love you forever & promise to make the 2022 festival one to remember.
Thanks for reading and for your continued support, it means the world to us & we look forward to partying extra hard with you all next year.
James, Bren, Si, Andy, Mark and Rob”
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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!
And first up this week are the up and coming Superlove. The bands latest offering has been around where ‘THINK ABT U’ where the track originally aired on Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood on Kerrang! Radio and the video premiering on Rock Sound.
Seconds up this week are Lonely The Brave.
They’ve recently put out their new single ‘Open Door’ which comes off their upcoming record, ‘The Hope List’, which will be the first to feature Jack Bennett of Grumble Bee.
The record is set to be released January 22nd 2021.
Moving to a little Pop-Punk for the next choice in this weeks roundup we have the band Young Culture.
Signed to Rude Records, the band have their debut record being released on 16th October 2020 where this will be one of or the final track we’ll hear before the record drops.
Vocalist Alexander Magnan shares: “We’re so stoked to share something fun and new with all of you as well as announce our first album. We hope you have as much fun watching it as we did making it.”
“This album represents closing the chapter of youth and opening up to new discoveries,” he adds. “It is a recap of the past years for us as a group and individuals, and we want people to know that with this release, Young Culture is here and ready to go.”
Now it’s time for a cover.
Dinosaur Pile-Up have introduced us to a Sci-Fi world filled world for their rendition of Run DMC’s ‘It’s Tricky’.
“We basically wanted a chance to make our own Beastie Boys/Busta Rhymes esque video, but for a Run DMC song. So when Amazon Music kindly agreed to put a video into production we were like OK LET’S GOOOO!!
‘It’s Tricky’ is such a fun song, so we wanted to make sure the video wasn’t taking itself too seriously and that the end result would be a party. We also wanted to include us getting abducted by aliens (because why not?), us dressed up AS THE ACTUAL ALIENS ABDUCTING OURSELVES because I’m into that ‘same person playing both roles’ thing, a scene that kind of reminded us of Foo Fighter’s ‘Monkey Wrench’ video (because it’s cool as hell) and as much 90s sci-fi special effects as we were allowed to include because we were brought up on that shit.
I put this to director Ralph Fuller (GrainFreeze) and basically said “hey do you wanna have a shit load of fun making a video about aliens?” and he was instantly sold. However, when we turned up to shoot on the day, we found ourselves stood in a legit movie studio with seemingly countless people running around with 40 foot green screens and back drops of the Grand Canyon and shit.
I realised that it had all gotten horrendously out of hand, and that our little idea of “let’s make a fun/stupid Beastie Boys music video about us getting abducted by aliens” had turned into a legit Busta Rhymes music video that was actually gonna look really really sick. I then instinctively ate a chimichanga that was way too hot for me, donned a news anchor suit with the actual universe printed on it, and went on to deliver a performance many critics are describing as ‘kind of ok in a Ted Danson kind of way’. All in all, it was a huge success.”
Shifting into the fearsome duo Nova Twins, we have ‘Play Fair’.
This is a cut from the recent debut record, ‘Who Are The Girls’ which was released through Jason Butler’s (Letlive, Fever 333) Wreckords Crew, they explain:
“It’s the ultimate revenge tune, about powering through any hurdles that stand in our way. It’s a call to arms; rise against those who try to hold you back! If life hands you an unfair game, don’t play fair.”
Now we have someone new whom you might now now yet but you will, here we have the indie Singer/Songwriter Beabadoobee with the latest release before her debut full length record, ‘Fake It Flowers’ is released via Dirty Hit on October 16th 2020.
Check out ‘Worth It’ below.
Now, time for some Irish Post-Punk. You’re reading that correctly.
Coming off their recently released record, ‘A Hero’s Death’, ‘A Lucid Dream’ was the fourth track off the record and receives a video directed by Jordan Martin.
Now, we’re taking a massive left turn here and go more hardcore. at least ten times by the looks of this next track from Nasty.
This is their track for Menace which is their title track for their upcoming record which is going to be released next week (25th September) via Century Media Records.
For our penultimate video this week, we’re heading off to Sweeden.
The video for their song ‘The Future Of Warfare’, was completely created using building blocks and pays tribute to The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, which took place on September 15th 1916, and you can watch it below.
The band’s ninth studio album, ‘The Great War’, is out now via Nuclear Blast Records.
And for the finale this week, we’ve selected the Grammy award winning heavy hitting foursome Mastodon.
‘Fallen Torches’, a track from their rarities compilation, ‘Medium Rarities’, which is also out today.
‘Medium Rarities’ celebrates the band’s 20th anniversary, containing a number of covers, instrumentals, b-sides, live recordings, and more.
‘Fallen Torches’ was recorded in Atlanta last year, and features guest vocals from Scott Kelly of Neurosis.
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!
Burn It Down Festival have announced more bands which will be playing it’s 2021 lineup.
Pintglass, Vukovi, Nova Twins and Sickones will be joining Dinosaur Pile-Up in Various Venues in Torquay in September 2021.
Check out the full lineup below.
Bitch Falcon Catbamboo CLT DRP Delaire The Liar Dinosaur Pile-Up El Moono False Advertising Grove Street Families Hacktivist IDestroy Ithaca Mother Vulture Nova Twins Palm Reader Phoxjaw Pintglass Sickones TRC Vukovi We Never Learned To Live
Burn It Down Festival 2021 will take place at The Foundry, The Attic and The Apple And Parrot on September 11th 2021.
The threesome known as the British Rock trio Dinosaur Pile Up have launched their very own podcast, ‘The Cosmic Barbecue’, in a way to keep their fans connected to the band during the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.
On the podcast, vocalist/guitarist Matt Bigland has said:
“YO SHREDDERS!! We hope everybody is still safe and healthy and taking care of one another!! We know these are weird and hard times, and we KNOW how much it sucks that we’re not seeing so many of you out there on the road right now – so we figured we’d try and create another way for you guys to hang with us and feel connected right now.
The ‘CBBQ’ will be full of stuff like DPU tour stories, us discussing our journey as a band, general DPU related memories, discussing why being a medieval knight would have been cool, that time Mike died for the second time, why sandwiches are great, how we met Jim and why he’s a powerful wizard etc etc. You know, cool stuff.
We’re kind of just rolling with it and seeing where it takes us, and right now due to quarantine we’re recording it all separately as best we can – so forgive us for the sub $10,000 production value lol. To be honest it sounds pretty cool in my opinion. ANYWAY. Whilst we’re all separated from each other we’re gonna keep on trying to find ways to stay connected, but we think this podcast is a great way to start.
We’re super stoked on it, and we’ll be trying to drop an episode roughly once a week – so make sure you tune in and tell your buds about it.”
The first episode of the podcast is available to stream from most digital streaming platforms now via the following link.