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!
First up this week we have the Australian outfit Bad/Love who recently released their latest single, ‘Social Suicide’ featuring Ken Crossfaith.
Social Suicide is a retort on how media influences society in an age where people are experiencing life through their phones.
“Young women are chasing an unachievable photoshop appearance in order to feel accepted while boys are taught that they must not show emotion and should mistreat others to feel important.” says Landon Kirk. He continues “Social media & marketing influences every step we take and we march blindly without free thought. We are losing what makes us human and are trading it in for a cheap artificial quick fix. Social Suicide is an anthem to make people aware of the affect technology, media and social influence is having on the human condition and to be reminded to step away and find free thought once more.”
“This song is a critical message to the generation of Social media. I’ve been doubting whether it is really important for our lives. It is helpful BUT I also think that we shouldn’t be addicted to social media platforms because sometimes it’s wasting our time. I’d rather face myself and get self evolution than become a slave of Social media. Conservation or Revolution, go pick one!” Ken Crossfaith
Now do you remember Palaye Royale’s track ‘Tonight Is The Night I Die’? It was a standout track on the record and we’ve been cautiously awaiting a music video. Now that time has come for a truly epic music video that can only be encapsulate Palaye Royale as the true visionaries they are.
This track is straight off their record, ‘The Bastards’ which is out now via Sumerian Records.
Next we have Equal Vision Records band Hail The Sun shared a new video for their song “Secret Wars.” Originally released on the 2017 EP of the same name, the band decided to create the video as a commentary to the actions and events that have occurred in 2020.
As guitarist Shane Gann explains; “After all that has transpired recently, we can’t help but think of this song, written back in 2017. We are pleased to have created a video for “Secret Wars,” which is all about the influence of those in power and how they keep us unaware.” The lyrical content of the track is just as prevalent now, paralleling the feeling that many are experiencing throughout the world today. Vocalist and drummer Donovan Melero elaborates; “I wrote this from a perspective of an instruction manual on how to control and manipulate the masses for a hidden agenda. I think powerful forces can do powerful things when we don’t know what’s happening.”
We’re heading over to Florida for the band Wage War as they have dropped the video for the song “Surrounded.” The song will appear on the fifth anniversary vinyl edition of the Blueprints, which was the band’s debut record. It was released by Fearless Records on November 27, 2015. Pre-order the anniversary version, which features updated artwork and packaging and is out 4th December.
“Surrounded” is a previously unreleased track from Blueprints. The footage that comprises the video was culled from personal clips from the 212 shows the band played in 13 countries while supporting the record.
“To celebrate the five-year anniversary of its release, we’re excited to put out an unreleased track from our debut album Blueprints,” shares Wage War. “‘Surrounded’ is a song that easily could have made the record, but never found its place. Over the last five years we’ve grown together — as musicians and individuals. The release of ‘Surrounded’ has been a great time to reflect on where our careers started and a chance for some perspective.”
The visual truly captures Wage War in their element — on stage and giving their all while living life on the road and converting those who see them into fans.
Right, now we are in the Bay Area for metal titans Machine Head as they have released a new single “My Hands Are Empty,” today on Nuclear Blast. The song marks the first musical collaboration between MH mastermind Robb Flynn and original “Burn My Eyes” guitarist Logan Mader in 24 years.
From the haunting opening vocal, the classical drums, the melancholy guitar line, the listener knows they are in for something epic. The sky gets a little darker, the goosebumps start to prickle the skin, ears search to hear what comes next. By the time the verse kicks in, the heaviness overtakes. “MISERY, cover me in waves, the heartache is slowly, withering, I become her slave”
And so begins a song of depression and opioid addiction, by Machine Head.
Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn begins, “I have some family members who have beaten their opioid addiction, and have some still in the throes of addiction. It is painful to watch, and I deal with it with great difficulty. It is a song of sadness, but there is hope as well. I have beaten my own drug addictions and we can fight through this, together, and share our pain with the world.”
He continues, “Musically I wanted to go for a bit of a “Through The Ashes Of Empires” vibe, and it had a grandiose vibe from the beginning, something about that vocal melody haunted me day and night. I sent it off to one of our collaborators Joel Wanasek, and he came back with a whole depth and dimension with strings and keys that really made the song come alive. I added the guitar harmony in the chorus soon after and I knew we were on to something special.
On the recent “Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary Tour” I mentioned to Logan about needing a riff or two for a new song, he was excited to collaborate, I sent him the song and the next day he sent me back the heavy riff in the bridge and I was floored. It fit perfectly, and felt really cool to be writing together 24 years later. Jared came up with the rhythm under the lead section and the song really locked into place.”
Guitarist Logan Mader adds, “During pre-pro for the BME anniversary tour last year, I had a special opportunity to collaborate with Machine Head for the first time in over 20 years.
This is a big milestone for me, to circle back on a massive orbit around life and end up doing new music with MH is epic and unexpected. The song, “My Hands Are Empty” was almost completed but needed a riff or two. Robb sent it to me, so I jumped in and added a section which ended up in the master after some arrangement tweaks by Robb. The song is amazing. It was a great feeling to be in the studio with Robb after all these years and I hope to do it again!”
The earth-pounding drums were performed by Navene Koperweis (Whitechapel, Animals As Leaders) who performed on the track “Circle The Drain” (released in February) and the song feature trading vocals in the chorus between lead singer Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern for a truly dynamic feeling musical piece.
Heading back to British waters for the the metalcore outfit Oceans Ate Alaska have debuted a new song called ‘Metamorph’, the band’s first offering of new material since their 2017 LP, ‘Hikari’.
“As the original lineup for Oceans Ate Alaska, we are hugely proud to announce our brand new single Metamorph,” the band says. “Time plays a key factor in growth. We as musicians have let this sink in over the past few years and expanded upon our influences and ideas. But the space we’ve had between us has brought a new creativity to the mix. Everything feels new, almost undiscovered. Prepare for a new era of music.”
The track also sees the return of original frontman, James Harrison, who left the band back in 2016. He was replaced by Jake Noakes (ex-Faultlines, ex-Laguna Sunrise), who has now stepped down to focus on his work as a tattoo artist.
Moving on in this weeks Music Video Roundup, the LA metal giants In This Moment have a special release in the form of‘As Above, So Below’, a track taken from their recently released seventh album, ‘Mother’.
“It’s a new level,” she said. “It’s empowering. It makes you want to hold your head high. I have guest singers. We’re covering a song. It is fire. It’s very powerful. And it’s such an honor to come together with these beautiful, powerful, talented, diverse people.”
Now, In This Moment are showing another side to their new music with the powerful video for “As Above, So Below.” Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the band had to approach this project a little differently. Directed by Brink, the “As Above, So Below” video features numerous captivating visuals and even portrays the In This Moment members as puppets.
“We are so excited to show the world the magic we created with handsomedevilspuppets and Jeremy Saffer,” Brink says. “It was a challenging time to bring a music video together with everything that’s been going on, so we had to get creative. We are so thrilled with the outcome and that we had to push ourselves out of our box to manifest this video. We feel grateful to collaborate with other artists and to be able to bring ‘As Above So Below’ to life for all of you. Enjoy.”
Ukraine’s busiest groove metal machine Jinjer are back with their brand new single “Retrospection (Live)”, taken from their upcoming live album: Alive In Melbourne, which will be released on November 20, 2020 via Napalm Records. The live album and subsequent videos were filmed on March 5th this year during their debut Australian tour with the pandemic hot on the heels of their Macro World Tour, which would sadly, along with the rest of the musical landscape come to a screeching halt a week after the Melbourne set was captured for on film. Still, with JINJER’s sheer will, drive, determination and never give up attitude they were able to turn the madness of this year into a positive.
Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov comments: It‘s still pretty incredible that 4 Ukrainians travelled 14,770 km just to sing in their native language … to the welcoming ears, eyes and open arms of Melbourne. This night will forever be burned in our hearts and the beat of “Retrospection” fit that night like never before. Shows like this should happen each time we perform and we cannot wait to get back on tour to make sure that happens every night. Until then just enjoy this moment in time called Alive In Melbourne“
Despite the Global Pandemic, JINJER have managed to stay busier than before and besides releasing their debut live album, they toured Germany and Switzerland in September becoming the first non-European band to tour across borders during the age of Covid-19 and they are also currently filming videos for all remaining tracks on their previously released album Macro.
Things are looking great for JINJER right now.
Penultimate video for this week’s roundup and a left field choice is the Alt-Pop superstar Billie Eilish with her latest release, ‘Therefore I Am’.
The track comes with an official music video also directed by the 18-year-old, five-time Grammy winner, and was shot in a deserted Glendale Galleria shopping mall, a familiar stomping ground for Eilish during her early teen years.
You can check out her self-directed video for ‘Therefore I Am’ below.
And the last choice for this week had to be this band. They’re Post-Hardcore, they’re Welsh and they’re back with their latest effort in ‘Monsters’, Dream State’s first new music drop since the release of 2019’s PrimrosePath.
Produced by long term collaborator Dan Weller (Bury Tomorrow, Enter Shikari) the new single is the first chapter for the band. Currently recording a new EP due for release in the first half of next year, the band will also head out on the road for their rescheduled UK tour supporting I Prevail and slots on both Slam Dunk and 2000trees festivals.
Speaking on the new song, CJ Gilpin (Vocals) says, “Monsters is an expression of the inner goddess in me and is about the acceptance of my messy, chaotic energy; the owning and surrendering to who & what I am. It’s an awakening and I am saying, ‘I am okay with who I am and I will not be misled anymore’. It has taken lifetimes to get here.”
They’ve also released a video for ‘Monsters’, which you can check out below.
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!
So it’s a bit of a good news, bad news situation today.
The good news is that the other day, the Welsh powerhouse Dream State dropped their stunning new single ‘Monsters’ on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show. You can read the review of the single here.
Singer CJ Gilpin explains – “Monsters is an expression of the inner goddess in me and is about the acceptance of my messy, chaotic energy; the owning and surrendering to who & what I am. It’s an awakening and I am saying, ‘I am okay with who I am and I will not be misled anymore’. It has taken lifetimes to get here.”
Produced by long term collaborator Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, BABY METAL, Bury Tomorrow) ‘Monsters’ is the first chapter in an incredibly busy next twelve months for DREAM STATE. The band are currently recording a new EP due for release in the first half of next year, and will also be unveiling a limited edition vinyl press of the ‘Recovery’ EP. These will be followed by their rescheduled UK tour supporting I, Prevail (on mostly already sold out shows) and slots on both Slam Dunk and 2000trees festivals.
The bad news is that the band also have announced the amicable departure of drummer Jamie Lee, who has decided to step away from band life. The band wish him well and will be announcing a permanent replacement in due course.
Check out the cover art for the track ‘Monsers’ below.
And check out the Music Video for ‘Monsters’ below.
The band are set to tour the UK in April / May 2021 in Support of I Prevail as well as perform at Slam Dunk Festival and 2000 Trees Festival.
Here are the dates.
April 30th – Leeds Beckett University (SOLD OUT)*
May 1st – Academy, Dublin (SOLD OUT)* 3rd – SWG3, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)* 4th – O2 Institute, Birmingham (SOLD OUT)* 6th – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London (SOLD OUT)* 7th – O2 Academy, Bristol (SOLD OUT)* 9th – Academy, Manchester (SOLD OUT)* 10th- Rock City, Nottingham (SOLD OUT)* 11th – Pyramids, Portsmouth (SOLD OUT)* 29th – Various Venues, Slam Dunk Festival
The Welsh troupe are back! That’s right Dream State has released some brand new material which is their first output since their 2020 record, ‘Primrose Path’.
You can just imagine this track live. And the music video just gives off every indication of how this experience would probably transpire when touring resumes.
This track is the perfect representation of what Dream State is. Pulsating Drums, Incredible riffs and CJ’s vocals. I couldn’t find any way to describe how spectacular her vocals are on this track so I’m just going with that. You have to remember that Dream State do have a vast body of material in their EP and Record they’ve previously released but somehow they always manage to outdo themselves so well where ‘Monsters’ feels as if they’re just inviting us into this world which drives the symphonic metal feel which seems unparalleled. On the other hand while this may feel as if it’s a track that didn’t make the final cut on ‘Primrose Path’, their theme of hope is one that will be constant where if utilised as it was here, will propel to incredible heights. The topics they write about in anxiety and addiction show how open this band can be in an effort to push them which makes it all more gut wrenching in subsequent listens and all the better as a whole.
At the time of writing, it’s uncertain whether or not the track will feature on a forthcoming EP or album, or will remain as a stand alone single.
Check out the Music Video for Dream State’s ‘Monster’ below.
There’s been a whole load of names added to the upcoming 2021 iteration of Slam Dunk Festival.
In addition to Don Broco and Sum 41 who will be the headlining bands, Young Guns, Trash Boat, Dream State, Movements, Doll Skin and more have all been added.
Ben Ray (Slam Dunk Festival Director) says:
“Not delivering Slam Dunk Festival in 2020 was hard, but with 2021 being the 15th anniversary we will be sure to make it a special one for us all. With overwhelming support shown by our fans by keeping hold of their tickets, I felt it was important to try to give them as many of the artists they bought their tickets for as possible. Therefore I’m so happy to be able to confirm the majority will be returning”.
The full lineup of bands are as follows:
Check out the full list of artists below:
SUM 41 AND DON BROCO
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All tickets from Slam Dunk Festival 2020 will be valid for 2021.
Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will take place May 29th (LEEDS) and May 30th (HATFIELD).
First off I do apologise again that there was no music video roundup or new music roundup post last week. As stated in the New Music post, my store had come out of lockdown and due to the hours I was taking up, there was very little time which I could contribute to the blog last week.
Now, moving onto this weeks roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos and sometimes a little information that comes with them! 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 (videos)!
First up this weeka re the British starrs Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes with a previously unreleased track which has not seen the light of day for over half a decade!
It was originally recorded for their 2015 record, ‘Blossom’ but never made the cut for the release. But, to celebrate the anniversary, they’re re re- releasing the record as an extended deluxe edition, including the new track in it’s listing.
Keeping things British for at least this track is the emo quintet Creeper where they have an animated video for the track, ‘Be My End’. This is off their upcoming record ‘Sex, Death & The Intimate Void’, which is set to be released next month.
Will Gould (Vocals) says: “‘Be My End’ is the opening song on our new album ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’. Thematically it introduces the ‘apocalyptic romance’ that the album deals in. The music video marks the first time the band have used animation to tell its story. Calvary Falls is realised in its full glory as our narrative hurtles towards its conclusion. This is the band in a way you’ve never seen it before.”
Stepping into Pop-Punk territory where you get a 2 in 1 video because this features some guest vocals from Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade! This is Knuckle Puck whom have a video off their upcoming record, ’20/20′ set for a release date of September 18th 2020 via Rise Records. Check out ‘Breathe’ below.
Compilation Footage ahead! Originally set to have a video of live footage for this Dream State video, the shift had to go to the band asking fans to send in footage of them singing along to the track for ‘Are You Ready To Live?’
This really does work for the video as well, possibly better than any live footage could do.
CJ Gilpin (Vocals) comments on the track:
“We all at some point in our lives hit rock bottom, and the only road from there is one of change – only you can really pick yourself up and find the meanings that fit you. To be a fully whole being, you must first conquer your fears and pain by yourself; this life is the journey of self and no one can live it like you. No one will see it like you. Are you ready to live?'”\
For another latest release, Misery Signals gives the world a taste of what’s to come off their upcoming record, ‘Ultraviolet’ which is set to be release on August 7th 2020 via Basick Records.
Frontman Jesse Zaraka says:
“It is a record that purveys a much greater sense of hope than those that preceded it, and I think that as older individuals this was important from the onset of the process. I tried to create a Misery Signals record that was lyrically more positive than the previous outings, something that I could get behind as a father. Though there still exists a fair amount of tension and darkness, there shines a great amount more light.”
Moving forward in this weeks list, we have Broadside with their most recent track to come out, ‘Heavenly’ which is off their upcoming record, ‘Into The Raging Sea’.
It’s a love filled track which is a change of pace from the darker aspects they’ve been showing lately.
“’Heavenly’ is just a cute song. Sonically, it’s rooted in our old sound…the one that got us to the place where we are today. It’s a love song and an ode to our first single ‘Coffee Talk.’ Underneath the ‘big picture’ I try and paint into my lyrics, I’m still just a romantic to the core.”
Shifting gears to the Post-Hardcore quintet Slaves, they have released a video for ‘Like I Do’, which is the closing track off their upcoming ‘To Better Days’ record. This is set to be released August 5th 2020 via SBG records.
Heading over to Wichita as we move closer to the end of this week’s list is the Post – Hardcore troupe Revisionist, which was initially premiered on Dead Press. ‘Salient Rite’ is the first track to be released since last year’s ‘Culling’ record.
The track was produced by Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie where Joshua Barbee (Guitar) comments:
“‘Salient Rite’ really focuses on the hardships and struggles we as people go through. How much better one becomes as they deal and learn from the situations. How it affects your circle and elevates as a whole.”
Now we enter the ever growing world of Palaye Royale. The track, ‘Anxiety’ is off their recently released, ‘The Bastards’ record via Sumerian Records which follows on where their previous video, ‘Lovely’ left off which is as dramatic, explosive and hard-hitting as you could get. And best of all, Remington directed it!
And for the final music video of this weeks list, we have the ever explosive gods, Lamb Of God. ‘Gears is off their self-titled record, which was released in June.
Mick Morton states:
“The day has finally arrived! We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing our new, self-titled album today. We’re all so proud of this collection of songs and feel like they rival some of our best work. As a band, we have a reawakened energy and a renewed creative spark that is evident in these songs and pulses through the entire album. Everyone involved in this project is beyond anxious for the world to hear it. We hope you enjoy it and we thank you for your support!.”
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!
The Charity Festival Teddy Rocks will live on in 2021!
The upcoming festival which has moved its date due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which is going to be co-headlined by The Amazons and The Fratellis will take place to raise money to fight childrens cancer is set to take place on 30th April – 1st May 2021 at Charisworth Farm, Blandford, Dorset.
On the announcement, Festival Director Tom Newton has said:
“We’ve made the very difficult decision to move Teddy Rocks Festival to 2021. As always, the safety of everyone from the audience to the performers and our crew is paramount to us. With there still being uncertainty regarding Covid19, it’s only right we make this decision.
“All tickets for 2020 remain valid and can be rolled over to 2021, and we would love for you to continue your support and keep your tickets for the new dates whilst we work tirelessly to bring you as close to the same line up as before. We need your support now more than ever to continue to run this festival and to continue to help children with cancer.
“We want to say a massive thank you to anybody who has already purchased tickets before and during these unprecedented times. It really has kept us motivated and driven and reminds us that not only are we able to help children with cancer and their families, but we also provide local musicians with a platform and give young people the opportunity to share stages with bands that they aspire to. We simply cannot do this without you!”
Adding to the bill are Dream State, The Snuts, The Bottom Line, Bellvue Days, The Skints and more.
WOW! I cannot believe some of these names on 2000 Trees Announcement. Creeper, Lizzy Farrall, Boston Manor, Dinosaur Pile-up, it seems as if it was created for me!
Let’s get to those bands that are playing the Cheltenham Festival!
Chapter And Verse
The Get Up Kids
Jimmy Eat World
The Joy Formidable
Lucia And The Best Boys
The St. Pierre Snake Invasion
Ten Times A Million
We Never Learned To Live
The Winter Passing
Wow, all I can say is wow!!!!!
This years 2000 Trees Festival will take place July 9th – 11th 2020 at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham.
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.