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
Fontaines D.C. have announced they’re set to perform via a livestream show.
The virtual show where where will be able to view multiple camera angles will take place on 23rd November 2020 at 20.30PM GMT from London’s 02 Academy Brixton, in support of their new record, ‘A Hero’s Death’.
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!