New Music Video Roundup 18/12/20

Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released Music Video 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, originally formed in the foothills of Colorado by college friends Jarvis Anderson (lead vocals, production), Sam Martin (vocals, keyboards), and Simon Katz (guitar), the band moved to Los Angeles after dropping out of school. Luis Rosiles flew from Jarvis’ hometown of Chicago to join the band as their drummer, and LA local Michael Bucher joined as bassist.

The band paid its dues in the glitter and grime of seedy Hollywood nightclubs before being adopted by Hermosa Beach, a Los Angeles sea-side community with a strong punk rock heritage, which identified with their synth-heavy, sweaty and wildly packed shows.

Of the new single, Anderson explains, “Cooler is told from the perspective of a guy that is set on winning over a girl who rejected him in the past. I love how the throwback synths and guitars rise as his story gathers fun, frenetic momentum.”

The result is an absurdly epic and feel-good song that seems serendipitous to the band’s actual comeback. The single somehow finds a way of being equal parts soothing and exciting; healing and rambunctious. Those who are fans of their debut Hit “In This City” will find “Cooler” just as irresistible, with its veracious hooks, and genre-bending, disruptive appeal.

Moving forward this week, cleopatrick have shared a video for their swaggering new single, ‘Good Grief’.

The release marks the Canadian duo’s – Luke Gruntz (guitar/vocals) and Ian Fraser (drums) – first single from their debut album, due via Thirty Tigers in 2021.

“This song marks the beginning of a new era for our band,” says frontman Luke Gruntz. “‘GOOD GRIEF’ is the first single off what will be our debut album. It’s here to strike fear in the hearts of our enemies, while simultaneously throwing an arm around our friends, introducing them to the new sound we have spent the last year-and-whatever totally obsessing over.

“‘GOOD GRIEF’ was born in quarantine. I found myself spiritually and physically locked in the very basement I had been romanticizing so deeply on our early records. We were bummed to say the least, but after a few weeks of video games and dog walks, a silver-lining began to emerge. I started writing again, and found myself feeling more self-aware, vulnerable, hungry, and vengeful than ever before.”

Now for the number three pick, a band we just can’t get enough of recently and that is the Texan pop-rock trio Waterparks with their latest single, ‘Lowkey As Hell’.

It’s another video from the band to be directed by frontman Awsten Knight, who also had this to say about the track.

“The song is a recap of the last year or so. It really describes what’s been going on and who I am. When I’m on stage, I’m a forward-facing, extroverted presence. At the same time, I’m also the biggest hermit ever. I just like to stay in, ignore my phone a lot, and write. I’m naturally reserved in my day-to-day life. The juxtaposition of loud materialism versus private emotion in that opening line really encapsulates the feeling I wanted to get across in the rest of the song.”

You can check out the video for ‘Lowkey As Hell’ below.

Moving to a little bit of Ska Punk in this weeks list, we have an offering in the form of Orange County, CA 7-piece Bite Me Bambi where they’ve dropped an EP, the aptly titled ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ (fitting for the year of the Covid), a collection of the singles the band has released in 2020, plus an exclusive bonus track titled “This Love is Dead.”

“This collection of songs represents the origin of Bite Me Bambi. Essentially they were the first initial songs Tahlena and Brian wrote before and while the band was forming. We feel that this collection is a good representation of where the band was in 2019-2020 and as always we are happy to put them out so the fans can have all the singles in one EP.”- Bite Me Bambi

How’s two Ska Punk tracks sound? Now we have in the form of Californian heroes Goldfinger for ‘Wallflower’, the lead single to come from the band’s recently released full-length album, ‘Never Look Back’.

Discussing the video, frontman John Feldman had this to say.

“We had such a fun time making this video. I was stoked I was able to use my house in my backyard, so I barely had to travel! Hahaha! Caleb (Alvarez) did a fantastic job directing, we’re very excited for you all to see!”

You can check out the video for ‘Wallflower’ below.

Switching up genres right now, there’s the French metalcore troupe LANDMVRKS with ‘Lost In A Wave’, the latest track to come from their forthcoming similarly titled third album, ‘Lost In The Waves’.

You can check out ‘Lost In A Wave’ and its video below.

Electronica anyone? After announcing the release of his second EP titled “Continued Survival”, the Italian-born musician and producer Souvlaki unveils another piece of this new work, which was preceded by the single “7LUNGS” (featuring Slim Gong) at the beginning of November.

“Isolation” features Deborah Grandi on vocals and is presented with a stop motion video directed by Souvlaki himself, along with Carlo Rodella and Nicola Nolli.

The musician comments: “This is the first song I started working on for this new EP, the one that set the whole songwriting process in motion. Deborah’s vocal lines were written almost on the spot, we found them when we first listened to the base in the practice room and they immediately seemed to work well in the song.

The lyrics match the story of the video, the central theme is people’s incommunicability, and the song title seems to sum it up quite well.
I have to admit that I struggled to finish the arrangements of “Isolation”, but I perceived its great potential right away and I didn’t want to set it aside. Thanks to Simone Piccinelli, who contributed to the production of the EP, I got to find the balance between all the elements in this song.

I am satisfied with the outcome and I hope listeners will appreciate it too; personally, I like the atmosphere it evokes, that slightly “retro” touch; it plays along within a mix between darkness and positive feelings.”

The EP “Continued Survival”, produced by Souvlaki and Simone Piccinelli at La Buca Recording Club and mastered at Woodpecker Mastering will contain 6 tracks, including the single “Isolation” and the previously released single “7LUNGS” and will be available on all main digital platforms starting January 15th.

Fresh from the announcement of their upcoming album The Battle At Garden’s Gate, Greta Van Fleet have just unveiled an incredibly huge new video for their latest single Age Of Machine.

The epic clip – which was in fact co-directed by Greta Van Fleet and Matthew Daniel Siskin – addresses ​“the rumbling beauty around us, but leaves the final significance to the viewer”, so you’re going to have to pay close attention (and possibly even take notes?!) to work out what it all means.

The band’s second studio album, ‘The Battle At Garden’s Gate’, is set for release on April 16th 2021 via Lava Records/Republic Records/EMI.

Time to smooth things out, at least for one video right now and that is with Cancer Bats. The band have an acoustic EP on the way, and have ‘Deathsmarch To A New Acoustic Beat’ in support of it.

This is a stripped down reworking of their song ‘Deathsmarch’, which comes from the band’s 2008 album, ‘Hail Destroyer’.

You can check out ‘Deathsmarch To A New Acoustic Beat’ and its video below.

And lastly this week we have the side project of Will Gould of Creeper and Matt Reynolds of Skylar which can only be Creeper. The title? ‘Throat’.

Will explains: “Being that ‘Throat’ is a song about obsession, we thought it would be a cool idea to base the video for the song loosely around Stephen King’s book ‘Misery’.

“We once again brought in Olli Appleyard of Static Dress to make the film, but we changed a few details in the story to better fit SALEM. The key two being that it now takes place in a boudoir with padded walls, and that at the end of our story, everyone dies.”

And that’s it for another week of a roundup of the best new Music Videos 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!

Just an announcement for the next two weeks New Music Video Roundup, there’s not going to be one post because of the holidays and will resume in the new year. Happy Holidays everyone from Almost Anything Music.

Goldfinger Detail New Record, ‘Never Look Back’

Goldfinger have announced their new record! The upcoming release is titled as ‘Never Look Back’ and is set to release in just a few weeks on the 4th December 2020 via Big Noise.

The band dropped their first material of music since 2017, the single ‘Wallflower’ will be below.

Check out all the details of the upcoming record below.

  1. Infinite
  2. The City
  3. Wallflower
  4. California On My Mind
  5. Nothing To Me
  6. Good Guy
  7. The Best Life
  8. Careful What You Wish For
  9. Cannonball
  10. Golden Days
  11. Dumb
  12. Standing On The Beach

Pre-Orders are available via Goldfingers Webstore.

Music Video Roundup 01/05/2020

It’s back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another so there’s a little something for everyone here but enough talk, let’s get down to things.

First up we have trippy vibes with Silverstein featuring Princess Nokia in ‘Madness’ which is taken off their new record, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’, released via UNFD. Think of it as the very best of things with things just taken to a whole new level with the visuals.

 

Seconds up and off a recent release of Derek Zanetti aka The Homeless Gospel Choir with ‘This Land Is Your Landfill’ which dropped via A-F Records / Hassle Records. Now though, the man has a new video for us in the form of the track, ‘Don’t Compare’. A little Folk Rock with one of the kindest and best people in rock.

 

Now, how about we move to a few quarantine video picks and to the Ska Punk’s Goldfinger? I’m quite interested in these quarantine videos to see what people can come up with but nevertheless, it’s fantastic to see so many different bands releasing their videos in this way. Check out this video for ‘Get What I Need’, which is taken from Goldfinger’s seventh studio record, ‘The Knife’ which is out now.

 

Keeping things in order for a  two in a row style for the moment for our next video. Some bands have great ideas but then Coronavirus happened. Now, Super Whatevr have made a funny snapshot of a challenge set on themselves: making a music video while in social distancing.

Check out ‘Melancholyism’ below.

 

Is this man never smiling? He always seems to have one on him. 🙂

Yungblud has a brand new video for his single, ‘Weird’ out into the world now. This was filmed whilst in isolation, adhering to Social Distancing where the musician’s being belted around everywhere and it’s such a good track as well!

 

Next, we’re moving across to Connecticut for something a little more alternative now as Lakeshorehave a new release which is the lead single from their 2017 debut EP, ’41’.

Guitarist Ben Lionetti has said:

“The song ‘History’ is our first single as a band, it was always a song that resonated deeply with us. So during this quarantine period we wanted to re-imagine it in a cool and fun way that still captures the deep emotion within the song.”

 

Moving back to the UK for our next video, we are going to a different kind of extreme and we have newcomers to the deathcore genre in Nottingham based band Azazel. Directed by the people over at Loki Films, i is the second track from the bank since their new vocalist, Tristan Hill came into the fold.

On the track ‘Cocoon’, the band have said:

“‘Cocoon’ is a transitional period, a time of waiting, growing, becoming something bigger. In the case of this song, it is a fictional story of a being which resides within the centre of the earth, waiting to rise up and just live, but for that to happen, life on earth as we know it would end. The song is a soundtrack of the creature’s slow movement towards the surface.”

 

Keeping things heavy for just another moment, Newcastle based up and comers have a video track off their debut record, ‘How Well Do You Really Know Yourself’ released into the world as of today.

The band might be unavailable to make a video at the moment so instead, the band have compiled some live footage from a headliner in their own hometown! Get ready for some Slow Motion High Octane energy!

 

It’s been a little quiet in the camp for the ex-Fearless Vampire Killers frontman Kier Kemp and his project, ‘Inklings’ but now he’s back with his band on the latest single, ‘Sertraline’.

On the track, Kier has said:

“I wrote this song about my ‘love affair’ with sertraline, which is an anti-anxiety drug. In 2017 I burned myself out and the result was GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder). It basically meant that my body started producing too many stress hormones and everything went haywire, after coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t imminently dying doctors prescribed me sertraline. It made me better and now a few years on this song was almost a goodbye to it.”

 

And lastly, we have come to the group who are dominating at the moment, Pvris. the band have shared a brand new video for their single, ‘Gimme A Minute’ which sees the group embarking in the Science Fiction genre which blends 3D animation with live-action footage of the band. The track is taken off their upcoming record, ‘Use Me’ which was originally set to be released today but now due to circumstances beyond their control, it will be released July 10th 2020.

And that’s it for another week of the music video roundup! Be sure to check back next week for another look at the latest music video releases from the best bands around and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your new favourite band on that list.

Slam Dunk Festival Adds Four Bands

Another announcement has been made today for the 2018 Slam Dunk Festival

ROAM, The Audition, Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger have all been added to the lineup.

 

The 2018 festival takes place in May on the following dates:

May

26th – Slam Dunk North – Leeds City Centre

27th – Slam Dunk South – Hatfield Park

28th – Slam Dunk Midlands – Birmingham NEC

 

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