Recently, the first wave of bands for Reading & Leeds Festival 2022 has been announced, and there’s some huge names on the bill.
The festival is going with their East and West Main Stage set-up again and some names of who are playing? Oh….. Bring Me The Horizon, Halsey and Rage Against The Machine being three of the headliners, alongside Megan Thee Stallion, Dave and Arctic Monkeys.
Then as well we have Måneskin, Enter Shikari, FEVER 333, Kid Brunswick, jxdn, Pale Waves, Denzel Curry and loaaaaads more.
Leeds and Reading Festival 2022 will be taking place between August 26-28 at Bramham Park and Richfield Avenue respectively.
Tickets will be going on general sale this Friday (December 10) at 9am.
Hey everyone, apologies there wasn’t any roundup post the other, things have just gotten away from me this week and I’ve just lost track of so many things here. But now, we’re back to normal
If you’re new to the roundup, in this one we detail ten of the latest Music Video’s for your ears and eyes to consume! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another, with one or two wild card picks but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!
First this week we have the lovely Canadian foursome who are: Seaway.
‘Big Vibe’, the bands latest and highly anticipated new album was released into the world recently where it boasts a diverse range of influences from Tom Petty to David Bowie to The Killers and more, Big Vibe is the band’s most adventurous record yet. “Mrs. David” is the bands latest video which I cannot take my eyes off right now.
“’Mrs. David’ is a special song for us because it was written after the record was finished. The lockdown pushed our original release date back so we were able to go back into the studio to add the song to the record,” recalls vocalist Ryan Locke. “In my opinion, the album isn’t complete without this song so it was a happy accident that the release was pushed and we were able to add this song.”
He continues: “The video for Mrs. David takes place in a fictional world we conjured up with Yeah Films. We wanted it to look dark and seedy almost like our own version of Gotham City. We also pulled heavy influence from David Bowie and Freddie Mercury to nail the 70’s/80’s influence of the video.”
Moving ontot he enigmatic Mayday Parade next in this weeks roundup, this is a cut from the band’s new EP, ‘Out Of Here’, with the clip directed by Scott Hansen and featuring up-and-coming actor J. Gaven Wilde (The Righteous Gemstones, Halloween Kills, Stanger Things).
“First Train is about not getting weighed down by the negative things in your life,” frontman Derek Sanders says. “It’s about having the power to move forward and become whatever you want to be.”
Now Pure Noise favourites Bearings have their new record, ‘Hello, It’s You’ release just around the corner where they have the latest release in the form of ‘Super Deluxe’.
They previously announced the details of their upcoming new album ‘Hello, It’s You’, out 20th November through Pure Noise Records. It was produced by Courtney Ballard (Good Charlotte, Waterparks).
As a whole, ‘Hello, It’s You’ uses its lyrical poignancy to elevate universal emotions all too jumbled in the current climate. It’s hard enough to be human, but add in the creeping existential dead de jour, and it’s downright confounding at times. But by reassuring fans to embrace the conflict and messiness of life, Hello, It’s You serves as a reminder of our own humanity, reaching deep into those emotions and stirring something important and long-lasting.
Elsewhere, there’s been some signings in recent announcements. Calva Louise is one of the bands where they have signed to FRKST, which is an imprint of 300 Entertainment and they’ve dropped their latest track, ‘Trail’.
A homage to Franz Kafka’s dark 1925 novel The Trial, the song arrives with a video the band filmed themselves during lockdown.
Vocalist Jess Allanic says of the concept: “A storm of lightning and meteorites points to wanton destruction. A person runs carefree and fearless until she finds her own image trapped in a holographic false reality, becoming aware that she is inside a human-scale video game where her capacity for submission is put to the test. Upon realizing that all is a projection, the game ends. Only confusion could induce her to restart the trial, unless she dares to break out of that sordid game. This is the game of any society that imposes incoherent rules, in fact, this is as absurd as the Kafkaesque Trial.”
Now, jetting off to Ohio, we have Jetty Jones, which is the musical project lead by Kelc Galluzzo, with their latest release in the form of ‘Taking Up Space’.
The track is the cut of material to come from Jetty Bones since last year’s ‘-‘ EP.
“I just did the math, and it took 565 days from writing this song in a hotel in Nevada to finally getting to share it with you (aligners with a music video nonetheless). I think in the eagerness to share art and embrace the connective community surrounding it, I often forget that the incubation period might be necessary. Here’s hoping this song finds you exactly when it is supposed to.”
We’re moving to a double here next because both of these incredible artists have had music videos released into the world as of late. HINT: you can probably guess where we’re going but if you want to preserve the mystery then that’s all up to you.
We have the magnificent Machine Gun Kelly next in this weeks Music Video Roundup ‘Forget Me Too’, is a track from his recently released fifth album ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ and the track features a guest spot from pop star Halsey, who also makes an appearance in the video.
Now we’re turning to an unstoppable force in the music industry right now and that is the magnificent Yungblud. See, you got it right?
His latest release for ‘Cotton Candy’ is the fourth from the soon-to-be-released record, ‘Weird’ following on from ‘Strawberry Lipstick’, the title-track, and ‘God Save Me, But Don’t Drown Me Out’.
Here’s what Yungblud had to say about ‘Cotton Candy’.
“‘Cotton Candy’ is about sexual liberation. To me, sex and sexuality is about freedom and the idea that you can to lose yourself in other people of all genders, of all shapes and sizes to find yourself and figure out who you truly are. Sexual interaction should not be shamed, it should be celebrated because to have safe sex is to spread love and the world needs love more than ever right now.
This song is so important to me because I see and speak to my fan base, facing insecurities around sexual interaction and I want to let them know that it is ok to be EXACTLY WHO THEY ARE and have the right to unconditionally love who they want and be loved in return.”
We’re going to finish heavy for the last few videos this week, and we’re going to turn things up starting with War On Women with the latest release ‘White Lies’, off thier upcoming ‘Wonderful Hell’ reocrd, which is set to be released on October 30th 2020 online and physically on November 13th 2020 via Bridge Nine Records.
The video below was created by and stars the Baltimore artist Landis Expandis.
Sticking their heads in the sand during a pandemic has never been an option for Ukrainian groove metal juggernaut JINJER. Instead of drowning in self-pity and using the current global situation as an excuse to be lazy, the band has not only unleashed the ferocious new video to their 6th single, “The Prophecy”, today, but have also announced that they will be making videos for the remaining three songs off of their critically acclaimed breakthrough album, Macro.
Eugene, JINJER bassist, comments: “When we wrote “The Prophecy” in 2019, little did we know that it would prophesize things to come in 2020 … the entire screwed up, scary and confusing year all wrapped up in our brand new single. That being said – we are not only very excited for this new video, but to also announce that we will release videos for all tracks from our Macro album. It‘s the very least we can do in these strange times!”
JINJER are gearing up for the release of their very first official live album: Alive In Melbourne, to be released on November 20, 2020 via Napalm Records. Alive In Melbourne was recorded during the sold out debut Macro Australia Tour in March 2020, just days before Covid-19 stopped JINJER’s world tour in its tracks and changed all of our lives collectively forever.
And lastly I knew I needed to put Employed To Serve last on this weeks list because when you hear ‘Party’s Over’, you’re going to be drawn into a music explosion the like of wish need to be heard to be believed.
The Woking based band have released their latest cut of fresh material which is their first since their 2019 record release of ‘Eternal Forward Motion’.
For all those who are listening, ‘Party’s Over’ is the final track of this weeks Music Video Roundup!
And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks 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!
It’s Friday at 4PM! 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. First up is someone with a love/hate relationship with everyone and that is Andy Black of the Black Veil Brides. Following the teasing, he’s announced his upcoming solo record, ‘The Ghost Of Ohio’, which is set to drop on April 12th 2019. Of that, the latest single, ‘Westwood Road’, has a video which you can see below.
Next up are the recently emerging duo Sadsun. They’re from the North East, namely Newcastle and they’ve introduced themselves in the best way possible in the form of their debut single, ‘Control’ which you can view below.
Who loves a good old fashioned performance in a music video? That’s exactly what Gloo are going for, in the video for their amazing track ‘Stop And Stare’. Check it out below.
Last year, The Dangerous Summer returned with the first record in five years but they aren’t any signs of the band slowing down in releasing new material. ‘Where Were You When The Sky Opened Up’ does pack a punch but is instantly different from their roots.
Now, do you enjoy weird Science experiments, neon glasses and creepy doctors? Well, Palisades new video for ‘Erase The Pain’ is the video for you! It’s taken from their fourth record, ‘Erase The Pain’, which was released at the end of 2018.
This is a huge new video. Crystal Lake have revealed a huge brand new video for ‘Devilcry’ It’s off their 2018 record, ‘HELIX’ for which they’re currently touring for in America with August Burns Red, Fit For A King and Miss May I. It’s heavy, techy and filled with lots of live footage.
One artist to watch this year is the ever fantastic Cory Wells. He’s about to tour, supporting the legendary William Ryan Key (Formally Yellowcard) and now has something for us to feast our eyes upon in the form of ‘Patience’
Who loves a good cover? I do. Pop-Punk kings New Found Glory have ‘From The Screen To Your Stereo 3’ dropping soon. This is their record where they cover trailers from films in feature-length films. The first track off this particular release is in the form of ‘The Power Of Love’ by Huey Lewis & The News, from the 1985 Sci-Fi classic, Back To The Future. Check out the video below.
A few weeks ago was Valentines Day, and there was a special collaboration between Yungblud, Halsey and Travis Barker (Blink-182). When the three were in Sydney together, they had to perform it live but now, there is a video for the track. Check it out below.
And now, we’re at the last track of this week’s Music Video countdown. Off their debut record, ‘One Of Us’, is the title track which features members of the band, Fever 333 in a protest. This is coming off one of the best records released so far this year and now, here is one of the best videos of the year so far in a march alongside the United Teachers of Los Angeles in support of their strike.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundups. Be sure to check back next week for another ten of the best right here at Almost Anything Media.
Yungblud, Halsey and Travis Barker have announced a collaboration between themselves where a mysterious website appeared this morning featuring artwork and a countdown ending at midnight on February 14th.
Here is the cover art.
A short teaser clip was also posted by the artists to their Twitter accounts.