InMe Part Ways With Greg McPherson (Bass)

British quintet InMe have now confirmed they are a quartet after Greg McPherson (Bass) has left the band are fifteen years.

The news was shared via an announcement on their Facebook page, which you can read below.

“After 15 years of incredible musical contribution, next level live performances, and just straight up amazing fun good times, Greg McPherson is no longer part of InMe. 

We love you Greg, and wish you all the best moving forward. Our heartfelt thanks to you for everything you’ve done for this band.

You’re a legend, cheers brother.

The next chapter of InMe (25 years and counting) shall be revealed soon. 

Thank you all for your support, always.

InMe x”

McPherson joined the band in 2006 after the completion of their touring for the second record, ‘White Butterfly’.

Since he joined, he performed and featured on all of the band’s following records, the latest being last year’s ‘Jumpstart Hope’.

More details on McPerson’s replacement and future output and activity from InMe will be confirmed as it develops.

Music Video Roundup 16/08/19

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. Up first this week are newcomers Like Giants. They’ve recently announced their debut UP, ‘Sovereign’ where frontman Daniel Kai has said:

“We wanted to create something that infused elements of bands that we have all separately taken influence from, with heavy breakdowns that will excite fans of heavier music, but the jumpy pop punk rhythms and melodies that will excite fans of bands like Neck Deep, State Champs and the like, with lyrics that everyone who listens can relate to, talking about issues that most people will experience in their day to day lives.”

Their lead single for the EP, ‘Cut And Run’ can be viewed below.

 

Switching things up to a more well known band, Bring Me The Horizon have recently released a video which features a montage of live shots, animated clips and anime! Yes, anime! Here’s ‘sugar honey ice & tea.

 

Ahead of their headlining stance over at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals, Twenty One Pilots have dropped a video for their track, ‘The Hype’, which they filmed over the weekend of their hometowns show in Columbus, Ohio. Want to know what to expect? Check out their video below.

 

Next on the list, we’re heading across the pond to Essex for InMe. They’ve recently beefed up their line-up to a quintet as they’ve released, ‘The Next Song’.

On the track, frontman Dave Mcpherson has commented on its lyrical concept.

“This is a song about constantly singing about someone to the point of mental excess, and promising that the next song is going to be the last one I write about that person. The guys ran with this from the demo I made and painted their melodies all over it to make a much bigger sound, a big anthem that’s also quite heavy in its own way. ‘The Next Song’ is pop catharsis for me.”

Check out ‘The Next Song’ below.

Going to Kentucky for the next five-piece band in the form of White Reaper. This is another band who’s also at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals but they give the fans just what they want. Check out ‘Real Long Time’ below.

 

Moving to the rising rockers Black Futures who’s released a new video for ‘Body & Soul’,  which is set to be on their soon to be released record, ‘Never Not Nothing’

On the track, the band have said:

“‘Body & Soul’ is a simple, singular expression. We are all the same cocktail of matter squished together to form a body. A vessel for experience and feelings. It’s time to free yourself from the shackles of conformity.

Drain your brain of hyper capitalist smug and become steward of all life! An empathy machine! Humans; the protectors of existence! Gather as a mass of humanity and have an apocalypse prevention party! Giving the meaningless meaning! I am you and you are me! Make Weird & Live Free!

Or summink like that! At least that’s what Joe Strummer told me in my dreams.”

 

Have we had any more bands from Scotland on the list apart from Woes lately? Now we do! Neshiima have got a lead single off their upcoming ‘Green’ EP! This will be the final instalment of their EP trilogy series.

Liam Hesslewood (Vocals) has said:

“This song was a tough one to write, as the theme is suicide prevention. The main hook outlines negative emotions that can trigger the need to take life into our own hands. The verses reflect on those that we are willing to let go, to see if they return to us or not.

It’s a plea to those in need to recognise that sometimes the dark clouds aren’t permanent. There is always a better way. It addresses the fact that numbing out the world through isolation only makes the situation worse.

With both this song and its video, we’re trying to show that we all need each other. The grass may not always be greener on the other side, but you must nurture what you have and learn to grow in your own way with the support of others… and by being a support to them.”

 

Everyone knows about Twilight right? The vampire film that’s not really scary or very vampyric in any way? Christina Perri had a song on one of the films (I have no idea which one, because I ‘ve never seen any of them).

Now though, New Found Glory have covered the track where they have not only recorded a cover, they’ve made a video for the track!

 

Everyone who is a Korn fan! I know I’ve kept you waiting until the final two videos here but the wait is worth it. This video isn’t your usual video as well, it’s a very trippy visualiser so there’s something different in this weeks list as well!

Check out ‘Cold’ below.

 

And for the final selection of this weeks Music Video Roundup, this has to be my favourite video this year. It’s silly, weird but fantastic! Alex Gaskath has a directors credit now for Simple Creatures latest video and what does the latest music video for his side project with Mark Hoppus contain? Sock Puppets! Just watch this video to believe it.

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.

InMe Announce New Guitarist

With their upcoming record release, ‘Jumpstart Hope’ coming soon, the Essex band InMe have announced they’re adding to their ranks in the form of guitarist John O’Keeffe.

For those who are fans of Seventh Shade, they might recall O’Keeffe and for InMe, he will be their second rhythm guitarist and this means that the band will be from now on… a quartet!

Here’s the band’s statement on the new recruit!

“And then there were five… everyone say hello to John.

We are incredibly excited to be continuing our journey with John O’Keeffe joining us on guitar. As a lifelong InMe fan, we’ve got to know John very well since he started coming to watch us play many years back. John has since been touring with us for several years on our merch table and, more recently, has been joining us on stage for a few songs. We feel this lineup is the strongest yet, we are working more collaboratively than ever and we can’t wait to show you what’s in store. We’re determined to make our September shows the best yet and we know that the new line-up will make this happen. We can’t wait to get back on the road, play some shows and have a good time.

“It’s not very often somebody gets to say that they joined their favourite band.”

Welcome to the band John.”

 

‘Jumpstart Hope’, InMe’s upcoming release is set to be released later this year.

 

Music Videos 11/11/18

Hello everybody! Welcome to another entry in the Music Video top ten list. If you’re new to the posts then this is how it goes down. Every week, I find ten of the best music video releases out there and put them into a convenient list for everyone to enjoy. Let’s get started!

First band up in the list is Dance Gavin Dance! The band released their eighth record, ‘Artificial Selection’ last week and now have released a new entry in their ‘Robot With Human Hair’ series with a new addition in the form of, ‘Son Of Robot’

 

Teesside’s own Northshore are making a name for themselves on the up and coming markets. “For What It’s Worth” is the first single and title track from their upcoming EP, which is due for release February 15th.

 

Now, just before a UK will commence with the people in Ghost Bath, Danish band MOL have a new release with the title track of their debut record, ‘Jord’.

 

Another video to go with touring. Ahead of their first headline tour of the UK, Melbourne (Yes, another Aussie band) based Pagan have a very colourful track for the aptly named, ‘Imitate Me’. It’s off their full-length record, ‘Black Wash’ which was released earlier this year.

 

Back to Britain now, we’re going for InMe for the next choice of video. They have their seventh record, ‘Jumpstart Hope’ ready to unleash upon the world and they have a preview for you in ‘For Something To Happen’.

 

Onwards from a sold out co-headline London show at Thousand Island, Metalcore up and comers TheCityIsOurs have dropped a new video for a fantastic single, ‘Casket’.

 

London based group Calva Louise have been making a few announcements as of late. From their upcoming record to tour dates, there had to be a new music video. ‘I Heard A Cry” is complete with an energetic street chase and matches the liveliness of the track itself.

 

Now we get to Ohio for emo vets Hawthorne Heights. They’re busy at the moment supporting Silverstein on their ‘When Broken Is Easily Fixed’ 15th Anniversary tour but they have a new video out for ‘Crimson Sand’.

 

Memphis May Fire have a new record out very very soon and the Post-Hardcore/ Metalcore favourites have shared a brand new single out in celebration. ‘The Old Me: sees vocalist Matty Mullins covering up his wrongdoings when he tries to bury a body when the unexpected happens.

 

Lastly, we’re going for Yorkshire based band Heartsink. They’re doing pretty well for themselves at the moment and they have a fantastic new track in the form of “Same Old Lies” which was produced by the fantastic Sleepless Productions. Let’s take a look

 

And that’s it for another round of music videos for a week. Be sure to check out my other posts for music news, photo galleries of recent shows and interviews with musicians. I’ll see you next week everyone.

Teddy Rocks Festival Announces New Bands

Back for 2018, Teddy Rocks Festival has announced more bands, adding to its already impressive lineup for the May festival.

Added to the lineup includes bands such as Sonic Boom Six, MC Lars, Wallflower, Nervus, Shields, The Hyena Kill and more joining headliners Feeder and Ash.

The festival takes places on May 4th – 6th at Charisworth Farm. All proceeds from ticket sales go to Teddy20 which supports children with Cancer.

Day, Weekend and Camping tickets are available from the Teddy Rocks website.

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