West Coast rockers Lowlives have debuted a video for their track, ‘I Don’t Like You’, following the premiere over on BBC Radio One’s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter.
It’s been released as part of a 3-track effort of the same name, including a b-side called ‘Church’ along with an acoustic version of ‘I Don’t Like You’.
Vocalist/guitarist Lee Downer had this to say about putting the song together.
“The writing process for ‘I Don’t Like You’ came about really fast. I’d had the main riff of the song for such a long time, it’s pretty much the first thing I play when I’m trying out guitars and I oddly never tried to work it into a song. At the time we had a huge batch of songs written that were all pretty fast tempo wise, but I really wanted to have one that had that quiet/loud Pixies kinda vibe where it’s pretty much the same riff throughout the whole song.”
Check out the video for the track below.
The three track ‘I Don’t Like You’ EP is available now.
Happy October 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 on this weeks list are the French Metalcore troupe Landmvrks with their first material since their 2018 record, ‘Fantasy’.
Check out ‘Rainfall’ below.
Touché Amoré have a new cut in the form of ‘Reminders’.
It’s a cut from the band’s fifth album‘Lament’, due on 9th October, with the clip featuring a bunch of surprise guests (and their owners).
“The track was born out of the overwhelming anxiety that came from the controversial end result of Trump’s impeachment trial,” a press release explains, with vocalist Jeremy Bolm expanding: “I think when we are all panicking, we need to have those reminders that there’s love out there for us whether we believe it or not and that’s all that we can really trust to save us.”
Give it a watch below, and keep an eye out for Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra, Jacob Bannon of Converge, Frank Iero, Anthony Green, Skrillex, and many more.
Next we have the Canadian band Seaway, have released a new video for ‘Still Blue’ taken from the forthcoming new album Big Vibe, a guitar-driven collection of songs with big hooks and a bigger attitude. Big Vibe is set to be released on October 16th via Pure Noise Records.
“’Still Blue’ has been a favourite of mine from the record since we started it. It evolved a lot in the studio but each time got better and better,” recalls vocalist Ryan Locke. “It’s about investing yourself into something so heavily and not always seeing that energy returned or reciprocated. That feeling can obviously come in many forms.”
He continues: “We let our close friend and long time collaborator Miguel and DP Christoph Benfey really run with the visuals on this one. The concept is a happy fun drug trip and the different paths it can take but the guys really put their own spin on it with camera and editing technique. Have a safe trip!”
Moving to a different genre to what’s come to known right now is the Ska Punk genre.
Less Than Jake recently accounced the details of their upcoming ‘Silver Linings’ record which is their first full length release in over seven years. It’s set to be released December 11th 2020 via Pure Noise Records.
‘Lie To Me’ is the first offering of what to expect off the record.
We’re off to Hertfordshire for the next band in thsi weeks roundup with Alt Rock band Redwood. ‘Rumour Night’ is off their upcoming debut record, ‘Beside A Shallow Sun’.
Alex Birchall (Vocals / Guitar) says:
“When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I use an exercise where I write down everything that I’m feeling, without judgement or worry that anyone else will read it. It is a stream of consciousness that can be about anything. I’ll come back to it a few weeks later, and it’s where I get most of my inspiration. This process helped to create the foundation of ‘Rumour Night’. The song is about how growing up with mental illness can be a scary prospect and trying not to give up too much of yourself to the world when you don’t feel you have the mental fortitude to keep up. At one point at University, everything felt like it got too much, I stayed up for two nights in a row writing to get the thoughts out of my head. It helped me process the idea of wanting to be at peace with all of the chaos and anxiety in my head, rather than trying to fight it.”
Back in July, the hard rock five piece Bad Wolves released a video for ‘Learn To Walk Again’, which is taken off their second record, ‘N.A.T.I.O.N.’ out now via Better Noise Music.
The band released a lyric video for the track back in July which will also feature on the soundtrack for the upcoming horror – thriller film, The Retaliators.
Time for a little Welsh in this roundup. Cardiff based Panic Shack’s latest drop follows on from ‘Who’s Got My Lighter?’ and ‘Jiu Jits-You’, both released earlier this year.
“We wrote ‘I Don’t Really Like It’ as a song that could be about anyone and everyone,” they explain. “This single is a bit of a change in direction for us. It’s literally 4 lines but it makes an impact.
“Most may assume it’s directed at men from a woman’s perspective (I mean a LOT of our songs are) but who it’s actually about is a secret. Basically this song is for anyone who has felt spoken down to, patronised or ‘mansplained’ to… You get the picture.
“It was recorded at Rat Trap Studios with Tom [from Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard] the week before lockdown… unbeknown to us that would be the only time we get to perform the song for the foreseeable.”
Switching things up to a live video in Jinjers realm of offerings this week for ‘Sit Stay Roll Over which is off their upcoming ‘Alive In Melbourne’ Live record.
The band comments: “For some, “Sit Stay Roll Over” was the so-called ignition point where lots of fans first took notice of Jinjer – and it‘s still a burner today even though it sometimes gets lost between all our other tracks! It’s also one of the most technically complicated and extreme songs we’ve ever written, taking the band to the outer realms of death metal … Even after all these years of performing it countless times it still takes quite a lot of effort and concentration to play flawlessly live. We‘re pretty excited to have it put back to the forefront again on our upcoming live album!”
And the penultimate track comes from the Californian quartet Lowlives with their latest single ‘Gravity’, which the band directed, filmed, and edited themselves.
“Being a DIY band and always needing favors we figured we’d give our poor friends a break this time around.
Soooooo… here you go, our first ever fully written, directed and edited music video. It’s all shot on two budget Go-Pros with me as cameraman and Lee as the subject. The location was up in the mountains near Big Bear California. We used bits of drum gear and old microphone stands to clip cameras in creative places. We probably ran and rode about 25 miles that day.
The concept is basically a dumbed down Ground Hog day that follows the theme of the song. A love and attraction to another that feels like a gravitational pull so powerful it can move heaven and earth. Lee is caught in a loop trying to get back to his beloved wife but keeps waking up back in the forest. Bonus points to anyone who can see where I left the ladder in shot.”
And lastly this week, we have a band who are in everyone’s minds, the up and coming and ever impressive Wargasm.
The band recently dropped their fifth single, ‘Backyard Bastards’ and now here’s the stunning video to go with it.
Shot and edited by Olli Appleyard, the video sees sees Sam Matlock (guitar, vocals) hunting down Ryan Cornall (session drummer) on a manic murder spree that finds its peak in an epic showdown between the two, all the while being cheered on by Milkie Way (bass, vocals) and her dancer squad.
You can check out the video for ‘Backyard Bastards’ 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!
And now, it’s time for another week of the best singles that have recently been released, well, some of my favourites anyway! I’ve tried to make sure that none of these overlap with the Music Videos Roundup post which should have gone live in addition to this post as well so when you’re done be sure to head over to have a read of that!
Let’s get to the music then shall we?
Up first are those Chicago Pop-Punk, ‘Knuckle Puck’. Their new single, ‘RSVP’ is the band’s second release of the year following on from ‘Tune You Out’ which will feature on their upcoming third record, ’20/20′.
It’s an exciting track which is sure to become a Pop-Punk favourite over the course of the next year while keeping to that particular Knuckle Puck brand and might just be my favourite track by them in a while.
On the track, Nick Casasanto has said:
“This is one of the first songs I wrote in my apartment after moving to LA. So much had happened in my personal life after the release of ‘Shapeshifter’ that I felt like life was moving and changing faster than I could cope.
I felt separated from everything and everyone living on the other side of the country, but it was strangely refreshing. In a way, it felt like I had escaped a lot of my problems. So when people would ask, ‘When are you coming back to Chicago?,’ it was difficult to give them an honest answer.”
Moving to the face fresh punks in Out Of Love, their debut EP is set to be released in July 2020 via Venn Records. First through, the release of their promising new single in the form of ‘My Perfect World’.
Seattle based five-piece group Dead Lakes have a track incorporated with the personal struggles and anxiety attacks at the root of their latest track for ‘SMS Happiness’. When speaking to Alternative Press on their new, EP, frontman Summer Peterson talked about the track I’ve selected today saying:
“Dana Willax and Orie McGinness really brought this video to life for us. We knew originally that we wanted something bright, but we weren’t sure how to really present it in a unique way. Dana sent over a spot he found, and we were all blown away by how much the room matched the vibe we were going for. We just wanted the video to represent the inner turmoil of the lyrics contrasted by the calm, cool and collected front we sometimes put on to keep the people close to us from worrying.”
New Language was released today via SharpTone Records.
Moving straight to LA for the upstarts in Lowlives, riding off their stellar support slot for New Years Day a few months ago, the band have dropped two new tracks, ‘Bones’ and ‘Violent Dreams’.
I’ve gone with ‘Bones’ for this weeks list for the rough and splintering sound it’s giving off where mixed with the break at roughly two and a half minutes in, it’s a belter of a track that should be a staple of the band in the future.
And finally returning to the fold are the giants’ Evanescence. This is the first music off their first record of original material in nearly a decade, which is titled as ‘The Bitter Truth’ set to be released later in 2020. Their last self-titled record was released back in 2011.
Here’s the last choice of the week on The Singles Roundup, ‘Wasted On You’.
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 week for another round of great singles. 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!
New Years Day, February 18th 2020. The date of the first international band I saw this year and my first (of what I’m hoping will be quite a few appearances of mine) the Key Club in Leeds. I was so happy this was my first Leeds show of the year because it was honestly; near perfect! I’d been waiting a few years to see New Years Day, the first being Slam Dunk Festival a few years ago, the other a few months ago but other commitments held myself back from being in attendance on the dates closest to myself. I’ll say this, they didn’t disappoint!
First up on the bill are the dark electronica with distorted guitars and iconic melodies, this can only be Call Me Amour. Cards on the table, I was roughly five minutes late for their set because it took a while to get everyone in but straight in and straight to the point with the bands for gigs, that’s what you want right? Well, that’s exactly what Call Me Amour did, get everyone up and moving slightly, venturing out to communicate with the audience but they only possibly hit about half their capabilities with everything. Their energy though, there’s no doubt that they were infused with it.
Heading into the faster grooves on the night, Lowlives describe themselves as in your face and you can certainly see why. From the point of the inception of their set and they go a little crazy, enough to see that they do mean business here yet give a fresh perspective into the scene. Looking from my perspective, the audience did take to Lowlives a little better than Call Me Amour but I think its because part of their whole look is genre-defining and bending to rekindle the flame and get you truly warmed up for what’s coming next. Nevertheless, what you can see is this band just gaining a legion of followers, even though they’re not the headlining band… yet.
Now, New Years Day. They were formed in 2005, and hail from Anaheim, California. The band consists of Ash Costello on vocals, Nikki Misery on rhythm guitar, Frankie Sil on bass, Max Georgiev on lead guitar, and Zac Morris on drums. They started on Myspace and released their self-titled EP in 2006, then their first full length My Dear in 2007. Since then, they’ve released three EP’s and two full-length albums. Straight away, the audience roars and you can tell this set is going to be a success unless it just blew up in their face via Instagram (where they were streaming the performance on the evening). Also, this is the very first UK headlining tour the band have ever done, so you can expect things to get a little crazy, such as the band moving into the audience to gain a better perspective of everyone.
What’s more, is that tit’s hard to believe that this is the bands first ever UK headlining tour. I mean sure they’ve supported but they play as if they’ve been made for headlining shows. ‘Kill Or Be Killed’, ‘Fucking Hostile’ and ‘Shut Up’ all play key roles in their setlist whether it’s to get everyone moving, their horns in the air (for which everyone kept them all in the air for at least one track). The band have been around for now what will be fifteen years by the end of 2020 and now they’ve headlined the UK, we’ll be begging them to come back for more and just like with every other Post-Hardcore band, we won’t let them go that easily.
Above all else, Ash Costello and co made everyone feel welcome. This wasn’t your usual crazy output of things but this is where you have a sense of belonging within the scene and that’s just a beautiful thing to be feeling and massive well done to New Years Day for making everyone feel loved and included on the night because it felt more personal when Ash Costello shouted it but it’s more than that as if a family was coming together out of all of this.