Music Video Roundup 02/08/19

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 in this weeks roundup are New Zealand based heavy metal trio ‘Alien Weaponry’. The video for ‘Blinded’ is the B-side to the ‘Ahi Ka’ 7″ single.

On the track, vocalist Lewis De Jong shared:

“The song has very personal meaning for me, but we wanted the video to leave things more open, so people can interpret it their own way. Piotr and Dwayne have really captured the notion of altered realities that we were going for, and we hope people will find their own messages in the images and the music.”

 

Next, this band wrapped up a set at this year’s 2000 Trees festival but the Danish powerhouse MØL have released a documentary-style video in a montage of footage of the band.

 

Cambridge rockers Mallory Knox are nearing the released of their self-titled fourth record this month and this is the latest offering which has followed ‘Guts’, ‘White Lies’ and ‘Black Holes’, all of which will be released onto the record.

Check out ‘Livewire’ below.

 

Heading into unfamiliar territory with this one, The Amazons have a fresh cut from their second record ‘Future Dust’ which was released earlier this year via Fiction Records, which comes ahead of their sets at this year’s Reading And Leeds Festivals later this month.

Frontman Mattew Thomson has shared:

“We fell in love with [director] Thomas James’ vision for Doubt It early on. He tapped into the themes of temptation and recklessness and applied his love and knowledge for the Horror genre to come up with something special. In a twist of fate, the video was shot in Wales, the country in which we wrote and recorded Future Dust.”

 

Heading straight into heavier territory, the legends that are Skunk Anansie have premiered their brand new video for ‘What You Do For Love’, which is the first new music in three years for the band.

It’s pulled together lots of live footage from the recent EU leg of their 25Live@25 tour.

Speaking on the track, vocalist skin shared: “People always use love as the reason to do the most heinous things to each other.”

“The hardest songs to write are political ones which is why we always try to avoid them.

“They’re supposed to just instantaneously spill out of you due to pure vexation, or they sound insincere and you fall into tired old clichés. This is one of those moments of rage! Love always seems to be the reason why people do hateful things, which I’ve never been able to understand.”

 

Up next are Post-hardcore up and comers Anemoria who’ve debuted a video for ‘Cashmere Jungle’ which is the first piece of new material following last year’s self-titled EP.

It’s uncertain whether or not the song will remain as a stand-alone single, or if it’ll feature on a yet-to-be-announced EP or Record.

 

Heading over to Bristol, the Punks known as Idles have a new animated video for ‘Never Fight With A Perm’, which is a fan-favourite taken from last years record ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’.

It was created by the great team at Fluffer Records who used the beat ’em up video game concept for the song’s lyrics to tackle toxic masculinity.

 

Taken from the record, ‘Barriers’, Frank Iero & The Future Violents have dropped a video for ‘Great Party’.

Starring Surfbort, the video gets weird after Frank and his band performs.

On the track, Frank has shared:

“I knew immediately when we finished writing ‘Great Party’ that it needed to be a single off the record and that we needed to make a video for that song. when I wrote the treatment for it I could see the whole thing playing out in my head, and I knew that our friends needed to be cast in it! I saw this weird gathering that you couldn’t tell if it was an AA meeting or the worlds bleakest birthday, and I knew our friend Dani from Surfbort had to be the one to light the fuse that would turn everything on it’s head. I really love this video, it may have turned out even better than I first imagined it.”

 

Heading to the heavyweights for the final videos, the band making a name for themselves are TheCityIsOurs as they have released a video for ‘Don’t Wait For Me’, a single from their upcoming record, ‘Low’.

Mikey Page (Vocals / Guitar) has shared:

“‘Don’t Wait For Me’ was written about a relationship that was incredibly toxic. We wanted to highlight the effects that relationships of this nature can have. Toxicity in these scenarios is horrible for all those involved, but there is still a general stigma that often men are at fault within these relationships or they should just ‘suck it up’ and get on with it, and even though it isn’t widely spoken about, we’re just as vulnerable… We wanted to juxtapose the lyrical message with the music, to symbolise this stigma. On the surface, this track has a feel-good vibe, but if you dig deeper, you’ll uncover something far more vulnerable.”

 

Ending on the giants known as Asking Alexandria this week and just in case you’ve been living under a rock, they have recently released the mega video for ‘The Violence’ the band’s latest single which sees a little role reversal of the zombie genre and humans are the infected and zombies are their prey.

Danny Worsnop (vocals) has shared:

“‘The Violence’ was an incredibly rewarding song to create. Ben and I both got to go way outside anything we’d done before and create something fresh and engaging. Thematically the song is about the way mainstream media and politicians manipulate and spread mistruth amongst the people to encourage and create anger, fear, division, and conflict in their quest to control and acquire power. As the history books have shown, this only goes so far before the people stand up and say enough is enough. I hope everyone enjoys what we’ve created here, we had a great time making it, and even more fun shooting the video!”

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.

ArcTanGent Festival Adds More Bands

With more bands being added every week to more festivals, it’s just a question of when your favourite is making an announcement. Today, however, it is ArcTanGent Festival 2018 with the announcement that Tides of Man, Bad Sign, Halo Tora and more have been added.

Here’s the full list of added bands:

Bad Sign

Black Futures

Blueneck

Boss Keloid

Codices

Coldbones

Conjurer

Death & The Penguin

Halo Tora

Jean Jean

MOL

Mouse On The Keys

Natalie Evans

OHHMS

Orchards

Pijn & Conjurer (Performing as Curse These Metal Heads!)

Poly-Math

Seven Colour Drive

Tides Of Man

 

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This year’s ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 16th – 18th 2018 at Fernhill Farm, Bristol.