Southern California band MOVEMENTS are back with a brand new track.
The band has shared the visualizer for “Cherry Thrill.” “Cherry Thrill” presents a new sonic side of Movements. The California post-hardcore band taps into its alternative and indie rock sensibilities on this smooth, steady, and ultimately woozy track. While the band is known for its push and pull guitar tension, “Cherry Thrill” slows things down in favor of a more deliberately delivered dose of rock.
It’s a softer, gentler side of Movements that still hits just as hard — emotionally.
“‘Cherry Thrill’ is definitely a departure from the ‘typical’ Movements song,” the band says. “As this band has grown and changed, so have our tastes. We wanted to find a way to step out of our usual writing style and explore a new sonic wave, while still maintaining the core of what this band has always been. ‘Cherry Thrill’ is the first step in a new direction for us, and we’re extremely excited to continue down a path of natural, but significant progression.”
Regarding the song’s meaning, singer Patrick Miranda says, “This was the first song that I decided to write that has absolutely nothing to do with an actual experience in my life. It’s fully fictional. The idea is essentially a modern-day Bonnie & Clyde story. The narrator of the song is describing his undying, over-the-top love for their partner. They will do anything for each other, including robbing banks, murder, etc. The phrase ‘Cherry Thrill’ was my way of describing a sort of thirst for blood or a desire for chaos, but also the love and sensuality of the relationship between the characters.”
It’s been some months since Slam Dunk Festival, the last time I was able to watch Boston Manor take to the stage and since then, they’ve dropped their latest effort, the EP ‘Desperate Times, Desperate Pleasures’ which has some absolutely insane tracks on there and ended up being some people’s favourites of the year. We caught the show with amazing supports from up and comers Jools, the utterly fantastic Movements and the headliners themselves, Boston Manor.
First up were UK based Jools. It was hard to pin them into a corner, genre wise. That’s what I love about some bands, you never know who’ll just intrigue you or make them obsessed on a first time listen and I have to say they’re quite mesmerising. With only a handful of single release under their belts, they’re certainly making strides to be on this tour but it also meant they have a lot to prove. With some great clear vocals and crashing melodies, they’re a band whom I expect to blow up in a massive way on the touring and festival circuits soon. With their tracks being such genre bending curiosities full of political and social issues, it’s no wonder they’re becoming more relevant as well as a band that the audience warmed to over the course of their set.
Movements were just so special to watch. I’d been listening to them for a while now nand certainly wasn’t disappointed by the Post-Hardcore outfit. With their older material off ‘Feel Something’, it was a very energetic and atmospheric set at the same time, which is something that seems impossible for most, but childs play for this band. It was a strange combination I have to point out but they were clearly winning over everyone tonight as the room filled to near capacity where it was an emotional rollercoaster by the time they were finished. Frontman Patrick Miranda got the crowd going again and again, egging them on to become a little more involved than they’d like which kept everyone roused and summoning the energy to have some pits open up. The bar was set by them and needed the headliners to smash through it entirely.
Now Boston Manor were as mental as you might expect from the videos and images you may have seen from some social media. With their set just beaming with massive energy and even bigger mosh pits, not to mention more crowd surfers than this place is usually used to. Being in Yorkshire and them being a Lancashire band did stir a little bit of controversy but they’ve been playing over in Leeds for so long I think the crowd just decided we’ll claim them as our own.
What filled the night was just utter and total carnage, with track such as ‘England’s Dreaming’, ‘You Me & The Class War’ just opening all the wounds in the aggression for the pits to open up in a way we’ve not experienced in a while, with every track gaining more traction on par with every studio version with the scorching melodies of the crowd joining in to keep the unrelenting energy going.
As things start to climax, one of their more recent tracks in ‘Carbon Mono’ hits in a way the others just don’t. The pounding electricity drives the audience into a frenzy before they even take their leave and now we just want more from them. Now that the tour is complete it’s just a matter of imagining what will come next from this band.
Boston Manor have announced they are rescheduling the dates of their UK tour until early 2022.
Movements and Jools as support.
You can read a full statement from the band, explaining their reasoning for the decision:
“We have come to the difficult decision to reschedule our UK tour until Feb 2022. These are the new dates and we are excited to add Movements & Jools.
All tickets remain valid for these new dates.
Tours take a lot of work and time to rescheduled and we have been working on this since the emergence of the Delta Variant. We didn’t want to run the risk of cancelling the tour late on you guys yet again so 2022 feels like we will all be fully out of the woods and our fans can see us in the safest way for the rowdiest shows possible.
We were not willing to let COVID destroy a second year for our band entirely, we’ve been busy in the studio and will have new music for you soon as well as soon announcing a USA tour for later this year as America has been in a much more open state for the last couple of months.
Again, that took months to put together.
We have also started a new Twitch channel recently so join us over there if you can at twitch.tv/bstmnruk.
Thanks for understanding, we realise it’s not ideal but we are doing the best we can in what are uncertain times.”
Here are the dates:
Check out the tour dates below.
10 – LONDON Electric Brixton 11 – MANCHESTER Academy 2 12 – NEWCASTLE St Doms 13 – GLASGOW Garage 15 – LEEDS Stylus 16 – BRISTOL SWX 17 – BIRMINGHAM Academy 2 18 – SOUTHAMPTON 1865
Due to their prior commitments, both The Story So Far and Movements will no longer perform at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.
Both bands had previously confirmed to perform at Sad Summer Fest, which due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shifted their originally scheduled dates which now overlap with Slam Dunk Festival.
The organisers of Slam Dunk Festival have said the following:
“We are sorry to announce that due to Sad Summer Festival in the US being rescheduled, The Story So Far and Movements are no longer able to make it over for Slam Dunk Festival in September.
Like us, Sad Summer have had to reschedule multiple times due to the pandemic, and this has caused the unfortunate clash. We as a festival, and all the bands on the line-up, are confident in a return to international travel and touring by September and we will be announcing more line-up additions over the summer. Thank you all for sticking with us as we finally navigate our way out of this dark time!”
This year’s Slam Dunk Festival will take place on September 4th 2021 at Temple Newsam, Leeds and on September 5th 2021 at Hatfield Park, Hatfield.
Tickets from last year’s cancelled event will be honoured and remain valid for 2021.
Remaining tickets are on sale now with a range of payment plans, and can be purchased online from seetickets.com.
Hello 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 up in this weeks music video roundup, we have the Pop-Punk phenoms Makeout.
Kyle says, “‘Home’ is my first song and video release with the band. We co-wrote the song with Jayden Seeley [of With Confidence] and it was produced by Matt Holmes with some help from Travis Barker and Matt Malpass. We knew right away that we loved the track and the reception from our fans has been great so when it came time to do the video we wanted to make sure we did something different.”
He adds, “The question we had was: ‘how can we make a cool and clever video while being quarantined and while social distancing?’ It was not a typical scenario. There were only a few of us allowed on set and everyone had to have masks on but it really came together when we decided to use an old 8mm camera and to project the scenes of the band playing on the wall behind me. Our director Kyle Cogan and his team at Simian Design really helped conceptualize this and bring it all to life.”
Next up we’re going to have a change of pace for it in the form of Brutus. the track is taken from the bands brand new live record ‘Live In Ghent’ out on 23rd October through Hassle Records.
Capturing this incendiary outfit in their hometown of Ghent in front of 750 of their most die hard fans at this special, sold out show, is seen by the band as a way to balance out the fact a year of touring has been taken away from them and all musicians.
On the release for the video of ‘All Along’, the band say:
‘We released All Along on November 21, 2016. It was the first song of our debut album BURST, which came out early 2017. Back then, we had absolutely no idea about what would happen. We had no big plan, not even big dreams. We had played a hundred shows mostly in Belgium, when all of a sudden there was this warm independent label called Hassle Records and some guys called Wez and Mease who wanted to release our first album BURST. All Along was the first song out. Our world changed. 2018 and 2019 were all about touring all over Europe and even the USA and writing NEST. We had to strip down day jobs and cut in on family life to follow this rising dream. We’ve learned that our music touches a lot of people and we are truly honoured by that. All Along is definitely the song that got everything rolling. That’s why All Along will always be a special song to us. Hope you’ll love this live version as much as we do.’
Moving to Melbourne, Australia for the next choice in the roundup we have the hard hitting Alpha Wolf. They’re a band who don’t shy away from the darker parts of the human soul and with their latest single, ‘Restricted (R18+)’, vocalist Lochie Keogh stared as deeply into the void as he could, to face the monster inside us all.
He commented: “Restricted is about selfishly bearing the burden and weight of something terrible that’s happened to someone you love. While you struggle with feelings of helplessness and the inability to protect those you care about, your mind wanders and fixates on exacting revenge so brutal and heinous that you can no longer differentiate between the monsters out there, and the one inside yourself.”
Guitarist Scott Simpson dove deeper into the formation of this track and that moment where everything just clicked. “The main ideas for this song were started when Mitch came down for a writing session in my studio. We knew we wanted to push the boundaries of how heavy we could take Alpha Wolf. As it came together musically we knew it was heading in that direction, but as soon the vocals were added onto the track it just went to that next level, and fast became a favourite of everyone in the band.”
‘Restricted (R18+)’ marks the fourth single off Alpha Wolf’s upcoming sophomore album ‘a quiet place to die’ which will be released via Greyscale Records / Sharptone Records on September 25th.
We’re headed to Brazil for the heavy giants Sepultura with a cut off their latest full length record, ‘Quadra’.
The environmentally conscious video was created in collaboration Amazon Frontlines, a non-profit organisation based in the Upper Amazon that leverages technology, legal advocacy, and movement building to support indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life, and cultural survival in the Amazon Rainforest.
Keeping the metal alive with Pallbearer as out next choice in a video to accompany ‘The Quicksand Of Existing’, which is off their upcoming record, ‘Forgotten Days’.
On the release, Joseph Rowland (Bass) says:
“As we strive to be, the forces of entropy perpetually pull us down into a state of being unmade. The body degrades; the mind and memories fray into unwoven threads, no longer connected to the rich fabric of the self. Choices made upon our separate and conjoined paths may find us engulfed in a mire of our unmaking. I wanted this song to face this reality with a grim determination.”
Fit For A King have released their utterly devastating new record via Solid State. Check it out because devastating is the right word for it.
Off the record, ‘The Path’ is an amazing track off the record and it is one track that makes the band what they are.
Next up is one of the best British kings of rock. Jamie Lenman in fact as it’s the latest look into his mini record, ‘King Of Clubs’ which dropped today.
“‘Like Me Better’ was one of the tracks I added to the album when I decided I wanted to make something with a bit more depth than an EP. I had to go against my instincts and trust the strength of the song in order to not fuss it up or make it more complex than it needed to be – just three chords and a slow beat. I ended up whacking a big riff at the end of it cos I love big riffs but otherwise it’s a very simple tune, and probably better for it.
Lyrically it’s about things that repulse you at first but later you come to appreciate. This could apply to food or music or anything that provokes a strong reaction but in this instance it’s definitely about people and physical attraction. When people talk about having a secret crush, it’s usually about someone who looks a bit odd but nevertheless has a certain something about them. The whole record is about complex, contradictory and potentially uncomfortable feelings so it fits right in.”
California’s on our radar next for Touché Amoré and the follow on from their July single ‘Limelight’. ‘Lament’ is the title track off their upcoming record, set to be released on October 9th 2020 via Epitaph Records.
Oh we forgot to mention, Manchester Orchestra’s frontman Andy Hull has a guest appearance as well!
And for the penultimate choice of the roundup, following on from the release of ‘No Good Left to Give’, Californian stars Movements have a video for ‘Santiago Peak’ which I know isn’t a music video technically but the visual style is one that needs to be watched right now.
Lastly we had to go British for the sheer passion this video gives. You Me At Six are well and truly back in the spotlight now with their upcoming record, ‘Suckpunch’ just been announced and their latest single ‘Beautiful Way’ finds the band breaking ground into something which is a little different but all the same amazing to hear.
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!
There’s been a whole load of names added to the upcoming 2021 iteration of Slam Dunk Festival.
In addition to Don Broco and Sum 41 who will be the headlining bands, Young Guns, Trash Boat, Dream State, Movements, Doll Skin and more have all been added.
Ben Ray (Slam Dunk Festival Director) says:
“Not delivering Slam Dunk Festival in 2020 was hard, but with 2021 being the 15th anniversary we will be sure to make it a special one for us all. With overwhelming support shown by our fans by keeping hold of their tickets, I felt it was important to try to give them as many of the artists they bought their tickets for as possible. Therefore I’m so happy to be able to confirm the majority will be returning”.
The full lineup of bands are as follows:
Check out the full list of artists below:
SUM 41 AND DON BROCO
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All tickets from Slam Dunk Festival 2020 will be valid for 2021.
Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will take place May 29th (LEEDS) and May 30th (HATFIELD).
Following some buzz and rumors, the Californian quartet Movements have announced the details of their upcoming second studio record, ‘No Good Left To Give’.
It’s set to release through Fearless Records on September 18th 2020.
The band have also shared their lead single for the release, ‘Don’t Give up Your Ghost’.
You can view the cover artwork, track listing and pre-order options below.
01.) In My Blood 02.) Skin To Skin 03.) Don’t Give Up Your Ghost 04.) Tunnel Vision 05.) Garden Eyes 06.) 12 Weeks 07.) Living Apology 08.) Santiago Peak 09.) Seneca 10.) Moonlight Lines 11.) No Good Left To Give 12.) Love Took The Last Of It
Yes, we’re back for another countdown of ten of the last week’s music videos. What has been released this week? Well let’s kick things off with Architects great live video for ‘Doomsday’ which was filmed at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Last week, I posted in the countdown’s list that Sainte’s first EP was drawing to a close but now, she’s closing the first chapter with two music videos. Here is the second video in the last first chapter in ‘Feels So Wrong’.
Good Charlotte was one of the co-headliners at Slam Dunk festival last month but if you missed the opportunity to see them live, don’t worry. The band have compiled footage shot across their recent run of UK and EU shows. Check out the live video for ‘Actual Pain’ below.
Ahead of their appearances across various UK festivals, Southend alt-rockers Asylums have dropped a new video for ‘Millenials’. This is off their upcoming record ‘Alien Human Emotions’ which will be released July 6th.
The next band have been spending a lot of time on the road recently, which includes their first stops in the UK and now here’s another live video added to this list for ‘Third Degree’.
Belmont has announced that they’re releasing their self-titled full-length record on August 17th and they’ve dropped their first music video for the record in the form of Hollowed Out which you can view below.
A while ago, One Ok Rock dropped the track ‘Change’. The track is beautiful but the video is even better. Just watch.
Trash Boat are gearing for their new record, ‘Crown Shyness’ and now, the record single has been released. It’s called ‘Inside Out’ and on the concept of it, frontman Tobo Duncan has said to Rocksound: “this song is a personal analysis of my inner monologue. The ‘guy’ that’s with me with every decision, every thought process and my quietest, most solitary moments. ‘
The Amity Affliction are back. They’ve shared a new video in the form of Ivy (Doomsday) from the upcoming record, ‘Misery’ which is going to be released on August 24th via Roadrunner Records.
And now, time for a new song from As It Is and their new single from ‘The Great Depression’. and The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry) track and video is one that: tackles toxic masculinity, and the long overdue need to rebel and speak out against outdated ideals that to this day continue to threaten individuality.
And that’s it for another countdown of music videos! Check back next week for another ten of the best.