It’s 4PM and it’s 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.
This weeks first video comes from the Californian collective, Black Label Society with ‘Bored To Tears’ which is off the bands reissued ‘Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19. Zakk Wylde has said:
“…with the NEW BLACK LABEL SUPAH-EXCITING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT HIGH CALORIE BURNING video for ‘Bored To Tears’, I told BLACK LABEL DIRECTOR O’ DOOM & DELIGHT, Father Justin Reich, that I wanted to do an ‘exciting’ and ‘tough’ looking video in the movie genre style of Clint Eastwood & Charles Bronson. After seeing the video, apparently, Father Justin Reich doesn’t know who these LEGENDARY FILM ICONS are or has them confused with two other actors named Clint Eastwood & Charles Bronson. Every time I watch this video, I’m more confused than I was during the previous viewing.”
Up next are the King’s Lynn melodic hardcore group MY Only. They’ve recently released a brand new emotive cut titled as ‘…unfamiliar’, which is a continuation of their previous release, ‘…a death’.
“My Only are demonstrably flawed. Believers in understatement, the four-piece from across the UK are intent on identifying and replaying what makes us human: nuanced and imperfect emotional well-being. ‘…unfamiliar’ explores the aftermath of ‘…a death’. An ending that was long speculated came to fruition. The resulting abjection was crushing. My Only regret was …unfamiliar.”
Moving toward some contemporary Punks channelling the 90’s grunge movement, L’s Ramonda Hammer is moving up in the world with the help of their new single, ‘Better View’.
“Better View is about various fantasies and realities that two people find themselves in when they are trying to get to the best version and perspective of each other,” explains frontwoman Devin Davis of the song’s lyrical content. “It also explores identity — how two people can lose themselves in each other…and identity in the sense of how people feel in their own bodies. That being said, I think emotions and personal qualities have no gender; strength isn’t masculine and nurturing isn’t feminine. Two people in love just put all their non-binary puzzle pieces together and see what kind of picture it makes.”
Moving ahead with their upcming record, Motionless In White are bringing the fright in a new animated video for ‘Undead Ahead 2: The Tale Of The Midnight Ride’. It’s the latest cut from their upcoming record which you can view below.
Moving into some Pop-Punk territory now, The Dangerous Summer has a new video for their single, ‘Bring Me Back To Life’. I’m guessing they had to name change quickly because of the Evanescence track (that’s a terrible joke) but the track is emotional and sweeping for everyone, here it is below.
Everyone’s waiting to hear the Scottish Power Rock duo Vukovi’s new record and every cut from the record just makes us want more and in their next video for ‘Behave’, this video is fully signed via an animated interpreter.
“Anyone can be a part of Vukovi and we’re always thinking of ways to show that to people. Rather than ‘yet another lyric video’, we decided to create something that would include another demographic of people that I feel are sadly forgotten about at times. We hope you all enjoy.”
For this next video, the Cowboy is back. There’s only one band this can be. Don Broco. They’ve just dropped their video for ‘Half Man, Half God’. It was partially filmed at their Wembley Arena show earlier in 2019.
Continuing their domination of the UK and pushing their latest record, ‘In Moment // In Memory’, the Southampton lads in Our Hollow, Our Home have a spellbinding new release in a video for ‘Disconnect’.
‘Disconnect’ is primarily about dealing with such emotions, those times when you feel that life has taken a drastic shift for the worse and you just can’t quite comprehend the reality of what’s happening around you.” says Vocalist Tobias Young
For the penultimate track, I’ve deviated from this weeks list, just a touch. It’s The Drew Thompson Foundation and yes that’s the Single Mothers vocalist doing what he does best. The videos a little funny which shows a day in the life of Drew’s life with a little bit of everything including Ice Cream thrown into it.
And lastly, they’ve been away for a long while working on their anticipated second record and it’s been well worth the wait. This Irish three-piece new track is apparently their most ferocious track to date.
“It’s a heavy hitter with a lot of massive riffs. Lyrically, songs are always open to interpretation but we will say this, the verses are an inner voice or a devil on the shoulder and the choruses are the volcanic eruptions from deep within. Heavy shit. We know. Can’t help it.”
It can only be the fabulous Fangclub.
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.