New Music Roundup 18/12/20

Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. 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 this wee are Frank Iero and his band, The Future Violence with the second track from their upcoming EP, ‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’ set to be released on January 15th 2021 via UNFD.

This is just a true Punk track with raw vocals as well as blaring drums to match.

Next up this week we have the Bristolian pack Superlove with their standalone, raucous track “Not Me! Not You!”.  The track, which follows their recently released brand new self-titled EP also comes in support of Rude Records 20th Anniversary.

“This single represents a pure burst of energy that we wanted to release having been sat around for most of the year.” says singer Jacob.  “It’s a song about people not having a clue what’s going on in the world. It’s a step away from our last few singles from our recent EP & it just felt right to throw it out into the world and watch the reaction seeing as though we can’t go and play some live shows off the back of the EP’s release. We recorded it in the first week of the UK’s 2nd lockdown and it’s been the quickest turnaround for a release yet, we are so excited of the prospect of hopefully playing it live one day to a proper rowdy room.”

Continuing in recent form for the Sweedish Trio Normandie, the latest effort, ‘Atmosphere’, is the latest choice of single to come from the band’s upcoming record, ‘Dark & Beautiful Secrets’ which is set for a release via Easy Life Records on February 19th 2021.

Vocalist Philip Strand had this to say of the track.

“One in five people in Europe say they experience feelings of loneliness, and during the pandemic many more feel anxious and isolated. With ‘Atmosphere’, we wanted to highlight the issue of loneliness online and how hard it can be to reach out for real connections. With the video we tried to focus on the lyrics, and let the visuals reflect on the emotions in the song.”

We’ve been waiting on some Pale Waves news for a while and we got it with the first track ‘Change’ and now this is a little bit of a different track to say the least with the Indie influence mixed with Avril Lavigne vibes, we have ‘She’s My Religion’ which is off their upcoming record, ‘Who Am I?’ which will be released via Dirty Hit on February 12th 2021.

Now I had to choose this track for the final pick this week and that is David Hasselhoff.

The Hoff has teamed up with Austrian duo CueStack for an epic single and sci-fi-tinged video, Through The Night, with the band previously revealing of how it all came about: ​“The project started in 2018 and many demos were made, many meetings were held and what seemed like an impossible idea slowly turned into a reality. David finally recorded the track with us, CueStack, in 2019 in Vienna and we also shot a cinematic music video together.”

And that’s it for another week of a roundup of the best new tracks 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!

Just an announcement for the next two weeks New Music Roundup, there’s not going to be one post because of the holidays and will resume in the new year. Happy Holidays everyone from Almost Anything Music.

New Music Roundup 11/12/20

Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. 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 this week are Audio Karate whom have reissued their sophomore record, ‘Lady Melody,’ on vinyl for the first time ever! Remastered by Jason Livermore (The Blasting Room), the limited pressing of 500—100 copies in classic black vinyl150 copies in tricolor splatter, and 250 in coke-bottle green— features reworked artwork and original handwritten lyrics.

‘Lady Melody’ has earned a cult following amongst musicians since its release in June 2004. A Day to Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon has called it one of the best records ever. It was recorded and mixed in two weeks in December 2003 at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado by Jason Livermore and Bill Stevenson (Descendents/All), with Stevenson often touting its single “Jesus Is Alive & Well (And Living in Mexico)” as possibly being his favorite thing he’s ever recorded.

The band says, “Thank you for all the years of continued support, hope this video reminds you of simpler times…not a single cell phone in hand by anyone in the audience. Imagine that.”

Not quite early 00s pop-punk or post-hardcore, ‘Lady Melody’ largely slipped under the radar upon its release. However, the same raw technical originality that separated it from the pack led to its cultish popularity. It remains a start to finish fan-favorite 16 years later, transcending nostalgia with a sound that feels as urgent and fresh in 2020 as it did in 2004.

“It’s the worst album cover really, but it’s bizarro, and the record is kind of bizarro, and we’re definitely bizarro,” says Audio Karate guitarist Jason Camacho. “We self-funded our first release 20 years ago in my mom’s living room, and we’re still DIY. We’ve merely upgraded to Justo’s garage. We’re just beyond happy that we’re able to release this for our friends and fans who’ve been asking for it for a long time. Thank you all! Now please leave us alone!”

Seconds up now are RLND (pronounced Roland), a four-piece rock band from San Francisco, CA. They have at turns been referred to as “Kinda like Tool” “Too loud” and “The most ferocious underground metal band around,” although the latter came when the bassist had a broken foot– take that as you will.

They’re debuting a new single and wild new video for “Public Chefs” off their upcoming album ‘ZEALAND,‘ a concept album that the band explains is “built around our collective narrative as a capitalist society.”

“‘Public Chefs’ is kind of the odd track out on the record musically and (director) Tsunami said he had an idea for a video for the song,” RLND guitarist Joe McClune tells No Echo. “He ran with the thematic idea behind the song, which is basically the wholesale distraction of the population at large with smoke and mirrors.

Moving onto the South Coast now we have the newcomers Snake Eyes with their release in the form of‘Bugged Out’, the closing track from their recently released ‘Skeletons’ EP.

Vocalist and guitarist Jim Heffy had this to say of the track.

“This was an idea I’d had for many years and that had many different forms. There were other guitar parts, as it was originally written for two guitars, but when I decided snake eyes should be a one-guitar band, I changed up the track. I was having a really bad time with insomnia and when I did sleep I would have weird nightmares and that’s kinda what the song’s about. Scary stuff, I know.”

You can stream and watch the video for ‘Bugged Out’ below.

Anyone for a London band now? We have the fantastic Petrol Girls for you now.

The track, ‘I Believe Them’ has been released to raise funds for Solidarity Not Silence legal fees which you can find out about here.

“We’re releasing this track to raise as much money as we possibly can for Solidarity Not Silence and to widen the network of people supporting the cause,” says vocalist Ren Aldridge. “Solidarity Not Silence is the legal defence fund for a group of women, including myself, who are being sued for defamation by a man in the music industry because of comments that we each made separately regarding his behaviour towards women. We’ve been fighting this case since December 2016 and desperately need help raising money for our legal costs. The only reason we’ve been able to successfully fight this case as long as we have is because we were able to come together and fundraise for our legal defence. Help us keep our legal representation all the way to court and win this!!!

“As one of the Solidarity Not Silence defendants, I’m limited in what I can say about the case whilst it’s ongoing. However, there’s nothing to stop me contributing to a wider conversation about sexual violence and the law – which is what this track, ‘I Believe Them (Solidarity Not Silence)’ is about.

“‘How are we meant to protect ourselves?’ I find myself internally screaming this question, which is the chorus lyric, on a pretty regular basis. On the one hand, the criminal justice system consistently fails and often further traumatises survivors of sexual violence who decide to report to the police. This system clearly does not protect the majority of survivors and I personally do not believe it holds any answers in dealing with gender based violence. Then on the other hand, when survivors and their allies try to protect one another by speaking out about abusive behaviour, they become vulnerable to libel/ defamation law. And in both criminal and libel cases, the burden of truth is placed on the survivor. Literally what does the law expect us to do?

“There is, in practice, no legal aid available for the defence of a defamation case, which creates a dynamic whereby it is relatively easy for someone with money to silence those without. Money should not be a barrier to accessing justice and we refuse to allow our case to set a precedent for silencing marginalised voices in the music community and beyond. Please donate to / share our crowdfunder: http://www.crowdjustice.com/case/solidaritynotsilence.”

Now let’s change things up a little right now and we have a belter of a track in the form of the Avant-garde metal trio Imperial Triumphant with ‘Excelsior’, a track from the band’s fourth album, ‘Alphaville’.

Bassist Steve Blanco (who also directed the video) had this to say of it.

“Many people flock to the big city with golden dreams in their eyes willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, like the ones they see at the top. It is the seal of approval; The medieval crest upon which the very fabric of humanity’s elevation prevails. The failure and losing streak is a deceptive reality that slowly finds its way as diminishing returns, caught up in the illusory system. Ever upwards.”

You can check out the video for ‘Excelsior’ below.

As the penultimate song on Chapter I Revisited“Demons” arises as another emotional and intense performance by AD INFINITUM’s multifaceted vocalist Melissa Bonny, accompanied by harmonic instrumentals while presenting the anthemic character in the chorus. Light as a feather, Melissa gently whispers moments of the lyrics before setting the stage for the second single’s grand finale, taken from the new acoustic album, Chapter I Revisited, to be released digitally this Friday, December 4 via Napalm Records!

AD INFINITUM on “Demons”:
“Look what the advent calendar offers you today! We are happy and proud to share the music video and single “Demons” before we can finally introduce you to Chapter I Revisited”

Heading into something a little more disruptive now as we move on in this weeks Music Video Roundup are the Deathcore monsters Distant for ‘Dawn Of Corruption’, the title-track from the band’s recently released EP.

The track also features a guest vocal spot from Jason Evans, frontman of Ingested.

You can check out the video for ‘Dawn Of Corruption’ below.

The band’s ‘Dawn Of Corruption’ EP is out now via Unique Leader Records.

Keeping with the Heavy metal genre or something along that lines still for our next video, we give you the quartet Firstborne with the visuals to accompany their brand new single, ‘Sacred Lights’.

For those unaware, the band’s line-up is composed of drummer Chris Adler (ex-Lamb Of God), bassist James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth), guitarist Myrone, and vocalist Girish Pradhan.

Check out ‘Sacred Lights’ and its video below.

Who wants some throbbing bass, harsh feedback and a good snarling attitude to everything for the penultimate video this week? Well, that’s what Saint Agnes give you on their latest video for ‘This World Ain’t Big Enough’.

Vocalist Kitty A Austen had this to say about the track:

“This World Ain’t Big Enough’ is a song about toxic love: that person that you can’t live with or without. Jon and I chose to lockdown together so that we could keep working, and that proximity resulted in a song about two things: being unable to exist in the same space at the same time… but also unable to exist anywhere else.”

And the dark video?

“We got together on Halloween night to film a video at a closed emporium and antiquities warehouse. We’ve missed being a weird little family on tour so much that when we could finally all get together, we made a series of strange family portraits to commemorate the occasion.”

After the surprise tease at the start of last week, YUNGBLUD and Machine Gun Kelly have dropped their latest collaboration. 

With drums provided by Travis Barker and an infectious guitar lick thrown in for good measure, it’s a proper dancefloor filler with Dom and Colson bouncing off each other brilliantly in what is the latest track the three have collaborated on together. They might as well just make a supergroup right now because the material they could potentially make would just be amazing. Oh well, I guess we can only dream when we think of this.

Check out the final video for this weeks Music Video Roundup below.

And that’s it for another week of a roundup of the best new tracks 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!

New Music Roundup 11/12/20

Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. 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 this week we have the Canadian Singer/Songwriter Lights with her cover of the classic festival tune, ‘Deck The Halls’.

First up this week is Laura Jane Grace. The musician offered up a visual for ‘The Swimming Pool Song’, which was the opening track from her surprise solo release, ‘Stay Alive’.

On the track she says:

“Like how in a dream, sometimes whatever fear it is that you’re running from isn’t actually anything to be afraid of at all. Or like how in life sometimes we couldn’t be more wrong about first impressions and the way things will turn out.”

“Go 2 Sleep” is COBI’s biggest song since “Don’t You Cry For Me” (70 million streams). Inspired by the purity of his newborn, COBI wrote this song for his daughter, Kaia. A very simple lullaby that is relatable to every young parent, anywhere in the world. “The song is about giving solace and feeling safe,” states COBI. “Bringing a child into this world can be really scary. This next generation is going to have unfathomable problems to solve. But for now they should be able to rest easy and be free of worry.”
 
This is a very simple lullaby that showcases COBI’s otherworldly voice and features his dreamy, finger-picking guitar playing, painting a perfectly designed dream landscape.  The song reaches its high point near the end of the less-than-3-minute track with beautifully produced and majestically-layered backing vocals that complete this magical journey.

Next we move onto the Melbourne newcomers Stuck Out whom have recently shared ‘Inverse’, the latest choice of single to come from their upcoming ‘Lie Through Your Teeth’ EP.

Vocalist Josh Walker had this to say of the track.

“This song looks at self-destructive behaviour and the lies we tell ourselves to excuse harmful choices. It’s very easy to shift and project blame onto things around us when we’re facing a problem and ignore our own negative contribution to the issue. I’ve had an on-and-off problem with alcohol and this song voices the struggle between my own self-awareness and blissful ignorance.”

The band’s second EP, ‘Lie Through Your Teeth’, is out on December 18th 2020 through Greyscale Records/SharpTone Records.

Last month Jamie Bower revealed that his band COUNTERFEIT was now no more and he would be continuing as a solo artist. 

This was his full statement:

“Dear Friends I did not imagine myself ever having to write this letter to you all. But here we are. It is with deepest sympathies that I must announce that Counterfeit as a band have entered into the shadows of past projects. During lockdown and Covid I received a number of phone calls from members of the band who stated that they no longer wish to participate in either this project or live music in general. I was, like you, disappointed by this news. As such I have come to the decision that it is time to lay Counterfeit to rest.

I started this project alone in my living room and it seems fitting that, that is where we say goodbye to it. In time all things must die. But from the ashes we must rise which is why I am delighted to tell you that I will be continuing to make music and tour the world for and with you all under Jamie Bower, we rise again and I am very excited to announce the first offering from this new project. In the shadows I have always dwelled and this project is an offering from there. As our dear friend Gerard once said “Throw on the black dress mix in with the lot”. Like summer to winter seasons change but my friends the song remains.

Come join me.
Take my hand
Do not be afraid of the dark.
It is time.
Jamie.”

Well now the time has come to hear what he has been working on, and it’s absolutely beautiful. 

‘Paralysed’ is the name of the track and it is a wonderfully heartfelt piano ballad, bolstered by stirring strings. Delivered to you ‘Live From The Altar’, It’s a wonderful example of storytelling through song and a fitting start to this new chapter for Jamie.

And finally this week, we have the Now we have the main Wolfheads, the masters of noise and the amazingly influential Man With A Mission.

All You Need’, which also soundtracks (and I’m assuming is a collaboration) the new Japanese mobile gaming app, A.I.M.$〜All You need is money.

It’s a wonderfully fast paced hard hitting but more Poppy sounding track. Still though, you’ll be wanting to listen to the blaring guitar again and again because it’s that beautiful.

And that’s it for another week of a roundup of the best new tracks 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, Twitter or send us an email!

New Music Roundup 04/12/20

Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. 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 this week we have the Canadian Singer/Songwriter Lights with her cover of the classic festival tune, ‘Deck The Halls’.

The reason this is first? Just because it’s December and I’m trying to have at least one festive track in each of the roundups!

Seconds up this week are the UK masters of destruction Architects whom have delivered another taste of their upcoming record, ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’.

‘Black Lungs’ is being described as ‘A wonderful combination of razor sharp riffs, huge vocal refrains and world-eating atmosphere’. That sounds as its an absolute beast of a track!

Now we move to the band Ocean Grove.

‘Dream’ finds the band in the same universe as their recent album ‘Flip Phone Fantasy’, in which the track was set to be a hidden track from, but with a much breezier vibe coursing through their music, with beautifully rousing guitars and inspirationally limitless lyrical turns. 

Vocalist Dale Tanner had this to say about the track:

“It feels as though the lyrics have taken on an even deeper relevance when we look back on the stories of life’s fragility that have been making headlines for months.

“Ultimately it hopes to inspire listeners to stop paying attention to the naysayers and the constant reminders that we’re not good enough and instead to chase those crazy life goals to no end. This song is OG running to the rooftops and shouting loud and clear that time is our greatest commodity and we shouldn’t waste a bloody second of it.”

Bassist Twiggy Hunter had this to add: 

“Dream was written to empower the listener and instil a sense of don’t-give-a-fuck-ery with a bold, glistening undertone of optimism and hope. We hope listeners can use this song as a form of lifeblood to not give up hope through the times ahead and go on to prosper and thrive in their own individualism.”

Smrtdeath, born Mike Skwark, has announced his new album ‘Somethjings Wrong’ due out November 20 via Epitaph. Today, Smrtdeath shares his latest single from the forthcoming record. ‘Don’t Love Me’ epitomizes what Skwark does best, making anthems out of the everyday. With an incredibly catchy, and powerful chorus, the song transcends the underground alternative rap scene and makes it an infectious earworm.

“’Don’t Love Me’ is about wanting someone you can’t have,” explains Skwark. “Kind of like meeting someone at the wrong time, or when you’re too focused on yourself to have time to pursue a connection anywhere else. It’s also about the misguided feelings people can have about someone based on a fleeting connection.”

Smrtdeath has never been easily defined incorporating hip-hop, emo, trap, alternative rock, and a pleasingly warped take on pop into his deeply sincere and catchy songs while frequently collaborating with artists across the entire musical spectrum. Skwark’s genre-agnostic approach to music allows him to successfully touch upon themes of vulnerability, addiction, and heartache within his lyrics. Through getting to know all versions of himself, Skwark has produced a deeply honest collection of songs.

And lastly this week we have the Symphonic metal giants Within Temptation have released a new single called ‘The Purge’, their second release of 2020 following their previous single, ‘Entertain You’.

This is what frontwoman Sharon Den Adel had to say of ‘The Purge’.

“‘The Purge’ revolves around self-reflection and a search for redemption. No one gets through life without scars or without inflicting them on others and there will always be moments in your life you start questioning your choices. You start realising you’ve made mistakes, causing harm to not only others but also to yourself. To confess, to acknowledge and to accept these mistakes, can be a very painful process – however, unescapable when the burden becomes too heavy.”

You can stream and listen to ‘The Purge’ below.

And that’s it for another week of a roundup of the best new tracks 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!

New Music Roundup 20/11/20

Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. 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 this week, we have the five-piece alt-indie band JSA have released the punchy title-track from their upcoming EP ‘Fools Empire’.

‘Fools Empire’ is the second track to be released from the EP, set for release 2nd December via Undead Collective Records, following on from ‘Down & Out’, which was released earlier this year.

Vocalist David Marley says of the new track, “It touches on the difficulties of finding the balance between work and play, and how if you spend long enough somewhere, you can see what is coming. There is so much angst in this track, and it was extremely cathartic to get that internal conversation out of my head, and on to record.”

Guitarist Alan Smith says of the music video: “We wanted to convey chaos through the use of trippy, loud imagery. It was exciting for us to experiment with a different style of video and take ourselves out of our comfort zones of the less conventional video formats that we have done previously.”

Now, NOLA’s Cane Hill are back with their first new heavy material in 2 years. The single, ‘Power Of The High’, which originally premiered on the Radio 1 Rock show, is both brutal and arresting.

“‘Power Of The High’ is inconsolable fury & anguish. An accumulation of the woes, trails, & tribulations of our recent years from mind-altering aficionados to unwilling servants drowning in the unforgiving tides of the music industry we’ve found ourselves passionately emboldened by the rage fostered whilst stuck between our realities.” says singer Elijah Witt.  He continues “a declaration of third-eye-rebellion, ‘Power Of The High’ is a calling to everyone we know & may meet to join us in breaking the mould that’s been given to you by a higher power & realise the divine being you always have been.”

Regarding the music video, singer Elijah Witt says, “We dove back into our horror roots by joining forces with the local production company, Dreamseeker, to create a psychedelic twist on Louisiana folklore such as The Rougarou. ‘Power of the High’ kicks off Krewe De La Morte, which is Volume 1 of larger vision. Join us, live with us, die with us. Welcome to The Krewe.”

Next we have the torchbearers of progressive, instrumental rock, Intervals, whom debuted their third single “String Theory” in line with their latest record Circadian, which is out now. Marking some of the heaviest yet most memorable pieces of the album, “String Theory” finds Aaron Marshall delving deep into his influences and coming out the other side with some of his most rewarding material yet. As with all of Marshall’s work, no matter how complicated it may get, the melodies and hooks are left swirling around in the listener’s head for days afterward. “String Theory” features one of Marshall’s early influences and favorite guitarists of all time, Marco Sfogli, who contributes an impossible solo that creates a jaw-dropping moment before the band dives back into the captivating and sinuous interplay that makes the track a highlight of Circadian. “String Theory” follows the explosive “5-HTP” and delicately intricate “Lock & Key”. Co-produced by Marshall and fellow Torontonian, Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Obey The Brave, Like Pacific).

Quote from Aaron Marshall (Intervals):

“I’ve been patiently anticipating the roll out for this tune. Not only have I been itching to compose some more 7 string material for some time now, but this tune features one of my favourite guitarists of all time. Marco is an absolute legend and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to feature him on this track. This is a major bucket list moment and I am so stoked to have put this one together. I hope everyone enjoys this last single before the album drops!”

Last week, we got a ridiculously lucky Friday The 13th. We got the return of Love And Dead. Now back from an eight-year hiatus, the band – featuring Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch on vocals/guitar, newly-official member Breaking Benjamin’s Jasen Rauch on bass, JR Bareis on guitar/vocals and Isaiah Perez on the drums – are set to release new album Perfectly Preserved on February 12, 2021, with new single Down out now.

“Everybody knows my foundation,” begins Head. “I feel like what our world needs most in this very unique moment in time are real stories about overcoming struggle. These are honest songs co-written by our group of friends targeting depression/mental health, challenging relationships, trauma, loneliness, and related issues.”

“There are certain things we can do melodically in Love and Death that might not work in Korn,” continues Jasen, who also produced the band’s 2013 Between Here & Lost debut. “For me, there are certain creative risks I can take with the arrangements and production that wouldn’t fit with Breaking Benjamin. In this band, we don’t worry about how long a song might be, for example.”

And lastly now, we have a huge solo track. This is from Telle Smith, (otherwise known as Telle as a solo act) the vocalist of The Word Alive with his latest track, ‘Too Hard On Myself’.

“I think we all have had that feeling of bring to hard on ourselves. Our minds often gravitate towards self-doubt and doubting others ability to see you for who you really are, underneath the baggage we all carry.

I posted a tweet in September that said “why do sad songs make me so happy?” and I quickly realized so many of you felt the same. So I went into the studio and wrote this song last month with my boy Matt Keller. I said “I have the chorus written already and I want a sad progression that feels hopeful”. He played around on the piano until we found the perfect progression and the song came to life so quickly. It felt like magic.

I love the lyrics, I love the beat and I think this is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. It is a direct insight into how I have felt so many times in my life, so if it connects with you I hope you’ll share it with the world.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks 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!

New Music Roundup 13/11/20

Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. 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 this we hare Burning Pools, a new band led by former Smashing Pumpkins bassist Ginger Pooley, has been long in the making. She and husband Kristopher Pooley had been demoing songs showcasing Ginger’s penchant for empowering protest lyrics clothed in pop hooks, when they decided to reach out to guitarist Max Bernstein. He promptly added some tracks with a sub-octave fuzz permanently in the “on” position. Instantly, the three decided that Kris (a keyboard player by trade) would dust off his drum kit as this was not a synth operation —and a band was born.

The band’s three members share a long list of studio and touring credits and collectively have worked with rock legends like Tom Morello, Siouxsie Sioux, Slash, Morrissey, Liz Phair, Scott Weiland, Tegan and Sara, and bands like Jane’s Addiction and Weezer. They’ve also had their hands in the pop world, though it is clear that its influence is positively nil. Their unique brand of noisy power-pop with doomy riffs charts a different sonic course, harkening more to the loud drum and guitar squalls that Kris and Ginger experienced as newlyweds on Smashing Pumpkins tours.

Their debut EP is a critique of the hierarchy of our value system. Ginger shares, “It’s nothing new for music to be a voice of criticism of our culture. That is the purpose of a lot of art. This is just my way of expressing my frustration with the priorities of modern society. Valuing money over everything, undervaluing women and people of color. Hopefully our songs make people who are of the same accord feel heard and supported. There is so much injustice in the world, we hope to be a part of the solution in some small way.” 

Bands like Burning Pools are supposed to play shows — and to the list of the world’s upended plans of 2020 we add the dream of taking these songs beyond streaming platforms to the stage where a power trio can actually be one in real time. For now, Burning Pools will be releasing singles from their forthcoming EP.

Next up this week we have Intervals.

Recently, torchbearers of progressive, instrumental rock, Intervals, debuted their third single “String Theory” from their forthcoming full-length, Circadian, which dropped today. Marking some of the heaviest yet most memorable pieces of the album, “String Theory” finds Aaron Marshall delving deep into his influences and coming out the other side with some of his most rewarding material yet. As with all of Marshall’s work, no matter how complicated it may get, the melodies and hooks are left swirling around in the listener’s head for days afterward. “String Theory” features one of Marshall’s early influences and favorite guitarists of all time, Marco Sfogli, who contributes an impossible solo that creates a jaw-dropping moment before the band dives back into the captivating and sinuous interplay that makes the track a highlight of Circadian. “String Theory” follows the explosive “5-HTP” and delicately intricate “Lock & Key”. Co-produced by Marshall and fellow Torontonian, Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Obey The Brave, Like Pacific), Circadian, is available for pre-order here

“I’ve been patiently anticipating the roll out for this tune. Not only have I been itching to compose some more 7 string material for some time now, but this tune features one of my favourite guitarists of all time. Marco is an absolute legend and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to feature him on this track. This is a major bucket list moment and I am so stoked to have put this one together. I hope everyone enjoys this last single before the album drops!”

Moving to New York for our next pick in this weeks roundup, there is Aussie-bred singer-songwriter BRANDEUS has shared a taste of his new music with his new single “Vino”, produced by Raspo.

Discussing the new release, Brandeus says: “’Vino’ represents the mental effects and overthinking caused by loneliness and alcoholism. It is okay to experience depression and loneliness, these feelings are normal and “it’s just a phase, it’s not forever.” Constant use of synthetic substances and consumption of alcohol does not always denote a good time or make the beauty of life richer. Happiness and fun is what you make it.”

Originally from Australia, BRANDEUS, otherwise known as Brandon Williams, is an all-rounded artist, singer, songwriter and producer that offers an atmospheric blend of R&B, Alternative Pop and Hip-Hop. Known for his buzzing singles ‘War’ and ‘IDTM’, Brandon delves deeply into his past personal experiences and passion in his lyrics. With him riding the new-wave R&B aesthetic, BRANDEUS is bound to make his mark.

Now for the penultimate track this week, we have the Scottish 2 piece Vukovi whom mark their return with the release of their huge, brand new single ‘SLO’ out today, Monday 2nd November.

The single was co-written with The Spice Girls songwriters Andy Watson and Paul Wilson which, for vocalist Janine (Shilstone) in particular was a dream come true, being a huge fan of the band.

Vukovi vocalist Janine Shilstone explains a bit about the single – 

“SLO is comparing my OCD to an abusive relationship. You have a warped outlook on what healthy behaviour is. You forget what it’s like living a normal life. It has this god like status that makes you believe you wouldn’t survive if it was ever to leave you. You have a toxic reliance on it and in your eyes that condones reckless behaviour.” 

The band are also going to be releasing their debut album ‘Vukovi’ on vinyl for the first time ever, through original label, Lab Records, with pre-orders going live on November 6th – “It’s only taken us 3 years but glad we are finally releasing our debut album on vinyl. There’s been so much demand for this we had to make it happen. Only doing a limited run of these and to make it a little bit more interesting we’ve signed and put a personal message on a 5th of them.”

We had to choose some legends for our final pick this week, that pick is none other than AC/DC.

This song follows lead single Shot In The Dark, off their latest record POWER UP which was released today. Album 17 features the newly-reunited line-up of lead guitarist Angus Young and rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, frontman Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd, with the LP serving as a tribute to the late, great Malcolm Young.

“I know Mal’s not with us anymore, but he’s there with us in spirit,” says Angus. “This band was his baby, his life. He was always one [to say], ‘You keep going.’ His big line always, every now and again, he’d go, ‘If you’re a musician, it’s a bit like being on the Titanic. The band goes down with the ship.’ That’s how he viewed it.”

Malcolm is credited as a writer on POWER UP – though his actual guitar playing won’t be heard.

“I know a lot of people have been saying, ‘Did Malcolm actually play, is it his instrument on the new album?’” Angus ponders. “I chose not to do that because I felt Malcolm himself wouldn’t like me trying to splice his guitar work.”

He added of their prior creative process: “Malcolm and myself, a lot of what we had done through the years, we’d make notes with the tracks. Some might be a little bit rough here and there, and I polished them up. In other cases, Malcolm might have done just a small bit and then I would do the next verse. The bulk of the contribution of Mal is mainly musical.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks 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!

New Music Video Roundup 13/11/20

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!

Founded in 2003, WARFECT is one of the most convincing yet underrated acts in the Swedish metal scene. Straight from the Gothenburg underground, the three-piece carries their full potential to the next level with their fourth studio album Spectre of Devastation!

Fast screaming guitar tunes pave the way as brutal madness unfolds on “Into The Fray”. Swedish Thrash Metal War machine WARFECT pushes itself through spheres of pure heaviness directly into your core on their third single fresh off the new album, Spectre of Devastation, to be released this Friday, November 13!

WARFECT on ”Into The Fray”:
“The song “Into The Fray” is about the Russian submarine disaster when Kursk sank during a military training operation and the horrors the crew faced during this event. The music is not only fast but has also heavy mid-tempo sections – perfect for headbanging – and takes a more melodic turn coming into the chorus. Check it out!”

Next, we move to the the salty air for the Swedish sea dogs YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS whom are ready to trim your Christmas tree in the most chilling of ways! The collective just released their new holiday single, “Drawn And Quartered”, along with an official animated music video. 

Their new single is a rum-soaked harbinger of their upcoming 7inch, Drawn And Quartered, out on December 1, 2020 via Napalm Records – heralding in the jolliest season of the year in true swashbuckling manner, but with a ghoulish grin. Wrapped in the swag of pirate folk rock, the newly-interpreted, grim covers of two Christmas classics will draw the listener into a dark underworld of blood and bones. 

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS on the new single:
“In YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS, for the last decade we have had a yearly tradition of defiling a Christmas classic. It started as an internal joke, never intended for an audience outside of the band. Now here we are today, releasing our 2020 annual adaptation on a metal label, haha! This year, it is the traditional carol “Hosanna in Excelsis (Ding Dong Merrily on High)” that has been dragged to the chopping block to be hung, drawn and quartered beyond recognition. We doubt that we will hear this version being sung by your average christmas choir anytime soon though.” 

Now for something a little more fresh. The seeds of In Parallel were planted late at night almost 5+ years ago in the back room of a picture frame shop. With nothing more than a looped electronic drum sample and a few guitars, the first notes became the framework of the song “Bridge and Tunnel.” This particular song and its lyric “walk through waves and wade where others won’t – choose your words, say what others don’t” became a mission statement of sorts – a musical rebirth for its four members.

It took multiple recordings for the band to get all the sounds on their debut EP ‘Broken Codes’ correct – so much so that they scrapped the first two versions entirely. The band was inspired by their love of dark 80’s pop and 90’s shoegaze and post-hardcore – creating a sound that aims to balance contrastingly melodic, expansive and ambient moments.

In Parallel consists of Lance Black, Jesse Fine, Ryan Parrish and Mark Nash. The band recorded the EP in Nashville with the help of their most devoted fans from previous projects (Celebrity/Hopesfall) through a crowdfunding campaign. Bypassing the traditional structure of the music industry gave the three-piece group the freedom to lean into technology, ultimately treading new territory both sonically and lyrically.

Moving to the Ukraine’s for their busiest groove metal machine in the form of  JINJER with their brand new single “Retrospection (Live)”, taken from their upcoming live album: Alive In Melbourne, which will be released on November 20, 2020 via Napalm Records. The live album and subsequent videos were filmed on March 5th this year during their debut Australian tour with the pandemic hot on the heels of their Macro World Tour, which would sadly, along with the rest of the musical landscape come to a screeching halt a week after the Melbourne set was captured for on film. Still, with JINJER’s sheer will, drive, determination and never give up attitude they were able to turn the madness of this year into a positive.

Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov comments: It‘s still pretty incredible that 4 Ukrainians travelled 14,770 km just to sing in their native language … to the welcoming ears, eyes and open arms of Melbourne. This night will forever be burned in our hearts and the beat of “Retrospection” fit that night like never before. Shows like this should happen each time we perform and we cannot wait to get back on tour to make sure that happens every night. Until then just enjoy this moment in time called Alive In Melbourne

Despite the Global Pandemic, JINJER have managed to stay busier than before and besides releasing their debut live album, they toured Germany and Switzerland in September becoming the first non-European band to tour across borders during the age of Covid-19 and they are also currently filming videos for all remaining tracks on their previously released album Macro.

Now I think we need an Aussie band right now.  How about a little bit of Bad/Love mixed with a bit of Crossfaith?

Social Suicide is a retort on how media influences society in an age where people are experiencing life through their phones.  “Young women are chasing an unachievable photoshop appearance in order to feel accepted while boys are taught that they must not show emotion and should mistreat others to feel important.” says Landon Kirk.  He continues “Social media & marketing influences every step we take and we march blindly without free thought. We are losing what makes us human and are trading it in for a cheap artificial quick fix.  Social Suicide is an anthem to make people aware of the affect technology, media and social influence is having on the human condition and to be reminded to step away and find free thought once more.”

“This song is a critical message to the generation of Social media. I’ve been doubting whether it is really important for our lives. It is helpful BUT I also think that we shouldn’t be addicted to social media platforms because sometimes it’s wasting our time. I’d rather face myself and get self evolution than become a slave of Social media. Conservation or Revolution, go pick one!” Ken Crossfaith

Moving on in this weeks roundup, She is considered a vocalist of many genres including Jazz, Blues, Pop, Fusion, and Opera. Gabriella Metz is also a composer and arranger of both Classical and Jazz music.

She had completed all academic levels of her music studies and had also earned her Vocal Performance Diploma from the renowned London College of Music, and had been accepted at the prestigious Berklee College of Music for her Professional Music Bachelor’s Degree studies.

Her pop/rock ballad debut EP “Breaking Infinity” was released on May 3rd 2019 on all social platforms.

Now, set your sails for an intoxicating symphonic reverie backed by the marvelously talented Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague! Today, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS release their third live single, “Wanderers”, along with a bewitching official video, cut from their very first live DVD / Blu-Ray / CD, A Symphonic Journey To Remember (out this Friday, October 30 via Napalm Records). 

Soft plugging violin lines and delicate piano harmonies encircle the marvelous intro, underlining the unique vocal range of exceptionally talented singer Clémentine Delauney. Cut from their chart-breaking album Wanderers, (#17 UK, #30 US, #39 DE) the bittersweet atmosphere even rises with the orchestra’s support and wraps the whole crowd into a pure maritime fairyland. 

A Symphonic Journey to Remember highlights the band’s musical expertise, whilst also showcasing their impressive, rousing journey through the maritime depths. With this memorable, first-class live appearance, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS present a new peak in their musical output and underline that they’ve arrived in the royal symphonic league!

Let’s move to DRONES next. This band are finally back with their first single since the release of their highly conceptual album ‘Exiled’, which was out in 2018. ‘Josephine’ is a deeply personal journey into vocalist Lois McDougall’s past unhealthy relationship with alcohol.

“Growing up in Britain with its normalised binge-drinking culture, I never thought much about the fact I was relying on alcohol to feel relaxed and to have fun,” she says. “It wasn’t until recently that I was forced to tear myself away from it and realised how badly alcohol had been affecting me and my relationships. I wasn’t in control and was abusing myself with alcohol to try and suppress my depression. People started referring to the intoxicated me as ‘Josephine’. At first this was funny. Josephine was a clown. But there’s nothing funny about self-abuse. This song is about me realising that. Alcohol can be great, but if you don’t feel like you can say no to it, it’s time for a change.”

The accompanying music video for the hard-hitting single is an out-of-this-world claymation that features intricate models of each band member, crafted by animator William Davies, embarking on a journey to another world. The band have also enabled a virtual situation where you can walk around the Planet Josephine that appears in the video. You can login, chat with other fans and walk your characters around the environment on Topia.

The London-based band have been building a name for themselves with their powerful, high octane live shows and unique punk-fueled post-hardcore stylings. From playing underground squats to appearing on festival stages, Drones are more than ready to hit the road again when the current climate allows. The band have already supported the likes of Marmozets, Neck Deep, Gallows, Funeral For A Friend, Mallory Knox, Young Guns and H2O, as well as playing Download festival and packing out their own headline shows.

Time for a left field choice and a breakaway from what we’ve had this week on the music video roundup. This is Nothing, Nowhere.

Made in collaboration with KennyHoopla and JUDGE, the single is the latest in a line of standalone tracks nn has dropped this year, including ‘pretend’ and ‘lights 4444’. The Mason Mercer-directed music video features Kenny and nn “on a covert mission into the depths of an illicit black market.”

On the track, nothing,nowhere. said “‘blood’ is about being a metaphorical killer; killing relationships with people you care about and getting caught in that toxic cycle. I recorded the song with JUDGE and Kenny in 20 minutes. I shot the video with Kenny in Boston and we got to hang out with a bunch of rescue animals. It was a beautiful experience to be able to combine my love of animals, film and music into one shoot.”

Now, we have a belter of a track for you from some absolute legends in Rock.

After announcing the details of their new album ‘Medicine At Midnight’ at the weekend, Foo Fighters have now released a visual for lead single ‘Shame Shame’.

Where the song is a slow burning and atmospherically gripping slice of rock, the video is much darker. Full of interpretive dance and striking visuals, we see Dave Grohl struggling his way through a landscape before falling into oblivion. 

This video is thought provoking to say the least but accompanied with the music, it’s one piece you can’t miss.

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!

New Music Roundup 24/10/20

Hey everyone, apologies there wasn’t any roundup post the other, things have just gotten away from me this week and I’ve just lost track of so many things here. But now, we’re back to normal

So, what’s going on? If you’re new to the roundup we detail five new tracks that have been released in the world recently for your ears to devour! 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 are the Chelmsford powerhouse five piece Tigress. ‘Choke’ is their first cut of material since their track, ‘Teardrop’ from last year.

Recorded and produced at Black Bay Studio by GRAMMY award-winning engineer Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters, Black Peaks, Everything Everything).

Vocalist Katy Jackson had this to say of the track.

“Our new track is about living in the Information Age. It’s about having this information constantly shoved down your throat until you choke. Sometimes it’s too much, it’s like a cloud of smog choking your brain. There are so many opinions, videos, adverts, flavours of the week… I don’t even know if I have a single original thought of my own anymore. The video represents the ugly truth of consumerism and how its hijacked today’s technology to dehumanise the modern population.”

Moving into the American wave of bands now, we have the Pop-Rockers Grayscale with ‘Diamond’, which is their first track of fresh material since the release of their record, ‘Nella Vita’ in 2019.

Collin Wash (Vocals) says:

“It’s a song about that “damn, everything feels so good right now, I’m just going to ride this wave before it crashes again” feeling. Through struggle comes growth; I’ve had quite a lot of both the last few years. ‘Diamond’ is about conquering that feeling of hopelessness that comes through you, and just accepting that that’s part of being human. It’s all about enjoying the highs and taking the lows as they both inevitably come along.”

Now we have a duo you might not have heard of but that’s the beauty of these lists we make here at Almost Anything Media, you never know what might be coming here right now.

KidEyes, alternative pop rock duo from Los Angeles, shines light directly into a dark modern world with humble hooks, richly warm guitar melodies, shiny synths, and rock steady grooves. The duo, Greg Cahn and Ben Epand, communicate their music as honest pop through a lens of everlasting youth and optimism.

Their newest single “Don’t Hold Back,” out now, delivers an urgent message of hope and not wasting another breath. Cahn explains, “Given the weight of the world right now, music can certainly heal, and as artists, this song is our way to help do just that.” The track is the kickoff to their upcoming EP, slated for Spring 2021.

To coincide with the theme of the new single, the duo has launched the 20- day #DontHoldBackChallenge on Instagram and TikTok. In keeping with the theme of the song, which is about not holding back and doing something normally out of your comfort zone, each day one of the guys will post a video telling a story either about who they’re grateful for or of something they’re grateful they didn’t hold back on doing. KidEyes is urging fans to follow along and tell the world something they are grateful for.

Click on the following links for their TikTok and Instagram accounts.

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#DontHoldBackChallenge Rules:

*Start video with “Today, I am grateful for…”

*Share a moment of gratitude or share a specific grateful experience. It can be about anything, a person, place, experience, etc.

*Tag person/people you experienced it with in your post.

*Videos should be under ‪1:00 minute

The band says, “We want this to be fun, and we encourage you to join us! We all could use a jolt of positive energy! Sending everyone good, healthy and positive vibes. The time is now: DONT HOLD BACK. : )

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Check out ‘Don’t Hold Back’ below.

Now, heading back over to Manchester for the amazing Pop-Rock quartet Hot Milk. I have to say I personally love this band so much. They’ve had one EP and a few singles, toured with the Foo Fighters, played Slam Dunk and done so much as a band and when they release the aforementioned singles, you just want so much more.

And with that, their latest track, ‘Glass Spiders’ is just adding to their repertoire and will just be so pwerful when gigs do return.

On the new release, Hannah Mee (Vocals) says:

“Do you have those delicate invasive invisible thoughts that crawl inside your head, that whisper and tell you keep punishing yourself, that tell you you’re not good enough and that you deserve nothing? Those are glass spiders. They come in droves and they consume you. This song is about being at rock bottom, about giving everything you are until you have nothing left and succumbing to putting bad chemicals into your body just for the sake of wanting to feel something new”.

And lastly this week, While She Sleeps have announced their return. There’s going to be a UK Tour, a new record titled as ‘Sleeps Society’ and their latest track is the title track from that record!

The band also announced a new subscription scheme called Sleeps Spcoety via Patreon where fans can subscribe where they will have access to exclusive perks such as Secret Shows, Merchendise, Early acess to tickets and more.

Check out their track which is the final on this week’s roundup, ‘Sleeps Society’s Below.

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks 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!

New Music Roundup 09/10/20

Happy second week of October everyone! Welcome back to the new music roundup. We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. 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 this week are the enigmatic duo iDKHOW whom have shared a new lyric video ahead of the release of their upcoming debut record.

The clip for third track ‘New Invention’ was shot in one take on the set of the Kubrickian ‘70s sci-fi video with Raul Gonzo.

The creative project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dallon Weekes – who features on the cover of September’s Dork ‘btw’ – ‘Razzmatazz’ is due out on 23rd October via Fearless Records.

Moving to the newcomers from Bedford, we have Club Dread as they share their monstrous debut single ‘FLOOR GAZER’ released via respected UK alternative label Silent Cult Records. 

Recorded and produced at Monolith Studios, London by Steve Sears (Gallows, Gold Key, WACO). The band’s crushing and satisfyingly bleak new single ‘Floor Gazer’ sees vocalist Jim Dummer question what it means to have relationships and true connections in a world that is addicted to social media and 24-hour news cycles.

Jim Dummer (Vocals) says:

“We live in a time that has never been more connected but never more alone. Social media, conversations and interactions all reduced to converting friendships into likes and comments. Floor Gazer is a reflection of modern-day social interactions, focusing on the dismissal of emotion, false portrayals and being aware of a mask that we put on within certain situations. This song focuses on the negative effects of spending such a large portion of the day miserable or in a poor headspace merely to survive and compete with other people who feel exactly the same… and more importantly, noticing a difference within yourself.”

The OBGMs have released a new single from forthcoming album ‘The Ends’, which is set  for release 30 October via Black Box. The very first track of the record, ‘Outsah’ serves as a dizzying, percussion-strafed statement of intent. Vocalist and guitarist Densil McFarlane directed and produced the hard-hitting music video that accompanies the track himself:

 “We make movies over here. Outsah is a joint collaboration with Clairmont The Second and Beee and we really wanted to do something gritty. I wanted to tell a story in a cinematic continuous shot and really make a statement. This song, and this video, speak to what we are willing to do. We are going to run up in your house, give us what we want.”

“This is one of those songs where we’re doing stuff other people aren’t doing,” McFarlane continues. “We threw bongos on the motherfucker. That song is a statement and that statement is, ‘We’re not afraid of you, and we’re willing to confront you. Come see me if you have a problem with it. We’re already outside.’”

The OBGMs (that’s The oOoh Baby Gimme Mores) — rounded out by drummer Colanthony Humphrey and bassist Joseph Brosnan — aren’t your typical rock band.

 “This is a black-fronted punk band, and that’s really important,” McFarlane says. “Rock n’ roll is mostly white suburban kids—that’s what gets promoted. But we are black and we out here. I was inspired to make rock music when I saw a black guy on stage, and if someone sees that in us, I hope it will inspire a new generation to go after this.” 

And now we have Emo/pop-rock band Happy. release their new single ‘Background Noise’.  The track serves as the second part of previous single “A Cure For Wellness”, which premiered last month on Rocksound. Vocalist/guitarist Tate Logan elaborates:

 “Both songs focus on the story of someone very close to me that I love very much struggling with addiction. Background Noise in particular is a reflection of the experience from my side. It is a song full of forgiveness and understanding and love. After a lot of time and thought, I realize now how I could have handled the whole thing better.”

‘Background Noise’ is the fourth single, following ‘Liarliar’, ‘A Cure for Wellness’ and ‘Sick is the New Sane’, from the band’s new album, Imposter Syndrome, due out on October 30 via Rude Records. Produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Motion City Soundtrack, The Front Bottoms), the album is a narrative on the band’s personal experience with the effects of Imposter Syndrome.

They explain, “From the lows of depression, anxiety, and addiction, to the highs of travelling, making friends and living the dream, this record is our everlasting chase for ‘success.’”

And lastly this week on the roundup we have the Post-Hardcore foursome Raiders led by the larger than life Sean Smith and James ‘Bob’ Davies (Ex-The Blackout). The track continues their plunging catalogue of tracks which have been released, following ‘Destructobot’ and ‘Wasting Away’.

‘I Still Function’ is the band’s third single since their inception.

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks 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!

New Music Roundup 25/09/20

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music roundup. We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. 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 this week are Deftones. Their latest record ‘Genesis’ was released last week and this is definitely one on my favourites and was released just before the record dropped.

‘Genesis’ finds the band on gut-punching form as despondent riffs and callous howls coat themselves beautifully over ethereal passages and spine-tingling refrains.

Next up, we’re headed to check in on Broadside’s Ollie Baxxter as he lent his voice to the new track track from Aim High.

Let’s get some unhinged Pop-Punk on this weeks roundup.

Now the story of the next band Knifes is one you don’t hear every day.

The band started life off the back of guitarist Ben Young deciding to write songs of his own after getting a taste for the playing two shows as lead guitarist for Linkin Park when Brad Delson, who he was teaching for, was sick.

He then teamed up with fellow LP crew member Warren Johnson, who now plays drums, to bring his vision to life. 

The duo then went to tech for Fall Out Boy wher ethey were joined by Pete Wentz’ long time bass tech Brian Diaz.

They have an EP ‘Proof Of Concept’ which is set to be released on October 2nd 2020.

Check out the stellar track ‘The Comedown’ below.

We’re in Florida for the next band for the Pop-Rockers We The Kings who’ve released ‘These Nights’ which is the first offering of music from them in 2020. At the time of writing, it’s unknown if the track will feature on a yet to be announced EP or Full length record.

And lastly this week, we have the man himself, Tyson Ritter. He’s best known for The All American Rejects where he’s released a new track under his solo moniker Sharpton Mann.

‘Broken Glass Slippers’, much like its namesake, is a throbbing and fantastical slice of storytelling told by a man who has mastered the craft. 

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks 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!