New Music Video Roundup 12/06/20

We’re back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! 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 (videos)!

We’re headed to Scotland for the first video this week for Bleed From Within. They recently released their fifth record, ‘Fracture’ where they had a video for their title track ready and waiting.

The video was shot by Tom Armstrong as well as being co-directed by the band’s guitarist Craig Gowans.

On the track, the band have said:

“A departure from our typical approach, Fracture proved to be a massive challenge during the writing process. We’ve pushed ourselves as songwriters on this album and this track in particular is a perfect example of how we are evolving as a group. The lyrics are also brutally honest. I’m sure our fans will be able to relate.”

Don’t worry, this next band haven’t been out playing shows. It was shot before lockdown. Signs Of The Swarm are our next band whom shared a video off their 2019 record, ‘Vital Deprivation’. ‘Lost Within Reflection’ is the name of the track and this is what the band have said on the release:

“We are excited to bring you another video from our latest album ‘Vital Deprivation’ with ‘Lost Within Reflection’. We filmed this on the last tour we did with Shadow of Intent, watching this makes us miss you guys that much more. We can’t wait to get back out on the road and see you all again. Video shot/edited by Dylan Gould of Stay Goulden.”

Following the livestream of their concert, the up and coming duo Wargasm debuted the video for their latest single, ‘Spit’.

Shot during lockdown as a result of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the raging twosome share:

“When we wrote ‘Spit’, it was about the disgust we felt with how people treat each other and the disgusting state of the world. Sadly it’s ringing truer day by day. In times like this art is vital. Silence is not the way we support the causes that we stand for. This is the time for change. Make a positive impact.”

Now, you can be doing so many different things while in lockdown and the giants that are Five Finger Death Punch show just what they’ve been doing where they put in place a mix of storyboards of what they wanted the video for ‘A Little Bit Off’ to look like before lockdown occurred. There’s an eerily deserted Las Vegas in the video so be warned!

Staying in the US for the next choice, we have the Delaware Harcore band on the up, Year Of The Knife. The band recently announced their debut record, ‘Internal Incarceration’ is set to be released on August 7th 2020 via Pure Noise and now they have their lead single out in the world in the form of Virtual Narcotic.

Shall we go back to Britain for this next choice in the roundup? Thought so. The emerging Liverpool band Decay have something new for us. ‘Feel Better’ is the second single off their debut record, ‘Staring At The Sun’ which will be released on July 10th via Fox Records.

Danny Resopar (vocals) writes:

“‘Feel Better’ is essentially a song about being in a slump for months and not being able to get out of it, and looking for a reason to bother trying. Until you finally find that thing or person that changes your outlook and helps you grow out of your old destructive ways. In the video we wanted to reflect and compare these two parallels.”

for those who’ve been living under a rock for a while, music wise you’ll know that Michael Bohn left Issues some time ago and there was a question to when new music from him would be released. Now, we have an answer to that. Meet, The Villa.

Bohn’s new project features Kevin Hanson (Ex- Woe Is Me) on guitar as well as Turner Wood (Ex – Nightmares) who were a part of Wildheart with Bohn as well as Michael Owens (Ex-Secrets) on Bass.

Check out the crushing video for the track ‘Turning Point’ below.

Earlier this week, Dragged Under announced that they inked a deal with Mascot Records where their first release under the banner will be a deluxe version of their debut effort, ‘The World In In Your Way’ set to be released later in 2020 where it will feature two new tracks!

For now, they have a video for ‘Chelsea’ where we see what life was like on the road when they supported The Used.

We’re into the last two picks for this weeks roundup. Second to last pick this week is the Seattle quintet Emery who’ve written a track in response to the murder of George Floyd.

All proceeds from the track will be donated to Campaign Zero.

The band have said:

“This week we were stirred to action and inspired by the global community’s response to George Floyd’s murder. We’ve often and in this case been too slow to see the perspectives of others, so in this case we have attempted to do what we can to help the cause of ending police violence. Our little team here at Emery worked together to see if we could write a song and produce the music and video to express some of the anger and confusion that we feel. We asked our favorite musical collaborator and pal Aaron Sprinkle to be involved and also sing on the track. The process was about 4 days long and this video includes footage shot and sent to us by the members of Emeryland Community and The BadChristian Club from who attended protests all around the world in order to make their voices heard and because black lives matter.”

And last week we have a clip of a dark place and a frontwoman getting up close and personal with a skull. This last pick on the roundup is New Years Day’s ‘Skeletons’.

It’s off their latest released record, ‘Unbreakable’ which is available to listen to now.

“It’s clear to me that Skeletons is a favorite along the NYD fan community since day 1. Something about this song resonates. The right mix between heavy, soft, strong and soft vocals really made it stand out on our record from the rest.

The song is about opening up and letting who you hide inside come out, so for that reason, I performed the song alone on the music video. It’s tough because it makes you vulnerable as a rock front woman to be without your band but it changed the performance into something pretty unique from our other music videos.

I hope everyone enjoys it,”

Live Review: New Years Day @ Key Club, Leeds

Support: Call Me Amour, Lowlives

Date: 18/02/20

New Years Day, February 18th 2020. The date of the first international band I saw this year and my first (of what I’m hoping will be quite a few appearances of mine) the Key Club in Leeds. I was so happy this was my first Leeds show of the year because it was honestly; near perfect! I’d been waiting a few years to see New Years Day, the first being Slam Dunk Festival a few years ago, the other a few months ago but other commitments held myself back from being in attendance on the dates closest to myself. I’ll say this, they didn’t disappoint!

First up on the bill are the dark electronica with distorted guitars and iconic melodies, this can only be Call Me Amour. Cards on the table, I was roughly five minutes late for their set because it took a while to get everyone in but straight in and straight to the point with the bands for gigs, that’s what you want right? Well, that’s exactly what Call Me Amour did, get everyone up and moving slightly, venturing out to communicate with the audience but they only possibly hit about half their capabilities with everything. Their energy though, there’s no doubt that they were infused with it.

Heading into the faster grooves on the night, Lowlives describe themselves as in your face and you can certainly see why. From the point of the inception of their set and they go a little crazy, enough to see that they do mean business here yet give a fresh perspective into the scene. Looking from my perspective, the audience did take to Lowlives a little better than Call Me Amour but I think its because part of their whole look is genre-defining and bending to rekindle the flame and get you truly warmed up for what’s coming next. Nevertheless, what you can see is this band just gaining a legion of followers, even though they’re not the headlining band… yet.

Now, New Years Day. They were formed in 2005, and hail from Anaheim, California. The band consists of Ash Costello on vocals, Nikki Misery on rhythm guitar, Frankie Sil on bass, Max Georgiev on lead guitar, and Zac Morris on drums. They started on Myspace and released their self-titled EP in 2006, then their first full length My Dear in 2007. Since then, they’ve released three EP’s and two full-length albums. Straight away, the audience roars and you can tell this set is going to be a success unless it just blew up in their face via Instagram (where they were streaming the performance on the evening). Also, this is the very first UK headlining tour the band have ever done, so you can expect things to get a little crazy, such as the band moving into the audience to gain a better perspective of everyone.

What’s more, is that tit’s hard to believe that this is the bands first ever UK headlining tour. I mean sure they’ve supported but they play as if they’ve been made for headlining shows. ‘Kill Or Be Killed’, ‘Fucking Hostile’ and ‘Shut Up’ all play key roles in their setlist whether it’s to get everyone moving, their horns in the air (for which everyone kept them all in the air for at least one track). The band have been around for now what will be fifteen years by the end of 2020 and now they’ve headlined the UK, we’ll be begging them to come back for more and just like with every other Post-Hardcore band, we won’t let them go that easily.

Above all else, Ash Costello and co made everyone feel welcome. This wasn’t your usual crazy output of things but this is where you have a sense of belonging within the scene and that’s just a beautiful thing to be feeling and massive well done to New Years Day for making everyone feel loved and included on the night because it felt more personal when Ash Costello shouted it but it’s more than that as if a family was coming together out of all of this.

Rating: 8/10

Music Video Roundup 10/05/2019

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. First up is up and coming artist Kim Jennet who has a video for her new single, ‘Unbroken’ which comes off her upcoming yet to be announced solo record.

 

Up next are the Pennsylvanian metal band Motionless In White. They have a haunting new video for ‘Disguise’, which is the title track of their upcoming full-length fifth record. Warning! It isn’t for the faint-hearted.

 

Shifting to the Punk and Electro project BAIT, there’s a video which has recently been released for the track, ‘DLP’.

“BAIT isn’t just music, it’s ventilation, it’s expression through art. We all have a voice and this one speaks from the guy in broken English. I record my own music, I edit my own videos, I design my own covers and I work with people I love and respect… because I have to and because I want to.’

 

Shifting the focus to metalcore, Polar have some satanic force for ‘Devil’, a new cut from their latest record, ‘Nova’. The track is about the liars and cheats the plague our lives”, sees a seemingly invisible character walking the streets and bringing out the worst in the people that he passes. Let’s have a look.

 

London based Punks Petrol Girls have a teaser for their upcoming record, ‘Cut & Stitch’. The track and video are both in collaboration with the Solidarity Not Silence organisation. Ren Aldridge (vocals) has said:

“Thematically, ‘Big Mouth’ follows on from our previous single, ‘The Sound’. But it focuses in on voice as a physical sound that comes directly from our bodies, and also more generally as self-expression. There’s a lot of politics around who is heard and what that means, and many marginalised groups are only tolerated when they’re quiet. When they refuse this containment and control, they’re met with attempts to silence them. Just one example of this is the defamation case which aims to silence the Solidarity Not Silence girls – a group of women who each separately spoke out against the behaviour of a man in the music industry. Whilst the case is ongoing, we are limited in what we can say about it, but encourage everyone to spread the word and donate to the crowdfunding campaign for their legal costs. They are determined to not allow their case to set a precedent for silencing marginalised voices in the music industry and beyond. There’s no legal aid for this kind of case – they need money to pay for their legal representation in order to pursue justice. You can get a Solidarity Not Silence t-shirt, as worn by Joe in the ‘Big Mouth’ music video.”

 

Next, I have to write about this one. It’s been everywhere. Yes, it’s the Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie collaboration, ‘ME!’. I had to post this one, come on, don’t hold it against me.

Rumours circulated ahead of the release with Brendon sharing:  “Wait. This really happened?! Like for real?!?! Well I can’t begin to describe how incredible it has been to work on this song and video. So I will simply say: Thank you Taylor Swift for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful story. So much fuckin love and respect.”

Check out the video below.

 

Now, it’s been three years since Angels & Airwaves released their first piece of new music, and that was their 2016 EP, ‘Chasing Shadows’! Now, that is a long while! Their new single ‘Rebel Girl’ is out now and it’s off their upcoming full-length record. On the track, Tom DeLonge has said:

“’Rebel Girl’ is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for New Wave, pop punk and anthemic rock and roll music… As some of you might’ve heard, I recently took a brief minute to start up an aerospace company, so you never know – I may play this song from a satellite deep in space, beamed toward everyone’s house viciously on repeat.”

 

Blessthefall has some live performance which are turning out to being legendary apparently, but they’re just stepping up everything as a band if this new video for ‘Welcome Home’ is anything to go by, we know everyone loves a good taste of the Pheonix metalcore group!

 

New Years Day are well and truly back! They’ve recently dropped their new video for ‘Shut Up’, which has some similarities to American Psycho, because of course! I mean, it’s New Years Day. Would we expect anything less from them?

Speaking on the video, Ash Costello has said:

“When we recorded the song ‘Shut Up’ I knew right then and there, on that day, straight away, what I wanted to do if we were ever to make a music video for it. It came to me immediately. So when the time came and ‘Shut Up’ was chosen for a music video, I was thrilled because it meant that I’d get to make my vision come to life, which was to recreate one of my favourite horror movies of all time, ‘American Psycho’”.

 

I had to save this for last. The well-dressed German masters Rammstein are legendary, aren’t they? Everything seems turned to eleven when they release something, as if it’s a huge day because of that release. And that’s just what this video is for our last pick of the music video roundup.

Check out ‘Radio’ below.

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.

 

New Years Day Announces New Record

New Years Day are full and officially back! They have a new record coming out next month (April 26th) via Red Music called ‘Unbreakable’ which looks something like this.

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And here is the tracklisting for said record.

01.Come For Me
02. MissUnderstood
03. Skeletons
04. Unbreakable
05. Shut Up
06. Done With You
07. Poltergeist
08. Break My Body
09. Sorry Not Sorry
10. My Monsters
11. Nocturnal
12. I Survived

The first single has already been released, track five, ‘Shut Up’. Check it out below.

Ash Costello Speaks About New Years Day’s Upcoming Record

Ash Costello, frontwoman of the band New Years Day has spoken about their past as well as the bands future when she answered questions from fans.

They have been away making their upcoming release and now, Costello has shed some light on the record, including a few track titles, saying:

“When I really thought about the year it took to write the record, everything that I’ve been through, I really felt like I came out unbreakable on the other side. As opposed to our record before this one, where I felt almost like I was too breakable. But now with the fans behind us, and our team behind us, and this new music, I really feel like I’m unbreakable.”

The band’s upcoming release will be called “Unbreakable”. More details on the release will be revealed as they come to light.

 

Music Video’s 10/10/18

And now I’m back for another instalment of a countdown of ten recent music video’s released into the world. And what fortune it happens on the tenth of the month as well! I do apologise that there wasn’t a countdown last week, I was playing catch up with some work for my University degree. I’m going through a few life transitions at the moment so the news might come a little infrequently at times.

And now the first band to kick off things are London Pop-Punkers Shaded. Their track ‘Tell Me’ is off their debut EP, ‘The Better Man In Me’ and their first offering since signing to Common Ground Records.

 

Next up are one of my favourite’s in the form of New Years Day. The video is off their 2018 EP; Diary Of A Creep, and the track in question? ‘Disgust Me’.

 

Keeping going with the weird and wonderful, this is Abandoned By Bears with a new track called ‘So Far Gone’.  Their upcoming release, Headstorm, is set to be released August 24th, later this month.

 

Now, Indian progressive metal group Skyharbor have become a part of a computer world in their video for ‘Dissent’. This is off their band’s soon to be released album, ‘Sunshine Dust’.

 

Going for a more Pop-y vibe right now and it comes in the form of Chvrches. This is what you get when you mix J-Pop singer Wednesday Campanella with the band.

 

Now we’ve been waiting on Hellogoodbye for a while now to release their first single from their upcoming record but now, we have a music video for it as well! This is also the title track for ‘S’Only Natural’ which will be released October 5th.

 

The Maine have posted recently that they are going to be holding a funeral for their record, Lovely Little Lonely but before that happens, we have their latest video for ‘Lonely’ to enjoy for our viewing pleasure.

 

With Trophy Eyes new record ‘The American Dream’ just been released, they band have managed to keep the hype up by sharing their latest video for ‘Friday Forever’

 

With the release of their latest record titled as ‘Ex Machina’, which is out now via UNFD, the band have released a video for ‘Catastrophe’

 

And lastly is You Me At Six. They’ve set their fandoms alright firstly with news of their next record, their new material and the announcement they’ll be playing their record ‘Take Off Your Colours’ in full this November. But now, here’s something new in the form of 3AM.

 

And that’s it for another week of music videos. Ten absolutely fantastic tracks right there but as a reminder, I’m in the midst of my university work so there might not be an edition of the list next week but we’ll see.

Ash Costello On Trolls. “They Don’t Live Under Bridges, They Hide Behind Computers”.

New Year’s Day’s Ash Costello doesn’t shy away when it comes to talking about the haters but that’s another reason we love her. She took to Instagram recently to address trolls on the internet. The post has since been taken down but this is what she put alongside the post.

“Trolls don’t live under bridges, they hide behind computers.

Don’t ever feed the negativity online.

Report. Block. Delete. Don’t engage.

Don’t be that person. Choose kindness. ALWAYS choose kindness.

There’s nothing funny or cool about wasting your time and energy on trolling.

If you own a troll account, re-evaluate yourself and how you’re spending your time. Cause I promise, you’re wasting it.”

 

I couldn’t agree with you more Ash! We need more people like yourself in the scene and genre of Rock today. I know that myself and your fans will always have your back in times like these.

The Hexans Detail Debut Album

Ash Costello might be hard at work with New Year’s Day, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t hard at work with other projects!

Her other project, The Hexans, consisting of her and Matt Montgomery, who is Rob Zombie’s Bassist have detailed their upcoming debut album!

It’s titled as ‘Party Monsters’ and is set to be released October 13th via Another Century Records.

Here’s the album art.

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And here’s the tracklisting.

  1. Lights Out
  2. Young Blood
  3. Dirty Magic
  4. Black Cat Bone
  5. Party Time
  6. Chains
  7. Witch Wave
  8. I Think Of Demons
  9. Professional Weirdo
  10. Slick Black Coffin
  11. Boo
  12. Vampira
  13. You can pre-order from the bands Webstore, Itunes, and Amazon.

Here’s the first track from the record, Lights Out.

Ash Costello On Warped Tour

Warped Tour is officially over but for New Years Day, it’s been one hell of an adventure.

In a heartfelt post via Instagram, Ash Costello opened up on the summer festival.

Check out her post.