The dates will take place in 2021 in support for their recently released record, ‘Sleepless’ which came out in November 2020 via Church Road Records.
“We can’t wait to play the album in full,…and I can’t wait to finally celebrate this release with our fans.” says vocalist Josh McKeown.
“The thought of playing this album live feels strange right now, but it’s also incredibly exciting. What feels stranger, is to think that these shows will see us celebrate a year of ‘Sleepless’. With the reception it’s generated so far being so overwhelming, I can only imagine how fucking great this is going to be.”
Here are the dates.
25th – The Garage, London (One Year Anniversary Of Sleepless)
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 this week is Ginesse. This is the artist project of Los Angeles-based actress Cait Fairbanks — is sharing the video for “LA Isn’t Somewhere To Die” from her newly released EP, ‘Somewhere To Die.’
A hazy, melancholic indie-pop number, “LA Isn’t Somewhere To Die” is one of the five new songs featured on Ginesse’s new EP, ‘Somewhere To Die.’ Written in the aftermath of a particularly challenging breakup, the single is a thank you to the friends who stick around, even through the hard times. “LA can be a lonely place,” she says, “but this is a love song to the dope friends in my life who keep me from blowing my brains out, honestly.” Directed by Natalie Fält (Tegan and Sara, WENS, Lila Gold) and styled by Jordan Douglas at JXJ Studio, the “LA Isn’t Somewhere To Die” video is a haunting, vintage wonderland that feels like the perfect extension of the nostalgic world introduced throughout the EP.
Performing under the name Cait Fairbanks, Ginesse has already made quite a splash in the acting realm with her two-time Emmy-nominated role on The Young and the Restless and her performance as Veronica in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway show, Heathers: The Musical. In 2018 she launched her musical project, Ginesse, to enthusiastic praise from the likes of PAPER, NYLON, and Billboard.
Perhaps due to her strong thespian roots, she admits that she often approaches Ginesse as “a character to play.” But she also acknowledge that this is the perfect outlet to boil herself down in. She’s not wearing a wig or spandex but instead presents the most concentrated version of herself by telling genuine stories via metaphors that emote relatable, uncomfortable situations and feelings. “I want my music to make people feel like the whole world is wrapping around them,” says Ginesse. “If I give someone an emotional picture of a specific moment, that is truly special.“
Seconds up this week are Scranton Quartet Tigers Jaw with their second track to come from their upcoming record, ‘I Won’t Care How You Remind Me’.
Speaking about the track, vocalist/keyboardist Briana Collins had this to say.
“The lyrics for ‘Lemon Mouth’ are very personal and introspective. Sometimes self-reflection only happens for me when I’m thinking about characteristics that I want to change about myself. It can look like this sort of scanning of my own habits, things that are so consistent and familiar- but I can’t figure out the reason why I do them.
‘Lemon Mouth’ is the only song on the record that Colin [Gorman, bassist] plays guitar on and the first song that we had ever worked on writing together, which I think is really special. In the early stages of writing for the record, I showed Colin an iPhone voice memo of an idea I had written on guitar for a verse, but the chorus wasn’t all the way there and I wanted to know if he had any ideas. He picked up the guitar and played what he was thinking could work and it immediately made the song feel more complete. He helped push ‘Lemon Mouth’ from just a rough demo idea to a real song.”
Now recently, Eighty Ninety — the NYC based alt-pop project of brothers Abner (vocals, production) and Harper (guitar, production) James — have released the official music video for their new single, “Better As Friends.” In keeping with the band’s musical style, the new music video is both cinematic and minimalist, juxtaposing the picturesque New York City skyline with intimate studio shots.
“Better as Friends” is a dreamy mix of contemporary pop and hazy chillwave production propelled by a driving pulse that culminates in a yearning, widescreen chorus complete with soaring melodies, lush arrangements and the band’s distinctive guitar work. Following the brothers’ previous release, “Happier,” “Better as Friends” is the second single from Eighty Ninety’s forthcoming sophomore EP, slated for release in 2021. The EP was created in collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Gian Stone (Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Dua Lipa).
Eighty Ninety first broke out with their hit 2016 single, “Three Thirty,” which climbed to #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral Charts and was closely followed by their debut EP Elizabeth. Since then, the duo’s music has garnered over 26 million streams, featured on numerous Spotify playlists (New Music Friday, Pop Rising, Indie Pop, Chill Vibes, Viral Hits, and many more) and was even hand-picked by Taylor Swift for her official Spotify playlist “Songs Taylor Loves.”
The NYC based duo’s songs fuse intimate storytelling, sticky melodies, and minimalist pop productions built on acoustic instruments and electronic sounds in a style they call “808s and telecasters” — a shorthand for both their music and their anything-goes mentality in the studio. “We let the emotional arc of the song, rather than any set of genre conventions, lead us to instruments and sounds,” the brothers say of their process.
Moving on in this weeks roundup Brooklyn-based indie pop artist Middle Part creates synth-laden music in the hopes of making you feel something. Composed with honesty and sincerity, his music takes inspiration from both 90’s and early Millenium alternative bands. Middle Part was born when singer Andrew Selkōw moved to the deepest parts of Northern Alaska to find himself, after experiencing a major meltdown. Living in a shipping container in the isolated vastness of the Alaskan wilderness, Selkōw ignited his love for literature and music, with the musician sharing, “Art is important, no matter how you decide to approach it. There’s no age or formula so just create. It’s the most healing form of therapy I’ve ever experienced.”
His latest single “Busy” is the third single to be released off of I Wish I Was Alive. Detailing the songwriters interpersonal relationships and ego death, it is inspired by early millennium alt pop artists like Michelle Branch and Natalie Imbruglia, with a modernized sonic twist to the likes of Clairo. The stripped back “Busy” is set on a backbone of chugging acoustic guitars, breakbeats and sprinkled with synthesizers to achieve a sonically nostalgic song about the pitfalls of friendship in an attempt to signify that ego is unnecessary, and vulnerability should be the priority.
Selkōw confides, “A lot of this record is about ego, vulnerability, and dealing with loss. It’s also about finding a balance with your mental well being. Busy touches on that theme of letting go of your ego and being more vulnerable with the people around you. That’s the message I’m trying to get across, and I feel that ties in with the EP’s title, which is all about being more present rather than mentally checked out.”
Listening to Middle Part is like reading one of Selkōw’s journal entries and uncovering all the back and forth he has in his head on a regular basis. His honest songwriting grants people access to creating art in a safe space, admitting, “I just want people to relate. I so desperately want to connect and that might be the message.”
Now this next band For You The Moon has recently been on my radar with their signing to Slam Dunk Records with new single, ‘Lost Without It’.
It’s an early teaser from the pop-rock newcomers’ upcoming debut EP, set for release in 2021, and it arrives with a video that was shot in their current homebase of Leeds.
Frontman Isaac Cooter explains: “I wrote ‘Lost Without It’ when I was in that weird period after breaking up with somebody, in that place where you’re really trying to numb your own feelings and I was partying more often than I wasn’t. You end up surrounded by other people who are just as out of it as you are, probably trying to forget their problems by doing the same thing.”
The other week Palm Reader finally got to release their latest record, ‘Sleepless’.
The band released a video for ‘A Bird And Its Feathers’, just before the release of the record, which is one of the album’s most epic and expansive moments.
Vocalist Josh Mckeown had this to say about the track’s meaning:
“A Bird And It’s Feathers’ is a song about love, though I wouldn’t call it a ‘love song’. At least not in the traditional sense. I came to realise that I hadn’t written about it before and felt like that was an avenue I needed to explore in order to progress as a songwriter and as a human being with emotions and feelings. I wanted to speak about the intoxication of lust, of falling in love and the beauty in the darker side of those moments. I’ve found that love can feel like a sickness and also be the cure, so I really tried to get that point across. It was one of the final songs that made it to the cut for Sleepless and I’m so glad it did!”
Now, Ghostemane has once again teamed up artistically with his fiancée Poppy for a grippingly dark new video, Hydrochloride. This might be one of my favourite videos to date this year and it just shows you never know what amazing things December might bring. Or whenever you watch it.
Speaking to Kerrang! about the creative brilliance of Poppy, Ghostemane gushed recently, “As a visual artist, she’s just unmatched. That’s the one area of my career which I was never really able to fully realise myself. It’s a weird feeling putting a piece of myself into her hands like this, and waiting to see how it unfolds. But I’m excited. She’s an awesome partner. It’s the opposite of a toxic relationship.
Dark Metal sensation LORD OF THE LOST just released a new official video for “We Were Young” featuring Heaven Can Wait Choir, cut from their latest classical ensemble album Swan Songs III.
The heart-wrenching version includes intimate reminiscences from Chris Harms’ childhood and showcases a touching new facet of their bold universe. Told through genuine memories and clearly narrated through the style of a vintage Super8 camera, the audiovisual symbolizes the most personal output to date. The outstanding band proves once again that the greatest inspiration and the best director is life itself.
“With the new video for ‘We Were Young’ I would like to say thank you to my parents. The video is a reflection of my happy childhood, thanks to them, which paved the way for me to become who I am today. The video shows real Super8 film footage from my birth in 1980 until 1994, when the magnetic tape slowly replaced the celluloid. In the credits of the video you can see the time before my birth, which my parents have captured on film for themselves since 1967. The director of this video was life itself and it shows here an origin story that could not have been more personal”. – Chris Harms
Penultimate track time now! This is the incredible Wargasm.
‘Rage All Over’ is a combination of snotty punk attitude, industrial leaning atmospheres and several boots to the temple that will keep rattling round your head long after it has finished.
Plus the video is a dizzying three minute epic with plenty of discomforting imagery for you to lose yourself in.
The duo had this to say about the track:
“It always starts with a smile, and ends with something sick and twisted. Politicians lie. People are brainwashed. Services get cut. No one can afford a house. The cost of living goes up. Our wages go down. Art suffers. People suffer. The forests are burning, the waters full of chemicals and every day theres a new false flag hoisted next to a very real knife dangling above our heads. Nothing changes and nothing gets better. We wouldn’t say Wargasm is a political band; but we’re not just pissed off, we’re rage all over”
Lastly this week, You Me At Six have released the title track from their upcoming new album ‘SUCKAPUNCH’, and this is a little bit of a left turn for me.
It’s a track which has a build and never say die sentiment holding it all together, where it shows how far the band are willing to push their sound. Could this be the best YMAS record to date?
‘SUCKAPUNCH’ is set for release on January 15 via Underdog Records/AWAL.
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!
Happy October 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!
We’re kicking things off with alive video in the form of Brutus with ‘War (Live In Ghent)’. This is a cut from their new live album, out now via Hassle Records – ‘Live In Ghent’ was recorded in their hometown in front of a sold-out 750 fans.
The band say: “Four video’s have already been released: Fire, Cemetery, All Along and Sugar Dragon. Right now, we are happy to announce our personal favourite: War. This song is super special to us. Not only does it reflect a tough period, but this song has set a new standard for our writing ever since. We are so happy we can share this live version.”
Now, following its premiere on NEW NOISE MAGAZINE, ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake bring fans another new single from their forthcoming album, Silver Linings. ‘Dear Me’ is streaming now. Silver Linings is set to be released on December 11th via Pure Noise Records.
On the new single, the band shares: “I wrote this song as a tribute to a few special people in my life who are no longer around. What it is like to reach the impasse of where words can’t convey emotions. This is my internal struggle to understand their internal struggle.
Up next is Dayze, a Mexican American musician who grew up in a Calexico, a town on the US/Mexico border. Growing up, he commuted between the USA and Mexico on a daily basis. To him, his situation is not special. In fact, he’s sure others can relate to the struggles that come from living in two different worlds. Dayze lacked many things growing up, but the one thing he always had was the love and support of his parents.
He says, “I believe that the unconditional love and support of my parents was what ultimately gave me the courage to start playing music. I was a very introverted teen and when I got my first acoustic guitar everything changed. That guitar gave me purpose, motivation, and desire to learn and grow. Eventually, I started my first metalcore/scene band and that’s when I knew that music would always be a part of my life. All these experiences culminated when I decided to start Dayze, my solo project, which delves more into the alternative rock realm. I was at a point in my life where I felt emotionally repressed, so I started writing lyrics and singing them. Day by day I realized how much this helped me get all the negativity out of my heart and thoughts. My hope is to hopefully connect with people around the world through my music.”
After releasing a string of singles and an EP, he’s back with a new single titled “My Way” and he plans to continue to release new music in the months ahead.
We’re getting around the world today. Next is the Japanese heavy hitters Crystal Lake have shared a video for ‘Disobey’, the counterpart to their forthcoming 7″ double-single alongside ‘Watch Me Burn’.
You can pre-order their ‘Watch Me Burn/Disobey’ 7″ single now, which is set to be released in December 2020.
Back in UK waters for the fourth choice in the roundup, we have Palm Reader.
It’s the second single from the band’s upcoming album ‘Sleepless‘, set for release on 27th November via Church Road Records.
The band also have a livestream coming up, on 23rd November from St Edmunds Church in Rochdale.
Vocalist Josh Mckeown says: “‘Willow’ was written after I’d been told a heartbreaking story of loss and young motherhood. I wrote it with the intention of illuminating the strength of any mother in that unfortunate position and to offer a permanent gesture of respect to them.
“It was one of the first songs we wrote for Sleepless and it definitely helped set the tone musically for a lot of what was to come. We’ve put together a music video with the help and expertise of our good friend and collaborator Sam Lees. His creativity and vision will further highlight the lyrical content and the sentiment attached to the song.”
Time for something a little different in genre. That’s what is so great about these roundups. You never know who you’re going to get. With that, we have Mike Taveira.
“Karma” is the breakup anthem for anyone who feels like their ex has yet received the karma they deserve. The single will be released alongside the official music video, which was created in collaboration with Canada’s Drag Race star Lemon.
Los Angeles-based Mike Taveira made a splash earlier this year with his pansexual pop anthem, “Curious,” which grabbed the attention of tastemakers like Billboard Pride, Gay Times, and PRIDE. Growing up without any openly pansexual figures to look up to, Taveira knew that his personal journey needed to be expressed through his own music. In each of the three singles he has released so far, “Heart,” “Curious,” and, now, “Karma,” Taveira showcases his infectious R&B-pop sensibilities while tackling the complexities and vulnerability of sexual identity. With an underlying message that preaches to be true to yourself, whoever you love, whatever you identity as, and whatever life throws your way, Taveira is set to become a force in the evolution of queer pop music.
Now, one band whom is definately on the spectrum these days is the delicious and wonderful Spanish Love Songs.
‘Self-Destruction (As a Sensible Career Choice)’ is a song from the band’s second album ‘Brave Faces Everyone’, which was released earlier this year via Pure Noise Records.
Lead vocalist Dylan Slocum shares: “This song is about feeling trapped. People like to say ‘it gets better’ about depression or anxiety, but this is about that creeping feeling that it might not. That maybe you’ll be stuck feeling a certain way, or working a job you hate, or with a body you hate, forever.
“By the time we decided to do another video, the lockdown blues had gotten pretty intense. Being the ultra-positive band that we are, we decided to throw ourselves little solo parties and invited our fans to do the same. Four hours of footage later, it turned out we all needed the party more than we knew.”
I have one question for everyone now, who want’s some new Royal Blood? Well, you better do because the duo has released their first new material since the release of 2017’s second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’, ‘Trouble’s Coming’ is a taster of the follow up to that record, expected to drop in spring 2021.
Citing influences including Daft Punk and Justice, bassist and vocalist Mike Kerr explains: “It was the moment something started to click – where we started playing over those much more rigid dance beats. The breakthrough was realising that there was real common ground between that and what we’d done before. It’s that AC/DC aspect: where the quality that makes the riffs seem so cutting is because of that beat.
“Although on the surface we were stepping outside what we’d done before, it didn’t feel at all unnatural; it felt like we were returning to music we’d loved from the very beginning.
“It was all about the beat. It felt like familiar territory, but something we’d censored in ourselves.”
Bring Me Horizon have had a good few announcements lately. They’ve announed a tour, oe of their ‘Post Human’ EP’s and now they have a new video out in the world.
The forthcoming ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ EP is expected to be the first in a planned series of four which is set for a release on October 30th 2020.
Check out ‘Teardrops’ below.
And lastly in this weeks roundup we have some legends to close out this one.
Leaked photos from last month showed AC/DC recording a new video in the Netherlands now suddenly make a whole lot more sense, as the rock’n’roll legends have released their awesome performance-based video for latest single Shot In The Dark.
Discussing POWER UP with Kerrang, as a whole, Angus Young explained that the record is a tribute to the late Malcolm Young.
“I know Mal’s not with us anymore, but he’s there with us in spirit,” Angus said. “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.
“Even the title we gave it, POWER UP, pretty much sums him up, too,” he continued. “When he put on that guitar, he was one big guitar. To put it this way: When he played guitar, it sounded like there were two people playing.”
Check ou AC/DC’s new video for ‘Shot In The Dark’ 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!
Palm Reader have announced they’ve signed a new record deal as well as annuncing a live stream show.
The upcoming release ‘Sleepless’ is et to be released on 27th November via Church Road Records with the accompanying performance set to take place at the grade 1 listed St Edmunds Church in Rochdale on 23rd November.
“It’s an absolute privilege to have been granted permission to record in such an exceptional, historical location,” the band explain. “We are carefully choosing songs from our catalogue which will sound amazing in the venue. We can’t wait to finally play a show, and to be able to do this in these surroundings is a real honor.”
Church Road Records co-owner Justine Jones adds: “We are proud to announce that Palm Reader ‘Sleepless’ will be released through Church Road Records on 27th November! We have been friends since school and have watched them since their first ever shows, so it is a delight to be working with our hometown friends on their most accomplished album to date.”
Pre-orders for ‘Sleepless’ are available via the Church Road Records Webstore.
Employees and Bands signed to Holy Roar Records have left the independent record label after the founder, Alex Fitzpatrick was accused of Rape, Sexual Harassment and Abusive Behaviour.
In the wake of the allegations agains Fitspatrick, Sheffield Heavy Hitters Rolo Tomassi have now left Holy Roar Records.
Their statement can be read below.
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“In light of the allegations about Alex Fitzpatrick, we have ended our relationship with him and Holy Roar as a label, effective immediately.”
They continued: “We have zero tolerance for abusive behaviour and stand in solidarity with those that have come forward.”
Other bands signed too Holy Roar have also addressed the allegations and are in the process of making further decisions.
Palm Reader, whom have their fourth record, ‘Sleepless’ set to be released at the end of October 2020 with the label have said:
“aware of the recent allegations against Alex Fitzpatrick”, and are “currently in conversation with our team on how to move forward”.
“Abusive behaviour is not to be tolerated under any circumstances and is something we as a band and individuals take very seriously,” they stated.
Svalbard have also added:
“We stand with survivors and we always will. It takes so much courage to speak out, we are sending all of our support to those affected. We are currently figuring out our next steps, and will update this when we are able.”
“I am deeply disturbed by the allegations made against Alex Fitzpatrick of Holy Roar Records,” posted vocalist Serena Cherry, sharing the band’s collective statement. “This is everything we stand against inSvalbard. Sending solidarity and support to the victims and those affected.”
Justine Jones (Employed To Serve) says:
We have spent the last 24 hours in horror of the allegations that have been made against Alex Fitzpatrick, the owner of Holy Roar Records.
The extremely serious allegations are against everything that myself, Sam, Wil and our bands – stand for.
We, the labels employees are resigning from working with Holy Roar effective immediately.
We are sorry for the long silence. It was a lot for us to process with our bands and personally and we found out the same time as the public.
Alex will be making his own statement in due course.
Justine, Sam and Wil.
At the time of writing, Fitzpatrick and Holy Roar have not posted anything against the allegations.
For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.
Burn It Down Festival have announced more bands which will be playing it’s 2021 lineup.
Pintglass, Vukovi, Nova Twins and Sickones will be joining Dinosaur Pile-Up in Various Venues in Torquay in September 2021.
Check out the full lineup below.
Bitch Falcon Catbamboo CLT DRP Delaire The Liar Dinosaur Pile-Up El Moono False Advertising Grove Street Families Hacktivist IDestroy Ithaca Mother Vulture Nova Twins Palm Reader Phoxjaw Pintglass Sickones TRC Vukovi We Never Learned To Live
Burn It Down Festival 2021 will take place at The Foundry, The Attic and The Apple And Parrot on September 11th 2021.
The Nottingham based heavy hitting Post-Hardcore group Palm Reader have announced they’ve signed a deal with Holy Roar Records.
This news comes with the news that they’ve completed the recording of their upcoming fourth record, which is the follow up to their 2018 effort, ‘Braille’.
On the joining of the record, the band have said:
“It’s a privilege to have our name added to the roster of a label that has done a lot for the UK scene. Holy Roar has been home to some of the best artists of the last few years and we are excited to call the best British independent label our home.”
Palm Reader’s fourth record is expected to be released sometime later this year in 2020.
Leeds. It’s been a slow start to 2019 for me with gigs where I’ve only been to around t hree or four in 2019 if I’m remembering correctly. Now though, I’m all fired up and ready to get stuck in with everything and as many bands as humanly possible What’s more is that I’m going to try and split them so I’m covering as many genres as possible as well because I don’t want the same experience every time, I want them to be more diverse so I’m not just giving reviews of something that’s becoming more and more generic. With that in mind, this is the heaviest gig I’ve been to so far in 2019 and that is the fantastic Yorkshire born and bred Blood Youth. This band have just very recently dropped their second record, ‘Starve’ which had so much energy it had to be unleashed as humanly possible. With their second night of the tour in Leeds, things are bound to get mental.
Starting off the night are Louts Eater. The Glaswegians waste no time in getting things going with the crowd erupting in moshpits, as far as I can see behind me in the venue. Where they do bring the noise, their stage presence is a little underrated but seemingly overshadowed later in their set by their vocalists addressing of the crowd saying (and I’m possibly paraphrasing as far as I can remember here) “I want to see someone die”. I can’t really condone this type of mentality anywhere I go, at any venue. A gig is meant to be a safe place for fans to listen to live music and if the night demands it, yes of course mosh. But this type of language used felt very unwanted and just seemingly spoiled their set, making it one fans could forget quickly.
Next up, producing a criminally underrated record with ‘Braille’ in 2018 were Palm Reader. They were a band, possibly half the venue came out for as much as Blood Youth and Lotus Eater. Here their set adorned to produce something which was highly enjoyable, with no doubts about gaining more listeners on the night where they do reach their peak at times to showcase just how much talent they have and how much more we have to look forward to in their future. Anyone will know they are a band who revels in their atmosphere, just not quite hitting that top notch but in time, will see them soar to new heights.
A new record, better mentality and a venue of onlookers to mosh and crowdsurf? It can only be time for Blood Youth to take to the stage! They waste no time in getting straight to their meaty tracks from their recently released record, ‘Starve’, opening with ‘Starve’ and ‘Cut Me Open’. All I remember is the place just erupting in moshpit after moshpit with vocalist Kaya Tarsus taking command of everyone, showing why they’re the headliners tonight. But also, this is a testament to just what Blood Youth are capable of as well, showing that the only direction is up for the band in the very near future. Every track is just met with more enthusiasm during their set, even when they do decide to slow things down by even the slightest.
What I love about this set is that it’s firstly a hometown show for the band, which they just absolutely destroy, where no person should be left unmoshed. The other is that their track, ‘Exhale’ which is quite a long track, showcases the atmosphere of what they’re able to do with a crowd and pretty soon, will take the band to new heights.