Phoxjaw Announce New Record, ‘NOTVERYNICESCREAM’

Phoxjaw have announced the details of their new album, the follow-up to 2020’s ‘Royal Swan’. 

It’s going to be called ‘notverynicecream’ and will be released on November 11 via Hassle. 

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and music video for ‘thesaddestsongever’

01. evermore
02. apples
03. icecreamwitch
04. sungazer
05. thesaddestsongever
06. tortoise 
07. dancingtrees
08. knives
09. thelastmackerel
10. shotgunlipstick
11. lastmancalledjohn
12. serpentsdripfromtheskies

Download Festival Add Over 70 Names To Their 2022 Lineup

After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year, the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022. 

Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…

The Pretty Reckless
Rise Against
Black Label Society
Monster Truck
Power Wolf
Wayward Sons
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age
Steel Panther
The Distillers
The Darkness
Lacuna Coil
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Ayron Jones
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm
The Ghost Inside
Funeral For A Friend
Boston Manor
Sleep Token
The Faim
Trash Boat
Holding Absence
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Press Club
Cemetery Sun
Blackout Problems
Dead Posey
Static Dress
Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Dying Fetus
British Lion
Bleed From Within
Twin Temple
Venom Prison
Fire From The Gods
A.A. Williams
Higher Power
Kill The Lights
Dead Poet Society
Joyous Wolf
Modern Error
Cellar Door Moon Crew
Lotus Eater
The Scratch
Dead Label
JJ Wilde
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars
As Everything Unfolds

That’s a lot to get excited for.

Download Festival will take place at Donington Park on June 10-12 2022. 

Tickets are available via the following link.

Phoxjaw Share Video For ‘An Owl Is A Cat With Wings’

Bristol based Quartet Phoxjaw has shared a video for ‘An Owl Is A Cat With Wings’, which is a track from their 2020 debut full length record, ‘Royal Swan’.

On the video they had the following to say:

“Toot your hoot, my god they’re cute, Phoxjaw shoot new music video for ‘An Owl Is A Cat With Wings’. If all goes to shit, at least we have each other and what’s left of our humanity.”

Check out the video below.

‘Royal Swan’, their debut record is available now via Hassle Records.

Orders for the record can be made via Bandcamp.

Phoxjaw Announce UK Tour For February 2021

Following the release of their debut record, ‘Royal Swan’, Bristol’s Phoxjaw have announced plans for a headlining run of shows for the UK in 2021. The tour will run from February 16th 2021 up until the 28th.

Poisonous Birds will be the support band for the tour.

You can find the full touring dates below.

February 2021

16th – The Victoria, Birmingham

17th – Rough Trade, Bristol

18th – Heartbrakers, Southampton

20th – The Cookie, Leicester

21st – Gullivers, Manchester

22nd – The Fulford Arms, York

23rd – Surf Cafe, Tunemouth

25th – Garage Attic, Glasgow

27th – The Sugarmill, Stoke On Trent

28th – Waterfront Studio, Norwich

Music Video Roundup 14/06/19

It’s 4PM on a 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.

Up first this week are the fantastic Beartooth. They’ve just recently released the official video for ‘Afterfall’ and they’re out to prove that aliens do exist in this video.


Up next are Fresh from their performances over on the main stage of Slam Dunk festival and they’ve got some help from Trophy Eyes frontman John Floreani. Check out Boston Manor’s latest video for ‘Liquid’ below.


Moving up to Scotland for our next video, Woes have done some globetrotting in their latest video for ‘Fancy’.

On the track, frontman DJ has said:

“’Fancy’ is a song about when you’re first getting to know someone and you’re into them, but you have to do a bit of work to convince them to take a chance on you… It’s a fun, upbeat song about a feeling everyone can understand, It’s one of the most fun, accessible songs on the record, but there’s a TONNE of musicality going on underneath, there are some great riffs, there’s an insane bass line hiding in the first verse, some big fills. But everything contributes to making an upbeat song that you could jump around to at a festival, I love it”


Keeping up with another Scottish band, we go to the trio The LaFontaines have the release of their third record, ‘Junior’ very soon but now for the moment, we have their latest single ‘Alpha’.

Frontman Kerr Okan has said on the track :

“‘Alpha’ comes as a result of the losses we’ve had recently in this area from young males, predominately of the ‘Alpha’ stereotype. I’ve often struggled with my emotions – anything other than aggression was always seen as a weakness and something that should be locked away. ‘Alpha’ marks the point in my own journey where I realised that there was something real to be gained from embracing the spectrum of emotions – whether you’re male or not.”


Back in January, the British newcomers Burdened released their debut track ’33’ and now they finally have a follow-up! It’s called doubt and you can check it out right below.


Heading to Manchester for some more newcomers to the scene, Grief has gotten some fans off the back of their debut track, ‘Dorman’ which was released back in March but now, there’s more to come from this band.

The post-hardcore group have recently released an accompanying video for ‘Burial’ which at the time of writing, is not confirmed to be a stand-alone track or will feature on a future EP or Record.

Check out ‘Burial’ below.


Keeping things Post-Hardcore for the next choice on the roundup are Petrol Girls and their latest cut from their recently released second record, ‘Cut & Stitch’.

Vocalist Ren Aldridge has said: “I struggled to put lyrics to this track for a really long time. But following a week of spectacularly shit mental health in the studio, I made it into a motivational sonic kick up the arse and back into action. I personally find a lot of the discourse around mental health a bit claustrophobic and babying, and that contributes to me feeling worse. Independence, activity and purposefulness are what I need to keep my shit together. I wrote this song for myself – if it’s useful for other people that’s cool, but everyone’s different, and I really want to underline that.”


Bristol is the next destination for the next video. This is of course, Phoxjaw. They’ve recently signed over with Hassle Records and have an EP, ‘A Playground For Sad Adults’ out next month to!

For their first cut off the EP, is the second track, ‘Melt, You’re A Face Of Wax’ which you can check out below.


Let’s go across to Texas for the penultimate choice on thsi weeks music video roundup! Everyone cool with that? Awesome. Also as a change up in genre to Pop-Rock is Bruce Avery or rather his alias The Rocket Summer as he’s shared the latest released off his seventh full length record, ‘Sweet Shivers’ in the form of ‘Shatter Us’.

Check it out below.


This week, I’ve reserved possibly the best band I’ve heard in 2018. This is from the Vietnamese heavy hitters Windrunner as they have a massive video which is a double video to accompany the opening track from their debut full-length record, ‘Mai’ and those tracks? It’s ‘Mulan’ and ‘Oleander’

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.

Phoxjaw Announce New EP

We’ve had some pretty amazing Records and EP’s so far in 2019 but there’s been a massive question of just who’s releasing music for the rest of the year!

Well, there’s some answer here as the Bristol-based band Phoxjaw have signed with Hassle Records but also, they’re releasing a brand new EP!

‘A Playground For Sad Adults’ is set to drop on July 5th 2019.

Check out the cover art, tracklisting and stream of their lead single ‘Melt, You’re A Face Of Wax’ below.


01.) A Playground For Sad Adults
02.) Melt, You’re A Face Of Wax
03.) Monday Man
04.) Whale, Whale, Whale
05.) Bodiesinthewall
06.) The Curse Of The Button Man

Pre-order links aren’t released yet but they are expected to be made available soon.

Phoxjaw Announce UK Tour For May 2019

Off the run of supporting the amazing Black Peaks on their UK tour, Bristol’s very own Phoxjaw have announced a tour of their own ahead of a handful of festival dates.

Here is where they’re playing.

May 2019

8th – Manchester, Satan’s Hollow

9th – Stoke, The Underground

10th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop

11th – Swansea, The Bunkhouse

12th – Plymouth, Underground

13th – Sheffield, May Record Junkee


2000 Trees Festival Announces More Bands

If I was going to 2000 Trees I’d be sold on the lineup already but that isn’t the end of the announcements for it yet!

The festival has announced another 20 bands to the line-up.


Here is who’s been added.

Frightened Rabbit

Blood Red Shoes

And So I Watch You From Afar

My Vitrol

Black Honey

Queen Kwong


Blood Command


Funeral Shakes



Nova Twins

Bloody Knees


PD Liddle

No Violet





The Festival takes place at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham between 12th – 14th July.