Check Out Pvris As The Play ‘Walk Alone’ Live For The Very First Time

Towards the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 PVRIS played two livestream shows, with each focussing on a different album. 

At the second, centred around ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’, the band played a few of the album’s songs live for the very first time. 

One of those was the haunting ‘Walk Alone’, a slow burning track, which you can watch the performance of below.

Listen to Pvris & Rezz’s New Collaboration, ‘Sacrificial

After the initial tease at the beginning of the week, Pvris and Rezz have released their flourishing and fantastic new collaborative track.

It brings together Lynn Gunn’s fantastic vocals and Rezz’s amazing pulsating EDM production to produce a dark track with just slithers around your ear and stright into your mind.

Check out ‘Sacrifical’ below.

Pvris Are Releasing A New Collaboration With Rezz This Week

Pvris have been teasing a brand new collaboration this week!

They’ve made a new track with EDM producer Rezz for a track called ‘Sacrifical’ which is set to be released this Friday.

Check out the snippet for the teaser below.

Pvris Announce Details On ‘All Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’ Livestream

After a livestream performance of their debut record, ‘White Noise’ last month, Pvris have announced their second record, ‘All Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’ in the same format.

The date of the livestream?? 9th January 2021.

Here’s a teaser.

Tickets are available now with some exclusive merch and Meet And Greet packages if you’re a subscriber to the band’s Pillar account here.

Pvris Announce Livestream Show Playing Debut Record, ‘White Noise’ In Full

Pvris have announced the details of an upcoming livestream show where the band will be performing their debut 2014 record, ‘White Noise’ in full.

The band confirmed the details, saying that the livestream show will be held on November 22nd 2021 at 2AM BST.

It also appears that a livestream show for the band’s second album, ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’, and another for their recently released third album, ‘Use Me’, will also be held at a later and yet-to-be-confirmed date.

As explained in the tweeted embedded above, tickets will be available tomorrow (October 30th 2020) from 7PM BST with the link being made available then – be sure to check their social media.

New Music Video Roundup 02/10/20

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!

First up this week is Hyro The Hero (Formally known as Hyro Da Hero) the Rock and Hip Hop artist.

The track, ‘We Believe Feat. David Draiman (of Disturbed)’ is the start of a brand new record cycle will feature on his upcoming yet to be announced effort which is a follow up to his 2018 record, ‘Flagged Channel’.

Check out the video for ‘We Believe’ below.

Time for a cover.

A couple of months ago, Nekrogoblikon released a version of System Of A Down‘s hit ‘Chop Suey!’, and now they have a video to go with it.

This is what the band had to say about it.

“Today marks the 84-day anniversary of the release of our cover of System Of A Down’s ‘Chop Suey!’ so to celebrate here’s a very serious and politically charged video of Nicky and John making chop suey in a kitchen.”

Next up are the Dallas, Texas death metal newcomers Frozen Soul have released their debut single, ‘Crypt Of Ice’, and it comes with an accompanying video too.

Here’s what the band had to say about it.

“This year has been a nightmare fuelled fire and we’re ready to bring in the cold front and finally show everyone the the record we’ve created! ‘Crypt Of Ice’ is everything we could have hoped for and we are really proud of how it’s turned out, we can’t wait for everyone to freeze while listening to it!”

Lande Hekt is set to release her debut album ‘Going to Hell’ via Queer-run independent label Get Better Records on 22 January 2021. This record represents a time when Hekt was coming out as gay.

 “I’m no stranger to queer punk and queer politics,” she says. “I’ve always taken a special interest for obvious reasons, but this record is important to me because it’s the first time I’m releasing anything as an outwardly gay person.” 

‘Going to Hell’ was recorded by Hekt’s friend Ben David (from the band The Hard Aches) in the Adelaide Hills in Australia, whilst she was over there for a solo tour with him in February, luckily  fitting in the recording and flying home before lockdown kicked in. The intense experience saw Hekt laying down all instruments on the album, with the exception of percussion.

‘Whiskey’, the first single from ‘Going to Hell’ is out now and is representative of the album’s mood. “This song is essentially about how there were so many things that didn’t feel right in my life,” says Hekt. “It’s about learning how to come to terms with being gay or, more accurately, realising that pretending you’re not gay can’t go on forever.”

Coming out is a prevalent topic throughout the record with the title track itself being “about how homophobia and heteronormative culture can make you feel isolated and scared of being yourself,” as Hekt herself explains her thoughts and feelings surrounding her sexuality, continuing: “I internalised a lot of that culture for a long time and it wasn’t until I found myself surrounded by queer and trans people and friends, that I realised I could live happily in a way that felt right. I know I’m not alone in feeling like this and it was other people sharing their experiences with me that helped me out, so I named the album after this song to try and reach people who might want to be reached. It’s also not a dig on all Catholics; it’s just an expression of scepticism from a gay person regarding conservatism.”

‘Going to Hell’ sounds like the sum of Hekt’s wide-ranging influences – The Replacements, The Raincoats, Sharon Van Etten, The Slits, Patti Smith, Sacred Paws, Le Tigre, Against Me! – multiplied by her own distinct voice.

Check out ‘Whiskey’ below.

Moving to Jamie Lenman for our next pick whom released this video for ‘Like Me Better off his new mini-album ‘King Of Clubs’ just before its release last Friday.

Speaking on the track, Lenman had this to say.

“‘Like Me Better’ was one of the tracks I added to the album when I decided I wanted to make something with a bit more depth than an EP. I had to go against my instincts and trust the strength of the song in order to not fuss it up or make it more complex than it needed to be – just three chords and a slow beat. I ended up whacking a big riff at the end of it cos I love big riffs but otherwise it’s a very simple tune, and probably better for it.

Lyrically it’s about things that repulse you at first but later you come to appreciate. This could apply to food or music or anything that provokes a strong reaction but in this instance it’s definitely about people and physical attraction. When people talk about having a secret crush, it’s usually about someone who looks a bit odd but nevertheless has a certain something about them. The whole record is about complex, contradictory and potentially uncomfortable feelings so it fits right in.”

Let’s change the style up a touch. The Driver Era have released their new single, ‘Fade’.

It’s the latest in a string of singles for the duo – brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch – following ‘Places’, ‘Take Me Away’, ‘OMG Plz Don’t Come Around’ and ‘flashdrive’.

“This song is actually a few years old, but it just took some time for people to believe in it enough to put it out,” Ross explains. “I’m really happy the song is finally coming out. The song is all about the inevitability of fading away… making the most of every moment.”

Moving to Black Honey now and we have ‘Run For Cover’.

The track – written with Mike Kerr from Royal Blood – arrives after months of lockdown, also following on from recent track ‘Beaches’.

Izzy B. Phillips explains: “’Run For Cover’ is about the nuances in sex. It’s fun but on a bit of a knife edge of risk and weird. Sex can be clumsy, emotional and complex. There’s so much baggage that it comes with.

“We wrote the song from a man’s perspective. It felt empowering to flip it to the female gaze. I think I’m exploring both power and my weakness in equal measure. We wanted it to sound manic – like Hives meets John Travolta, hips swinging. I love this song. I hope it makes women find themselves and dump their boyfriends.”

Of the video, she adds: “I wanted to explore the three different people inside me. A vulnerable character, a boss character, and a wild unhinged character. I think I can have all of these qualities and still be a woman. I wanted to explore something that pushes the binary expectation of femininity.”

How about an Aussie band now? Rock favourites Hands Like Houses took to Australias triple j’s acclaimed Like A Version segment this morning with a huge cover of Fuel’s ‘Shimmer’ alongside a performance of recent single ‘The Water’.

It comes soon after the announce of the band’s upcoming self-titled EP, due for release on Friday 23rd October through UNFD globally. The band are also offering a new cut from the EP with the single and video for ‘Dangerous’ out now. Following ‘Space’ and ‘The Water’,’Dangerous’ Continues in the bold and gritty vein of the Hands Like Houses EP.

On the track, HLH vocalist Trenton Woodley explains: “Something about this song has always been uncomfortable for me  when we started, ‘Dangerous’ was meant to be playful, confident, even arrogant – but as it came together, it felt like a reflection on frustration and losing control when all your confidence falls apart.”

Hands Likes Houses have spent over a decade defying expectations and challenging boundaries, staking their claim as one of Australia’s most acclaimed modern rock exports. With ARIA success, a triple j feature album, multiple sold out tours and legions of global fans under their belt, the band are poised to break even more ground as they step into this new decade.

On today’s ‘Dangerous’ music video, Woodley adds that it’s a reflection of the lyrical and musical volatility throughout the track.

“It’s a collage meant to evoke a sort of whiplash, cutting between cartoon bangs, pops and pows to destructive, explosive carnage that fundamentally changes the world we live in. We had the pleasure of working once again with Sam Shapiro to produce the clip, and once again he has come through with something equally as fun as it is powerful and we’re excited to put it out into the world,” he says.

Now for something a little recent but a new video to imagine alongside it, PVRIS have released a video for the title track from their new album ‘Use Me’. 

It’s the title-track from the band’s latest album which was released just a few weeks ago and sees frontwoman Lynn Gunn “own[ing] her role as PVRIS’ leader and sole architect”.

“Special thanks to Griffin Stoddard, Evan Brown, Laura Burhenn, Captain Daddy Sir, Claire Montgomery, Peggy Wright, TT Britt, and everyone else who made this video happen!” she says.

And last we have the British Singer/Songwriter Yungblud whom has shared a video to accompany his recently released track, ‘God Save Me, But Don’t Drown Me Out’.

It’s taken from his eagerly-awaited second studio album, ‘Weird!’, which he announced recently and Yungblud prefaces the video explaining who the track is for.

“For anyone lying in their bedroom at 4AM wondering why they aren’t good enough…”

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!

Pvris Have Parted Ways With Alex Babinski

Pvris have issued a statement earlier today where they have announced they have parted ways with Guitarist / Keyboardist Alex Babinski with immediate effect.

The band have explained in their statement they decided to remove Babinski after they were made aware of the allegations of misconduct against him.

The full statement can be read below.

“We have been made aware of the allegations involving Alex Babinski. We absolutely and emphatically will not tolerate sexual harassment, coercion and all other forms of sexual misconduct – online and offline. It is our responsibility to ensure and provide a safe space within the PVRIS community and to believe and support victims and survivors.

As of today Alex will no longer be associated with PVRIS. He will be handling these matters privately and professionally.”

Babinski has also issued a statement of his own where he addresses the allegations stating that they are false and expressing his intent to take legal action to clear his name.

Babinski’s statement can be read below.


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In a statement issued earlier today, PVRIS have announced that they have made the decision to part ways with guitarist/keyboardist Alex Babinski with immediate affect.

The band have explained that they have decided to remove Babinski from the group after they’d been “made aware of allegations” of misconduct against him.

You can read their full statement below.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?creatorScreenName=deadpresszine&dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1298638462715756545&lang=en-gb&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.deadpress.co.uk%2Fnews-pvris-part-ways-with-alex-babinski-amid-allegations%2F&siteScreenName=deadpresszine&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=550px

“We have been made aware of the allegations involving Alex Babinski. We absolutely and emphatically will not tolerate sexual harassment, coercion and all other forms of sexual misconduct – online and offline. It is our responsibility to ensure and provide a safe space within the PVRIS community and to believe and support victims and survivors.

As of today Alex will no longer be associated with PVRIS. He will be handling these matters privately and professionally.”

Babinski has also issued a statement of his own addressing the allegations, stating that they are false and expressing his intent to take legal action to clear his name.

“These allegations being made against me are 100% false. I understand that until there is provided clear evidence, I have no way to prove these allegations otherwise. I am determined to prove my innocence and am in the process of taking legal action in order to professionally and efficiently clear my name.

I respect and honor all victims of sexual misconduct and it’s important for them to come forward and be heard. I respect and understand Lynn and Brian’s decision to part ways with me at this time.”

For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.

NHS: www.nhs.uk
Safeline: www.safeline.org.uk
SOSAA: www.sosaa.org.uk
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
RAINN: www.rainn.org
Mind: www.mind.org.uk
Survivors: www.survivorsuk.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Music Video Roundup 01/05/2020

It’s 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 so there’s a little something for everyone here but enough talk, let’s get down to things.

First up we have trippy vibes with Silverstein featuring Princess Nokia in ‘Madness’ which is taken off their new record, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’, released via UNFD. Think of it as the very best of things with things just taken to a whole new level with the visuals.

 

Seconds up and off a recent release of Derek Zanetti aka The Homeless Gospel Choir with ‘This Land Is Your Landfill’ which dropped via A-F Records / Hassle Records. Now though, the man has a new video for us in the form of the track, ‘Don’t Compare’. A little Folk Rock with one of the kindest and best people in rock.

 

Now, how about we move to a few quarantine video picks and to the Ska Punk’s Goldfinger? I’m quite interested in these quarantine videos to see what people can come up with but nevertheless, it’s fantastic to see so many different bands releasing their videos in this way. Check out this video for ‘Get What I Need’, which is taken from Goldfinger’s seventh studio record, ‘The Knife’ which is out now.

 

Keeping things in order for a  two in a row style for the moment for our next video. Some bands have great ideas but then Coronavirus happened. Now, Super Whatevr have made a funny snapshot of a challenge set on themselves: making a music video while in social distancing.

Check out ‘Melancholyism’ below.

 

Is this man never smiling? He always seems to have one on him. 🙂

Yungblud has a brand new video for his single, ‘Weird’ out into the world now. This was filmed whilst in isolation, adhering to Social Distancing where the musician’s being belted around everywhere and it’s such a good track as well!

 

Next, we’re moving across to Connecticut for something a little more alternative now as Lakeshorehave a new release which is the lead single from their 2017 debut EP, ’41’.

Guitarist Ben Lionetti has said:

“The song ‘History’ is our first single as a band, it was always a song that resonated deeply with us. So during this quarantine period we wanted to re-imagine it in a cool and fun way that still captures the deep emotion within the song.”

 

Moving back to the UK for our next video, we are going to a different kind of extreme and we have newcomers to the deathcore genre in Nottingham based band Azazel. Directed by the people over at Loki Films, i is the second track from the bank since their new vocalist, Tristan Hill came into the fold.

On the track ‘Cocoon’, the band have said:

“‘Cocoon’ is a transitional period, a time of waiting, growing, becoming something bigger. In the case of this song, it is a fictional story of a being which resides within the centre of the earth, waiting to rise up and just live, but for that to happen, life on earth as we know it would end. The song is a soundtrack of the creature’s slow movement towards the surface.”

 

Keeping things heavy for just another moment, Newcastle based up and comers have a video track off their debut record, ‘How Well Do You Really Know Yourself’ released into the world as of today.

The band might be unavailable to make a video at the moment so instead, the band have compiled some live footage from a headliner in their own hometown! Get ready for some Slow Motion High Octane energy!

 

It’s been a little quiet in the camp for the ex-Fearless Vampire Killers frontman Kier Kemp and his project, ‘Inklings’ but now he’s back with his band on the latest single, ‘Sertraline’.

On the track, Kier has said:

“I wrote this song about my ‘love affair’ with sertraline, which is an anti-anxiety drug. In 2017 I burned myself out and the result was GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder). It basically meant that my body started producing too many stress hormones and everything went haywire, after coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t imminently dying doctors prescribed me sertraline. It made me better and now a few years on this song was almost a goodbye to it.”

 

And lastly, we have come to the group who are dominating at the moment, Pvris. the band have shared a brand new video for their single, ‘Gimme A Minute’ which sees the group embarking in the Science Fiction genre which blends 3D animation with live-action footage of the band. The track is taken off their upcoming record, ‘Use Me’ which was originally set to be released today but now due to circumstances beyond their control, it will be released July 10th 2020.

And that’s it for another week of the music video roundup! Be sure to check back next week for another look at the latest music video releases from the best bands around and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your new favourite band on that list.

Pvris Part Ways With Justin Nace

Bad news from the Pvris camp recently as their long time drummer, Justin Nace who has been a part of the band for the last six years, have parted ways.

The announcement was made via Twitter in a short statement, where he thanked the band for the chance to work with them.

“After six years, my time drumming for PVRIS has come to an end,” Justin shared. “It’s been incredible traveling the world and playing shows with them. I’m so thankful to have met so many caring and supportive fans across so many continents. Thanks to PVRIS, and a massive thanks and love… to you guys for all the amazing support and love along the way. Made me feel at home, and that means the world to me. Looking forward to this year, and seeing what’s next on my musical journey.”

 

 

Lynn Gunn Addresses Criticism’s That ‘Death Of Me’ is ‘Too Pop’

It’s been less than a week since Pvris released their brand new single ‘Death Of Me’ but it has been quick to criticism for being “too pop”.

In a post via Instagram, Lynn Gunn has shared: “face when the haters say it’s “too pop” and u know the next song slaps even harder and that they’ll 100% hate it even more and u literally don’t know what to tell ‘em”.

In addition to this, she went back and edited the original post adding:

“EDIT bc I think everyone took this way out of context and thinks I’m actually upset about the very few negative comments, this was meant to poke fun and is me genuinely finding it funny! But y’all are sweet for the kind words, they really are noticed and appreciated.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz_ClG7F_ik/?utm_source=ig_embed

Check out the music video for ‘Death Of Me’ below.