New Music Video Roundup 25/10/20

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

If you’re new to the roundup, in this one we detail ten of the latest Music Video’s for your ears and eyes to consume! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another, with one or two wild card picks but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!

First this week we have the lovely Canadian foursome who are: Seaway.

‘Big Vibe’, the bands latest and highly anticipated new album was released into the world recently where it boasts a diverse range of influences from Tom Petty to David Bowie to The Killers and more, Big Vibe is the band’s most adventurous record yet. “Mrs. David” is the bands latest video which I cannot take my eyes off right now.

’Mrs. David’ is a special song for us because it was written after the record was finished. The lockdown pushed our original release date back so we were able to go back into the studio to add the song to the record,” recalls vocalist Ryan Locke. “In my opinion, the album isn’t complete without this song so it was a happy accident that the release was pushed and we were able to add this song.” 

He continues: “The video for Mrs. David takes place in a fictional world we conjured up with Yeah Films. We wanted it to look dark and seedy almost like our own version of Gotham City. We also pulled heavy influence from David Bowie and Freddie Mercury to nail the 70’s/80’s influence of the video.” 

Moving ontot he enigmatic Mayday Parade next in this weeks roundup, this is a cut from the band’s new EP, ‘Out Of Here’, with the clip directed by Scott Hansen and featuring up-and-coming actor J. Gaven Wilde (The Righteous Gemstones, Halloween Kills, Stanger Things).

“First Train is about not getting weighed down by the negative things in your life,” frontman Derek Sanders says. “It’s about having the power to move forward and become whatever you want to be.”

Now Pure Noise favourites Bearings have their new record, ‘Hello, It’s You’ release just around the corner where they have the latest release in the form of ‘Super Deluxe’.

They previously announced the details of their upcoming new album ‘Hello, It’s You’, out 20th November through Pure Noise Records. It was produced by Courtney Ballard (Good Charlotte, Waterparks). 

As a whole, ‘Hello, It’s You’ uses its lyrical poignancy to elevate universal emotions all too jumbled in the current climate. It’s hard enough to be human, but add in the creeping existential dead de jour, and it’s downright confounding at times. But by reassuring fans to embrace the conflict and messiness of life, Hello, It’s You serves as a reminder of our own humanity, reaching deep into those emotions and stirring something important and long-lasting. 

Elsewhere, there’s been some signings in recent announcements. Calva Louise is one of the bands where they have signed to FRKST, which is an imprint of 300 Entertainment and they’ve dropped their latest track, ‘Trail’.

A homage to Franz Kafka’s dark 1925 novel The Trial, the song arrives with a video the band filmed themselves during lockdown.

Vocalist Jess Allanic says of the concept: “A storm of lightning and meteorites points to wanton destruction. A person runs carefree and fearless until she finds her own image trapped in a holographic false reality, becoming aware that she is inside a human-scale video game where her capacity for submission is put to the test. Upon realizing that all is a projection, the game ends. Only confusion could induce her to restart the trial, unless she dares to break out of that sordid game. This is the game of any society that imposes incoherent rules, in fact, this is as absurd as the Kafkaesque Trial.”

Now, jetting off to Ohio, we have Jetty Jones, which is the musical project lead by Kelc Galluzzo, with their latest release in the form of ‘Taking Up Space’.

The track is the cut of material to come from Jetty Bones since last year’s ‘-‘ EP.

Galluzzo says:

“I just did the math, and it took 565 days from writing this song in a hotel in Nevada to finally getting to share it with you (aligners with a music video nonetheless). I think in the eagerness to share art and embrace the connective community surrounding it, I often forget that the incubation period might be necessary. Here’s hoping this song finds you exactly when it is supposed to.”

We’re moving to a double here next because both of these incredible artists have had music videos released into the world as of late. HINT: you can probably guess where we’re going but if you want to preserve the mystery then that’s all up to you.

We have the magnificent Machine Gun Kelly next in this weeks Music Video Roundup ‘Forget Me Too’, is a track from his recently released fifth album ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ and the track features a guest spot from pop star Halsey, who also makes an appearance in the video.

Now we’re turning to an unstoppable force in the music industry right now and that is the magnificent Yungblud. See, you got it right?

His latest release for ‘Cotton Candy’ is the fourth from the soon-to-be-released record, ‘Weird’ following on from ‘Strawberry Lipstick’, the title-track, and ‘God Save Me, But Don’t Drown Me Out’.

Here’s what Yungblud had to say about ‘Cotton Candy’.

“‘Cotton Candy’ is about sexual liberation. To me, sex and sexuality is about freedom and the idea that you can to lose yourself in other people of all genders, of all shapes and sizes to find yourself and figure out who you truly are. Sexual interaction should not be shamed, it should be celebrated because to have safe sex is to spread love and the world needs love more than ever right now.

This song is so important to me because I see and speak to my fan base, facing insecurities around sexual interaction and I want to let them know that it is ok to be EXACTLY WHO THEY ARE and have the right to unconditionally love who they want and be loved in return.”

We’re going to finish heavy for the last few videos this week, and we’re going to turn things up starting with War On Women with the latest release ‘White Lies’, off thier upcoming ‘Wonderful Hell’ reocrd, which is set to be released on October 30th 2020 online and physically on November 13th 2020 via Bridge Nine Records.

The video below was created by and stars the Baltimore artist Landis Expandis.

Sticking their heads in the sand during a pandemic has never been an option for Ukrainian groove metal juggernaut JINJER. Instead of drowning in self-pity and using the current global situation as an excuse to be lazy, the band has not only unleashed the ferocious new video to their 6th single, “The Prophecy”, today, but have also announced that they will be making videos for the remaining three songs off of their critically acclaimed breakthrough album, Macro.

Eugene, JINJER bassist, comments: “When we wrote “The Prophecy” in 2019, little did we know that it would prophesize things to come in 2020 … the entire screwed up, scary and confusing year all wrapped up in our brand new single. That being said – we are not only very excited for this new video, but to also announce that we will release videos for all tracks from our Macro album. It‘s the very least we can do in these strange times!”

JINJER are gearing up for the release of their very first official live album: Alive In Melbourne, to be released on November 20, 2020 via Napalm Records. Alive In Melbourne was recorded during the sold out debut Macro Australia Tour in March 2020, just days before Covid-19 stopped JINJER’s world tour in its tracks and changed all of our lives collectively forever.

And lastly I knew I needed to put Employed To Serve last on this weeks list because when you hear ‘Party’s Over’, you’re going to be drawn into a music explosion the like of wish need to be heard to be believed.

The Woking based band have released their latest cut of fresh material which is their first since their 2019 record release of ‘Eternal Forward Motion’.

For all those who are listening, ‘Party’s Over’ is the final track of this weeks Music Video Roundup!

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 09/10/20

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 on this weeks list are the French Metalcore troupe Landmvrks with their first material since their 2018 record, ‘Fantasy’.

Check out ‘Rainfall’ below.

Touché Amoré have a new cut in the form of ‘Reminders’.

It’s a cut from the band’s fifth album ‘Lament’, due on 9th October, with the clip featuring a bunch of surprise guests (and their owners).

“The track was born out of the overwhelming anxiety that came from the controversial end result of Trump’s impeachment trial,” a press release explains, with vocalist Jeremy Bolm expanding: “I think when we are all panicking, we need to have those reminders that there’s love out there for us whether we believe it or not and that’s all that we can really trust to save us.”

Give it a watch below, and keep an eye out for Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra, Jacob Bannon of Converge, Frank Iero, Anthony Green, Skrillex, and many more.

Next we have the Canadian band Seaway, have released a new video for ‘Still Blue’ taken from the forthcoming new album Big Vibe, a guitar-driven collection of songs with big hooks and a bigger attitude. Big Vibe is set to be released on October 16th via Pure Noise Records.

’Still Blue’ has been a favourite of mine from the record since we started it. It evolved a lot in the studio but each time got better and better,” recalls vocalist Ryan Locke. “It’s about investing yourself into something so heavily and not always seeing that energy returned or reciprocated. That feeling can obviously come in many forms.

He continues: “We let our close friend and long time collaborator Miguel and DP Christoph Benfey really run with the visuals on this one. The concept is a happy fun drug trip and the different paths it can take but the guys really put their own spin on it with camera and editing technique. Have a safe trip!”

Moving to a different genre to what’s come to known right now is the Ska Punk genre.

Less Than Jake recently accounced the details of their upcoming ‘Silver Linings’ record which is their first full length release in over seven years. It’s set to be released December 11th 2020 via Pure Noise Records.

‘Lie To Me’ is the first offering of what to expect off the record.

We’re off to Hertfordshire for the next band in thsi weeks roundup with Alt Rock band Redwood. ‘Rumour Night’ is off their upcoming debut record, ‘Beside A Shallow Sun’.

Alex Birchall (Vocals / Guitar) says:

“When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I use an exercise where I write down everything that I’m feeling, without judgement or worry that anyone else will read it. It is a stream of consciousness that can be about anything. I’ll come back to it a few weeks later, and it’s where I get most of my inspiration. This process helped to create the foundation of ‘Rumour Night’. The song is about how growing up with mental illness can be a scary prospect and trying not to give up too much of yourself to the world when you don’t feel you have the mental fortitude to keep up. At one point at University, everything felt like it got too much, I stayed up for two nights in a row writing to get the thoughts out of my head. It helped me process the idea of wanting to be at peace with all of the chaos and anxiety in my head, rather than trying to fight it.”

Back in July, the hard rock five piece Bad Wolves released a video for ‘Learn To Walk Again’, which is taken off their second record, ‘N.A.T.I.O.N.’ out now via Better Noise Music.

The band released a lyric video for the track back in July which will also feature on the soundtrack for the upcoming horror – thriller film, The Retaliators.

Time for a little Welsh in this roundup. Cardiff based Panic Shack’s latest drop follows on from ‘Who’s Got My Lighter?’ and ‘Jiu Jits-You’, both released earlier this year.

“We wrote ‘I Don’t Really Like It’ as a song that could be about anyone and everyone,” they explain. “This single is a bit of a change in direction for us. It’s literally 4 lines but it makes an impact.

“Most may assume it’s directed at men from a woman’s perspective (I mean a LOT of our songs are) but who it’s actually about is a secret. Basically this song is for anyone who has felt spoken down to, patronised or ‘mansplained’ to… You get the picture.

“It was recorded at Rat Trap Studios with Tom [from Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard] the week before lockdown… unbeknown to us that would be the only time we get to perform the song for the foreseeable.”

Switching things up to a live video in Jinjers realm of offerings this week for ‘Sit Stay Roll Over which is off their upcoming ‘Alive In Melbourne’ Live record.

The band comments: “For some, “Sit Stay Roll Over” was the so-called ignition point where lots of fans first took notice of Jinjer – and it‘s still a burner today even though it sometimes gets lost between all our other tracks! It’s also one of the most technically complicated and extreme songs we’ve ever written, taking the band to the outer realms of death metal … Even after all these years of performing it countless times it still takes quite a lot of effort and concentration to play flawlessly live. We‘re pretty excited to have it put back to the forefront again on our upcoming live album!”

And the penultimate track comes from the Californian quartet Lowlives with their latest single ‘Gravity’, which the band directed, filmed, and edited themselves.

“Being a DIY band and always needing favors we figured we’d give our poor friends a break this time around.

Soooooo… here you go, our first ever fully written, directed and edited music video. It’s all shot on two budget Go-Pros with me as cameraman and Lee as the subject. The location was up in the mountains near Big Bear California. We used bits of drum gear and old microphone stands to clip cameras in creative places. We probably ran and rode about 25 miles that day.

The concept is basically a dumbed down Ground Hog day that follows the theme of the song. A love and attraction to another that feels like a gravitational pull so powerful it can move heaven and earth. Lee is caught in a loop trying to get back to his beloved wife but keeps waking up back in the forest. Bonus points to anyone who can see where I left the ladder in shot.”

And lastly this week, we have a band who are in everyone’s minds, the up and coming and ever impressive Wargasm.

The band recently dropped their fifth single, ‘Backyard Bastards’ and now here’s the stunning video to go with it.

Shot and edited by Olli Appleyard, the video sees sees Sam Matlock (guitar, vocals) hunting down Ryan Cornall (session drummer) on a manic murder spree that finds its peak in an epic showdown between the two, all the while being cheered on by Milkie Way (bass, vocals) and her dancer squad.

You can check out the video for ‘Backyard Bastards’ below.

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 18/09/20

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 Static Dress and another look into their ever growing an immersive universe and compelling colours to what goes into their unvierse.

‘for the attention of…’ finds the band at their ferocious and emotive best, with gutteral howls and desolate riffs aplenty. It’s an absolute rager basically. 

Frontman Olli Appleyard had this to say about the track:

“a hate fuelled track, taking the listener on a destructive story about dealing with the many different faces of addiction.”

Seconds up this week are the Metalcore turned Pop-Rock trio Hundredth with their latest track off their upcoming fifth record which just so happens to be the title track, ‘Somewhere Nowhere’

Changing things up to Seaway, we’re going for a little bit of fun in their track for ‘Wild Things’.

This is a fresh cut off their upcoming record, ‘Big Vibe’ via Pure Noise Records.

“Going into writing Wild Things we knew that this song would lean more heavily on the indie-pop influences,” says Ryan Locke. “It came together a bit later in the process, I think with a song like this it had to breathe a bit so we could figure out where it was going to go.”

“We can’t wait to introduce the new era of Seaway,” the band add of the album. “‘Big Vibe’ is the record we have been working towards our entire careers. For this record we threw away usual conventions of the scene and genre and just made the record we always wanted to make. As usual for Seaway, it is a dynamic collection of sound and inspiration that bleeds through from track to track. Big Vibe is a feeling that doesn’t let up throughout the entire record, and we hope you feel it in your entire body.”

They continue: “As the title track of our new record, we believe ‘Big Vibe’ is the most encompassing track on the album, as well as most representative of where Seaway is at this point in our career. Inspired by 80’s Power Pop, lyrically this song continues what Seaway has been known for, while musically pushing us to new dimensions. It’s got a windows down, volume up feel that is omnipresent throughout the whole record.”

Now in a tease for their debut effort, the Nashville band Chamber (currently signed to Pure Noise Records) have announced their latest single, ‘Visions Of Hostility’.

A press release explains of the imminent release: “Angry, ferocious, mournful and at times blissfully melodic, Chamber deal in devilish speed and frantic nervosa, without sacrificing unrelenting heaviness. Emotional confessions abound in the lyrics, with a plainspoken examination of trauma and personal upheaval, befitting the music.”]

Fianlly this weeks track is the ever powerful, Rise Against.

The track called ‘Broken Dreams’, features on the Dark Knights: Death Metal soundtrack

“Broken Dreams, Inc. speaks to today’s changing landscape of American society, the opportunities that are available to some but not to others, the people who are able to benefit versus those who get left behind, who suffer and end up as casualties,” explains frontman Tim McIlrath. “How do we level the playing field so everyone can have a real chance at attaining the American Dream? One word: ‘disruption’

“Broken Dreams, Inc. speaks to today’s changing landscape of American society, the opportunities that are available to some but not to others, the people who are able to benefit versus those who get left behind, who suffer and end up as casualties,” explains frontman Tim McIlrath. “How do we level the playing field so everyone can have a real chance at attaining the American Dream? One word: ‘disruption’

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!

Seaway Announce New Era With ‘Big Vibe’

Seaway are back! There’s a new single and they have a new record incoming.

‘Big Vibe’ is the title of their upcoming record, set to be released on 16th October 2020 via Pure Noise Records.

“We can’t wait to introduce the new era of Seaway,” they explain. “‘Big Vibe’ is the record we have been working towards our entire careers. For this record we threw away usual conventions of the scene and genre and just made the record we always wanted to make. As usual for Seaway, it is a dynamic collection of sound and inspiration that bleeds through from track to track. Big Vibe is a feeling that doesn’t let up throughout the entire record, and we hope you feel it in your entire body.”

They continue: “As the title track of our new record, we believe ‘Big Vibe’ is the most encompassing track on the album, as well as most representative of where Seaway is at this point in our career. Inspired by 80’s Power Pop, lyrically this song continues what Seaway has been known for, while musically pushing us to new dimensions. It’s got a windows down, volume up feel that is omnipresent throughout the whole record.”

Check out the new Album Artwork, Tracklisting, Music Video for ‘Big Vibe’ as well as Pre-order options below.

1. Brain In a Jar
2. Big Vibe
3. Mrs. David
4. Still Blue
5. Wild Things
6. Pathetic
7. Sweet Sugar
8. Peach
9. If You Let Me
10. Wicked
11. Sick Puppy

Pre-orders are available via Pure Noise, Google Play and Apple Music.

Music Video Roundup 29/03/19

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. First up are Hopeless Records new emo-rapper Dying In Designer. Apparently, he’s reminiscent of Blink-182 crossed with nothing, nowhere. I’ll leave that for you to decide.

 

Late last year, Steve Aoki had a track released with Blink-182 (we’re getting those band mentions in this week aren’t we?) and he teased everyone that a video was coming but ultimately, that came to nothing. But now, the video has surfaced! You’re welcome world!

 

The Pop-Punkers Seaway are just on the rise at the moment, and have a compilation record of sorts full of b-sides and other tracks out soon but, recently they released a huge new track titled as ‘Pleasures’. It’s one you’ll certainly remember and hopefully, that’ll be because of the video as well.

 

Moving to New Jersey next, the Post-Hardcore up and comers Vanish have recently released their debut record, ‘Familiar Faces’ earlier this month but they had one final cut from the record ‘Under Water // On Fire’ before everything got released.

 

Coming straight back to the UK for this next choice, Lincoln metallers Borders have their second taste for their debut record, ‘Purify’ which is a track about corruption. Let’s dive into ‘War’.

 

We had one I Prevail video last week, but they’re getting the word out for their new record, ‘Trauma’ through their haunting music videos. This time, it’s for the track ‘Paranoid’ which has a surgery theme and WARNING…. it’s not for the squeamish.

 

This next band are known for their intense music. That’s not a great clue but I’ll just tell you. Having just recently released, ‘Uterine Industrialisation’ Venom Prison has just recently debuted a brand new video for ‘Asura’s Realm’, their second cut from their latest record. The visuals though? It’s in their style.

Recently Grayscaled released a new music video for their track ‘If I Ever See You Again’, but they also revealed that their drummer, Nick Veno left the band. They should’ve waited until April Fools Day with this one because actually, it was just a massive joke by the band! It’s an intriguing set up though and makes for one hell of a video as Veno fights his way back into the band.

 

For the penultimate video, we’re going for a live video. Architects performed at Germany’s Sporthalle last month and before they go across the pond to take Holy Hell to new heights, I suppose they wanted to reflect in the form of a live version of ‘Royal Beggars’. Check it out below.

 

Lastly, we’ve got a band I personally chose to close out the list. Now, this band is possibly British heavy hitting at their finest. “Harsh Truth’ is all about the difficult but necessary talking point of suicide for Employed To Serve which is directly from the band’s upcoming third record, ‘Eternal Forward Motion’.

On the track, vocalist Justine Jones has said: Lyrically, ‘Harsh Truth’ is an anthem for the ill represented masses who are struggling behind the veil of positive social media posts. The world is a better place with you in it, so please seek help as it’s always there.”

 

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.

Seaway Announce B-side, Covers and Reworks record, ‘Fresh Produce’

There’s a new record coming from Seaway but not as you expected!

The Oakville Pop-Punks will release a compilation record called ‘Fresh Produce’ and will be released on April 19th 2019 via Pure Noise Records.

Here’s the tracklisting and Album Art.

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01.) Pleasures
02.) Blur
03.) Something Wonderful (Alternate Version)
04.) 40 Over (Alternate Version)
05.) Lula (Alternate Version)
06.) Slam/Shy Guys (Alternate Version)
07.) Just What I Needed (Cover)
08.) Hand In My Pocket (Cover)
09.) Closer (Cover)
10.) Your Best Friend
11.) Alberta
12.) The Let Down
13.) If I Came Back For You

Pre-orders are available from the label’s webstore.

State Champs Announce Living Proof UK Tour Leg

They’ve had a great Slam Dunk festival and kicking off their ‘Living Proof’ record cycle, the lads in State Champs are heading to the UK for a run of shows andd…. they’re bringing along Seaway, Stand Atlantic and Woes for the ride! Now that’s what I call a tour lineup!

Here are the tour dates.

October 2018

22nd – Dublin Academy

23rd – Glasgow O2 ABC

24th – Newcastle Northumbria Institute

26th – Manchester Academy 1

27th – London Roundhouse

29th – Norwich UEA

30th – Leeds O2 Academy

31st – Birmingham O2 Institute

 

November 2018

1st – Bristol O2 Academy

So this will be the largest Pop Punk gathering since every single Pop Punk band at this year’s Slam Dunk festival? Count me in!

 

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Creeper And Seaway Switched Clothes For One Show

This is amazing! You have to check out the pics Creeper and Seaway from the other day!

The two bands switched their wardrobe’s and it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of!

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A Conversation With… Patrick Carleton (Seaway)

Leeds Key Club 12/01/18.

This is a very special start to the new year as I was given the opportunity to Interview the legendary Patrick Carleton of Seaway! A quick listen to some of their older music and new material meant I was instantly hooked from the Pop-Punk vibes! Immediately, I knew I’d enjoy chatting with him. The band’s most recent release: Vacation has seen them grow to new heights, and if their shows are anything to go by, then it’s no wonder these guys are widely loved! Patrick plays guitar and shares some vocal duties within the group and I sat down for a chat with him about their pretty hectic schedule for the start of 2018 as well as the latest record!

 

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Hey Patrick, how is the tour going so far?

“It’s going pretty well, it’s only three shows in but everything’s been smooth. The first show was a little rough because we flew in and literally got off the plane and headed straight to the venue for the first show, so we were all pretty jetlagged, but it went alright.”

 

And has there been any memorable moments from the last two days?

“Last night’s show, in general, was amazing. We played the Bodega in Nottingham and we did it once before supporting Knuckle Puck and that was in the same venue, but just being there and having that much crazier of a crowd, it was definitely an experience.”

 

And on the tour, you’re bringing out Lizzy Farrall and Woes, how did you guys decide to bring them with you for this tour?

“Our agents pitched them and so we checked them out. We’re really big fans of both of them and they’re both really good artists who just came together for us. “

 

The tour is in support of the latest record, Vacation. How’s the reaction been to the tracks you’ve played so far?

“The reception on Vacation has been incredible, beyond all of our expectations for sure and we’re really excited to be playing these new songs. They’re all still really fresh so it’s really fun seeing all the people singing along, even to the ones that aren’t singles, the deeper cuts are pretty amazing so we’re all really happy with them.”

 

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And which of those deeper cuts have you really enjoy playing on the tour?

“I would say my favourite would be Car Seat magazine. That wasn’t one of the singles but we decided to put it into the rotation and the reception has been amazing and it’s just a really fun song to play. “

 

“Is there anything about the record that nobody knows about, I’ve seen one or two posts going around on social media that have said different things.”

“In regards to what?”

 

The music or the lyrics, what hidden layers to the meanings are there?

“Off the top of my head, Lula, which is a song about taking your dog to the beach. It was the first song we all wrote together as a band from beginning to end and we did pre-production outside of Boston with Alan Day from Four Year Strong. We were literally living in the studio for about two weeks and we just started writing the guitar and it all came together and when we started this at about midnight, we said let’s just write, I figure it’s how we settled on the dog thing but we all just pitched in line by line and it was an interesting experience because normally it’ll be one person either writing an entire song or a big chunk of a song and bring it to the rest  of the group but were all held up together and we just  put this song together in a matter of hours and it ended up being one of our best songs and we all love it.”

 

 Speaking of working with other musicians, if you could work with one band or person you haven’t with before, who would it be?

“Like collaborate with? Do a song together?”

 

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Yeah, excluding Knuckle Puck and Four Year Strong.

“Hmm, out of any band? I think it would be pretty cool to work with The Killers. And I’m saying that because I literally just saw them in Toronto and it was like the best show I’ve ever seen. And Brandon Flowers is an amazing songwriter, so that would be pretty cool.”

That is one answer I never really expected.

 

After this headline run, you go back across the pond to support Neck Deep’s mammoth US tour, how do you feel to be a part of that?

“We’re all really excited to be a part of that. It came together really randomly and it’s cool because we didn’t really have anything planned for this tour. Oh sorry, we did have something planned. We had an entire headline tour we had to move around. We were really excited about this tour coming together because we knew we’d still be able to do our US headliner, we could do it whenever we want so it was cool to be able to throw that into the mix as well.”

 

And it’s the day after the UK tour finishes isn’t it?”

“Yeah, that’s the only thing. It’s kind of a bummer because we had to cut our Germany dates that we’re doing at the end of this tour. We literally do the last date in London and fly out the next day and if anything delayed or if anything goes wrong, we’re going to miss our set because we land in Los Angeles and we hit the road and head to the venue and everything will be set up for us because we’ve got our tour manager driving our van tomorrow. He’s heading to LA and they’re going to have everything set up for us, so it should be that we go from the airport and walk onto the stage so it’s going to be messy, but we’ll make it work.”

 

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So where are you looking forward to playing the most?

“Um, basically the whole west coast and Seattle, Portland, LA, love playing the New York area. New York and Boston shows are sold out and it’ll also be fun going up to Canada because we love playing there. We’ll get to play our hometown; Toronto, Calgary. Those are a couple of my favourite spots.”

 

After the tours and you’ve managed to schedule your headline US tour, what else do you have planned for 2018?

“We’re kind of working on it right now, we’ve got stuff we can’t really announce yet.”

 

A bit of mystery there.

“Yeah, there’s the mystery but we can’t say much about it.”

 

I’m daring to ask but I’ll restrain myself there. I have one more question for you. In 2017, except for the release of the record, what was the highlight for you as a band?

“Hmm. I can’t even remember, what did we do in 2017? I mean I guess because it was most recent, our holiday show. It was our second-holiday show which was such a party. We had all of our friends come out supporting and it was a blast. We did the same venue the year before and it didn’t quite sell out so selling it out this time was nice and maybe next year we’ll move it to a bigger venue. ”

 

Watch Seaway’s latest video for their track, ‘London’ below.

 

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Seaway Live Review

Leeds Key Club – 12-1-17

Support: Lizzy Farrall, Woes

Rating: 8/10

This night was special. For one, it was the first gig of the year for myself and I couldn’t have been more excited to see these artists play. Secondly, it was my first time seeing a few of the acts play live. There was no disappointment.

The venue was the Key Club. A venue which has been a staple for up and coming bands for a while now in the city of Leeds, England. Tonight’s hosts? The pop-punk legends known as Seaway. They were joined in the form of their support acts, Woes and Lizzy Farrall.

Lizzy’s set opening the show was a much-needed breath of fresh air to the scene. There was no heavy hitting drums or loud solo’s. It was just simple acoustic rock which even the biggest bands would probably envy. Does she rock though? With the help of her backing band, she draws the crowd in and is an up and comer who is destined to be listened to. Playing her new EP ‘All I Said Was Never Heard, it’s stands to reason why she’ll be one to watch this year.

Now, going to a louder sound is Scottish Pop-Punks Woes, who bring the house down just in time for the main act. They’re a relatively new group compared to the headliners but the sweat soaked tracks of ‘Losing Time’ and their new release ‘Real World’ is enough to get the crowd going. What’s more is that their confidence is only growing with every tour they’re joining and I’m sure it won’t be long before they’re packing venues such as these in their own right. Their sound is more punk than rock and that’s something to be celebrated in this day with the scene and looking at their growing reputation, Woes will be the name on everyone’s lips within time.

Now, Seaway. They brought the house down from their first track on their set. I don’t think I’ve seen more people excited to crowdsurf in a venue more than this. There must have been at least two to three people on the stage with the band for every track they played but most of all, everyone was having a great time! With all the talk about musical evolution in different bands today, Seaway single handily prove they’re one of the tightest units on tour, providing the foundations of a band which not only sound great, but also look like they’re always enjoying their touring life. And while they’ve not reached that god status yet, they’re well on the way in the world of Pop-Punk to be something very special indeed.