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. The first band on today’s roundup are the sharp dressed Sweedish rockers Royal Republic with ‘Like A Lover’.
On the track, the band explained how the video almost didn’t happen due to a technical issue.
“The video was shot in Berlin but the footage was almost completely lost due to a technical malfunction. However, through the miracle of technically skilled people (and money), we were able to salvage much of the footage. Thanks to the amazing dancers. Our friend and constant director Leo Åkesson and all the crew who worked tirelessly through the entire night to make this video happen. While the song is a little bit of a departure for us musically, somehow it always felt very natural to us. We hope it does for you too.”
Moving to some Welsh Hardcore for the next band, Brutality Will Prevail have released a video to accompany the band’s new single ‘Misery Sequence’ which is the title track from their upcoming sixth record.
The currently touring Yorkshire Post-Grungers Hands Off Gretel have a new video for us so if you’re seeing them soon, you’re in for a treat. Oh also, the video was directed by none other than the band’s frontwoman, Lauren Tate! Check out ‘Freaks Like Us’ below.
Heading straight over to the metalcore troupe Spritibox, the band have released ‘Bleach Bath’, the fifth and final cut to complete their very band new ‘Singles Collection’ EP.
The video sees vocalist Courtney LaPlante as different characters, struggling to sever ties with a sociopath.
“We have all had a toxic person enter our lives who bring out our weakness, our paranoia, and our low self-esteem. These people extract the worst in us, and we have to confront these facets of ourselves whether we want to or not.
“‘Bleach Bath’ is the final chapter from our collection of singles we started releasing towards the end of 2018. We saved this one for last for a reason: we believe it represents the balancing act we strive to perform between beautiful and hideous. Instrumentally there is an uncomfortable tension that builds throughout the song that we have enhanced with strange EVP noises building in the background.”
Heading straight to Atlanta for this next pick in this weeks list, we have the ex-issues vocalist Michael Bohn on drums as his latest project Wildheart has released a brand new track, ‘Seeing It Through’.
This is the third single by the band so far which follows on from ‘Lonely’ and ‘Animal’, which were both released earlier this year.
How about a cinematic story for the next video or the continuation of one? We have from the record ‘Attention Attention’ which is Shinedown’s latest full-length effort, the next track… ‘Monsters’.
How about a new band with an obscure name you’ve probably next heard of? Mannequin Pussy has a brand new video for ‘Cream’, a new track from their upcoming third record ‘Patience’. Spoiler alert, it’s wall to wall horror tropes.
Next up in what might be the most fun video of the year we have The Regrettes. They’ve had a pretty stellar year opening for Twenty One Pilots as well as announcing their new record where the first taste of the record in ‘I Dare You’ can be viewed below.
And I have two amazing bands for the last two videos now. Penultimately we have Sum 41. They’ve just wrapped up a short UK tour in support of their upcoming seventh record, ‘Order In Decline’ which will be released 19th July 2019 via Hopeless Records as well as releasing the latest and great cut from the said record in the form of ‘Never There’.
Lastly today, we have the incredible Set It Off. It’s a few months since the band hit up UK venues and it’s a few months until the band come back but now, the band have a fan favourite video for us all to enjoy until then in the form of ‘Hourglass’ and is the latest single off their record, ‘Midnight’.
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.