New Music Video Roundup 10/07/20

Hello there everybody! Welcome back to another weekly Friday post of ten of the best recently released music videos and sometimes a little information that comes with them! 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 (videos)!

The first choice of the week in today’s countdown is the progressive metal trio Spiritbox who have their second single of the year in the form of ‘Holly Foller’. At the time of writing, it’s uncertain is the track will feature on a forthcoming EP or full length record.

Seconds up today are the Las Vegas trio Palaye Royale. Their recent record, ‘The Bastards’ dropped via Sumerian Records and their latest video for ‘Anxiety’ is off the aforementioned record.

Now if this is anything to go by, the lockdown is really getting to Luke Rainsford. With his latest EP, ‘World Of Colour’ fresh into the world via Scylla Records, the video for the choice of single is ‘Lack’.

Moving to the Scottish lands of Glasgow, the up and comers Layaway premiered a video over on Discovered Magazine last week. The video is from footage shot by the band at home and footage from the road as well as in the studio plus some of their fans footage as well! Check out ‘Until Then’, below.

Keeping with the Scottish bands for at least one more track, we have the Aberdeen quartet (in a break from the quintets today) Cold Years. Their video for ‘Too Far Gone’ is taken off their upcoming release, ‘Paraside’.

On the track, Ross Gordon, the band’s frontman says:

“‘Too Far Gone’ came from being in a pretty bad place, not knowing what the future was going to hold and being alone. I’d pushed partying too hard and I felt like I was just wasting my time. You get to that point where you just give up trying because everything falls to shit regardless. We come from a small town and I couldn’t stand to be in the same room as all the same people, I just wanted to be alone and didn’t want to talk to anyone.

I needed to release all those emotions from everything that had happened to me up until that point, I guess you have to write these kinds of songs, being in this band is a cathartic process for all of us. I’ve always felt like a lot of the songs on this record were about things that were gonna come in the future, this song was me looking deep into how I was feeling at the time and using it to escape.”

How about some Pirate Metal now? Some Scottish Pirate Metal? Now you’re interested!

The legends of the scene known as Alestorm have a new and crazy animated video for their one minute and a half track, ‘Shit Boat (No Fans)’.

The track is off their recently released record, ‘Curse Of The Crystal Coconut’.

On the track, the band have said:

“Oh wow, everyone knows that short songs are the best songs, so naturally we had to make a music video for the shortest song on our album. This animation was put together by the lovely people at RMIT University in Melbourne, and it features all the classic elements of an Alestorm video: Magical Girl transformations, giant Hungarian men dropping turds on your garden, rubber ducks, and crudely drawn cartoon penises. Enjoy!”

Heading to the Post- Hardcore genre now, we have the Californian Quintet, Thousand Below with not a recent video, but a video off their 2019 effort ‘Gone In Your Wake’. The track in question? ‘171 xo’.

Moving across to Australia for the ever growing Glass Ocean, the band have shared ‘Bolero’ which is off their soon to be release debut record, ‘The Remnants Of Losing Yourself In Someone Else’ set to be released in August with Wildthing Records.

Next, Co-directed remotely with Alan Del Rio Ortiz, ‘Every Tradition’ is Bully’s latest cut off the third full length record, ‘Sugaregg’ for release in August via Sub Pop.

On the release, Alica says:

“After we tested out this method (me shooting alone at my house and sending the footage to Alan to edit and put everything together) with ‘Where to Start’ I liked it so much I wanted to do it again and trusted Alan to turn my mess into a well put together music video. Surprisingly I was a lot more comfortable on my own as opposed to having a crew of people there like there has been for past music videos. I also have a newfound appreciation for any cinematographer because god damn it’s a lot of work.”

Of the song, she adds: “‘Every Tradition’ is one of the most literal songs on the record, forcing myself throughout the writing process to cut out the bullshit and put down on paper exactly what was going through my mind, silencing the paranoia of the different ways it could be received. Some songs just call for that sort of process and ‘Every Tradition’ was one of them.”

And lastly this week we have the growing talent, the badass hardcore hitters whom have a brand new record, ‘Transitional Forms which should take them to new heights and bigger touring houses when we’re out of lockdown, it’s only Pure Noise’s Sharptooth.

The video which they’ve released this week is ‘Evolution’ which also features the storming guest vocals from Anti-Flag’s Justin Sane.

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 19/06/20

We’re here again! We have another roundup of five of the freshest and best recently released tracks that have been launched into the world. 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 the Hardcore favourites that are on the rise, Sharptooth. This is the latest single off their upcoming release, ‘Transitional Forms’. It premiered over on Brooklyn Vegan where Lauren Kashan has the following to say.

“I’ve always seen ‘The Gray’ as the emotional and conceptual turning point of the entire record, and arguably the most important song on it. Over the years, I’ve noticed how uncomfortable people are with nuance; whether that be in public discourse or personally. It doesn’t help that so many facets of our culture are presented in binaries: You’re ‘woke’ or you’re ‘cancelled’. You have depression, or you don’t. You’re a man, or you’re a woman. You’re a Democrat or you’re a Republican.

But nothing in the world or in ourselves is absolute, and nothing changes when we are only acknowledging constructs as black or white and utterly immutable. True progress can only happen when we make a decision to step outside of this way of thinking, and explore nuance.

So what’s ‘The Gray’ about? It’s about the search for and discovery of a world beyond binaries, beyond textbooks, beyond diagnoses, beyond red or blue. It’s about the power we unlock when we make that discovery. It’s about neuroplasticity, and the ability of each and every one of us to change our minds, both conceptually and literally. It’s about the ways that I have intentionally destroyed so many of these constructs in my life, so as to reshape my own existence, and rewire the very neuronal pathways inside my own brain. I hope it inspires others to find that power within themselves, because I believe that when we embrace the grey areas in life and in ourselves is where we can finally begin to cultivate real and tangible hope.”

‘Transitional Forms’ is set to be released on July 10th 2020 via Pure Noise Records.

Keeping in the the hardcore vibe for the moment, trio Teeth have announced that they’ve signed a deal with New Damage Records over in Canada.

Along with the news of the signing, the band debuted ‘Writhe’. Chris LeMasters (Guitar) talks about the emotion behind the track as he says:

“‘Writhe’ hits extremely close to home for me. I wrote it after finding out that a woman very near and dear to my heart had been both physically and mentally abused over the course of 15+ years. I never knew — she never felt safe enough to tell anyone. But that’s just MY experience. ‘Writhe’ touches on those moments of helplessness and anger when you or someone you know and love has been oppressed, harmed, or abused by someone in a position of power. It dives into those dark moments when you fetishize doing awful things to that person. ‘Writhe’ is directed towards the oppressors, the cowards, the abusers, and the people who violate your trust, and take advantage of it — whether it’s crooked police, a family member, or a spouse.

I know this applies to so many people’s lives right now, too. Whether it’s the repeated, systemic abuse (and murder) of innocent black/POC citizens by corrupt law enforcement, or COVID-19 causing so many of us to be stuck at home unable to work, attend school, etc., resulting in more and more instances of domestic abuse as victims no longer have a daily escape. We wanted/NEEDED to write a song that gives those people a voice. It’s angry, spiteful, and violent because we refuse to ignore those primal human emotions — good or bad. They’re REAL, and I hope this song acts as an outlet of sorts to those victims.”

Next we’re headed to Canada for the award winning The Dirty Nil with their new track, ‘Done With Drugs’, which is their first material released since their 2018 record, ‘Master Volume’.

Speaking on the track, Luke Bentham (Vocals / Guitar) says:

“At this time in my life, I see a lot of people who are trying to stop doing cocaine or stop drinking rivers of liquor, or stop eating lots of shitty fast food. On Facebook, I see these posts from people declaring, “I’m done with this!” – they’ll have a six-paragraph post about how they’re changing their lives. I’m definitely not against self-betterment, and I’m not trying to make light of anyone’s struggle; I’m just kind of amused and fascinated by that whole aspect of social media. Like someone will post, “I’m done drinking coffee!” Okay, well then just stop drinking coffee – you don’t have to try to stop the internet for the day to tell everybody that you’re done with Maxwell House! I find that funny, and somewhat narcissistic. But that’s just my opinion, and I’m kind of an asshole!

We were on tour with White Reaper and I don’t think I would’ve written that riff if I wasn’t hanging out with [their guitarists] Tony [Esposito] and Hunter [Thompson]. They had just played with The Killers, so every day we were always playing the ‘Mr. Brightside’ riff together. I think that opened my mind to stadium-rock cheese, even more so than before. There are songs on this new album that are much heavier than this song, and then there are songs that are a bit more vulnerable than this one – so ‘Done With Drugs’ is kind of an outlier in the fact that it’s in the middle of the spectrum.”

Time for some British music in the weeks Music Roundup! Post-Hardcore quintet Wars have a new single off their upcoming release, ‘A Hundred Shivers’.

It’s the first track to come from ‘Chapter Two’ which is the new instalment of what will be the aforementioned record.

Rob Vicars speaks on the meaning of the track.

“‘Murmurs’ is really about feeling drowned out by the noise in your head; the fight to not feel swept away by a storm of self-defeating thoughts. It’s a strange time to be releasing new music, with the world trying to juggle a pandemic while also standing up to one of the greatest injustices in history, something that seems so insurmountably woven into our societal structures.

At times like this, it is easy to fall below the waves, to let those self-defeating thoughts take over and drown out any positivity. If there’s a chance this track could be a foothold for anyone struggling, a sign that others feel this too, then it is worth it being out there.”

The second track from ‘Chapter Two’ is hopefully being released soon but their upcoming release ‘A Hundred Shivers’ is expected to be released next year via A Wolf At Your Door Records.

For the time being though, here’s ‘Murmurs’.

And for the final pick of the week we have someone who have recently signed with Jason Aalon Butler’s (Fever 333) label 333 Wrekords crew.

This ones with the new release of ‘Justice’ where all profits from the track are going to be donated to charities, nonprofits and movements in their community.

Making a statement on the track and what it represnts, the band say:

“‘Justice’ is more than a song, but an act of solidarity with the people. All revenue from streaming, merchandise, and downloads both now and in the future from this song will be given back to the community through various charities, non-profits, and movements. We want this to be a never ending cycle to our people to continue to develop the youth, enhance our culture, and fight the inequalities that we have suffered for too long. We will continue to fight, continue to speak out against oppression, and stand for change.

We are angry.

We are traumatized.

We are scared.

But mostly, we are tired.

Tired of our people dying in front of us in broad daylight from a senseless act of racism.

Tired of harassment from the very people whose job it is to protect us.

Tired of screaming at the deaf ears of a government who never had our best interest in mind.

We are enraged.

We are frustrated.

We are beyond fed up.

But again mostly, we are tired.

Tired of the system put in place since the beginning to keep us down.

Tired of the constant worry of getting a call that our loved one was next.

Tired of not being able to determine our destiny.

We will stand tall.

We will stand united.

We will speak loud and proud against our oppressors.

But how much longer can we be this exhausted.

We are tired, but we’re not giving up!!!!”

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 week for another round of great singles. 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!

Sharptooth Detail New Record

Up and coming hardcore group Sharptooth have shared details surrounding their new record, ‘Transitional Forms’, which follows their debut from 2017, which was ‘Clever Girl’.

The record is set to be released on July 10th 2020 via Pure Noise Records.

Lauren Kashan (Vocals) has said the following on the upcoming release.

“Sonically, if ‘Clever Girl’ was a Velociraptor, ‘Transitional Forms’ is a goddamn Tyrannosaurus Rex. This record is so much heavier and darker than its predecessor, and, I think, a significant maturation of our sound.”

Check out the cover art, full tracklisting, the lead single of ‘Say Nothing (In The Absence OF Content) and the Pre-order options below.

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01.) Say Nothing (In The Absence Of Content)
02.) Mean Brain
03.) Life On The Razor’s Edge
04.) Hirudinea
05.) The Gray
06.) Evolution
07.) 153
08.) The Southern Strategy
09.) M.P.D.B. (Manic Pixie Dream Bitch)
10.) Nevertheless (She Persisted)

Pre-orders of the record are available via the Pure Noise Webstore, Amazon, Google Play and Itunes.