Stand Atlantic Return With New Single, ‘Molotov’

Stand Atlantic have returned with a brand new single and video for ‘Molotov’.

Released via Hopeless Records, it follows on from their latest single ‘deathwish (feat. nothing, nowhere)’, and it addresses some of lead singer Bonnie Fraser‘s experiences with homophobia.

She explains: “I went to a Christian school for three years of my life and when a pastor says ‘all gays will burn in hell’ during an assembly, you’re gonna remember it, and you’re gonna write a song about it. 

“It baffles me how someone can believe something so negative about someone yet act all nice and loving to your face and pretend to care about you. Fuck that, I hope he hears this.”

Check out the video for ‘Molotov [OK] below.

This release comes just after the announcement of the UK Tour set for February 2022.

Check out the touring dates below.

17th – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
19th – LONDON Electric Ballroom
20th – SOUTHAMPTON The Loft
22th – LEEDS Stylus
23th – GLASGOW SWG3 Studio Warehouse
25th – MANCHESTER Academy (Club)
26th – BRISTOL Trinity Centre
27th – BIRMINGHAM Academy 2

Stand Atlantic Announce Rescheduled Dates For UK Tour

Aussie Pop Punk faves Stand Atlantic have announced their rescheduled dates of their UK tour.

The band comment, “HERE THEY ARE NOW LETS FKN GET LIT IN THE PIT”.

Below are the tour dates which will occur in February 2022

17th- Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

19th – Electric Ballroom, London

20th – The Loft, Southampton

22nd – Stylus, Leeds

23rd – SWG3 Studio Warehouse

25th – Academy (Club), Manchester

26th – Trinity Centre, Bristol

27th – Academy 2, Birmingham

Stand Atlantic Share New Track ‘Deathwish’ Feat. Nothing, Nowhere

Aussie pop-punks Stand Atlantic have shared a new track titled as ‘Deathwish’, which features a guest spot from Massachusetts singer/songwriter, nothing,nowhere..

The track is as the group’s first new release of material since the release of their record ‘Pink Elephant’ last year.

Check out ‘Deathwish’ below.

In addition, the music video is set to premiere at 11PM tonight (UK Time).

Are Stand Atlantic Teasing New Music?

Are Stand Atlantic teasing some new music?

A week ago (April 14th 2021) the band put this tweet out which was a little spacey on the details, except for maybe a few.

It now appears now though that some surprises has been turning up, as a few people have shown on Twitter. 

So what exactly happens when you go to standatlantic.com and enter that code then?

Well, you get this screen.

So what the heck does this mean?

I’m going to guess maybe that this is a new track that’s going to drop soon with the two being part of a date.

Hopefully we’ll find out soon!

New Music Video Roundup 27/11/20

Hello 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!

Formed in 2018, the young Los Angeles-based duo Analog Party has distilled their love for grunge, classic rock, post-punk, and industrial music into both a debut EP Model Youth (released April 19, 2019) and single Absolution (released June 19, 2020). Comprised of singer/multi-instrumentalist Animaan Pathak and bassist Charles Horin, the band’s unique sound walks a fine line between fierce riff-based rock and moody, atmospheric textures, touching on both introspective and existential lyrical themes. Their latest single “One” is reminiscent of bands like Alice in Chains and Deftones — soaring vocal harmonies, viscous heavy guitars, and mammoth drums serve as an immense sonic backdrop to a brooding reflection on how to exist in an increasingly chaotic society.

“Although I wrote the song late last year, the lyrics feel even more relevant now. While the verses capture the overwhelming waves of anxiety, fear, and loneliness that stem from being a young person in this currently fucked up period of history, the chorus captures the dichotomy of hope and hopelessness for the future. The phrase ‘I am one’ could be viewed as a self-affirming and empowering statement just as much as it is a reflection on how helpless and alone one can feel in today’s society. For the video, we teamed up with our friends at Sleepless Format (Brandon Villalovos and Mike Williamson) to capture a simple performance with a bleak visual tone to match the vibe of the music.” explains vocalist / multi-instrumentalist Animaan.

Seconds up in this weeks roundup are the Pop-Rock Trio taking the world by storm in Waterparks whom have shared a video for ‘Lowkey As Hell’.

“The song is a recap of the last year or so. It really describes what’s been going on and who I am. When I’m on stage, I’m a forward-facing, extroverted presence. At the same time, I’m also the biggest hermit ever. I just like to stay in, ignore my phone a lot, and write. I’m naturally reserved in my day-to-day life. The juxtaposition of loud materialism versus private emotion in that opening line really encapsulates the feeling I wanted to get across in the rest of the song.”

Heading out on their latest video are Mayday Parade for ‘Out Of Here’.

To be more precise about what the song is written about, we have to turn to drummer Jake Bundrick:

“’I Can Only Hope,’ simply put, is about my father. He recently had some medical issues in Georgia and being that I live in California, I felt so far away. The song is about being terrified. It’s about that uncertainty whether someone will pull through something so difficult. It’s about the unknown that follows all of it and never forgetting the sounds or senses of the moment when you received the news.”

After some teasing on both artists part, Stand Atlantic and Mokita have released their brand new collaboration. 

‘I’m Sorry’ is a proper heart-tugging anthem detailing the regrets that exist inside of you when love breaks down wrapped in the soft patter of electronic drums and plucking of guitar strings. 

As Stand have said, it’s something a little different for them to release but it’s something that is very welcome indeed.

Snake eyes latest release has them share a video for ‘Bugged Out’.

This is a cut from the band’s just-released debut EP ‘skeletons’, which arrived last month.

Guitarist and vocalist Jim Heffy says: “This was an idea I’d had for many years and that had many different forms. There were other guitar parts, as it was originally written for two guitars, but when I decided snake eyes should be a one-guitar band, I changed up the track. I was having a really bad time with insomnia and when I did sleep I would have weird nightmares and that’s kinda what the song’s about. Scary stuff, I know.”

Next up we have Never Not Nothing with their latest effort, ‘Upbeat Deadbeat’.

The duo – who recently changed their name from Black Futures – are following up their recent drop, ‘Ritual Destruction’, released last month.

Space explains: “The song grew from this idea of an ‘Existential Price List’. A literal absurdist depiction of their being a cost to your every action as a living entity. Be it an environmental cost, personal cost, societal cost. We may be more aware than ever of the impact our actions have on our surroundings.

“It felt important to juxtapose ‘Survival Of The Nicest’ with a brutally honest depiction of my personal battle with a tormented predisposition towards loss and disaster. The trial of trying so hard to present positive meaning in the face of the ridiculous walls we’ve built around us in the shape of societal norms, rules and antiquated systems that celebrate detached, divisive, destructive leaders.

“But we are not alone, we can project our own meaning on to the world using art and music as a subversive tool to give each other the agency to change and explore new frontiers. We’re hoping for Survival of The Nicest!”

Skywalker have announced that they have signed to Pale Chord and they are celebrating in style. 

Vocalist Jay Kocera had this to say about the signing:

“We’re really excited to be partnering with Pale Chord for the release of our new album! Pale Chord share our vision and we wholeheartedly appreciate their unwavering support and commitment to growing the band globally.”

Their first celebration is the release of a new music video which has a lot of sentimentality for Jay as he explains here:

“[This is] a pure expression of depression, despair, and loneliness. It’s about pondering my earlier decisions to “go it alone” and only rely on myself, as is the contemporary mantra of extreme individualism. In the midst of it, I find loneliness, emptiness, cold, and gloom. I want to escape but find myself unable to do so. In the bridge, I turn to breathing meditation, a technique so cynically abused by the worst players of global markets and capitalism, and ultimately fail. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of love, acceptance and letting go of what is not necessary or wholesome.”

Smrtdeath, who was born Mike Skwark, has announced his new album ‘Somethjings Wrong’ due out November 20 via Epitaph. Now, Smrtdeath shares his latest single from the forthcoming record. ‘Don’t Love Me’ epitomizes what Skwark does best, making anthems out of the everyday. With an incredibly catchy, and powerful chorus, the song transcends the underground alternative rap scene and makes it an infectious earworm.

“’Don’t Love Me’ is about wanting someone you can’t have,” explains Skwark. “Kind of like meeting someone at the wrong time, or when you’re too focused on yourself to have time to pursue a connection anywhere else. It’s also about the misguided feelings people can have about someone based on a fleeting connection.”

Now for the penultimate this week. UK four-piece LOVEBREAKERS dropped its new single “Family Man” via Little Rocket Records. The song appears on their forthcoming debut LP “Primary Colours” out in Spring 2021.

Jack Perry of LOVEBREAKERS says, “The song tells a short story of someone who has just became a parent. It’s influenced from some close friends of mine who recently started their own families. It’s a “homage” to those guys. It’s that back and forth of “DAMN THIS SUCKS, BUT I WOULDN’T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD.” The verses are the negative side of things and the pre choruses/choruses are the positive side.”

And now it’s time for the final video this week and it’s emotional as hell. This is Charlie Simpson with his latest single, ‘I See You’

The track gives delicate piano sounds mixed with swirling strings that shield the beautiful melodies before an overwhelming finale sends shivers straight down your spine. It’s just wow. You have to check this out. do it.

It’s lovely basically and you can listen to it right here:

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 Video Roundup 14/08/20

First up this week is the larger than life vocalist of Paramore, Hayley Williams. Her video for ‘Pure Love’ is a track which is off her recently released solo record, ‘Petals For Armor’.

With all of her touring plans being thrown to the side, the video for the track has been compiled with the help of the muiscians fans from live footage from her shows over the years.

Last week Stand Atlantic released their stellar new record, ‘Pink Elephant’ via Hopeless Records right out into the world. But before the record dropped, they had the final instalment of their music videos to release in the form of ‘Blurry’ which features dizzying and claustrophobic vibes all around. Enjoy!

Ahead of the release of another Aussie bands record, ‘Glass Ocean’ have a taste of what’s to come on August 21st 2020 with their latest single, ‘Almaida’.

On the track, Tobias Atkins (Vocals) says:

v“Lost in malevolence and spite, sometimes we have travelled too far down a dark road for the light to turn us back. Sometimes, a taste of our own medicine is enough to wake us from the living dead into life. A taste of where our ideals could take us if we dare travel any further down this road. Feeding monsters make them grow until they’re all that’s left. It feels like nothing can turn you back at this point. Still, making friends with the dark will help you understand it. How it dwells inside you, feeds on your fear and insecurity. But it does not have to control you.”

For In Hearts Wake, their latest track ‘Moving On’ celebrates letting go of that which no longer serves us. The song and its video are a celebration of transformation and getting back to what really matters. As we regrow our roots, we remember our way forward. 
 
Like many songs from the album, it is a track of ruthless self-examination. Probing personal and transpersonal insights into the human condition, searching for what helps or hinders the way forward.
 
Just like many in the music industry, In Hearts Wake have faced their own challenges during recent times, as they’ve prepared for KALIYUGA’s release with members living in different locations and being isolated from one another. 

“In 2020 everything has felt quite uncertain. So, for us, ‘Moving On’ encapsulates the light at the end of the tunnel. It dawns the release of our new record ‘Kaliyuga’ and we are thrilled to finally share it with the world!” says frontman Jake Taylor.

Heading for some new metalcore music, Misery Signals ‘Ultraviolet’ have shared the video for their new release in ‘Sunlifter’ which is out now with Basick Records.

“There is a lot of playing back and forth between the drums and the strings. There is a rhythm theme throughout the whole song, and when it disappears from the guitars, my brother keeps it pulsing on the kick drum. He’s such an impressive drummer on a technical level and obviously he has great moments of flash, but I don’t know if people realize the amount of deep writing Branden is doing. I think a lot of people miss layers of details he’s putting in. It’s one of my favorite things about the band, and ‘Sunlifter’ is a great example of it. There are fully formed riffs on the drums, it’s like the drumming for the song could stand alone as its own complete song.”

Now, to coincide with the release of their upcoming fourth record, ‘To Better Days’, the Sacramento R&BCore band Slaves have released ‘Cursed’.

Following a period of time where they’ve been inactive, the metalcore quintet Conquer Divide have released ‘Chemicals’ into the world.

The comeback track premiered over on Revolver where Kristen Sturgis (Guitar) says:

“‘Chemicals’ is about addiction from the perspective of an artist. More often than not, addiction can get swept under the rug or is almost encouraged in some circumstances by the people who are the closest to the the person who is addicted. Sometimes, being on the road can be the absolute worst place for an artist struggling with addiction, yet they are encouraged to keep going. Those around them don’t always see or read the signs and we end up losing so many talented musicians to overdoses or mental health issues that frequently accompany addiction. This happens everywhere, from rock and metal music to the highest echelons of pop. This song talks about how you can turn a blind eye, but at the end of the day, that makes you part of the problem.”

Earlier this week, Like Moths To Flames announced the details surrounding their upcoming release of ‘No Eternity In Gold’ which is set to be released on October 30th 2020.

This is the first music to be released off the record. Check out ‘Habitual Decline’ below.

The release of Fit For A King’s upcoming record is getting closer and closer. ‘The Path’ is going to be a phenomenal record by the look of the new track, ‘Locked (In My Head)’.

It’s a track and video which flexes their muscles a little with the word anthemic coming to mind where the riffs you can imagine straight from a live show.

Frontman Ryan Kirby says:

“While Locked may seem a little out of place on an album based on victory and overcoming life’s challenges, it’s a song about understanding that all the mental things we fight through can only be defeated by our own will and perseverance,” front man Ryan Kirby shares. “Along the road, we will get help, whether from God or others, but at the end of it all, it’s a war that YOU must fight, and YOU must win.”

And lastly we have the Grammy award winning Halestorm. Following the release of the reimagining of their track, ‘Break In’ with guest vocals from Amy Lee of Evanescence, the band have a video for it where Lzzy Hale and Lee perform the track in the studio together.

This will feature on their ‘Reimagined’ EP, which will release next week.

Why Is Stand Atlantic’s New Record Called ‘Pink Elephant’?

Last week, Austalia’s Stand Atlantic released their stellar new record, ‘Pink Elephant’ into the work. the record is the next step in what is the band’s evolving sound, moving on from their Pop-Punk sounds into a more brave and mature direction which is just absolutley fresh and isn’t repetative of their previous body of work.

But there’s the question. Just why is the record called ‘Pink Elephant’?

Well, Rocksound recently spoke to the band’s vocalist Bonnie Fraser to talk about the record in their Q’s From The Virtual Queue chat.

Here’s what she had to say:

“Basically its the combination of two ideas. One is that saying ‘The elephant in the room’ and the other is ‘Pink elephant’ referring to delirium and being spaced out. So the idea is addressing the elephants in your room in your life and having the conversations that maybe you don’t want to have but you know by having them you’re going to end up much better for it. And if you don’t have them, these things can morph into something that they weren’t ever to begin with. We’re just highlighting the point that if you need to say something, fucking say it because otherwise you’re going to turn it into something else and it will be not what it was in the first place. It’s going to be even harder.

“Also, when we do have the tough conversations they are always the ones that have needed to have. So as tough as they are, just fucking talk alright?”

New Music Video Roundup 07/08/20

Hello 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, I’ve selected the Boston, Massachusetts heavy hitters Vein (Whom now have appeared to have changed their name to Vein.fm.).

Their track, ’20 Seconds : 20 Hours’ is a reworked version of ‘Untitled’ from their 2018 debut record, ‘Errorzone’ and appears on their newly released compilation, ‘Old Data In a New Machine’.

‘Old Data In A New Machine, Vol. 1’ is out right now digitally with a physical released scheduled for late September via Closed Casket Activities.

Heading off straight for the Dublin up and comers Jet Fuel Chemistry, the Quartet haev released a video for ‘Sleep’ which is a track off their upcoming EP, ‘Sign Of The Times’ which was released today.

On ‘Sleep’ the band have said:

“‘Sleep’ is the second track on the EP, with a focus on the exacerbating of isolation and mental illness by social media. It’s paradoxical that the more time we spend “connected” to one another, the more alone we feel.

All in all, the world is a really chaotic and fucked up place right now and if we’d written a release without this tone we’d feel dishonest and, frankly, there’s every chance we’d have gone insane. People need to stop vilifying each other, and instead unite to hold those with power accountable for our misery. It’s a positive message that we hope anyone can get behind.”

We’re going to switch things up right now in the format and switch to a live video for this next choice.

While the majority of the metal community are enjoying the premiere of the Wacken World Wide XR live streams in this pandemic-struck summer, Ukrainian heavy hitters Jinjer are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their groundbreaking Wacken Open Air 2019 performance by unleashing a blistering live video of their breakthrough song, “Pisces”, captured at the festival.

“Pisces” is the second track released from this show, with “Perennial” being the first released from the Wacken sessions – boasting over 3.2 million views and counting.

Next continuing the heavier sounds we have the sextet Oceans Of Slumber with their video for ‘The Colours Of Grace’, the new track taken from their upcoming self-titled record.

Mike Moss of Antimatter also features on this track, another reason to check this one out.

Oceans Of Slumber’s self titled record is set to be released September 4th 2020 via Century Media Records.

Who wants some German Rock? That’s what you don’t hear a lot of these days. German bands. I guess some just don’t make it across sometimes but I’m so glad this next band Kid Dad has come to my attention.

‘What You Call A Dream’ is the latest single from the German four-piece Kid Dad. It’s pacy and powerful with an energetic lead riff. It demonstrates the band’s punkier side, following on from ‘Limbo’ and ‘A Prison Unseen’, and reflects their playful preferences with the use of delays, and the interaction between distorted and clean signals. 

What You Call A Dream’ was a spontaneous jam that came naturally to the band and was written in just an hour.“Marius, Michi, and I were in the rehearsal room at some point and hadn’t actually planned on writing a song. The whole thing went faster than we ever thought it was possible. Everything came together without us having to think twice about what would happen next,” says Max (bass, backing vocals). 

Marius (vocals, guitar) says of the upcoming album, “We are not linear, easy to calculate or predictable. We are individual human beings who react individually. Nobody is allowed to determine what to be afraid of and what to look forward to. Nobody except oneself. Nobody knows everything about themselves – we are definitely still battling with questions. One may even sometimes wonder why one is the way one is – we definitely do. You are not alone and this album is meant to help you understand that.”

‘In A Box’, which is the bands debut record is set to be release 21st August 2020 via Long Branch Records.

We’re getting the miles in for this weeks roundup aren’t we? Good, because we’re heading right over to Australia for Yours Truly.

The Pop-Punks have shared another taste off their upcoming debut record, ‘Self Care’ in the form of their latest video, ‘Undersize’.

Where the rest of Self Care largely looks inward at Mikaila conquering her own personal struggles, ‘Undersize’ finds the vocalist looking on at a friend going through battles of their own. 

“This song is really a letter to a close friend of mine,” she explains. “While watching them navigating their life through all the ups, downs and obstacles life throws at them, I wrote this just to let them know that I’m here for them through all of that.”

The release follows a monumental few weeks for the four-piece, who upon announcing details of their record ‘Self Care’, were revealed as the newest addition to Select Agency’s huge roster of clients, as well as the latest hand picked guest for triple j’s famed Like A Version segment.

‘Self Care’ is set to be released September 18th 2020 via UNFD.

Check out their latest release in ‘Undersize’ below.

We’re just going to places I haven’t thought of in a while. I think that’s just the theme for this weeks roundup.

We’re in Idaho next for Young, Planetary where they’ve recently debuted a video for their latest single, ‘Separate Rides Home’.

The band tells Outburn; “The video was shot by our good friend and photographer / honorary fifth member of the band, Kenyon McWilliams. It felt so strange to be working on a music video but not being able to be in the same room as the rest of the band. Luckily, we were able to put something together that’s not only, “socially distant,” but also very visually appealing and exciting. Most of it was shot in our bass player’s backyard, but a good chunk of it was also done at Table Rock here in Boise.”

Regarding the inspiration for the song, Trevor Villagrana (vocals/guitar) says, “When an old girlfriend of mine and I split up, we did what a lot of couples do and tried to meet up and talk things out. We would go to this restaurant that we used to eat at all the time when we were together and do our best to salvage the feelings we had for one another. After a few times of meeting up, we had stacked up these garage receipts from where we would park our cars. But no matter how much we talked, we could never make it work. We would end up walking back to our cars to “take our separate rides home,” so to speak. It’s tough admitting defeat in situations like that.”

The band’s upcoming EP ‘Locations I Can’t Place’ will be released on August 7 via Hidden Home Records.

We’re heading into another self titled EP territory, this time with the Illinois Pop-Punkers Wilmette with the video for their latest track, ‘A D D E R A L L’, which is the first single off the band’s upcoming release set to debut on September 25th 2020 via Mutant League Records.

Peyton Day (bass/vocals) tells Alternative Press: “This video is supposed to be the epitome of hindsight in a relationship. As the aliens rummage through the crashed spaceship, they find a log of events that detailed how the astronauts crashed into their planet. They know they were too late in helping, and all they can do is watch the aftermath. Only two-fifths of the group come back, signifying a change in their reality, while the aliens are obviously unscathed.”

Heading back to Australia for the latest video from Stand Atlantic, ‘Blurry’ continues the story started in ‘Jurassic Park’.

There’s definitely a much darker and disturbing vibe to ‘Blurry’ than previous videos which shows how the same place can look through a different set of eyes. Nevertheless, it continues the amazing streak of content Stand Atlantic have been releasing into the world in anticipation of their record,’Pink Elephant’., which was released today (August 7th 2020) via Hopeless Records.

Creeper have done a massive job with their concept record, ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’. The record released last week via Roadrunner Records and at the time of writing (which is a few days in advanc), it’s sitting at the number two position in the midweek UK Albums Chart.

The visuals they created for the record though, have been amazing. It’s truly a concept record in every meaning of the word where they’ve created a engaging narrative which spans everything they could possibly do.

In the narrative of the music videos which was set in motion in ‘Poisoned Heart’, is now complete in the form of ‘Born Cold’ in our last pick of the week for the Music Video Roundup.

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!

Stand Atlantic Announce New London Show

Recently Stand Atlantic announced they were to play some headlining UK and EU shows in 2021 in support of their upcoming record ‘Pink Elephant’.

Now, the band have added an extra London show where they’re going to be playing Kingston’s Pryzm on April 14th 2020 with a Q&A as well as a 30 minute performance.

Tickets are available via the following link.

Below are the touring dates for Stand Atlantic’s UK Headlining tour.

5th – 02 Institute 2, Birmingham

6th – The Fleece, Bristol

7th – The 1865, Southampton

9th – 02 Academy Islington, London

10th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

11th – Club Academy, Manchester

12th – SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow

13th – Stylus, Leeds

14th – Pryzm, London

Hopeless Records Announces Acoustic Livestream, ‘This Is Hopeless (Kinda) Live!’

So, there’s going to be some more Acoustic Livestreams!

Hopeless Records have announced, ‘This Is Hopeless (Kinda) Live!’

This will feature both acoustic performances and a Q&A with Stand Atlantic, Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties and more!

Point North, Super Whatevr, Vaines, Between You & Me and WSTR are also set to make an appearance.

 

We proudly present….. This Is Hopeless (Kinda) Live! An at-home acoustic experience. Tune in Saturday @ 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm UK for an acoustic live stream + Q&A with @superwhatevr @vaineswastaken @ThisIsAaronWest @PointNorthBand + @standatlantic ! Only on YouTube �� pic.twitter.com/Lh2FXKZb8D