Second Five4Five Fest Announced, Holding Absence & Yonaka Are Headlining

Earlier this year in May, Five4Five fest brought together a group of bands for a livestream experience.

Now, the festival is back with a fantastic lineup.

Five4Five Festival is set to take place over December 18th and 19th 2020 and will be headlined by Holding Absence and Yonaka.

On the announcement, Yonaka have said:

“We are dead excited to be headlining this festival. It’s for a great cause for everyone to get involved in, saving the grassroots venues that we have all had a great time in. We all want to get sweaty and moshy again so do what you can to help and enjoy the show!”

And Holding Absence have said:

“After what has been the longest year for all of us musicians, Holding Absence are extremely excited to be blowing off the cobwebs and headlining Five4Five fest this December! We all individually tuned in and enjoyed the first one so are honoured to be a part of it this time around, especially as all the proceeds are going towards something as close to our hearts as the Music Venue Trust.”

In addition to the headliners, The Dangerous Summer, Normandie, Vukovi, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Lizzy Farrall, Hacktivist, Delaire The Liar, Nova Twins, Holiday Oscar, Chapter and Verse, Snake Eyes, As Everything Unfolds, Weatherstate, The Rhythm Method, Tally Spear, Stay Free, Anavae, Paper Mill and Haggard Cat will all play.

All of the performances will be free to watch on the festival’s Facebook and YouTube pages but those watching will be encouraged to donate £5 to a link provided at the time. All profits will be donated to the Music Venues Trust’s #saveourvenues crisis fund.

The festival’s co-founder Tom Pullen had this to say:

The past, present and future of the UK music industry relies on grassroots, independent music venues. We at Five4Five can’t stand by and watch as our venues are left to weather the Covid-19 crisis on their own. We’re proud to partner up with the Music Venue Trust to help ensure they can reopen safely, so we can go back to the loud and sweaty spaces where it all begins. In the meantime, we’ve gathered some of the finest acts to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa. We hope you enjoy and donate if you can.”

You can check out the first edition of the festival below, which raised 50k for NHS Charities Together.

Check out Day 1.

And check out Day 2.

New Music Roundup 24/07/20

Hey everyone. First off, I have to say apologies on my end for no New Music or Music Video Roundup last week, life got in the way of things for me when I got some more hours at my regular job which added to my other responsibilities. But now, we’re back to normal with things.

We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks 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!

First up this week are some homegrown heroes in the form of Amongst Thieves. The Post-Hardcore quintet are back with a vengence, having newly recruited bassist Mark Thompson.

Check out ‘Deathwish’ below.

Moving to The Dangerous Summer now with their first release as a band since going as an independant band.

They also posted the following.

In March of 2020 we fulfilled our last record contract.

After a long back and forth with labels, we have decided to go independent. We now have full control and ownership for the first time in our careers.

Please join us in this new adventure into the unknown.”

Check out ‘Fuck Them All’ below.

Now we move to the Australian dark alternative pop artist AViVA with the recent release ‘Evil’.

‘Evil’ is the first single from the second phase of her all encompassing world of music, visual art & forthcoming book. AViVA has already surpassed many of her peers with over 1.8 BILLION streams to date- completely independently.

AViVA’s ‘OUTSiDERS’ who have been part of this special world have found power in the music which explores the challenges of friendship, feelings of isolation and indeed, being an outsider.

New single EViL’ is, on the surface, a non-apology to someone who has done her wrong. The song progresses with the signature vocals and heavy drums that her fans have come to love.

“The song is a ‘heat of the moment’ song. That feeling when someone has screwed you over in some way and you’re so angry you feel like nothing is off the cards. That’s happened to everybody. I think the biggest lesson is that time heals all wounds and the things that mattered so much then, pass and don’t matter anymore. There’s a lyric ‘won’t save you now cause we’re not friends’ which is in reference to how often people cut you out of their life until they need something, then all of a sudden the pop back up.  It’s also ironic for both me, AViVA and the character in my book, Teddy. We always end up saving people regardless of what they’ve done to us.”  

Expect much more to come from AviVA as you fall under her spell and enter her wicked world.

Next, with a few changes in their lineup as of late, Pop-Rockers Makeout have a new iteration of tracks on the way. Starting with, ‘Home’ this is the first of their material to feature Kyle Dee (Ex- The Frantic and bassist AJ Khah (Ex- Sleep On It).

Dee has said the following on the release.

“‘Home’ is about being completely drained from giving your all to a dead end relationship. It’s about wanting to build a life with somebody and being fed false promises of a picture-perfect future.”

And finally we have something a little harder but loads of fun. To celebrate the streaming numbers for Falling In Reverse, the band have dropped a previously unreleased track.

Thanks to the release of their ‘Popular Monster’ track, the band saw a huge increase in their streaming numbers, which resulted in their all time artist streams surpassing 1 billion in the US and 15 million in the EU.

‘Carry On’ was originally receoreded for their 2017 record, ‘Coming Home’ but didn’t make the final cut for it.

Now, you have the track below and is the final track for this week’s new music 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!

The Dangerous Summer Exit Hopeless Records, Launch Independent Label

The Maryland trio, The Dangerous Summer have announced that they’ve left Hopeless Records and are starting their own independent label, with plans to release material through the aforementioned, called Molly Water Music.

The band confirmed the news via Instagram, with a short video explaining that they’re also completed the recording of six new tracks, with a video filmed for one.

Aaron Gillespie, (Underoath) might have a contribution on the tracks as well if the following post is anything to go by.

“About to embark on a new journey. We love you all and can’t wait for the future ❤️ special thanks to @will_beasley @pjleavitt @aaronrgillespie @nickmarfing #rebelrousers and friends for dedicating their time and energy to us. We have decided to release some music independently (under our own label @mollywatermusic ) for the first time in our existance. Let’s see if we can make our own path; there is something deep inside us that believes the music can be enough ❤️ Stay tuned.”

More details on The Dangerous Summer’s new material will be confirmed as they develop.

Five4Five Fest Announces Lineup

Online festivals are surely becoming the norm in 2020 but could they become the new normal? Nevertheless, the rock community is getting its hands in as Five4Five fest is confirming it’s full lineup.

The reason it’s being called Five4Five fest though? 10 bands in total over the two days on May 15th and 16th.

And now we have the full lineup.

 

Friday 15th May 2020

Don Broco

Deaf Havana Hot Milk

Stay Free

Lizzy Farrall

 

Saturday 16th May 2020

Enter Shikari

As It Is

Fatherson

The Dangerous Summer

Tigress

 

Tickets to watch are free of charge, but attendees are encouraged to donate £5 which will go towards the NHS to help them during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. A link will be provided at the time of the festival for the people to submit their donation.

Along with the performances, prizes are to be won on each date.

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Music Video Roundup 07/06/19

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.

The first band on this weeks roundup are The Dangerous Summer. They’re gearing up for the released of their sixth record, ‘Mother Nature’ as they’ve released a video in which one mans attempts to learn to surf. Check out ‘Bring Me Back To Life’ below.

 

We’re moving to Las Vegas for the band Amarionette as they’re getting into their own sound with the video of ‘No Control’. It’s a follow up to their Spring release ‘Compromise’ which also featured Kurt Travis (Ex-Dance Gavin Dance)

 

How about some Liverpool Emo? Decay has recently dropped a video for ‘Slow Decline’, the bands new single off their upcoming EP, ‘Modern Conversation’.

Vocalist Danny Reposar has said:

“This song tells the story of how my mother’s death affected my dad. I watched him lose interest in everything and fall victim to excessive drinking. As time went on he’d lock himself in the house and drink the days away hoping to forget about his grief and erase the past three years. It’s a song for anyone that’s had to watch the people around them wither and fade; it’s for the people that don’t come from that perfect home. Your situation doesn’t define you.”

 

British metalcore favourites Heart Of A Coward are continuing their appetite for destruction in their video for ‘Ritual’. This is the third single which features on their forthcoming record, ‘The Disconnect’ which will be the first record with Kaan Tasan (No Consequence)

 

Next is a track from their latest record, ‘End Of Suffering’ which was shot by Kate Cox, it is the fantastic Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

“I was inspired by Frank’s commitment to create safe spaces for women at gigs,” says Kate. “I always want to create female-driven narratives so when I heard the track and had the idea of female vampires living in a seaside town, transforming men into more female vamps we both instantly knew it was right for Kitty Sucker! It has been an absolute dream to work with such a talented creatively generous band.“

Check out ‘Kitty Sucker’ below.

 

Moving to Dublin, the three-piece Bitch Falcon have debuted a huge new track. ‘Panther’ is out now but here’s something more.

“Panther is about being blind in the present,” says vocalist Lizzie, “letting everything around you move on as you sit dwelling in numbness. It’s a realisation that you’re stuck in between your emotions and physical reactions come first before really understanding how you feel “Only the tears spilled show me what I want.”

 

Switching things way up to death metal this time is the legendary Cannibal Corpse. They’re a band known for their dark videos but here the video sees adult performs in POV attacking and killing each other in a gruesome way.

 

Keeping things on the heavyish side of things, I’m moving to the legendary Papa Roach where back when they toured the UK, they shot a video for their latest single, ‘Not The Only One’. the video shows vocalist Jacoby Shaddix cycling down streets in a race against time for their set!

 

Everyone at this point knows just who Man With A Mission are, right? They’ve just released a huge new EP called ‘Remember Me’ and it just so happens that the title track is their new music video.

 

And finally, we have to go with some legends. That is the only amazing, trailblazing and utterly fabulous Rammstein. They’ve just released their latest self-titled record but this is their last video before its release.

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.

 

 

Music Video Roundup 31/05/19

It’s 4PM and it’s 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.

This weeks first video comes from the Californian collective, Black Label Society with ‘Bored To Tears’ which is off the bands reissued ‘Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19. Zakk Wylde has said:

“…with the NEW BLACK LABEL SUPAH-EXCITING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT HIGH CALORIE BURNING video for ‘Bored To Tears’, I told BLACK LABEL DIRECTOR O’ DOOM & DELIGHT, Father Justin Reich, that I wanted to do an ‘exciting’ and ‘tough’ looking video in the movie genre style of Clint Eastwood & Charles Bronson. After seeing the video, apparently, Father Justin Reich doesn’t know who these LEGENDARY FILM ICONS are or has them confused with two other actors named Clint Eastwood & Charles Bronson. Every time I watch this video, I’m more confused than I was during the previous viewing.”

 

Up next are the King’s Lynn melodic hardcore group MY Only. They’ve recently released a brand new emotive cut titled as ‘…unfamiliar’, which is a continuation of their previous release, ‘…a death’.

“My Only are demonstrably flawed. Believers in understatement, the four-piece from across the UK are intent on identifying and replaying what makes us human: nuanced and imperfect emotional well-being. ‘…unfamiliar’ explores the aftermath of ‘…a death’. An ending that was long speculated came to fruition. The resulting abjection was crushing. My Only regret was …unfamiliar.”

 

Moving toward some contemporary Punks channelling the 90’s grunge movement, L’s Ramonda Hammer is moving up in the world with the help of their new single, ‘Better View’.

“Better View is about various fantasies and realities that two people find themselves in when they are trying to get to the best version and perspective of each other,” explains frontwoman Devin Davis of the song’s lyrical content. “It also explores identity — how two people can lose themselves in each other…and identity in the sense of how people feel in their own bodies. That being said, I think emotions and personal qualities have no gender; strength isn’t masculine and nurturing isn’t feminine. Two people in love just put all their non-binary puzzle pieces together and see what kind of picture it makes.”

 

Moving ahead with their upcming record, Motionless In White are bringing the fright in a new animated video for ‘Undead Ahead 2: The Tale Of The Midnight Ride’. It’s the latest cut from their upcoming record which you can view below.

 

Moving into some Pop-Punk territory now, The Dangerous Summer has a new video for their single, ‘Bring Me Back To Life’. I’m guessing they had to name change quickly because of the Evanescence track (that’s a terrible joke) but the track is emotional and sweeping for everyone, here it is below.

 

Everyone’s waiting to hear the Scottish Power Rock duo Vukovi’s new record and every cut from the record just makes us want more and in their next video for ‘Behave’,  this video is fully signed via an animated interpreter.

“Anyone can be a part of Vukovi and we’re always thinking of ways to show that to people. Rather than ‘yet another lyric video’, we decided to create something that would include another demographic of people that I feel are sadly forgotten about at times. We hope you all enjoy.”

 

For this next video, the Cowboy is back. There’s only one band this can be. Don Broco. They’ve just dropped their video for ‘Half Man, Half God’. It was partially filmed at their Wembley Arena show earlier in 2019.

 

Continuing their domination of the UK and pushing their latest record, ‘In Moment // In Memory’, the Southampton lads in Our Hollow, Our Home have a spellbinding new release in a video for ‘Disconnect’.

‘Disconnect’ is primarily about dealing with such emotions, those times when you feel that life has taken a drastic shift for the worse and you just can’t quite comprehend the reality of what’s happening around you.” says Vocalist Tobias Young

 

For the penultimate track, I’ve deviated from this weeks list, just a touch. It’s The Drew Thompson Foundation and yes that’s the Single Mothers vocalist doing what he does best. The videos a little funny which shows a day in the life of Drew’s life with a little bit of everything including Ice Cream thrown into it.

 

And lastly, they’ve been away for a long while working on their anticipated second record and it’s been well worth the wait. This Irish three-piece new track is apparently their most ferocious track to date.

“It’s a heavy hitter with a lot of massive riffs. Lyrically, songs are always open to interpretation but we will say this, the verses are an inner voice or a devil on the shoulder and the choruses are the volcanic eruptions from deep within. Heavy shit. We know. Can’t help it.”

It can only be the fabulous Fangclub.

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.

The Dangerous Summer Announce New Record Details

Since their return to the scene in 2017, there’s been no rest for The Dangerous Summer, where they released their self-titled fourth, and have now since been working on a follow-up.

‘Mother Nature’ will be released on June 14th via Hopeless Records. Check out the album artwork, tracklisting and singles you can stream below.

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01.) Prologue
02.) Blind Ambition
03.) Bring Me Back To Life
04.) Way Down
05.) Virginia
06.) Starting Over / Slow Down
07.) Where Were You When The Sky Opened Up?
08.) It Is Real
09.) Violent Red
10.) Mother Nature
11.) Better Light
12.) Consequence Of Living

Mother Nature can be pre-ordered via Merchnow, Amazon, Google Play and Itunes.

Music Video Roundup 08/03/19

It’s Friday at 4PM! 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 is someone with a love/hate relationship with everyone and that is Andy Black of the Black Veil Brides. Following the teasing, he’s announced his upcoming solo record, ‘The Ghost Of Ohio’, which is set to drop on April 12th 2019. Of that, the latest single, ‘Westwood Road’, has a video which you can see below.

 

Next up are the recently emerging duo Sadsun. They’re from the North East, namely Newcastle and they’ve introduced themselves in the best way possible in the form of their debut single, ‘Control’ which you can view below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who loves a good old fashioned performance in a music video? That’s exactly what Gloo are going for, in the video for their amazing track ‘Stop And Stare’. Check it out below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year, The Dangerous Summer returned with the first record in five years but they aren’t any signs of the band slowing down in releasing new material. ‘Where Were You When The Sky Opened Up’ does pack a punch but is instantly different from their roots.

 

 

Now, do you enjoy weird Science experiments, neon glasses and creepy doctors? Well, Palisades new video for ‘Erase The Pain’ is the video for you! It’s taken from their fourth record, ‘Erase The Pain’, which was released at the end of 2018.

 

This is a huge new video. Crystal Lake have revealed a huge brand new video for ‘Devilcry’ It’s off their 2018 record, ‘HELIX’ for which they’re currently touring for in America with August Burns Red, Fit For A King and Miss May I. It’s heavy, techy and filled with lots of live footage.

 

 

 

 

One artist to watch this year is the ever fantastic Cory Wells. He’s about to tour, supporting the legendary William Ryan Key (Formally Yellowcard) and now has something for us to feast our eyes upon in the form of ‘Patience’

 

 

 

 

 

Who loves a good cover? I do. Pop-Punk kings New Found Glory have ‘From The Screen To Your Stereo 3’ dropping soon. This is their record where they cover trailers from films in feature-length films. The first track off this particular release is in the form of ‘The Power Of Love’ by Huey Lewis & The News, from the 1985 Sci-Fi classic, Back To The Future. Check out the video below.

 

 

 

A few weeks ago was Valentines Day, and there was a special collaboration between Yungblud, Halsey and Travis Barker (Blink-182). When the three were in Sydney together, they had to perform it live but now, there is a video for the track. Check it out below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now, we’re at the last track of this week’s Music Video countdown. Off their debut record, ‘One Of Us’, is the title track which features members of the band, Fever 333 in a protest. This is coming off one of the best records released so far this year and now, here is one of the best videos of the year so far in a march alongside the United Teachers of Los Angeles in support of their strike.

 

And that’s it for another week of music video roundups. Be sure to check back next week for another ten of the best right here at Almost Anything Media.

The Dangerous Summer Begin Work Recording New Record

The Dangerous Summer made their comeback in great fashion earlier this year and now, they’re gearing up for new music.

The band have confirmed they’re currently working in the studio with producer Sam Pura whom has previously worked with bands such as The Story So Far and Basement.

“We would like to formally announce that we are currently at The Panda Studios working with Sam Pura on the next full-length The Dangerous Summer album. We are currently about halfway through, and we can promise you an exciting new chapter in 2019.”

Music Video’s 28/09/2018

Apologies this post has come a week late. I’ve been moving to a new place and haven’t had time to post. But now, here are ten of the best recent music videos.

We’re kicking things off with Ice Nine Kills as they continue to push their storytelling limits in the third instalment of ‘The Silver Scream’ series. check out A Grave Mistake below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, after debuting their track Ignite, British melodic hardcore group Napoleon have has a video to accompany said track. Here’s Ignite.

 

 

 

We’re off to LA for this next band in the form of Death Valley Girls. Speaking on the track, they have said: “After having experiences with people we love struggling to stay alive, we believe the harder the battle, the less one is able to ask for help. We wanted to write a song about how important and necessary each person is, especially these days. We need numbers now more than ever to fight the good fight.”

 

And we’re jetting to Philadelphia for mewithoutYou. They don’t enjoy sticking to one definitive genre and often expand on what makes them so unique. And that’s just the case for their video for ‘Another Head For Hydra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the UK in the form of Our Hollow, Our Home as the band continue to give off just how great their next record will be. Here’s ‘In Moment’.

 

 

 

 

Now, This Is Life. and that’s just the name of The Dangerous Summer’s newest video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dani Washington has been teasing some solo material for a while now and are we excited. Just don’t act surprised if it’s not Pop-Punk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving onto something a bit more Pop-Punk now, in the form of Neck Deep themselves. They’re a part of a compilation record from Hopeless Records, ‘Songs That Saved My Life’, set to be released November 9th. Check out their cover of Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn below.

 

 

Now we march to St Albans for a bit of Indie Punk! Tv Coma have released a video for their new single, ‘Trudy’, the latest from their debut EP, ‘Body Negativity’ which is a power-pop ditty inspired quinoa and sadness.

 

 

 

 

 

And I’ve saved a banger for last! The other day, The Story So Far’s newest record, ‘Proper Dose’ dropped. It’s the bands best work to date and in celebration of its release, they have dropped a new music for in the form of their sixth track, ‘Upside Down’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that’s it for another week of some of the best new music videos. Be sure to keep up to date on all the latest posts from Almost Anything Media and I’ll see you next week.