It’s those Scottish rockers that are currently making waves up and down the country, The LaFontaines on the latest tour announcement as the band have announced a tour in support of their new record, ‘Junior’ for the end of September and beginning of November.
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.
Up first this week are the fantastic Beartooth. They’ve just recently released the official video for ‘Afterfall’ and they’re out to prove that aliens do exist in this video.
Up next are Fresh from their performances over on the main stage of Slam Dunk festival and they’ve got some help from Trophy Eyes frontman John Floreani. Check out Boston Manor’s latest video for ‘Liquid’ below.
Moving up to Scotland for our next video, Woes have done some globetrotting in their latest video for ‘Fancy’.
On the track, frontman DJ has said:
“’Fancy’ is a song about when you’re first getting to know someone and you’re into them, but you have to do a bit of work to convince them to take a chance on you… It’s a fun, upbeat song about a feeling everyone can understand, It’s one of the most fun, accessible songs on the record, but there’s a TONNE of musicality going on underneath, there are some great riffs, there’s an insane bass line hiding in the first verse, some big fills. But everything contributes to making an upbeat song that you could jump around to at a festival, I love it”
Keeping up with another Scottish band, we go to the trio The LaFontaines have the release of their third record, ‘Junior’ very soon but now for the moment, we have their latest single ‘Alpha’.
Frontman Kerr Okan has said on the track :
“‘Alpha’ comes as a result of the losses we’ve had recently in this area from young males, predominately of the ‘Alpha’ stereotype. I’ve often struggled with my emotions – anything other than aggression was always seen as a weakness and something that should be locked away. ‘Alpha’ marks the point in my own journey where I realised that there was something real to be gained from embracing the spectrum of emotions – whether you’re male or not.”
Back in January, the British newcomers Burdened released their debut track ’33’ and now they finally have a follow-up! It’s called doubt and you can check it out right below.
Heading to Manchester for some more newcomers to the scene, Grief has gotten some fans off the back of their debut track, ‘Dorman’ which was released back in March but now, there’s more to come from this band.
The post-hardcore group have recently released an accompanying video for ‘Burial’ which at the time of writing, is not confirmed to be a stand-alone track or will feature on a future EP or Record.
Check out ‘Burial’ below.
Keeping things Post-Hardcore for the next choice on the roundup are Petrol Girls and their latest cut from their recently released second record, ‘Cut & Stitch’.
Vocalist Ren Aldridge has said: “I struggled to put lyrics to this track for a really long time. But following a week of spectacularly shit mental health in the studio, I made it into a motivational sonic kick up the arse and back into action. I personally find a lot of the discourse around mental health a bit claustrophobic and babying, and that contributes to me feeling worse. Independence, activity and purposefulness are what I need to keep my shit together. I wrote this song for myself – if it’s useful for other people that’s cool, but everyone’s different, and I really want to underline that.”
Bristol is the next destination for the next video. This is of course, Phoxjaw. They’ve recently signed over with Hassle Records and have an EP, ‘A Playground For Sad Adults’ out next month to!
For their first cut off the EP, is the second track, ‘Melt, You’re A Face Of Wax’ which you can check out below.
Let’s go across to Texas for the penultimate choice on thsi weeks music video roundup! Everyone cool with that? Awesome. Also as a change up in genre to Pop-Rock is Bruce Avery or rather his alias The Rocket Summer as he’s shared the latest released off his seventh full length record, ‘Sweet Shivers’ in the form of ‘Shatter Us’.
Check it out below.
This week, I’ve reserved possibly the best band I’ve heard in 2018. This is from the Vietnamese heavy hitters Windrunner as they have a massive video which is a double video to accompany the opening track from their debut full-length record, ‘Mai’ and those tracks? It’s ‘Mulan’ and ‘Oleander’
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.
They’ve been on some pretty big dates lately and they’re going for a UK tour of their own in September! That’s right, The LaFontaines are planning a pretty extensive UK tour but kick it off in a place I’ve quite frankly never heard of before; Glencarse.
Here are the dates.
12th – Glencarse Inchyra Arts Club
15th – Aberdeen Lemon Tree 19th – Newcastle The Cluny