Due to their prior commitments, both The Story So Far and Movements will no longer perform at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.
Both bands had previously confirmed to perform at Sad Summer Fest, which due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shifted their originally scheduled dates which now overlap with Slam Dunk Festival.
The organisers of Slam Dunk Festival have said the following:
“We are sorry to announce that due to Sad Summer Festival in the US being rescheduled, The Story So Far and Movements are no longer able to make it over for Slam Dunk Festival in September.
Like us, Sad Summer have had to reschedule multiple times due to the pandemic, and this has caused the unfortunate clash. We as a festival, and all the bands on the line-up, are confident in a return to international travel and touring by September and we will be announcing more line-up additions over the summer. Thank you all for sticking with us as we finally navigate our way out of this dark time!”
This year’s Slam Dunk Festival will take place on September 4th 2021 at Temple Newsam, Leeds and on September 5th 2021 at Hatfield Park, Hatfield.
Tickets from last year’s cancelled event will be honoured and remain valid for 2021.
Remaining tickets are on sale now with a range of payment plans, and can be purchased online from seetickets.com.
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 are the Alternative rock trio Winchester who’ve just released a video for their fourth single off ‘Life Begins At These Dead Ends’. This track is for ‘Line Up’ which you can watch below.
Vocalist Adam Catalan has shared some thoughts on the message of the track.
“‘Line Up’ is the spiritual predecessor to our previous single, ‘Diamond’, and seems to come at an apt point in our timeline. We explore how similar the archetypes of the freedom fighter and the terrorist are and how dangerous revolution is when it comes back around. Time and time again we talk about THEM and US, instead of coming together in a loving way towards peace and understanding the reasons we feel the need to act out in violence.”
Up next are the furiously entertaining Dance Gavin Dance whom after their last animated adventure venture into the Wild West-themed video for the video in ‘Head Hunter’.
Going for some legends for the next pick of the video are Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. This fits in with their recent #abetterplaceforyouandme initiative with CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and the band have released a second teaser for their upcoming record, ‘End Of Suffering’ which also looks to feature some footage from their latest UK tour.
On the track, Frank Carter has said:
“Whatever life is throwing at you right now, it will pass. Choose to let it hit you, or duck and watch it fly past much faster and off into your history, of which there have been many obstacles thrown your way and you have overcome them all.”
Who doesn’t love a good trip to the seaside eh? That’s exactly what Croydon Pop-Rockers Best Of Enemies have done as they travelled to Brighton in the video for their latest single, ‘Shake The Feeling’ which is the second off their upcoming EP, ‘A Fear That Comes Around’.
Returning to the Punkier vibe for the next choice of track, we have The Story So Far. The video takes everyone behind the scenes at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena where it features a Behind The Scenes look at the InSight lander touching down on Mars.
Moving back to British waters for this next pick, it’s Bournemouth. the emo rock newcomers Erica Drive are getting out there and going beyond their own scope of things, with their upcoming second EP as well as bringing their latest video in complete Monochrome for ‘Better Man’.
And I think we’d best keep up this monochrome for at least one video. Ahead of a US tour with the amazing Slow Crush, the post-metal band Holy Fawn have released a new video for the amazing track ‘Dark Stone’, taken off their debut full length record ‘Death Spells’ which was released via Triple Crown Records and Holy Roar Records.
Now, if you’ve been keeping an eye on the up and coming Knocked Loose, then you’ve certainly been patient people but, now the lads have released a huge new track, ‘Mistakes Like Fractures’ which is their first taste of new music since they released their 2016 record ‘Laugh Tracks’.
And going for a change in tone for the last two tracks, the first comes from the Aussie up and comers The Faim who’ve recently released their brand new track, ‘Amelie’, their second since the release of their debut EP in 2017. On the track, frontman Josh Raven has stated: “The concept behind ‘Amelie’ draws on the idea that everyone is born the same, but we become the people we are due to the influence of our surroundings. These influences can affect us both positively and negatively, but only we control the way we react to them.”
And lastly, we have Altered Sky. This is the first taste of new music since the release of their record ‘Without Wonderland’ in 2015! But the wait is finally over as we go into a new era of the Scottish Rockers, with the band gearing UK for a run of UK dates later this month. And if ‘Surrounded’ is anything to go by, things are going to get even better for Altered Sky’s future.
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.
Is it Friday already? That can only mean it’s 4PM and it’s time for one thing. It’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or the roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I view some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re videos that go across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. Let’s get things going with New Yorks very own Sylar. This video is taken from their third full-length record, ‘Seasons’ which was released in October 2018. Check out ‘SHOOK’ below.
Right, it’s not too long until the release of One Ok Rock’s new record, ‘Eye Of The Storm’ and they have a new track and video ready to go, prior to its release. ‘Wasted Nights’ is the third track right behind ‘Change’ and ‘Eye Of The Storm’. Check out Wasted Nights below.
Hitting number one in their home country of Austalia, The Amity Affliction are riding night after the release of their sixth record, ‘Misery’. In the video for ‘Drag The Lake’, it sees the band perform in a derelict town which a character is being pulled into the depths of the murky water.
Let’s go for a little bit of Metalcore now. If you know about the American Metalcore scene, then you’re probably a bit familiar with Zao. Back in the 1990s, they helped establish the genre before it got its namesake and helped create what it is now. The new video is off their new Decoding The Möbius Strip 7” which features inspiration from Windows 98 as well as A Clockwork Orange.
Time for someone’s debut. We’re hopping straight across the pond to Britain to check out the melodic hardcore and metalcore newcomers Burdened as they reveal their first ever single, ’33’.
Now for a bit more establishment with this band, Deaf Havana shouldn’t be strangers to anyone. Also, they played a huge date at London’s Brixton Academy last year. Now, we have some footage from that gig! In the form of ‘Holy’, here’s a glimpse of the energy and atmosphere that was experienced.
Remember American Horror Story’s Bloody Face? Well, failing that, there’s a less expensive version of Slipknot’s masks straight from the beginning of this next video. This is a very aggressive offering as well as melodic. But This has to be one of the standout’s of the week from Death Blooms video, ‘Crosses’.
Now, to celebrate the recent release of their new full-length record, ‘Soulmade’, we’re seeing Germany alt rockers Breathe Atlantis release a video for their latest cut in the form of ‘Everyone Else’.
Time to move on down to Brighton. Do you love intense, head spinning clips? If so, then you’ll love We Never Learned To Live’s new video. Described as a “Exploring loneliness in a modern world of digital connectivity, “Luma/Non Luma is about the modern day phenomenon of physical presence and simultaneous mental absence.”
And we’ve come to the last track of the post. I thought I’d go with a live video to show just what a band’s capable of in a live environment. The Story So Far had a huge headline show last year at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The video is for the title track, ‘Proper Dose’ and if you know what they’re about, I’m sure you’ll be able to see why I saved this track for the last place in this weeks selection.
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.
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.
Well, it’s certainly been a while since we heard off this band. The Story So Far released their self-titled record in 2015 but now it seems they’re up to something. They shared their single, ‘Out Of It’ back in October but there was no news of a record anywhere to be seen.
Now though, the band’s label, Pure Noise Record have shared a video of tweets from fans asking on information on their anticipated record with the hashtag #TSSF2018.