Post-Hardcore quartet Thousand Below have released a new track ‘Gone To Me’.
The track, mixed and produced by Zach Jones (Fever 333, Make Them Suffer, From Ashes To New) is the first new material that band have shared since their 2020 EP, ‘Let Go Of Your Love’.
Vocalist James Deberg opened up on the meaning behind the new track.
“‘Gone To Me’ is about navigating the painfully complicated scenario of having someone you used to be in love with — who once caused severe emotional damage to you — still try and remain in your life on positive terms. Shutting them out completely feels wrong, as this person was such an important part of your existence for so long. But you also eventually realise that any attempts or efforts to keep them close in your life, while they move on from you faster than you’ve moved on from them, just causes you more pain in the long run.
Having to watch someone who was once your best friend and the most important part of your life slowly move on to connect with other people tears you apart, but not having them around at all also causes its own type of pain. The song is about the double-edged sword of trying to move forward.”
You can check out ‘Gone To Me’ and its video below.
At the time of writing, it’s unknown if the track is a standalone release or will be part of a larger EP or Record.
Hello everyone. I do apologise for not posting in the last week. As some of you might not know, I’m a one person operation on this blog and things just got away from me in the last few weeks where I’ve been applying for more jobs as well as working at my part time place of work so things have been a touch hectic for me at the time of writing. But enough of that real life stuff, let’s get to the music side of things.
The first pick of this week is Thousand Below. They have a animated video is a reworked version of their track ‘Chemical’. The track originaly featured on last year’s ‘Gone In Your Wake’.
This new version featured guest vocals from Dead Lakes frontman Sumner Peterson and is off their recent EP, ‘Let Go Of Your Love’ which does feature more reworked tracks off ‘Gone In Your Wake’.
Next we move to Australia. The heavy hitters in Alpha Wolf have their latest video for ‘Bleed 4 You’, which is the third single off their upcoming ‘A Quiet Place to Die’.
Sabian Lynch (Guitar) says on the track:
“This song is a little out of our comfort zone but upon completion we feel we created something special. We’re not a band who wants to stick solely to one sound, we have a wide variety of influences and we want each song to stand up on its own.
We initially had written pages of lyrics for this song. It seems most people have a story of meeting the exact right person at the exact wrong time, so there was no short supply of input. However the further we delved into the song, the more apparent it came that we didn’t need pages of lyrics, just a handful of the right words. Originally the track was a lot heavier, which shouldn’t come as a surprise, but once we had the lyrical theme in mind we revisited the song and it evolved into something none of us expected.”
Heading to the British waters for a bit of Punk this time in the form of Milk Teeth.
‘Sharks’ is off their recently released self-titled record where this video sees their fans assist in some clips.
“The video for ‘Sharks’ was put together to show fans and friends having fun during lockdown,” Becky explains. “It’s been a really weird few months globally and incredibly isolating for many, the aim of the video was to bring the music community together while we aren’t able be together in person. The submissions brought a lot of joy – a huge thank you to those who took part. Sharks is lyrically a very dark song juxtaposed against a catchy melody and tempo.
“Originally written on the piano, it’s about when I was being bullied for almost 2 years after a bad breakup and having to stay strong and determined even though I was getting swarmed by “sharks”. The “I need you like the air that I breathe” symbolises the unhealthy connection I had to the person involved – they were being abusive but I’d still feel like I needed them and their approval no matter how badly I was treated.
“The last verse is about how resilience is so important and that they may have left me vulnerable and metaphorically “exposed “ but that I wouldn’t be made to disappear until my bones have rusted out (resilience) and that even the wear and tear wouldn’t beat me.”
Keeping the next pick on British soil, Norwich’s Other Half released their debut record, ‘Big Twenty’ out into the world via Venn Records on the 21st August 2020.
Before that happened however, they dropped ‘Sameness Without End’ into the world for everyone to enjoy.
On the video, the band say:
“As nice as it’s been making all our previous videos ourselves, it’s pretty hard to get us all playing together when Sophie has to be stood behind the camera the whole time. I think we operate at our best when we’re actually making a din together, so we asked our friend Tom from Road Mutant to make us a video where we do just that.
We recorded the video at Sick Room, the studio where we recorded ‘Big Twenty’. Owen who runs Sick Room was such an important part of making the record so it was nice to come back and spend some quality time at the studio playing the same song over and over again in 33 degree heat.”
Now, in much anticipation of their upcoming record, ‘Ohmns’, Deftones have the title track in music video for for up. This is the first offering for us in four years since the release of their record ‘Gore’.
Moving onto the German progessive metal band The Ocean. they have a video for the track, ‘Oilgocene’ which is set to come on their upcoming record, ‘Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic’.
The video was filmed by Loïc Rossetti (Vocals) and David Åhfeldt (Guitar) and Robin Staps (Guitar) , the video was shot in the Aragats mountains in Armenia during one of their tours last summer.
On the video Staps says:
“We found this place by accident: the dilapidated ruins of a soviet observatory & research station for cosmic radiation. The building itself looked like a spaceship that had crash-landed up high in the mountains, but there were lots of interesting structures scattered across the landscape: concrete cubes, underground tunnels, rusted machinery, fallen power poles and watchtowers. It all looked like taken straight out of Andrej Tarkovsky’s ‘Stalker’ movie.”
Heading over to Little Rock, Arkansas for our next pick in the quartet Pallbearer for the video of ‘Rite Of Passage’, the second single off their upcoming record, ‘Forgotten Days’.
Joseph Rowland (Bass) says:
“‘Rite Of Passage’ is both a reflection and a confessional. The toll that loss has taken on my life often finds ways to remind me that I may never feel whole, and the song’s purpose is to express and embody that emptiness. It felt totally appropriate to wrap it in reimagined trappings of our earliest doom-leaning material.”
Vegas anyone? That’s the destination of the Post-Hardcore Amarionette whom have the video for their title – track off their latest record, ‘Sunset On This Generation’.
How about a Philadelphia band?
The up and coming group Neverkept have a new single out in the world titled as ‘Sundown Somehow’ alongside the accompanying video.
It’s uncertain if the track is a stand along single or if it’ll be part of a larger EP or Record.
The band explain:
“We wanted to write something that would sound like the ups and downs you face in recovery or struggles in any capacity, for that matter, through the sound of pissed off guitars, room rocking drums, and intimate vocals.”
Toning things down slightly, we have the Chicago Singer/Songwriter Into It. Over It with the new track and accompanying video for ‘We Prefer Indoors’.
This is off the upcoming fourth record, ‘Figure’ set to be released via Big Scary Monsters / Triple Crown Records which will be the follow up to the 2016 effort, ‘Standards’.
And lastly we have the ever incredible Normandie, which is one of the EU’s best exports as well as their home country of Sweden.
They have for us ‘Jericho’ which is the bands first new music in two years since the release of their record, ‘White Flag’.
We all have our secrets. Whether we’re ready to face them or not, each and every one of us has something buried deep down inside that we desperately keep hidden away from the prying, judging eyes of the rest of the world. But sometimes those secrets become so powerful that they can no longer stay buried, festering and gnawing at our souls so much that they can stop us from living life to the fullest. He didn’t realise it until recently, but singer Philip Strand was harbouring one such secret for the longest time.
“When we first wrote Jericho I was actually singing about something else,” he begins. “It was originally about a relationship where the other person was very cold hearted and they didn’t really give away any emotions but it became increasingly clear that something else was driving the song.”
“Writing became like a therapy session for me, all of a sudden,” he explains, “I felt like there was something deeper I wanted to touch on. I wanted to touch base and just really go into this emotion. Something was driving me down there, into myself. So I made a conscious decision to write about my personal experiences for the first time. I felt like it was time. I went back and I switched some words around so that the entire meaning of the song shifted. It’s became about breaking down the old to give way and form something completely new…”
And that’s it for another week of the music video countdown. 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!
Thousand Below have announced the details of their upcoming ‘Let Go Of Your Love’, EP which will see the band rework and reimagine tracks from last year’s ‘Gone In Your Wake’, set to be released On August 21st 2020 via Rise Records.
On the announcement, the band have said the following on the premise of the release:
“We had the idea to do an acoustic/remix EP for a while, and with everyone stuck in lockdown, it seemed like the perfect time to do it.
“We all recorded our parts at home in San Diego, and got our good friend Sumner from the band Dead Lakes to add a new spin on the remix of ‘chemical.’ We liked the idea of doing a couple songs that were just acoustic guitar and singing, and a couple that were fully electronic to explore that side of the sound we added on Gone In Your Wake.”
Check out the Album Art, Tracklisting, Streaming of ‘Let Go Of Your Love’ and Pre-Order options below.
01. let go of your love 02. chemical (Featuring Sumner Peterson of Dead Lakes) 03. alone (out of my head) 04. 171 xo 05. lost between
On ‘Let Go Of Your Love’, the band have commented:
“‘let go of your love’ is about the need to move on from someone who was once the most important person in your life, but won’t be part of your future.
“It’s easy to get caught up in remembering the good parts of a relationship and preventing yourself from moving on.”
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!
It’s that time again! It’s time for another music video roundup! The list of music videos extends from all over the world of rock and we’ll get going with Thousand Below’s new video from their record’s atmospheric track The Love You Let Too Close.
Wage War are being heralded as the future of metalcore. their 2017 record, ‘Deadweight’ was out of this world and now they’ve recently premiered their latest video for ‘Gravity’.
Sticking with music from latest records, we’re going to the legends known as Papa Roach and is you know them, they’re known for crazy music videos. This next one is off the band’s record ‘Crooked Teeth’ and the track in question? None Of The Above.
Tour videos are always fun. Mix it with Pop-Punk and you’ve got a great video! this is just what Aussie up and comers Stand Atlantic are doing right now in their new video for Chemicals. You can see live footage, sightseeing and more on this fantastic video.
Currently venturing into a career outside of Korn, frontman Johnathan Davis dropped a new single, ‘Everyone’ as a taste in the record which has been a decade in the making!
Going a little alternative now, we go to the duo known as Now, Now for the next offering in music videos.
Moving to Rise Records and Sevendust with a particular entry to the list. It’s coming off their new record, ‘All I See Is War’ and this is the video for ‘Not Original’.
This video from the latest DCD2 act. They’re called L.I.F.T and they are being shepherded by non-other than Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz. This is the video for the track ‘Locked Up’.
And at the penultimate video for the post, we have another great video which is a little more alternative but it depends on everyone’s taste on this group. It’s This Wild Life and the video for ‘Hold You Here’.
And the last video of the day comes from the giants Dance Gavin Dance. It’s the first glimpse of what their newest record, ‘Artificial Selection’ will be when it’s released later this year but first, you have to check out this video (for what is the last in this list as well) for Midnight Crusade!
And that’s it for another round of music videos, always getting a good selection of them in the ten of the best. Be sure to check in next week for another ten of the best recent ones.
Oh yes! Plenty of loud vibes and good times here at the Riverside tonight. I headed up to Newcastle early to have a little catchup with a friend as well as hang about for something else which will be in a later post. The headliners on for the night were Dance Gavin Dance.For those who don’t know, they’re a six-member post-hardcore/experimental band from Sacramento, California. Their latest record ‘Mothership’ was released back in 2016.
From the outset, openers Thousand Below should’ve been a slam dunk on Tyneside, and they were. They gave a pretty solid set for their first time in the country and the huge riffs as well as ‘James DeBerg’ blaring vocals would send chills to anyone in attendance. I’mm just a little upset that more people weren’t down earlier for their set because though it’s not a perfected set, this supporting band are ones you just don’t get these days within the genre.
Veil of Maya on the other hand, gave so much energy I’m surprised the room didn’t burst. Members of the band, especially vocalist ‘Lukas Magyar’ was just reminiscent of a force of nature between tracks such as ‘Unbreakable’ or ‘Punisher’ because he just couldn’t stand still. Given the size of the stage, how could he not? Regardless, it seems as if there was plenty to keep fans both old and new at bay for the moment and they feed of the energy of the room before what is to come.
Moving onto Dance Gavin Dance, we have to give them credit because this is possibly one of the most fun sets I’ve seen in a while. The instrumentalism of the group coupled with the dual vocals is next level for the audience in a live context. What’s most interesting is the transition of the two between ‘Tilian Pearson’ & ‘Jon Mess’ (Dance Gavin Dance’s vocalists) as it’s almost unexpected where it’s encapsulates what the band are all about doing in their music moving forward, which is what anyone band would wish to do especially when you have longevity in mind; making music and having fun with your friends.
Overall though, this is possibly the hardest gig I’ve been to, musically when I say that. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve been impressed by a group of musicians such as that in a while and that does say something about the whole rock sub-genres as a whole because on one hand bands always release new exciting material to the world but then you think how would this add to their live setting? Is it incorporated right? On some occasions, this doesn’t happen as well as it does but for Dance Gavin Dance it’s done in a way which just shows they are in unison of both the past and present and with their next record possibly on the way soon, they will be able to add to what was seen tonight.
San Diego rockers Thousand Below have now officially announced their debut album after putting out tracks since the beginning of the year. The record, ‘The Love You Let Too Close’ is set to be released October 6th via Rise Records.
Here’s a taste of what’s to come from their track, ‘No Place Like You’, which is track 10 on the upcoming record.
Hey there. Time for another round of incredible new music videos from your favourite bands.
First up is Pvris and their amazing new track ‘What’s Wrong’.
This premiered on BBC Radio 1 last night during Annie Mac’s show and people went insane. The track is now available to buy on Itunes with the pre-order for their anticipated new album; All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’.
Here’s the video.
Next is Green Day, and their track ‘Revolution Radio’.
The video features footage of their classic days as well as the band performing now.
Moving on, Thousand Below have released their second ever song as a band; ‘Sinking Me’.
Beartooth have released a new live video for ‘King Of Anything’.
This was filmed at their hometown show in Columbus, Ohio which can be viewed below.
Next, Pop-Punk protegee’s With Confience have released a new video for ‘Archers’. It shows life on the road for the band as well as footage from one of their shows.
More from legends, this time is Placebo ‘Life’s What You Make It’. This goes with their cover of the track by Talk Talk.
Now, this band have just played download festival but the rising Swedish Rockers Normandie have released a video for their new single, ‘Ghost’.
And lastly, Boston Manor have unveiled a trippy new video for ‘Cu’, which comes from the bands debut album, ‘Be Nothing’.