Hey everyone, apologies there wasn’t any roundup post the other, things have just gotten away from me this week and I’ve just lost track of so many things here. But now, we’re back to normal
So, what’s going on? If you’re new to the roundup we detail five new tracks that have been released in the world recently for your ears to devour! 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 are the Chelmsford powerhouse five piece Tigress. ‘Choke’ is their first cut of material since their track, ‘Teardrop’ from last year.
Recorded and produced at Black Bay Studio by GRAMMY award-winning engineer Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters, Black Peaks, Everything Everything).
Vocalist Katy Jackson had this to say of the track.
“Our new track is about living in the Information Age. It’s about having this information constantly shoved down your throat until you choke. Sometimes it’s too much, it’s like a cloud of smog choking your brain. There are so many opinions, videos, adverts, flavours of the week… I don’t even know if I have a single original thought of my own anymore. The video represents the ugly truth of consumerism and how its hijacked today’s technology to dehumanise the modern population.”
Moving into the American wave of bands now, we have the Pop-Rockers Grayscale with ‘Diamond’, which is their first track of fresh material since the release of their record, ‘Nella Vita’ in 2019.
Collin Wash (Vocals) says:
“It’s a song about that “damn, everything feels so good right now, I’m just going to ride this wave before it crashes again” feeling. Through struggle comes growth; I’ve had quite a lot of both the last few years. ‘Diamond’ is about conquering that feeling of hopelessness that comes through you, and just accepting that that’s part of being human. It’s all about enjoying the highs and taking the lows as they both inevitably come along.”
Now we have a duo you might not have heard of but that’s the beauty of these lists we make here at Almost Anything Media, you never know what might be coming here right now.
KidEyes, alternative pop rock duo from Los Angeles, shines light directly into a dark modern world with humble hooks, richly warm guitar melodies, shiny synths, and rock steady grooves. The duo, Greg Cahn and Ben Epand, communicate their music as honest pop through a lens of everlasting youth and optimism.
Their newest single “Don’t Hold Back,” out now, delivers an urgent message of hope and not wasting another breath. Cahn explains, “Given the weight of the world right now, music can certainly heal, and as artists, this song is our way to help do just that.” The track is the kickoff to their upcoming EP, slated for Spring 2021.
To coincide with the theme of the new single, the duo has launched the 20- day #DontHoldBackChallenge on Instagram and TikTok. In keeping with the theme of the song, which is about not holding back and doing something normally out of your comfort zone, each day one of the guys will post a video telling a story either about who they’re grateful for or of something they’re grateful they didn’t hold back on doing. KidEyes is urging fans to follow along and tell the world something they are grateful for.
*Share a moment of gratitude or share a specific grateful experience. It can be about anything, a person, place, experience, etc.
*Tag person/people you experienced it with in your post.
*Videos should be under 1:00 minute
The band says, “We want this to be fun, and we encourage you to join us! We all could use a jolt of positive energy! Sending everyone good, healthy and positive vibes. The time is now: DONT HOLD BACK. : )
Check out ‘Don’t Hold Back’ below.
Now, heading back over to Manchester for the amazing Pop-Rock quartet Hot Milk. I have to say I personally love this band so much. They’ve had one EP and a few singles, toured with the Foo Fighters, played Slam Dunk and done so much as a band and when they release the aforementioned singles, you just want so much more.
And with that, their latest track, ‘Glass Spiders’ is just adding to their repertoire and will just be so pwerful when gigs do return.
On the new release, Hannah Mee (Vocals) says:
“Do you have those delicate invasive invisible thoughts that crawl inside your head, that whisper and tell you keep punishing yourself, that tell you you’re not good enough and that you deserve nothing? Those are glass spiders. They come in droves and they consume you. This song is about being at rock bottom, about giving everything you are until you have nothing left and succumbing to putting bad chemicals into your body just for the sake of wanting to feel something new”.
And lastly this week, While She Sleeps have announced their return. There’s going to be a UK Tour, a new record titled as ‘Sleeps Society’ and their latest track is the title track from that record!
The band also announced a new subscription scheme called Sleeps Spcoety via Patreon where fans can subscribe where they will have access to exclusive perks such as Secret Shows, Merchendise, Early acess to tickets and more.
Check out their track which is the final on this week’s roundup, ‘Sleeps Society’s Below.
And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best new tracks 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!
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
Deaf Havana Hot Milk
Saturday 16th May 2020
As It Is
The Dangerous Summer
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.
You know what it’s time for! Another music video roundup! It’s where I look for ten of the latest and great music videos out there ranging from every array of the Rock genre for your viewing pleasure. First up is Oh, Weatherly’s ‘Here Tonight’. This is a track off their upcoming record, ‘Lips Like Oxygen’ out July 27th on Hopeless Records.
Next up is a live video to change things up a touch! It’s from While She Sleeps for Silence Speaks which was filmed at St Pancras Old Church which is off their upcoming ‘You Are We Special Edition’ due for release on July 20th.
Next up is Luke Rainsford. He’s a lad that’s on a high at the moment, having just played Slam Dunk festival and looking ahead to next month, will be making appearances at 2000 Trees and Fat Lip festival in Bristol. ‘Looking For You Ghost’ is off his EP, ‘I Just Don’t Deserve To Be Loved’ which is out now.
Moving on, we have Post-Hardcore group Dance Gavin Dance. They’re continuing their promotion for their new record in the form of their eighth album ‘Artifical Selection’ which is out today via Rise Records! This video is for their track ‘Care’.
Moving to something more brutal in the form of Bury Tomorrow. They’re gearing up for their new record, ‘Black Flame’ which is out on Jul13th via Music For Nations’.Check out their dark video for the track, ‘Knife Of Gold’.
And now something which is drenched in red. This is Mapyine’s new video for ‘Give’ which is being self-released by the band on July 6th.
Moving to the post-metal genre is Mountaineer. They’ve recently released their video for ‘Hymnal: PAssage III’ which is from their upcoming release on June 29th for their second album, ‘Passages’.
Everyone seems to have a new record out within the next twelve months, not that I’m complaining. This next video comes from Bullet for My Valentine. The Welsh giant’s new record, ‘Gravity’ is out on June 29th and this track is called ‘Letting You Go’.
It looks like Tigress have gotten themselves into a sticky situation. The Exxex based band have recently dropped their new EP, ‘Who Cares’ and the band have unveiled a video to accompany its lead single, ‘Hangman’.
And now for the last video for this week’s list is from Cane Hill. They’ve recently shared a creepy video to accompany ‘It Follows’, the latest track off their latest record, ‘Too Far Gone’ which features some horror-esque style to match the track.
And that’s it for another round of music videos. Check back next week to see what will be on another countdown for your viewing pleasure.