We’re back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! 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 enough talk, let’s get down to things.
First up this week coincides with the recent release of her solo debut record, ‘Petals For Armor’, it can only be Hayley Williams. The track in question today is ‘Dead Horse’.
The video for ‘Dead Horse’ was directed by HalfNoise frontman and Paramore drummer, Zac Farro.
Next up we have the British Emo / Pop-Rock musician Luke Rainsford. He’s got a new cut in the form of ‘Tip Toe’, where the video complies fan-submitted content.
On the track, Luke has shared:
“‘Tip Toe’ is about the honeymoon stage of a relationship. I think sometimes with how the world is, it is easy to focus on how tough life can be, but there are the little moments of happiness to be found within the smallest of gestures. I wanted to reflect that in the video, having fans send in clips expressing themselves, their creativity and having fun. I think the world needs that right now.”
Now, moving across to Wales for the next pick this week, we have the Pop-Punk trio in Junior.
Over the next weeks, the band will be releasing a series of covers, including Boston, Thin Lizzy, Death Cab For Cutie, and Alkaline Trio. All covers have been self-produced by Matt Attard of JUNIOR.
Their new video accompanies the track, ‘Where And When’ which is off their full-length record, ‘Beautiful Life’.
Keeping in the realm of the Pop-Punk genre, Aussie rockers Stand Atlantic have released a brand new track this week, ‘Wavelength. This is the third track in their line of releases following on from their debut record, ‘Skinny Dipping.
Bonnie Fraser has said this about the track:
“We wanted to push the boundaries with ‘Wavelength’. The song itself is about pushing your own boundaries and trying to assimilate with someone. Sometimes communication is lost to a point where it feels like you are speaking different languages. Music is its own language and we wanted to challenge everything you thought you knew about Stand Atlantic. The entire record is no exception.”
Moving straight across the pond to Bournemouth for the alternative group Laika who have a new release which is also the bands first offering of new material this year with ‘Our Vices’.
How about some math-rock next? Yeah, you saw it Math Rock!
The Californian rockers Covet have a track which is the second offering from their upcoming record, ‘Technicolor’.
This also marks the first track to come from the band which features vocals and not entirely be instrumental.
Yvette Young (vocals) shares what the track, ‘Parachute’ means to her.
“This track, ‘Parachute’, is really special to me. I remember I wrote it basically in one sitting and immediately I heard that it needed lyrics. My whole rule for writing is to never rule anything out, as long as it serves the music… so here we are, at Covet’s first departure from being instrumental. The song is about taking a risk for yourself and stepping away from something or something that once made you feel safe, only to realise that you never needed any of it in the first place. We hope you enjoy it and that it uplifts you.”
We’re all over the places this week and our next stop? Ukraine. We’re going with Jinger and their release for ‘Noah’. This is the fifth single off their upcoming release, ‘Marco’.
On the track, Eugene Abdukhanov (bass) has said this on the track.
“Tatiana wrote ‘Noah’ from the point of view of what if he did not succeed in perpetuating life on Earth? Looks like we might find out sooner than we think! Times are scarier, tougher, and stranger than ever. Our/your livelihood and everything we know and cherish are on the verge being swept away by a storm like nothing we’ve faced before. Will we have our own modern day Ark? Will we manage to jump on board in time or has it already set sail? What will be left over after it’s all said and done? These questions are torturing all of us right now and the future is disturbingly uncertain. But we will survive and will get through this, like we did during so many dark times before. Together. Strong and revitalised with a much better understanding of what we are.”
Now for some pounding drummer, fantastic vocals and the best beats. This is Texans metallers Kingdom Collapse who reach new heights with ‘Uprise’.
Jonathan Norris on the track says:
“We’re excited to release the new single at this time with everything going on in the world. With what we’ve all endured globally with the recent pandemic, this is an anthem assuring the fact that we will not only recover but we will rise even stronger.”
Keeping in the same country for the penultimate band on this weeks list is Ded. They’re an Arizona outfit who’ve released ‘A Mannequin Idol (LUllaby)’ which is the latest single coming off of the band’s recently released EP, ‘Mannequin Eyes’.
On the track, Joe Cotela talked to ABC Audio.
“[The song is] kind of taking a shot at the music industry,” Cotela explains. “[It’s about] the way consumers consume, and questioning why they consume what they do, why they identify with certain things, [and] hopefully posing those questions for people to think about themselves.”
And lastly today we have the almighty Asking Alexandria.
The band released their latest record, ‘Like A Gouse On Fire’ today via Sumerian Records but earlier this week to hype up the release, they put together a video together during where they shot everyone individually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The track they released? ‘House On Fire’.
Check out the video below.
And that’s it for another week of the music video roundup! Be sure to check back next week for another look at the latest music video releases from the best bands around and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your new favourite band on that list.