Twenty One Pilots have announced some huge headlining dates to come in 2022 where the dabbed ‘Takeover Tour’ is set to visit loads of cities where the band will be playing London next year!
On the announcement Josh Dun had the following to say:
“Wow. We’re playing shows again. I couldn’t visualize taking another break like we did before Trench, but then we were forced to. Live shows coming back is something I think we’ve all really been waiting for, and we can’t wait to see you again soon.”
Twenty One Pilots are back! The Ohio duo which consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have dropped a brand new single as well as announcing the details of their upcoming sixth record and lastly revealing the details of a global livestream event.
The upcoming record, ‘Scaled And Icy’ is due to be released May 21st 2021 via Fueled By Ramen. As with their 2018 release of ‘Trench’, the full length record was written and ‘largely’ produced by Tyler, with Los Angeles-based Josh sending his drum material virtually throughout the pandemic.
Ahead of the release, the release of the upcoming record, the band have released the track ‘Shy Away’, the lead single of the release.
And the details?
Here’s the Cover Art and Tracklisting.
1. Good Day 2. Choker 3. Shy Away 4. The Outside 5. Saturday 6. Never Take It 7. Mulberry Street 8. Formidable 9. Bounce Man 10. No Chances 11. Redecorate
twenty one pilots’ global livestream event happens on the same day as Scaled And Icy’s album release, broadcasting on May 21 from 8pm ET / 1am BST. It will “mark the live debut of new material from Scaled And Icy”, as well as featuring plenty of career-spanning hits.
Okay, I was reading some different news stories this morning when I came across one I knew I had to share. Brace, yourselves, this is both amazing and hilarious.
Machine Gun Kelly has recently shared in a chat with Alternative Press that he first met Twenty One Pilots whilst he was “peeing in a trash can” at one of his shows.
MGK was talking in a discussion with Chris Webby and Pete Davidson on a live-streamed show in celebration of 4/20 when he told the story.
“You know what’s funny, I actually did this. The first time I ever met Twenty One Pilots was peeing in a trash can during a show,” he remembered
“The guy comes up to me and he like comes up and we exchanged some tense words and shit where he was like, ‘I’m coming for your spot’ back when [Twenty One Pilots] were opening for us or whatever. I just remember pissing in a trash can and I was like, ‘Fuck this guy’ [laughs].”
He added: “We’re both from Ohio and long story short, years later we saw each other at the top and see each other at house parties and it’s all good times.”
This has to be one of the best stories that I have ever heard in my life.
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 newcomers Like Giants. They’ve recently announced their debut UP, ‘Sovereign’ where frontman Daniel Kai has said:
“We wanted to create something that infused elements of bands that we have all separately taken influence from, with heavy breakdowns that will excite fans of heavier music, but the jumpy pop punk rhythms and melodies that will excite fans of bands like Neck Deep, State Champs and the like, with lyrics that everyone who listens can relate to, talking about issues that most people will experience in their day to day lives.”
Their lead single for the EP, ‘Cut And Run’ can be viewed below.
Switching things up to a more well known band, Bring Me The Horizon have recently released a video which features a montage of live shots, animated clips and anime! Yes, anime! Here’s ‘sugar honey ice & tea.
Ahead of their headlining stance over at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals, Twenty One Pilots have dropped a video for their track, ‘The Hype’, which they filmed over the weekend of their hometowns show in Columbus, Ohio. Want to know what to expect? Check out their video below.
Next on the list, we’re heading across the pond to Essex for InMe. They’ve recently beefed up their line-up to a quintet as they’ve released, ‘The Next Song’.
On the track, frontman Dave Mcpherson has commented on its lyrical concept.
“This is a song about constantly singing about someone to the point of mental excess, and promising that the next song is going to be the last one I write about that person. The guys ran with this from the demo I made and painted their melodies all over it to make a much bigger sound, a big anthem that’s also quite heavy in its own way. ‘The Next Song’ is pop catharsis for me.”
Check out ‘The Next Song’ below.
Going to Kentucky for the next five-piece band in the form of White Reaper. This is another band who’s also at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals but they give the fans just what they want. Check out ‘Real Long Time’ below.
Moving to the rising rockers Black Futures who’s released a new video for ‘Body & Soul’, which is set to be on their soon to be released record, ‘Never Not Nothing’
On the track, the band have said:
“‘Body & Soul’ is a simple, singular expression. We are all the same cocktail of matter squished together to form a body. A vessel for experience and feelings. It’s time to free yourself from the shackles of conformity.
Drain your brain of hyper capitalist smug and become steward of all life! An empathy machine! Humans; the protectors of existence! Gather as a mass of humanity and have an apocalypse prevention party! Giving the meaningless meaning! I am you and you are me! Make Weird & Live Free!
Or summink like that! At least that’s what Joe Strummer told me in my dreams.”
Have we had any more bands from Scotland on the list apart from Woes lately? Now we do! Neshiima have got a lead single off their upcoming ‘Green’ EP! This will be the final instalment of their EP trilogy series.
Liam Hesslewood (Vocals) has said:
“This song was a tough one to write, as the theme is suicide prevention. The main hook outlines negative emotions that can trigger the need to take life into our own hands. The verses reflect on those that we are willing to let go, to see if they return to us or not.
It’s a plea to those in need to recognise that sometimes the dark clouds aren’t permanent. There is always a better way. It addresses the fact that numbing out the world through isolation only makes the situation worse.
With both this song and its video, we’re trying to show that we all need each other. The grass may not always be greener on the other side, but you must nurture what you have and learn to grow in your own way with the support of others… and by being a support to them.”
Everyone knows about Twilight right? The vampire film that’s not really scary or very vampyric in any way? Christina Perri had a song on one of the films (I have no idea which one, because I ‘ve never seen any of them).
Now though, New Found Glory have covered the track where they have not only recorded a cover, they’ve made a video for the track!
Everyone who is a Korn fan! I know I’ve kept you waiting until the final two videos here but the wait is worth it. This video isn’t your usual video as well, it’s a very trippy visualiser so there’s something different in this weeks list as well!
Check out ‘Cold’ below.
And for the final selection of this weeks Music Video Roundup, this has to be my favourite video this year. It’s silly, weird but fantastic! Alex Gaskath has a directors credit now for Simple Creatures latest video and what does the latest music video for his side project with Mark Hoppus contain? Sock Puppets! Just watch this video to believe it.
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.
Twenty-One Pilots just hit a major milestone in their career as ‘Truce’ has turned gold.
This may not seem like much but alongside their 2013 record ‘Vessel’ which ‘Truce’ is included in alongside their 2015 release in ‘Blurryface’ that means all the tracks off the records are certified Gold or Platinum.
This means that Twenty One Pilots are the first act in history to ever do this.
Frontman Tyler Joseph posted a short video message to his Instagram for the occasion, sharing:
“Thanks for listening to our music guys. You’re obviously the reasons we get any accolade, or acknowledgement. And even though we don’t talk about it very often, I realise now that it’s important for you to know that I’m proud of you.”
The cuddly creature who appeared in the latest music video for Twenty One Pilots video for ‘Chlorine’ Since the video dropped a few weeks ago, the character has gained a following, but there’s been some speculation about what this creature is.
In an Interview earlier this week with VK Video, Tyler Joseph elaborated that:
“Ned is a very important person to us. He’s been a friend of ours for a while, we’re now just introducing him to the world and our fans have adopted him and made him their own. That was really cool to see. Ned really does represent a lot of things but specifically, I guess you would say… it really represents this idea of creativity and trying to take care of it and trying to please it, or appease it.”
For the full interview, you can view it right below here.
It’s time for a new roundup. If you’re new to the posts this is how it goes down. I look for the best ten videos of the last week (or so) and compile ten of the best for your viewing pleasure.
First up are Swallow The Sun. They’ve just released their new record, ‘When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light’ and this video was their final release just before the record dropped. Here’s the video for ‘Firelights’.
Second on this weeks list are Long Beach’s Half Alive. Their breakthrough video has racked up over 13 Million views to date since its upload and now they have something new for everyone which will mark their first piece of new music since the release of their EP last year. Check out Arrow below.
Time to change things up for a live video. The next video is from none other than Enter Shikari. It’s off from ‘Take To The Skies. Live In Moscow (Bootleg Series Vol. 9). This set was recorded live in Russia in front of over 6000 fans at Moscow’s Adrenaline Stadium on the 2017 ‘Take To The Skies’ 10th-anniversary tour. Check out ‘Return To Energiser’ below.
Moving to America, this next video is from post-rockers, ‘The End Of The Ocean. This is coming from their first record in over five years (eight to be exact) which is off ‘-aire’ and comes in the form of the track, ‘Desire.
We’re changing things up again, for a Lyric video this time. Aussie metalcore favourite’s Parkway Drive have a new track in the form of ‘Shadow Boxing’ which just shows a gloomy and dark version for this track. It’s off their latest record, ‘Reverence’ which was released in May 2018.
We’re keeping things going with American Football. They’ve teamed up with Paramore’s Hayley Williams on a track from their upcoming self-titled record which is titled as ‘Uncomfortably Numb’.
Time for a little more hardcore in the form of Wars. They’ve just released their new EP ‘As Within /// So Without’ last week, but they had a final treat for fans before the release of it. The EP acts as a buffer between their debut full-length ‘We Are Islands, After All’ and their sophomore follow-up, which will drop later this year.
Check out ‘Scorn And Fidelity’ below.
Odds are you’ve seen this next track, or heard about it in some way shape or form. After a few teases from the band known as Twenty One Pilots, the band released the video for their next entry in ‘Trench’. Fun fact though, this doesn’t follow the ‘Trench’ narratives established in previous videos.
Check out ‘Chlorine’ below.
With the news that a new record called ‘Eternal Forward Motion’ is on the way from Woking’s hard-hitting and hard-working Employed To Serve, they have a new single and video ready to go in the form of ‘Force Fed’ which you can view below.
And lastly, we have singer/songwriter from Chester, ladies and gentlemen Lizzy Farrall. At the time of writing, I’m not sure if this is a stand-alone track or something which will be a part of a future EP but nevertheless, its a pretty great track for her. Check out the video for ‘Barbados’ below.
You can stream and check out the video below.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundups. For another ten of the best don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM.