Singles Roundup 08/05/20

Hello everyone and welcome back! It’s time for another week of the best singles that have recently been released, all in good order of epicness. I’ve tried to make sure that none of these overlap with the Music Videos Roundup post which should have gone live in addition to this post as well so when you’re done be sure to head over to have a read of that!

Let’s get started

First up this week we have the South Coast UK Pop-Punkers The Bottom Line who’ve shared their new track, ‘Youth’ which brings an end to the band’s ‘No Vacation’ era.

On the track, Cal Amies, the band’s frontman has said:

“‘Youth’ is a song I wrote a long time ago, it’s about the realisation that I ruined a lot of my younger years as a kid due to letting things get to me way too easily. I was a moody teenager and it wasn’t until later in life I realised… the idea of swearing this much in a song wasn’t really intentional, in fact I never really find that dropping the F-bomb adds much effect. When I ghosted the lyrics for ‘Youth’ it just kind of came out like this due to frustration but I think it really portrays the meaning well as a result so we kept it. This was the last song we recorded with Romesh (Dodangoda) at Longwave Studios on the ‘No Vacation’ session. It was actually due to be the last track on the record but we decided it didn’t flow with the rest of the album, so we left it as a stand-alone track. This is the last track we will be releasing from the ‘No Vacation’ cycle, I’m excited for what’s to come next!”


Keeping things British for another track, we have alternative troupe The Hunna with ‘Dark Times’, which is the latest single off their upcoming record, ‘I’d Rather Die Than Let You’.

On the message of the track which is becoming quite relevant in the current times, the band have said:

“This song is about feeling overwhelmed with the dark and evil acts that we hear about & experience all over the world. It’s about feeling bewildered and helpless in these moments, ever more so now in these current times facing a force we never have before, having to self-isolate without connection to family and loved ones, and although feeling alone or helpless, finding power and resilience together as the world unites to survive and wait for the light that will come.”


Now moving into the heavy side of things, we have the hard-hitting and very enjoyable debut track from the side project of Employed to Serve and Renounced, Glorious. ‘Unashamed’ is the track in question which is off their upcoming debut EP of the same name. I can see the pits coming alive right now.


Heading into Veil Of Maya now with their ranging track, ‘Outsider’, which is expected to feature on their follow up record to their 2017 effort, ‘False Idol’ in a trippy and dizzy new video.


And lastly, on this weeks singles list we have the ever so graceful, Within Temptation. This is just a year on from their record, ‘Resist’ and their brand new track, ‘Entertain You’ was released today!

On the track vocalist Sharon Den Adel has said:

“Both in the music industry and the world around us, we see so many things changing and that inspires us creatively. We have always been a band that embraces change and this song shows that more than ever, both musically and lyric-wise. For many of our fans, the song will be a shocker.”

In addition the timing of ‘Entertain You’ is massive, with the bands co-headlining tour with Evanescence set to happen in September 2020, fans can expect to hear some new music and enjoy it even more!

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 week for another round of great singles. 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!

Live Review: Dance Gavin Dance @ Riverside, Newcastle

Riverside, Newcastle. 05-03-18

Support: Thousand Below, Veil of Maya

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.

Rating: 7/10


Thousand Below


Veil of Maya


Dance Gavin Dance

Dance Gavin Dance And Veil Of Maya Announce Tour

Co-headline tour announcement! Dance Gavin Dance and Veil of Maya are coming to the UK shores.

Here’s where they’re hitting up.


3rd – Birmingham Asylum

4th – Bristol Marble Factory

5th – Newcastle Riverside

6th – Glasgow Garage

7th – Manchester Academy II

8th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms

9th – London Islington Academy


Music Video’s 6/10/17


You know what it’s time for! Another music video post!

Let’s dive straight in, first up is Glasgow based band Divides who are hard at work working on new material. That still doesn’t mean they don’t have time in between for a new music video. Here’s Catalyst.


Switching immediately to a live video for their new track Drugs & Money. This is Chase Atlantic’s new track which comes from their self-titled record which dropped today!


Now let’s move to the Rock-Pop genre for Echosmith. They’ve has to push a few things back to make room for their new material but it’s worth it. Check out Get Into My Car. below.


Next up is Have Mercy who have a belter of a track on their hands. You don’t believe me? Then watch their video for Reaper below.


Shifting the focus to the next video, here are Movements with Colorblind. This comes from the band’s upcoming record, ‘Feel Something’ which is set to drop October 20th via Fearless Records.


Going a touch heavier for the next video, this is Veil Of Maya for a track taken off their forthcoming record, ‘False Idol’, released in two weeks time (October 20th) via Sumerian records. Check out Doublespeak below.


Keeping things on the heavy side of the spectrum comes from Code Orange’s particularly new disturbing video for ‘The Mud’. This is off their latest record, ‘Forever’ which is out now via Roadrunner.


Sometimes videos like to follow bands playing shows on the road, some are okay but this one is brilliant! This can only be Obey The Brave’s new video as ‘Mad Season’ is unleashed to the world. This is the title track of their latest record which is out now via Epitaph.


Next, comes from a band that is currently on a mammoth of a tour with the like of Neck Deep and As It Is. This is the Scottish Pop-Punks Woes and their new track ‘Losing Time.


Now, this is the penultimate video on this weeks list and it comes from the band Sleep On It. This comes from their upcoming debut record, Overexposed which is set to be released November 3rd via Equal Vision Records. And if this track’s anything to go by, then the record will be a stunner! Check out Window below.


And here we’ve reached the last video of the week. This comes from hardcore Canadian’s Counterparts. They released their fifth record, ‘you’re Not You Anymore’ a few weeks ago and now here’s a video for Swim Beneath My Skin.


That’s it for this week, don’t forget to check back next Friday for another round of music videos! Until then, you have all these to feat your eyes upon.