Weymouth punk band Weatherstate have today shared a brand new music video for their latest single ‘Headstone.’ It’s a contemplative punk track, and marks the latest from Weatherstate’s forthcoming album ‘Never Better’, set to be released 11 February 11, 2022 viaRude Records. For more information or to pre-order ‘Never Better’, visit: www.weatherstate.co.uk.
“Probably the second softest song on the record, and not being as morbid as the name might suggest, ‘Headstone’ is about trying to make something out of ourselves in the time we have here,” the band share. “It’s okay to go through periods of life unhappy and that’s what makes the good bits all the better. ‘Catch me I don’t want to come down’ specifically relates to friends being around when you need a safety net, and how important it is to have the support network that can get you through those monotonous times. We’re only around here for so long, and that’s the way it is, we shouldn’t beat ourselves up too much, and it’s completely okay to sometimes just roll with the punches.”
Weatherstate have risen to the challenges that COVID has posed and, whilst the pandemic threw a bit of a spanner in the works, the band have been working with Four Year Strong’s Alan Day to produce new songs with them, albeit remotely. “I feel Alan really taught us a lot about how to approach a song and see the potential in having an open mind on songwriting,” enthuses Callan about the process and connection. “We really wanted to level up and evolve as a band. He’s a super talented dude and has great vision in the potential of new music.”
“It goes without saying but doing everything remotely has been a massive challenge and an interesting obstacle to overcome,” continues Callan. “Especially for us, as we have been pretty traditionalist when it comes to writing. I feel we handled it in the best way we could, considering the international side of things too. With pre-production, we had to have some late nights because of the time-zone differences. Neil Kennedy at The Ranch really nailed the engineering and Alan smashed the mix over in the States. All I can say is that you can work miracles over Zoom these days.”
Check out the video for ‘Headstone’ below or you can stream it via your preferred streaming service.
Pre-orders for the bands new record, ‘Never Better’ out 11th February via Rude Records can be made via the following link.
Weatherstate have announced that their second album ‘Never Better’ will be released 11 February via Rude Records. This will be the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Born A Cynic’, ‘Never Better’ is a timely commentary, stemming from a place of monotony, helplessness, and apathy to the state of the world around us.
On the upcoming record, vocalist and guitarist Harry Hoskins: “The record reaches out to different feelings that many of us have experienced over the last few years, from a state of mind that is pessimistic when faced with the question “will things ever improve?””
In addition to the announcement, the Weymouth punks have released another single alongside the announcement. ‘Panic Attack’summarises the feeling of anxiety you get after snapping yourself out of the bubble of living a life on autopilot.
Guitarist Callan Milward says: “Living week by week with the exact same routine can grind you down even though it can also feel like the safest and/or easiest option at the time. Breaking the mould and expanding your horizons is so important to grow and reach your full potential, but it’s easier said than done. I can sympathise with anyone who sticks with their home comforts as a way of getting by. Sometimes getting stuck in your own head and overthinking how you need to change things up can be half the battle, so sometimes you’ve got to just take it easy on yourself.”
Check out the Tracklisting and stream ‘Panic Attack’ below
1.Low 2. Hangar 3. Normality 4. Panic Attack 5. Here In My Hell 6. Pity Lines 7. Down 8. Current Dose 9. Headstone 10. Never Getting Better 11. Dead Space
You can Pre-Save the record via the following link.
After their signing to Rude Records at the end of 2020, Weatherstate have released their first track on the label they’ll now call home.
‘Hangar’was produced remotely by Four Year Strong’s Alan Day.
There’s some massive Pop-Punk hooks in their and some great vocals in the new track and it’s a brand new chapter for the band.
This is the first release of new music from the band since the release of their 2019 full length record, ‘Born A Cynic’.
The band says on the track:
“The track is about a phone call to a friend last summer, about how f*cked everything is. Growing numb and bitter towards everything and everyone, but also learning to find peace within our own individual coping mechanisms. Understanding that sometimes a crutch is needed to stay sane, whether that be self-destructive, or progressive through the helping hand of a friend.”
“It goes without saying but doing everything remotely has been a massive challenge and an interesting obstacle to overcome,” admits guitarist Callan Milward. “Especially for us, as we have been pretty traditionalist when it comes to writing. I feel we handled it in the best way we could, considering the international side of things too. With pre-production, we had to have some late nights because of the time-zone differences. Neil Kennedy at The Ranch really nailed the engineering and Alan smashed the mix over in the States. All I can say is that you can work miracles over Zoom these days.”