Live Review – Slam Dunk Festival North 2022

Less than a year has passed since the previous iteration of Slam Dunk Festival and here we are for the third time at the Temple Newsam site since switching from the city centre where just about everything is bigger and better! The stages, the food, the acts, the sound etc. It feels truly amazing to be back without the fear of coughs, covid passes and everything else in-between that would stop us from attending!

Having grown up from my teenage years to university on a steady diet of Pop-Punk, Metalcore and tonnes of more music, it almost feels as if this is a dream today and it feels as if the gap between all the shows in the last few months has passed. Also, this has to be the most diverse lineup I’ve witnessed in a long long time!

Pinkshift

Over on their festival debut, the Baltimore based Pinkshift continue to win over some new faces to the band and I’ll say this, their energy levels didn’t drop by one bit at all. They sounded up to that point in the day, the best out of every single band on the day and they continue to win over every person that watched (including myself) especially with their recently released single ‘Nothing (in my head) which has you losing your mind over that soaring guitar.

Cassyette

Kicking off the heavier side of things is the always incredible, Cassyette, an artist who hasn’t gone unnoticed over the last year and has steadily put out a consistent repertoire of banger after banger. Her oozing her anthemic liveability has the early crowd being thoroughly entertained with her glam rock attitude with her added swagger though… she lives up to the hype.. Being a staple as one to watch could lead her to falter a but but with track such as ‘Sad Summer Girl’, it makes her pleasing to watch and hopefully in a few years time, we’ll see this artist head further up the festival bill.

Yours Truly

Rising Aussie favourites take to the Temple Newsam stage for the second time in as many days, previously on You Me At Six’s 10 Years Of Sin (Sinners Never Sleep Anniversary Shows) it’s clear that they’re fan favourites in the scene at the moment the way everyone’s bouncing on the stage to show that this is Yours Truly’s world, we’re just living in it and proof that they have only gotten better with time, refining their sound over the pandemic. Sadly though production monsters have struck during their set which do plague the performance on the occasion but that doesn’t make things unenjoyable, it makes us want to watch even more.

Meet Me At The Altar

Today there’s someone we’ve been wanting to watch for a while now but sadly their set is plagued by some technical difficulties, especially on their guitar early into their set. After some momentum from May The Odds Be In Your Favour, the sounds are a little disappointing in the rhythm of their set but around their ending, they do show some motivation at what they really can do to make them a good presence where hen they do make their UK return, these problems won’t bring them down, they’ll bring the carnage to their set.

Hot Milk

‘Lets show them how we do it in the north’. says Hannah Mee, leading the charge with Hot Milk as they reach some amazing heights with their Rock Scene stage performance. The band blast through some high octane tracks, the recently released ‘Bad Influence’ as well as their previous title track off EP, ‘I Just Wanna Know What Happens When I’m Dead’with every single piece of energy just dripping from the band, it’s very impressive to say the least. Hot Milk continue to go from strength to strength in the dynamic flow of their back catalogue of tracks and the atmosphere just raises things up ten times of what any band has accomplished so far today.

Magnolia Park

Another international debut, were the social media sensations, Magnolia Park. ’10 for 10′ became this full circle moment for everyone in the crowd because it was one of those songs that when you hear for the first time which has a poignant meaning and the standout on the day of the festival but made them all the more crushing and pleasing to watch. In all honesty they are ballsy to be covering ‘Sugar We’re Going Down’ (as is anyone who chooses to) and they nail it perfectly because of their modern electro-pop blend which fans have become accustomed to. The more I listen to Magnolia Park, the more interesting they become to me not only because they seem to be the future of what the genre has to offer but because when they inevitably make their Slam Dunk return, a bigger stage will be required.

Mod Sun

It’s been a while since the record ‘internet Killed The Rockstar’ dropped and he brought about a new age of Rock to our ears and when the tracks ‘Karma’, ‘Annoying’ and more hit, all you hear is the entire crowd chanting back and screaming the lyrics. What’s more is the amount of time Mod Sun interacts with the crowd, expressing how loved he feels to be there and the entire time, that love is reciprocated. Dedicating the set to his fiancé Avril Lavigne (and even a few rumours of the queen herself being there) the 2021 breakout single ‘Flames’ is one that possibly can be heard across the pond for what is a fantastic set for the first time appearance

Set It Off

It’s been three years since Set IT Off last played in the UK. Postponement after postponement meant that their latest upcoming tour has now been on the back burner for the last few years (thanks to COVID) and this is just the opening salvo of what is to expect when things come about in a few months time. Starting off with ‘Skeleton’ and ‘Projector’ it’s obvious that they’re clear fan favourites already and will continue to stay in their setlist for a good while but that doesn’t mean they won’t bust out their old hits such as ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’ as well as ‘Why Worry’, there’s more than enough charm to go around, especially with the bands colour coded outfits as well as a You’re Next style bunny mask for their touring guitar player.

As December Falls

Making their return to Slam Dunk Festival (with their previous appearance back in 2018) and after an impressive SOLD OUT headlining run of the UK, British Pop-Punk protégées As December Falls continued to impress with their lovely catalogue of tracks, especially their latest release of ‘Go Away’, we just want more and we will on their upcoming Autumn UK Tour later this year. With the entire set of crowd pleasing tunes fizzing with some personality, the sass manages to cook up more to get the crowd really going and hopefully they’re going to be firm favourites sooner rather than later.

Nova Twins

Now I Feel for Nova Twins, I really do. They’re at the end of the day just about to go on before main headliners Sum 41 but the more you watch from them, the more you’re just in their trance. With the crowd rather drained, the duo powerhouse get the crowd moving again and again to have them reignited to remind them just who the hell they’re watching. The annihilating Riffs and furious tracks make the most of their message and believe me when I say, nexttime they tour, get your butts to a show.

Sum 41

The final band to take to the stage, the kings of the festival today are sounding the absolute best from left to right all over the place, especially with a massive Red Devil looking ominously out into the crowd.

It feels so weird to be listening to tracks such as ‘The Hell Song’, ‘In Too Deep’ and ‘Fat Lip’ but I suppose that’s always the case of people you’ve been listening to for years. They’re always welcome with the favourites in their setlist where you hear the crowd collectively chanting back and a realisation comes to you, this is the community of the entire festival singing back. The setlist is culled from more nostalgia feels of the last 20+ years but they hold up time and time again.

Picking up in between the set, covers of riffs from The White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’ and Queens ‘We Will Rock You’ feel effortless from my standpoint. The band have always been capable of more, and the set provides it time and time again to bring Slam Dunk Festival 2022 to a triumphant end but if I may say, this is a crowd that wants more and they oozed up every last ounce of what was put out there today.

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Yours Truly Releases New Track, ‘Lights On’

Australian based band Yours Truly are back in their new their new era and we’re loving it! 

‘Lights On’, and is a slice of pop-rock fury, full of razor-sharp hooks and gritty story-telling with a music video to match the intensity the band brings to the table.

Vocalist Mikaila Delgado had this to say about the song:

‘Lights On’ is about challenging the way you view yourself and how much that is influenced by other people. Doing impulsive things to come off as adventurous and fun while you feel like you’re falling apart behind the scenes. I find it interesting when someone says “You’re not who I expected you to be” and when you sit with that for a while you start to think “what do I look like to others? Who am I to myself?” I figured out during this pandemic that being alone with your thoughts is where you truly begin to unpack who you are to your core,” she explains.

“I discovered that a lot of my identity is linked to being in this band. Naturally, it’s not a glamorous process, but it’s recognising that you can’t hide behind some story you made up to tell some stranger when you’re out drunk because the only person you are living with is yourself.” 

And this about the video’s concept, which she wrote:

“Our main focus was to create a music video that looks like a movie. We were influenced by murder mystery shows and wanted to create this story that surrounds the hotel setting of the lyrics in the song. I wanted the timeline to go back and forth so people have to think “what is going on? Who’s blood is that? What is she running from”? I spent some time coming up with the concept of a crime gone wrong and settings that felt glamorous but had a sinister feel to them. Shooting the ‘Lights On’ video in Brighton in the UK was a really cool experience, we got to spend two days running around the city and seeing things we hadn’t seen before.”

Check out ‘Lights On’ below.

With the band having just stepped off the stage at UNIFY and Mikaila having just supported Slumberjack’s Like A Version set, Yours Truly are now geared to head abroad for appearances at Slam Dunk festival and join as support on Against The Current‘s UK/EU run.

The band will be returning to the UK this March to support Against The Current on their headline tour. You can see the band at the following dates:

31st March Chalk Brighton
1st April – O2 Academy2 Birmingham
3rd April – SWX Bristol
5th April –  King Tuts Glasgow
7th April – Riverside Newcastle
8th April – Stylus Leeds
9th April – Academy 2 Manchester
10th April – Electric Ballroom London

Against The Current Announce UK Tour Support

With Against The Current’s 2022 UK and EU tour coming ever closer, the headliners have announced just who is coming along for the ride.

Aussie Pop-Punks Yours Truly who have just wrapped up a supporting slot with Holding Absence will be one of the bands ripping things up as well as Italian trio Half-lives.

That’s means a little bit of this.

And some of this to come.

Here are the touring dates

2022

March

31st – Chalk, Brighton

April

O2 Academy 2, Birmingham

3d – Fleece, Bristol

5th – King Tuts, Glasgow

7th – Riverside, Newcastle

8th – Stylus, Leeds

9th – Academy 2, Manchester

10th – Electric Ballroom, London

Yours Truly Release New Track, ‘Walk Over My Grave’

Yours Truly have now entered their new era!

The band have shared the track and video for ‘Walk Over My Grave’ which is a fresh slice of hard rock with a tonne of atmosphere!

It’s a significant left turn for the band but once which is quite exciting.

In addition, this is the first release of new music from the band since the release of their debut full length record, ‘Self Care’ which released last year on UNFD.

Currently at the moment, there’s no word on if this is a standalone single or will be part of a larger release in the form of an EP or Record. Any updates on this will be confirmed as they develop.

Check out ‘Walk Over My Grave’ below.

Yours Truly Release New Video ‘Siamese Souls’ Off Debut Record Self Care

Yours Truly have dropped a new music video for ‘Siamese Souls’. Taken from their breakout 2020 debut album Self Care, ‘Siamese Souls’ discusses vocalist Mikaila Delgado‘s turning to astrology as a means to cope with and find meaning as her relationship was ending — in her words “it’s about sugar coating the fate of a relationship by looking towards astrology ….it can be so easy to become ignorant to the reality of the situation because you convince yourself the universe is bigger than you.”

Check out ‘Siamese Souls’ below.

After its long-awaited release in September, Self Care took Yours Truly from Australia’s pop-punk bright lights to one of the word’s most watched up and comers in the scene. The album took out the lauded Feature Album slot on triple j, and found Yours Truly hand picked to perform on the station’s famed Like A Version segment covering Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’. Singles including ‘Composure’, ‘Together’ and ‘Funeral Home’ trail-blazed over global radio including Kerrang! Radio, BBC R1, Sirius XM Emo Project, Triple M and idobi, meanwhile the full album has racked up in excess of 5.5 million streams

Thematically, Self Care unravelled the momentous year 2019 was for the band personally and professionally, and the means for reflection and coping that writing their debut album was for them.

Yours Truly play headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane throughout May before heading off to support label-mates Slowly Slowly on their national headline tour in June. Self Care is out everywhere now.

Slam Dunk Festival Announce Artists For September 2021

September 2021 is locked in for Slam Dunk Festival where we now have confirmation of the acts who will be playing this years iteration of the festival.

Along with confirming the acts who will still be playing from the originally scheduled May dates, the festival organisers have also announced that Crown The Empire, Escape The Fate, Malevolence, Hacktivist, and Snuff will also be joining the bill.

The acts who sadly are unable to confirm that they can make the rescheduled dates and are no longer part of the bill are 3OH!3, Billy Talent, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Grayscale, Hands Like Houses, I Am The Avalanche, Issues, Motion City Soundtrack, Sleep On It, The Wonder Years, Young Guns, and Yours Truly.

More acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Check out the full list of bands below.

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The Baboon Show
Basement
Blood Youth
The Bottom Line
Bury Tomorrow
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Comeback Kid
Counterparts
Crown The Empire
Days N Daze
Deez Nuts
Doll Skin
Don Broco
Dream State
Escape The Fate
Face To Face
The Faim
Four Year Strong
Free Throw
Hacktivist
I Am The Avalanche
Ice Nine Kills
Knuckle Puck
Malevolence
Mayday Parade
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Movements
NOFX
Normandie
Pennywise
Popes Of Chillitown
Reel Big Fish
ROAM
Snuff
Spunge
State Champs
Static Dress
The Story So Far
Stray From The Path
Sum 41
This Wild Life
Trash Boat
The Vandals
Vukovi
Wargasm
We Are The In Crowd
While She Sleeps
With Confidence
Your Demise
Zebrahead

Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will take place on September 4th 2021 at Temple Newsam, Leeds and on September 5th 2021 at Hatfield Park, Hatfield.

Tickets from last years event will be honoured and remain valid for 2021.

Remaining tickets are on sale now with a range of payment plans, and can be purchased online from seetickets.com.

Check Out This New Track From Slowly Slowly Which Features Yours Truly’s Mikaila Delgado

Slowly Slowly have teamed up with Yours Truly vocalist Mikaila Delgadofor new single ‘First Love’.

It’s a track from ‘Race Car Blues – Chapter 2’, which is out from 26th February and features music from the same sessions as 2020 album ‘Race Car Blues’.

On the track, Ben Stewart says the song explores “the rose coloured glasses of retrospection and running from the past. I wanted a song that captured the duality of wanting to forget someone, but holding their memory dearly.”

Of the collab, he adds: “I approached Mikaila about the collaboration as I’m a huge fan of Yours Truly. She instantly understood the vibe we were going for and was incredible to work with. Mikaila was really intuitive with building the vocal arrangement, her harmonies and tonality really made the song feel complete.”

Check out the track below.

Holding Absence Confirm UK Tour Support

We’re getting really excited for tours again. UK tours are being confirmed and there’s a slim chance it could return for 2021.

In this is HOlding Absence where they’ve got a great support act with their on thier headlining run of shows.

The band will be on tour to celebrate the releases of ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’ in October with…. Yours Truly.

That’s right there’s a little bit of Aussie Pop-Rock coming our way and it is going to be amazing. There’s always been a good sense of versatility to Yours Truly and Thankfully I got the chance to see them when they supported State Champs a few years ago. Fingers crossed I get to see them in Newcastle again!

At the time of writing, there is no word if this is the only support act on the tour.

Here are the dates for the UK Tour.

October 2021

28th – Y Plas, Cardiff

29th – Academy 2, Oxford

30th – Institute 2, Birmingham

31st – Leadmill, Sheffield

November 2021

2nd – Garage 2, Glasgow

3rd – Think Tank, Newcastle

4th – Academy 3, Manchester

6th – Electric Ballroom, London.

New Music Video Roundup 11/09/20

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music video roundup. We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos. 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!

Up first this week are the noisy Atlanta duo ’68 where they have a video for ‘Bad Bad Lambo’ where the band’s new track and the lead single from their recently released EP, ‘Love Is Ain’t Dead’.

Up next we have the band Bad Nerves with ‘Electric 88’.

Directed and produced by the band’s own Bobby Nerves, it’s a cut from the group’s self-titled debut album, set for release on 23rd October via Killing Moon Records.

“ELECTRIC 88 is about having a good time whilst you can,” says Bobby, “cause the world is fucked up and the clock is ticking. I still can’t imagine looking in the mirror and being an old man, but obviously, I know it’s a certainty. Unless I die young I guess… But that reality coupled with finding it extremely hard to breath most of the time is kind of what kick-started the theme of this song.”

Second this week are fresh faced band Forlorn have debuted their new single, ‘Colour Lost’, their fourth single and the second since signing with label Silent Cut.

The track has been released with an accompanying video (created by PurpleYam Productions), and you can check it out below.

Time for a remix.

Hot Milk have taped Lovelytheband’s Mitchy Collins and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus with putting a spin on their track ‘Candy Coated Lie$’.

Shades of house and EDM, alonside the funkiest bass you will find anywhere, coat the band’s wonderful melodies and create a really unique and undeniable track. 

Mixed with this 8-bit version of characters whom you may find familiar, check it out.

Moving into a massively different genre now, while the audio stream of BVDLVD’s (pronounced ‘Badlad’) single “SHUT DOWN” (ft. Jasiah) has racked up nearly 78k views on Youtube, fans have been clamoring for a music video– and they finally have one.

BVDLVD’s third studio album, ‘LUNATIC’ has amassed 5 million streams, and contains an impressive list of features including LA rapper Lil Darkie, German producer Pulse and most notably a collaboration with Lyrical Lemonade’s latest star boy and 6IX9INE collaborator Jasiah on the jaw-dropping opener ‘SHUT DOWN’, ‘LUNATIC’ is already being hailed as BVD’s most ambitious and accomplished album to date.

BVDLVD says, “This video is like the trap metal version of “Praise the Lord” by ASAP Rocky and Skepta. Lockdown or not, imma still get involved with my g’s across the pond. I’m here to make shit happen.”

And switching things up again, how about some Medieval Rock?

Feuerschwanz have released the official music video for their song “Im Bauch des Wals” (english: In The Belly Of The Whale). The song comes off their brand new album Das Elfte Gebot which was released on June 26 and landed at #3 on the official German album charts, where it remained for 8 consecutive weeks.

Im Bauch des Wals“ is about a majestic sea creature who did not swallow biblical Jona, but rather so much man made plastic that it eventually dies and sinks into the ocean.

The ship that Hodi and Hauptmann discovered on their trip to England went aground just before Land’s End in 2003 on its way from Cork (Ireland) to Lübeck – with 2200 tons of plastic on board.

Ever since then it’s right there at the beach, moaning and groaning whenever the high waves hit – just like a stranded whale dying…

We tried to capture the eerie and somehow mystical vibes of that place for you. A place where you go like: What kind of planet are we leaving to our descendants? One thing’s for sure: a whole lot of plastic waste.”

Now heading into familiar territory, ahead of the release of their hotly-anticipated debut record this month, Australia’s pop-punk bright lights Yours Truly have revealed a new single ‘Funeral Home’ today. The track premiered via triple j’s Good Nights last night, and today’s official release comes alongside a new music video. 

‘Funeral Home’ explores a sentiment perhaps many can relate to, after vocalist Mikaila Delgado found herself coming to a personal realisation on family as she grew older:

I wrote ‘Funeral Home’ after going to a funeral and realising how odd it is to be in a room of people you’re related to because someone has died,” she explains.

“I was thinking about how sad it is that you miss the life of someone you have the same blood as and all of a sudden in tragedy everyone suddenly comes together as family yet then won’t talk until the next one.”

Joining previously-released singles ‘Composure’, ‘Together’ and ‘Undersize’ (jointly on a whopping 3 quarter of a million streams already), the full release of Self Care on September 18 is shaping to be a breakout moment for Yours Truly. 

Moving to iDKHOW right now, the band have launched a new video for ‘Leave Me Alone’.

Directed by Raul Gonzo and shot in Los Angeles in August 2020, it’s a track from upcoming debut album ‘Razzmatazz’, set for release on 16th October.

“Making a video in the middle of a pandemic was a challenge,” explains Dallon Weekes. “We decided to incorporate a lot of things from the state of the world as it is now. Social distancing, sterile isolation, etc. it all seemed to fit with the song’s themes of wanting to quarantine yourself from toxic people and situations.”

Following the recent release of their new single ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’, Our Last Night have now shared a video to accompany the track.

At the time of writing, it’s uncertain whether or not the track will feature on a forthcoming and yet-to-be-announced EP or full-length album.

And lastly this week, we had to choose this video. It’s big, it’s mental and just plain weird.

Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon have teamed up with rock superstar-in-the-making Yungblud for their brand new single, ‘Obey’.

It’s the third single to come from the band since their 2019 full-length ‘amo’ (excluding their ‘Music To Listen To…’ EP), and is expected to feature on a yet-to-be-announced new record.

Speaking on the track, vocalist Oliver Sykes had this to say.

“We consider ourselves free but only because the chains are invisible, and we are controlled in ways we don’t even want to think about. They tell us how to live with a smile on their face, like shit ain’t fucked up, inform us of tragic statistics like its nothing… it’s a weird world.”

Yungblud also had this to add regarding its message.

“We are being told to conform to a completely outdated idea that we don’t relate to or even understand. They teach us to turn against each other and to fight against our differences rather than embrace and celebrate them. They try to keep us divided because it makes us weaker. Robots follow robots, because they feel nothing at all. But what they don’t realise is that to us, to be different is to be free and a world of fucking love and equality is a world we want to be part of. We will rise above the hate and the diversion. We will fight for the world we want to be a part of. We will not obey.”

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-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!

New Music Video Roundup 07/08/20

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music video roundup. We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos. 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 this week, I’ve selected the Boston, Massachusetts heavy hitters Vein (Whom now have appeared to have changed their name to Vein.fm.).

Their track, ’20 Seconds : 20 Hours’ is a reworked version of ‘Untitled’ from their 2018 debut record, ‘Errorzone’ and appears on their newly released compilation, ‘Old Data In a New Machine’.

‘Old Data In A New Machine, Vol. 1’ is out right now digitally with a physical released scheduled for late September via Closed Casket Activities.

Heading off straight for the Dublin up and comers Jet Fuel Chemistry, the Quartet haev released a video for ‘Sleep’ which is a track off their upcoming EP, ‘Sign Of The Times’ which was released today.

On ‘Sleep’ the band have said:

“‘Sleep’ is the second track on the EP, with a focus on the exacerbating of isolation and mental illness by social media. It’s paradoxical that the more time we spend “connected” to one another, the more alone we feel.

All in all, the world is a really chaotic and fucked up place right now and if we’d written a release without this tone we’d feel dishonest and, frankly, there’s every chance we’d have gone insane. People need to stop vilifying each other, and instead unite to hold those with power accountable for our misery. It’s a positive message that we hope anyone can get behind.”

We’re going to switch things up right now in the format and switch to a live video for this next choice.

While the majority of the metal community are enjoying the premiere of the Wacken World Wide XR live streams in this pandemic-struck summer, Ukrainian heavy hitters Jinjer are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their groundbreaking Wacken Open Air 2019 performance by unleashing a blistering live video of their breakthrough song, “Pisces”, captured at the festival.

“Pisces” is the second track released from this show, with “Perennial” being the first released from the Wacken sessions – boasting over 3.2 million views and counting.

Next continuing the heavier sounds we have the sextet Oceans Of Slumber with their video for ‘The Colours Of Grace’, the new track taken from their upcoming self-titled record.

Mike Moss of Antimatter also features on this track, another reason to check this one out.

Oceans Of Slumber’s self titled record is set to be released September 4th 2020 via Century Media Records.

Who wants some German Rock? That’s what you don’t hear a lot of these days. German bands. I guess some just don’t make it across sometimes but I’m so glad this next band Kid Dad has come to my attention.

‘What You Call A Dream’ is the latest single from the German four-piece Kid Dad. It’s pacy and powerful with an energetic lead riff. It demonstrates the band’s punkier side, following on from ‘Limbo’ and ‘A Prison Unseen’, and reflects their playful preferences with the use of delays, and the interaction between distorted and clean signals. 

What You Call A Dream’ was a spontaneous jam that came naturally to the band and was written in just an hour.“Marius, Michi, and I were in the rehearsal room at some point and hadn’t actually planned on writing a song. The whole thing went faster than we ever thought it was possible. Everything came together without us having to think twice about what would happen next,” says Max (bass, backing vocals). 

Marius (vocals, guitar) says of the upcoming album, “We are not linear, easy to calculate or predictable. We are individual human beings who react individually. Nobody is allowed to determine what to be afraid of and what to look forward to. Nobody except oneself. Nobody knows everything about themselves – we are definitely still battling with questions. One may even sometimes wonder why one is the way one is – we definitely do. You are not alone and this album is meant to help you understand that.”

‘In A Box’, which is the bands debut record is set to be release 21st August 2020 via Long Branch Records.

We’re getting the miles in for this weeks roundup aren’t we? Good, because we’re heading right over to Australia for Yours Truly.

The Pop-Punks have shared another taste off their upcoming debut record, ‘Self Care’ in the form of their latest video, ‘Undersize’.

Where the rest of Self Care largely looks inward at Mikaila conquering her own personal struggles, ‘Undersize’ finds the vocalist looking on at a friend going through battles of their own. 

“This song is really a letter to a close friend of mine,” she explains. “While watching them navigating their life through all the ups, downs and obstacles life throws at them, I wrote this just to let them know that I’m here for them through all of that.”

The release follows a monumental few weeks for the four-piece, who upon announcing details of their record ‘Self Care’, were revealed as the newest addition to Select Agency’s huge roster of clients, as well as the latest hand picked guest for triple j’s famed Like A Version segment.

‘Self Care’ is set to be released September 18th 2020 via UNFD.

Check out their latest release in ‘Undersize’ below.

We’re just going to places I haven’t thought of in a while. I think that’s just the theme for this weeks roundup.

We’re in Idaho next for Young, Planetary where they’ve recently debuted a video for their latest single, ‘Separate Rides Home’.

The band tells Outburn; “The video was shot by our good friend and photographer / honorary fifth member of the band, Kenyon McWilliams. It felt so strange to be working on a music video but not being able to be in the same room as the rest of the band. Luckily, we were able to put something together that’s not only, “socially distant,” but also very visually appealing and exciting. Most of it was shot in our bass player’s backyard, but a good chunk of it was also done at Table Rock here in Boise.”

Regarding the inspiration for the song, Trevor Villagrana (vocals/guitar) says, “When an old girlfriend of mine and I split up, we did what a lot of couples do and tried to meet up and talk things out. We would go to this restaurant that we used to eat at all the time when we were together and do our best to salvage the feelings we had for one another. After a few times of meeting up, we had stacked up these garage receipts from where we would park our cars. But no matter how much we talked, we could never make it work. We would end up walking back to our cars to “take our separate rides home,” so to speak. It’s tough admitting defeat in situations like that.”

The band’s upcoming EP ‘Locations I Can’t Place’ will be released on August 7 via Hidden Home Records.

We’re heading into another self titled EP territory, this time with the Illinois Pop-Punkers Wilmette with the video for their latest track, ‘A D D E R A L L’, which is the first single off the band’s upcoming release set to debut on September 25th 2020 via Mutant League Records.

Peyton Day (bass/vocals) tells Alternative Press: “This video is supposed to be the epitome of hindsight in a relationship. As the aliens rummage through the crashed spaceship, they find a log of events that detailed how the astronauts crashed into their planet. They know they were too late in helping, and all they can do is watch the aftermath. Only two-fifths of the group come back, signifying a change in their reality, while the aliens are obviously unscathed.”

Heading back to Australia for the latest video from Stand Atlantic, ‘Blurry’ continues the story started in ‘Jurassic Park’.

There’s definitely a much darker and disturbing vibe to ‘Blurry’ than previous videos which shows how the same place can look through a different set of eyes. Nevertheless, it continues the amazing streak of content Stand Atlantic have been releasing into the world in anticipation of their record,’Pink Elephant’., which was released today (August 7th 2020) via Hopeless Records.

Creeper have done a massive job with their concept record, ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’. The record released last week via Roadrunner Records and at the time of writing (which is a few days in advanc), it’s sitting at the number two position in the midweek UK Albums Chart.

The visuals they created for the record though, have been amazing. It’s truly a concept record in every meaning of the word where they’ve created a engaging narrative which spans everything they could possibly do.

In the narrative of the music videos which was set in motion in ‘Poisoned Heart’, is now complete in the form of ‘Born Cold’ in our last pick of the week for the Music Video Roundup.

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-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!