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Video of the Moment #2931: Ten Tonnes

 
By on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Since seeing him and interviewing him at SXSW 2017, Ten Tonnes has been a firm musical favourite of mine. I’m delighted to relay the news that he’s decided to release a live fan favourite as a proper single. ‘Lucy’, with all of Ethan Barnett’s squeals, is a perfect song to work up the fans live, and now we’ve got an official recorded version. Part lyric video, part animated video, watch the video ‘Lucy’ below. All of our past coverage on Ten Tonnes is through here.

 

Video of the Moment #2930: Sinkane

 
By on Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Sudanese singer/songwriter Ahmed Gallab has been making music under the stage name Sinkane for quite a few years. Following 2017’s ‘Life & Livin’ It’ (review here), he has just announced that his seventh studio album is on the horizon. It’s got a suitably highbrow name: ‘Dépaysé’, which, according to Merriam-Webster, is a French adjective for being out of one’s element. The lead single ‘Everybody’ and its accompanying video we bring you today seems to be the direct opposite of that feeling. The promo was filmed in Rio de Janeiro by Bruno Ferreira and has a celebratory feel. The song is the perfect foil to the crux of the video: the freeing feeling that dance offers those who partake in it, regardless of the struggles they endure when they’re not spinning and kicking up their heels. Stay tuned for ‘Dépaysé’, which is expected on the 31st of May on City Slang. For all of our past coverage on Sinkane and his music right here on TGTF, use this link.

 

Live Gig Video: The Xcerts share tour video set to new single and EP track ‘You Mean Everything’

 
By on Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at 4:00 pm
 

This time last year, The Xcerts were riding high following the release of their fourth studio album, ‘Hold On to Your Heart’. The LP was the Scottish trio’s first to reach the top 40 of the UK albums chart. In a few short weeks, the group will be releasing a new EP. ‘Wildheart Dreaming’. Starring on the upcoming release is new feel good, anthemic track ‘You Mean Everything’. To go with the single release, The Xcerts have a tour diary-style video to accompany it. Directed by their mate Thomas Brooker, it follows the band on their tour campaign for ‘Hold On to Your Heart’. Go along for the ride and watch the tour video below. Stay tuned for the ‘Wildheart Dreaming’ EP, to be released on the 22nd of March on Raygun Music. To read through all of our coverage here on TGTF on The Xcerts, go here.

 

Video of the Moment #2929: Meadowlark

 
By on Thursday, 28th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Bristol duo Meadowlark have an intriguing new video out for their latest single. For ‘H.I.T.H’ (Hole in the Head), the director half of Meadowlark, Daniel Broadley, filmed this mysterious story of a young woman tortured by the memory of the man she loved. As most relationships do, things get complicated, from popping pills under the red lights of a rave to an amorous encounter that turns into a violent altercation.

Of the video, Broadley explains, “Over the past year I’ve watched Kate [McGill, his bandmate] go through some of the most traumatic experiences of her life, in every way imaginable. It felt wrong to shy away from that when it came to Meadowlark, grief is universal and something that everyone will go through throughout their lifetime and became a subject I felt was right to explore. This video doesn’t tell Kate’s story specifically, that’s hers to tell, but it depicts a particular version of grief for our protagonist, as it sends her on a path of self destruction, something she believes will numb the pain of her loss. The video is a lesson in facing up to things, no matter how hard and painful they are.” Have we piqued your interest yet? If yes, watch the video for ‘H.I.T.H’ below. This is their first release for German label Guesstimate. Meadowlark begin a UK tour on the 4th of April in Brighton. Past writings on TGTF on the duo can be read through here.

 

Video of the Moment #2929: The Beautiful Monument

 
By on Wednesday, 27th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

I am definitely in the minority when it comes to how I perceive and prefer to denote women fronting bands and bands of all women. While I understand the argument for having to say “female-fronted” or “girl band” as pejorative, I also see a positive flipside. Because bands of all men or outnumber those of all women or those with a female lead singer, to me, pointing out who’s out front or who’s in the band is actually giving more positive emphasis. When I wrote about The Beautiful Monument on my best bets list talking up BIGSOUND 2017, Australia’s answer to SXSW, I didn’t call then “an arse-kicking, all-girl group” to be insulting or snarky. The Melbourne band’s hard-rocking ways speak for themselves, as evidenced by the promo video for their latest single ‘Deceiver’. Shot in black and white and with a hell lot of hair flying, their metal slash punk tinged with just a bit of pop is just what we need to get us through the winter doldrums. Check out the video below. ‘Deceiver’ is out now on Greyscale Records.

 

(SXSW 2019 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #2928: PAWS

 
By on Tuesday, 26th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Today’s Video of the Moment that stars a Scottish band who have appeared at SXSW in the past and will be making a triumphant return visit before a major release. The hard-working yet fun-loving PAWS‘ fourth studio album ‘Your Church on My Bonfire’ will be released in late April. As a taster of their highly-anticipated long player, they have unveiled the promo video for newest single ‘Not Enough’. Does it answer the age-old question, “when is love enough”? You’ll have to watch and listen below and draw your own conclusions. Hang tight for the release of ‘Your Church on My Bonfire’, debuting on the 26th of April on Ernest Jenning Records. More on PAWS here on TGTF can be found through here.

 
 
 

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