Video Of The Week: Clutch Unveil Grisly Video For Ghoul Wrangler From ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’ Release

Clutch have shared a beast of a video for their latest single, Ghoul Wrangler.

The track features on the Maryland rock quartet’s latest album, ‘Book of Bad Decisions’, which landed via their own Weathermaker label last September. The video, meanwhile, was shot in Old Bedford Village, Pennsylvania and sees all four members of the band getting involved. On unveiling the clip, vocalist Neil Fallon said:

“JP wears pantaloons, Dan’s got horns, and Tim throws up on my face. I’m pretty sure we all deserve Academy Awards.”

The band didn’t scoop any statues at last night’s Oscars ceremony, however they are currently cruising up and down the US in support of the new record, with support coming from Seattle’s Big Business and French band the Inspector Cluzo.

Clutch also play a handful of European dates this summer including an appearance at the UK’s Download festival. Additionally, they’ve just added a Cardiff date to their plans, confirming their return to South Wales on June 16. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 27, priced £25 plus fees.

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Video Of The Week: The Chemical Brothers Create Robot Rave For Free Yourself

The Chemical Brothers have released a striking video accompanying their latest single, Free Yourself.

Eight months in the making, the clip was directed by creative pair Dom and Nic, who have worked with the dance duo over 22 years on videos including Hey Boy Hey Girl and Block Rockin’ Beats. The video features cutting edge visual effects, motion capture technology and human-faced robots revolting against their programming for a dance party. On working on Free Yourself, Dom and Nic said:

“Why would artificial intelligence behave any different to humans discovering music and dance for the first time? We’ve all seen humans dancing brilliantly like robots, we’ve also seen robots dancing brilliantly like robots but you’ve never seen robots dancing badly like humans. That’s new…

“The Chemical Brothers music allows people to get out of their box at a gig or listening to the record – it’s a moment of frenzied abandonment to the music. We wanted to capture that feeling in the idea of an oppressed robot workforce suddenly abandoning themselves to music and fun. It’s robots having fun, robots being silly and robots raving!

“It’s a black comedy and an observation or conversation about the possible future relationship between robots, artificial intelligence and humans. Maybe we don’t have anything to be scared of, why do we think the worst about AI and humanity? We imagined a near future where robots had become a sentient underclass and we felt sorry for them and wanted to imagine them finding a way to free themselves, have fun and dance.”

The track first emerged back in September, marking Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons’ first new music since 2016. Their last album, ‘Born In The Echoes’, arrived in 2015.

Catch the pair performing at next year’s All Points East at London’s Victoria Park on May 24. Tickets are on sale now.

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Video Of The Week: Dani Filth Lends Vocals To New Bring Me The Horizon Song Wonderful Life

Bring Me The Horizon have unveiled a lyric video for their new song, which features national treasure Dani Filth.

Wonderful Life is the second cut to be shared from the band’s upcoming sixth studio album, ‘Amo’, which is now set to arrive on January 25, having been pushed back from January 11. In addition to the Cradle of Filth frontman, the record also boasts collaborations with Grimes and Rahzel.

Originating from sessions for Limp Bizkit, Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes recently revealed that the track was originally intended for the Jacksonville nu-metal icons. It follows previously released Mantra, which emerged back in the summer alongside news of the follow up to 2015’s ‘That’s The Spirit’.

The track’s accompanying lyric video features Filth alongside members of Bring Me The Horizon engaging in various everyday tasks like mowing the lawn, washing the car, going for a jog and doing the grocery shopping. “Nobody cares if I’m dead or alive, oh what a wonderful life,” sings Sykes for the chorus. Filth steps in for a verse in the latter half.

Bring Me The Horizon will support the record with the First Love tour. It will call in the UK and Europe later this year, North America in early 2019 and Australia in the spring. Tickets are on sale now.

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Video Of The Week: The Dirty Nil Live The Dream In That’s What Heaven Feels Like

The Dirty Nil have unveiled a ridiculous video for That’s What Heaven Feels Like.

The grunge-infested track is lifted from the Canadian rock trio’s excellent second studio album, ‘Master Volume’, a love letter to old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, which arrived last month via Dine Alone Records.

Directed by Victor Malang and Mitch Barnes, the new visual finds the band riding around on Segways, ripping guitar solos and eating ice cream with dogs. The dream, right? A stark contrast to tearing your way through the world’s grimiest basements and loudest clubs for years, something the were familiar with before the follow up 2016’s ‘Higher Power’ multiplied their sound to stadium-filling, nosebleed-reaching dimensions. Head here to find out what guitarist and vocalist Luke Bentham had to say about the band and the record prior to its release.

“A lot of it is the music we grew up on: the Who, the MC5, and Refused videos. Most of my favourite rock ‘n’ roll bands have that grin to them, even the dark stuff. I always connected with that. We came from a scene where there were a lot of sad pricks on stage trying to be Nick Cave. It doesn’t work unless you’re Nick Cave. There are a million different ways to have fun, but that seemed the most natural one to us. We love being up there.”

The band were in the UK last month for tour dates supporting the album’s release. They hit the road in North America later this month for dates throughout the autumn. Tickets are on sale now.

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Video Of The Week: Muse Go Back To The Future In Video For New Single Pressure

Muse have shared a retro video for their latest single, Pressure.

The new song, described by the trio as more of “straight Muse rock track”, is the latest to be unveiled from the band’s forthcoming LP, ‘Simulation Theory’, which is set to be released on November 9 through Warner Music.

The follow up to 2015’s ‘Drones’ was co-produced by the band with Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback and Timbaland also contributing. All 11 tracks on the record will be accompanied by a video, with visuals for The Dark Side, Something Human, Contagion and Dig Down already unveiled.

The Lance Drake-directed video for Pressure stars Terry Crews and finds the band performing as the Rocket Baby Dolls, their first name when they originally formed, before things take a turn for the worse with a sequence that owes a debt to sci-fi movies like Back To The FutureCritters and Ghostbusters.

Muse recently announced a special performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on December 3. The charity show will benefit the Prince’s Trust, with tickets on general sale beginning at 9am on October 12. A pre-sale is available with pre-orders of the new LP, while resale of tickets is available solely through the Twickets platform. Head here for more details.

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Video Of The Week: Eminem – Lucky You Featuring Joyner Lucas

Eminem has unveiled a video accompanying his Joyner Lucas collaboration, Lucky You.

The track features on the Detroit rapper’s recent surprise album, ‘Kamikaze’, while the video follows a clip for Fall featuring Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and finds Eminem and Lucas confronted by a mass of hooded beings who copy their every move.

Executively produced by Eminem and Dr. Dre, ‘Kamikaze’ follows last year’’s ‘Revival’. The sleeve is inspired by the artwork for the Beastie Boys’ 1986 debut ‘Licensed to Ill’.

Eminem’s recently made YouTube history with his track, Killshot, which had the largest debut of a hip-hop song ever, grabbing 38.1 million views in 24 hours. The track was released in response to Machine Gun Kelly’s diss track, Rap Devil, itself a reaction to Slim’s comments about Kelly on ‘Kamikaze’.

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Video Of The Week: Architects – Hereafter

Architects have shared a video accompanying their brand new track, Hereafter.

Following last year’s Doomsday single, Hearafter is the second taste of the British band’s newly announced eighth studio album, ‘Holy Hell’, the band’s first LP since the passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”

“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?'” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”

“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.”

The band will release the follow-up to 2016’s ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ via Epitaph Records on November 9, before embarking on their biggest ever UK and European headline tour with special guests Beartooth and Polaris.

In January, the band will hit Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, the O2 Academy Glasgow, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena and the SSE Arena Wembley in London, with tickets for the shows go on general sale at 9am on September 14.

In the meantime, take a look at the Jeb Hardwick-directed video for Hearafter, below.

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Video Of The Week: We Were Promised Jetpacks – Repeating Patterns

We Were Promised Jetpacks have unveiled an accompanying video for their powerful new single, Repeating Patterns.

The Scottish indie four-piece recently teased news of their first album in four years, ‘The More I Sleep The Less I Dream’, to be released via their new label Big Scary Monsters on September 14.  The rollicking new track, meanwhile, serves as one of the band’s most energetic songs to date and follows the previously shared Hanging In, which arrived alongside details of the album last month. Discussing it, the band said:

“Repeating Patterns is one of the first songs we wrote for this album. It’s been getting a great reception at our shows and has become a really important song for us. Our goal when recording was to not tame it and keep it as raw and raucous as it is live.

“We only first saw the video a few days ago and we absolutely love it. Thanks to Mathew Marchlewski, Adam Keene, Poppy Garcia and Ashley Spencer for making such a perfect video. We hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we enjoy playing it.”

The Scots, who turn into puppets for the song’s accompanying video, hopefully would’ve returned to their usual selves by the time they embark on a marathon tour of the UK, Europe and the US in September. The UK leg of the trek gets underway in November and features stops in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and London, where they’ll play Bush Hall on November 21.  Tickets are on sale now.

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Video Of The Week: Twenty One Pilots – Nico And The Niners

Twenty One Pilots have continued their ‘Trench’ story with a video for Nico and the Niners.

The duo kicked off the album’s accompanying video trilogy in early July with Jumpsuit, their first new music since the release of their fourth album ‘Blurryface’ in 2015, which went on to become the fastest rising number one single of the decade on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in the US.

Where Jumpsuit’s video was set in the wildnerness, part two finds Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun in an urban environment with a whole new wave of symbolism and messages for fans to unpack and decode. Take a look at both videos below.

It’s not known how long we’ll have to wait for the final part of the three-clip series. In the meantime, fans can look forward to ‘Trench’ arriving via Fueled By Ramen on October 5.

The duo will support the release with the Bandito world tour, which includes stops in the UK and Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. Tickets are on sale now.

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Video Of The Week: The Prodigy – Need Some1

The Prodigy will return on November 2 with their new album, ‘No Tourists’, through BMG.

In the meantime, check out the video for their new single, Need Some1, which was directed by Paco Raterta.

The Prodigy will headline the closing night of this year’s Victorious Festival in Portsmouth on August 26. Tickets are on sale now.

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