Following on from a very international video of the week last time around that saw J-Rock outfit Esprit D’Air coming up trumps, this time around our video of the week has a distinctly home grown look to it. Almost all the bands are up and coming UK acts, with one notable exception. So, let’s see who’s up for contention this time.
First up this week are alt metallers Defences with their new single Let You In. With a mesh of styles in the song ranging from stadium rock to metalcore, Defences look set to appeal to a wide range of metal fans young and old. Let You In is the latest chapter on their fledgling journey. Like what you’ve heard and seen? Then you know what to do!
Skarlett Riot might be considered the veterans of the five UK bands we’ve featured this time around, but with Feel they may well show all the others how it is done. It’s a cracking song with a video that might tug at the heartstrings of a few people, so check it out, and if you like what you see, maybe Skarlett Riot will win your vote.
Midlands hardcore punks Last Hounds are a band that definitely don’t mess around with their approach to heavy music, and DOA is a firm slice of rap infused hardcore punk that’s likely to appeal to a wide audience. Currently resisting the urge to use any bad “DOA” puns, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see Last Hounds come out on top here.
Last Hounds aren’t the only hardcore act on show this time around, as they are joined by wars. Having racked up shows with Bury Tomorrow and Dead Harts to name but two, and with their debut album We Are Islands, After All out now on the legendary Spinefarm Records, wars are a band who’ve built up strong fan and industry support in a short space of time. Check out their new video for Salt Flat Sailing, where they will assault your ears in typical wars style.
This was going to be an all British affair in this edition of video of the week – but then our recent video of the week winner Wednesday 13 went and dropped his brand new video for Blood Sick, and it would have been rude of us not to give him the chance to continue his winning streak. What can we say about Blood Sick? If you don’t like spiders you might want to give it a wide birth. Otherwise, get watching!
Rounding things off this time around are Wednesday 13’s Download Festival Dogtooth Stage buddies Dead Label. With their video for their single Pure Chaos, in many ways it’s less a music video than a mini movie with themes covering religion and escape to name but two, we suggest you scroll down and watch for the full picture (pun intended). If Dead Label leave a suitably lasting impression on you, then get voting for them!
This edition of video of the week will close voting on the 5th of May at 12pm Midday UK time. Six bands and only one can win, so get voting!