With Wednesday 13 racking up his third video of the week triumph of 2017 last time out, it’s now time for another installment to see who will come out on top this time. This weeks’ video of the week contest has six brand new videos from bands from both sides of the Atlantic, so let’s launch straight in!
Where else could we start this week but with the new epic from Dave Grohl and friends? The Foo Fighters surprised everyone yesterday by dropping their new track Run and it’s accompanying video, and it’s a typical brilliantly entertaining Foo Fighters music video. The song is pretty epic too, and goes seriously heavy in places, the folks at Glastonbury won’t know what’s hit them when this one is wheeled out in a few weeks time.
Next up is a healthy dose of tech / prog metal from second generation outfit Next To None, who include Max Portnoy amongst their members. The Apple is taken from their upcoming second album Phases which releases in just over a month’s time. For the video Next To None found themselves a rather nice outdoor spot to show off their musical chops, but it’s the song that will stay with you long after the video finishes.
If some old school rock riffs and one hell of a powerful voice tick your musical boxes, then you should cast your eyes and ears on the new track from Fire Red Empress. Giants is a perfect showcase of a band who’ve been threatening to break out of the UK underground for a couple of years now, and if there’s more songs like this to come, we’d bet on seeing more and more of them in the future.
Next we come to The Family, a band who have risen from the ashes of Dead Harts find themselves surrounded by screens and providing something of a psychedelic experience along the way in the video for My Kind Of Scum. With a song title that provides a suitable nod to Return Of The Jedi, how could we not include it? Their new EP Welcome To The Family is out now, and if My Kind Of Scum is your favourite among this weeks’ videos, you know what to do.
If you like your metal dark and foreboding, and videos to match, then you’d be wise to check out the debut video from Irish metal collective Ketos. Chaos Theory will instantly appeal to fans of bands like Sylosis and Killswitch Engage, as there are riffs by the barrel full. It sounds modern and fresh, and will have you headbanging at your desk before your know it.
Last up this week are Canadian alt pop rockers Courage My Love. Currently wow’ing audiences across the UK with Halflives in tow, their frontwoman Mercedes Arn-Horn takes centre stage for the video for Need Someone. Their album Synesthesia has proved a smash hit and with songs like Need Someone it’s easy to see why. Will Courage My Love take home the video of the week crown this time out?
Voting is now open for this edition of video of the week and closes at 12pm midday UK time on Friday the 9th of June.
Video Of The Week – 2nd June 2017
- Courage My Love – Need Someone (41%, 192 Votes)
- Ketos – Chaos Theory (36%, 169 Votes)
- Fire Red Empress – Giants (20%, 94 Votes)
- Foo Fighters – Run (4%, 17 Votes)
- Next To None – The Apple (0%, 1 Votes)
- The Family – My Kind Of Scum (0%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 474
Foo Fighters – Run
Next To None – The Apple
Fire Red Empress – Giants
The Family – My Kind Of Scum
Ketos – Chaos Theory
Courage My Love – Need Someone