It’s been far too long since our last video of the week contest, but we’re back, and this week it’s a homegrown talent special, focusing on five acts from the UK and Ireland who will battle it out to be our next video of the week winners!
First up are UK pop punk newcomers SHADED, with their hugely catchy new single Tell Me. The accompanying video is a lot of fun and very balloon filled, and well, who wouldn’t have fun in a room full of balloons? Definitely one to check out if you like pop punk!
If you really, and we mean REALLY like a certain drink, would you write a song about it? That’s exactly what British New Wave Of Classic Rock upstarts Ryders Creed have done with their new track Raise The Hoof, dedicated to their favourite rum Cloven Hoof. That certain beverage features fairly heavily in what is a very entertaining music video, and the song is full of fire, so sit back and Raise The Hoof indeed.
For those who are fans of bands like ISIS and Pelican, Irish natives Raum Kingdom may be a hugely welcome discovery. Their latest single Rebuilding The Bridge is accompanied by a video with some very effective visuals, underpinning the track’s bleak soundscapes very effectively. We think we may have unearthed a post-metal gem here.
A second dose of homegrown pop punk for this weeks’ contest in the shape of Farnham outfit Homebound and their recent single Coming Clean. The track is a slightly darker one than you might expect from the term pop punk, but that makes the song no less worthy of your attention. The band are gearing up for the release of their new EP More To Me Than Misery, so if you enjoy Coming Clean, check out the EP when it’s released in a couple of weeks.
Lastly this week, The man with the greatest moustache in our scene, Mr Jamie Lenman has teamed up with Andrew Groves of Arcane Roots for new single Irrelevant. Showing Jamie’s continual ability to weave his sonic powers across all types of rock and alternative, this is a track that borders on shoegaze, with a sufficiently spaced video to match (when you watch the video you’ll see what we did there).
The vote for this video of the week contest will close at 12pm midday UK time on the 27th of July, so you have a week to vote for your favourites. Get going!Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.