Foals return with the release of their fourth album, titled What Went Down, on August 28, 2015 through Warner Music. The group teamed up with producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence & The Machine, Jessie Ware, Mumford & Sons). The music video for “What Went Down,” the first single and title track, can be viewed here. Full tracklisting below.
Foals – What Went Down tracklisting:
1. What Went Down
2. Mountain At My Gates
3. Birch Tree
4. Give It All
6. Snake Oil
7. Night Swimmers
8. London Thunder
9. Lonely Hunter
10. A Knife In The Ocean
MS MR are set to release their sophomore album, How Does it Feel, on July 17th. They recently released the music video for the first single off the album, “Painted” and it rocks.
The video is a collaboration between the band and director Tabitha Denholm (Florence and the Machine, Haim, Jessie J). The idea for the video was inspired by famed director, Stanley Kubrick as well as the 1970s documentary The Secret Life of Plants. Love the song and the groovy, psychedelic video. For something a little smoother, their second single, “Wrong Victory” takes it down a notch. Check it out here.
Nathan Sykes, who you may know from The Wanted, has officially released the music video for his official first single, “Kiss Me Quick.” The Wanted are currently on hiatus while every member of the band pursues their own personal endeavors. Nathan is the first to try out a solo career.
The vibe and style for “Kiss Me Quick” channels Michael Bublé and Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience. Nathan is growing up before our eyes! The song is a catchy tune that has 90s R&B feels all over it. First he released the teaser, “More Than You’ll Ever Know” followed by “Kiss Me Quick,” now we’re eagerly awaiting the debut album!
Pip is hands down one of my favorite contestants from “The Voice.“ Who has that much swagger during their audition? Come on. One of the disappointing things about The Voice is they never follow-up with past contestants who are still releasing music. Pip has continued making music and his newest song, “Trash Talk” is awesome. He has his signature bow-tie and it has a great message. What more could you ask for? See for yourself above!
One of my favs, Meg Myers released a video for her track, “Sorry” and she has Rolling Stone raving all about her (took them long enough). Meg is one of a kind and has so much passion in her music. “Sorry” continues to impress and of course it wouldn’t be complete without a unique music video—this time we get her smashing up a room with a baseball bat!
Meg’s brand is cool and different and while some outlets think she’s all over the place, we think her expressing so many emotions and styles is part of her charm. Soon enough she will be appreciated for that. Take a look at the video above!
The first time I heard “Seasons” by Olly Murs I was in awe. Of course Ryan Tedder of One Republic c0-wrote and co-produced the song so it is no wonder. The man is a musical genius. I just can’t stop listening to the track. I am definitely an Olly fan and I have to say “Seasons” tops “Heart Skips A Beat” and “Troublemaker,” which are both hard acts to follow. I was expecting a little bit more from the music video, but the song makes up for it. Check it out above!
At first I wondered, where did this DJ, AronChupa, come from?! But his song reminded me of a track called, “Albatraoz” by a Swedish group also called Albatraoz. So it would only make sense that AronChupa was a part of that Swedish group and now has his own track called “I’m an Albatraoz.” I have to say though, I definitely prefer the AronChupa track. His sister, Nora Ekberg, provides the vocals and it is just addictive. That intro is too awesome and just listening to it makes you feel like a boss or rather an Albatraoz. I can’t wait to see what he releases next. Have a listen above!
Charli XCX just released the music video for her new single, “Doing It” featuring Rita Ora. You can’t deny that Charli knows how to do a collab right. The video was filmed in a California desert and drew inspiration from: Thelma & Louise, Natural Born Killers, 70s fashion, and Barbie. The video is crazy, weird and cool—basically everything you have come to expect from Charli. C’mon, it’s not every day you see a pink monster truck.
By now you have probably seen the music video for Maroon 5‘s “Sugar“, but at the time you probably thought the band actually crashed these weddings (If you believed reports). Adam Levine discussed how stressful it was to arrange the shoot, but that it felt good to make people happy.
Only the grooms knew in each case, a rep for Maroon 5 told ET. However they disclosed it to their bride and the wedding party, we’re not sure, but they all wanted it to be as equally a surprise as we did. They had stages set up for their actual wedding band already. All we did was some simple continuity changes to match each one as best we could.
Yet it seems that two of the people in the video are actors and recently posted on their Facebook page that the video was indeed staged. Another revelation was that one of the brides is actually Raina Hein, a former contestant of America’s Next Top Model. She confirmed it was her in the video via her Twitter page. But really, does it matter? The video, regardless if it was real or not, was an awesome concept and at least we can see what it could possibly look like if our favorite band crashed some weddings.
I recently came across this music video from Bear Arms called “Fool’s Gold” and was surprised at it’s low view count. The post-hardcore band is from Glasgow, Scotland and reminded me of the music we started promoting on PZO when it first began. Think Thursday and Thrice. They have quite a few gems on their debut album, Strength and Conviction, which you can find on BandCamp. Have a listen and pass on the video, these guys deserve way more plays.