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Video of the Moment #2466: Converge

 
By on Friday, 3rd November 2017 at 6:00 pm
 

Metal seems to be undergoing a bit of a revival lately. Want proof? It’s a good day for Converge fans: their newest album and follow-up to 2012’s ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’, ‘The Dusk in Us’, is available now from Epitaph Records. A great example of the punishing sound you’re in for from the Massachusetts hard rockers on the new record is ‘A Single Tear’, which now has a promo video. Watch it below. To catch up on all of our past coverage here on TGTF on Converge, come through.

 

Video of the Moment #2465: Lost Horizons

 
By on Thursday, 2nd November 2017 at 6:00 pm
 

Lost Horizons is the relatively new act of ex-Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde and ex-Jesus and the Mary Chain drummer Richie Thomas. Their debut album, ‘Ojalá’, will be out tomorrow, this year being 20 years since the start of Raymonde’s celebrated indie label Bella Union. This week, the pair have a new video out, which follows previously revealed tracks ‘Bones’, ‘She Led Me Away’ and ‘I Saw the Days Go By’.

‘Score the Sky’ is an instrumentally evocative number, augmented beautifully with guest vocals from The Duke Spirit‘s Liela Moss. Director Derrick Belcham gives his thoughts on the visuals to go along with the song: “The video for ‘Score the Sky’ is an attempt to visualize the kind of mystical experience of achieving a sense of oneself, constantly switching between chasing and fleeing elements of the psyche that are buried, and either want to stay that way, or else come erupting forth. The dancers, Nicole and Rebecca, explore the decks of the SS Columbia as a borrowed symbolic environment for the labyrinthine passageways of persona and complex, all taking place in the mind of one woman, likely in a single moment.” Deep, eh? You can watch Belcham’s handiwork below. You can get ‘Ojalá’ for your very own from Bella Union tomorrow.

 

Live Gig Video: Everything Everything make their American tv debut, performing ‘Can’t Do’ on James Corden

 
By on Thursday, 2nd November 2017 at 4:00 pm
 

Ever inventive rockers Everything Everything just returned 2 weeks ago from an American tour. This included a stop in Washington, DC, supported by Americans Savoir Adore. In addition to a series of massive shows stateside, another feather in their cap was their first American late night tv live appearance, on The Late Late Show with James Corden. I can’t tell if the American audience watching them was overexcited or confused, as there’s random cheering in the midst of their performance of ‘Can’t Do’, which you can watch below. I guess those of us who have seen them a few times know when that’s appropriate, ha. For much more on Everything Everything-themed articles here on TGTF, come this way.

 

Video of the Moment #2464: PINS

 
By on Wednesday, 1st November 2017 at 6:00 pm
 

For their latest music video, PINS have decided to go political. The Manchester girl group have taken footage of them and many others at the anti-conservative March in Manchester that took place on the 1st of October. It’s quite fitting that the song they’re soundtracking the visuals is their single ‘Serve the Rich’, produced by The Kills‘ Jamie Hince. The song is new material following the girls’ latest EP, ‘Bad Things’, which was released earlier this year. (That EP starred a collaboration with none other than Iggy Pop on the single ‘Aggrophobe’.) Feel inspired to fight the establishment by watching the video for ‘Serve the Rich’ below.

 

Live Gig Video: Manchester Orchestra share U.S. tour video for ‘The Moth’

 
By on Wednesday, 1st November 2017 at 4:00 pm
 

Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra released their latest album in the summer. ‘A Black Mile to the Surface’ is out now on Loma Vista Recordings, and it includes ‘The Moth’, which our Steven described as having “haunting fury” when he reviewed the LP. They were recently touring in America from the start of September to the first half of October. They decided to put footage filmed during that tour to good use, as the backdrop for the promo for ‘The Moth’. You can watch the promo below. For all of our Manchester Orchestra coverage here on TGTF, use this link.

 

Single Review: The Lost Brothers – Echoes in the Wind

 
By on Wednesday, 1st November 2017 at 12:00 pm
 

Header photo for Gabriel Sullivan

Incredibly, we’re rounding the decade mark for Irish duo The Lost Brothers’ debut album ‘Trails of the Lonely’. Since then, the guitar-toting singer/songwriters have released quite a bit of music and played shows all over the world, including multiple appearances at SXSW. Mark McCausland and Oisin Leech, masters of an Americana, folk sound, have announced they’ll be releasing their fifth studio album, ‘Halfway Towards a Healing’, in January on Bird Dog Records. Of the upcoming release, Oisin says, “Many of our albums have been quite desolate, but this one has tiny slivers of hope. We’ve been challenged, and that has made the songs richer. We have definitely polished the gloom a bit! Weirdly, it’s our most forward-thinking record.” It follows 2014’s ‘New Songs of Dawn and Dust’, one of my favourite albums of that year.

To get our interest piqued for the upcoming release, they’ve revealed ‘Echoes in the Wind’, the lead single from the album. Like many of their past songs that have filled my ears with wonder, this is a song that takes full advantage of the pair’s gorgeously complementary harmonies and dexterous acoustic guitar notes. The only other instruments that appear on the relatively unadorned track are some twinkles of a piano and the beat of an ordinary drum, simply used to keep the beat.

In the span of 3 and a half minutes, McCausland and Leech do their best to disagree with Dylan Thomas’ words of “do not go gentle in that good night”. In the words of the chorus “hear the night come calling us home”, the duo sing wistfully, not regretfully or even rebelliously. “All we are is just an echo in the wind” should translate to a feeling of vulnerability, about the ephemeral nature of life, of each days passing ever so quicker towards the day we say goodbye to this green earth. However, when presented to you in this pair’s rich vocal tones and evocative guitar-playing, the emotion conveyed instead is the sense of contentment that we’re all in this together in this thing called life. ‘Echoes in the Wind’ is a great preview of what should be another stellar collection of music from these talented Irishmen.

8.5/10

The new single from The Lost Brothers, ‘Echoes in the Wind’, is available now. LP ‘Halfway Towards a Healing’ is scheduled for release on the 26th of January 2018 on Bird Dog Records. Catch up on TGTF’s past coverage on the Irish folk duo through this link.

 
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