How To Rock The Rest Of 2017 (With A Little Help From Your Friends At Inception)


Step 1) Check Out These Releases:

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I The Mighty – ‘Where The Mind Wants To Go / Where You Let It Go’ – The San Francisco alt-rockers’ third album saw release via Rude Records on 20th October. Stream it via YouTube or Spotify.

Seven Stories High – ‘Deadweight’“Based on the Greek myth of King Midas, who is given the power to turn everything to gold with a touch, which then backfires when he turns his daughter into gold. Our adaption of this focuses on struggles of mental health,” reveals Seven Stories High vocalist Rhys Hyett-Ferrier of the quintet’s forthcoming sophomore EP. Sonically the band, who are influenced by State Champs, The Wonder Years and Four Year Strong, describe the release as “almost split in two – half follows a fast up-beat Pop Punk feel, which gets people dancing and jumping around. The other is heavier – fuller sounding and darker in feel, which you can chant and scream along to.” Yet, the EP flows as one piece of music, with each track written to fit the narrative, whilst being open enough to interpretation for listeners to make a personal connection. Get it on 24th November directly from the band here.

sittingthesummerout – ‘Brick and Mortar’ – “We built it from scratch; every drop of sweat went into making something we’d be happy with, and we did some work on ourselves in the meantime too,” declares sittingthesummerout vocalist Samir Batista. Hailing from Milan, Batista named the act in 2015, following a difficult Summer, which he reveals “cemented the concept that summer, as a season, wasn’t meant for me.” Completed by Dimitri Sironi and Luca Della Foglia on Guitar, Andrea Daniele on Drums and Cristina Lietti on Bass, the act play a well-crafted, atmospheric take on post-hardcore, blended with vocals that flit between spoken word, frustrated screams and evocative singing, and will surely resonate with fans of Hotel Books, La Dispute and Brand New. The record is released via Ghost Factory Records & Arts on 1st December.

Step 2) Watch These Videos:


Teller ‘Victoria’ HERE – the band say: “The video for Victoria follows the everyday experience of living with our negative thoughts – the demon is representative of this – whether this be a love lost, or our errors in retrospect. It is the perfect song to make our debut. We feel it introduces and demonstrates the band’s intense, energetic sound, coupled with strong melodic hooks.”

I the Mighty ‘Chaos In Motion’ HERE – The track garnered the support of the BBC Radio One Rock Show, before the video was then picked up by Viral Thread, amassing over 1.3 million videos. Directed by John Komar it is a clever play on the song’s title, featuring various scenarios in which perfect tasks are completed imperfectly, sure to make viewers feel uncomfortable and infuriated in equal measure.

Seven Stories High ‘Apathy’ HERE  – Vocalist Rhys Hyett-Ferrier commented: “The video was written by us together and filmed by Alex-Jay Moore. The video, much like the EP, is playing into our version of the Greek Myth of King MIDAS who turns his daughter marigold into solid gold. It was a lot of fun to film, and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it. Big love to Amy-Beth McCarthy for being our ‘Marigold’.”

sittingthesummerout ‘To Those Concerned’ HERE – With the assistance of good friend and co-director Edoardo Giacomelli, sittingthesummerout created a video which shows five players engaged in a poker game where pawns are being staked alongside regular poker chips. Acting as a metaphor for the rise and fall of friendships, displayed are “dirty tricks that lead to some people ending up winning, while others, overconfident, choose to stake everything they’ve built and lose it all instead,” explains vocalist Samir Batista. Discussing the song itself, he comments “it’s about friendship, about worrying where you’re going with your life, and what those friends you hold dearest are doing with theirs – wondering what the roads you all take will do to your relationships – because everybody seems to drift apart eventually. It’s a thought I often struggle with, keeping me in my bed in the morning when even coffee, my savior most days, won’t do the trick!”

Blood Youth ‘Parasite’ HERE – Taken from their debut album ‘Beyond Repair’, which saw release via Rude Records in April, the video for ‘Parasite’ features live footage from the past year of life on the road. Frontman Kaya Tarsus comments on the song and video: “Parasite is probably the heaviest song we have written so far! Lyrically it’s about how substances can radically change who we are as a person. The kindest people can turn into raging maniacs after a few drinks. I remember seeing it happen when I was in a bar. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and ended up writing the chorus on my phone that night! The video is a compilation of the many shows we have played over the last 12 months and perfectly showcases the intensity of a BY show! We are so stoked with how it all turned out!”

Step 3) Go To These Shows:

Prophets + Blood Youth - London - Nov 2017

WSTR & Blood Youth support Neck Deep:

05.11.17 Nottingham, Rock City

Blood Youth support Prophets Of Rage:
13.11.17 – London, The Forum

15.11.17 – Germany, Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle

Seven Stories High EP release shows:

24.11.17 – The Pit, Swansea

25.11.17 – Winchester Gate, Salisbury

26.11.17 – Suki 10C, Birmingham


I the Mighty support Bayside:

Dec 6 – Garage, London

Dec 7 – Academy 3, Manchester

Dec 8 – Cathouse, Glasgow

Dec 9 – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham

WSTR support ROAM:

08.12.17 London, The Dome
09.12.17 Glasgow, Audio
10.12.17 Newcastle, Think Tank
11.12.17 Manchester, Deaf Institute
12.12.17 Leeds, Key Club
13.12.17 Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
14.12.17 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (16+)

Blood Youth support Caliban in Germany:

26.12.17 Leipzig: Conne Island
27.12.17 Bochum: Zeche
28.12.17 München: Backstage Werk
29.12.17 Karlsruhe: Substage
30.12.17 Hamburg: Gruenspan

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