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SPB premiere: "Some Girls" by The Pretty Flowers

SPB premiere: "Some Girls" by The Pretty Flowers

Hailing from sunny Los Angeles, CA, The Pretty Flowers pull a number of influences together for a melodic, soothing r ‘n’ r sound that leans on the classics. Scene Point Blank is excited to share a new video for the song “Some Girls” off last year’s Why Trains Crash (Dirt Cult Records).

Digging into those influences, the band’s Noah Green explains, “’Some Girls’ was written after listening to one of the Rhino Records Nuggets compilations and the Guided By Voices Isolation Drills album.”

The video, directed by Joshua Giuliano, was shot the same day as a previous video for “Electrical,” off the same album.

Green expands on its inspiration:

Originally we were going to just do the "Electrical" video, and got to talking about how doing another video that could be shot on the cheap at a single location would be feasible to do that weekend, too. The location wound up being my tiny garage. We loved the simplicity of Buzzcocks "What Do I Get? video, which is just the band performing in front of a white background, and we shot for something similar to that for the "Some Girls" video. Our video has the addition of a cameo by our bass player Sam's dog, Bogie.

The band is currently working on a new album with an expected release in early 2020. Since Why Trains Crash, The Pretty Flowers also released a covers album named Golden Beat Sessions.

 

Upcoming shows:
September 26 at Little Joy, Los Angeles
October 6 at at The Lexington, Los Angeles
Video director Giuliano is directing a masked killer movie named River, set to being filming next year.

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SPB premiere: "Mood Swings & Roundabouts" by Don't Worry

Posted July 25, 2019, 8:05 a.m.
SPB premiere: "Mood Swings & Roundabouts" by Don't Worry

There’s a lot of exciting news about upcoming projects from Essex/London’s Don’t Worry. The band has a new acoustic EP out soon and a UK tour, along with a brand new video to share below.

 The song “Mood Swings & Roundabouts” comes off last year’s Who Cares Anyway? album.

“It’s a song about getting older and wondering if you’re doing life right. Did you choose the right path, or are you wasting your time? It’s also about being fed up, and the old chestnut of having a love/hate relationship with your hometown,” says guitarist/vocalist Ronan Kehoe.

SPB let the band speak to the merits of the video itself, going into great and inspiring detail:

In the first spoken word part of the song I say the line “I am nothing but a forgotten trout, lying on the bench covered in sand and gasping for air.” This is the main inspiration for the music video. We thought we’d take the imagery from that line and take it much further, probably way too far. So I dressed up as an actual trout and went out and about getting up to various fishy mischief: attacking Alex because he’s eating my mate from the fish & chip shop, chatting with the other fishy folk at the aquarium, screaming at some frozen fish fingers. You know, fish stuff. 


We’ve never had any real budget to make any of our music videos, and so we’ve always been conscious that if we were to try to make something serious, we’d probably just end up making fools of ourselves. So we make videos on little to no budget that are hopefully funny or at least just ridiculous and therefore entertaining instead. This is one of the most serious tracks from our album but perhaps the silliest video we’ve made so far. We hope you like it! The rubber fish mask absolutely stunk and I couldn’t get rid of the smell for days afterwards. 

Catch the band next month on the “One Year On and Still Nobody Cares” UK tour.
Who Cares Anyway? is available on red vinyl and CD via Specialist Subject Records.
August tour dates:
20th - Norwich, Rabbit
21st - Liverpool, Craft Taproom
22nd - Glasgow, Bloc
23rd - Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
24th - Exeter, Cavern
25th - Bristol, Exchange
26th - Plymouth, The Junction
30th - London, The Old Blue Last

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Posted July 20, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

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Wear Your Wounds just debued "Shrinking Violet," below, from their upcoming Rust on the Gates of Heaven, set for official release on July 12 (Deathwish Inc.) T new black and whtie video, directed and edited ...

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Posted May 11, 2019, 1:46 p.m. in Videos by Loren

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Videos DFMK's "Ciudad de Nadie"

Posted May 5, 2019, 11:43 a.m. in Videos by Loren

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Videos SPB video premiere: "Bubblegum" by Yalla Stockings

Posted May 2, 2019, 11:31 a.m. in Videos by Loren

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Posted April 14, 2019, 9:32 a.m. in Videos by Loren

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Sweden's Martyrdöd are back with Hexhammaren, their seventh album, on May 10. In preview, the band just unleashed a new vide for "Helveteslarm ...


MARTYRDÖD Tour Dates:
4/19/2019 Butcher's Tears - Amsterdam, NL4/21/2019 Neuronoise Festival II - Rennes, FR5/22/2019 Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles w/ Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood, Portrayal Of Guilt5/23/2019 The Independent - San Francisco, CA w/ Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood:5/24/2019 Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR w/ Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood:5/25/2019 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA w/ Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood:5/27/2019 The Metro - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood:5/29/2019 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO w/ Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood:5/30/2019 The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS w/ Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood:5/31/2019 Turf Club - Minneapolis, MN w/ Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood:6/01/2019 Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL w/ Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood, Devil Master7/11-14/2019 Devilstone Festival - Anyksciai, LT10/11-12/2019 Scandinavia Deathfest - Stockholm, SE

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Posted April 1, 2019, 5:40 p.m. in Videos by Loren

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Big Business tour dates:
April 11 Los Angeles, CA Alex’ Bar
April 12 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
April 13 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
April 14 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
April 16 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
April 17 Vancouver, BC The Wise Hall
April 18 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
April 19 Tacoma, WA Honey at Alma Mater
April 20 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
April 21 Spokane, WA The Bartlett
April 23 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
April 24 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
April 26 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
April 27 Norman, OK Norman Music Festival
April 29 Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar
April 30 Flagstaff, AZ Flagstaff’s Green Room
May 27 Las Vegas NV Brooklyn Bowl *May 28 Salt Lake City UT Metro Music Hall *May 29 Boulder CO Boulder Theatre *May 31 Omaha NE Slowdown *June 1 Minneapolis MN First Avenue *June 2 Maquoketa IA Codfish Hollow Barn *June 3 Madison WI The Sylvee *June 5 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection *June 6 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom *June 7 Albany NY Skyloft *June 8 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage *June 9 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theatre *June 11 Charlotte NC Neighborhood Theatre *June 12 Knoxville TN The Mill & Mine *June 13 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works *June 14 Birmingham AL Saturn *June 15 Athens GA 40 Watt *June 17 Tampa FL The Ritz *June 18 Miami FL The Ground *
June 20 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
June 22 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
June 24 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
*- w/Slee

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