Sydney-based alternative-rock trio RedHook have just revealed their riotous accompanying video for their latest single ‘Bad Decisions’ – shot, directed and edited by Reece Grogan and Joel McDonald from Yeah Rad Creative.
The clip compliments the song’s charged intensity with a graphic onslaught of visually appealing set designs and colours, along with hysterical antics and transitions of the three band members Emmy Mack, Craig Wilkinson, and Alex Powys performing the song in a mixture of heretical surroundings. The video’s playful nature is a gesture to the lyric “these bad decisions haunt me, but they make good stories”.
Lead singer Emmy Mack, who got her first tattoo for the clip, comments:
“Even though the lyrics of ‘Bad Decisions’ are fuelled by a lot of genuine self-loathing and regret over doing dumb shit, this song really is, at its core, about being able to laugh at yourself and revel in the fact that none of us are perfect. For that reason, we really wanted to make the visuals as fun, colourful and bonkers as possible.
PS yes, the rumours are true, I am no longer a cleanskin and now have the words ‘Bad Decisions’ proudly inked on my ass for all eternity. Thank you so much for sharing this formative moment with me.”
Since its release, ‘Bad Decisions’ has been widely embraced by the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, along with radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, The Faction, 4ZZZ, and Kerrang! Radio. The track has also received praise from online outlets Rock Sound (UK), Rolling Stone (AUS), Music Feeds, HEAVY Mag, Hysteria Magazine, Milky, The Soundcheck and The Rock Pit.
RedHook’s debut EP Bad Decisions, which also features previous single ‘Cure 4 Psycho’, is due out on Friday, 23rd April and is available to pre-order now.
To coincide with the release, the band have announced an accompanying Australian headline tour, including shows at The Brightside in Brisbane, Crowbar in Sydney, the Crown & Anchor in Adelaide, Northcote Social Club in Melbourne, the Prince of Wales in Bunbury and The Amplifier in Perth.
Prior to the worldwide pandemic, the band toured relentlessly, including multiple headline Australian tours and a debut UK/European tour. This also included appearances at Download UK, Good Things, BIGSOUND and Halloween Hysteria, as well as supporting the likes of The Amity Affliction, Sevendust, Hands Like Houses and Ocean Grove.
‘Bad Decisions’ is available worldwide now
REDHOOK BAD DECISIONS TOUR
All tickets on sale via weareredhook.com
FRI 30 APR | BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE QLD
SAT MAY 1 | CROWBAR, SYDNEY NSW
FRI MAY 7 | CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE SA
SAT MAY 8 | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC
FRI MAY 14 | PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY WA
SAT MAY 15 | AMPLIFIER, PERTH WA
VIDEO PREMIERE: The untold story behind the rise of H.E.A.T
“Remembering where you come from is what keeps you humble, I think”
Says keyboardist Jona Tee.
H.E.A.T delivers a feast for your eyes in the days of the pandemic while eagarly anticipating the victory over Covid-19 and returning to the road.
This band recently shared the untold story of how it all began, showing never-before-seen footage and recordings from the early days accompanied by interviews.
Returning lead Singer Kenny Leckremo makes a unique visit to the site of the original H.E.A.T headquarters in Sweden, for the first time in over a decade.
“Now is an excellent opportunity try to utilize the digital opportunities to connect with the fans and share our story in a modern format.” Says drummer Don Crash.
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Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen Release Third Single ‘Running’ – Debut Album Out March 26
BMG are proud to announce the worldwide release of the debut album Smith/Kotzen by Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen on March 26.
Running is the third single from the upcoming album and follows on from
Taking My Chances & Scars
Check it out here smith-kotzen.lnk.to/albumPR
Adrian says of the song, “It’s a really cool sort of driving track, one of the heavier ones on the album and we’re excited to get it out there ahead of the album release. We’ve both been thrilled by the reaction to our music so far and are very much looking forward to meeting up again as soon as we can, to write some more songs together.”
Richie adds, “Running was the first song Adrian and I worked on. Adrian came in with that heavy verse riff which lead me to conjuring up what lives as our chorus to the composition. Running is surely one of my top three favourites on the Smith/Kotzen album and I really look forward to playing this one live”.
As well as the duo co-writing, co-producing and sharing guitars and vocals, Richie also plays bass and drums on the track.
With the two previous singles Taking My Chances and cars having been enthusiastically welcomed by fans and media alike, Running is the perfect final choice ahead of the eponymous album release on March 26 to showcase the astonishing breadth of talent and musical diversity between this unique pairing of two of rock’s most respected artists.
Pre-order the album from Rock Lives Here Store
INTRØSPECT: Sydney Progressive Metallers Release New Video ‘The Wisdom Of Mountains’ New EP, Midnight Sun Released On March 19
Sydney progressives Intrøspect have just released their sublime new single,
The Wisdom Of Mountains. It’s the second single taken from the bands upcoming new EP, Midnight Sun which will be released on March 19.
Listen to the trackand revisit the EP’s first single Mjolnir here
Watch the video for The Wisdom Of Mountains now at:
The Wisdom of Mountains contrasts the seemingly unbearable storm of emotions that follow loss, grief and betrayal with the serenity and stillness of mountain landscapes. Intrøspect explore new sounds in Wisdom through the blending of complex string arrangements with reverb-laden clean guitars, topped with vocalist Felicity Jayne’s sonorous voice to create ethereal soundscapes not often explored in heavier genres.
The bands drummer, Hugo Rumore comments, “The recording process for The Wisdom of Mountains with Chris (Blancato) was interesting, because he saw a lot of potential for the song – and we spent a long time workshopping to really define the parts and make sure that the drums were really supporting the song in the best way that they could. We spent a lot of time on small details, which really completes the song, in my opinion!!”
Pre orders for Midnight Sun are available now
Intrøspect’s unique flavour of progressive metal blends post-rock and ambient influences to create a spiritual atmosphere in which the transcendent extremes of the human experience are given proper sonic treatment.
September 2019 saw the release of Intrøspects’ debut single Ad Astra. The video for the track quickly gained traction, amassing over 36 thousand views and blessing the band with a solid increase in listenership. Intrøspect now hosts a dedicated fan base upwards of 7K monthly listeners on Spotify, across 80+ countries around the world!
Intrøspect’s much-anticipated second release is set to be a step up in every way. Being a 29-minute adventure through triumph, adversity, heartbreak & reverence. Solidifying their sound as uniquely distinct in the broader landscape of heavy music.
Midnight Sun was recorded with returning collaborator Chris Blancato (Northlane) and mixed from the UK by George Lever (Sleep Token, Loathe, Wovenwar).
Felicity Jayne – Vocals
Loko McDonald & Jamie McVicker – Guitars
Luke Turner – Bass
Hugo Rumore – Drums
Intrøspect are for fans of
Northlane, TesseracT, Karnivool, Spiritbox, Periphery, The Beautiful Monument, Sleep Token, Polaris, Conquer Divide, Erra, The Contortionist,, Evanescence.