Video Of The Year So Far… Is A Visual Spectacle By THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA

For your eyes

2 July 2022

Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi
(Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.

This always surprising  duo launched their sophomore LP
Trust No Leaders yesterday (more about this new ace
achievement next week).

One of the metallic highlights on the album is THE CHEFS SONG.
A rumble of menacing thunder. 130 seconds of brutal turmoil.

And its video clip is as stupefying as the track itself.

Manimal and Samara are formidable sound and vision artists…

Let’s cook…

TCOMAS: Facebook – Instagram

TESS PARKS With Charming Video For Highlight ‘I SEE ANGELS’ Off Her New LP

Eye-catching video clips

23 June 2022

(photo by Ki Price)

Canadian songstress TESS PARKS released new album ‘AND THOSE WHO WERE SEEN DANCING’ last April. The title refers to a quote by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche:
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear
the music.”

A new video for my favorite track I SEE ANGELS is now on rotation on YouTube.

Watch the angel dance…


TESS PARKS: Facebook – Instagram

For Your Eyes – Join The Latin Music Party Of THE MARS VOLTA With Their New Track/Clip ‘BLACKLIGHT SHINE’

Clips to impress your eyes

22 June 2022

(press photo FB – The Mars Volta)

Who: Former At The Drive In members
Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
Active: 2001 present / 6 LPs so far


The new piece – their first in 10 years – is fully influenced by Latin music,
with Bixler-Zavala singing in Spanish over a percussion jam that conjures up
the spirit of Santana’s early work. Fascinating stuff again by the these two
experimental prog-rock musicians.

Join the party here in the ravishing 11-minute black and white clip…

THE MARS VOLTA: Facebook – Instagram

Belgian Nightdreamers SONIC TIDES Stun With Slow-Burning Jam ‘INSOMNIA’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

20 June 2022

Band: SONIC TIDES (Liege)
Who: Belgian 5-piece that produces a big subversive sound
ranging from noise rock to psychedelic. You can dive into their
duality between dissonant sounds and hypnotizing and
neurotic harmonies.

New single: INSOMNIA

“An ode to people suffering from insomnia. The lyrics describe the never ending
thought loops that keep you from falling asleep even in a state of extreme fatigue.”

Turn Up The Volume: The sky-scraping vocal vehemence of Soundgarden and the mindboggling electricity of Mogwai. This should give you an idea of this slow-burning nightmare erupting now and then with impassioned yearning. When a magnetic
bass riff and screeching guitars take over, midway, this hallucination works its way
to a inflammatory finale until the torch has burned out. Epic stuff.

The band had the privilege to work with Simon Medard and his team for the production of the accompanying video. The team of animators has worked tirelessly for months on this massive project. Its dreamy visuals were directly inspired by the band members dreams.

Eye-catching animated spectacle…


Bizarro Visions Of BLACK MIDI Visualized In Bizarro Clip For New Bizarro Single ‘EAT MEN EAT’

Eye-catching clips

19 June 2022

(artwork new LP)

Who: Young terrifically engrossing
indie 4-piece from London.

The British sound-digging crusaders BLACK MIDI scored one of
last year’s best longplayers with Calvacade, confirming their musical
prog-jazz-rock inspired vision of debut album Schlagenheim.

And their third one, baptized HELLFIRE is ready
for release on 15th July. Pre-order info here.

Frontman Geordie Greep

New single: EAT MEN EAT
The follow-up to ace lead single Welcome To Hell” features
Demi Garcia Sabat providing percussion, and more than 50 fan
recordings submitted and layered into the song’s conclusion.

Post-punk flamenceo.

(artwork new single)

Black Midi about the song/video clip: “The story starts in the desert with two men engaged in a desperate search for missing friends. Their quest leads them to a strange mining facility which, despite a dearth of natural resources in the area, opens its doors for even stranger hosts to welcome them. That evening, with zero sign of their friends, a massive feast is laid on by the mineʼs cantankerous Captain, who performs a long speech encouraging all to indulge as this is to be the workersʼ last night before returning to their families. With good reason for suspicion the protagonists feign gluttony and consume as little as humanly possible. Unfortunately, as they later find, even thatʼs not quite enough. Night falls, they hide and as the workers fall comatose the wardens, overseen by the Captain, make preparations to pump their poisoned stomachs. It turns out the purpose of the mine is to procure an excess of human stomach acid used in the production of a bastardized blood red wine, sold and loved in the region.

After the wider conspiracy is revealed and upon realizing their friends must be long gone, the partners decide they must destroy the facility. A spanner plugs the works however, as one of the men experiences mild effects of the poison and the production of acid in his stomach goes into overdrive. As his chest literally bubbles he says what may be his final goodbyes to his partner and the other man is left to do the heavy lifting alone.

He succeeds and as they flee, arm in arm, the demon Captain erupts from the burning embers and curses the two men to the hell of crippling acid reflux for the rest of their days. They see no reason to worry though, as theyʼre sure to return home hailed as heroes.”

Bizarro band, bizarro artwork, bizarro compositions, bizarro video’s.

BLACK MIDI is SPECIAL in any way!

BLACK MIDI: Instagram

For Your Eyes – Razzle Dazzle Clip For Badass Banger By MAGGIE LINDEMANN And SIIICKBRAIN

Eye-catching clips

(Artwork single)

Watch the drop dead cool MAGGIE LINNEDAM team up with her eccentric
friend SIIICKBRAIN of razzle dazzle video for Linnedam’s new badass banging
single BREAK ME!.

Lindemann: “It’s all the feelings it gives you, that rush of fear and adrenaline,
but also the calmness and peace. The video is meant to convey the juxtaposition
of the two – one moment you’re euphoric, and the next you feel like you’re broken,
suffocating and your heart is decaying.”


FONTAINES D.C. Share Video For Moody Single ‘ROMAN HOLIDAY’ Off Their Splendid Third LP

For your eyes

With their sublime third LP Skinty Fia rising Irish stars FONTAINES D.C.
went straight to the top of the UK’s album charts last April and will be in
lots of best-albums-of-2022 lists, including mine.

To keep the momentum going they just shared a video for
one of the album’s singles, the moody Roman Holiday reverie.

Roll the tape here…


FONTAINES D.C.: Facebook

Noise Maniacs CHAT PILE Visualize Their New Single ‘SLAUGHTERHOUSE’ With Blood-Curdling Horror Video

Clips that impress your eyes

5 June 2022

Beware America, they only look nice

Who: Caring noise turbo maniacs from Oklamohoma. Having lived alongside
the heaps of toxic refuse that the band derives its name from, the fatalism of
daily life in the American Midwest permeates throughout the works of Chat Pile.

New album: GOD’S COUNTRY
Out: 29 July 2022 – pre-order info here

“There’s a sick irony to how a country that extols rhetoric of individual freedom, in the same gasp, has no problem commodifying human life as if it were meat to feed the insatiable hunger of capitalism. If this is American nihilism taken to its absolute zenith, then God’s Country, the first full length record from Oklahoma City noise rock quartet Chat Pile is the aural embodiment of such a concept.”


A slow-scorching volcanic discharge.

Sick hammer, sick screams,
sick guitars. Sick country.


And the eyes of god
Always watching
Always watching

If we could only fly away now
If we could only fly away

And live in different skins
Exist in different skins
And live in different skins
Remove all your skins
And walk in new light
And walk in cleaner light
And walk in new skin
In new light

And the eyes of God are forgiving now
So forgiving now

Blood had to be shed
In order to set things right

Hammers and grease

Haunted building
Haunted life

And all the blood
All the blood
And the fuckin sound, man
You never forget their eyes

Everyone’s head rings here
And there is no escape
No motherfucking exit
Hammers and grease
And the sad eyes, goddamnit
And the screaming
There’s more screaming than you’d think
Everyone’s head rings here
You never forget their eyes
Hammers and grease


CHAT PILE: Facebook – Instagram

New album God’s Country is out 29 July through The Flenser

Band photo on top by Bayley Hanes

THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA Launched Spectacular Video For Newest Single ‘SHAMAN’

For your eyes

30 May 2022

Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi
(Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.

Out: 1st July 2022
Pre-order: here

Last week Samara and Manimal released a new piece from their forthcoming LP.

“Shaman’ narrates a journey of self-discovery into the depths of one’s psyche. Guided
by Jungian psychoanalytic theory, the song captures a personal confrontation with the unconscious in which one experiences the infinite and the energy of the universe. The song introduces the idea of attaining wholeness by uniting our inner and outer worlds

Turn Up The Volume wrote: Shaman progresses like a vicious viper working its way to a grandiose finale. Determined, but always wary of sudden danger. Shaman dumbfounds and flummoxes while the song’s tension intensifies and sends shivers down your spine.

They just launched a spectacularly animated video clip. As I said before
the duo has an ingenious vision when it comes to visualizing their hellraisers.

Roll the tape and get dazzled…

TCOMAS: Spotify – Website