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Hello world, been a while!

Many updates — so, be prepared (not to be confused with Scar from The Lion King) for a few posts all at once, here!

New Lostprophets video for Jesus Walks is available for viewing now.

"Jesus Walks, but baby, he’ll just walk away…"

(Not to be confused with Kayne…)

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I think the video is simple enough - it appears to be about a relationship and trying to work things out? If there is some greater message, then, well, that’s beyond me…any thoughts on this are welcome!

Please note though, the video actually cuts off the second verse (and an excellent verse, at that…which may even change the whole meaning of the song…Ooooo…see, what I did there? How’s that for some mystery!)


Overall, it’s a great song - a very catchy tune with an interesting message…possibly about some type of relationship (be it romantic, or possibly about a friend/mentor talking to someone who’s learning about many of life’s lessons all at once.) The beginning honestly reminds me of Katy Perry’s 'Teenage Dream,' (the first five seconds, literally) but that could be just me.

If you have read my previous posts, you should know by now I’m a big supporter of this band due to their unwavering passion and hard work ethic, amongst many other things.  Jesus Walks is a very strong highlight from their 2012 album, Weapons, which was released in Spring earlier this year (and in June in the United States).

This song is recommended to anyone who likes Lostprophets’ music or UK Rock, in general.  The track may also be geared towards those who likes that poppy type of alternative rock (no guttoral screaming in this track, emo fans!).  It is also for anyone who just wants something new to listen to (I think it’s very different than what’s playing in mainstream today).  This song can also be good to listen to for those who are going through any relationship or friend problems. Not saying the song may provide help (but, hey, sometimes music is the key to the soul), but it may provide a comfortable solace knowing that someone else in the world wrote what you may or may not be thinking about.

Enjoy!

Best,

M:)

PS - While this song may or may not have some religious connotation, then that is beyond me. Any intellectual insight on this song is welcomed (as with any of my posts).  Please note, I’m talking about the work as a whole (as a work of art), as opposed to anything controversial.  If this song is seen that way, then that is your opinion.  However, I will say this (as the voice of reason, once again):

At the end of the day, artists create the type of work they want to create.  Only they know the real meanings, definitions, and interpretations of their work as they are the producers of their artistic products. As with anyone in real life (or internet life, quoi-ever), always try to think about things first before swiftly judging an artist and what they have created - there may be more to the story than what we see or hear.  At the end of the day, only the author(s) know.

Thank you.

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Young Guns Pre-Order for US Fans!

Yay! Great to hear US fans can buy the album, here, too!

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younggunsuk:

Hey US friends -

The pre-orders for our new album, Bones, have begun!

Snap yours up from Walmart or from Newbury Comics and receive a limited autographed CD booklet!

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Styles change…people change.  
Picture change. Re-arrange.
You don’t wear the same clothes you did ten years ago, do you? 
That style was the ‘in-thing’ back then…I personally miss the short hair instead of the ‘my hair is in my face, let me help find you a book, though’ kind of look…but, those jackets are pretty rad and I do love to read. :)  Full support of the band; lack of understanding of hair styles, tight jeans, and just the entire fashion trend going on these days…but that’s another story.  
Kerrang mag, you are a funny one.  Is there a TV along with that sofa? 
Just wondering… :)
lostprophetsdaily:

THEN: Guffaw. Is that a sun visor? Baggy jeans, skate shoes and tight tees were the order of the day for the fresh-faces of Pontypridd sextet Lostprophets, back when they were still calling themselves Lozt Prophetz. Smiles were not allowed, but sofas in the middle of the street were obviously coo. And the look wouldn’t be complete without a cheap beaded chain around the neck, now, would it? Just what were they thinking? NOW: Dark pastels, woolen scarves, overcoats and waistcoats? The post-modern librarian look is so hot right now, at least as far as Lostprophets are concerned. A little make-up here and there to compliment the teased and tousled barnets helps too. Gotta keep the inexorable march of time at bay somehow, right guys?

Styles change…people change.  

Picture change. Re-arrange.

You don’t wear the same clothes you did ten years ago, do you? 

That style was the ‘in-thing’ back then…I personally miss the short hair instead of the ‘my hair is in my face, let me help find you a book, though’ kind of look…but, those jackets are pretty rad and I do love to read. :)  Full support of the band; lack of understanding of hair styles, tight jeans, and just the entire fashion trend going on these days…but that’s another story.  

Kerrang mag, you are a funny one.  Is there a TV along with that sofa? 

Just wondering… :)

lostprophetsdaily:

THEN: Guffaw. Is that a sun visor? Baggy jeans, skate shoes and tight tees were the order of the day for the fresh-faces of Pontypridd sextet Lostprophets, back when they were still calling themselves Lozt Prophetz. Smiles were not allowed, but sofas in the middle of the street were obviously coo. And the look wouldn’t be complete without a cheap beaded chain around the neck, now, would it? Just what were they thinking?

NOW: Dark pastels, woolen scarves, overcoats and waistcoats? The post-modern librarian look is so hot right now, at least as far as Lostprophets are concerned. A little make-up here and there to compliment the teased and tousled barnets helps too. Gotta keep the inexorable march of time at bay somehow, right guys?

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::Young Guns US Tour::

What great news for such a remarkable band.

Young Guns' honesty, dedication, passion, and just overall good tunes (in my opinion) are finally getting a chance to shine on US soil.  I am very excited as I have known of their music for about the past two years and they really bring another perspective and sound to the US rock genre. 

Consider it a nice little addition and possibly, one of the best kept secrets of UK Rock along the lines of Lostprophets, The Blackout, and a few others who have yet to reach high US acclaim.  

However, though, maybe US or world domination is not a bad thing, just yet…not only can YG grow as a band and not have to worry (yet) about the papa papa paparazzi (you know you go that Lady Gaga reference, yes, I did go there) on their back, but it allows for people who do support their music…to, well, really respect and appreciate their art without the media barging in.

I hope the band has a great and safe time as they join the ride with Seether in the Fall.

Please feel free to check them out!  

::Get ready::

US TOUR SUPPORTING SEETHER

20.09.12 - US, BOSTON,MA, House Of Blues 
21.09.12 - US, SAYREVILLE,NJ, Starland Ballroom 
22.09.12 - US, BALTIMORE,MD, Pier Six Concert Pavilion 
23.09.12 - US, NORFOLK,VA, The NorVa 
25.09.12 - US, ST PETERSBURG,FL, Jannus Live 
27.09.12 - US, ATLANTA,GA, The Tabernacle 
28.09.12 - US, SAUGET,IL, Pop’s Concert Venue 
29.09.12 - US, OKLAHOMA CITY,OK, Diamond Ballroom 
01.10.12 - US, PHOENIX,AZ, The Marquee 

Check out http://Younggunsuk.tumblr.com for more details!

Best,

M:)

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"Bones" Available In The US!

TELL THE WORLD.

Incredible song.

Incredible band.

End.

of.

Story.

What are you waiting for?

Did you not get the memo?

Bring on the intellectual rock.

We’re ready. 

(Well, I most certainly am….are you? )

LES DUDIS.

X

Maria

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younggunsuk:

Hey US fans -

Our new single, “Bones,” is out today on iTunes!

Download your copy and tell your friends to go check it out.

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If anyone ever wanted to punch Ian Watkins, the lead singer of the amazing Welsh rock sextet, Lostprophets, then this is the video for you, my friend. In all seriousity, (uh…new word, coined? seriousness, I know, I know),Bring ‘Em Down, is the first video off of their soon to be released 5th album, Weapons. The album is due for release April 2, 2012. Different than their other videos, this video seems to tell not only somewhat of a story, but it’s the first video I’ve seen of them where there are no instruments or any scenes of the band actually playing. I’m personally a huge fan of story music videos, so to see them go in this direction, (even if it may be for only this video), is pretty awesome. I don’t know how they would all feel about acting, but I think they could pull something off really well.

This song is definitely a rocker — a combination of their nu-metal past (Fake Sound of Progress…Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja, anyone?) with a mix of their second debut, Start Something, and a pinch of Liberation Transmission (their 3rd album). I think it is a different sound in comparison to The Betrayed, their long awaited 4th album which came out in 2010; that album appeared to be more stripped down with heavy choruses (and awesomeness, might I add), and none of these special almost electronic sounding effects.

I really like how whenever a new album of theirs comes out, Lostprophets always seem to solidify in their first single (or maybe it’s in all their songs) that they’re back (from wherever they were, I guess) and surely here to stay…this video and song really exemplify these ideas, well — E.g. when Ian tells the camera and the audience "…Here we go again…" Classic. (Not to be confused with WhiteSnake, bee tea dubs, that song is pretty awesome, though, too.)

I can go on and on about this band, but I’ll save that mayhaps for other posts. I will say this, though —- I respect them greatly as musical artists and people. Their music has a lot of different themes (some very inspiring, might I add) and they do not appear to touch on the usual relationship topics seen in much alternative rock. (Or, well, if it does, I think it’s not exactly about the poppy boy meeting girl kind of scenarios, like it seems a lot of American rock goes towards.) I also really give them credit and props for always following their hearts and doing what they want to do as musicians. So oftentimes I feel musicians are either trapped or record songs even if they’re not a 100% to their liking - a lot of albums end up either sounding the same or are all full of ‘filler’ tracks. (However, I could be completely wrong here, and maybe that’s just how some bands make music…and maybe they like all their songs they do very much.) I do feel though many songs do tend to have similar tunes, beats, and lyrics, and that could be because everything is influenced by everything else and it all fuses together…and of course, one band’s work is bound to sound the same at times as, well, they’re the same band…! I am not trying to disrespect any bands, as there are several reasons definitely unknown to me as why musicians do what they do, say what they say, act how they act; this is just a mere observation.

I feel with the ‘Prophets, though, it’s different - their vibe, mentality, and always desiring to do more as artists - that consistent strive of perfection and even when much money (should I say lost profits…? oh come on, that was genius…ba-bum ching;) has gone down the drain, they still want to make an album to their liking. At the end of the day, they will play the songs they want to play and create what they want to create - it’s not a management or producer decision - it’s ultimately their (the artist’s) decision.

I think that’s really important - this idea of not giving in or trying to be a part of the status quo (is that selling out?). True, maybe you won’t sell “a million bajillion records,” (Rock Vocal Power, anyone? Butch Walker? Google it), but to create what you want and hone your craft on your own terms is a great concept and something I personally feel that deserves recognition and respect.

At the end of the day, Losprophets (and countless other bands) are not puppets here to amuse the audience, but they are here to play what they want and hope others like what they’re playing - and to put this into greater perspective, to of course, entertain whoever is listening. I think there’s a fine line between entertainment and musicianship, as most think it’s the same thing…but that’s another story for another post.

Until then, feel free to watch the video…as I saw on a review Jamie Oliver (keyboardist and backing vocals) of Lostprohets tweeted, Lostprophets fans unite!

Cheers::
Mar :)

PS - Post script - this song is recommended to anyone who like Lostprophets’ music, are a fan of UK rock, a fan of alternative rock, and/or music with great musicianship, interesting lyrics, and somewhat of an…edge (when you hear the song halfway through, you’ll know what I mean). It’s more upbeat than…down-beat…so fans of lighter music may not enjoy, but I would still recommend it’s worth a listen just so you can say you tried something new! Experience and Listen.:)

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UK’s Young Guns' new song, Bones.  Incredible track with an awesome and powerful message.  Cool video, too.  The song is about how, humans at times, can be their own “worst enemies,” (Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy,” ring a bell, there?)  They can do or say things that can bear very difficult consequences…not just on other people, but the person who initiated the act or said something they perhaps shouldn’t, can be the one bearing the most burden.  I think it can also be about someone’s abilities - trying to reach a goal, but then dealing with the struggle of reaching it and, of course, no matter what the goal is, it’s always hard to have confidence in ourselves, so it’s human nature to possibly move away from this goal or put ourselves down as all efforts seem futile. However, it is up to you to go climb back up that mountain and try again - you can feel everything in your bones, and the only person stopping you from doing what you want to do is you. And, even if you are not blaming anyone but yourself, know that you are not alone in this struggle, regardless of what it is —- they are several others in life trying to make their way, too.  If you can find the strength within yourself, you can do anything…and that, I think is the most difficult challenge of all when you set out to reach a goal - to have that unwavering, continuous confidence in yourself.  Eyes on the prize, as they say. 

I dont know what the overall theme for this album is or of the band’s previous work, All Our Kings Are Dead, but in many of Young Guns’ songs, lead singer, Gustav Wood sings about the difficulties we have either within ourselves or opposition from others (e.g. Crystal Clear, Elements, At The Gates, and Stitches from AOKAD Learn My Lesson from Bones.)  I am excited to fully hear their new album, Bones, and I encourage fans of UK Rock, or just good rock music, in general, wherever you are from around the world, to listen to this band.  The Mirrors EP and AOKAD are excellent additions to any record collection and I recommend them to fans too, who also like Lostprophets and The Blackout - two other UK Rock Acts who I also enjoy music from.

Overall, Young Guns’ music is really interesting and powerful - catchy melodies, good beats and layers of instruments and vocals (Daughter of The Sea is a favorite off of the Mirrors EP), and the lyrics are excellent and thought-provoking to the listener.  While it took a few times for me to get really into them, they’re a definite departure from the emo/screamo sound but not as pop/commercialized as I think what is most often played on American radio.  It’s really something new and refreshing to the ears. 

Further, I respect and appreciate Young Guns’ hard work, dedication, attitude, and passion towards making music.  They, similarly to bands like Lostprophets, have worked from the ground up to have a dedicated following and work hard to make great music together - without much auto-tune ;) (or any! AOKAD did not use it, even, I believe…which I think is really remarkable since that seems to be the common thing for producers nowadays - hey, hit the auto-tune and viola…anyone can sing! While some songs are great, I still am a firm believer in talent (be it God-given or through practice, practice, practice)!

Overall, a great song by a bunch of cool, hard working lads…I hope they tour America one day so I can tell them all this in person. :)

More about Young Guns’ other work in future posts! Please stay tuned! 

Enjoy!

Ciao::
M:) 

I will be writing some posts on this incredible band in the coming weeks…Please stay tuned! I am very excited to hear their secondary effort. Cheers, boys!
-M :)
younggunsuk:

BONES IS OUT NOW!!!!
Pick up a copy from your local record store or HMV.
OR
Download it straight away from iTunes or Amazon mp3
OR
Order an exclusive signed copy from HMV or with an exclusive badge set from Play.com
So glad it’s finally out there. Let us know what you guys think!
YG X

I will be writing some posts on this incredible band in the coming weeks…Please stay tuned! I am very excited to hear their secondary effort. Cheers, boys!

-M :)

younggunsuk:

BONES IS OUT NOW!!!!

Pick up a copy from your local record store or HMV.

OR

Download it straight away from iTunes or Amazon mp3

OR

Order an exclusive signed copy from HMV or with an exclusive badge set from Play.com

So glad it’s finally out there. Let us know what you guys think!

YG X

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Lostprophets single debut from Weapons! Thanks lostprophetsdaily!
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Lostprophets single debut from Weapons! Thanks lostprophetsdaily!

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gustav-tomas-skjerdal-wood:

younggunsuk:

BROTHER IN ARMS (Montage Video) - click the image above to view a montage video for ‘Brother In Arms’, a track from our forthcoming second album, ‘Bones’.
Please share this post and help us spread the word!
Don’t forget, our new single, ‘Bones’, gets it’s first play tomorrow evening from 7pm, exclusively on BBC Radio 1.

Check it and and reblog! X

gustav-tomas-skjerdal-wood:

younggunsuk:

BROTHER IN ARMS (Montage Video) - click the image above to view a montage video for ‘Brother In Arms’, a track from our forthcoming second album, ‘Bones’.

Please share this post and help us spread the word!

Don’t forget, our new single, ‘Bones’, gets it’s first play tomorrow evening from 7pm, exclusively on BBC Radio 1.

Check it and and reblog! X