Millencolin Release Video For 'Sour Days' Friday 12th April 2019
Ahead of their European tour next week, Millencolin have revealed a fantastic new video for 'Sour Days', a song taken from their recently released ninth studio album 'SOS'.
The video was directed by band's long-time friend Kalle Haglund Brusewitz, who had the following to say about making of the video:
"The first time I heard the song and the lyrics I immediately started to think about the old myth about the dude who rolled a massive stone up a mountain. As soon as he was finished, the bastard stone rolled down on the other side and he had to start pushing it up all over again. I never really knew the whole story behind this Greek myth so I read up on it and realised it was basically an illustration of our own relation to the humdrum of everyday life. The story can be read in various ways depending on who reads it and what state of mind he or she is in.
My take on this mythological meme, the moral of this particular story is that, just like Sisyphus, we need to accept and salute whatever situation we're in. If your skateboard is impossible to ride, then that is your path. You are not a skateboarder anymore and you probably never were. Instead, embrace the fact that you are on your way to become a successful white male long distance runner in your forties. Bless. The video was shot on an iPhone in order to capture proper day-to-day realism."
Millencolin will be kicking off an extensive European tour next week in Berlin, which includes appearances at Slam Dunk Festival in the UK. Please see the full list of dates below.
Apr 23, 2019 - SO36, Berlin, Germany - TICKETS
Apr 24, 2019 - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany - TICKETS
Apr 25, 2019 - Schlacht Hof, Wiesbaden, Germany - TICKETS
Apr 26, 2019 - Victoria Carlswerk, Cologne, Germany - TICKETS
Apr 27, 2019 - Groezrock, Hasselt, Belgium - TICKETS
Apr 28, 2019 - Laiterie, Strasbourg, France - TICKETS
Apr 29, 2019 - CCO, Lyon, France - TICKETS
Apr 30, 2019 - Trabendo, Paris, France - TICKETS
May 2, 2019 - Nouveau Monde, Fribourg, Switzerland - TICKETS
May 3, 2019 - Live Club, Trezzo Milano, Italy - TICKETS
May 4, 2019 - Vidia Club, Cesena, Italy - TICKETS
May 5, 2019 - Muffat Halle, Munich, Germany – TICKETS
May 25th, 2019 – Slam Dunk Festival Leeds, UK – TICKETS
May 26th, 2019 - Slam Dunk Festival Hatfield, UK – TICKETS
June 16th, 2019 – Nova Rock Festival, Austria – TICKETS
June 25th, 2019 - Folkets Park, Malmö, Sweden - TICKETS w/ Dropkick Murphys
July 7th, 2019 - Ruhrpott Rodeo, Germany – TICKETS
Forestlive - Every summer The Forestry Commission put on good variety of concerts at various Arboretums across the country, click the below image to see what has been confirmed so far for 2019.
Bristol, Skyline Series - a brand new series of outdoor concerts coming to Bristol, click the image below for more details.
Of The Month - October 2016 - The Beards
The Beards - Sadly all good things must come to an end and this year see’s everyone’s favourite Australian Bearded rockers The Beards calling it a day, the band who formed back in 2005 have made a career of singing about Beards and in the ten years they have been together as a band they have toured constantly and released 4 studio albums titled ‘The Beards’, ‘Beards, Beards, Beards’, ‘Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard’, ‘The Beards Album’ and also the most recent greatest hits ‘Ten Long Years, One Long Beard’ and every song on these albums is about beards.
Back at the start of the year the band announced that they were calling it a day and frontman Johann Beardraven had this to say “We feel like we've achieved what we set out to achieve through music, everybody now agrees that beards are great, so the time has come for us to rest on our laurels. But not before we go around one last time and say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who's come out to see us over the years, and especially to everyone who's grown a beard, or adopted a pro-beard attitude.”
The band have spent the majority of the year touring across Australia saying a final farewell to their homebound fans and now the band are currently touring across mainland Europe before saying a final farewell to their UK fans in the middle of October and it is the perfect time to see the band on the live circuit as not only is it a farewell tour but the band will also be playing two jam-packed sets of bearded anthems from their impressive back catalogue, incorporating both the stripped-back acoustic sound that helped them gain radio play in Australia, and the infectious pop-rock that has won them a legion of fans worldwide.
The Beards are much-loved by audiences around the world for their refreshingly original concept, highly-interactive live shows and trademark sense of humour. Don't miss this hugely-entertaining Aussie phenomenon's victory lap of Europe this October.
UK TOUR DATES
Sat 15th Oct: Bristol, Marble Room
Sun 16 Oct 2016: Glasgow, King Tuts
Mon 17 Oct 2016: Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Tue 18 Oct 2016: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 19 Oct 2016: London, Scala
The Beards - If Your Dad Doesn't Have A Beard, You've Got Two Beardless Mums
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