Atlanta rock ‘n’ roll punks Biters have released a brand new video for their amazing track 1975
The Kerrang! Tour 2016 is almost upon us, and what better way to prepare for it than by checking out the new grindhouse-inspired video by its opening act, Biters! Taken from their latest album Electric Blood, the video for 1975 stars Biters frontman Tuk Smith as Dino “Body Bags” Deluca as he faces off against a deadly girl gang out for revenge. And let’s face it, you just don’t get that with a new City And Colour video.
Speaking about his experience making the video, Biters frontman Tuk Smith says: “This is the most fun I’ve ever had making a video. You can’t go wrong with a switchblade-toting girl gang! It’s a nod to ’70s grindhouse cinema and it’s a whole lotta fun!”
Please remember folks: it’s not cool to go around attacking people with switchblades. You can only get away with that if you’re cast in a Biters video set specifically in the ’70s.
You can watch the video for 1975 below, and don’t forget to leave us your comments!
Biters will be playing the K! Tour this month alongside Sum 41, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and ROAM. It’s officially sold out, but let us know if you’re coming along! See you in the pit.
Check out the 11 Sum 41 Songs We Want To Hear On The Kerrang! Tour 2016:
11 Sum 41 Songs We Can't Wait To Hear On The Kerrang! Tour 2016
Do you need even more Motivation to get yourself a Kerrang! Tour 2016 ticket? Well, we're excited to see these 11 songs (and even more) live when Sum 41 tear through the UK in February. Take it away, guys...
11. Walking Disaster
WAAAAAH! It’s a sad ballad about being all homesick. Look, there’s even a depressed robot slowly trudging down the street. FOOLED YOU! That was just an intro – just as you’re getting the Kleenex out, it rips into super-fast punk. The robot perks up and gets on a skateboard, and even though the song still deals with finding your place in the world, it feels MIGHTY.
10. What We're All About
For the soundtrack to Sam Raimi’s first Spider-man film, Sum 41 brandished their License To Ill and revisited this bratty, Beastie Boys-style cut from Half Hour Of Power. Only this time they got Slayer’s Kerry King to lend a hand with a solo.
Production note: the upside down mosh pit going on above Sum 41’s heads in the video is not camera trickery. It was actually pulled off in real time by using an anti-gravity stasis focalization beam projected through no less than 16 spectrum vectors, each one channelling over 800 cross-articulation wavelengths which, when triangulated with sub-space particles along peripheral lines of visual receptivity, allowed the crowd to rock out upside down completely unimpeded. Honest.
9. Screaming Bloody Murder
This cut from 2011’s album of the same name saw Deryck Whibley firmly ditching the early pop-punk funnies in favour of pain, hurt and darkness. It came from a grisly place, but this song, with its piano-led parts and huge chorus, is also the perfect example of just what Sum 41 could do when they stretched their wings and embraced their ambitions.
8. Pain For Pleasure
Perfect. From the outfits to the galloping dual guitars, Sum 41’s - or rather their alter-egos, Pain For Pleasure’s - ode to NWOBHM is just perfect. Pro-tip: pause at 1.11 seconds for the single greatest facial expression ever.
7. Over My Head (Better Off Dead)
Right, this is basically a training video for the Kerrang! Tour. Work on your '41 salute’. Learn the words. And, if they’re really recreating this video, get ready to have snippets of home video audio yelling about ‘PAAAARTTYYYYYY’ dropped into the song at random intervals.
6. Makes No Difference
Even if this song didn’t feature – for no apparent reason – DMX driving through a house on an ATV we would love this song. Taken from their 2000 EP, Half Hour Of Power, everything that Sum 41 would go on to perfect was first evidenced here – the middle-fingers-up attitude, the melodies the punk immediacy. Plus, let’s not forget, THE VIDEO FEATURES DMX DRIVING THROUGH A HOUSE ON AN ATV. FOR NO APPARENT REASON.
5. The Hell Song
“Hey dude, are you gonna check out the Sum 41 show tonight?” “Hells yeah, man, everyone’s gonna be there.” For plastic toys, the action figures at the start of this video had a hell of a lot of foresight as to when Sum 41 would be playing the Kerrang! Tour. And who knows, this video’s prophecy of the Spice Girls riding in on a WWII plane could come true as well. Buy your tickets while they’re still available to avoid disappointment, ladies.
Like a younger, snottier Green Day, Sum 41 seemed to have a never-ending well of bratty riffs on All Killer No Filler. But what’s that? Chorus rhymes made up of FOUR SYLLABLE WORDS?! Bloody hell, someone swallowed a thesaurus. And let’s give Deryck Whibley a round of applause for not taking the low-brow road when thinking up words to rhyme with ‘Aggrivation’, ‘Motivation’ and ‘Accusations’. If you know what we mean…
3. Still Waiting
Another classic song, another classic video. Not only does this take a hilarious swipe at the hegemony of ‘The’-named bands, it’s also one of the heaviest and catchiest songs in the Sum 41 arsenal. Not too shabby.
2. In Too Deep
Pop-punk is known for many things – simplicity, sunshine, shit jokes – but virtuoso guitar solos are not one of them. Until this little stomper came out, that is. Dave Baksh’s tapping is one of the few times snotty pop-punk had anything at all in common with Van Halen. Epic? Duh, and that’s before he emerges from the chlorine-y deep to crank it out in the accompanying video.
1. Fat Lip
It’s not only the ultimate Sum 41 song, it’s also one of the ultimate pop-punk songs period. Don’t kid yourself; every single frame of this video is engrained in your membrane. The beat-boxed intro. The random freight train. The dude in the robot outfit face planting like a hero. The girl getting her hair shaved off. The young kid in pimp-mode. The drunken dude shouting at the police. The slo-mo faces. The dude who says ‘come and have a go’ to a jet of water and loses. The dance moves. The guy on the front row who’s doing that weird ‘eyes-rolling-back-into-his-skull-with-his-tongue-protruding’ thing. But best of all? The song itself. Can you imagine what will happen to the crowd when they bring it back to our shores? CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE?!
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