Today I’m beyond thrilled to share the latest music video for a UK-based punk band called Weatherstate for their song “Headstone.” The song comes from their upcoming Rude Records set called Never Better, out everywhere on February 11th. The band shared this about the new single:
Probably the second softest song on the record, and not being as morbid as the name might suggest, ‘Headstone’ is about trying to make something out of ourselves in the time we have here. It’s okay to go through periods of life unhappy and that’s what makes the good bits all the better. ‘Catch me I don’t want to come down’ specifically relates to friends being around when you need a safety net, and how important it is to have the support network that can get you through those monotonous times. We’re only around here for so long, and that’s the way it is, we shouldn’t beat ourselves up too much, and it’s completely okay to sometimes just roll with the punches.
I also had a chance to catch up with lead vocalist, Harry Hoskins, before the release of Never Better. If you’re enjoying the singles that have hit the streets thus far, consider pre-ordering the record here.
Congrats on the upcoming release of your new record called Never Better. Where did the album title originate from?
The name Never Better, whilst hyper negative and playful in nature, reflects the feeling of the living in this universe during the last few years. The name and sentiment came to me during a monotonous conversation with a friend whilst catching up, and it stuck from there.
I loved the art direction of your new music video for “Headstone.” Who directed the video and what was the video shoot like?
Our long time best mate and videographer Ben Pollard shot “Headstone,” along with almost all of our music videos since the band started. Ben always smashes it out the park with his visions and concepts, and this one was one of the most left field so far. I was really rough all weekend of the shoot, so it felt like it lasted 2 weeks (not COVID!). But even given the circumstances, it was so much fun, and I absolutely love how this one came out.
I understand you worked on the new album with Four Year Strong’s Alan Day. What was this experience like, and what lessons did you learn from him during the recording process?
Working with Alan was an incredible experience and something if you had told me as a teenager that I would be doing later in life, I wouldn’t have believed it. His experience in song writing and challenging ideas made us push ourselves to creative depths we hadn’t touched on before, and I definitely think the album benefited from this. Because of the time difference, there were some long and sometimes stressful late nights, but it was 100% worth if for the end product. He’s a really great guy and we’re all grateful to have him on board with the project.
How would you describe your relationship with Rude Records, and why are you so excited to be releasing Never Better with them?
Rude Records, since day 1, have always been supportive of our ideas, whether that be linking up with Alan, or backing our sometimes ridiculous and silly video concepts, & It feels great to be part of a team with those guys. The Rude roster is stacked with some of the best up and coming bands and we feel grateful to be associated with a line-up that good! Historically Rude have released records from some of our favorite bands growing up, as well as currently, so it still feels surreal to be a part of that.
Any last words for your fans who have been enjoying the singles and are looking forward to hearing all of Never Better on February 11th?
Thanks so much for anyone who has given us some of their time so far. We have put so much into this album, and its been a long time coming, but we cant wait for you all to get stuck into it with us next month.