Charly Bliss’s New Video Takes Us Down A “Black Hole”

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Of nostalgia

Many a dream has died in 2017, but the spirit of pop-punk is alive and thriving. Charly Bliss channels the angsty energy we've grown to love on their track "Black Hole," and we're stoked to premiere the band's official music video co-directed by Andrew Costa. There's something particularly special about an emo song that's gritty, yeah, but also sparkles, with piercing and pitch perfect vocals ringing out over the beautiful chaos of shredding and banging.

Frontwoman Eva Hendricks told us that the song illustrates the slow end of a bad relationship.

"I think when you're caught up in an emotionally abusive relationship, it's easy to convince yourself that everything you're putting yourself through is building toward some sort of payoff, when everything will suddenly feel easy and light," said Hendricks. "That didn't happen, and the lyrics are about me coming to terms with that, while also still not being totally able to give it up yet."

For the visual, the band wanted to present a play on the childhood classic Matilda. They even cast their "baby cousins" to star in the production. Hendricks adds, "It's very difficult to direct one-and-a-half-year-olds, but they killed it!"

Charly Bliss' debut full-length album, Guppy, drops on April 21 via Barsuk Records, but you can pre-order it here. Watch the entire visual unfold in the video, below.

If you like what you hear, you can also catch Charly Bliss on tour:

4/5 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
4/6 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar *
4/7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café *
4/8 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*
4/26 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 
4/27 - Raleigh, NC @ Neptune's Parlor
4/28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 
4/29 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
4/30 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway ~
5/1 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge ~
5/2 - Denver, CO @ High Dive ~
5/4 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar <3
5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo  <3
5/7 - San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop  <3
5/8 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
5/9 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project 
5/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ~
5/13 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas ~
~5/14 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's ~
~5/15 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern ~
~5/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle ~
6/15 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat !
6/16 - New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine !

* with Operators
with See Through Dresses
<3 with Upset! with Yucky Duster
! with Yucky Duster

Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."