Rising Scottish pop-punk band Woes releases the new music video for their current single “HLB2”. Watch the hilarious video, featuring the band members as talent show judges, here. The track, which is a homage to Drake’s megahit “Hotline Bling”, is off of the band’s EP SelfHelpreleased last week via UNFD.
“‘HLB2’ captures the things that we feel represent the band perfectly – it’s fun, laid back and hopefully makes you laugh!” says frontman David “DJ” Jess. “In the video, we search long and hard to find the best new talent… and it turns out to be us. Although there’s one star of the show that definitely deserved it more!”
“HLB2” follows previous singles “Losing Time”, “Real World” and “High On You”, which garnered support from massive outlets such as Alternative Press, BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, Rock Sound, Kerrang! Magazine and Radio, and Upset. All four tracks are featured on Woes EP Self Help, out now on UNFD and can be purchased here.
“Any song that you write is a cathartic human process of something that’s happened to you or an expression of hurt or an expression of love, and for me any song that I write is self-help”, states DJ. With prolific producer Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, WSTR) at their disposal, they did what they do best: worked hard. “We wanted to write songs that sounded unique. We made a conscious decision to write distinctive sounding songs, we would only work on a piece of music if it made you feel something. And it’s our best work yet! As we were writing these songs our band was growing and growing, and we anticipated that we were writing songs that we were going to be playing in HUGE venues. We’ve never really had to write music with the expatiation of having to play it to thousands of people before. So that changed the dynamic of how we structured songs quite significantly.”
Woes have made quite the stir in recent months, touring with the likes of Neck Deep, Seaway and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. The band recently wrapped their first UK headline tour and are showing no signs of slowing down with upcoming shows at festivals like Slam Dunk, Galaxy Camp, Download and 2000 Trees.
Proudly wearing a mantra of Good Vibes Save Lives, Woes endeavor to push the boundaries of pop punk. This is the only the beginning.