Weymouthpunk bandWeatherstate has pulled back the proverbial curtain in their new single and music video “Never Getting Better”. The song serves as the follow up to previously released “Current Dose”, which showed the band taking one giant leap into space. Unfortunately, as fans now see, all is not as it appears. Watch the music video for “Never Getting Better”, produced by Alan Day (Four Year Strong) below.
Vocalist Harry Hoskins shares: “‘Never Getting Better’ is about the feeling of complete apathy towards everyone and everything. Reaching the point of acceptance that there’s nothing you can do but sit back and watch how everything has gone to complete sh*t. This song was written in the summer of 2020 when it felt like there was no end in sight. We were supposed to fly out to the States for the first time and our plans we had dreamed of for years were ripped up in front of our faces. So I locked myself in my room in a sulk and wrote the hook to this song”.
Since releasing their debut album “Born A Cynic” via Failure By Design Records in 2019, the band have been busy playing gigs (both IRL when that was allowed and on the internet when it was necessary) and continually working on new music. Their hooky, melodic riffs, 90s throwback feel with a modern twist and hard-working DIY ethic caught the attention of awesome independent label Rude Records, who are set to release the band’s second album in 2021.Led by vocalist and guitarist Harry Hoskins, Weatherstate’s line-up is completed by guitarist Callan Milward, Joe Hogan on bass, and drummer Toby Wrobel. They’ve risen to the challenges that COVID has posed and, whilst the pandemic threw a bit of a spanner in the works, the band have been working with Four Year Strong’s Alan Day to produce new songs with them, albeit remotely. “I feel Alan really taught us a lot about how to approach a song and see the potential in having an open mind on songwriting”, enthuses Callan about the process and connection. “We really wanted to level up and evolve as a band. I feel the first single we’re releasing – ‘Hangar’ – is evidence of that. He’s a super talented dude and has great vision in the potential of new music”.
“It goes without saying but doing everything remotely has been a massive challenge and an interesting obstacle to overcome,” continues Callan. “Especially for us, as we have been pretty traditionalist when it comes to writing. I feel we handled it in the best way we could, considering the international side of things too. With pre-production, we had to have some late nights because of the time-zone differences. Neil Kennedy at The Ranch really nailed the engineering and Alan smashed the mix over in the States. All I can say is that you can work miracles over Zoom these days”.
Weatherstate will return with more new music later this year. Stay tuned for more information at www.weatherstate.co.uk.
Weatherstate Is: Harry Hoskins – Vocals / Guitar Callan Milward – Lead Guitar Joe Hogan – Bass Toby Wrobel – Drums