The Visionary San Antonio alternative rockers, Nothing More, have premiered the official music video for the song, “Don't' Stop” (you can watch the video above). The track is from the band's brand new album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, that dropped Sept. 15 via Eleven Seven Music/Better Noise Records. Papa Roach frontman, Jacoby Shaddix, makes a guest appearance in the video, contributing a new verse to the song through an impromptu battle rap sequence with frontman, Jonny Hawkins in an abandoned warehouse performance.
"Don't Stop," the sixth track on the impressive 18-track album, is an expression of relentless angst translated to perfection by Jonny’s impressive vocals. It's no secret that he may be one of the best vocalists rock has ever seen with his range and his passionate energy. Jonny can wring out a pained vocal and just as easily swap to a rap-rock mode then hit the switch to an exciting melodic high note and nowhere is that more evident than “Don't Stop”; he makes use of tasteful vocal distortion effects as well. Nothing More’s signature percussion, and pulsing electro beats embrace and drive the hard rock courtesy of massive bass and soaring guitars. Lyrically, “Don’t Stop” captures the innate desire we each have inside to push forward in the face of life’s many challenges; to courageously embrace our individuality and inner strength that enables us to make the vital changes to move through life positively, regardless the opposition.
No one doubts that Nothing More is a force to be reckoned with in today's rock music scene. The Stories We Tell Ourselves first-week sales more than doubled those of the band’s breakout 2014 self-titled album. Debuting at #5 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart, and #15 on the Billboard Top-200 Album Debut, the critically acclaimed LP features the hits, “Let ‘Em Burn,” "Who We Are," and “Just Say When.” The album also includes the massive rock anthem “Go To War” (over 1.7 million views to date and currently Billboard Top-5 at Active Rock at #4). Nominated for Loudwire Music Awards ‘Hard Rock Song Of The Year,’ fans are eagerly looking forward to seeing Nothing More perform live at the ceremony and concert scheduled for Oct. 24 at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for the inaugural award show are available right here on AXS. The new LP is available here.
Modern-day masters at blending elements of alternative rock and metal for a groundbreaking sound, the Texas foursome includes frontman Jonny Hawkins, guitarist Mark Vollelunga, bassist Daniel Oliver, and drummer Ben Anderson. Celebrated for their engaging and dynamic live performances, Nothing More has recently introduced a 400 lb. 14-foot-tall onstage tour machine dubbed the ‘Scorpion Tail.’ The functional piece of artwork was hand-crafted by Oliver (a self-taught welder and metal artist who has a passion for building things) who creatively assembled the functional piece of artwork from recycled scrap metal, e.g., automotive and motorcycle parts. If you'd like to see the creative process behind 'Scorpion Tail,' watch the illuminating video here.
One of the driving forces behind the resurgence of rock in North America and abroad, Nothing More is currently on the road headlining ‘The Stories We Tell Ourselves Global Tour 2017.' The first leg is scheduled to wrap up Nov. 10 in Nothing More’s hometown of San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theatre. The band will then spend a few weeks touring Europe, kicking off in Denmark on Nov. 22 at the Pumphuset in Copenhagen. The band will have performances in Sweden, Norway, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, the UK, and will finish out the tour on Dec. 14 in Hamburg, Germany at the modern alternative music dance club, headCRASH. The 2nd leg of the North American tour will begin Feb. 3 at the Metroplex Live in Little Rock, Arkansas, and will close out at the iconic House of Blues in San Diego, Calif. on March 2. For complete North America and Europe tour dates, click here. Select Nothing More tickets are available right here on AXS.
The evolution of Nothing More from their first album to The Stories We Tell Ourselves is a showcase in maturity. This album needs to be experienced by not just modern rock and alternative metal fans, but by everyone. Unafraid to experiment with some non-typical timing and electronic sounds, the group's innovative music is an integration of aggressive parts and melodies, both progressive and visceral. If you are not familiar with Nothing More, do yourself a favor and give them a listen, actually listen. Nothing More embraces the story of human emotions, utilizing the cleansing power of music in combination with relatable lyrics, setting the tone of self-reliance, self-discovery, and hope; a journey for the listener that is impassioned and heartfelt from beginning to end.