(January 16, 2017) – Oxford pop-punk sextet Better Than Never have premiered their official music video for their single “Dreamland Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be,” off of their sophmore EP Head Under Water, which was released on December 2nd of last year via Fox Records. Vocalist James Harris commented on the release of the video:
“We wanted to have something that showed how difficult it is when you live in a land of disbelief: trying to convince yourself you’re happy and have friends, when the truth is you feel so alone. The first part of trying to fix a problem is realising you have it.”
Completed by vocalist/guitarist Will Keating, guitarists Max Peniket and Jim Allsop, bassist Jake Aitman and drummer Alex Hinton-Smith, the 6-strong crew that are Better Than Never, decided to take maximum advantage of their girthy line-up during the EP’s writing process. The members sat down as a group and worked together on every track for several months, trying to perfect every aspect. As James recalls, “We didn’t hesitate to pull something we’d written apart, even if we were happy with it, just so we could find tiny ways of making it more unique and stand out.” The same was true for lyrical content, with these having to obtain every member’s seal of approval, in order to achieve “a more mature and meaningful step-forward”.
Additionally, Better Than Never will embark on the Fox Records April co-headline UK tour with Coast To Coast and support from Pine.
April 15 Leeds, UK TBA*
April 16 Liverpool, UK Maguires
April 17 Manchester, UK Sound Control
April 18 Birmingham, UK Asylum
April 19 Bristol, UK Stag & Hounds
April 20 London, UK Fiddlers Elbow
April 21 Oxford, UK Academy*
About Better Than Never
Better Than Never is a pop-punk sextet based out of Oxford, UK. Formed in 2013, the band- comprised of vocalist James Harris, vocalist/guitarist Will Keating, guitarists Max Peniket and Jim Allsop, bassist Jake Aitman, and drummer Alex Hinton-Smith- have been honing their lineup and their songmanship, via an extensive trial-and-error process at James’ home recording setup.
The resulting product of such trials was their debut EP Homemade Hero. Shortly thereafter, their masterpiece sophomore EP Head Under Water, which sees the band voyaging into new waters, with unexpected moments of aggression, meaning they appeal equally to fans of Blink 182 and Sum 41, as they do to the likes of Stick To Your Guns and A Day To Remember. Now with 2017 in full swing, Better Than Never are looking ahead and at the road: “With this EP we really want to push it as hard as we can, giving back to those who have supported us and trying to share what we’ve created with new people along the way. We want to try and spread the music as far and wide as we can”.