“For He’s a Jolly Good Felon” is the third single from the album The Betrayed, the fourth album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets. According to the band’s mailing list, the single is set to be released on 11 April 2010. The single’s formats will include 7″ vinyl (to be released on 12 April), a digital download, an iTunes single (including a live version of “Dirty Little Heart”), and a remix version by L’Amour La Morgue (Ian Watkins’ side project). The cover for the single was posted to Dragonninja.com on 1 March 2010.
Frontman Ian Watkins admitted that the song, the music video and most of their current album The Betrayed are based on their upbringing. He told the Sun: “The song is about us growing up on council estates in Wales. The lyrics are about that way of life, I am not condoning it. We were good boys, it was just that our environment exposed us to anti-social behaviour. In this new album I have been very honest lyrically without a filter or producer. I have already covered areas like the conditioning of society and my anger towards it, so I suppose I just didn’t want to repeat myself.”
“Bring ‘Em Down” is the first single from Weapons, the fifth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets released on 23 March 2012. It was first played live on 11 August 2011 at O2 Academy Oxford, England. It made its first radio airplay on 6 February 2012. The song impacted US radio on June 5, 2012.
The video for “Bring ‘Em Down” was released on 9 March 2012. The behind the scenes footage was released on 23 March.
The video features Ian Watkins in what is believed to be a hostage situation. The people who have him hostage brutally beat him down continually. As this is happening, rest of the band members are on a search for rescue of Watkins. They also secretly send off a smoke bomb like device. Reaching Watkins eventually the band take on a revenge, as the smoke bomb goes off. The video ends with Lostprophets victorious and successfully rescuing Watkins.
This is the first Lostprophets video not to feature the band performing in the video.
“We Bring an Arsenal” was supposed to be the second single from Weapons, the fifth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets, planned to be released 4 June 2012. It has been released to rock radio since this date in the United States, but the single has yet to be officially released in the UK as of 5 June 2012, but will unlikely happen due to Ian Watkins’s imprisonment in 2013. It was first played live on 25 February 2012 at Brisbane, Australia.
Weapons is the fifth and final studio album by the Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets, released through Epic on 2 April 2012. It’s the first and only record featuring Luke Johnson on drums, after being with two other drummers previously, Mike Chiplin and Ilan Rubin (the latter of whom features in archive recordings included on the “deluxe edition” of Weapons, as well as the hidden track “Weapon” on all versions of the album).
Just like their third studio album it features Latin on the front, which reads deus velox nex. When translated it reads Gods swift violent death. This has been confirmed by guitarist, Mike Lewis.
“Where We Belong” is the second single from the album The Betrayed, the fourth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets. It was released on 4 January 2010. Vocalist Ian Watkins commented to Kerrang!: “Where We Belong might sound really happy and catchy, but if you really listen to the lyrics I could be saying that we belong in hell.” The single reached No. 32 on the Official UK top 40 on 10 January 2010. The track was described by the band as their “love letter to being home,” having written the song after returning to their native Wales after recording in Los Angeles.
“It’s Not the End of the World, But I Can See It from Here” is the twelfth single by Welsh rock band Lostprophets, and the first from their fourth studio album The Betrayed. It was released on 11 October 2009 in the UK, the first time they had released anything since April 2007. The release also features the song “AC Ricochet”. Former drummer Ilan Rubin confirmed in an interview earlier this year that he wrote the song when he was 16.
“Last Summer” is the fourth single from Start Something, the second album by the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. The previous singles, “Burn Burn”, “Last Train Home” and “Wake Up (Make a Move)” had all been highly successful on both sides of the Atlantic so this single was under similar pressure; it reached number 13 in the UK Singles Chart.
The song’s b-side Sweet Dreams My LA Ex is a cover of a song by English popstar, and ex-member of S Club 7, Rachel Stevens.
“Goodbye Tonight” is the fifth single from Start Something, the second album by the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. The single was fairly unsuccessful in comparison to the other singles such as “Burn Burn” and “Last Train Home”. The video for “Goodbye Tonight” stars, along with the band, Mikey Way (from My Chemical Romance) and Adam Lazzara (from Taking Back Sunday), respectively.
“Burn Burn” is the first single from Start Something, the second album from the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. The video for the single was filmed in The Roundhouse, Camden, London.
“Burn Burn” was released in the winter of 2003 and became one of the most successful songs from Start Something on the rock charts. “Burn Burn” charted at 81 on the German Single Chart and on 48 on the Australian Singles Chart. “Last Train Home” is their second single to ever chart in the US — the first one is “Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja.” “Burn Burn” is their only single to ever chart in Germany.
Dan Martin of NME said “It’s still metal, but wonder at how the single ‘Burn Burn’ gleams more with the spirit of glam than downtuned riff rock.” Kirk Miller of Rolling Stone said “Standouts such as ‘Last Train Home’ and ‘Burn Burn’ hint at something awesome. In the meantime, it’s a kick-ass tribute.”
The track “Lucky You” has had over 250,000 plays on Last.FM and is one of the band’s most popular tracks to have not appeared on a studio album.
“Wake Up (Make a Move)” is the third single from Start Something, the second album by the Welsh rock band Lostprophets. This single was under much debate up to its release; both Lostprophets and their management wanted the dark, brooding “Make a Move” as a single, whereas the label wanted the poppier, catchier “I Don’t Know”. The band and their management walked away victorious and the song was released as a single with the modified title “Wake Up (Make a Move)”. However, “I Don’t Know” was later released for radio airplay in the U.S. and made it to #11 in the Modern Rock Charts.
A music video was produced for the song and saw moderate airplay upon release.