So as the heading says, I’ve been listening to a lot of what you have been telling me over twitter, DMs, email and in person. And I want to make sure you’re enjoying the time you spend clicking over to this page at all times. This fortnightly blog will capture a selection of great new tunes, a feature album, the new Plugged In track to get your ears around and something musical (podcast, playlist etc) you might fancy in your spare time.
Comments are always welcomed and I hope you enjoy your first post of 2019!
Three New Tunes Not To Miss
The Messenger Birds are a Detroit duo who are fleshing out the world of scuzzy, beautiful sounding modern rock. “Phantom Limb” is super catchy and will definitely be talked about for months to come.
Newmeds are a relatively new band formed from the ashes of others. Hull is their hometown, and I love their frantic punk-spirited vocal style. Read more on the band via Soundscape cool interview piece.
Swears, from Middlesborough are a medley of many genres. Clearly grunge, clearly punk, but with elements of indie, pop and more? Sure why not. It all sounds rather splendid when put together in a “Space Invaders” titled tune.
Palisades – Erase The Pain
The New Jersey hardcore rockers are back again via Rise Records and it’s joy for anyone searching for something heavy without a jingle, synth or pop warble in sight 😍
“Erase The Pain” (title track) is the powerhouse which evokes memories for me of hearing my first dishings of nu-metal. But that power and pent up passion alongside melodies that drive my adrenaline through the roof is consistent throughout the record. Whether you’re looking for the stadium-ready track of “Fragile Bones” through to the reflective “Shed My Skin”, you’ll have moments to sing your heart out and jump around at full throttle.
Top track: Ghost
If you like your new music heavy, with added RARRRR, then let me introduce you to one Fergus Dufton whose fortnightly podcasts give a nice balance of banter and cool music, a lot of it rather underground.
Check his stuff out here: https://www.mixcloud.com/fergusdufton/
Amazing Radio – Alternative playtime has begun
And join me and my actual voice on Amazing Radio next week, Wednesday 16th January from 7pm where I’ll be hosting the first show of 2019. Loads of the best new noisy music of now, a brand new Plugged In (tune of the week) and a great podcast-style way to ease you back into 2019’s music scene.
Till next time,