A band that we’ve discussed a fair few times on here before – and rightly so – is the rock powerhouse of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. Good news folks, they’ve made a playlist they listen to, right before they tear it up on stage.
It gleams with a horror show of borderline crazy, with emphatic tellings of hard rock throughout. And I can’t get enough of it.
Composing of a stellar line-up – IDLES, Squid, Never Not Nothing, slowthai and Demob Happy to name a few – it is a pulsating riff-heavy playlist worthy of the agape jawline you receive when you listen to it full throttle. Bang this on to get you out of the bed in the morning, for a thrill of a gym session or even when you’re making a stonkin’ meal in your kitchen, it is a playlist for every momentous – or angry – occasion.
Better watch out: those guitar hooks are set to reel you in, if you’re not careful.
Alternative 4-piece outfit tapping into the workshop of indie rock creativity, Strawberry Laceare creating music that is simply fun. This unmistakable blend of genres is a showing of that with their song-writing. How each song creates a different appealing side to a band who, through each song they deliver, comes many stories to their name, craft and songwriting work. They’ve been on my radar for a fair while and since they’ve released Wake Up recently, they’ve entered my peripherals yet again and have certainly stayed there.
Their sheer numbers gathered on streaming giants, Spotify, shows just how lovable their music has become within such a short time. The music is effortless at times, with the trailblazing drums setting such a fantastic tone throughout. Dipping their toes every so now and then with indie familiarities with SUGARTHIEF and The Night Cafe, Strawberry Lace are a band you’d not want to forget anytime soon. All of it is so so clever too – from the song structure, to the tone and tempo, they are on my HOTLIST! Question is, will they be on yours too?
After a frivolous week of promotion with David Beckham’s personal photos taking up their social media, Don Broco have finally released new music since the chaotic mega-hit of 2018’s Technology with Manchester Super Reds No.1 Fan. Heavy, dirty and simply fantastic, it is a fresh taste into Don Broco’s new sounds with their new fourth studio album set to release in September of 2021. Let me know your thoughts on the new delights from 4-piece alternative outfit Don Broco.
Welcome, my pivotal Pit-dwellers. Please venture into the list below about the newest and strongest heavy rock music in the month of May right now.
My Town (feat. Joe Talbot) – Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes: Slow reproach from an otherwise chaotic sound … but new sound is fresh and promising.
The Chant – Gojira:The anthemic churns of Gojira with this song is befitting with a sense of euryopia. Raise your fists to this one.
He’s So Good – Trash Boat: Soaring choruses enthused with punk rock and post-hardcore – what’s not to love?
Dead Butterflies – Architects:Album review of this one pretty much sums up the new sounds from these lads. Greatness abound, worth every listen.
War – IDLES: Talbot and his crew joins the list a second time with their passionate, darkly intimidating work demonstrates the best in the UK scene of punk rock right now. Utterly damaging, it’s brilliant.
One+One – Death From Above 1979: Gritty configurations and dirty lyricisms, 1979’s new material is colossal and composes elements from Royal Blood’s new album, Typhoons.
NERVOUS – While She Sleeps, Simon Neil – Another cross-collaboration with Biffy’s frontman, Simon Neil, NERVOUS are redefining the works of modern metal. Cathartics matched with beauty.
Only Love Can Save Me Now – The Pretty Reckless – True classic hard rock empowered with an emphatic line-up. Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, Taylor Momsen. Phwoar.
Whiplash – The Horrors – Electrifying horror-show by the Horrors. Hard rock at its best. See you in The Pit for this one in the summer soon.
Fancy a dabble in new rock? Take a gander at the list I’ve compiled below for the most recent rumblings of rock over the past weeks of April.
… The sheernumber of female-fronted rock bands is a sight to behold in the music scene right now …
SHY AWAY – TWENTY ONE PILOTS: Exciting eccentrics for the duos’ return.
SMILE – WOLF ALICE: Dark exploits for the rock-indie favourites; another album to look out for this year from them.
LA DI DIE – NESSA BARRETT, JXDN: Romantic-revenge anthem drawing on both rock and hip-hop.
BOILERMAKER – ROYAL BLOOD: Thumping funk-rock from the Brighton duo, altering their course for another rumpus year in music.
VERTIGO – ALICE MERTON: Mystery-abound new stuff after being so quiet for two years.
ORDINARY – YONAKA: What we’re used to from these lot: loud and chaotic.
WEAPON – AGAINST THE CURRENT: New emphatic returning from another female-front rock collective.
BAD PLACE – THE HUNNA: One of the most consistent rock tribes right now; altering sounds to a down-tempo electronic style.
NERVOUS – WHILE SHE SLEEPS: Recent album release in 2021, “SLEEPS SOCIETY” sees While She Sleeps make the top-ten list favourites this week with this hungry power-house of a song, featuring Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro.
NUMB – WATERPARKS: Ambitious rock-pop workers of “Stupid For You” return this year for another album release in 2021 since their 2019, FANDOM.