Tracks of the week: New music from Goodbye June, Scarlet Rebels and more
Here’s a completely nonsensical fact: We’ve picked almost 3,000 songs from the week since the last release of a Guns N ‘Roses album. And we’ve given them a six-year head start. That makes you think, doesn’t it? No? Never mind.
This week’s pick of rock’s most whimsical new bangers follows, but let’s clear up last week’s mess first. In third place was Dirty Honey, with their live-wire cover of Prince’s Let’s do the crazy. In second place were the old Magnums, with the excellent No springboard Single. But finishing ahead, the wonderful Bristolians Yo No Se, including the majestic Nova can be seen once again below.
Kid Kapichi ft. Bob Vylan – New England
A fierce, politically charged Idles-style alternative rock track with a saw riff that hits hard enough to pierce walls. New England features a cameo from the always excellent Bob Vylan, and while the song unleashes sarcasm bombs all over the place, delivering a sonic kick in bullshit to xenophobes around the world, we’re also delighted that Bob the Builder and Postman Pat are both checked out. . Perhaps the sharpest thing to come out of Hastings since the arrow that plucked out King Harold’s eye.
Big Monsta – Fall
Orange County man Jimmy Hua first wrote Fall in his mother’s garage in 2009, but now it has finally been recorded as he originally planned. Residing somewhere in the fertile territory between power pop and post-punk, it’s carried by a rough, angular riff and features a bit that sounds like the late Beatles and a lot of other tracks that don’t. do not. A full album will arrive later this month.
Goodbye June – Stand and Deliver
Not a cover of the Adam & The Ants classic, but a Nashville rock track from the upcoming album See where the night goes with more than a hint of Bon Scott-era AC / DC on vocals. “Stand up and deliver eventually became the anthem for this whole album, “the band said.” With so much uncertainty during the writing and recording period, we really weren’t sure whether or not we could travel and play again. the music, honestly. It was a very strange and lonely time and that’s basically what we used to fuel the attitude and the lyrics for the whole song.
Howard Kaye – The Devil’s Playground
Not a cover of the Gram Rabbit classic, but a song inspired by that of Kanye West Black skinhead and based on a drum loop provided by Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood. With a punchy glam rock beat and verses that sound anything but glamorous, it’s an unusual blend of grim and optimism, and there’s a serious message at its heart. “The Devil’s Playground is a letter to myself, “Howard says.” It’s a song about my experience of sobriety and staying away from bad influences. “
Battle Beast – Where angels fear to fly
Finnish power metal merchants Battle Beast are back, and they’re back with an anthem so deeply anthemic you’ll be hitting the tune before you can say “Noora Louhimo.” Because it is Noora who dominates Where angels are afraid to fly, with a voice that spans the octaves and probably breaks several world records in doing so. Elsewhere there are possible backing vocals, a keytar and a solo so fast that Usain Bolt himself couldn’t follow. Ridiculous, but also magnificent.
Scarlet Rebels – Nowadays
Alongside Florence Black and Cardinal Black, Scarlet Rebels are further proof that Welsh rock is conspiring to have a great 2022. They are also further proof that including a color in your band name continues to feature. in many strong business plans. These days is a shrill explosion of rock of the heart with an appropriately skyrocketing chorus and a powerful message: “There were everyday stories in the government news about not feeding the children of families on the bread line,” says Leader Wayne Doyle. “Imagine needing to stress that it is wrong to vote for hungry children.”
Volcanova – No wheels
Rockin ‘with more ferocity than a loose ferret in a pants factory, No wheels rattles along around a billion mph, spewing fumes and diesel leaks everywhere. Originally from Iceland, Volcanova released her first album Radical waves in 2020, and No wheels comes from the excellently titled follow-up EP Cosmic bullshit. Maximum fuzz in your face, man.
The Dobermen – They’re All Lies
When members of GayC / DC and the Streetwalking Cheetahs come together to form The Dobermen, it’s fair to say that no one expects freeform jazz to emerge, and it doesn’t. These are all lies is a catchy AC / DC rock’n’roll track that demands a lot of respect for its riff, punchy beat, shrill solo, singer’s “Free Britney” t-shirt, and another political message: let the truth has been corrupted by those with power and money. Could 2022 be a stellar year for protest music? We hope.