Heartist – Pressure Point

I feel like we’ve had a lot of indie on here lately, so its definitely time for something a bit more rocky. Lucky for you, I’ve got just the thing, ‘Pressure Point’, the new single from California metallers Heartist.

Watch these boys having some fun with chains in their heavy-hitting new video..

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Introducing: Moral Panics

Stoke’s indie favourites Moral Panics certainly have their artistic credentials sorted, with their members doubling as clothing designers, novel writers and film makers. Luckily their other projects hasn’t had a detrimental effect on the band’s sound, with their latest EP ‘WLVS‘ sounding like a cross between early Foals and Swim Deep at their mellowest.

With features on BBC Introducing and support slots with the likes of Dog Is Dead, it looks like 2014 might be the year for these guys to finally break out..

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Twin Atlantic – Heart And Soul

It might be a little late for Valentines, but Glaswegian rockers Twin Atlantic are in the mood for romance with their new single ‘Heart And Soul‘. It’s a bit more groove-lead than we’re used to from these boys, but that’s not to say it isn’t a lovely, catchy little piece with lots of feeling too. Plus there’s a trippy video, which is always good..

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Jamie Lenman – It’s Hard To Be A Gentleman / All The Things You Hate About Me, I Hate Them Too

Those of you who remember Aldershot trio Reuben will understand that Jamie Lenman has a right to scream. Disappointments with his former band aside though, its good to see him carrying on, releasing ‘It’s Hard To Be A Gentleman..‘ from his soft / heavy debut solo album, ‘Muscle Memory‘.

If you’re not a fan of the country sound, just hang on a couple of minutes. I promise, it’ll be quite different.

It’s Hard To Be A Gentleman / All The Things You Hate About Me, I Hate Them Too‘ is out on April 19. Watch the video below (via Rock Sound).

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Tonight Alive – The Edge

I hope you haven’t missed me too much in my temporary leave of absence! (I was in Iceland, if you’re interested). Anyway, back to business, here’s one killer track that I missed last week. Aussies Tonight Alive have released the video for ‘The Edge‘, taken from the soundtrack to the new Spiderman film. Its definitely a bigger sound for the group (and hey, it beats Nickelback anyday) so I think you should go check it out now:

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I Divide – I’m Not Leaving

Let’s face it, its Friday and you’re getting to the end of whatever workload you’ve got to do before you can go out and party / go home and watch Netflix (hey, I’m not judging..). Whatever you’re planning, let this be the tune (and it is a CHOON) to get you through those last couple of hours before freedom.

I Divide‘s new single ‘I’m Not Leaving‘ is one heavy kicking piece of rock, and the perfect thing to keep your spirits up. Just sing along in your head, yeah?

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Introducing: Only Crime

Well its definitely been a good couple of weeks for old-school hardcore / punk, with AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget forming XTRMST, and now we’ve got a new video from punk supergroup Only Crime. Formed in 2003, the band features members of Good Riddance and Bane, whilst citing Black Flag as their main influence.

The band’s new single ‘Life Was Fair‘ is taken from their upcoming third studio album, ‘Pursuance‘, which is due out in May.

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AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget form hardcore band: XTRMST

Some people say punk is dead. Whoever these hypothetical people are though, they’re clearly not AFI‘s members, Davey Havok and Jade Puget. The pair have formed a straight-edge hardcore band, XTRMST and this week released four tracks, available to stream from the band’s recently created website.

Have a listen here..

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Royal Blood – Little Monster

If you haven’t heard this one yet, then you’ve either been hiding under a rock for the last month, or just haven’t been anywhere near a radio (or blasting out Slipknot on your headphones, also optional). Brighton two-piece Royal Blood have really taken off with their second single, ‘Little Monster‘, an Arctic Monkeys-esque, sleazy piece of distorted rock. No suprises that they’ve been picked to support said band at their Finsbury Park shows this May. If this track is anything to go by, they’ll be headlining their own massive London shows soon enough..

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Order Of Voices – Hand In Hand

Does anyone else miss early-Incubus as much as I do? Hey, I’m not one to say a band has ‘gone mainstream’, but you have to admit that the newer stuff just doesn’t have that grunge-tinted feel too it. Obviously nothing is going to replace watching Brandon Boyd delivering those beautiful notes, whilst strutting about in just shorts and sandals (sorry, got a bit distracted there..), but this track from Sheffield lads Order Of Voices does come pretty closely, sonically at least!

Hand In Hand’ is the new single from the band’s upcoming second album, ‘Constancy‘.

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