Defy All Reason – Bad Blood

If you like your rock with a lot of roll, some southern vibes and slight Welsh twist, then you’re in luck! Defy All Reason take inspiration from the likes of Black Stone Cherry and Shinedown, then bring their own burst of frantic energy to every track of their upcoming record ‘The Road Ahead‘.

Check out the video for first single, ‘Bad Blood‘ below:

The Road Ahead‘ is released May 11th.

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Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – Playing Dead

It’s rare to see a band so casually cross the channel sonically, but French pop-punks Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! have certainly managed it with their new single ‘Playing Dead’. Give it a listen and you’ll be swearing that they have come straight from the sunny climates of the USA, like their recent tourmates Yellowcard and Less Than Jake, not the rainy Parisian streets..

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Flashback: Paramore – Hello Cold World

Back in 2011, pop punk starlets Paramore released the ‘Singles Club‘ EP, a set of four tracks including ‘Monster‘ which was only available from the band’s website. Also featuring on the EP was ‘Hello Cold World‘, the antithesis to Taylor Swift’s ‘22‘, with its much more realistic approach to life as a young person.

Listen below:

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New Music Monday: Come The Spring

There must be some kind of early-emo / post-hardcore resurgence going out, with so many classic bands on their ten year anniversary tours, plus countless young bands springing up with clear 00s influences. Brighton’s Come The Spring are one of them, echoing the sounds of INME at their most throat-scrapingly angry, with elements of heavier punk thrown in.

The band’s new EP, ‘Revive‘ is out March 11th. Listen to the single, ‘Memory & Resonance‘ below:

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New Music Monday: sleepmakeswaves

Having been nominated for an ARIA for their debut record, Sydney’s ambient rockers, sleepmakeswaves followed up their success with the release of ‘Love Of Cartography‘ last year. The band create beautiful, instrumental tracks, experimenting with soft, precise intros, leading into thundering choruses.
The band are touring the UK next month, details are on their website here.

Have a listen below:

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Lone Wolf – Give Up

Having parted ways with his label following the release of the critically lauded album ‘The Devil And I‘, Lone Wolf (Paul Marshall) has returned with news of a new record. Reaching the deeply personal levels that few artists dare to bring to light, ‘Give Up‘ taken from the upcoming release, dwells on the artist’s own battles with anxiety.

Listen below..

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New Music Monday: Monsters As Humans

Hailing from North West England, Monsters As Humans have quickly amassed a strong following, with their alt-rock sounds. The four-piece effortlessly merge beautiful melodic intros, with energetic, hook laden-riffs, with influences from the likes of Twin Atlantic and Idlewild.

Have a listen below, or download their ‘I’ve Been Saving My Catharis For This’ EP from soundcloud.

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As It Is – Dial Tones

With Warped Tour additions being announced on a daily basis, we’re definitely heading towards a heady summer of pop-punk. What better way to prepare, then with the likes of transatlantic upstarts As It Is, with their old-school Taking Back Sunday-esque new single ‘Dial Tones‘.

Have a listen below..

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Youth In Revolt – Royals

Ever want to listen to all your guilty pop-pleasures without the shame of having the likes of Taylor Swift appearing on your device of choice for all the world to see? Well fear not, Punk Goes Pop has returned with Volume 6. One of the stand out tracks has to be New Jersey’s Youth In Revolt covering the Lorde hit ‘Royals‘.

Have a listen below..

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