Taking Back Sunday – Better Homes And Gardens

To anyone else who feels as old as I do watching Taking Back Sunday (hey, I was 16 when they first made it into my CD collection..), it’s surprising to see the early-emo starlets still making music, let alone all-grown-up tunes (admittedly, still with the classic TBS sound). Their new single, ‘Better Homes And Gardens‘ deals with the breakup of a marriage, a step forward from the tales of teenage romance that their earlier work focused on.

Watch the video below:

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Sunset Sons – Medicine

It’s rare to hear such a loud, arena-like sound from a band who have yet to release their debut record, but Sunset Sons appear to have managed it on their new single ‘Medicine’. Good thing too, as they’ll be supporting indie-rock giants Imagine Dragons on their European arena tour later this year.

If this video is anything to go by, the Anglo-Aussie quartet will be filling up arenas of their own in no time..

Check out their tour dates with Imagine Dragons here.

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Sleeping With Sirens – The Strays

It’s rare to have a song combine teenage angst with summery pop melodies, especially when there’s whistling involved, but somehow Sleeping With Sirens have managed it! The Orlando troupe must have been taking in the sunshine ahead of us in rainy old Britain when they wrote their new single ‘The Strays‘, a softly-told tale of adolescent and belonging.

Have a listen below..



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Ashestoangels – The Wake

It’s been a long road for Bristol goth punks Ashestoangels, but they seem to be finally getting the recognition their hard works deserves, with solid features in Kerrang! and countless shows with the daddy of all things dark and screamy, William Control.

The band’s new single for ‘The Wake‘ showcases their impressive live shows, using solely fan created footage for the video and is taken from their new record ‘Horror Cult‘. Watch it below:

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Radio On – You’re Always Right

It’s starting to feel like summer here, and I’ve been rinsing through my guilty pleasures collection. It must be the sunshine that always puts me in the mood for a good, happy tune.

Rather than risk someone catching me with an old 90s classic in my headphones though, London four-piece Radio On make radio-friendly, danceable music without a hint of potential embarrassment. Drawing influences from 70s indie-rock, their new single ‘You’re Always Right‘ should definitely be the soundtrack to your day, whether its chilling in a park, or just blocking out the world on your daily commute..

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We Are Harlot – Dancing On Nails

The term ‘supergroup’ has been coined too frequently recently, from bands that are often quite significantly less than super. Luckily We Are Harlot, a combination of former Asking Alexandria singer Danny Warsnop, plus members of Silvertide, Sebastian Bach and Revolution Rennaissance, more than qualifies, create a hard-rock sound that more than meets the qualifications.
The four-piece released their debut self-titled album earlier this year and will be making an appearance at Download festival this summer.

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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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