Reckless Love – Monster

I might be busy these days, but I definitely couldn’t miss this ferocious track from my favourite Scandinavian rockers, Reckless Love. ‘Monster‘ is taken from the band’s new album, InVader, full of 80s inspired glam rock, reimagined with youthful energy and their usual upbeat spin.

Watch the video below, and don’t forget, you can catch them on tour in the UK this month!

RC xx

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Reach – Tell Me (Acoustic)

Normally I’d be a little wary of a band who’s members have appeared in certain ‘talent’ shows, but apparently the musical quality in Scandinavia’s reality tv is a bit better than ours!  That’s why I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a big fan of Sweden’s REACH, whose guitarist appeared in ‘Swedish Idol’ in 2014.

If you’re not as convinced as I am, this lovely acoustic version of their single ‘Tell Me’ should do a lot to reassure you..

City Of Thieves – Incinerator

Major festivals aside, summer is always a quiet time for music, so its a little hard to find something decent to bring you.. However, this week I’ve managed to find something that might be hard, but is definitely not quiet (you’ll see what I did here if you listen to it)!

City Of Thieves made their live debut at Camden Rocks Festival back in May, but judging by their music, they’ll have plenty more shows to come. The band are about to release their Incinerator EP in September, after performing at Bloodstock and Planet Rock Rockstop.

Long live rock’n’roll, eh?

RC xx

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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A Higher Demise – All These Reasons

Let’s face it, British bands don’t get enough recognition, even on their own turf. Battling it out with rock giants coming over the Atlantic is a pretty tough thing to face. That said, A Higher Demise seem up to the challenge, if their energetic new single ‘All These Reasons‘ is anything to go by. The track is taken from the Dartford five-piece’s EP ‘The Doctor Will See You Now‘.

Have a listen..

RC xx

Twenty One Pilots: Ode To Sleep

Oops, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been busy moving house and generally out in London getting into that Christmas spirit. Anyway, back to the usual routine, here’s a great new tune for you!

It’s not many artists that would put so much faith on their future careers that they would film a gig in their early days, playing to just twelve people. It’s an even more brave artist that would then use that footage in a music video once they’ve found success. Still, Twenty One Pilots don’t do things the usual way.

Here’s their almost-documentary-like video for ‘Ode To Sleep‘:

RC xx