Welcome to my Songs Of The Week, where I share my favourite 5 tracks that I’ve been listening to this week! During a stressful week, I’ve been listening to some of my favourite ever tracks this time to relax with. Still, managed to include some great tracks released earlier this year as well that have really impressed me, hope you enjoy!
Settle Your Scores – Behind The Scene/Nothing Without You
Definitely a personal favourite this week, the Cincinatti based Pop-Punk/Easycore band make an excellent addition to the genre with this track from their debut EP. First thing to strike me about Behind The Scene/Nothing Without You, is the name: Long enough to make A Day To Remember and Four Year Strong’s lovechild jealous, it immediately identifies the song within the genre, and the music that follows doesn’t let it down. Fantastically catchy, rocky and punky, with loads of well-executed intricacies, definitely worth checking out!
For Fans Of: A Day To Remember, Four Year Strong, New Found Glory
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Slaves – Hunter
Slaves may be a half familiar name to some of you, as they were recently nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize. While the album may not have been worthy of the prestigious prize, this song is terrific. It’s pretty unique, and yet sounds quite familiar at the same time, featuring elements of British punk and bluesy garage riffs. It widens a path set by British bands like Arctic Monkeys and Plan B, by adding an extra layer of aggression to this style. Probably not for everyone, but I’ve enjoyed it immensely.
For Fans Of: Mallory Knox, Arctic Monkeys, Plan B
The Dudes – Tear It Up
The Dudes seem to be another hidden gem hailing from Canada. Tear It Up has so many excellent facets to it, it’s hard to believe I haven’t heard it in the previous 3 years. It’s classic rock at its finest: great riffs, memorable hooks, virtuosic solos and even anthemic sections for full crowd participation! The album this is off is worth checking out too, and it’s all available at Bandcamp, for just $6, an absolute steal!
For Fans Of: Foo Fighters, SoundGarden, Pearl Jam
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The Mars Volta – Goliath
I’m disappointed to admit that I have only recently discovered this track, 7 years after its release! It covers most of the ground I love about music, it’s groovy, syncopated and uses unusual time signatures at the same time, and that’s the calm bit! Furthermore, I’ve absolutely loved discovering new intricacies of the song throughout this week. Definitely progressive rock at its finest.
For Fans Of: Coheed and Cambria, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree
Motorhead – Orgasmatron
This is probably my favourite Motorhead track, just listening to it brings back so many excellent drunken memories! It’s so simple, based largely on that one iconic riff, providing a platform for the dark lyrics to really impact.
For Fans Of: I’m just going to assume you’ve heard Motorhead before…
So this week’s SOTW was a bit different to how it’s been so far. Let me know what you think in the comments below.