Posts Tagged ‘grunge rock’

May 22, 2018

We first picked up on UK band Sorry and their rather moody rock a few months ago when they shared their song 2 Down 2 Dance ahead of a 7″ release. We were immediately drawn to their dark knotted sound. And now the four piece, signed to Domino, have shared a chunky, grungy treat named Showgirl produced by Sean Oakley (who previously collaborated with James Blake and Frank Ocean). The muddy glowering, gnarled and angsty song more than boosts our unapologetic love for Sorry. Showgirl is available from iTunes, here.

May 16, 2018

It almost seems strange that dark, sludgy rock could bring us “peace of mind”, but that’s exactly what’s happened to us after listening to The Pale White’s latest single. The world and all its troubles fade into the background as we indulge in their gloriously thrashing alt rock on Peace Of Mind. Our minds may be clearly focused, but our heads are banging and our hearts are pumping in rhythm to its incendiary drums. Shades of QotSA, Nirvana, and even Arctic Monkeys (before their latest album) can be found in the vehement anthem, which comes accompanied by a visceral music video. Peace Of Mind is The Pale White’s second single this year, which leaves us wondering…. Is the UK trio planning to drop an album later this year? For now, let’s continue rocking out to The Pale White by visiting their last single, Loveless, below. 

May 16, 2018

Last month, we fell in love (albeit belatedly) with MOURN, an indie rock quartet from Barcelona who recently announced their third full length album Sopresa Familiar, to be released on June 15th. There was no resisting the allure of Barcelona City Tour, the band’s last single, which is an angular rollicking, raucous yelping boatload of high-spirited post-punky scuzz rock fun. And now MOURN is back with a self-directed/edited video for their latest single, Fun At The Geysers, another contagious eruption of knotted guitars and spunky vocals. And we get to visit some real geysers with MOURN in the song’s video, too! The band’s next album Sorpresa Familiar can be pre-ordered, here.

April 28, 2018
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I was wildly obsessed with Meg Myers and her debut album Sorry back in 2015. The Nashville artist, based out of Los Angeles, absolutely transfixed us with her phenomenally fierce and impassioned vocals, as well as her dark and turbulent form of alt rock and pop. It was almost unbelievable to witness that much volatile energy exploding out of Meg. And now, after a far too excruciating wait, Meg Myers is back, with moody scalding, grunge tinged panache, too. Much akin to Torres with some of the sheer force of Alanis Morissette, Numb bursts wide open at the seams with angst ridden ennui. It’s a glorious track that combusts with punky roaring guitars. Along with the magnificent new tune comes welcome news of Meg Myers’ sophomore album, Take Me to the Disco, arriving July 20th. She’ll also be hitting the road on a short tour this summer. Find out more about both via her website, here.

April 10, 2018
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Makin’ Waves seems rather an appropriate song title for the first track we’re featuring from FEVA. The English lads received widespread praise following the release of their blistering first single, Blind, late last year. It’s certain that they’re making plenty of waves with their fiercely infectious riffs and raw garage rock now that they’ve returned with their second release, a tenacious stomping, rowdy charged anthem that will no doubt earn them even more accolades. 

The band states: “Makin’ Waves is somewhat of an ode to the free spirit, making your own decisions and making your own waves in life regardless of what is considered the norm. It’s an uplifting feel good track and what better time to release with summer not (too) far away”. The new single is out now on all major platforms. Stream debut single Blind below to continue rocking out to FEVA.

March 6, 2018
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Our GIrl’s eponymous single may be the first song they ever wrote, but it’s not the first single to capture the fancy of their avid fans. The British trio released their self-titled debut EP in 2016. And they’re off to a glorious start this year with this gazey roiling, scuzzy ripping jam. Sweet and tart, naughty and nice vocals embellish the track, giving it an addictive prickly bite. Saccharine guitar pop and thrashing grunge rock meet halfway on the incredibly contagious track. Our Girl will be making an appearance at SXSW next week. Hopefully we’ll be able to catch them while we’re there. Stream/download Our Girl’s Our Girl via major outlets, here.

March 6, 2018

Jo Passed is a new Vancouver based quartet who’s just signed to Sub Pop Records and announced their debut album. And trust me, you don’t want to pass over their first release on the label, a fuzzy crunching, swervy scuzzing indie rocker named MDM, whose video was directed by Eleanor Petry. Debut album Their Prime arrives May 25th. The band is described as often geeking out to bands like The Zombies or Nirvana, or even classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The latter isn’t so apparent on MDM, but the former two legendary groups’ imprint are discernible indeed. MDM is a grungy whirring, heavy plodding treat that arrives ahead of the a string of spring club shows and festival dates kicking off later this month. Pre-order Their Prime, here.

February 2, 2018

A fortuitous browse through YouTube earlier today brought me to Off Road Minivan and their song and video, Spiral Gaze. I found myself instantly falling for their dreamy guitars, crashing hi-hats, and rough, grainy alt rock. The quintet calls Red Hook, NY their home, and they’ve just signed to Tooth & Nail Records. Come February 16th, they’ll be releasing their debut EP. Spiral Gaze is its title track, an emotive rock piece that evokes turn of the century melodic thrashers brimming with bitter angst and rugged energy. It’s a sprawling opus, an organic and tactile sonic escapade that’s convinced us we need to check out Off Road Minivan’s debut EP later this month. Pre-order Spiral Gaze, here.

January 24, 2018

Canadian rock duo Partner won over an abundance of hearts last year with their melodious thrashing, angsty stirring music, landing themselves on many a bands to watch list. They also released their debut album In Search Of Lost Time, and now they’ve revealed a video for album cut Everybody Knows. If there’s anybody I suddenly want to hit a grocery store with or run amok on suburban streets with right now, it’s Partner, thanks to their charming new video. Chunky chugging Everybody Knows is a wonderfully hooking burst of the pair’s hybrid pop punk/alt rock sound. You can grab Partner’s album from Bandcamp, here.

January 20, 2018
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It’s apparent from our inaugural encounter with Candy Ambulance that their grunge rock is oodles of fiery spirited, resolutely unabashed fun. New single Spray is a surge of raw chaotic power, a wild and untamed two minute voyage that leaves us craving for more. The New York trio breathes new life into DIY punk and 90′s grunge with the punchy driving pop rock eruption, which vocalist and front-woman Caitlin Barker describes as a reflection of mania. Manic we are for the vociferous anthem, which arrives ahead of Candy Ambulance’s east coast spring tour. Spray, a riotous combination of SLØTFACE’s punk and Savages’ noise rock, is the second single and title track from the band’s upcoming EP, scheduled for release on February 16th. Stream their music on Spotify, here.