If you’re looking for some of the best new releases we’ve got you covered – check out the mini reviews and words from the artists, then turn these eight killer tracks waaaay up.
Dead Levee – “Love & Misery”
Let’s kick it off with the latest from Dead Levee – this is another huge rock track from the band, with gritty riffs, a driving pace, and a chorus you’ll want to sing along to. (And that guitar solo? Total showstopper.) From The Band: On their latest offering “Love & Misery,” the group delivers a polished arena rock sing-along wall of sound that chugs with howling swirling guitars in an ode to a toxic but passionate relationship.“ In the case of this song, it’s about a relationship where the sex outweighs the obvious toxicity. Even though the peers around you can all see how bad it is, they don’t know how good it gets.”
KID-O – “Again”
The latest from Germany’s KID-O is grungy, gritty and raw, with intense vocals and a truly memorable melody. From The Band:“KID-O’s new Single ‚Again’ starts off with a noisy guitar riff and hits an energetic neo grunge sound. It proves how the German band not only destroys stages but also your digital record players. In a lovely manner, of course. This is the second single of their upcoming EP ‚The Backyard Tapes’ that will be released on 30.09.2023. The song was recorded live in a studio which made it possible to capture the raw and powerful sound of the band.”
Maybury – “If We Could Go Anywhere”
The new song from Maybury is an energetic punch. Moody, melodic vocals, and an underlying punk style mixed with an accessible alt rock sound – they’re sure to be your new favourite band. From The Band:“”If We Could Go Anywhere” is a song about finding a sense of belonging to a person, place or thing. The band hopes to inspire listeners who are feeling lost or overwhelmed by hardships in life, with feelings of hopefulness and strength. The lyrics are inspired by a memory of Mario’s first tour to the east coast of Canada, and a hectic night in Halifax. The music is inspired by rock powerhouse bands like the Rolling Stones, Green Day and Oasis.
Blind Mirror – “Vertigo”
This next track is so infectious yet edgy, it strikes the perfect balance. With sultry vocals and driving guitar riffs, it sounds like the kind of song that deserves to be a huge hit while still holding onto its “cool” indie cred. From The Band: Vertigo was a song that spurred from a high energy jam the band had at rehearsal, leading to a performance on stage that saw their first mosh pit. After seeing the live reaction, the group decided to record it as part of their new EP, which was produced with their engineer fully live at 4th St. recording in Santa Monica, CA. The group plans to bring the song to local radio while touring on top of filming live content to push the tracks streams. It’s the song that will get you up and moving!
Ambleside – “Contact High”
The latest from Ambleside has huge punk energy with emo sensibilities, and a focus on solid melodies and stellar vocals.This track has a little something for everyone, with a mix of early 2000s and modern styles. From The Band:Contact High is the title track from Australian Pop-Punk/Melodic Hardcore band Ambleside’s debut album. Mixing crushing riffs with psychedelic ambience, Ambleside show versatility and maturity in their songwriting.
Femegades – “What Is Yours Is Mine”
Another gem from UK’s Femegades. I always love their rawness, the message in their lyrics, and the catchy alt rock sound. This new single is no exception. If they still haven’t landed on your radar, rectify that ASAP. From The Band:What Is Yours Is Mine depicts a world where every woman who walks down the street has a price tag. Whether it’s the landlord offering a ‘free’ room, or a random guy asking if you need to make some money, it’s a world where men don’t see women as a fellow human being, instead seeing something they are entitled to.
Gritter – “Goth Night”
Killer alt-rock meets punk meets pop-punk, all with a Weezer-like twist. Loved this track immediately, and am really excited to dive right into their discography! From The Band: Calling back to the best of Weezer’s Pinkerton and Vandal’s The Quickening, Gritter’s newest single is not only a bop, but a sensitive and thoughtful reflection of a unique moment in time. Gritter specializes in songs that manage to convey the felt experience of real thing, rather than trading in vague, broad generalities. Put on some eyeliner and buckle up – Gritter’s taking you to goth night!
Jerry, At The Beach – “Julia Cuts Me Down To Size”
Fantastic track here from the New Jersey duo – love the lyrics and writing style (is it just me, or do those backing “oooohs” really set a mood?). It kicks in at the halfway mark, so be sure to listen right through to the end. From The Band: We recorded this track at three different studios and actually stitched each part together to create the finished master. It was protracted to say the least. I think start to finish this song took three years to complete.