Mosh Music: Our fave new punk and rock tunes this week
A few heavy tracks to help get you through the rest of the working week.
It's generally around this time of the week that we start to hit a wall, when those thoughts about calling in sick for work creep into our heads far more often than they probably should and our caffeine intake rises to dangerous levels. We get it, since Monday you've had one eye on the weekend and you're still only halfway there, another three days remain to painfully navigate and there ain't a damn thing you can do about it except to keep dragging yourself out of bed each morning. Thankfully, we've put together a list of the best new heavy music you can wrap your ears around to help pull your mopey ass through Hump Day, and hopefully the rest of the week.
Save The Clock Tower - White Cross
Killer post-hardcore out of Tasmania, Save The Clock Tower have cracked a winner with White Cross. Super tight and super heavy, it comes from the four piece's LP The Familiar // The Decay, out today through Bullet Tooth Records. The record was produced by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Born of Osiris) and while having its roots firmly entrenched in post-hardcore, it also borrows from punk, metalcore, hardcore and rock, resulting in a well rounded sound that offers something for even the pickiest of heavy music fans.
letlive. (pictured top) - Another Offensive Song
A significantly faster and heavier cut from letlive.'s forthcoming album If I'm The Devil… following first two releases Good Mourning, America and Reluctantly Dead. I have a lot of time for letlive., I feel like they continuously promote a positive and important message through powerful, aggressive music and Another Offensive Song is the perfect example of that. Frontman Jason Aalon Butler had some strong words to accompany the track when it debuted last week: "We can no longer be afraid - in a world where we can be shot in the back with unarmed hands up, a world where we must face ridicule if we identify or fall in love with the wrong gender and then must fight to reform mandated law in order to marry that person…People may read this and think of it as some overly righteous left leaning bullshit. That's cool. This ain't for you. This is a song for those who want to rid themselves of the aforementioned budders. This is a song for those that want to be free."
Huh - Dark
Dark is a cut from Brooklyn four-piece Huh's debut EP Whatever You Want, due out June 7. If you're a fan of bands like Turnover and Tigers Jaw; I'd like to think these guys will be up your alley. Dark mixes upbeat, 90's punk vocals and energetic drumming with brooding melody, so the result is something you can aggressively dance to but also cry along to, if you're feeling that way inclined.
Better Days - This House
Hailing from Newcastle in the UK, this little known trio got my attention when I stumbled across their video for debut single This House. It's the band's first ever release and comes from their forthcoming EP Overcast. This House is pop-punk with an old school edge; high energy and fast paced but without the predictability and whininess of a lot of the current pop-punk acts doing the rounds . Will definitely be looking into the EP when it drops.
White Blanks - Get Better
We've decided to tone it down a little in this week's Mosh Music, including a few tracks that probably aren't quite as brutal as what we've seen in weeks gone by but are still big winners nonetheless. Get Better, a surf-rock anthem from Wollongong three-piece White Blanks, is the prime example of a track that doesn't need breakdowns and huge distortion to be a cracking heavy tune. This fuzzed out number gets heads nodding with a pounding drum beat and a chorus that's sure to wind up in your head for hours. Heavy without being overly agrressive, and definitely one to include in your weekend drinking playlist.
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