Mosh Music: Our fave new punk, rock and hardcore tunes this week
Some heavier tunes to get you moving before the weekend.
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 guitar-driven music you can wrap your ears around, from rock 'n' roll and grunge all the way through to hardcore and metal. Hopefully it's enough to help pull your mopey ass through Hump Day and the rest of the week.
Foam - Get On Board
Perth grunge-lords, Foam, have gifted us another brilliant taste of their forthcoming, debut record in the form of manic single Get On Board. While we're yet to receive an album title or release date from the trio, both Get On Board and first single, I Could Milk Myself, promise that Foam's debut, full-length effort is going to be worth the wait. Foam explained that Get On Board was written as a kind of 'kick up the ass' to those who need it most: "It’s a reaction against the people who expect a free pass in life, and choose to cruise on through with no direction or ambition. “Each to their own” is all well and good, but c’mon, you’ve only got one shot at this, everyone."
Every Time I Die - It Remembers (feat. Brendon Urie)
I don't need to say much about Every Time I Die or this single; we all know these dudes fucking rule, and if you haven't wrapped your ears around their new record yet you're only hurting yourself. Low Teens, the NY metalcore outfit's eighth studio album, dropped last week and It Remembers is one of many highlights from the 13-track effort. This tune features a somewhat unexpected collab in Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendan Urie, but his vocals are a surprisingly good fit over ETID's crunching distortion and earth-shattering drum fills. The mind-melting, Brandon Dermer-directed video for It Remembers is well worth a watch, too. Low Teens is out now through Epitaph.
Parkway Drive - Bottom Feeder
A cut from the Byron lords' fifth studio album, Ire, which came out last year - and a video showing why these guys continue to etch their names as one of the best live bands in the world. While Ire, and Parkway's progression to a "stadium metal" sound, took me a little while to come around to; Bottom Feeder was a track that immediately reeled me in with its pounding, headbang-inducing intro. If you're a Parkway Drive fan but are yet to see the legends in concert, watch this vid and I'll just about guarantee you'll be pre-ordering tickets next time they're playing in your town.
He Danced Ivy (pictured top) - The Verbal Kind
Queens of the Stone Age meets Every Time I Die vibes on this single from a super talented Brisbane outfit; with frenetic riffing, a marching bass line and an insane amount of energy on display. The Verbal Kind is the lead single and title-track from He Danced Ivy's debut record, which drops on October 27, and I'm digging what I'm hearing from these punk-prog up and comers. You can catch He Danced Ivy launching The Verbal Kind on Thursday, October 27 at Crowbar Brisbane and on Saturday, October 29 at Banana Fields Festival in Coffs Harbour.
Dance Gavin Dance - Young Robot
It says a lot about DGD's forthcoming, seventh full-length, Mothership, that I've covered all three of its singles to date in Mosh Music - and Young Robot could be my favourite so far. I know they're not going to be up everyone's alley, but Dance Gavin Dance do so much right when it comes to hard work, originality and overall musical talent that I simply can't ignore them. Young Robot is the prequel to DGD's Robot With Human Hair storyline, which began with Part I and Part II on their debut EP in 2007, followed by Part III on their self-titled album in 2008 and finally with Death of the Robot with Human Hair on 2013's Acceptance Speech. Mothership will be out on October 7 through Rise Records.
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