Mosh Music: Our fave new rock, punk and hardcore tunes this week
A few tracks on the "bandier" side 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 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.
Ceres - Laundry Echo
Ceres are a band that I have absolutely no doubt are on the verge of blowing up the Aussie punk scene, they're just such a damn likeable bunch of fellas and their music is as raw and honest as you can get. Their new single, Laundry Echo, comes from sophomore album Drag It Down On You, which is due out on September 2 through Cooking Vinyl Australia, and it's a perfect example of the quiet-loud dynamic that Ceres have nailed since their formation in 2012. Laundry Echo is full of those wonderfully emotional, uniquely Australian vibes that we've come to love from bands like Kisschasy and Luca Brasi, and it promises that Drag It Down On You is going to be one of the punk highlights of 2016.
Pridelands - Coalesce
Coalesce was the first I'd heard of Pridelands, and it was a bloody perfect way to familiarise myself with the Melbourne-based quartet. This post-hardcore outfit formed back in 2012 and released their debut EP, Natives, last year. The last 12 months have seen the fellas refining their sound, and Coalesce shows that they've settled on a hard-hitting and emotion-fuelled brand that's sure to wow the lucky audiences who catch them live. Partnered with a stunning video, which was directed, shot and edited by Kieran Ellis-Jones, Coalesce is further proof that the Australian heavy music scene is going from strength to strength; with bands like Pridelands arriving to carry the torch into a new era.
Trophy Eyes - Chlorine
This Newcastle five-piece are supporting The Amity Affliction on their upcoming Australian tour, with five of the six dates having already sold out. Trophy Eyes play a bouncy, melodic brand of alternative punk - with elements of bands like Basement, Polar Bear Club and Title Fight all shining through in their sound. New single Chlorine is our first taste of the band's second full-length Chemical Miracle, out October 14 on Hopeless Records. While Trophy Eyes have garnered a large and loyal following over the last few years, largely thanks to their incredible live performances; Chlorine is a tight, energetic and immensely catchy tune that's sure to catapult these legends to the forefront of the wider heavy music scene.
The Ghost Inside - Between The Lines
Not a new track, in fact this one is over six years old now; but a new video from a band that have been to hell and back over the last nine months. If you're not familiar with The Ghost Inside's story, here's the short version: the LA-based, hardcore five-piece were involved in a seriously fucked-up accident last November when their tour bus collided with a semi-trailer outside of El Paso, Texas, and the drivers of both vehicles tragically lost their lives. The injuries that the band members sustained in the crash have meant they've been unable to play music together since, with most of them still on the long road to recovery and requiring rehabilitation to be able to get up on stage again. The Ghost Inside posted this video on their Facebook page last week, with the comment: "We aren't able to do anything new for you guys right now, so here is a video for Between The Lines". One of the best songs from 2010's Returners, Between The Lines is an absolute belter of a tune and my fingers are tightly crossed that the boys all make a full recovery and can be back together, playing it live ASAP.
Captives (pictured top) - Vines
I just want to start by saying that the video for this tune features a T-Rex watching a dinosaur porno called Jurassic Fark - XXX, and if that isn't A-grade comedy then I don't know what is. Originally from Tasmania, now based in Melbourne; Captives have dished up a punk steamer with Vines. Pounding drums, supercharged riffs and epic gang-vocals all equate to Vines being a tune that demands being played on repeat at maximum volume, which is exactly how the five-piece intend it to be heard. You can catch Captives out on the road this September/October, playing dates in Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
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