We thought it was high time we revived our Fresh Tunes Spotify playlist, which collates up to 30 of our favourite new tracks from some of our favourite new rock and metal bands.
There’s probably not too many cooler places to be in a rock band than Florida. And South Florida band Dirty Rivals absolutely ooze in coolness with their high-energy hard rock meets alternative rock with drizzles of indie influences.
Danish band Deep Drive formed through a love for heavy music with the aim of merging an old school sound with modern production quality, which they describe as “organic, melodic and determined.”
Greater Manchester band If I Die Tonight are on their way to crafting a sound that they believe you won’t hear anywhere else.
British newcomers Pale offer up a thrilling and intoxicating rock sound that builds you up with powerful guitars and vocals then brings you back down with warm ambient moments and meaningful lyrics.
They may be Qu!et by name but there’s nothing overly quiet about the nature of this New York band.
We delve into the “dark facts” of being a metal musician in Iran by interviewing the founder of Iran’s first metal label Tough Sounds.
Riff-lovers everywhere gather around because “heavy riff disciples” Margarita Witch Cult are here to become your torchbearers of unholy din.
Ireland-based trio The Last Vinci have honed a deliciously punishing rock sound led by vicious riffs and engaging vocals, which they summarise as “heavy, happy and meaningful.”
London-based quartet Youth Illusion offer up an engaging alternative rock sound that they describe as “catchy, beefy and memorable.”
You probably don’t expect your friendly neighbourhood preacher to come at you kicking and screaming with rock’n’roll swagger, unless it’s one of those nutty preacher dudes in America. But that’s exactly what you get from Brighton newcomers Preacher.
Brighton quartet El Moono offer up a heavy yet melodic fusion of hardcore, post-hardcore, grunge and metal that they intriguingly summarise as sitting “somewhere between Deftones and Kelly Clarkson.”