We like to think of Tracks Of The Week as an international issue, and it was proven last week, as the amazing Indonesian Isyana Sarasvati led the march to victory with her new single vagueness (Opens in a new tab).
Scotland’s own rifle came in second with Backstreet Brothers (Opens in a new tab)And the While Florida guitarist/singer champ Mark Tremonti took third place with more than a believable version of Frank Sinatra. my way (Opens in a new tab).
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Monster Truck – Golden Woman
Canada’s thick-haired millennium-era rock monsters are back with a bang—or rather, a Klee Banger, which gets them running, social golden woman surely. A bit like the vocal equivalent of a shaggy big truck driver, spraying a cheap beer while its owner cycles to Motorhead or something similar free of nonsense. Don’t expect poetry or anything clever (they’re nicknamed ‘Monster Truck’ for heaven’s sake, the nuance isn’t quite written into their knots), but it takes a steely disposition to not have a totally good time when that’s when the chorus begins.
Heat – Hollywood
Hit’s music has always given the impression of palm trees and California sunshine, rather than the ice and snow of their motherland. on me HollywoodSwedish melodic rock bands are really good at this, mixing worth 80s sparkling cinches, cherry red chevrolets, white-volume guitars and a thoughtless chorus with tastes The last countdown through her veins. Former vocalist Eric Grunwal left the big shoes to fill the void. Here, ‘old’/new striker Kenny Lecrimo feels fully prepared for the job. Their new album force majeure out in August.
Blacktop Mojo – Darlene I Won’t Say
Part of a three-song story about “Heartbreak, Murder and Deceit” – on the self-titled fourth album For Those From Texas – this is a song with smoky eyes, all the big emotions, marginalized secrets, and powerful chops that serve the song rather than stifle it. The kind of hard, fluffy rock that will make you cry or want to punch things. or both. A burly but beautiful vent in just three minutes? We’ll take that.
Black Star Riders – Better Than Saturday Night
BSR’s new single has landed and wants to make you feel all weekend, with an extra touch of heat. Ricky Warwick is now the sole founding member (original guitarist Scott Gorham dropped out amicably last year, and will be back on live dates next year), though Thin Lizzy’s legacy hangs in glowing waves across hearty edging, partying and bittersweet edges in Warwick’s vocals. Bad news? You will have to wait until January 2023 for their next album, The wrong side of heavenfollowed by the band’s 10th annual tour in February.
Gogol Bordelo – Tirupuruna
Gypsy villain Gogol Bordello has taken one of today’s most turbulent events and honored him with something badass – his knees are brilliantly rabid, with a fierce set of teeth. Sharing its name with the term for Ukrainian civil defense units, tirupuruna It comes with a video showing the daily activities of the many brave civilians involved. “Many of my artist and musician friends had to take up arms and join Teroborona,” said fireball player Eugene Hotez (himself of Ukrainian descent). “This is a dedication to their bravery and to that of all the defenders. The song is rooted in the traditional Ukrainian ‘Arkan’ dance, one of the true Ukrainian Hutsul spirit.” All proceeds go to their Cauze campaign. (Opens in a new tab).
Michael Monroe – Everybody Nobody
“It’s a beguiling tale of letting go of the ‘good old days’ and finding the things that make you happy here and now,” says the peroxide/Tasmanian devil’s wayward son of Finland. “A lot of the artists on our site seem satisfied with the glow of nostalgia.” It has to be said that there is a fair amount of nostalgia in this flamboyant anthem – all the Cuban heels swing, the ornate locker rooms, the glory days farewells – but it is served with such a self-conscious bite that it tastes fresh and tangy. Cute – good.
Coleman Rigg & the Ridge Runners – Coming Clean
come clean He blasts off with a solid verse after pancake that could almost be Franz Ferdinand before it finds its way into the chorus that grinds and soars into the sky. “I started writing this song really inspired by the grunge and ’90s aesthetic, and then expanded from there by adding some less obvious arrangements like synths and samples—creating a unique texture and soundscape. It’s a completely new sound to us, and I think something unique in the scenery,” Coleman says. Philly – hard rock mixed with dark new wave sounds.”
Voodoo Blood – Black Mirror
Manchester-based Stoner/blues band Voodoo Blood was out of a few EPs in the late 2010s and has been pretty quiet ever since, but singer Kim Jennett hasn’t quite gone away. featured in the sound, She worked on a solo album, and in 2019 won the Tracks Of The Week competition with her let me be the first Not connected. Now she’s back with new material from Voodoo Blood, and a song that tears and snores in all the right ways. black mirror She features an obsessive tap, while Jennette is the owner of a set of tonsils that must have ruptured due to the climax of that thunderous scream.