7 incredible tracks you need in your life – February 2017

February is the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there was any shortage of great tracks released over the past few weeks.  Here’s my round-up of the best singles and music videos put out this month!

Knuckle Puck – Indecisive 

Chicago pop-punk band Knuckle Puck are returning with a new EP, Calendar Days / Indecisive, on March 17th, and this is one of the titular tracks.  The melancholy lyrics and acoustic vibes make it a perfect track to listen to with a mug of hot tea or coffee in this February weather.

All Time Low – Dirty Laundry

I’ll be honest and say that the first two thirds(ish) of this track didn’t inspire me very much, but the guitar solo leading into the final chorus turned Dirty Laundry around for me.  I’m looking forward to hearing their upcoming seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade, set to be released on June 2nd.

Cover Your Tracks – Striking Matches

Cover Your Tracks is a band formed from the ashes of a number of failed bands, such as Woe, Is Me, Decoder, and Cursed Sails.  The result is a great hardcore track with a smattering of electronic breaks and a catchy chorus.

Imagine Dragons – Believer

I’ve been a big fan of Imagine Dragons for a long time, and I really enjoyed their second full length record, Smoke + Mirrors, which came out back in 2014.  Believer has me excited for a potential third album on the way.

Taking Back Sunday – Call Come Running

This track is from Taking Back Sunday’s latest record, Tidal Wave, and I featured Death Wolf, another song from that album, back in the September 2016 edition of X incredible tracks.  I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve heard from this album, so Call Come Running definitely deserved a feature today.

While She Sleeps ft. Oli Sykes – Silence Speaks

To me, While She Sleeps has been an inescapable part of the British metalcore/hardcore scene, so to see them collaborating with Oli Sykes, one of the most recognisable front men in the industry, is a pretty big deal.  I’ll be honest and say that I never used to be a big fan of this band, but Silence Speaks has made me reconsider my opinion.  I look forward to hearing While She Sleeps’ upcoming third full length album, You Are We.

Pierce The Veil – Floral And Fading

Pierce The Veil’s Misadventures was released last May, and Floral And Fading is the latest single to be released from the record.  The video, set in an American 1950s bowling alley, is great fun to watch if only because of bassist Jaime Preciado’s afro.


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7 incredible tracks you need in your life – October 2016

It’s that time again, folks: it’s the end of the month, and time I rounded up the best tracks put out over the past few weeks.  With no further ado, let’s get on with the show!

Descendents – Feel This

If you’re after a minute long punk rock punch in the face, this is the track for you.  Descendents may be the honorary Dads of the punk rock world, but they’re still going strong as a band.

Cover Your Tracks – Cages

To me, the sound of this track reminds me of Bring Me The Horizon’s latest album, and that’s no bad thing.  I like how the piano and electronic elements work with the track, and whilst I’ve never listened to Cover Your Tracks before, this track has left me wanting to find out more.

Moose Blood – Cheek

Punk rockers Moose Blood have released the video for Cheek, a track from their popular second full length record, Blush.  This is a cute track with an uplifting catchy chorus.

Palisades – Aggression

Even though Palisades have been around for a few years, I’ve not listened to a lot of their music.  This track shows great promise, and I’ll be looking out for their third album due out in January.

Franz Ferdinand – Demagogue

As part of the 30 Songs 30 Days Challenge, indie rockers Franz Ferdinand have put together a little track which essentially is a two and a half minute long middle finger aimed straight at Donald Trump.  What else could you need?

Bloc Party – Stunt Queen

Bloc Party’s latest single is a fantastic, feel-good song, which really puts me in a summery mindset.  Too bad it was released in October really.

Korn – Everything Falls Apart

Korn recently released their twelfth studio album: Everything Falls Apart is one of the singles from the record, which shows the band have grown and matured whilst still maintaining their original attitude.

What do you think of these tracks? Are there any singles I missed off this list? Let me know on my Facebook or Twitter page, or in the comment section below this post.