September has been a massive month for album releases, with albums by Twin Atlantic, A Day To Remember, Young Guns, Of Mice & Men and Against Me! already out, and records by Slaves and Yellowcard are due out tomorrow. Has the market for singles been just as good? Today I take a look back at the best singles of September.
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes – Lullaby
This fantastic track was accompanied by news of the band’s next album, due out next January. Lullaby is a great indicator for things to come.
Kings Of Leon – Waste A Moment
The Tennessee rock band are back with another lighthearted track, with indie and country influences similar in tone to their previous album, Mechanical Bull.
Taking Back Sunday – Death Wolf
Following a slow-burning introduction with cute synthy elements which are replicated throughout the track, punk-rockers Taking Back Sunday have released a fab new song from their recent album, Tidal Wave.
Sum 41 – God Save Us All (Death To POP)
Sum 41 have well and truly stuck their middle finger up in the direction of mainstream popular music with this track and music video. Whilst I don’t think pop music is the great evil it’s sometimes portrayed as by alternative bands, you can’t deny that this single is a banger.
Green Day – Still Breathing
The latest track from the upcoming Green Day album Revolution Radio is here, and it’s a slower, more reflective track with an explosive high-impact chorus. I reckon this track will be the 21 Guns of the new record.
Twenty One Pilots – Cancer (Cover of My Chemical Romance)
Rock Sound recently released a covers album celebrating 10 years since the release of My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade. I honestly thought most of the covers were terrible, but Twenty One Pilots took an iconic, much loved track and made it 100 per cent their own.
Slaves ft. Mike D. – Consume Or Be Consumed
The latest Slaves single is everything I hoped it would be: loud unapologetic punk with brilliant tongue-in-cheek lyrics and a chorus which will be very easy to headbang along to. The feature by Mike D. fits perfectly within the track.
Memphis May Fire ft. Jacoby Shaddix – This Light I Hold
Papa Roach’s vocalist Jacoby makes a brilliant addition to Memphis May Fire’s usual brand of religious-themed metalcore. His and Matty’s vocals work extremely well together, and whilst I wasn’t hugely excited for new Memphis May Fire music before, I am now.