Anyone with ears will know how much incredible new music is out there at the moment, from established bands as well as up-and-coming acts. Here’s my list of some of the best tracks released in the past couple of months.
8: The Vaccines – Handsome
Weird music videos seem to be on trend in 2015, don’t they? I really like the combination of techno drum beats and crashing cymbals in the chorus.
7: Slaves – Feed The Mantaray
If you’re a fan of The Mighty Boosh, the video for this track might leave you reminiscing the cult BBC3 comedy. This grungy track is great fun to listen to, especially if you love sea creatures as much as I do.
6: Mumford & Sons – Believe
As the only Reading And Leeds headline act I’m actually excited about this year, I was super excited when Mumford & Sons released this little number. It’s a slow-burner, I’ll admit, but the track’s climax is well worth the wait.
5: Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
Anyone who knows me will understand my love of female musicians in alternative rock. Courtney Barnett is a great example of new female talent. The lyrics of this track are really interesting, on top of some great riffs.
4: Peace – I’m A Girl
This song is a must-listen for fans of wailing guitars and feedback aplenty. If you feel like challenging your brain a little, the interactive video above may give you something to do.
3: The Bohicas – To Die For
Yet another weird music video! I can see The Bohicas making waves this year if they keep releasing great tracks like this.
2: The Wombats – Emoticons
The lil’ guitar solo during the introduction to this track is a great mood-setter, and the track’s lyrics are as self-depreciating and fun as The Wombats have always been. I can’t wait for their next album, Glitterbug, to be released next month!
1: Muse – Psycho
Muse are officially back, and they’re back with a bang! The guitar work in this track is absolutely incredible, and Matt Bellamy’s voice sounds excellent as always. Drones promises to be a fantastic album if the rest of the track meet Psycho‘s standards.