Listen: Soundgarden – Been Away Too Long


With a title that will surely go down in the history of incredibly appropriate titles, Soundgarden have dipped in to their upcoming sixth record to release the single ‘Been Away Too Long’. The album, King Animal, will mark the first full release from the band in over sixteen years, following 1996′s Down on the Upside.  The Washington [...]

The Joy Formidable Release New Single, Announce Intimate Tour

The Joy Formidable

Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable are gearing up for what could be a massive 2013 for the band by blowing the lid off the final months of 2012. The band looks to capitalize on the strong buzz they’ve rightfully earned over the past few years on the strength of their gargantuan-sounding debut, The Big Roar. [...]

Listen: NOFX – This Machine Is 4


Despite now sitting on twelve albums, stretching back to a debut in ’88 with Liberal Animation, Californian four-piece NOFX have refused to alter their style – sticking firm to politically motivated punk, whilst keeping things fresh with liberal injections of ska, comedy and self-deprecation. Their latest single, ’This Machine Is 4′ proves no exception – boasting simple, but furiously fast power chords, [...]

Smoke & Jackal: Kings of Leon and Mona Members Team Up

Smoke & Jackal

Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill and Mona frontman Nick Brown have teamed up to form Smoke & Jackal. The Nashville duo will officially release their first collection of tunes, EP1, on October 16 via RCA Records, but you can get your first taste right now with the lead single “No Tell.” Followill and Brown [...]

Listen: Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Strange Man & Long Progression


Funktacular bass, sickly-sweet vocals and inexplicable references to California – it can only be the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, returning with two new A/B sides from last year’s I’m With You. The tracks, ’Strange Man’ and ‘Long Progression’, are available on YouTube at the bottom of this page, playing in incredibly hypnotic vinyl videos. The two [...]

Listen: Mötley Crüe Fondle Our Ears With ‘Sex’


Glam metal gods Mötley Crüe have abandoned all attempts at subtlety, releasing their new single ‘Sex’, or as I like to call it ‘SEX’. The song is a passionate anthem, chronicling the plight of the modern day working class against the might of the ubiquitous oppression about sex, the need for sex, and how humanity does indeed “need [...]

Hear The Soft Pack’s New Single from Upcoming ‘Strapped’

The Soft Pack

I’ve been eagerly anticipating this news: The Soft Pack fans only have to wait a few more months for a follow-up album to the band’s exceptional, self-titled 2010 debut. By the sound of the “Saratoga,” the band has not only ceased to lose an inch of their sunny rock and roll fervor on the new [...]

Listen: Maximo Park – ‘Hips and Lips’


Newcastle indie outfit, Maximo Park, unveiled the first single from their new album The National Health last night on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. Titled ‘Hips and Lips’, the song has a different vibe to album title track ‘The National Health‘ but showcases the band’s overall sound pretty well to newcomers. Listen to ‘Hips [...]