Picks Of The Week 2

This week’s ‘Picks Of The Week’ are primarily suited for a more indie audience. But fret not metalheads, I’ve chosen a track just for you!

1. Holy Sober – Young Runaways

Courtesy of Young Runaways' facebook page
Genre: Indie; Alternative; Folk-Rock

The Young Runaways are an excellent new band for those of you interested in folk-rock. They’re based in the midlands and they’ve released one EP (entitled ‘There Is A World Outside’) to date. This song is a brand new track, set for future release. Characterised by strong harmonies, melodic vocals and beautiful instrumentation, they are definitely worth checking out. ‘Holy Sober’ sums up everything that makes the band special.

You can listen to the track here.

2. Crocodiles – Dakota Beats

Courtesy of Dakota Beats' facebook page
Genre: Indie

Dakota Beats are a midlands-based indie band that definitely know how to craft a song. ‘Crocodiles’ is one of the band’s more recent tracks and it is easy to see, just from this song, how gifted this band are. With a strong anthemic chorus, chiming guitars and a splendid middle section, this song is one of the band’s finest.

You can listen to the track here.

3. Live Today Die Tomorrow – Redwire

Picture courtesy of Redwire's official website.
Genre: Alternative; Indie

Redwire are a band from Bradford that specialise in hard-hitting Indie rock. Their most recent single ‘Playing With Fire’ has only just come out, but ‘Live Today Die Tomorrow’ is a much stronger track in my opinion. Filled with strong rock riffs and vocals that sound almost exactly like Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys fame, this track shows Redwire at their hard-hitting best.

You can listen to the track here.

Money – Missing Andy

Courtesy of Missing Andy's facebook page
Genre: Indie; Ska

Missing Andy are a five-piece Indie-Ska band from Essex that reached cult status through Sky’s television series ‘Must Be The Music‘ in 2010. Since then, the band have toured with acts such as The Specials and released their debut album earlier this year. ‘Money’ is a track which highlights everything that Missing Andy stand for: catchy riffs, a strong rhythm and lyrics that are rich in social commentary.

You can listen to the track here.

5. Fought In The Mirror – God Damn

Image courtesy of the band's facebook page.
Genre: Rock; Metal; Post-Punk; Grunge

God Damn are a band that excel in creating heavy, borderline metal music that really hits you hard. Hailing from the midlands and having already been noticed by Kerrang! magazine, the band look set to create a stir in the rock world. Blending together metal, rock, blues and grunge into something that sounds new and exciting, God Damn are definitely one to look out for. ‘Fought In The Mirror’ shows God Damn at their finest, with dirty distorted guitars, screamed vocals and an undeniably catchy chorus.

You can listen to the track here.

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