There’s so many new tracks dropped every day, it’s hard to keep up with them all. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few of the bangers dropped throughout August to make sure you know what’s up as we head into a new month. Headphones in, volume up, enjoy!
Bully – Losing
‘Running’ follows on from lead single ‘Feel The Same’, both of which are taken from Bully’s new full-length ‘Losing’, due for release on 20th October. “’Running’ is about shamelessly keeping yourself distracted or making up excuses to avoid processing certain emotions,” says Alicia Bognano.
PVRIS – Jesus Christ (Brand New cover)
PVRIS covered ‘Jesus Christ‘ by Brand New last month, and it’s breathtakingly good. Like, no matter how good you’re imagining it, it’s better. Don’t just take our word for it though. Check it out below, as part of their session for Radio One. (It’s at 18:22 if you can’t wait).
Marmozets – Play
Marmozets returned last month with their brand new single ‘Play’, and (spoiler alert – Ed), it’s an absolute stormer. Given a debut spin on Daniel P Carter’s BBC Radio 1 show, it’s the first taster of what we can expect from the band’s much anticipated, Gil Norton produced, second album. You can check it out below.
Brand New – Can’t Get It Out
Did you hear Brand New dropped a new album last month? You did? We could put most of it in here, but we’re going for the first, possibly most immediate cut on ‘Science Fiction’, ‘Can’t Get It Out’. Check it out below.
Weezer – Mexican Fender
Weezer announced their new album ‘Pacific Daydream’ last month. Set to arrive on 27th October via Crush Music, the follow up to last year’s self-titled White Album will include the previously aired ‘Feels Like Summer’, as well as new track ‘Mexican Fender’.
Converge – Under Duress
Converge have announced the release plans for their new album – the first since 2012’s ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’. Titled ‘The Dusk In Us’, the full-length is set for release on 3rd November via Epitaph/Deathwish. Self-produced and mixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou, it comes alongside a new single ‘Under Duress’, described by vocalist Jacob Bannon as “my emotional reaction to the complex world in which we live.”
Partner- Gross Secret
Partner shared a new track from their upcoming debut album, ‘In Search of Lost Time’, due for release on 8th September via You’ve Changed Records. The Canadian duo – Josée Caron and Lucy Niles – preview the release with ‘Gross Secret’, streaming below. “Picture this: your sunglasses have fallen into a toilet full of a stranger’s pee,” Lucy tells Dork. “You have two choices; rinse them off and get on with your life or don’t. I chose the former, and that is one of my gross secret. For us, this is the song that started it all. Please enjoy it for what it is: a celebration of the grossness that unites us.”
The Movielife – Ghosts In The Photographs
Following up on ‘Mercy Is Asleep At The Wheel’, the lead single for The Movielife’s first album in fourteen years ‘Cities In Search Of A Heart’, comes ‘Ghosts In The Photographs’. “This is one of my favorite songs on the record,” Vinnie Caruana told The Fader. “The light generated by an army of people striving to be better and to spread more love can destroy the black clouds around us. We all have to learn and grow from our mistakes. I don’t want to be haunted by mine; I want them to fuel me to be a better person and to keep pushing forward towards the light.”
Tigercub – It’s Only Love
Tigercub have announced they’re set to play London’s Scala early next year. The Brighton band will top the bill on 18th January, with tickets on sale now. The news comes hot on the heels of new single ‘It’s Only Love’, which got a first spin on Daniel P Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.
Queens of the Stone Age – The Evil Has Landed
Queens of the Stone Age dropped their new album ‘Villains’, which included this 6 and a half minute hip-shaker, ‘The Evil Has Landed’. There’s also a video, which features some mean moves from Josh Homme.
The Bronx – Two Birds
The Bronx are set to release their fifth album later this year. It’s called ‘V‘ and is out on September 22nd. “It has the angst and social commentary that has characterized The Bronx from the beginning,” says guitarist Joby J. Ford, “only now the angst is aimed at more than just superficial things and the social commentary is directed at more than just people who like different music than us.” Check out new track ‘Two Birds‘ below.
Seaway – Something Wonderful
Seaway shared their new track ‘Something Wonderful’, a cut from their upcoming new album ‘Vacation’. The follow up to 2015’s ‘Colour Blind’, the record’s due on 15th September via Pure Noise Records.
The Wonder Years – There, There
The Wonder Years shared a new track from their upcoming acoustic EP, ‘Burst & Decay’, due out on 22nd September via Loneliest Place On Earth / Hopeless Records.
Metz – Drained Lake
Metz shared a new track from their upcoming new album. ‘Drained Lake’ is the latest cut from ‘Strange Peace’, due for release on 22nd September via Sub Pop. ‘Drained Lake’ is about “the constant struggle to know yourself and make sense of your life and surroundings,” says frontman Alex Edkins. “What is my purpose? Holding on to who you are while fending off pressure to bend to what other people want and expect from you.” The track also precedes a UK tour, which kicks off at the Garage in London on 22nd November, going on to visit Bristol (23rd), Leeds (24th) and Brighton (25th).
Mallory Knox – Sugar
Mallory Knox have returned with a new track and it’s delicious. ‘Sugar‘ was dropped by Annie Mac and is now available for your viewing pleasure below. ‘Sugar is “about feeling completely isolated and alone in a world where it feels like everyone has someone to lean on except you. You’re driven to a point of desperation, which makes you feel that having someone for a very short period of time (ie. a one night stand) is better than having no one at all.”
DZ Deathrays – Shred For Summer
DZ Deathrays are back. We sorta knew they would be, what with that big ol’ UK and European tour and all, but now we’ve got musical proof. Check out new track ‘Shred For Summer‘ below.
The World Is A Beautiful Place – Marine Tigers
The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die shared a video for a new track from their forthcoming album. ‘Marine Tigers’ is lifted from the forthcoming full-length, ‘Always Foreign’. Released on 29th September, it’s the follow up to 2015’s Really Very Good ‘Harmlessness’. Speaking to Noisey about the track, vocalist David F. Bello said: “This song, its video, and my father’s new book all tell the story of being made to feel unwelcome, whether by a country, its people, its government, or all of the above,” says Bello. “As we are flying back from our first, wonderful tour to Brazil, I could not be happier to release a song about my family’s history with the United States.”