As Friday submits to the weekend like a rubbish wrestler, it can mean only one thing – it’s time for TeamRock.com’s tracks of the week…
**Jesse Malin – Addicted **The perennial rock n’ roller ushers in some much needed sunshine into our lives on this love letter to his beloved New York City. His new album, New York Before The War, is out at the end of March.
Periphery – Alpha Ladies and djentlemen, please welcome this prog sextet into your lives. The Washington DC’s songwriting has seen a state of constant evolution and this title track, taken from their forthcoming album, Juggernaut: Alpha (out January 27) is no exception; it’s complex and innovative, but without ever drowning in their own ideas. A second album, Juggernaut: Omega is released the same day. Busy, then.
**Marilyn Manson – Cupid Carries A Gun **Straddling a languid beat and a world-weary piano riff, Manson offers fans the third taste of his forthcoming album, The Pale Emperor, due on January 19. We’d call him the comeback kid, but he’s just turned 46.
**While She Sleeps – Trophies Of Violence **Taken from their upcoming album, Brainwashed, Trophies Of Violence is a multi-textured ear-kicking, taking in influences from Tom Morello’s urgent guitar playing, Slipknot’s general menace and wrapping the lot up in the biggest noise this side of Robin Hood airport.
**Enter Shikari – Anaesthetist **The St. Albans dance rock quartet take a stand against the government’s systematic dismantling of the National Health Service in the brooding throb of Anaesthetist.