Every week we scour the world to bring you the finest new tracks in our world. This week we welcome back some familiar faces, salute the rise and rise of Scotland's finest rock band and bust some moves on the New York subway...
Biffy Clyro Many Of Horror (Live at T in the Park 2014)
We start this week’s Tracks of the Week selection with a feel good story. Having previously played the T in the Park festival no fewer than nine times, July 11 saw local heroes Biffy Clyro ascend to main stage headliner status for the first time. Naturally, they completely killed it, as this clip vividly illustrates.
The Afghan Whigs Matamoros
Greg Dulli’s men in black returned to the UK this week for their first UK concerts since the release of their brilliant comeback album Do to the Beast. The band don’t feature in their new video, but skull-faced hip-hop dance crew W.A.F.F.L.E. do, and their performance is pretty damn cool.
The Vines Metal Zone
It’s been a long, long time since we heard anything from Craig Nicholls’ band The Vines, first tipped for greatness back in 2002, but the Aussie band are hoping to make up for lost time with the release of a 22 track new album, Wicked Nature, in September. Here’s the first taster from it, the punchy Metal Zone.
Gnarwolves Smoking Kills
Brighton-based punks Gnarwolves have been making a ferocious noise on the UK ‘toilet’ circuit in recent years. If their forthcoming self-titled debut album is as good as this, expect them to rise to bigger rooms very, very soon.
The Bots All I Really Want
Fresh from recent shows with Black Sabbath, raucous LA siblings The Bots are looking to release their debut full-length album Pink Palms on October 13. Here’s the first single to be lifted from it.
The Howling Possessed
Like an unholy alliance of Motley Crue, the Sex Pistols and The Prodigy, The Howling are cocky buggers who’re entirely convinced they’re going to take over the world. On the evidence of Possessed, set for an August 31 release, you wouldn’t bet against them…
Mallory Knox Ghost In The Mirror
Cambridge quintet Mallory Knox have matured into one of the UK’s finest young rock bands. And October’s Asymmetry album threatens to turn them into bonafide stars. Here’s a sample of what to expect.
Peasant’s King Promised Land
Hailing from The Land Of Song - that’s Wales, incidentally - Peasant’s King have crafted a widescreen, epic sound that nods towards the soulful intensity of the Manic Street Preachers and the folksy drive of Mumford & Sons. With an average age of just 19, their future looks golden.