Welcome, music fans, to this week's round up of the best new rock music the world has to offer. Swedish metallers Opeth have gone full prog on new song Heart In Hand, the first taste of material from upcoming album In Cauda Venenum. “Heart In Hand is one of the first couple of songs I wrote for In Cauda Venenum,” says vocalist and guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt of the track. “I immediately knew that it would probably be favoured by ‘the powers that be,’ when talks of future singles for the record would commence – and I was right… I guess it’s one of the more straightforward songs on the album – a rather rocking little thing.”
Joining them is Brit metalcore crew Asking Alexandria who are back with The Violence, their first single since 2017, and electro alt-rockers PVRIS who return with the brooding Death Of Me.
Elsewhere, Stereolab release erstwhile rarity Freestyle Dumpling, previously available only as a Japanese bonus track, but now liberated from their archive as they revisit and reissue their back catalogue, while The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran teams up with DZ Deathrays for the stomping Year Of The Dog.
We've also rounded up the best of the world's post-punk, psych-rock, alt-rock, riff-rock, good old-fashioned rock’n’roll and pretty much everything in between.
But for now, we take a look back at last week's winners. Congrats to the three below, particularly to ex-Royal Blood man Swan, who scooped top spot by a landslide.
3. Kath & The Kicks - Let It Out
2. Autogramm - R U Lookin’ For Love
1. Swan - Sweat Baby Sweat
Who will win this week's round? There's only one way to decide, and that's by checking out each of the tracks below and voting for your favourite at the bottom of the page. You can also follow the playlist on Spotify for updates as they happen each Friday. For now, a look back at last week's winning song.