Tracks of the Week


Here are the six sweetest, ripest fruits carefully twisted from this week’s rock’n’roll vine. Listen, enjoy and comment below…

THE CULT – Hinterland
Next month, The Cult will release their tenth album, Hidden City – their fifth to be produced by Bob Rock. Hinterland is a squalling, near-apocalyptic surge of guitars and doom-laden imagery. Some 33 years after their formation, it’s pretty much business as usual – and they’ve lost none of their flair whatsoever.

FALL OUT BOY – Irresistible (featuring Demi Lovato)
Let’s be honest, Fall Out Boy were never really punk, rock or emo. They’ve always been a pop band with loud guitars and eyeliner, something they’ve recently started to embrace. Which is why, presumably, they’ve made video sequel (of sorts) to the famous *NSYNC promo in which Justin Timberlake and friends were made into action figures. It’s shot by the same director and features a cameo by vocalist Joey Fatone, too. Which is just super.

We’re barely a week into 2016 and David Bowie has released his a brand new album on his 69th birthday._ Lazarus_ is the first song to be taken from his 26th studio effort, ★ (or Blackstar, for those of us who prefer the English language to symbols). If this creepy track (and creepier video) is anything to go by, it’s set to be one of the highlights of the year.

Wrong, taken from their latest album Vena, is the latest single from Japan’s coldrain. It’s not only a blast of viciously melodic metal, but this clip – shot on their recent tour of the UK – features a few familiar faces, including Bullet For My Valentine and While She Sleeps. You don’t see enough videos of bands playing beer pong, do you?

PAPA ROACH – Falling Apart
Vacaville quartet Papa Roach may never better the sheer thrills of their video for Last Resort, but this new one comes close. Taken from last year’s eighth album, F.E.A.R., it’s set in a bleak futuristic wasteland. Remember to stock up on tinned food for the coming apocalypse, then.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time
Brendon Urie might be the only original member of Panic! At The Disco left, but this new single – taken from forthcoming fifth album, Death Of A Bachelor – is maybe the closest the band have come to the quirky, theatrical and dramatic sound of their 2005 breakthrough debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. Panache! At The Disco, anyone? Anyone?