Another collection of songs for your delectation, this time their mostly new with one oldie thrown in for good measure. Peruse the previous playlist here.
Metallica – Screaming Suicide
Coming two months after the surprisingly good ‘Lux Æterna’ is ‘Screaming Suicide’ – a classic slice of Metallica from their upcoming new album 72 Seasons. Judging on these two singles, 72 Seasons will follow on from 2016s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct and deliver more of the trademark sound – ferocious riffs, lightning solos, pounding drums and nihilistic lyrics – that we know and love.
The Subways – Love Waiting On You
For their fifth record Uncertain Joys, English trio The Subways introduced synths and cheery pop melodies to their brand of indie rock – resulting in some of their best stuff yet. This bouncy little pop rocker is one of my highlights from the album.
Iggy Pop – Comments
This catchy number is from Mr Pop’s new offering Every Loser – his 19th solo album which features Duff Mckagan from GNR on bass, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer from RHCP on drums and guitar and a whole host of others. This track, with its Billy Idol style pop hooks and vocal snarl, features the late, great Taylor Hawkins on drums and Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction on bass.
Peter Gabriel – Panopticom
Ex Genesis man, solo superstar and the maker of loveably weird and wonderful music Peter Gabriel has new stuff out. The evocative new track ‘Panopticom’, written and produced by Gabriel and with contributions from Brian Eno, is the first single from his upcoming album i/o – his first album of new material since Up way back in 2002.
The Heavy – Hurricane Coming
Possibly the best band you’ve never heard of, despite their songs – ‘How You Like Me Now’ and ‘What Makes a Good Man’ to name but a few- being used in a smorgasbord of films, TV shows, adverts and video games. The Heavy hail from Bath and ‘Hurricane Coming’ is the latest example of their irresistibly toe tapping, soul and funk infused, rock n roll.
The Kinks – Sitting in My Hotel
Here’s an oldie from 1972 for you. Midway through listening to The Kinks discography (the quality dips after Muswell Hillbillies) I came across the sweet melody and touching lyrics of ‘Sitting in My Hotel’, a overlooked gem from their 11th record Everybody’s in Showbiz – an otherwise ropey mish mash of vaudeville and theatrical rock.