New Music Roundup 10/07/20

Hello there and welcome back! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks and sometimes a little information that comes with them! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music (videos)!

First up this week are the Hard Rock quintet Asking Alexandria whom have shared an acoustic version of their track, ‘Antisocialist’, which is off their latest release, ‘Like A House On Fire’.

In this version of the track, they’ve released an unplugged take of the track where each member performs their part from lockdown!

Moving to the British Pop-Rockers in the form of Hot Milk next. This is the third stand-alone single since the band’s release of their ‘Are You Feeling Alive?’ EP where at the time of writing, it’s uncertain whether or not this will remain a stand alone single or if it’ll feature on a future release.

Check out ‘California’s Burning’ below.

Protest time now? This is inspired by the recent Black Lives Matter movement where Pussy Riot have a new track titled as ‘Riot’.

The track also takes inspiration from the recent incarceration of the band’s own Peter Verzilov due to his alleged involvement of organising the riots in Russia last year.

You can check out Riot Featuring IXXF below.

and moving away to something a little more in the alternative territory within Canada, the alt quintet Rarity have the first material since their record, ‘The Longest Lonesome’ last year in the form of ‘Leave It Alone’.

On the track, the band say:

“What I take away the most from ‘Leave It Alone’ is what a testament it is to the band – long time friends – coming together, having fun and writing (in my opinion) one our most exciting tracks. We thought the song had immediate live energy, written specifically for our return to Europe this spring. The lyrics came together in one night, putting together a story from ideas jotted down in my phone. Touring has of course been put on hold due to the pandemic, but me and the rarity camp are eager for that green light – the go-ahead – ready for that first night we get to rip ‘Leave It Alone’ live for everyone.”

And lastly this week, we have the latest release from New York’s Evanescence in the form of ‘The Game Is Over’, which is the second track to be released off of their upcoming, ‘The Bitter Truth’ record.

Amy Lee on the track has said:

“This song is about being sick of the facade. The disguises we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, the inside feelings being so different than what we show on the outside to fit within the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable, or what’s not going to make you unpleasant or too ‘weird’ to be around.

‘The Game is Over’ is a promise to myself and out loud that I’m going to be more of my real, inner self on the outside–not lock her up because she can’t be contained anymore. It’s also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and hurt inside.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

Live Review: Casey @ Newcastle Jumpin’ Jacks

Jumpin’ Jacks, Newcastle, 15/04/18

Support: Endless Heights, Rarity

It’s a relatively fair night in Newcastle, but thankfully we have some great bands tonight to tap into our energy. Tonight is nothing less than brilliant for Casey, who are pushing forward this year with their latest record, ‘Where Do I Go When I am Sleeping’.

Starting out the night was Rarity, who just commanded the audience from the moment they were on stage. with their blaring choruses and huge songs, they showed Newcastle just what’s to come on the night. Additionally, having listened to them previously, it’s a pleasure to see what the future of the scene is intended and that it is safe hands.

Next were Endless Heights and I have to say, Australia has some fine bands being exported at the moment and they’re absolutely the ones to describe as the best. With a quickfire and an infectious sound to give the audience, it feels as if the room is spinning just stand still with all the energy they gave into their performance and if things look up soon, hopefully, they’ll be across again soon for a headlining set.

After a brief intermission, Casey was brought to the stage and just immediately below everyone away. Jumpin’ Jacks was filled to the brim of the legion of fans that made their way and even had the room shaking with anticipation for their onslaught. However, this doesn’t encourage the South Wales band from putting everything into this performance. Additionally, with their vocalists, (Tom Weavers) new haircut, they have all the looks and the talent to be the best thing coming out of the country this year. From the raw emotion, the performance was just amplified in comparison to other recent tours where the crowd was just chanting along to their set. With plenty of music to choose from off their latest record, the hardcore band pulled off something not just unique but also spellbinding tonight.



Rating 7/10




Endless Heights



Casey Announce Tour

Does anyone know about Casey??

No, well you will as the band are off on a UK tour in a few months time and they’re bringing Endless Heights and Rarity along as their support acts.


Here are the dates.


13th – London Boston Music Room

14th – Leeds Key Club

15th – Newcastle Jumpin Jacks

16th – Plymouth Underground

17th – Manchester Satan’s Hollow

18th – Birmingham Asylum II

19th – Nottingham Rock City