Hello everyone and welcome back! It’s time for another week of the best singles that have recently been released, all in good order of epicness. I’ve tried to make sure that none of these overlap with the Music Videos Roundup post which should have gone live in addition to this post as well so when you’re done be sure to head over to have a read of that!
I hope everyone is doing well in lockdown and hope you’re enjoying these posts so you can find (if any) some good new music to listen to!
And lastly, before we get into all the music, I have to say this, I wanted to change the name very quickly and I know I’ve just referred to this as the singles post but I wanted to include this as in all tracks so non-singles, (mainly because sometimes artists don’t release tracks as singles but as B-sides and covers etc. So we’re cool yeah?
Let’s get things started!
First up this week is Bronnie. Following on from the latest single, ‘Over You’, the Singer/Songwriter from the Pop Punk side of things has shared her latest effort, ‘Where I Want To Be’. Just in case you don’t know, this isn’t part of her latest EP, ‘Dream Or Nightmare’, which is out right now.
Seconds up are the folks over in Sleep On It where they’re doing as much s possible to spread the simple message of the current COVID-19 situation in that it is, ‘Stay At Home.
The band’s latest record, ‘Pride & Disaster’ is out right now via Rude Records / Equal Vision Records.
Next, we’re in Philadelipa for the release of PHNTMS new single, ‘Towers’.
On the track, Adam Jessamine has said:
“The track is all about expectations. We are all force-fed dreams of great jobs, nice houses, new cars and a perfect life. We each have our own definition of “perfect” revolving these things. When things get hard, if you aren’t happy with yourself and the situation your in, no one can change that but you. At the end of the day, as humans, our expectations are the reason why we feel disappointment. Having your own personal goals is the reason you keep on pushing. ‘Towers’ is a reflection of that”.
We’re back in Yorkshire for the second to last pick of this post in the form of As Sirens Fall. The band supported Sumo Cyco at the back end of 2019 and has been gaining traction for the last few months now.
Their latest track, ‘Puppy Squad’, was released today where their vocalist Mikey Lord has said:
“This is a song about escaping toxic relationships, be they romantic or otherwise. For a very long time, I felt trapped with manipulative, agenda-driven people who made me feel like a sidekick – like I was small and worthless. It was dressed up as love, but it was all fake. Nothing I did was ever good enough. Who I was didn’t feel good enough. My world felt so small and as if at any minute everything was going to fall apart around me. I felt like I had lost touch entirely with who I am. I had to fight really hard to get away from that and to get back to me, and I LOVED the idea that as small as they made me feel I could still fight back – a tiny, adorable little dog baring his teeth and taking back control”.
The track was produced and mixed by Neil Kennedy who has previously worked with Creeper, Boston Manor and Milk Teeth in the past.
And for the last pick of the singles this week we have the phenomenal men who’ve come back from the brink who can only be The Ghost Inside. This is off their new self-titled record, which is set to be released on June 5th 2020 via Epitaph Records and will be the first release since their bus accident in 2015.
“Almost all TGI songs take the listener on a journey from dark to light or from despair to hope,” says bassist Jim Riley.
“On this record, we made a conscious effort to let individual songs explore different emotions we’ve been experiencing and not force them to have a positive turn. We feel like the album as a whole will give you that hopeful feeling, even though a song like ‘Pressure Point; might not do that by itself.
“Instead, we embraced being pissed off and let it pour out through some of the most aggressive and pointed lyrics we’ve ever had. We try to avoid cursing in our songs but sometimes you’re just so fed up that nothing less than a big loud fuck will get the job done.“
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 week for another round of great singles. 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!