ALANIS MORISSETTE
Reasons I Drink
from Such Pretty Forks in the Road 2020
This is the seventh international studio album by the yodelling Can, and her best for a long time
ARE WE STATIC
Wildfire
from 2020
The talented Wigan alt-rockers describe this song as "an ode to the sometimes explosive father-daughter relationship"
AS SIRENS FALL
The Wide Awake Club
from 2020
An impressive follow-up to their single 'Holy Water' from the Keighley band, who comprise Mikey Lord (vcls), Adam Doveston (gtr), Jason Doveston (bass) and Bailey Roper (drms)
ASHENMOON
Without Faith
from Tide is Changing 2020
The L.A. band features bassist Garry Beers (a founding member of INXS), accomplished vocalist Toby Rand, and guitarist Jimmy Khoury
BABYBIRD
King Of Nothing
from King Of Nothing 2020
Stephen Jones was a darling of the mid-90s Sheffield music scene before ending up at odds with the whole music business. He returned in 2019, and we're still fans
BASTILLE, GRAHAM COXON
What You Gonna Do?
from 2020
The 'Cox blurs the lines with fellow Londoners Dan Smith and chums
BEABADOOBEE
Care
from 2020
Beatrice Kristi Laus is a Gen-Z alt-rocker and Pavement fan who was born in the Philippines and raised in West London
BLACK HONEY
Beaches
from 2020
The Brighton four-piece formed in 2014, and comprise Izzy B. Phillips (vcls/gtr), Chris Ostler (gtr), Tommy Taylor (bass), and Tom Dewhurst (drms)
BLANKS
Favourite Nightmare
from Cheap Sodas And Ice Cream Kisses (EP) 2020
Winsome catchiness from Dutchman, Simon de Wit, who's a big fan of 80s pop and dance
CANNON BEACH
Upside Down
from 2020
The Sheffield alt-rockers are Daniel Jeffery (Inherit The Stars), and singer Beth Connelly (Crimson Tide)
DEWOLFF
Live Like You
from Tascam Tapes 2020
DeWolff is a rock band from Utrecht, formed in 2007 by brothers Pablo & Luka van de Poel and Robin Piso. This is their seventh album
DIVES
100 Times
from 2020
Vienna's Dora de Goederen, Tamara Leichtfried and Viktoria Kirner started the band in 2017 at the 'Pink Noise Girls Rock Camp'
DOVES
Carousels
from 2020
Wilmslow's Jez & Andy Williams and Jim Goodwin form the highly respected indie trio, who got together after meeting at The Hacienda in Manchester. This is their first new music since 2009
FOLK DEVILS
Forever
from Forever (EP) 2020
The Ladbroke Grove veterans return with their first recording since 1987. They were contemporaries of Killing Joke, and took their name from sociologist Stanley Cohen's book on youth subculture, 'Folk Devils And Moral Panics'
THE FRATELLIS
Six Days In June
from 2020
Bring on the Glasgow songsmiths, of whom Roger Daltrey said "if Scotland had produced The Who, we would have been called The Fratellis"
THE FRONT BOTTOMS
Montgomery Forever
from In Sickness & In Flames 2020
The U.S. acoustic-dance-indie-punk duo started out in Bergen County, New Jersey, in 2006
KELLINDO
Long Gone
from 2020
New York's Kellindo was just 8 when he first picked up guitar. Now, after over a decade of performing with the likes of Prince and Stevie Wonder, he's producing his own distinctive brand of soul 'n' roll
KID VIOLET
Lights Out
from 2020
The London five-piece are Billy (vcls), Powel and Charley (gtrs), Tom (drms), and Matteo (bass). As they say, "our music is ready to pull at your heartstrings and then blow your face off in a matter of seconds"
THE KILLERS
My Own Soul's Warning
from Imploding The Mirage 2020
Brandon Flowers' Las Vegas rockers release their follow-up album to 2017's 'Wonderful Wonderful'
MIKE ROSS
Don't Say A Word
from The Clovis Limit Pt.2 2020
Durham's acclaimed all-rounder has worked with Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Steve Earle, and many others. 'The Clovis Limit' is the name of a record store in sci-fi writer William Gibson's novel, 'The Peripheral'. (Don't confuse him with the Mike Ross who composed for Tone-Loc and the 2001 Michael Douglas movie, which was also titled 'Don't Say A Word')
MINEFIELD
Alone Together
from 2020
The U.S. hard rock band was founded in 2020 by Brandon Fields, now accompanied by Todd Kerns (vcls, bass, ex-Myles Kennedy), Jeremy Asbrock (vcls, gtr), and Matt Starr (drms)
NANA GRIZOL
South Somewhere Else
from South Somewhere Else 2020
Theo Hilton formed the band in R.E.M.'s home in Athens, Georgia, USA, in 2007
NEON DREAMS
Sick Of Feeling Useless
from Sweet Dreams Till Sunbeams 2020
The Canadian duo are songwriter Frank Kadillac and drummer Adrian Morris
THE NINTH WAVE
I'm Only Going To Hurt You
from Pain Olympics 2020
The noise-pop four-piece are from Glasgow and cites their influences as goth and 80s new wave. Their name can also be the 1850 painting by Russian marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky, or the second side of Kate Bush's album 'Hounds Of Love'
OBSCURA HAIL
Doomer
from Siren (EP) 2020
Sean Conran sends the world this from Melbourne, Australia. He says it's "a byproduct of insomnia and the irrational fear of Alzheimers"
OZ
Foot Down
from Jupiter (EP) 2020
The Italian-bred Soho survivor has been a songwriter since her early teens. She's a big fan of Glasgow, cooking, and her dog, Otto
PSYENCE
Tusk
from 2020
Stoke-On-Trent's Stephen Pye, Jamie Bellingham, Joe Walsh, Benjamin Nixon, Jamie Cartlidge return with another slice of incendiary rock. We're impressed!
PULSE PARK
Apollonian Heart
from 2020
Here's an unusual one. Based in Montreal, Quebec, these four guys first met some time ago on an arctic expedition in Canada. Ther are Marc Silas (gtr, vlcs), Frank Hagen (gtrs), Volker van Alzey (bass) and Oliver Palastri (drms)
PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS
Hypnotized
from 2020
Sheffield's SATG are one-time college buddies, Sophie (vcls), Chris Hill (drms), Bailey Stapledon (bass) and Toby Holmes (gtr). Sophie says "we'd love to be a pop band that makes a difference by making music human again". PDM is German production maestro, Tino Piontek
REVELINO
Happiness Is Mine
from 2020
Dublin's Brendan Tallon, Alan Montgomery, Bren Berry, Ciaran Tallon & Shane were a breathe of fresh air back in 1995, along with fellow islanders Ash and Cranberries. This is the first release for this track from the same era, and their their debut album was also re-issued in 2020, 24 years after its original release
SAINT RAYMOND
Right Way Round
from 2020
Callum Burrows is a singer-songwriter from Nottingham
SKAM
Green Eyes
from Intra 2020
Steve Hill's hard rock power trio band from Leicester have a reputation for delivering no nonsense, gutsy, classic sounding English rock music
SKYFEVER
Americana Fame
from Is This The End Of The World 2020
The Irish alt-rockers are led by Tyson, who says of this song 'was written on the 1st anniversary of the death of Chris Cornell and arrived as one conscious flow of music'
SOFT SET
7 On Up
from 2020
The pliable pair are Toronto's Nathan Athay and James Gray. It's been mixed by at the Oxford studios of Ride's Mark Gardener
STONE DEAF
Polaroid
from Killers 2020
Hook-laden alt-rock from the New Castle, Colorado, band. Based in the small desert town, front-man Dust Chapin wrote the first record, but later recruited bassist Cody Isaman, having later recruited Cody Isaman (bass), Kristofer Petross (drms) and Scott Anderson (gtr)
WEEKEND RECOVERY
You Know Why
from False Company 2020
Led by Lori's fabulous vocals, the Kent band are Influenced by grunge, Japanese punk - and a whole lot in-between