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
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
BIFFY CLYRO
Tiny Indoor Fireworks
from A Celebration Of Endings 2020
Bring on the ninth studio album by the Ayrshire alt-rockers
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, a big fan of 80s pop and dance
THE CADILLAC THREE
The Jam
from Country Fuzz 2020
Originally called 'The Cadillac Black', this is the follow-up to 2017's 'Legacy' from the trio of Jaren Johnson (vcls. gtr), Kelby Ray and Neil Mason
DAWES
Who Do You Think You're Talking To
from Good Luck With Whatever 2020
This is the Los Angeles band's 7th studio album. The line-up is Taylor Goldsmith (gtr, vcls), Griffin Goldsmith (drms), Wylie Gelber (bass), Lee Pardini (kybds).
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
EELS
Baby Let's Make It Real
from Earth To Dora 2020
Released during 2020's 'lockdown' nonsense, this is tha band's first release since their 2018 album, ‘The Deconstruction' Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) says 'How ‘bout a new song to get your mind off your troubles for 3 minutes and 55 seconds? Play it again if you want to double that time'. Witty guy
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"
FRITZ
Arrow
from 2020
Fritz is Tilly Murphy from Newcastle, Oz
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
HAZEL ENGLISH
Milk And Honey
from Wake UP! 2020
Sydney's Eleisha Caripis re-located to California in 2013. After teaming up with to Jackson Phillips (Day Wave), she began recording and touring. This is her debut album
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
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'
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"
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
REWS
Heart Is On Fire
from Warriors 2020
From Northern Ireland, the band is led by singer-songwriter, Shauna Tohill. This is the follow-up to their 2017 debut album, 'Pyro'
SCUTTLERS
Sun's Gone In On Me
from 2020
The Manchester alt-rockers are four 4 school friends (Kaiden Nolan (songs, gtr), Liam Cleere (songs, gtr), Jack Phillips (bass), and Tom Ogg (drms)
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)