New Music Playlist from 2XS Rocks!:

A BAND CALLED JACK
Changes
from Running Through Your Head 2019
Mark Caldwell leads the Manchester indies who have worked their way from playing empty pubs to large crowds at the Castlefield Arena. They like Victor Hugo's description of melancholy as "the happiness of being sad"
AT PAVILLON
Believers
from Believe Us 2019
This is from the debut album by the Viennese four-piece formed in 2014. They are Paul Majdzadeh-Ameli (drums, bkg vcls), Tobias Kobl (bass, bkg vcls), Bernhard Melchart (ld gtr, bkg vcls) and Mwita Mataro (rhythm gtr, ld vcls)
CATS IN SPACE
Johnny Rocket
from Day Trip To Narnia 2019
This is the second album by the London good-timer rockers, unashamedly happy in their 1970s bubble!
CYANIDE SUNDAE
Better Now
from Blinded Generation 2018
Paul Fielder, Andre Andrews and Kev Terry are that rare breed: hard Southerners. From Worthing!
DEAD CITY RUINS
Dirty Water
from Never Say Die 2019
DCR was formed in 2010, when lead singer Jake Wiffen returned to Australia from the UK
DEERHUNTER
Death In Midsummer
from Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? 2019
The Atlanta-based experimental rockers formed in 2001. The band comprises of Bradford Cox (vcls, gtr, kybds), Moses Archuleta (drms, electronics), Lockett Pundt (gtr, vcls, kybds), Josh McKay (bass) and Javier Morales (kybds, synths, alto sax)
DESERT SHIPS
Idle Daze
from Eastern Flow 2019
The Cosmic Space pop-rock 3 piece are Mikey Buckley, Daniel McLean & Claude Trejonis. This is their second album, following their well-received 2012 debut 'Doll Skin Flag'
DODGY
Staying Out For The Summer (2019)
from 2019
Still led by Nigel Clark's vocals and songs, Andy Miller's guitar, and with drummer Mathew Priest's trademark black hat, the 90s Brit-pop favourites have re-recorded their single (a hit in 1994 and 1995) for the 25th anniversary of their biggest (second) album 'Homegrown'. Always a campaigning band, proceeds will go to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, about which the band say "Having shelter is a basic human need... Certain parts of the media have been successful in demonising homeless people, the way we reverse those pernicious lies is by helping"
FEWS
More Than Ever
from Into Red 2019
The Malmo-based rhythmic quartet deliver a eulogy for the disenfranchised. Or, as guitarist/vocalist Fred succinctly puts it: "it's about being and feeling apathetic. It's quite a literal song and I hope no one connects to it on a personal level"
GRETA VAN FLEET
You're The One
from Anthem Of The Peaceful Army 2018
The Michigan rockers are three brothers Josh (vocalist), Jake & Sam Kiszka, with Danny Wagner. Named after a resident of their home town, Gretna van Fleet, this is from their debut album
HEALTHY JUNKIES
The Sound Of My Guitar
from Delirious Dream 2019
This is the fourth album by the indie-punksters, formed after lead punkster Nina Courson ran away to London from home in Paris, where she met guitarist Phil Honey Jones
INDOOR PETS
Pro Procrastinator
from Be Content 2019
The Sittingbourne indies are Jamie Glass (vcls, gtr), Ollie Nunn (bass), James Simpson (gtr, bkg vcls) & Rob Simpson (drms, bkg vcls). Jamie: "The choruses are meant to represent the moments of clarity where you have realised that you’ve wasted an hour/day/month and have nothing to show for it..."
JEFF TWEEDY
Some Birds
from Warm 2019
Illinois-born songwriter, musician and poet, Jeffrey Scot Tweedy, was formerly leader of the seminal band, Wilco
K MICHELLE DUBOIS
Orchid
from Harness 2019
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Dubois counts Blondie & Divinyls among her influences, along with Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Flaming Lips, Grandaddy, and Fever Ray. So that's all good!
MALLEN
Pull The Trigger
from Polarity 2019
Hailing from the "birth of metal" in the West Midlands, Mallen were originally formed in 2004 and comprise Kelly Jane, Dann Pritchard, Rhys Broomhall and Joe Horton
MAPS
Just Reflecting
from Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss. 2019
Maps is the recording moniker of Northampton electronica musician and producer, James Kenneth Chapman. With Poppy Scattergood, he was also one half of On Dead Waves
MEAT PUPPETS
Nine Pins
from Dusty Notes 2019
The re-united grungsters lay down some class music for the Millennials to discover
MEN I TRUST
Say, Can Your Hear
from 2018
The indie-dance band from Quebec are Jessy and Dragos, with vocalist Odile
PARIS STREET REBELS
Freakshow
from 2019
From the Kingdom Of Fife they come, where the word Thatcher is happily still reviled
PIP BLOM
Daddy Issues
from Boat 2019
The Amsterdam four-piece are Pip Blom (vcls, gtr), Tender Blom (vcls, gtr), Darek Mercks (bass) & Gini Cameron (drms). This is their debut album
ROOFTOP RENEGADES
Thought Of Love
from 2019
The twin Belgian brothers, Koen & Jo Smets, excel as musicians, songwriters and performers
SEETHING AKIRA
I Am The Devil (Rabbit Junk remix)
from Sleepy Skeletor 2018
Bring on some inspired punk from the Portsmouth electronic metallurgists. This is the superior Rabbit Junk remix
SKYFEVER
Kings
from Rear View Mirror (EP) 2019
The Irish alt-rockers are led by Tyson, who says "we are influenced by the likes of Kings of Leon, Led Zeppelin, Bowie and Oasis and strive to write great songs with driving guitars and cool melodies"
SON MIEUX
Nothing
from Faire de Son Mieux 2019
The Dutch collective was started by singer/songwriter Camiel Meiresonne in 2014. 'Faire de Son Mieux' is French for 'getting the most out of yourself'
SUGARTHIEF
Modern Man
from I Before E (EP) 2019
Sugarthief are an indie-rock band from Penkridge, Staffordshire in England. The four-piece band consists of Jack and Jordi James (brothers), and school friends Luke Owen and Reece Downton
SWERVEDRIVER
Spiked Flower
from Future Ruins 2019
The veteran Oxford indie rock/shoegaze band have been going since 1989. Wiich makes this 2019 album by 'The Swervies' even more impressive
THE CRYSTAL METHOD
There's A Difference (ft Franky Perez)
from The Trip Home 2019
Without Ken Jordan, Las Vegas's The Crystal Method is now Scott Kirkland's solo moniker, still to good effect. The act originally started out in the early 1990s, and have remixed countless tracks and appeared in many ad campaigns
THE LANDED
Don't Look Up To The Stars
from 2019
Essex coastal lads, Paul, David, Paul and Dan, are committed musicians familiar to each other through different bands and incarnations in the past. They have been a round for a few years now, and work on the premise that a "volatile power struggle between two brothers and the two acting peace makers that just make a band work"
THE MAGIC Es
Splinters
from Splinters 2019
The Norwich purveyors of all things catchy are Pete Thompson, Jasper Stainthorpe, Stuart Catchpole and Phil Woods. This is their first single of 2019
THE VACCINES
All My Friends Are Falling In Love
from 2019
This is the lead track from the 5th album by the Southampton band. They are led by Justin James Hayward-Young
THOSE DAMN CROWS
Blink Of An Eye
from Muder And The Motive 2019
TDC are a hard-hitting five piece rock band from Bridgend, South Wales
TVAM
Bitplain
from Psychic Data 2019
This is the debut album by Wigan's one-man electro/psych machine, Joe Oxley
WHISPERING SONS
Stalemate
from Image 2019
The Belgian post-punk outfit finally release their long-awaited debut, written after the band collectively moved to Brussels in 2016
WHITE LIES
Never Alone
from Five 2019
The London post-punk/indie trio was formed in late 2007, and are Charles Cave, Harry McVeigh & Jack Brown
YUNGBLUD
Loner
from 2019
Doncaster alt-rocker Dominic Harrison (b 5 Aug 1998) shot the video for this anthem in his Nan's house, with mates from school, and also in the venue he where played his first shows