A HOUSE IN THE TREES
Where You Hiding?
from Farewell (EP) 2020
From their suitably-titled final EP, AHITT was a collective of musicians based at The Rising Sun pub in South East London
AIRLINERS
Copenhagen
from 2020
Big fans of Hall & Oates, the Canadian alt-rock outfit was formed by Tyler Boyd and Noah Monckton and, yes, this song was inspried by a visit to the Danish Capital
THE ARAB STRAP
The Turning Of Our Bones
from 2020
Our Falkirk chums release a new track, following their 15-year break. Aidan Moffat descibes it as 'an incantation... inspired by the Famadihana ritual from Madagascar... itís all about resurrection and shagging'
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
Future Kings And Queens
from Umbra 1 (EP) 2020
The L.A. band features bassist Garry Beers (a founding member of INXS), accomplished vocalist Toby Rand, and guitarist Jimmy Khoury
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
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)
CATASTROPHE AND CURE
Another Wave
from Somewhere Down the Line 2020
This is alrerady an anthem! Now based in Vienna, the Austrian band made their mark when they won the Amadeus Austrian Music Award for their debut album
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
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 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
GOAT GIRL
Sad Cowboy
from On All Fours 2020
From the South London quartet's second album, released in Jan 2021, the band's Lottie Cream describes this song as about 'losing a grip on reality'. Pretty timely, then
HOT CHIP
Straight To The Morning (ft Jarvis Cocker)
from 2020
Hot Chip originally intended this song for Dua Lipa, but after DJ-ing with Cocker in Paris, they offered it to him instead. The song, about dancing all night long, was Cocker's last musical session before the end of dancing due to 2020's 'lockdown'. Hot Chip were formed at Putney's Elliot School
IDLES
Grounds
from Ultra Mono 2020
This is the third album by the acclaimed Bristol dads, Joe Talbot (vcls), Mark Bowen (ld gtr), Lee Kiernan (gtr), Adam Devonshire (bass), Jon Beavis (drms)
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'
KUL
Party At The White House
from 2020
The four Icelandic rock veterans have their say on Donald Trump and his Presidency
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
NOTHING BUT THIEVES
Unperson
from Moral Panic 2020
Conor Mason's Southend-on-Sea rockers return after their triumphant 2015 self-titled debut
ORIANTHI
Impulsive
from O 2020
Best known for being the guitarist on Michael Jackson's comeback tour, 'This Is It', Orianthi Penny Panagaris is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Los Angeles
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
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)
REAVEN
Escape
from For Tomorrow 2020
Romeo Bassi's Paris band created this during the absurd Covid-19 quarantine, in the middle of the night, and dedicate it to all those suffering physical or psychological stress. Nice!
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
ROMY
Lifetime
from 2020
Romy Madley-Croft is the lead singer with Wandsworth band, 'The XX', who, she says, will return after her solo work. The XX were formed at London's Elliot School, also the birthplace of Hot Chip
SAINT RAYMOND
Right Way Round
from 2020
Callum Burrows is a singer-songwriter from Nottingham
SERAPHINA SIMONE
Hollywood $$$
from 2020
Following her 'Cherry 8', the London-born but L.A.-immersed singer/songwriter shows Tinsel Town for what it is
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'
ST LUCIFER
Sirens
from Futurenoisepsychology 2020
Formed in October 2015, the Manchester band claim to be "The world's first/greatest blackmetalgaydisco band"
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)
SUAVE MARTYRS
Tell Me What You Wanna
from 2020
The Manchester band are led by Brad Miller's lead vocals, with Ben (vlcs, gtr), Sam (vcls, gtr), Stu (superbly recorded bass) and Biscuit (drms)
TBELLY
Tired Of Listening Bone
from I Never Want To See Me Again 2020
Veteran rocker, Russell Keefe, has been a latter-day member of Les McKeown's Legendary Bay City Rollers, and has toured with The Pretty Things and Slade
TYLER BRYANT AND THE SHAKEDOWN
Hitchhiker
from Pressure 2020
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
WHEN FRAMES COLLIDE
Heroes
from Quattro (EP) 2020
This is a welcome 70s-infused anthem from the Melbourne band