Anthemic American Rock, Darkwave Electronica, Indie and Rap all collide in JKR’s phenomenal single ‘Disaster’. If it has been a while since you’ve felt any discernible emotion, hit play and feel the evocative weight of this relentlessly progressive feat of aural dynamism.
Disaster is just one of the singles to feature on the Seattle-born, China-residing artist’s 2020 genre-obliterating album ‘Star Crossed’. The soaring vocal hooks combined with the sonically cutting reverb-laden guitars ensure that listening to this track half-heartedly isn’t an option.
JKR’s ability to orchestrate tracks which carry as much appeal to fans Soul Asylum to fans of Linkin Park will undoubtedly stand him in good stead. He’s undoubtedly one to watch.
You can check out Disaster for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.
Blow the cobwebs off your speakers with the colossal debut single “Shifter” from Glaswegian Alt-Rock trio EIN.
Their stadium-filling sound nicely pairs with their stylistic energy which finds the perfect balance between abrasive and accessible.
With the atmospherically high-octane debut, EIN is already boasting that crucial maturity and synergy within their sound. If their sophomore release is equally as exhilarating, EIN won’t stay an up and coming act for long.
If someone asked me to point them in the direction of the best of 2020 Alt Rock, I’d point them in EIN’s direction. With the lacerating instrumental hooks, juicy ecstasy-dripping choruses and their own scuzzy stamp on the high-energy release, you really couldn’t ask for more from a Rock hit.
You can check out EIN’s single Shifter for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
“Spring Trap” is the standout soul-swellingly colossal single from LA Alt Rock solo artist Tiger Kid’s self-titled EP. Turn up the volume and let the melodically high-octane anthemic sound blow the cobwebs off your speakers.
Achieving that kind of anthemic sound can only be done with a serious amount of talent when it comes to constructing the track and with the execution which demands a near virtuoso-level of skill, which Tiger Kid discernibly possesses.
Under the influence of The Foo Fighters, Coheed and Cambria and Queens of the Stone Age, Spring Trap was never going to fall flat.
The juicy choruses, the uplifting lyricism and the sheer amount of momentum made Spring Trap mosh pit frenzy fuel. If you don’t miss live music before you hit play, you definitely will after the galvanizing track has faded to a close.
You can check out Spring Trap for yourselves by heading over to the artist’s official website.
If you like your smooth Bluesy accordant Rock with a side serving of raw emotion, you’ll be as captivated by up and coming artist AJ John’s progressive Rock Ballad Waste My Time (The Laze) as we were.
With the Jazz infusion in Waste My Time, Time Signatures have been disregarded in the extended soundscape which could only be described as epic. The instrumental textures and tempo may be light for the most part, but each progression will leave you more immersed in AJ John’s ingenuity. The momentum gradually builds throughout the soundscape until Waste My Time becomes a colossal offering of Anthemic Rock. We definitely didn’t see that coming.
Waste My Time is just one of the singles which you’ll find on the artist’s 2020 album “Till the End of Time” which shatters Rock archetypes and constructs a brand-new Alt-Rock experience.
You can check out AJ John’s single Waste My Time along with the rest of their album Till the End of Time by heading over to Spotify.
If you could use some grungy, raucous aural escapism, take a journey with Norwegian breaking artist Abakas’ high-octane debut single “Runaway”.
I don’t make Eddie Vedder vocal comparisons lightly, yet, Abakas vocalist achieved the very same evocative sing as Pearl Jam’s frontman as he projected the powerful imagery from the lyrics into the anthemic hit.
Instrumentally, Abakas are well and truly in a league of their own thanks to the eclectic array of influences weaved into the supersonic rhythmic hit. Anthemic Rock converges with Hard Rock and Sleaze to orchestrate an alchemic feat of Alt-Rock which you’ll want to give repeat attention.
Any fans of Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam Queens of the Stone Age and Iron Maiden will be just as enamoured with Runaway as we were.
You can check out Abakas’ single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify, where you’ll also be able to delve into the artist’s debut EP “Marauders”.
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“Exception” is the debut single from the Boston, Massachusetts-based Indie Pop Rock newcomer Wild Sundays. Prepare for a rhythmically slick soul-soothing Indie earworm before hitting play.
The anthemic energy of Exception is nicely paired with the intimately candid lyrics and vocals which invite you to aurally swim in the depths of the vocalist’s authentic and sincere expression.
With most Indie tracks, you can immediately guess who the artist is trying to assimilate. But Wild Sundays pull from a variety of sub-genres to deliver an overwhelmingly contemporary resounding sound which will appease Rock fans of all inclinations.
Whether you love to listen to Bon Jovi, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, or Manic Street Preachers, you’re sure to appreciate Exception.
You can check out Wild Sundays’ track Exception for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.
With melodies which will stick to your synapses like superglue and overwhelming anthemic appeal, it’s safe to say that Rotaries’ new Indie Alt Rock single “Smart Ones” is a radio-ready hit.
Fans of Manic Street Preachers, Mansun, Stereophonics and Supergrass will definitely want to give the deftly-crafted single some attention.
The Portsmouth, UK-based rhythmically-gifted 5-piece band achieve their dynamic sound by borrowing influences from a multitude of genres and styles. From 60s Psych Pop to 90s Britpop, you’ll find all that and more in Smart Ones. It’s easily one of the most absorbing Rock hits from an up and coming artist we’ve heard this year.
The guitar riffs are sweet enough to send you to a higher plateau while there’s plenty of sweet accordances to soak up thanks to the vocals too.
You can check out Rotaries’ indulgently sweet single Smart Ones via Spotify now.
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Any fans of Against Me! will undoubtedly want to check out the anthemically-charged standout single “Falling Into A Coma” from US Alt Rock artist Always Manic.
It has all the anthemic appeal as hits from bands such as the Foo Fighters, yet the striking levels of volatile dynamic emotion take Always Manic’s sound to the next level. Alt Rock tracks don’t often come as evocatively magnetic as Falling into A Coma.
The up and coming artist has proven with Falling into A Coma you can pour all the apathy and angst you like into a track, but if there’s enough euphoric energy and fuzzy guitar-driven electricity weaved into the mix, it can become an extremely effective feel-good hit.
The slight vibrato on the vocals in the first verse stung, but hearing the momentum build and the restraint falling away sweeps you up in the energy of the track until you feel as adrenalized as the track itself.
You can check out Falling Into A Coma for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.