LA’s prodigal sons of alt-rock, Left of the Slash, are set to release their hotly anticipated psych-laden, grunge rock single, Never Let Go. The rising artist may take their sound seriously, but they made the track infectious from the first hit. The vocal personality is just as enticing as Cobain’s during his 1993 unplugged performance of Plateau.
With fleeting reminiscences to everyone from Modest Mouse to Pixies to Sonic Youth to Queens of the Stone Age, Left of the Slash refreshingly eclipse the golden era of grunge and no-wave while adding one of the freshest new takes on sludge pop that we have heard this year.
It would be no surprise to see Left of the Slash’s name added to the roster of artists at Sub Pop or Ipecac Records. Has someone informed Mike Patton that they exist yet?
Never Let Go will be available to stream from June 11th. Check out Left of the Slash via Facebook and Instagram.
Alt-Rock newcomers Running Alive’s debut album ‘Dreams from Outer Space’, featuring the lead single ‘Affluent’ has finally dropped and proven that maturity in the industry is far too overrated. It’s easily one of the most dynamic Alt-Rock releases we’ve heard this year. At the age of 13-years-old, the members of the powerhouse trio smashed the misconception that it takes decades of experience to offer nuance through music.
With biting metal energy melding with grungy yet melodic Indie tones which pay ode to the Alt 90s, Affluent is an undeniable testament to the artists ability to bring intense authenticity to the airwaves. It’s visceral, it’s intuitive, and you’ll feel every ounce of the angst-fuelled emotion merging with your own.
After hearing Affluent, I felt far more confident about the future of Alt-Rock. I have no doubt that this won’t be the last we’ll hear from Running Alive. Get them on your radar.
You can check out Affluent along with Running Alive’s debut album via Spotify.
“The Team” is the dark and stormy debut single by up and coming Alt Rock artist Ed Eagle. If you crossed Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with Joy Division and Soundgarden, you’d end up with a track which slightly resembles the sweetly serpentine Rock hit.
The production may not be the sharpest, but given that The Team drips with scuzzy, grungy fuzz, the slightly lo-fi feel simply amplifies the volatile intimate nature of The Team which launches a bold attack on capitalism.
It’s an irrefutably solid track, and a promising debut by any definition. We’re officially excited to hear what comes next from Ed Eagle.
You can check out Ed Eagle’s debut The Team for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.