Music Recs: Samantha Fish, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Godsmack

Music Recs is an attempt at regular Friday content, the sharing of good music that I found this week, and honestly, just an excuse to promote my favourite old/new bands.

Samantha Fish – Bulletproof

Immense talent Samantha Fish marks her sixth solo release this month, and her first single Bulletproof off the album exemplifies her very best. Backed by lyrical honesty on societal expectations, the single takes no time to rip into her insistent riff that urges one to move to the groove.

Under her lead, contemporary sentiments slip with ease into her traditional blues influences. This display of raw talent in songwriting (and guitar playing, of course) no doubt cements her as a true innovator in the beloved genre.

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Music Recs: Palaye Royale, Toli Wild, Larkin Poe

Music Recs is an attempt at regular Friday content, the sharing of good music that I found this week, and honestly, just an excuse to promote my favourite old/new bands.

Palaye Royale – Fucking With My Head

To a sucker for catchy choruses and Britpop/glam influences, two-parter album Boom Boom Room will simply never be enough. So thank Palaye Royale for churning out a new single less than a year after Side B’s release.

Despite the lack of lyrical content, the infectiously impassioned accusations has us willingly overlook the minor infraction. Fucking with my Head is an absolute banger that thrives on attitude alone; them being great fun to watch is just a bonus.

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Music Recs: Hollywood Vampires, The Raconteurs, Sum 41

Music Recs is an attempt at regular Friday content, the sharing of good music that I found this week, and honestly, just an excuse to promote my favourite old/new bands.

Hollywood Vampires – The Boogieman Surprise

Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry form Hollywood Vampires, the oddest super group that no one should complain about. Their album Rise shows the reasons why, bringing out the best of the musicians.

In covers, Depp’s timbre works perfect for David Bowie’s Heroes. Perry’s does the same for Johnny Thunders’ You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory. Original material The Boogieman Surprise and Mr. Spider feel almost like spiritual b-sides of Welcome to the Nightmare, and it is certainly any Cooper fan’s poison.

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Music Recs: Dirty Honey, Black Coffee, Northlane

Music Recs is an attempt at regular Friday content, the sharing of good music that I found this week, and honestly, just an excuse to promote my favourite old/new bands.

Dirty Honey – Fire Away

They have toured alongside Goodbye June, Slash, and The Who. Dirty Honey is rapidly gaining ground in the rock scene, as they should. Just listen to their first EP, chock full of bangers from the heavy riff-driven When I’m Gone, to soulful ballad Down The Road.

For the uninitiated, Fire Away is the perfect place to start. This is modern rock at its finest, with frontman Marc Labelle’s stellar vocals on display. Could Myles Kennedy have finally met his match? 😉

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Music Recs: Ren, FFDP, Hacktivist

Music Recs is an attempt at regular Friday content, the sharing of good music that I found this week, and honestly, just an excuse to promote my favourite old/new bands.

Ren – Jenny’s Tale

Sometimes, all you need is a guitar, a story, and an insane amount of ungodly talent. Ren proves it, singing his macabre tale of Jenny on the streets of Brighton with not much beyond his striking spoken word and flair for theatrical lyric.

Part murder ballad and part alternative anthem, his infectiously rhythmic composition bursts with powerful emotion and staying power. This is no one-off either; there is much devastating beauty in his other personal works. Ren is one to watch.

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Music Recs: Burning Rain, Periphery, Hämatom

Music Recs is an attempt at regular Friday content, the sharing of good music that I found this week, and honestly, just an excuse to promote my favourite old/new bands.

Burning Rain – Face the Music

They are back with their gift for riffs. Hard rockers Burning Rain has finally ended their five-year hiatus, boasting a shiny new line-up this year, with Doug Aldrich (ex-Dio/Whitesnake), vocalist Keith St. John (ex-Montrose), drummer Blas Elias (ex-Slaughter), and bassist Brad Lang (ex-Y&T).

It is no surprise that their new album Face the Music would fit right in the 80s if it had been released then, with its echoes of Aerosmith and Quiet Riot’s early years. Rock ain’t dead, is right.

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