It was only a matter of time before I unleashed a burning love of rock n roll in a dedicated post. Classics are great, but let’s crank the new.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: People-Vultures
On Friday King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard released their fourth album in 18 months, called Nonagon Infinity, which has been described as a ‘gonzo freak-beat frenzy’.
Gone Is Gone: Violescent
Gone is Gone is a new experimental rock SUPERGROUP formed by revered musicians Tony Hajjar (At The Drive In), Mike Zarin, Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). The collaborative group plans to debut an EP later this year through their own imprint label via Cooking Vinyl in Australia and New Zealand.
Violescent is featured on the band’s forthcoming, self-titled EP that will be released on 8 July.
Multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Deftones this month released their eighth studio album, called Gore (artwork at top). Prayers/Triangles plays with tempo changes and super charged, big riff dramatics.
Deftones singer Chino Moreno said of the album, ‘Out of respect for Pac, Big, Stevie, Michael, Hendrix, Gore is ONE of the greatest albums not the greatest, just one of.’
Lewis Del Mar: Loud(y)
Watch the new video from Rockaway Beach (Brooklyn) duo Lewis Del Mar.
The Murlocs: Unknown Disease
The Murlocs’ latest track Unknown Disease comes from their album Young Blindness, which is out now. The song changed a few times during the creative process, with the original melody written on a harmonica. Ambrose Kenny-Smith told Fader that ‘the song’s mainly about that mysterious gut feeling of anxiety you get when you know you’re in the wrong. The clip insinuates this sickness further thanks to the amazing work of its creator, Alex McLaren.’
Cage the Elephant: Trouble
Grammy-nominated rock band Cage The Elephant recently released their video for Trouble, which is singer Matt Shultz’ directorial debut. It follows an emotionally damaged young cowboy on a journey to find peace and truth, and running from the hypocrisy of his father. After a fruitless trek across the desert in search of emotional bandages like intellect, romance and wealth, he finally comes to terms with his own shortcomings.
Cage The Elephant are about to embark on a headline arena tour with stops in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. The band’s fourth studio album Tell Me I’m Pretty, which was released in December, is out now
Amnesia Scanner: AS Want It
Amnesia Scanner present a new visual for ‘AS Want It’ from the AS EP, described (perfectly) as ‘brutal, beautiful, fragmented electronic music’. No fairy floss here.