Delighted brand-new year folks, hope you’re all appropriately revitalized after the festive duration (we almost cried when our alarm went off this morning, however we’re arriving …). Now, how about some tunes? Our top three from the pre-Christmas edition of TOTW, as chosen by you, are as follows:2.
Competing Kids – Feral Roots 1. Jacob Reese Thornton – Run Rudolph Run Congratulations Jacob on making the no. 1 spot, and to Competing Kids and Beast Truck on well-earned second and third places – leading tracks all round. So, who will you men rate greatest today? Get a load of the delicious slices of turkey … sorry, rock ‘n’ roll, listed below and vote for your favourite at the foot of this page. However first, a last spin of 2018’s final (appropriately joyful) first-prize winner Jacob Reese Thornton.The Raconteurs-Sunday Chauffeur After a healthy tenure spent dipping into
different genres( but fairly little all-out rock ‘n’ roll), it’s fantastic to see Jack White really rocking out again, apparently really happy to be playing with Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler again. Summoning a surprising quantity of Rolling Stones-y sass and design– albeit with a cutting edge Vogue-friendly remodeling– this half of their brand-new double-A side has actually got us excited for the brand-new album(their very first in over a years )due this year. Girish and The Chronicles- Rock the Highway We’ve been taking pleasure in these guys at TOTW for a while now, so were delighted when this brand-new blast of gung-ho, 80s-tastic rock appeared on our radar. If you’re feeling a little sluggish post-Christmas(and by that we imply blearily heaving yourself out of hobbit-like meal schedules, routine daytime drinking and progressively opulent lie-ins), this is what you need. Play it NOW.Paul McCartney-Who Cares Macca stars as some sort of freaky therapist type, opposite Emma Stone as his on-edge client, in this new video shot by La Land cinematographer Linus Sandgren. The real tune starts as we’re led from diminish’s office into a surrealist world of mime artists, card cut-outs and scenes of artfully macabre chaos. Among our favourites from Egypt Station, it’s a contagious, glam-tinged foot-stomper to blow away the cobwebs.DeMona- Viper Attack Hooky, spiky fare from Sweden now. Singer/guitarist/mastermind Mona Lindgren looks like some sort of Fergie-meets-Gwen Stefani lovechild, but musically she deals in a coolmix of downing classic rock, 50s-infused vocal consistencies and stabbing garage blues
vibes. Good chops, stylish pipelines, a likeable level of ‘fuck you’attitude … She’s got something, we think.Z-Band-Spread Your Love Sharp, hooky rock from Belgium now, which makes us believe of what Audioslave or Alice In Chains may’ve sounded like if they ‘d jammed with Royal Republic (at their more brooding moments ). Accompanied by a video illustrating dubious underground laboratory work and admirably devoted dance-offs, it’ll turn into one of your very first ear worms of the year before you
understand Vandoliers-Mischief-maker Described as’Converse cowboys’ and ‘the next wave of Texas music’, to name a few things, Vandoliers belong to a gutsy new generation of Southern music that stems as much from punk as the old country schools of thought. This newest single combines Dropkick Murphys-esque spit and shoutiness with rockabilly rhythms in one rollickingly rootsty package. Sonny Jim -Do Not Know What You Got Till It’s Gone No this isn’t some type of Huge Yellow Taxi/ Joni Mitchell rehash. Rather the contrary; this is straight-up, bullet-between-the-eyes rock from Welsh rockers Sonny Jim. Rooted in a deliciously classic riff, it’s quite perhaps what AC/DC would seem like if they had a brooding, contemporary makeover(which we understand sounds
extremely questionable on paper, however truthfully it’s very
excellent). New album due this year, so keep your eyespeeled … Rickard Brorsson-Fly Bird His name is Rickard Brorsson and he’s on a Rock N’Roll Objective– as the title of the Swede’s new EP suggests. Opener Fly Bird, which we’re leaving you with this week, is a jolly piece of jangling Status Quo-esque rock ‘n’ roll, all hip-shaking boogie and warmly classic strutting.