In no particular order, we thought we’d bring you 5 of our favourite tracks that we have found this year!
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
The famous Sheffield four-piece, arguably the best British band around, released ‘R U Mine?’ during the build up to their extensive American tour in support of the Black Keys. The track leant in favour of the heavier, more rock and roll side of their fourth full effort ‘Suck It And See’ and within hours of posting online went viral. Since the success of the track, the band have stated their intention of having their next release, expected in around a years time, presented in the same vein and style as ‘R U Mine?’.
Wet Nuns – Throttle
Another band that hail from that fine city in Yorkshire have really taken 2012 by storm. They’ve been gigging away all over the country and are making quite a name for themselves. It is only a matter of time before they strike a record deal and they’re firing new tracks at us left right and centre. This is only one of two tracks that the blues-stoner-punk band have released to date but expect much more gory videos and loud music in the future! We went to one of their latest shows, find out what we thought of them here.
The Technicolors – Sweet Time
If you’ve just watched the video above, two things will strike you about it, the first that it is simply unbelievable that this band is not signed. They are not signed. I repeat, nobody has been clever enough to sign these guys!!!! Yet. The second, is that they hail from across the pond! There’s something wonderfully British about the rock’n’rollers, yet there’s something wonderfully gritty about them too. If Oasis had Josh Homme as their producer, The Technicolors would be the product! Check them out. They’ll be viral soon. We also reviewed their debut album called ‘Listener’, find it here.
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines
Jack White is a legend, a God that is so holy, deserves a capital ‘G’. His debut solo record ‘Blunderbuss’ went some way to softening the blow of last years White Stripes dismemberment and ‘Sixteen Saltines’ is an album highlight. Everything White touches simply turns into sheer solid gold and the track is a culmination of everything we love about his work. It’s bluesy, its punky, it’s got that charming garage feel and is phenomenal when played live! We caught one of his recent shows in London, check out what we thought here!
Mutineers – Shadow Kisses
For the pedantics out there, no, this song was not officially released in 2012, but it was brought to our attention only recently and we love it! Manchester’s own Mutineers released their debut album in 2010 and from our point of view, it is a great success. There’s something special about the track, it’s melancholic and beautiful, romantic if you like. There’s something akin to Arcade Fire or the Cure and something Smiths-esque about the vocals. If you fancy a bit of romance in your life, these guys are for you!
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The View From The Music. xx