Fresher Sounds - 21/04/2015
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This week it was rock and roll’s turn to grab the headlines. It was a week that saw AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd embark on the highway to jail as he pleaded guilty for threatening to kill, forcing a premature end to his stint as the most mediocre drummer in rock. Last week also saw Green Day inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Ringo Starr and Joan Jett as their revival rolls on. While we brainstorm more terrible AC/DC puns here’s our new music picks of the week. Brand New - Mene After news emerged of them teasing a new track at a series of gigs last week, excitement has been building about the return of emo heavyweights Brand New. With ‘Mene’, the first piece of music to come from the band since 2009’s Daisy, the band do not disappoint. Thundering guitar and big brash choruses drive this aggressive return to form. Tall Ships - Will to Life Brighton experimental indie outfit Tall Ships have hit the ground running with their follow-up track to 2012’s album Everything Touching. The frenetic track maintains the beautifully unhinged quality that has come to define the band, but it is much grander in scale, with their heady guitars and uplifting choruses showing a stadium-sized ambition.
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