Tracks Of The Week
The best new music, every Friday on TeamRock...
There we were, having a lovely week until we saw the creepy video from John Kaada and Mike Patton. Thanks gentlemen.
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THERAPY? – Tides
Therapy? could be forgiven for losing a little steam after going full tilt for over 25 years. But, if anything, this trio have only gone from strength to strength, as this track from their most recent album Disquiet shows. Check out the video, which centres around the mysterious power of a cassette tape – you don’t see that much these days, do you?
ABORTED – Retrogore
A fearsome blast of death metal from the veteran Belgian band, this is the title track of their ninth studio album, which will be released April. It covers a whole lot of ground in its four-and-a-half minutes, and essentially sounds like a thousand car crashes layered one on top of another and grinds away in your head until you think a migraine may provide some sweet relief. Excellent.
FILTER – Take Me To Heaven
Taken from their forthcoming seventh album, Take Me To Heaven sees Filter at the top of their game. An unabashed blast of noise, it manages to balance melody and aggression with devilish ease. We still can't believe Richard Patrick's brother was in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
KAADA/PATTON – Imodium
Always seeking to push boundaries, Faith No More’s Mike Patton has again teamed up with Norwegian composer John Kaada. Taken from new record Bacteria Cult – the pair’s first studio release since 2004’s Romance – the result is something equally creepy and beautiful. The video, however, is just plain disturbing. We're not even kidding.
KADAVAR – Pale Blue Eyes
Not the Velvet Underground song of the same name, but a thunderous blues-rock anthem from the German band. Taken from their most recent album, Berlin, this video follows Mopard The Wizard Of East Jesus, a resident of outsider community Slab City, as he walks across the California desert in a rather lovely skirt.
LONELY THE BRAVE – Radar
Lonely The Brave’s 2014 debut, The Day’s War, was a long time in coming, but the Cambridge band have quickened the pace and its follow-up, Things Will Matter, is due out in May. If this track – a tense, urgent and unapologetic song, full of surging guitars and raw nerve emotions – is anything to go by, it’ll be a worthy follow up.