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New Music This Week (w/e July 14th)

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Welcome all to our rundown of the best tracks from the past seven days:

Dr. Dre – Gunfiyre

Taken from a new documentary called The Defiant Ones featuring Dre and record producer-turned-mogul Jimmy Iovine, this is the first new music from Dre since 2015’s Compton

The Armstrongs – If There Was Ever A Time

Well that’s novel. Tim Armstrong of Rancid and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day have formed a new band.  Which is a coincidence, as Rancid is the term I’d use to describe Green Day’s recent output.  Regardless, ‘If There Was Ever A Time’ is a good power-punk track

 

Nine Inch Nails – Less Than

Trent’s new E.P. Add Violence will be released next Friday, and this is from it

 

Paul Westerberg – Hawk Ripping At Your Throat

Here’s brand new music from Replacements legend Paul Westerberg, and with a title like that, it’s not a summer anthem. Always interesting stuff from him though

 

Gary Numan – My Name Is Ruin

Numanoids will be celebrating the news that Garry is to release a new album this Autumn.  Savage: Songs From A Broken World, is out September 15th.  Cloth-eared nobs still pigeon-hole him as the lad that did ‘Cars’ and little else, but his influence grows with every passing year

 

Van Morrison – Bring It On Home To Me

Not even the wonderful Van Morrison can improve on Sam Cooke’s original, one of the finest songs ever written. This is taken from The Man’s new album Roll With The Punches, out in September, featuring 5 new tracks from the Morrison pen, and a load of covers of classic R&B

 

Reissue Of The Week
Paul Simon – The Concert In Hyde Park

Recorded during the tour to celebrate Graceland‘s 25th anniversary, Paul Simon can be an odious little man by all accounts, but you can’t argue with his songwriting ability.  This set features 27 songs over 2 CDs, and a video of the show on Blur-Ray or DVD. He’s still in fine voice too.

He may have the music, but he doesn’t have the Art, wha?