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New Music This Week (w/e 06/10/17)

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We’ve got a melting-pot of new tracks for you this week, everything from covers to demos. Let’s get right in to it:

Wyvern Lingo – Out Of My Hands

We love Wyvern Lingo here at RockYouLike. Their new single is their most political to date, dealing as it does with the various issues affecting Ireland today such as Repeal The 8th, and the homelessness crisis. The Wyverns have no time for your apathy.

The Smiths – I Know It’s Over (demo)

Taken of course from the upcoming deluxe reissue of The Queen Is Dead, this is a raw take on one of the album’s most devastating songs. Reissue out on the 20th of this month

The Breeders – Wait In The Car

A fucking stomper. Welcome back Kim and Kelley.

Queen – We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions (Raw Sessions Version)

Early versions of two iconic Queen tracks, both featuring on the upcoming News Of The World 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. Apart from some banter at the beginning of both, and a slightly different piano part at the end of ‘Champions’, the songs are pretty faithful to the master takes, proving that Queen knew EXACTLY what they wanted from the tracks.

 

Ryan Adams – Back In Your Head

To celebrate 10 years since the release of their album The Con, Tegan and Sara Quin have enlisted a number of famous friends to re-record the tracks. Ryan Adams offers up a gritty version of The Con‘s lead single ‘Back In Your Head’

The Rolling Stones – Come On

First taster from the upcoming album of historic BBC sessions from Rubber-Lips, The One Who’ll Never Die, The One Who Is Dead, The One Who Left, and Charlie.

 

 

New Album Of The Week
Dhani Harrison – IN///PARALLEL

Dhani Harrison

George’s boy serves up his first solo album, following his work with Thenewno2. While his singing voice sounds like dad, and attendant influences couldn’t help but find their way in, Dhani’s very much trodden his own path here. Well worth your time

 

Reissue Of The Week
a-ha – MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice

a-ha unplugged 2017

Back in 2015, a-ha reformed (again) and delivered one of the albums of the year with Cast In Steel. Amazingly, Morten Harket’s voice hasn’t aged a day in thirty-odd years, and he’s still well capable of hitting the high notes. This new live album spans their entire career and includes two brand new tracks. ‘Stay On These Roads’, surely one of the finest songs ever committed to tape, sounds majestic here.