We thought it was high time to start some weekly recommendations of what we think you should have a listen to. We’re pitching 5-10 songs every week for your listening pleasure and we’d love to hear what you think of our choices; whether you agree or disagree. With festival season well and truly upon us, where better to start than looking at some acts hitting up the UK this summer for our viewing?
1. Rob Zombie – ‘Living Dead Girl’.
Closing the second stage at Download Festival this year, Rob Zombie treated fans to a horror infected thrill-fest with flames, confetti and a whole lot of boobs on his backing screen. Dare we say that Rob Zombie was the act of Download? I think it’s a fair call.
2. Alice Cooper – ‘Sex, Death and Money’.
Returning to the UK festival circuit again this year, Alice Cooper wowed fans with the latest incarnation of his stage show. He also recently announced a tour around Halloween, playing his infamous Halloween show in Glasgow this year. This song isn’t part of his set, but a personal favourite from ‘Dragontown’ I’d like to share with you.
3. Morrissey – ‘One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell’.
In the midst of a UK tour that has taken him all over the country, Morrissey will be playing Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage this Friday. Definitely a show you should catch. If you have the chance, that is…
4. Pendulum – ‘Tarantula’.
Headlining Download’s second stage in a direct clash with the classic Def Leppard, Pendulum will be hitting up Glastonbury to cause as much carnage and dancing that follows their live set around. They did, however, neglect to play this song at Download. Hopefully Glastonbury will be lucky.
5. My Chemical Romance – ‘Party Poison’.
This is definitely the year to see My Chemical Romance if festival performances are your thing. Playing T in the Park, Reading and Leeds, Oxygen and now the iTunes Festival, the band are preparing for a summer of UK contamination. ‘Party Poison’ fluctuates in and out of their set from time to time, but – for you – here it is.
6. Twin Atlantic – ‘What Is Light, Where Is Laughter?’
Scottish protégés Twin Atlantic will be playing from T in the Park to Reading and Leeds festivals in the coming months. You may have seen them supporting some mammoth tours in the past year, so what better to recommend than a biggie from their catalogue?
7. Sum 41 – ‘In Too Deep’.
Hitting up Sonisphere in just a few weeks, we thought we’d end with a classic Sum 41 hit to get you in the mood to see them at Knebworth in July!
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