#NewMusicFriday (June 9th 2023)

#NewMusicFriday June 9th 2023

With thousands attending this weekend’s Download Festival, this week’s #NewMusicFriday is a fairly subtle one. However, there is enough music that shouldn’t be ignored.

For starters, there’s a new album from McFly. Yes, that McFly. Their seventh album, ‘Power To Play’, sees them throw off the shackles, and deliver an all-out rock record.

Elsewhere, Scottish indie-punks Gallus take listeners on a journey of self-loathing, self-medication, and self-love on ‘We Don’t Like the People We’ve Become’Ultra Q (led by Jakob Armstrong, the song of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong) drop ‘My Guardian Angel’, which Kerrang! says has “plenty of intriguing, original ideas and more than a decent sense of identity.” There’s also ‘Social Lubrication,’ the third outing from Dream Wife which sees them embrace riot-grrrl punk.

On the heavier side, Danish extreme metal quintet The Arcane Order (ft members of Møl and Soilwork) deliver ‘Distortions From Cosmogony’.  While Sweden’s Scar Symmetry add some progressive rock and melody to the death metal genre with ‘Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph)’. If you’re looking for some industrial metal, then there’s the return of Godflesh and their ninth album – ‘Purge’. And finally, Glass Casket return with their first release since 2006.

What is out on #NewMusicFriday?

McFly – Power To Play
Gallus – We Don’t Like the People We’ve Become
Ultra Q – My Guardian Angel
Dream Wife – Social Lubrication
Samuel Nicholson – Birthday Suit
The Arcane Order – Distortions From Cosmogony
Glass Casket – Glass Casket
Godflesh – Purge
Scar Symmetry – The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph)
Riyah – Ripped Jeans
Stasis – Six Shades Of Red
Don’t Try – Shoe Knife
Mighty Tortuga – The Plague Inside Your Head
The Defiants – Drive
Superbloom – Life’s A Blur
GELD – Currency // Castration
Innerlove – Roscoe
Stellar Circuits – Sight To Sound
Dayshifter – Hiraeth
Watch Me Rise – Bedtime Stories EP

If you think I’ve missed something or have a new album/EP/song to tell us about, tell us about it here.

If you’re looking for the latest tracks focusing on rock, punk, hardcore, metal, emo, and everything in between, then check out our ‘Newish Music’ playlist on Spotify or Apple Music.


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