#NewMusicFriday (September 1st 2023)

#NewMusicFriday September 1st 2023

It’s a new month and it kicks off with a diverse #NewMusicFriday.

First of all, after a decade of talking up the idea, Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil and Oceansize’s Mike Vennart’s grindcore project, Empire State Basatrd, deliver their debut album – ‘Rivers Of Heresy’. Their line-up is completed by Slayer’s Dave Lombardo and Bitch Falcon’s Naomi Macleod.

Royal Blood look to move past that Big Weekend snafu with ‘Back To The Water Below’. Aussie metalcore outfit Polaris solider on following the passing of guitarist Ryan Siew this past June with the release of ‘Fatalism’. While Jeff Rosenstock is as loud and as poignant as ever as he returns with ‘Hellmode’. On the UK front, Delaire The Liar are as emotionally fraught as ever on new EP – ‘Self Defence’. Whereas post-rock favourites, Blanket, offer up powerful and atmospheric soundscapes on new EP, ‘Blue Eyes’.

Some of today’s other notable releases include Converge dropping a deluxe edition of ‘The Dusk In Us’. Infectious rockers Just Friends and their latest funk-laden collection, ‘Gusher’. Finally, Taking Meds provides an assortment of earworm melodies on ‘Dial M For Meds’.

What is out on #NewMusicFriday?

Empire State Bastard – Rivers Of Heresy
Royal Blood – Back To The Water Below
Jeff Rosenstock – Hellmode
Polaris – Fatalism
Escape The Fate – Out Of The Shadows
Blanket – Blue Eyes
Converge – The Dusk In Us (Deluxe Edition)
Delaire The Liar – Self Defence
Show Me The Body – Trouble The Water – Remixes
Just Friends – Gusher
Soen – Memorial
Taking Meds – Dial M For Meds
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – Kings Of The Asylum
ALT BLK ERA – Freak Show
Call To The Faithful – Strong / Stable / Suffer
Silent Skies – Dormant
Sprain – The Lamb As Effigy Or Three Hundred And Fifty XOXOXOS For A Spark Union With My Darling Divine
The World At A Glance – The Longest Shadow Can Only Recede
oh, rain – Awful Things

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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