Weekly Playlist – 15th April


Okay, I’m still calling this a weekly playlist, even if it’s been two weeks since I did the last one! I might just start calling The Playlist Files, or something like that.

So what’s been rocking me this week?

1. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

2. Good & Gone – Frank Turner

3. Kiss You To Death – Alkaline Trio

4. Radio – The Blackout

5. Love Story – Taylor Swift


Okay, there’s only five this week because I’ve kind of being MIA recently.

I am loving the first track, and just to sound really hipster it annoys me that everyone else is loving it as well.

Track 2 was a free download offered by Frank Turner, coming off his upcoming album Tape, Deck, Heart which I am very excited about; I don’t like this track as much as I did Recovery (the first single), but in classic Frank style it’s still bloody good.

Track number 3 is from Alkaline Trio’s latest effort My Shame Is True, again solid pop-punky nugget, more punky than pop if you’re used to putting All Time Low in that bracket as well, I’m hoping this one ends up as the next single.

Radio by The Blackout is just awesome. These guys are one of my favourite bands, a welsh sextet who are just out for a laugh, and hopefully make a living along the way. The video for this single centres around them messing about in front of a piece of green screen. That’s about it really. I’ve seen these guys live eight times; definitely worth it because they’re fairly damn awesome!

And what the hell is track 5 doing there? Well, it’s there because this week I partially learnt it on guitar, so I’ve had it stuck in my head.


Also, just to clear something up, I will be writing some book reviews in the near future, but since it’s been my easter holidays I’ve almost been in hibernation. Hope to get back to posting more regularly soon!



Albums Coming Out in April 2013… (The Ones I’m Excited About Anyway)

April 2nd – My Shame Is True by Alkaline Trio

I have loved this band for about six years now and I’m very excited to see what they come up with next. Due for release on the same day as their Broken Wing EP. Coming out through their own label in a joint venture with Epitaph Records. The first single ‘I Wanna Be A Warhol’ is available to listen to and download – it sounds like classic Alkaline Trio, but with Skiba’s voice and their playing technique showing the maturity of band that have been together for two decades. 

April 8th – House of Gold & Bones Part 2 – Stone Sour

Second Part of Stone Sour’s concept album, via Roadrunner records. 

April 9th – Paramore by Paramore

Follow up to Brand New Eyes and the first album since Paramore became a three piece. I’m interested to see where this might go because I wasn’t a huge fan of the first single ‘Now’; I disliked the way they had distorted Hayley Williams’ voice – she has a really good voice I didn’t really see the need for the over auto tune that they seemed to have done. But I’ll withold judgement until I’ve heard the rest of it… 

April 16th – Save Rock And Roll by Fall Out Boy

After their explosive return from hiatus, this is the new album from Fall Out Boy. I liked their first single ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)’ – it’s a very good workout track, so I’m excited to see where the rest of this album goes. I wasn’t a massive fan of Fall Out Boy before their hiatus but I appreciated their music and style. Interested to see what they do with this return. 

April 22nd – Tape, Deck, Heart by Frank Turner

This album doesn’t really fit in with the general ‘rock’ of the other four albums, but Frank Turner is one of my favourite artists. I’ve been a fan for about three years and I can’t wait to see him at Leeds festival later this year. I am very very excited for this album because the first songs released ‘Four Simple Words’ and ‘Recovery’ have been absolutely amazing and I simply can’t wait for the rest of it! If you haven’t heard Frank yet, please give him a go, he’s a punk rock singer songwriter from London and he’s bloody brilliant!