Playlist Challenge, Day 759

TrueHeights — “Still Moving Colour”

Playlist Challenge, Day 722

TrueHeights — “Don’t Look Down”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#20)

1. Greyhaven (UK)

Alternative/modern rock from London. For fans of Bring Me the Horizon, A Day to Remember, Walk the Moon, etc. Back in May, Greyhaven was featured on a Metal Hammer tribute to Avenged Sevenfold. They covered “Hail to the King.” Here are two originals from the band: “Breathe” and “Truth”.

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2. Playing Savage

Funk/soul/rock with a hint of hip-hop, based in Vienna. For fans of Res, Michael Jackson, Alabama Shakes, etc. Playing Savage is busy writing and recording new music! In the meantime, check out the Spotify page, as well as these two songs from the YouTube page, “This Is Love” and “Get Off of My Back.”

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3. Moonfall

Alternative/pop/rock band from New York. For fans of Fall Out Boy, twenty one pilots, Panic! At The Disco, etc. According to their Instagram, Moonfall has “so much in the works” but “so little we can say.” You can, however, check out the lyric video for “Windswept,” and the video for the first song I heard, “Lost.”

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4. Dare Defy

Hard rock/metal music from Florida. For fans of Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Finch, etc. (with a touch of Slipknot). Dare Defy’s first EP is available via Spotify. They are currently booking shows and Labor Day weekend, they will be playing the Blue Ridge Rock Fest alongside such acts as Puddle of Mudd, Orgy, Lamb of God, and Jonathan Davis. Listen to the songs “Love Sick” and “Burn.”

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5. Indogen

Melodic progressive rock from Arizona. For fans of Tool, A Perfect Circle, Pink Floyd, etc. Indogen is working on new music and playing live in and around the Phoenix area, so if you’re anywhere nearby, check out their Facebook page and get to a show! Crank up the volume and jam “Autopilot” and “Implosion.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#10)

I can’t believe this is the tenth installment! Thank you to the fans and the bands for the response!

1. American Grim

Rock band from New Jersey. For fans of The Murderdolls, Marilyn Manson, etc. American Grim is currently on the Beauty and the Beast Tour with Hail Sagan. Check out “Freakshow,” from the album of the same name, and “Burn Hollywood.”

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2. Davey Suicide

Goth rock from California. For fans of Wednesday 13, Deadstar Assembly, Dope, etc. Davey Suicide will be touring this winter in support of their latest record, Made From Fire. Here is the third single, “No Angel,” along with my favorite Davey Suicide song, “Hustler Queen.”

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3. Throw the Fight

A rock/metal/alternative band from Minnesota. For fans of Thrice, early Black Veil Brides, Nonpoint, etc. Throw the Fight is playing the Music Fights Back Festival in Wisconsin on June 23rd. Listen to “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Bury Me Alive.”

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4. TrueHeights

An alternative rock band from the UK. For fans of You Me At Six, 30 Seconds to Mars, I Prevail, etc. TrueHeights just released their second EP, Days We Found, in April. Here are the tracks “Exit Route” and “Still Moving Colour.”

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5. Bitch Queens

A punk rock band from Switzerland. For fans of Turbonegro, The Stooges, the Ramones, etc. Bitch Queens will be playing Marina Basel in July, then they’re heading to the UK in September. Enjoy their latest single, “Techno is Dead,” featuring David Baguetta!

And “Anti-Social,” the first song by Bitch Queens I heard:

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Flashback Friday: Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing”

British songwriter, guitarist, and singer Mark Knopfler (of the Dire Straits) was born on this date in 1949.