Welcome to the Rock Is Dead NEW TUNES list for May 2021. Here we dive into the best new music from the worlds of indie, alternative and rock n' roll. With the music industry finally picking up again, expect an abundance of releases in the coming months!
The Damn Truth
If you live and breathe for the 60s & 70s or wish you could have attended Woodstock, then The Damn Truth is for you. Based in Montreal, these rockers bring a heavy twist to the Summer of Love while lead signer Lee-la Baum channels everyone from Janis Joplin to Joan Jett. Their new album Now or Nowhere is out today and is definitely worth checking out.
Have you watched Dave Grohl's new documentary What Drives Us yet? Well if you haven't, you should and you should also check out Radkey. Dave selected the young band from Missouri to talk about the adventures of van life while touring, and compared their story to the likes of Aerosmith, AC/DC, and The Beatles. Everyone starts out in a van and the new film explains how the formative and messy years of van life are the most crucial for a musical upbringing. Check out Radkey's newest album Green Room, out now!
Pre-pandemic, Fade Awaays were one of Toronto's most talked about up and coming rock bands. Their groovy garage rock sound makes everyone want to dance but also fits perfectly for those messy nights you can't remember. Their new song "Silent Treatment" just dropped and has everyone exited for the return of live shows. Check it out here.
Even with no shows or touring in 2020, Growers kept busy last year releasing a string of singles and winning 102.1 The Edge's Summer Song contest back in August. Since then, they've used their prize money to get back in the studio and work on their highly anticipated debut EP. Their new song "Second Vacation" is out now and can be heard here.
Having found major success on streaming platforms and tours across Europe, Dublin-based band Inhaler have finally announced their debut album It Won't Always Be Like This, out July 16th. Today, they have also released a new single "Who's Your Money On? (Plastic Hearts)" which brings the pop groove back into indie rock n' roll. You can pre-order the new album now and don't forget to stream the new song here.