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Album of the Year 2021

Album of the Year 2021

We countdown our Top 50 Albums of 2021

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2021 has been another tough year to live through. There have been some signs of normal life, for example the return of live music, but we end it as we started with true normality a distant memory.

This year has however been a stunning year for new music releases. Yes, lockdown musicians and the odds are their creativity will take over. In Full Pelt Music’s first full year of existence we have reviewed 65 albums and the quality of those releases has been exceptional.

Last year we counted down our Top 20 albums of the year, with a special Advent Calendar countdown on our Twitter. This year we have expanded! Our 2021 countdown has taken place across all our social platforms, and has listed our Top 50 albums of the year!

With that social media countdown completed, it’s now time to compile our completed Top 50 in one place. So let’s get started!

Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“there are stunning moments spread throughout the album”

Read our review of ‘Lo! Soul’

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Roddy Woomble – ‘Architecture in LA’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“there are plenty of songs on this album that rate amongst the best that the band has produced”

Read our review of ‘Waiting For Good Luck’

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The Treatment – ‘Rat Race’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“Garbage are an incredible musical force”

Read our review of ‘No Gods No Masters’

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Garbage – ‘No Gods No Masters’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“we have thrashing guitars, thumping drums, bizarre lyrics and plenty of bells and whistles to emphasise his brilliantly quirky musicianship”

Read our review of ‘The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy’

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Rob Zombie – ‘The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“was anybody craving a new album from The Offspring in 2021? Perhaps not, but actually in this messed up world we live in, maybe, just maybe, we needed it!”

Read our review of ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’

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The Offspring – ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“this is an artist pouring all of their self into their creation and discovering magic”

Read our review of ‘Watch Me Break Apart’

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Dead Nature – ‘Watch Me Break Apart’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“this record manages to encapsulate the sound that the band has nurtured over the past few years both on record and in the live setting”

Read our review of ‘How to Ruin Your Life’

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Paris Youth Foundation – ‘The Back Seat’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“remind you how gloriously heavy yet anthemic the band can get”

Read our review of ‘The Bitter Truth’

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Evanescence – ‘Use My Voice’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“it won’t take long for people to stop and take notice of this great young band”

Read our review of ‘Fractured Party Music’

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Pet Needs – ‘Toothpaste’
What we said:

“this is Volbeat at their very best”

Read our review of ‘Servant of the Mind’

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Volbeat – ‘Shotgun Blues’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“vitality shouldn’t be mistaken for relevance and whilst the band may have peaked commercially, they remain of utmost importance to a generation of music fans”

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Rise Against – ‘Nowhere Generation’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“anybody that had any doubts about the natural talents of this group of musicians, they should now acknowledge a new force”

Read our review ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate’

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Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“over the top, outlandish, brash and most of all fun, the album not only lives up to but surpasses all expectations”

Read our review of ‘Van Weezer’

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Van Weezer – ‘Hero’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“quality continues to run throughout the entire record and there is very little ease on the throttle”

Read our review of ‘Below’

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Beartooth – ‘Skin’
What we said:

“another very good release from a band overdue commercial success”

Read our review of ‘Into the Blue’

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The Joy Formidable – ‘Into the Blue’
What we said:

“a middle finger up at the haters”

Read our review of ‘Still Sucks’

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Limp Bizkit – ‘Dad Vibes’
What we said:

“a delicate masterpiece from a songwriter of the highest level”

Read our review of ‘The Hole Around My Head’

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Will Varley – ‘Pushing Against Us’
What we said:

“an enjoyable listen and the band clearly still has something to say”

Read our review of ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’

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Manic Street Preachers – ‘The Secret He Had Missed’
What we said:

“up there with the best that Beans On Toast has released”

Read our review of ‘Survival of the Friendliest’

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Beans On Toast – ‘Humans’
What we said:

“it really is time to stop being surprised by the quality in this band”

Read our review of ’21st Century Love Songs’

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The Wildhearts – ‘Remember These Days’
What we said:

“the extravagance of the band is what makes them great and thankfully their 7th studio album has it in abundance”

Read our review of ‘Motorheart’

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The Darkness – ‘Jussy’s Girl’
What we said:

“for their tenth album the band has set out to create their masterpiece”

Read our review of ‘Coral Island’

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The Coral – ‘Change Your Mind’
What we said:

“a strong debut album that lays the foundations of what will likely be a long and successful career”

Read our review of ‘W.L.’

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The Snuts – ‘Glasgow’
What we said:

“this is a stunning pop rock album”

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Pale Waves – ‘Fall to Pieces’
What we said:

“the album is laced with quality and shows the ease with which AFI are able to produce catchy songs”

Read our review of ‘Bodies’

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AFI – ‘Dulceria’
What we said:

“Iron Maiden doing exactly what you’d expect Iron Maiden to do”

Read our review of ‘Senjutsu’

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Iron Maiden – ‘Senjutsu’
What we said:

“this is very much Numan at the top of his game

Read our review of ‘Intruder’

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Gary Numan – ‘Intruder’
What we said:

“the signature of a band comfortable in their skin”

Read our review of ‘Pressure Machine’

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The Killers – ‘Quiet Town’
What we said:

“the very thing that identifies their sound is their lack of boundaries, their quirkiness and willingness to experiment”

Read our review of ‘The Myth of the Happily Ever After’

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Biffy Clyro – ‘A Hunger In Your Haunt’
What we said:

“well crafted and superbly delivered album that is well worth your time and attention”

Read our review of ‘A Matter of Life & Love’

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Skinny Lister – ‘Damn The Amsterdam’

The quality of this year’s releases has been truly phenomenal as our opening 30 albums attests. The competition is extremely tight for the coveted top spot and that is clear throughout the prestigious Top 20 that follows.

What we said:

“a sublime collection of upbeat, heartfelt and powerful songs that is bound to be stuck on repeat for the foreseeable future”

Read our review of ‘A Funeral For Youth’

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Miss Vincent – ‘Rosalie’
What we said:

“The Pretty Reckless have solidified themselves in the upper echelons of Hard Rock”

Read our review of ‘Death by Rock and Roll’

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The Pretty Reckless – ‘Only Love Can Save Me’
What we said:

“you are fully absorbed by the mix of heavy hooks and catchy sing-a-long pop vocals”

Read our review of ‘Dark & Beautiful Secrets’

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Normandie – ‘Hostage’
What we said:

“Trash Boat have delivered their best work yet and they appear ready to lead the charge for British rock”

Read our review of ‘Don’t You Feel Amazing?’

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Trash Boat – ‘He’s So Good’
What we said:

“there are moments of grandeur that harness the bands expansive sound spread throughout”

Read our review of ‘The Greatest Mistake of My Life’

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Holding Absence – ‘Afterlife’
What we said:

“the album attacks your senses and gets your feet stomping and your head banging”

Read our review of ‘When Life Was Hard And Fast’

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Ricky Warwick – ‘When Life Was Hard & Fast’
What we said:

“Trivium have well and truly earned their place at the top table of metal”

Read our review of ‘In the Court of the Dragon’

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Trivium – ‘Feast of Fire’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“a stunning release from a band assumedly at the peak of their powers”

Read our review of ‘American Noir’

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Creeper – ‘Midnight’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“there is a real good mix of sounds on this album which together encompass Kennedy’s various alter egos”

Read our review of ‘The Ides of March’

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Myles Kennedy – ‘In Stride’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“the power of this album doesn’t just lie with Bennett of course and the rest of the band have summoned even more power and majesty then before”

Read our review of ‘The Hope List’

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Lonely The Brave – ‘Bound’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“the album really feels like a love letter to both the bands own history and the music of those that influenced the members”

Read our review of ‘Medicine at Midnight’

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Foo Fighters – ‘Love Dies Young’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“an album packed with rock club dancefloor fillers, designed to get you moving”

Read our review of ‘Sticky’

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – ‘My Town’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“there are grandiose ambitions spread throughout the album with the band obviously striving for more”

Read our review of ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’

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Architects – ‘Animals’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“IDLES continue to be one of the most exciting and vital bands around”

Read our review of ‘CRAWLER’

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IDLES – ‘Car Crash’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“an album of pure, unadulterated, adrenaline-filled pop rock pleasure”

Read our review of ‘Amazing Things’

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Don Broco – ‘Bruce Willis’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“Press To MECO have always had a knack for creating ferocious yet catchy songs and this album is packed full of tasty rifftastic bangers”

Read our review of ‘Transmute’

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Press to MECO – ‘A Test Of Our Resolve’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“the band are still able to mix catchy pop melodies with hard hitting beats to create a sound equally at home in front of mosh pits and dancefloors”

Read our review of ‘Seize the Power’

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Yonaka – ‘Call Me A Saint’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“the duo however manage to amplify these electronic elements without losing their rock attitude and resonance”

Read our review of ‘Typhoons’

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Royal Blood – ‘Boilermaker’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“a rare talent that have now reinforced their passion and ability to create great music for anybody who wants to listen but without concession on their vision”

Read our review of ‘Written & Directed’

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Black Honey – ‘Believer’
Album of the Year 2021
What we said:

“this record feels like it comes from a band at the peak of their powers, but knowing this group, they will still have plenty more to come”

Read our review of ‘Blue Weekend’

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Wolf Alice – ‘Smile’

Well there you have it! What a truly magnificent year for new music 2021 has been. What will 2022 have in store? Remember to discover the best new acts by following our ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist’!

Stay tuned for our 2021 Year in Review coming very soon.

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Foo Fighters announce UK return

Foo Fighters News Report

Welcome to another edition of our weekly News Report. We start this week with the latest tour announcements including the return of Foo Fighters!

Yes, Dave Grohl and co will return to the UK next summer for four massive shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Support variously comes from St. Vincent, Courtney Barnett, Loose Articles, Hot Milk and Shame!

For tickets you’ll want to look here.

Read our review of ‘Medicine At Midnight’ from Foo Fighters

Myles Kennedy set for UK Tour

Myles Kennedy News Report

Another act heading across the pond is Myles Kennedy. The frontman for Alter Bridge and Slash will arrive for a run of UK dates this December in support of his latest solo album.

Tickets to these full band shows can be found here.

Read our review of ‘The Ides of March’ from Myles Kennedy

Anthrax to celebrate 40th Anniversary with European Tour

Anthrax News Report

American metal icons Anthrax will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in style with a huge European tour in 2022.

This trek will include 8 UK dates including at Brixton Academy. Support for the tour comes from Municipal Waste.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Download Pilot Festival

The Wombats to play all the hits on Arena Tour

The Wombats News Report

Next spring will see The Wombats hit the road for six huge shows across the UK. Playing huge venues such at The O2 in London, the band has promised to play all the hits!

Tickets can be found here.

Check out the ‘Discover’ New Music Podcast

Wide Awake Festival gets a little bigger

The first ever Wide Awake Festival will take place at Brockwell Park in London on September 3rd. With the event just happening in just a couple of weeks the organisers have added a handful of additional acts.

Joining the fun will be the likes of Porridge Radio, Self Esteem, Yard Act, and Regressive Left. They join the already announced IDLES, Crows, Dream Wife, Lazarus Kane, The Murder Capital, SCALPING, Shame and Squid.

Last tickets are here.

Listen to our ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist

Swn Festival unveil line-up

Swn Festival have unveiled their line-up for the 2021 edition of the multi-venue event this October. Featured are many young acts to recently feature on our ‘Discover’ New Music Playlist.

Playing the event will be Lynks, MarthaGunn, Hamish Hawk, Lady Bird, The Goa Express and Wooze.

Tickets and information here.

Read our review of ‘Into the Blue’ from The Joy Formidable

Iron Maiden debut ‘Stratego’

Iron Maiden – ‘Stratego’

Onto the latest new releases now in our News Report. The legendary Iron Maiden continue to build towards their upcoming new album, ‘Senjutsu’ which arrives September 3rd.

This week they debuted the latest single from the album, ‘Stratego’, which you can check out here.

You can also pre-order the album here.

Listen to ‘The Writing On The Wall’ from Iron Maiden on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist

Halestorm are ‘Back From The Dead’

Halestorm – ‘Back From The Dead’

Halestorm are back and this week debuted their brand new single ‘Back From The Dead’!

Find out more here.

Listen to ‘Back From The Dead’ from Halestorm on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist

Wargasm debut ‘Salma Hayek’

Wargasm – ‘Salma Hayek’

Finally, we finish our News Report this week with the latest track to come from Wargasm. One of the hottest new bands around this week released their new single ‘Salma Hayek’.

More here.

Listen to ‘Your Patron Saints’ from Wargasm on our Spotify Hot List!

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Manic Street Preachers ready 14th studio album

Manic Street Preachers – ‘Orwellian’

We start our News Report this week with a whole load of Manic Street Preachers news. This week the band returned with a new single, new album announcement and some huge tour news!

Let’s start with the news that the legendary group will be releasing their 14th studio album on September 3rd. That album is entitled ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’, and you can pre-order your copy here.

Coming with the announcement of that new album was the first taste of what to expect. You can check out the latest single from the band, ‘Orwellian’, above!

Manic Street Preachers Tour News Report

Finally the band has unveiled a huge run of dates around the UK which will conclude in December at Wembley Arena. Support comes from The Anchoress. Should you pre-order the new album then you will receive access to a special pre-sale on Wednesday 19th May.

Otherwise tickets go on sale Friday 21st for general sale, here.

Read our review of ‘Coral Island’ from The Coral

Don Broco unveil ‘Amazing Things’

Don Broco – ‘Manchester Super Reds No. 1 Fan’

Another band with plenty of news to share this week is Don Broco. You can listen to their new single ‘Manchester Super Reds No. 1 Fan’ above. The track will feature on the groups newly unveiled upcoming album ‘Amazing Things’.

The new album is set to arrive on September 17th, and you can pre-order your copy here. The band has also announced a UK Tour for later this year. Once again, album pre-orders will include pre-sale access from Wednesday 19th.

General sale tickets go on sale Friday 21st here.

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Listen to ‘Manchester Super Reds No. 1 Fan’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Wolf Alice premiere ‘No Hard Feelings’

Wolf Alice – ‘No Hard Feeling’s

We continue to focus on new music now as we carry on with our News Report. Up next, the stunning new single from Wolf Alice. You can listen to ‘No Hard Feelings’ above.

The premiere of the single comes just weeks ahead of the release of ‘Blue Weekend’, the bands third studio album. You can pre-order that album, here.

Listen to ‘Smile’ from Wolf Alice on our Spotify Hot List!

Valeras debut ‘Rita’

Valeras – ‘Rita’

This week saw Valeras return with their latest single, ‘Rita’. You can check out that single above and you can also find more from the duo here.

Listen to ‘Rita’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Paris Youth Foundation are ‘Tired of Loving You’

Paris Youth Foundation – ‘Tired of Loving You’

There was more new music this week from Paris Youth Foundation. The band unveiled their latest single, ‘Tired of Loving You’, which you can hear above. More from the band here.

Listen to ‘The Back Seat’ from Paris Youth Foundation on our Spotify Hot List!

Wild Paths Festival reveals line-up

Just the one festival in our News Report this week and that festival is Norwich event Wild Paths. The festival is set to takeover various venues in the city from 14th to 17th October.

Organisers this week unveiled a stunning line-up for the event headlined by Sports Team, Biig Piig and Palace. It’s lower down the line-up where there are many gems to be found however with the likes of The Big Moon, Bessie Turner, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, The Mysterines, Feet, Press To Meco, John and Anorak Patch amongst many fine bands set for the fine city.

Tickets are available here.

Read our 2020 ‘Year in Review’ including our Festival of the Year – Wild Fields

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame confirm latest inductees

The final list of inductees into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been confirmed. Joining the institution will be Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Todd Rundgren, Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, Gil Scott-Heron, Billy Preston, LL Cool J, Clarence Avant and Randy Rhoads.

More information can be found here.

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announce 2021 nominations

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Nominees

The legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has this week announced the artists nominated for induction in 2021. Included in the list of worthy nominations are Full Pelt Music favourites Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden and Rage Against The Machine.

With megastars such as Tina Turner, Kate Bush and Jay-Z also included, the race for the 2021 fan vote is sure to be a close one. The good news is that it’s easy to get involved. All you need to do to register your vote is complete the online voting form here.

Read our review of ‘Medicine At Midnight’ from Foo Fighters

Greta Van Fleet debut ‘Heat Above’

Greta Van Fleet – ‘Heat Above’

We have plenty of new music to share with you this week. We start things off with the latest single from Greta Van Fleet. The band this week debuted ‘Heat Above’ taken from their upcoming new album.

‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate’ will be released on April 16th. You can pre-order your copy now here.

Listen to ‘Age of Machine’ from Greta Van Fleet on our Spotify Hot List!

Crossfaith unveil ‘Dead or Alive’

Crossfaith – ‘Dead or Alive’

Crossfaith have unveiled a new track this week. ‘Dead or Alive’ sees the band at their ferocious best, and you can listen on your platform of choice here.

Listen to ‘Dead or Alive’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Never Not Nothing announce ‘Art Ritual’ EP Series

Never Not Nothing – ‘Maximum’

Never Not Nothing (the duo formerly known as Black Futures) have this week announced a new EP series ‘Art Ritual’. The duo have announced that the first EP, ‘Art Ritual 001 EP’ is coming soon.

Kicking the series off is the new track ‘Maximum’, which you can check out here.

MarthaGunn give us ‘Honest’

MarthaGunn – ‘Honest’

Another band delivering new music this week is the fantastic MarthaGunn. The band have released their latest track ‘Honest’, which you can check out here.

Listen to ‘Honest’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Novacub return with ‘Fantasies’

Novacub – ‘Fantasies’

Our final new music selection this week is ‘Fantasies’, the brand new track from Novacub. Check out the video above and find out more about the band here.

Sean McGowan announces livestream show

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Finally this week, Sean McGowan has announced a new livestream show. His special birthday livestream will take place this Tuesday (16th) on his Facebook page here.

We have reviewed livestream events from Frank Turner, Beans On Toast and more, read our Live Reviews here!

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Medicine At Midnight

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Foo Fighters – ‘Medicine At Midnight’

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Foo Fighters – Medicine At Midnight – Album Review

‘Medicine At Midnight’ is the tenth studio album from Foo Fighters. Let that sink in. The band created by Dave Grohl in 1994 has been a part of our lives for over 25 years now. During that time their sound has largely remained intact. Driven by simple rock at their core, the groups first nine albums took the band from side-project to stadium fillers.

Read our review of ‘OK Human’ from Weezer!

So why would you alter that winning formula? Well, there have been accusations that since the masterpiece that was 2011’s ‘Wasting Light’ the band has been on autopilot. Foo Fighters-by-numbers some might say.

There was much intrigue therefore when they unveiled ‘Shame Shame’ as the opening single from ‘Medicine At Midnight’; the song representing quite the divergence from their natural sound.

Foo Fighters – ‘Shame Shame’

Fans worried that the band may have lost their hard rock sound needn’t worry though. There is still plenty of rocking available on this album. There is perhaps also a far greater amount of experimentation from the band than ever before.

This album is therefore anything but Foo Fighters-by-numbers. Whilst this is still definitely a Foo Fighters record, there are plenty of other elements that make up the album. There are numerous homage’s to the groups influences, with strong 80’s vibes coming through at times.

The album really feels like a love letter to both the bands own history and the music of those that influenced the members. Perhaps the best example of this is the clear Motorhead influence in ‘No Son Of Mine’.

Listen to ‘No Son Of Mine’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Ultimately this feels like an album that needs a little time to fall in love with, but when you do, it will be amongst your favourites.

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Foo Fighters debut new song ‘Waiting On A War’

Foo Fighters – ‘Waiting On A War’

There isn’t long left to wait for the 10th album from Foo Fighters to arrive on 5th February. This week the legendary Dave Grohl celebrated his birthday in style by debuting the third track from ‘Medicine At Midnight’.

‘Waiting On A War’ follows the releases of ‘Shame Shame’ and ‘No Son Of Mine’ and gives a further glimpse of what fans can expect from the new album.

Fans wanting to pre-order the album can do so here.

Listen to ‘Waiting On A War’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Holding Absence unveil ‘Afterlife’

Holding Absence – ‘Afterlife’

It has been an eventful week for Holding Absence as they prepare to release their new album ‘The Greatest Mistake of My Life’ on 16th April. First the band unveiled their stunning new single ‘Afterlife’ before announcing the departure of bassist James Joseph.

You can pre-order the album here.

Listen to ‘Afterlife’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Lonely The Brave share emotional look at ‘Keeper’

Lonely The Brave – ‘Keeper’

We can’t wait for ‘The Hope List’, the new album from Lonely The Brave coming next week on 22nd January! To whet the appetite even further the band have unveiled a short look behind the scenes in a new video for ‘Keeper’.

You can pre-order the album here.

Listen to ‘Keeper’ on our Spotify Hot List!

The Sad Song Co release ‘My Saccharine’

The Sad Song Co – ‘My Saccharine’

Former Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell’s The Sad Song Co has release their new single ‘My Saccharine’. They will be releasing their album ‘Saudade’ next week on 22nd January.

You can pre-order a copy here.

Read our review of Frank Turner’s latest livestream.

Bearded Theory moves to September and announces Placebo!

Placebo to headline Bearded Theory

Bearded Theory festival have announced plans to move the festival to September in the hope that it will be safe to do so by then. Moving from May the event with now take place across 9, 10, 11 and 12 September.

The festival have also announced that Placebo will be joining the line-up, with full details to be revealed at a later date.

For more info and tickets head here.

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28th December 2020 –
3rd January 2021

Full Pelt Music – Weekly Music News

Goodbye 2020!

At last we can all see 2020 in our rear-view mirrors! 2020 in most ways was a year to forget, full of frustration and misery. It was however, also packed with great new music as we discovered in our ‘Album of the Year’ blog, and full of memorable musical moments as we highlighted in our ‘Year in Review’ blog. We couldn’t be happier however to introduce our first Music News Roundup of 2021!

Hello 2021!

What will 2021 have in store? Will it be any better than 2020? Well, we can’t promise what the year holds but with vaccinations on the horizon and improved testing, we live in hope that we will see the return of live music.

One thing that is for sure is that there will be plenty of new music to enjoy. Expect new music from The Pretty Reckless, Architects, A Day To Remember, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Greta Van Fleet and Weezer who all have albums scheduled for release.

Be sure to keep up-to-date with our weekly news roundup. You should also follow us on social media for all the latest music news!

We should expect a few surprises as well with the likes of Royal Blood and Garbage predicted to be readying new albums. So with much to look forward to in 2021, this week’s music news roundup features news of two more artists with imminent album releases!

Foo Fighters debut second track from ‘Medicine at Midnight’

Foo Fighters – ‘No Son of Mine’

Foo Fighters are back! With a certain virus curtailing the bands plans in 2020, Dave Grohl and co are pushing ahead with the release of new album ‘Medicine at Midnight’ on February 5th. Now the band has unveiled the second track to be taken from that record, the rocking Motorhead-esque ‘No Son of Mine’. Pre-order your copy now here.

You Me At Six unveil new track ‘Adrenaline’

You Me At Six – ‘Adrenaline’

Another band kick starting 2021 with new music is You Me At Six. The band debuted ‘Adrenaline’ on New Year’s Day ahead of the release of new album ‘Suckapunch’ on January 15th. You can pre-order their new album here.

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Weekly Music News – W/C 23/11/20

The Darkness announce new Live Album and more

Lockdown Live with The Darkness

Following the release of Top 10 album ‘Easter Is Cancelled’, The Darkness are here to save Christmas! The Darkness are returning to close 2020 with a festive live concert and stream from London’s Indigo at The O2 on December 18th at 8pm GMT.

They have also announced that the event with will recorded for a new live album ‘Streaming of a White Christmas’. The album will arrive in April 2021 on CD and Vinyl, in partnership with Live Here Now.

In addition to the virtual livestream, VIP ticket options are available including attending the event itself. All social distancing requirements will be in place and attendees are being encouraged to arrive in Christmas themed fancy dress!

If that wasn’t enough, the band have teamed up with Signature Brew to create the special extra seasonal bitter ‘Bells End’!

Tickets available here.
Album available here.
Beer available here.

Liam Gallagher releases new single ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’

Oasis icon Liam Gallagher is back with new single ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’. Generously, all proceeds from the single go to Action For Children. You can check out the single below, and can expect it to be a contender for this years Christmas Number One!

Foo Fighters celebrate 25th Anniversary with ‘Times Like Those’ video

The legendary Foo Fighters are currently celebrating their 25th Anniversary. As part of the festivities the band have now shared the Gogglebox-esque video ‘Times Like Those’. You can enjoy Dave Grohl and co reminiscing in the 30 minute video below:

Metallica soundtrack the Final Farewell of WWE’s Undertaker

Finally this week, Metallica soundtracked the Final Farewell of the one and only, the legendary, Undertaker! Yes that’s right, after 30 years the iconic deadman will finally rest in peace. To celebrate his unprecedented career, WWE held a Final Farewell at Sundays Survivor Series event.

The festivities featured a host of guest appearances from fellow wrestling icons such as Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair and Kane. As usual the WWE also put together a stunning video package, featuring none other than Metallica! You can see the video below soundtracked by the bands track ‘Now That We’re Dead’ from their album ‘Hardwired… to Self-Destruct’: