Monday Motivation: Best new singles of past week

Each week we bring you our favourite new releases of the past week to help kick start your Monday (or in this case Tuesday) off to a good one!

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me – Choke (acoustic)

iDKH have been a force to be reckoned with since their formation just over a year ago. This isn’t much of a surprise considering the band features Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman, both of whom have had stellar careers in the industry.

The band have revealed their acoustic version of latest single Choke. The original track has been streamed over 17 million times and landed at number 1 in the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Marigolds – Nerves

Indie rockers Marigolds have released their second single on Beth Shalom Records – Nerves!

Songwriter Joe Maguire explains Nerves is “the pangs of being homesick and missing interactions you used to have—how simple everything used to be.” However, in the same breath, ‘Nerves’ deals with the realisation that situations can change over time, and as people, so do we.

“It was written from an existential place of worry,” continues Maguire. “I just felt extremely irrelevant and everything that used to define my identity had worn away. I wanted to tackle longing to be remembered and perceived in a certain way, and the realisation that that is such an unhealthy way to live.”

Cassels – A Snowflake in Winter

London duo Cassels have revealed their new single A Snowflake in Winter is out now through Big Scary Monsters. Vocalist Jim Beck says: “I wrote the words for this song around the time of Trump’s inauguration. Like many people, I was rather shocked and dismayed by the result of the presidential election, not least because I’d spent the previous weeks watching erudite takedowns & reading expertly-worded polemics which, to my mind, had completely blown the now-President’s chance of election and left his reputation in tatters.”

Your Life & Mine – Remind To Remember

Sheffield rockers Your Life & Mine have released their new single Remind To Remember in support of UK charity Young Minds. The track is taken from their forthcoming EP Under One Roof (June 10).

The band explain: “We wrote Remind To Remember with the intention of helping to raise awareness about how bullying can affect the mental health of young people.

Remind to Remember is all about discovering yourself and that being different is okay. We reflect back on our school years and how looking a certain way or standing out can lead to bullying or discrimination. We want to share the message that it’s okay to be different and we should embrace these differences. At the end of the day we’re all the same, be kind.”.

Angels & Airwaves – Rebel Girl

It’s been three years since Angels & Airwaves released new music but the wait is over! The trio are back with a new single Rebel Girl! It’s taken from the band’s forthcoming album and film.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Tom delonge said: “Rebel Girl is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for New Wave, pop punk and anthemic rock and roll music. As some of you might’ve heard, I recently took a brief minute to start up an aerospace company,  so you never know –  I may play this song from a satellite deep in space, beamed toward everyone’s house viciously on repeat.”

New Years Day – Shut Up

New Years Day‘s latest single Shut Up has an accompanying visual inspired by American Psycho. Frontwoman Ash Costello said: “When we recorded the song ‘Shut Up’ I knew right then and there, on that day, straight away, what I wanted to do if we were ever to make a music video for it. It came to me immediately. So when the time came and ‘Shut Up’ was chosen for a music video, I was thrilled because it meant that I’d get to make my vision come to life, which was to recreate one of my favorite horror movies of all time, ‘American Psycho’”


Elizabeth Birt

May 7, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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