Tracks Of The Week results: Hey! Hello! claim No.1 spot
Hey! Hello! – Ginger Wildheart’s project with New York singer Victoria Liedtke – soundly trounced all comers in our latest Tracks Of The Week Poll.
Hey! Hello!’s Black Valentine was the runaway TOTW winner with 484 votes. Second-placed Heaven’s Basement were W-A-A-A-A-Y behind, followed by Anthrax at No.3 and Crashdïet at No.4.
Check out the full results below – and don’t forget to log on to the Classic Rock website tomorrow (Saturday, March 9) when we’ll be launching a brand new TOTW poll!
1. Hey! Hello! – Black Valentine
Ginger says: “Hey! Hello! allowed me to enter the world of lyrical fiction – much in the vein of Sparks, who are a massive influence on Victoria and I.” He explains of the track: “Black Valentine is that person in your life who doesn’t understand personal space and turns intimacy into an endurance test. It’s a new person in your life who is still on trial and not doing a great job so far. But you give them a second chance – and a third. Hell, you’re lonely… what else ya gonna do?” It’s the opening track from the Hey! Hello! debut album, available via the project’s Pledge page.
2. Heaven’s Basement – I Am Electric
Heaven’s Basement will release the third and latest single from their debut album Filthy Empire on March 25. Featured in the Need For Speed Most Wanted video game, I Am Electric also boasts a brand new video directed by Ben Unwin, which the band filmed in East London. Heaven’s Basement say: “This is the first video we’ve shot in England which made it even more special for us. We love how raw it turned out… We wanted to strip things back to us four guys, our amps and kit.”
3. Anthrax – Anthem
Anthrax’s cover of the Rush classic Anthem is taken from the thrash giants’ upcoming covers EP, Anthems, which also features their take on tracks by Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Boston, Cheap Trick and Journey.
4. Crashdïet – California
Swedish sleaze rockers Crashdïet have released a video for their brand new track California. The song is taken from the band’s latest full-length The Savage Playground, which has just been released via Frontiers Records. The album debuted at No.2 in the Swedish charts. Crashdïet will tour the UK with Jettblack in April.
5. Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing
This is the title track of Wilson’s latest album The Raven That Refused To Sing. A collection of supernatural tales set to music, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) – to give it its full title – is inspired by the eerie narratives of ghost-story authors such as Edgar Allen Poe, M.A. Allen and Arthur Macken. The album, which has been engineered by Alan Parsons, was released at the end of last month.
6. The Deafening – Death Rattle’N'Roll
Ever imagined what a hard rockin’ version of Katy Perry would sound like? You have? Then check out the mad-eyed antics of Lena Hall, frontgal of Noo Yawk’s The Deafening, in this here video. There’s a distinct Exorcist influence and splatterings of vomit to contend with too. (“I kissed a ghoul and I liked it,” you could say…) Death Rattle ‘N’ Roll comes from the band’s debut full-length Central Booking, which can be purchased via thedeafening.bandcamp.com/album/central-booking and through iTunes.
7. Rage Of Angels – Over And Over
Tyketto frontman Danny Vaughn makes a guest appearance in the debut track of new band Rage Of Angels. Over And Over is taken from their new album Dreamworld, the brainchild of former Ten man Ged Rylands. The album also includes appearances by Matti Alfonzetti (Red White And Blues, Jagged Edge), Robert Hart (Bad Company), Ralph Santolla (Obituary, Iced Earth) and Vinny Burns (Ten, Asia, Ultravox).
8. Dege Legg – Supernaut
Lafayette slide guitar supremo Dege Legg has recorded an ace version of the Black Sabbath classic. Dege Legg’s song Too Old To Die Young has been hand-chosen by Quentin Tarantino for the soundtrack of his new film Django Unchained.
9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Returning
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have released a lyric video for their track Returning. It’s taken from upcoming album Specter At The Feast, due for release on March 18. Another track, Let The Day Begin, is available from the band’s website.
10. Thenewno2 – Never Too Late
You were unimpressed by Thenewno2. Even though the band feature George Harrison’s son Dhani, they languish at the bottom of our latest TOTW chart. Never Too Late is taken from their soundtrack for supernatural movie Beautiful Creatures. Harrison says the band members split writing and recording duties across the lead characters, telling Rolling Stone: “I got the evil girls. I kind of fancied them at the beginning. I was very adamant about that – ‘I want the most evil people in the film.’”