Von Hertzen Brothers go Number 1!
We asked you to vote, and vote you did, with 1197 people casting votes for 11 tracks over the past week. The results are below and a new set of tracks for your to vote on will be up later today.
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Until then, here’s this week’s run down:
1.Von Hertzen Brothers – Let Thy Will Be Done
Finland’s genre-hopping brothers steal this week’s vote with the new single from their forthcoming ‘best of’, released in June on Spinefarm. http://www.vonhertzenbrothers.com/
2. Monster Truck – Seven Seas Blues
Canadian rock’s new sensations take on the world thanks to a psychedelic video and a Wolfmother-when-they-were-good vibe that sounds as indestructible as their band name. For free music and more Monster stuff, go here.
3. Skam – No Lies
Leicester newbies overcome dodgy puppet video and disconcerting eyeball-rolling bassplayer to bag the no.3 spot, thanks to convincing debut single. Album ‘It’s Come To This’ out May 7th. For more, go here.
4. Joe Bonamassa – Driving Towards The Daylight
Man of the people Joey Bones hits purple patch, manages not to skid, as his run of Kevin Shirley-produced new-blues classics continues. New album Driving Towards The Daylight is released in the UK on Monday 21st May by Provogue Records. See videos of the making of the album here.
5. Def Leppard – It’s All About Believin’
The Leps prove they’ve still got it with this single, one of three studio tracks from the ‘Mirrorball’ live album. Tour with Poison starts in June. http://www.defleppard.com/
6. Grainne Duffy – Test Of Time
A well-deserved sixth place for this finely-crafted anthem. Think Bonnie Raitt. Think Bonnie Tyler. Think the Faces and Frankie Miller. Picture the Quireboys thinking, “We shoulda wrote that!” New album out now. More info here.
7. Soundgarden – Live To Rise
A slow-burning return from Chris Cornell’s grunge heroes – the latest in a long-line of Marvel movie promoting rock anthems. The movie rocks too.
8.Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Oh Susannah
A centuries-old folk song gets a Crazy Horse make-over. Cue smoking children and a chorus that sets up camp in your head.
9. Eddie Vedder – Skipping
Pearl Jam man’s charity song showcases his big voice and big heart and earns him enough votes to scrape into the lower reaches.
10. The Gaslight Anthem – 45
New track from the Gaslights gets luke-warm welcome – too much of ‘more of the same’? Hear the track here.
Thanks to everyone for their votes.