Five guitar tracks to rock out to this week

Including anticipated comebacks by Alexisonfire and Teenage Fanclub.

Feel like you’ve missed out on the week’s biggest releases? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best and latest rock songs. Here are five that you have to hear:

1Familiar Drugs by Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire return from their eight-year hiatus with new track, Familiar Drugs. And it seems like there’s more to come. According to frontman George Pettit, the band are “writing a lot”, but aren’t sure if the material will be released as a full-length project.

2Defender by Haunt

Defender is the closing track of If Icarus Could Fly, the forthcoming album by Haunt (the side project of Beastmaker’s Trevor William Church). With a strong emphasis on solos and rousing lyrics, this song is a throwback to old-school heavy metal.

3Heads Gonna Roll by Jenny Lewis, Ringo Starr

Jenny Lewis has dropped her latest single, Heads Gonna Roll, with Ringo Starr on drums. The piano-led track also features Don Was on bass and Benmont Tench on organ, with Lewis on vocals. The song opens her forthcoming record, On the Line.

4What About Us by Gary Clark Jr

What About Us is the latest single off Gary Clark Jr’s upcoming album, This Land, which drops today. The bluesy rock track was released alongside a black-and-white music video that features Clark strumming on a Gibson model.

5Everything is Falling Apart by Teenage Fanclub

Everything is Falling Apart is the first song from Scottish rock band Teenage Fanclub since bassist Gerard Love’s departure in 2018. The fresh, psychedelic tune incorporates steady guitar melodies, muted handclaps and layered vocals.

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