Five guitar tracks to rock out to this week

Including songs by Girl Band and The Raconteurs.

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 guitar tracks. Here are five that you have to hear:

1Giving Up by Whitney

Gentle, bucolic instrumentation permeates the melancholic Giving Up, the new song by Chicago indie group Whitney and single that leads their sophomore album, Forever Turned Around.

2Shoulderblades by Girl Band

Girl Band took a well-deserved break after the release of their 2016 debut, Holding Hands With Jamie. The Dublin noise rockers will return this year with The Talkies, which features the single Shoulderblades. It serves grit and groove in equal measure, with plenty of fuzzy, distorted squalls for your enjoyment.

3Shockwave by Liam Gallagher

Shockwave is the lead single of Why Me? Why Not., Liam Gallagher’s second solo album. A bright, strummy guitar motif leads this new track, which boasts a hell of a singalong chorus.

4Bored And Razed by The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs’ new single, Bored And Razed, came out of live jam sessions, and its squealing guitar lines retain the white-hot improvisational energy of that setting. It’s an exciting preview of Help Us Stranger, the band’s first album in over a decade.

5Conversation Piece by Julien Baker

Conversation Piece is the B-side of a single Julien Baker released on vinyl for Record Store Day earlier this year. Now, both songs have been made available on streaming services. A luminous, looping guitar line lays the groundwork for the singer-songwriter’s emotive lyrics on this track.

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