GTC Has Fresh Track Picks REAL ROCK AND ROLL Music Blog Edition June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019, RRAR Music Blog has your fresh track picks!

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 Tracks by Big Wreck, EMPYRE, and The Van T’s!!

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BIG WRECK – Too Far Gone

by Maria Haskins

Big Wreck is releasing some absolutely stunning music lately. “Locomotive” came out in March and it knocked my socks off. Same thing with this new track “Too Far Gone”. Heavy, riffy, and with that beautiful, unmistakable Big Wreck vibe. The track is available right now.

The band recently posted on Facebook about band member Brian Doherty who has sadly been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

“We are aware that there has been a lot of speculation among Big Wreck fans as to the status of our brother-in-arms Brian Doherty. We feel that the time is right to be upfront and tell you that Brian is fighting cancer. We have been in his corner as he went through treatment but regret to have to share that unfortunately, the diagnosis is now terminal. We felt that it was important to make sure everyone understands what’s happening here so that we can all send our love, prayers and good thoughts to him. We love Brian to no end as do our fans and we know you’ll respect his privacy and support his healing at this time.

“A generous fan has undertaken the creation of a Go Fund Me page to help Brian and family with the significant burden of costs through this very trying time. We will be donating to help him and his family out and hope that you will too.”

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EMPYRE – New Republic

by Maria Savva

Today’s track of the day is “New Republic”, the second single from Empyre’s forthcoming debut album “Self Aware”. I first heard this track last year at their Borderline gig. My review from the gig featured a clip of the live version of the song, here.

“Self Aware” is going to be an awesome album if the two new singles are anything to go by!

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The Van T’s – Fresh Meat

by Neil Schiller

Another band I’ve written about on here before, both when I picked their single ‘Fresh Meat‘ as a track of the day and when I wrote more generally about the Glasgow music scene.

They’re looking quite slick these days, quite well groomed. But the music still has its raw edge and driving rhythm. I really like this band. They have a new wave kind of energy about them – there are bits of this song that bring to mind 80’s post-punk goth music to me. Like members of the Jesus & Mary Chain teamed up with Siouxsie’s Banshees, with a splash of Sisters of Mercy thrown in for good measure. And it all descends into some pretty atmospheric echoing distortion towards the end. I mean, what’s not to like about that?

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