It has been a fantastic year for music, for The GTC and for our go-to source for what’s up in the world of authentic Rock N’ Roll; Real Rock And Roll Music Blog. The sassy and classy team of Maria Haskins, Maria Savva and Darcia Helle have fingers on the pulse of what is trending (or should be) in rock genres far and wide. A little skill we here at The GTC delight in when the rock ladies bring over the best of the best in their daily Tracks of the Day and plant directly on our pages.
Without Real Rock And Roll Music Blog we would have missed some of these great artists. But we have no fear, 5 outstanding shared with The GTC Tracks of the Day 2016 are here!
I love this raw and emotional version of ‘The River’ from Swedish singer and musician Moa Holmsten (she previously fronted the heavy metal band Meldrum). Holmsten recently released an album called ‘Bruised Arms and Broken Rhythms’, and (maybe somewhat surprisingly) the track-list is 100% covers of Bruce Springsteen songs.
To quote Holmsten’s website:
“After years of hard work by me, Tony Naima and the rest of 35 musicians that were involved in creating this album. Blood, sweat and tears, literally Its finally done. Bruised Arms And Broken Rhythm. A line from the song Incident on 57th Street I have learned so much during this work. I have gotten to know songs, many of them I hadn’t heard before, and I hope many hear these songs and learn something too. Mostly what an extraordinaire songwriter Springsteen is and I hope I have contributed to that knowledge. Enjoy! Much love Yours sincerly” – Moa
This is the brand new title track from Blues Pills new album, set for release in August this year. The band is back in fine form, with Elin Larsson on vocals, Dorian Sorriaux on guitar, Zack Anderson on bass, and André Kvarnström on drums.
You can check out my review of Blues Pills self-titled debut album here.
My track takes us to the stripped down, bare roots where the blues meets rock. This song is dark; the kind of dark that feels like a demon is trying to escape through the guitar strings. Dark and disturbing and oh so good! This is Bellhound Choir with the song Bad Dreams:
Bad Dreams is off Bellhound Choir’s fantastic, debut album Imagine the Crackle.
My track of the day today is from Broken Romeo. “Something Good” is the latest single from the band’s Side One album. This project began as an EP back in 2013 and the band have been releasing singles at intervals. They now have a full album, and there is one track left to be released to complete the record.
You can stream and buy the single, and the album, on Bandcamp