The Vonics, Novak, Denials, and more…

September 03, 2022.

Welcome back, new and old friends, this is your favorite music blog supporting the best talent out there that we can find, and this is Week 35 for the round up 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to this week. You might know me a little by now, so you guess right, I’m excited as always with these albums that I’m about to show you.

This week I want to invite you to visit the category “Punk” and all in between (emo, pop-punk, hardcore punk, etc.)  I have the Only Punk playlist with only the last 100 tracks I have found during this year, since punk tracks are usually under 3 minutes you have here 5 hours of infectious punk energy ready to load your soul. Are you ready?

As always, please don’t forget to support these artists with the actions that you can, for mention a few: stream, follow, share them with you loved ones, add them to your playlists, pre-save their upcoming releases, and if you can support them buying their music you can do it directly from Bandcamp, you can find those links in the articles we have on the blog.

Most of these albums are recently released (and important to say that you always can take a look back at our previous week recommendations To Hell With Tradition, Gillian Rae Perry, Kolbak, and more…, for the whole 2022 or 2021).


1.- The Vonics The World Can Wait This is my pick for “Album Of The Week” Do you want to know why? It easy by crossing over multiple genres and weaving them together to form their own kind of noise, The Vonics are an upbeat Alternative / Power Pop Rock band. Formed in 2018, the five piece band from Dudley, West Midlands, have a big passion for writing and recording their own music. Go ahead and enjoy this album.

2.- Novak  This EP is full with Garage Rock / Indie-Punk tunes that’ll make you sweat. Amazing drumming and youthful chants make of “Tired Of Trying” a perfect fit for anyone dealing with an existential crisis. You can read our review here.

3.- Introducing one of the UK’s finest new post hardcore bands, DENIALS. Formed of duo Steve White and Lee Crimes, the band release their debut EP Past Lives.

A sum greater than their individual parts, DENIALS reignited their love of making music together following a six-year hiatus. Spending the pandemic reflecting on the hole a lack of creativity left within them, the duo was formed as an essential part to each other’s wellbeing. Lyrically and musically raw, lead singer Steve White began writing as the realisation of becoming a father dawned on him. Touching on abandonment, religious exploitation, the struggles with his own mental health and relationships with his own family, the EP is a heartfelt elegy to family life and a means to artistic contentment.

4.- Hip hop duo Unfollow Me‘s debut EP New Bag merges experimental electronic music with classic hip-hop beats, thrown in with the familiar positive messaging, resulting in an absolute banger of an EP. No doubt, these songs will be intoxicating to see performed live. But don’t deny yourself the joy of listening on good headphones – the bass is everything.

5.- Canadian Pop Punkers Swipe Right release their awaited debut EP “Fake It Till You Make It”, containing emo acoustic anthem ”Stay”. This song will remind you of ADTR kind of emo power ballads ending up with powerful full band performances and vocal counter-melodies.

6.- French producer Paul Roux writes music for stargazing. The cinematic style speaks to the human connection, rhythmic like a heartbeat, tickling the sensations with its raw, evocative energy. The Humanity EP follows up the producer’s debut album World as Memorial Home, projecting the artist yet further into a spiritual and ghostly sound, rooted in that classic Chicago aesthetic. It’s a sound that speaks to every one of us, and one that is forever human.

7.- Matt Saxton in his own words: “My new album covers a variety of themes including SAD Syndrome (Animal), insomnia (Tonight), marital crisis (Back to You) and childhood trauma (Biggin Hill Blues).

As a mature artist, I have hopefully reached an age where I can try and understand the triggers from my childhood which have caused periods of extreme anxiety throughout my life.

Some of the songs have therefore come from dark and difficult experiences, however I would like to think the album is overall uplifting!

The song and title of the album It’s Only Now That I Know, encapsulates the general theme, which is about finding some kind of wisdom and acceptance by looking back at the past and recognizing both the successes and the failures.

8- annie on the run in her own words: “This EP “The Summer is Dead” mirrors my journey with being diagnosed with PTSD and childhood trauma. I married early, then realized I might be gay. This EP reflects that journey, through queer coded messages, nature symbolism and metaphors and imagery coming from a soul that can sometimes feel as quiet as a breeze, or as loud as a monsoon. It’s the end of summer, the end of love, the end of the person we all used to be. The Summer is Dead is less about new beginnings and more about the end of things.”

9.- Named during a drunken discussion about the lyrics of a 90s Europop classic, techno Techno Techno Techno Techno is General Admin’s hotly anticipated second EP. It represents a clear shift towards more anthemic vocal lines and memorable riffs.

Adam, Matt and Mike formed the band in 2016 as escapism from the order and responsibilities – or general admin – of their lives in London. They combined their experiences from the punk, indie and progressive scenes in the UK and New Zealand while experimenting with unusual time signatures and song structures.

Influences are diverse, including Fugazi, Pavement, Pinback, Delta Sleep and Town Portal. The resulting sound is a heady mix of mathrock, post punk, indie, and experimental rock that is simultaneously catchy and challenging. It will make you want to tap your foot, but you might fall over.

I hope not only you can enjoy these artists but also remember to support them, streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can find in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, Sickest & Dopest, Only Punk, and Unknown but Essentials!

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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up:

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