A few months ago, we posted 2017 Bands You Need To Be Listening To – a list that covered a number of awesome artists who we think are going to rule this year. But that was only part 1 and so, as promised, we’re back with even more bands to tantalise your ear drums! We’ve put a wide range of bands on our list – from pop punk to metalcore – so there’s sure to be something for everyone! So slap on some headphones, sit back and get ready to discover your new favourite band!
This Bristol-based alternative metal impressed us with their 2011 debut Turbowolf and then again with their 2015 album Two Hands… And we think this year is bound to be the year of Turbowolf! Over the past couple of years, the band have begun to gather a bit of a cult following, releasing awesome track after awesome track – the heavy and haunting ‘Rabbits Foot’ being our personal favourite. If you aren’t all over this band yet, then what are you waiting for? Get some Turbowolf in your life!
While She Sleeps
Like Turbowolf, While She Sleeps have been around for a little while, having two albums under their belt… And their third album, You Are We, is due out at the end of this week! How can you not be excited? The material the band have shared from the album so far has been solid, and we think it might end up being While She Sleeps’ best release yet… If this awesome metalcore band isn’t on your radar yet, you better get listening! We’re pretty sure they’re the perfect band to fill that empty spot on your CD rack!
Ughhh. None of our favourite pop punk bands seem to be releasing new albums this year and so we had to find a new band to fill the void… Enter Modern Baseball! This fantastic emo/indie rock band have just released their third album, Holy Ghost – which we thought was pretty great. With killer tracks like ‘Every Day’ and ‘Wedding Singer’, it’s hard not to love. We can’t wait to see what they come out with next!
If you’re looking for a truly new band to listen to in 2017, then you should definitely consider giving Pumarosa a go! The band describe their music’s genre as being ‘industrial spiritual’, getting across the fact that this isn’t your normal sort of band… Pumarosa are set to release their debut album later this year, so you still have time to catch up on their releases so far, including their self-titled EP. Of you want to listen to something with a fresh sound this year, be sure to give these guys a go.
Royal motherfricken’ Blood – do they need any introduction? One of our favourite hard rock bands around at the moment, Royal Blood are currently gearing up for the release of their second album, How Did We Get So Dark?, and so it’s not difficult to see how the band will most likely dominate this year! If you need any more convincing, be sure to check out their new single ‘Lights Out’ (the video’s just above) or give their first album a listen. We hope that you’re as pumped as we are to have this awesome rock group back!
So there you have it – five awesome bands you should definitely get into this year. If none of these artists quite tickle your fancy, then we hope you find a new band that suits your taste.