Lee Jackson’s latest must-hear tracks

By Lee Jackson

Teen Agers – ‘Keystones’

‘Keystones’ is taken from the Floridian pop-punks’ new EP of the same name, which is out now through Smartpunk Records. It’s dead catchy and mature melodic-pop/punk, along the lines of The Get Up Kids. The melodies will be stuck in your head for days.

Microwave – ‘Lighterless’

Microwave are just fantastic – Think powerful emo/indie vibes with huge choruses. ‘Lighterless’ is taken from the album ‘Much Love’ which is out now through Side One Dummy. Catch them on the road with Creeper, Can’t Swim and Nervus throughout the UK in a couple of weeks time.

Crucial Dudes – ‘Shitty Wizard’

These Philadelphian punks split up a few years back. Last year they reformed, wrote and released a Double-A Side single (their first music since 2011). Seemingly much more chilled with the band, the two new tunes are bonafide bangers.

7 Years Bad Luck – ‘Not OK’

Hailing from Austria, 7 Years Bad Luck are another jewel in the crown of the underground scene in mainland Europe. ‘Not OK’ is taken from the new album ‘Great, Big, Nothing’, which is available through Monster Zero & No Reason Records.

Caskitt – ‘Old Fires New Frontier’

Caskitt, from San Diego, tip their hat to that early 2000s punk rock sound. ‘Old Fires New Frontier’ is taken from the 2016 album of the same name, out now through La Escalera Records.

Freedumb – ‘Let It Slide’

‘Let It Slide’ is the brand new single from Scandinavian skatepunks Freedumb. An aggressive, fast and melodic banger. Exciting things ahead for this trio.

Continents – ‘Preacher’

The South Wales-based metal/hardcore crew are back with an absolutely punishing new single. Seemingly having a new lease of life, the quintet are ones to keep an eye on again.

Culture Abuse – ‘So Busted’

Having been recently snapped up by Epitaph, the San Francisco garage-punks released ‘So Busted’ a few months back. An ace taster of what’s to come!

Dune Rats – ‘Demolition Derby’

Australia is kicking out some serious talent at the moment and Dune Rats are one of the finest. Garage-stoner-punk rock singalongs! ‘Demolition Derby’ is taken from ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit’, released earlier this year. Check it out!

Tribute To Nothing – ‘Something I Can Trust’

Tribute To Nothing have long since called it a day, but are one of my biggest personal influences. I saw these guys play in Worcester in around 2006 and they completely blew my teenage mind. I went back to this record this week and it’s still absolutely on point, even at 10+ years old.