This week’s ten tracks from Lee Jackson

By Lee Jackson

We kicked off our weekly guest playlist feature with Wall of Sound’s Lee Jackson last week and Lee is back to give you another ten tracks to kick-start your week. We’ve added this week’s tracks to last week’s to create a cumulative playlist, so don’t worry if you missed out last week. Press play and read on for Lee’s guide to each song.

The Flatliners – Indoors

The Flatliners head to the UK this week in support of their new album ‘Inviting Light’ – out now on Rise Records. Still proving that they are one of punk rock’s finest.

Iron Chic – My Best Friend (Is A Nihilist)

Iron Chic are gearing up for the release of their new album ‘You Can’t Stay Here’ through Side One Dummy. Yet more infectiously catchy melodic punk rock from the Long Islanders.

Can’t Swim – God Awful

New Jersey’s Cant Swim released this standalone single through Pure Noise Records at the end of September,  following on from the release of ‘Fail You Again’ earlier this year. Huge, anthemic rock music. Catch them on tour in the UK with Creeper in December.

Racquet Club – Head Full Of Bees

This new Los Angeles quartet feature members of Knapsack, The Jealous Sound and Samiam. Their debut self-titled album is out now through Rise Records. I’m hooked, big time.

River Jumpers – Thick Blood

Brighton-based River Jumpers released their new single ‘Thick Blood’ last week. Another dose of hook-laden, upbeat punk rock. They’re the cream of the crop when it comes to UK pop punk.

The Xcerts – Daydream

Once again, The Xcerts have blown everyone out of the water. ‘Daydream’, the new single from the Aberdeen-via-Brighton trio follows their trademark brand of emotional rock music with soaring choruses and impeccable musicianship. It’s criminal that The Xcerts aren’t the biggest band in the UK.

Blackout Problems – Follow Me

Taken from 2016’s ‘Holy’, ‘Follow Me’ has been my most listened to track of the past 12 months. Blackout Problems, who hail from Munich, are currently packing out shows all over the continent. Hopefully, it’s not too long before they grace the UK with their flawless melodic post-hardcore noise.

Frank Grimes And The Distasters – Turn Off Your Radio

You don’t hear of many punk rock bands from Barnsley, but, Frank Grimes And The Disasters are certainly the best. If you miss that old Alkaline Trio sound, I guarantee you will love these guys. Catch them opening the Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour in Sheffield later this month.

Propagandhi – Victory Lap

Having just released their new album ‘Victory Lap’ through Epitaph, these absolute legends will be back in the UK in April including an appearance at Manchester Punk Festival. I can’t wait!

Converge – ‘Reptilian’

‘Reptilian’ is the third single, taken from the upcoming new album ‘The Dusk In Us’. Keeping with tradition, Converge provide us with another punishing slice of metal-tinged hardcore.