This is the Strangeways Radio countdown of our top 20 songs released in May 2020 spanning a variety of alternative genres, presented by DJ Mikey
Inhaler is a new indie rock band from Dublin who have released a few singles off their forthcoming debut LP. The band is led by Eli Hewson, who also happens to be Bono’s son. On their new single Falling In, you can hear some of the influence as the track has a later-er rockin U2 sound to it.
The 8th studio album from The Psychedelic Furs is scheduled to be released on July 31. The will be the bands first release since 1991’s World Outside. The third single, No-One, starts off with a melody similar to the Oasis song Born On A Different Cloud and kicks in to a memorable and singable chorus.
The Pretenders have released the 3rd single off the forthcoming Hate For Sale album, due out on July 17. The single You Can’t Hurt A Fool follows up the more rocking tracks Hate For Sale and The Buzz. Chrissie Hynde sounds as good as ever on this mellow and sad track
Last week, Belly frontwoman Tanya Donelly announced her intentions to release a brand new cover song each Sunday. The songs will be selected from the fans and all proceeds will go to two charities. The first, Project Bread, helps to provide food for children and families impacted by school shutdowns and lost income. The second charity will be a different Boston area musician/engineer each week who is struggling in these times.
The Psychedelic Furs have released the second single off their forthcoming album, Made Of Rain. The single is called You”ll Be Mine and if you pre-order the album, you will receive an instant download of this track plus the first single Don’t Believe
The Slow Reader Club release All I Hear – first single off of forthcoming The Joy Of The Return album
One of our favorite modern rock bands, The Slow Readers Club, have released their first single off of their next album The Joy Of The Return due out on March 20. The single is called All I Hear and it’s an instant Best Of 2020 track.
DJ Mikey presents some his favorite indie/modern rock, post punk and shoegaze tracks from 2020. This is a great way to hear a ton of new releases and familiarize yourself with some up and coming bands.
NME magazine has reported that Johnny Marr will join Hans Zimmer on the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die
On the exciting day that Humanist released their Shock Collar collaboration with Dave Gahan, Rob Marshall, the mastermind behind the project, conducted an interview with Strangeways to tell us how this project came to be.
Rob Marshall (Exit Calm) will release a new project called Humanist on February 2020. This will feature collaborations with Mark Lanegan, Mark Gardener (Ride) and….Dave Gahan! The Dave Gahan single is called Shock Collar and this is the track we have all been waiting for. Today, the wait is over.
This weeks compilation features a collection of new-ish tracks in the genre of modern rock / alternative music.