Strangeways Radio has put together our Top 25 songs of 2019 covering the genres of Synthpop, Post Punk, Dark Wave, Indie, Modern/Alt Rock, Dreampop and Electronica.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Modern Rock. This one has a few more heavy hitters than normal, including tracks from Metric, Johnny Marr, Stereophonics and White Lies.
Britpop icons Stereophonics have release a new single to hold us over until they finish recording their new album. The track Chaos From The Top Down tells a story from a perspective of a 15 year old boy who has been shot, and is left laying in the road to reflect on his life as he is dying. The lyrics are based on a true story that happened outside of the home of lead singer, Kelly Jones. The song forces us to see troubled youth as more than just a victim. But rather, children who had ambition, hopes and dreams…just like everyone else.
The melodic and infectious 2nd single, I Wanna Get Lost With You is from the forthcoming record, Keep The Village Alive. The single is a great sign of things to come as Kelly and Co have always had an arsenal of rockers as well as mid-tempo ballads but Jones has a tendency to stretch that unique voice of his at times. Here, he finds the perfect middle ground with guitars just punchy enough to make the song anthemic.