Some absolute bangers feature in this week’s Noisy Playlist featuring a little dose of pop punk at the end there just for the sunny weather.
We have feature plenty of the bands we covered at Homegrown Festival last week with massive tunes from Fick As Fieves, Tom Lumley, The Catch and plenty more
We also feature brand new songs from the latest releases by Mike Shinoda, State Champs and more.
We also wanted to include just a couple of tunes from Pop Punk bands that will really make it start to feel like summer with tracks from Belmont and Between You & Me which just needs playing out loud in the sun.
Check out the full playlist here:
Capturing a ‘journey out of grief and darkness’, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda returns to the scene neither along Linkin Park, nor as Fort Minor, but with a debut solo album called ‘Post Traumatic, which will be out on the 15th June.
Immediately following January’s three-song ‘Post Traumatic’ EP, which was his first release since the passing of Chester Bannington, Mike also trumpeted the arrival of the new LP with videos for two of the album tracks, ‘Crossing a Line’ and ‘Nothing Makes Sense Anymore’, which you can listen to below.
The ‘Post Traumatic’ EP and LP capture a tone of confliction and redemption during Shinoda’s experience with loss and grieving as well as the healing process. In a statement about the debut solo album, he says: “It’s a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness. If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone. If they haven’t been through this, I hope they feel grateful.” You can pre-order the album here.
On top of this announcement, Mike Shinoda will embark on numerous solo shows this summer, in support of ‘Post Traumatic’, including UK’s own Reading and Leeds Festival, where he joins the Main Stage roster along side Kendrick Lamar, Sum 41, Skindred and Dua Lipa, to name a few.
Mike Shinoda has released three songs which make up the Post Traumatic EP after putting up a photo of a hand written note yesterday (24th) saying ‘Three new songs. All music + visuals by me. Tomorrow’
In three songs there is so much emotion and it offers somewhat of an update on how Mike Shinoda has been since the loss of Chester Bennington, with the short song ‘Place to Start’ including clips of friends and family calling to check in on Mike. The EP then goes into ‘Over Again’ which talks frankly about October’s memorial show for Chester as well as including the lyrics ‘Sometimes you can only say goodbye once’. The final song ‘Watching As I Fall’ talks about himself ‘giving until his soul hurt.
This for any Linkin Park fan will be an emotional listen but also a gift to fans that will mean a huge amount to anyone still coming to terms with the loss. During these times everyone handles loss in their own way and it’s good to see that music and the art of creation is aiding Mike in such traumatic times.
Listen to the Post Traumatic EP here: