Updated on the 1st of each month, this is what's making waves in The Soundcheck speakers - featuring brand new stuff from Aussie up and comers, some hidden throw-backs, and possibly some songs heard in Tiana's friend's cars and borrowed to fill out the playlist.

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Patience

Ok, clearly I have a huge thing for covers of late. Especially anything Cornell related. So it's no surprise this beauty of Chris doing Guns N' Roses is making an appearance.

Stand Up

Teaming up with Shea Diamond, Dan Reynolds and The Bloody Beetroots, this track from Tom Morello will make quick work for those confused what "rage against the machine" actually means.

Dystopia

A brooding yet darkly optimistic track as we barrel further down the 2020 rabbit hole. A different tact from previous singles in the lead up to their new album, but a very striking turn.

Talking to Myself

Bringing a heavier sound into play, I for one am very much here for the latest round of Sleeping With Sirens. Crushing shimmers! Evil bear artwork! And a song title reflective of me working at home!

Like A Ghost

The Last Martyr went djent with this banger late last year, and it is still one regularly doing the rounds at The Soundcheck. Aussie heavy tunes done insanely right!

Dystopia

The lungs on display here from frontwoman Courtney LaPlante is enough to strip your ceiling and coat it in some electrifying metalcore. If you haven't already, get on the Spiritbox train.

I Can't Close My Eyes

From isolation comes some stellar Aussie metal, with the combo of artists from Lycanthrope, From Crisis To Collapse and Take My Soul coming together to blast you with well-crafted heavy goodness.

The Strain

Halfway through reviewing this album I feverishly stopped writing to pre-order the vinyl. Still waiting for the vinyl, but I am also still in love this proggy syrup. Album of the year material right here.

Enemy

Partly still enamoured with 7D after my interview with them recently, but also: tell me this song isn't peak hype. A diss song that soared well and truly above its early noughties setting.

Them Bones

Continuing on my recent nostalgia bender, this not only conjures gritty tones but also memories of Download 2019 when I thought I knew all the words to this song until I tried to sing along.

Awe At All Angles (Acoustic)

Moon Tooth are genuinely one of the most exciting prog bands in town right now, and this acoustic version of one of their most beloved tracks paints them in a totally new and dynamic light.

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Enter Shikari continue to defy genre confines, and this total bop from their recent album  'Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible' is just a bundle of pure, unbridled joy.

Together

The Yours Truly trajectory is truly something spectacular, and they continue to cement their dizzying succession with this sweet and spicy number. With their debut album due in September, there are some HUGE things ahead for this epic quartet.

Criminals

DMA's heaping on the feels with this ballad. Sure, 'The Glow' made it onto the 2020 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game, but the simplicity in this track showcases their effortless charm and will pair well with a knock-off beer or soda water for those continuing Dry July into August.

Everybody Knows

Alisa and Thom have totally reinvented and reinvigorated the alt-pop moniker on their latest album 'Recover', and this bubble of sonic affability showcases the whimsical brilliance of two of the nicest and talented people in town.