Groover selection: Endless Rant / Crux / Robin Leeway / Matt Moore / Dawn Howls / False Gharial

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Punk rockers Endless Rant is on a mission to combine hardcore punk, Antisemitism, and Middle East politics with their first single, “Love and Fury”. Love and Fury is a song of Jewish empowerment and a rebuke against Anti-Semitism in all its forms. The "Love" in the title refers to the admiration and perseverance of our people. The "Fury" does not refer to hate of any kind, but rather to the lengths one will take, and has taken, to survive. Love and Fury is a raw, unapologetic war cry to anyone who stands in the way of love and acceptance.

Here is the link to the song, very energetic and punk to the bone. Give it a go by clicking here! 

is an alternative-rock band from Newcastle (UK) where they draw influence from prog-rock and punk to create their own sound. The band have just released a debut 6-song EP  called Death at the cash machine. 

This one below is their single, Incel, with a good attitude, clean vocals and a great guitar solo part towards the end of the song. The ending riff is probably my favourite thing. Give it a go on the Spotify player.

Born near Paris, Robin Leeway loved music from a very young age. 
In 2007, he and his friends create the band “Emotions of Silence” and in 2013, he joins the metal band Andaz Uzzal as a guitarist. He finds this musical experience enriching but quickly starts missing the writing and composing aspects of music. This is why he decides to start writing again, this time addressing themes of resilience and self-confidence. 

In 2018 and 2019, Robin takes his musical career further using some of the best songs he composed over the years. It is now 2021, and Robin is more determined than ever that music is his way. Early on in the year, armed with a sound engineer, he writes, records and produces his first album “Beyond Emotions”, which is set to be released at the beginning of 2022.

I don't know why is his new single and it starts with an acoustic guitar and some Alice in chains vibes, with all the backing vocals amazingly made. My favourite thing about the song is definitely the chorus, punchy and memorable. Nice acoustic break too in the middle with a great guitar solo as well. Give the song a go on the Spotify player below and don't forget to support and follow the artist if you like the song.

MATT MOORE is an independent rock artist and singer/songwriter from Michigan. He has toured all over America over the past decade, releasing multiple albums, national radio singles and over 2 Million streams on Spotify. His new song Broken Pieces (featuring Joshua Bramlett from The Protest) is the first single from his upcoming EP "The Art Of Precious Scars". It's a high-energy track with a message of hope and redemption, for fans of bands like Breaking Benjamin, Skillet, Three Days Grace and RED. The song is currently in the top 10 of several influential rock charts in the USA, and is featured on a number of larger rock and workout playlists on Spotify.

Broken pieces starts with an energetic guitar riff followed by a more relaxed verse. The sound of the song is stunning and explodes in the chorus, with very raw energy but always balanced, and a great job on backing vocals as well. The vocal performance of Matt is perfect and very versatile. Impressive drums as well. The song is really spot on, I really can't find any single detail I don't like. It reminds me a lot of Mark Tremonti and his solo production. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

Perth’s alt-blues rock act DAN HOWLS just released Bad Blood, the third and final release from the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album due out early 2022! The single describes the power someone can hold over another and the journey one goes through discovering the destructive nature of the relationship (whether that’s friend, family, or foe) and learning to leave that, the accompanying dark place and bad blood that’s developed, behind for something much brighter. 

Howls said about the song: “I’ve learned over the years of travel and touring that some people don’t always have the best intentions. Coming from a polite English background, I used to give way to those kinds of people's wants and have had to learn to be stronger when it comes to letting manipulative folk get what they want. The songs are more of a darker celebration of letting go of a need to please people, especially if they’re not the kindest, and giving much more time to the good people in your life, because there’s a load of them out there.” 

What I like about Bad blood is mainly the "evil" dark sound and the vocals perfectly fitting the strange tempo of the song, with the guitars marking the tempo along with drums. Give the "hypnotic" song a go on the player below and don't forget to support the artist if you like what you hear.

False Gharial is a heavy metal band from Singapore.
Tragic Demise EP portrays one’s struggle with dark emotions in the face of tragedy. Delusional Waters song in particular is about those tragic events that turn someone’s life into a spiral of sadness, despair and depression, leading inevitably to its tragic demise, it talks about what goes to someone's mind while he is heading to his final moments in life before throwing himself into the sea and trying illegal immigration.

Delusional water is a powerful and technical song with high energy riffing and drumming in your face. Vocals are powerful but melodic as well. My favourite part of the song is the break around the middle of the song with a superb and long guitar solo. Give it a try on the player below.

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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