Category Archives: Mixtapes

#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- October 2018

Sure feels like the end of 2018 is screaming up fast huh? Before we truly enter list season and Album of the Year territory though, October was worth stopping and listening out for. From new names to returning legends, from neoclassical gloom to brusing British everythingcore, and three bands with deities in their name, the #moderaterockrecommends playlist features my favourite […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- September 2018

Holy crap was there a ton of good music out this month! There’s incredible metal, powerful post-rock, energy-boosting punk, and more than one album of the year contender in here, and maybe half of the excellent releases are represented. I hope you find something to love. PIG DESTROYER- ‘The Last Song’ BOSSE-DE-NAGE- ‘Down Here’ ZAO- ‘Hide from the Light’ SINGLE […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- August 2018

August’s ModerateRockRecommends Spotify playlist is a rollercoaster. Strap in and go from soaring rock to melancholy indie, searing hardcore to ambient soundscapes, and from British rock to Lithuanian punk. I hope you find something to love too. THRICE- ‘Only Us’ NOTHING- Blue Line Baby SUN ARCANA- ‘Wonderful’ THE LOVE LANGUAGE- ‘New Amsterdam’ KIDNAPPER BELL- ‘Mouthful of Pennies’ FOXING- ‘Grand Paradise’ […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- July 2018

At odds with the scorching summer weather over my head, things got dark and heavy in July’s ModerateRock Recommends Spotify playlist. American gloom, French hardcore, and Irish sludge all helped to lower the tone. There was some light in the darkness though- Strawberry Girls gave tribute to George Michael, and that Soft Science track has been on my mind all […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- June 2018

June’s ModerateRock Recommends playlist runs (ran?) from glitchy electronica to hyperactive hardcore to post-rock noodling. Variety is the spice of life and all that! I hope you find something to love. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER- ‘Warning’ I AM WAITING FOR YOU LAST SUMMER- ‘Better Days’ 1099- ‘Tundra’ ETERNITY FOREVER- ‘Fantasy’ EL TEN ELEVEN- ‘Phenomenal Problems’ THE GET UP KIDS- ‘Maybe’ CULTURE […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- May 2018

This month’s Spotify playlist was brought to you by burnt-Earth hardcore, upbeat post-rock, ambient sounds (light, and oh so dark), Lando Calrissian, and… is that the guitarist from Limp Bizkit!? I hope you find something to love. LIMBS- ‘Father’s Son’ BAPTISTS- ‘Beacon of Faith’ GROUP OF MAN- ‘Can’t Hack the Straight Life’ ANTIGUO- ‘Black Glitter’ TAKE ONE CAR- ‘White Flag’ […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- April 2018

There was lots going on in April’s Spotify playlist– US hardcore, Canadian punk, Swedish screaming, and British bleeps and bloops. Every note floats my boat and it was all arranged to ebb and flow like a proper mixtape but does the wide variety seem a little schizophrenic? Does it limit the playlist’s appeal? Is all this only for me? Not […]

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#MODERATEROCKRECOMMENDS- March 2018

March’s Spotify playlist was a monster. It started heavy with the like of Will Haven (who just released their best record in almost 20 years), Yards (featuring former Ghost of a Thousand frontman Tom Lacey), and Rolo Tomassi (who might have snatched album of the year honours already) before moving on to include punk rock old and new, post-hardcore from […]

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