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SUNDAY SINGLES, 20 JUNE

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46 Brigade, ‘Fall In Line’
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We were pretty hot and frothy about 46 Brigade’s most recent album, Into The Great Unknown, and with good reason, it’s chock full of stadium bangers. So, when new single, ‘Fall In Line’ dropped, we were more than a little bit interested.

With a chugging guitar line and a soaring chorus, ‘Fall In Line’ definitely has the same bloodline as 46 Brigade’s most recent offerings. Sired by veteran Craig Ballantyne, this song was never going to be anything but good to the last drop. While the music is unapologetically old school, the lyrical content of ‘Fall In Line’ is as current as could be.

Oh days have changed, they’re never gonna be the same/Rules are made, forever they will be obeyed/and that’s fine but leave me behind/I might be outta my mind, but I don’t wanna fall in line

Sounds to me like someone’s had enough of living under emergency laws and being ‘kept safe’ by governments that change their minds on a daily basis and have us teetering on the brink of living in a police state.

Social commentary wrapped up as anthem rock? Yes, please!

Once again, 46 Brigade deliver the goods.

‘Fall In Line’ gets RFG.

Cleverest, ‘What’s The Use’
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Having dropped the ‘Mt’ from their name, Cleverest are making a comeback of sorts with new single, ‘What’s The Use’. 

Beginning with angsty vocals, we’re soon slipping into an even angstier chorus, with Cleverest vocalist, Christian Mechler, pleading, What’s the use of this/I’m not used to this, followed by a blasting mid-section that steps heavily on the wah pedal. Next, Mechler does what he does best and raps the shit out of the middle eight. It’s hairs standing up on the backs of your forearms time.

‘What’s The Use’ is Cleverest’s response to losing someone to suicide and, as a consequence, it’s raw and difficult to listen to.  You can feel the pain dripping from Mechler’s vocals, the anger in the guitar lines. This song is a bloody mess, but an honest and essential mess from a band that’s never shied away from the difficult things.

If you like your music with its heart on its sleeve — and who doesn’t? — ‘What’s The Use’ is for you.

‘What’s The Use’ gets RFG.

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