This week, Anthrax take on Rush with a cover of "Anthem", and we test the water with the new David Bowie track.
People either love or hate him, but it'll be interesting to hear which way you guy lean, so let us know in the comments.
Meanwhile, make sure you scroll down for lesser-known artists who made it onto our radar. One song in particular by Heaven's Basement really stands out - it's the first we've heard of them, but something about the sheer kinetic energy of the verses tells us they're going to make a big splash this year.
We also love the Brother Dege song, which is full to the brim with quality musicianship.
Let us know what you like or don't like in the comments. If you know of other great new tracks that we've missed, please do post them in the comments - we listen to every one, and if they fit the bill, they might appear in a future UG playlist.
Anthrax "Anthem" (Rush cover)
Thrash metal titans Anthrax take on this beloved Rush song. What do you think?
Rob Zombie "Dead City Radio"
Zombie fans will love this typically hard-rocking new song from the rocker-come-director.
David Bowie "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"
Okay, so Bowie isn't exactly from a head-banging breed of rockstars, but he's too big to ignore. It's still great to see his dedication to being a true artist and taking creative risks after so many years away from the limelight.
Amplifier are one of the hardest-working bands in British rock, but for some reason never break through as a big international band. Which is a shame, because they write absolutely massive tunes. "Matmos" isn't the best song on their new album, but it'll give you a good idea of what they're all about.
Heaven's Basement "I Am Electric"
High-energy hijinks from this exciting new rock band. Guitarist Sid Glover recently told Classic Rock "I want people to say, 'F--k, I haven't heard an album that's made me feel this pumped up in ages. I haven't seen a band with this much energy and go-f--k-yourself attitude.'" Sid, you've officially achieved your goal. Bravo.
The Deafening "Death Rattle Rock N' Roll"
Yet another band pulls the "Hey, stop playing rock music in your bedroom so loud!" theme on this video. At least the Deafening do it with tongue in cheek.
Brother Dege "Supernaut"
I don't know the first thing about bluegrass, but something about steel guitars always gives me the horn. It also pulls off a unique trick of being a big roomy foot-stamping song while still sounding laid back.
Thenewno2 "Never Too Late"
Now for something a little different: a chamber string quartet join Thenewno2 on this dreamy alt-pop song with a huge ending.
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