’s Best Tracks Of 2013!

By November 25, 2013 December 29th, 2021 Blogs, Culture, Features, Listen, News, Videos, Videos Of The Week

It’s sexier than Miley’s massive [wrecking] ball! It’s the end of year list compiling our team’s favourite tracks of 2013! It’s been a great year. As always, we really appreciate your support and we love you very much! Let us know what you think of these awesome tunes!

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Jane Dalton, Dark-Cide Preston

Gesaffelstein – ‘Hate Or Glory’

“Loving the industrial spiced and sliced influences this techno DJ/Producer has been creating, and the videos are incredible too. His contribution to Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ was probably the reason I liked that one so much.”

Tim Hornsby, Fibbers York

Deap Vally – ‘Baby I Call Hell’

“Black Sabbath brought up to date, and a lot easier on the eye as well.”

Mark Hobson, The Corporation Sheffield

Black Sabbath – ‘God Is Dead?’

“A classic tune from one of the greatest bands on the planet, who doesn’t love Sabbath, and it’s great to see them back on this level of form.”


Dom Smith, Editor picks:

Violent Soho – ‘Dope Calypso’

“Man, I love this band, and this tune. Great, feel-good alt-grunge all-round. We need more bands like this, but that’s only my opinion!”

Jonathan Sillence, Photographer

David Bowie – ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’

“It’s stunning. It’s Bowie. It’s just brilliant.”

Steve Nash, Writer

Volbeat – ‘Lola Montez’

“It has to be this one for me. I love it – Volbeat are just one of those bands that you cannot help but love, and this song is as anthemic as it is addictive.”

Giles Moorhouse, Writer picks:

Chvrches – ‘Gun’

“It’s a brilliant song, and we have no doubt that this will be on a few people’s lists this year. Stunning. Awesome.”

Louisa Kouzapas, Writer 

Glamour Of The Kill – ‘Break’

“‘Break’ was their lead track off of the 2013 album ‘Savages’ – changing their place in the metal scene and finally differentiating them from the glam kids they once were to the metal monsters they’re turning into: faster and more aggressive, the 2013 album stomped a yeti-sized footprint on the metal scene as we know it.”

Craig Slaney, Writer

Deaf Havana – ‘Mildred’

“An awesome rock tune, packed with proper uplifting moments. This band will be doing arena tours over the next few years, we’re damn sure of it. Well deserved too. Deaf Havana (always) for the win.”

Francesca Fortunato, Writer picks:

The Unlikely Candidates – ‘Follow My Feet’

“A fantastic, fun track, well worth your attention!”

Max Watt, Writer:

The Sun Explodes – ‘SevenThreeOne’

“A very diverse band. I listen to them and I feel like I’m listening to the world.”

Paul Faller, Writer:

These New Puritans – ‘Organ Eternal’

“That synth/piano/xylophone riff is a thing of pure, simple beauty, and the song’s crescendo is a real lump-in-your-throat moment – ‘Organ Eternal’ is so mesmerising that I could listen to it forever.”

Nick Struggles, Writer

Rabbit Junk – ‘Break Shins To This’


dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Stunner’

“Just Awesome. No more words needed. Just pure, solid brilliance.”

Losers – ‘Azan’

“Wonderful music with real power. It doesn’t get much better than this.”

Fall Out Boy – ‘The Phoenix’

“Uplifting, powerful and brilliant throughout, and incredible tune.”

Dinosaur Pile-Up – ‘Peninsula’

“We’ve got so much love for this lot. Absolutely killer, or rad music! Really passion, and one of our favourite tunes ever, not just this year.”

Dillinger Escape Plan – ‘One Of Us Is The Killer’

“There’s never been any denying the quality of Dillinger – love this track and its diversity. One of the best bands in existence.”

Limp Bizkit – ‘Ready To Go’

“C’mon. It’s the Bizkit. And it’s quality. Enough said.”

Arcane Roots – ‘Resolve’

“Such a killer band, with amazing tunes. It’s hard to pick one.”

Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Sleepwalking’

“Incredible. Soul-shaking sounds – nobody can deny how much impact this band has.”

Middle Class Rut – ‘Born Too Late’

“A wonderful, awesome live band, with a wonderful, awesome live sound. This band deserve to be headlining stadiums.”

Digicore – ‘You’re Not Like Me’

“Yorkshire lads melding electro rock and fierce hate for the system. Get in.”

Ulterior – ‘Skydancing’

“Dark, heavy and beautiful.”

Got anymore tracks that YOU think should be here? Let us know!