Music that's worth a listen


Alabama Shakes - Hold On (2012)

From the album: Boys & Girls (2012)
Genre: Southern rock, Country rock, Roots Rock, Blues Rock, Soul Rock, Garage Rock

Influences: Vocal style like Bon Scott of AC/DC, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin; influenced by Led Zeppelin, David Bowie

Gary Clark Jr. - "What About Us", "When I'm Gone", "Pearl Cadillac"

From the album: This Land (2019)
Genre: Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock, hip hop, reggae, funk
Influences: '60s British Invasion, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Freddie King, B.B. King, Albert King, Elmore James and more.

The Black Keys - Thickfreakness

From the album: Thickfreakness (2003)
Genre: Blues rock, Garage Rock
Influences: Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles,The White Stripes

Kaleo - Broken Bones

From the album: A/B (2016)
Genre: Indie rock, Delta blues, Blues rock, Folk rock, Garage rock
Influences: Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, 1930s blues, 50s - 70s classic rock

The Murlocs - Control Freak

From the album: Loopholes (2014)
Genre: '60s garage rock, rhythm and blues, Australian rock, alternative, indie rock

Influences: The Nuggets, Van Morrison, Nick Drake

Little Barrie - Green Eyed Fool

From the album: Stand Your Ground (2006)
Genre: Indie Rock, Rock n' Roll, Surf Rock, Garage Rock, Southern Rock, British Rhythm and Blues, Funk

Influences: '60s blues rock, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, The Cramps, Lee Dorsey, Tony Joe White

The Quaker City Night Hawks - Some of Adam's Blues

From the album: ¡ Torquila Torquila ! (2011)
Genre: Southern rock, blues, funk, blues rock

Sounds like: ZZ Top, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush Led Zeppelin

Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky (2014)

From the album: Caustic Love (2014)
Genre: Soul Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Post Rock, Art Rock, Blues

Sounds like: Joe Cocker, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, Ben E. King

Fun Facts:

  • This track features an audio excerpt of the famous Charlie Chaplin speech in 'The Great Dictator'.

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (1993 Bowie cover)

From the album: MTV Unplugged (1993)
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Grunge, Acoustic

Sounds like: It's Nirvana, mate. They sound like Nirvana.

Hanni El Khathib - Save Me (2013)

From the album: Head in The Dirt (2013)
Genre: Rock, American Blues, Soul, Garage Rock, 50s rock, 60s rock

Sounds like: The Black Keys, ZZ Top, The White Stripes, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

St Vincent - Your Lips Are Red (2009)

From the album: Marry Me (2007)
Genre: Indie rock, art rock, chamber pop

Influences: David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Talking Heads (She often performs with David Byrne), Patti Smith, Pink Floyd and more.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Funky Monks (2006)

From the album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
Genre: Funk rock, Punk rock, Alternate rock

Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, The Durutti Column, Fugazi, The Cure, The Smiths, Joy Division and more

Ben Harper - Call It What It Is (2016)

From the album: Call It What It Is (2016)
Genre: Blues rock, Alternative rock, R&B, folk rock

Influences: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Tim Hardin, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Robert Johnson

Radiohead - Present Tense (2016)

From the album: A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
Genre: Alternative rock, art rock, experimental rock, electronica

Influences: Queen, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, Joy Division, R.E.M., The Smiths, Sonic Youth, Miles Davis, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and many more.

Sturgill Simpson - Tiny Desk Concert (2014)

From the albums: High Top Mountain (2013) and Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)
Genre: Country rock, Americana, Roots rock, Soul rock

Influences: Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Keith Whitley, Marty Robbins, Dwight Yoakam, sounds like Waylon Jennings 

Seasick Steve - Cut My Wings (Reading Festival 2007)

From the album: Dog House Music (2006)
Genre: Blues, Boogie, American folk, Southern rock

Sounds like: John Lee Hooker, ZZ Top, collaborated with John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Warm-up Set (2017)

From the album: Close But No Cigar (2016)
Genre: Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Funk

Influences: John Coltrane, Booker T., Al Green, Dionne Warwick, James Brown

Alabama Shakes - Rise to the Sun (2012)

From the album: Boys & Girls (2012)
Genre: Southern rock, Country rock, Roots Rock, Blues Rock, Soul Rock, Garage Rock

Influences: Vocal style like Bon Scott of AC/DC, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin; influenced by Led Zeppelin, David Bowie

Little Barrie - Greener Pastures

From the album: We Are Little Barrie (2005)
Genre: British Rhythm and Blues, Alternative Rock

Influences: '60s blues rock, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan

Leon Bridges - Coming Home (2015)

Latest album to check out: Good Thing (2018)
Genre: Soul, Blues, Rhythm and Blues

Influences: '60s rhythm & blues, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke

Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart (Live, 2016)

Album to check out: Love & Hate
Genre: Soul jazz, blues rock

Influences: Marvin Gaye, Randy Newman, Otis Redding, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix