UK tune beasts SWEET IGNITIONS have just revealed a new track and video, Daggers – https://youtu.be/LYJmEgYZ4t4 . We asked the fuzzed up quartet for five tracks that have helped to define their infectious sound:
MONSTER MAGNET – TWIN EARTH
Lino: The opening riff to this song is incredible and just hits you instantly. It’s a crushing combination of heaviness, sexiness and groove that makes you want to move. It’s got a primal feel and some solid hooks, which is kin of a blueprint for what we try to do. Monster Magnet were one of my favourite bands from my late teens and early twenties and this was my introduction to them.
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS – UNDER THE BRIDGE
Lino: The sound on the opening guitar is beautiful and the riff incredible. I’d rate John Frusciante right up there in my list of guitarists but it’s the impact that this song had on me as a 15-year-oldthat makes it so special. I’d never heard anything like it. They’re not a band I listen to that much these days, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for this song.
QUEEN – ONE VISION (LIVE)
Ty: This was the turning point for me. I was always into rock music but watching Roger and Freddie have an entire stadium bouncing just cemented that being behind the drums was best seat in the house and playing gigs like that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Huw: It’s just flat out one of the best rock intros. It builds so well, with new elements layering in before hitting that big low note and hanging for a second before the awesome main riff kicks in. It also helps that John Stanier has one of the all-time great snare sounds.
THE CLASH – ROCK THE CASBAH
Matt: The Clash might have ‘cooler’ or more iconic songs, but I always remember being struck by this one. The video in the desert was great and it had an insanely catchy chorus and killer bassline, so it’s just stuck with me. Funnily enough, I ended up doing some work for Joe Strummer’s former girlfriend recently, so I got the opportunity to tell her what a big fan I was.