The Rock Band Network Community recommends songs from Jerry Naylor, Alestorm, and more.
Mind the Gap - "Twitter Twatter"
The downside on this song is that, thanks to its subject matter, it's bound to feel dated pretty quick. Which is a shame since the music is classic garage rock- fuzzy vocals, pounding drums, and a healthy blend of guitar tones. It's the sort of rowdy singalong that never gets old, with the simple-but-showy guitar licks that every band loves to use. It's not a slight to say Mind the Gap sound like any pub band across the UK; they just have the right universal rock sound. - FairwoodStudios, RBN Community
Jerry Naylor - "Mystery Train"
Somehow, Jerry Naylor put more swing into this song than Elvis did. And considering this is early rock 'n' roll, still borrowing a bit from the swingin' jazz days, that's a bit impressive. Expect a lot of variety on guitar and grace notes on keys, keeping both parts very interesting but not ridiculous. Bass and drums offer something a bit more stable while still being worth the admission. - FairwoodStudios, RBN Community
Dance for the Dying - "Kitty Fight Song"
If you haven't become a fan of Dance for the Dying yet, it must be because you haven't chack out any of their songs yet. "Kitty Fight Song" is the fourth of their songs put out through the RBN, and it continues their trend of fantastic indie pop songs. It's got fun guitar, interesting bass, and great vocals that are both haunting and powerful while being so catchy as to be easy to pick up quickly, not to mention the great lyrics. Like any and all of their songs, it is a must get, and it will get stuck in your head for days, but that's ok because of how great it is. - CaleMac, RBN Community
If you've somehow missed the boat on the Rock Band standout that is Dance for the Dying, it's high time you jumped on, and "Kitty Fight Song" might just be their best entry yet. It's incredibly catchy, which should come as no surprise considering it's pop-rock, but you might be surprised to find it's just as fun to play as it is to listen to. I know I was especially impressed by the bass part, which has a great line that is accessible to newer players while being more than complex enough to entertain experts. It's difficult to resist Dance for the Dying's charm, and if you enjoy this song, there are already three more songs available on the storefront, so get to it! - Xenigma, RBN Community
The Trews - "Hope and Ruin"
Another great song from this mainstay of Canadian rock. Though the song is not as "rock"y as the last offering, it is still a solid, if relatively simple song. While none of the instruments areparticularily hard, it is just a great song to listen to, and the harmonies are very nice. I always welcome more Trews, and this is another great entry for them in RB. - CaleMac, RBN Community
Giraffes? Giraffes! - "I am S/H(im)e[r] as You am S/H(im)e[r] as You are Me and We am I and I are All Our Together"
So basically this is probably one of the most random songs to ever come to Rock Band. And I freaking love it! Challenging on guitar, bass and drums, this beast is 9 minutes and 43 seconds of pain. But that's not why you should buy it. If you like your songs with a little bit of Zen riddlism and abnormal time signatures, this is simply one of the best experiences available on Rock Band. Seriously, the experimentalism in this song combines to make up a sound experience like no other. - GigakoopsRBN, RBN Community
Gatling - "Absolute"
Remember "Nihilanth"? It was an absolutely crazy instrumental featuring a deluge of guitar solos that made it one of the most difficult songs in the game, but sadly it didn't offer much else. Since then the band, Gatling, has added a singer and cleaned up their songwriting style, and the change is apparent with their new release "Absolute." There's still some crazy guitar work, but there is much more focus now on making some great music, and the result is an incredibly enjoyable experience both to listen to and to play. I wasn't sure what to expect when this first popped up in playtest, but suffice to say I'm sold. - Xenigma, RBN Community
Alestorm - "Back Through Time"
People love to talk about battles of pirates vs. ninjas. However, Scotland's Alestorm, who've produced some the the most head-banging shanties ever created, decided to face an enemy a little more closer to home: vikings. Alestorm's second RBN offering features a ripping guitar solo, keys that will make your head spin, wicked fast drums that carry a good amount of snare blasting, and vocals in which you say, "Yar har har." Alestorm is a band that clearly knows how to have a good time, so download this track and kick those vikings right in the Asgard. - HauntingYourKids, RBN Community