11 Biggest New Classic Rock Bands
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Truly, rock music’s general tone, appearance, and attitude have evolved significantly over the years. Technology also played a major role in terms of turning rock music to giving it a more modern tone than ever. So whether you’re a rock ‘n’ roll fan or simply just feeling nostalgic and looking for some new bands with a classic rock sound, check out these 11 bands leading the classic rock revival.
Greta Van Fleet
Greta Van Fleet, who is arguably the most “divisive” band on this list, had their breakthrough in 2017 with their single “Highway Tune.” This song was clear proof of the uncompromising 1970s guitar rock.
In the fall of 2019, Dirty Honey made history by being the first unsigned band to have a single reach No. 1 on the Rock chart. They have sold out performances on their own headlining tours as well and even opened for acts like Guns N’ Roses and The Black Crowes, and more throughout the course of the past two years.
Rival Sons have the attitude and appearance of a classic rock ‘n’ roll band from the 1970s, and they have the musical ability to support it.
Dorothy possesses qualities of some of our favorite rock ‘n’ roll women icons, including Joan Jett’s fierce attitude, Stevie Nicks’ enigmatic nature, and Grace Slick’s unmatched singing prowess.
Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown
Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown have already shared the stage with some of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll legends, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, and Guns N’ Roses. However, that connection stands apart from the band’s unwavering passion for bluesy rock.
This duo is very dedicated to bringing attention to the challenges that indigenous Canadians have suffered historically and still face today. Their music can be described as having a strong spiritual undertone and is primarily influenced by blues and prog rock which makes an incredibly engaging listening experience.
They have a rough sound and vital energy, but leader Landon Milbourn’s vocals are what really make them stand out. Similar to Axl Rose, he virtually always adjusts his vocal delivery to the musical mood, resulting in a unique listening experience with every song they perform.
If you’ve been searching for that fuzzy, guitar-rock sound with a punk twist, this band will surely satisfy your ears. After listening to a few of their songs, you can see that they aren’t attempting to sound like anyone else, but it’s still pleasant to hear them sound like they’re from the 1980s.
Despite having bluesy rock roots, this band has a distinct southern twang in their music and it’s evident in most of their work thanks to the use of slide guitar and lap steel.
One of the most intriguing emerging rock bands today is Joyous Wolf, and not just because of their music but also because of how engaging they are on stage. They exude enthusiasm and each member obviously takes their instrument very seriously while giving their all-out energy.
Glove’s distinctive sound is one element that genuinely sets them apart from the other bands on our list. They are a contemporary new wave group with a punk rock edge and pop-infused electronic and synthesizer influences.