Rock music is evolving at a rapid pace and the trends of spring 2023 are proof of that. In this article, we give you a complete rundown of the best rock music trends you can expect to see in the coming months.
As we move into the Spring and Summer months, it seems that the trend of rock music is only increasing. With festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo breaking attendance records, there is no doubt that rock is still a favorite among fans. (Playlist)
The Rock Music Trends
- Bringing back nostalgic details from decades past
- Electronic Influence used through technology
- Psychedelic Rock Revival from the 60’s-70’s.
- Modern Grunge is back with modern elements
- Emo Rap Fusion is still a thing
- Gospel Infused Rock bringing the soul back.
As we move forward, we expect to see these trends continue to evolve and shape the sound of rock music for years to come. Stay tuned for more updates on these exciting developments!
Rock bands to watch in 2023
- ‘Just Fine’ by Brooklyn Belton
- ‘Whatever, Man’ by Moving City
- Jesse Merineau – Temporary Dopamine
- Echo Road – ThunderFunk
- The Goodbye Summer – Call My Home (Canada Song)
- Death in Venice – Mr Flight Controller
‘Just Fine’ by Brooklyn Belton
Release date: April 14, 2023
Music Genre: Rock
Vibe: Energetic, happy, inspiring
Located in: Ohio
Sounds like: Avril Lavigne, Paramore, Miley Cyrus
Just when you thought you were ready to crawl under a rock and call it a day, Brooklyn Belton comes out of the dark with an inspirational song about believing in yourself and pushing through hard times. ‘Just Fine’ is an anthem for those struggling. As so many are these days this song is sure to resonate well among rock fans who enjoy classic rock sounds like Avril Lavigne and Paramore. With a strong female lead, this artist shows she can hold her own in the current nostalgic music trend happening in rock today.
Moving City – Whatever, Man
“Whatever, Man” is the lead single off the upcoming 5 song EP titled “SNACKS” by Vancouver Indie Band Moving City.
They have some nice grooves in their catalogue that really impressed me with the musical focus and attitude of the musicians playing beautiful lo-key instrumentals like Murano Man or faster pace singles such as ‘Good Things’. Although the single sticks to the easy pace reminiscent of their previous work, this sound is fresh and cleaner than the more indie folk, psychedelic or garage surf rock influenced music presented before.
“Whatever, Man” has a strong start with easy going yet catchy guitars painting a blue sky for the listener. The vocals come in supported by melodic sweet harmonies showing off the range of the band while the lead vocal shows that he can resonate well through artful phrasing.
I love the new single and look forward to getting to know the band.
Jesse Merineau – Temporary Dopamine
Released by: Vegan Canibal
Genre: Pop Rock,Indie Rock, Alternative Rock
Moods: Moody, Sexy, Energetic
Similar artists: Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks, Franz Ferdinand, Cage The Elephant, Young the Giant
This song is an indie-rock banger, revealing the reality of our addiction to vices & convenience. It questions why we allow ourselves to fall into the trap, even when we know it’s wrong. This single has been signed by the leading indie label in Spain! Super catchy indie-rock banger, with amazing lyrics co-written with Juno Award Winning songwriter”
Echo Road – ThunderFunk
Genre: Classic Rock, Garage Rock , Hard Rock
Moods: Happy, Energetic, Aggressive
Containing infectious grooves and explosive guitar parts, this is an upbeat rocker about the arrogance/narcissism that comes with being the hero of your story.
The Goodbye Summer – Call My Home (Canada Song)
Release date: Apr 14, 2023 @ 06:25am
Genre: Canadian Skate Punk/ Skate Punk, Pop Punk
Released by: Independent
Similar artists: Blink 182, Rise Against, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Great Big Sea
Kentville, Nova Scotia Punks The Goodbye Summer make fast, feel good music, smothered with melancholic themes for the emo deep within. The Goodbye Summer bring to mind a simpler time of the early 2000s, Warped Tour, and massive Pop-Punk anthems.
Death in Venice – Mr Flight Controller
Release date: Apr 14, 2023 @ 01:53pm (
Genre: Pop Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Similar artists: Awol Nation, Vampire Weekend, New Politics, Neon Trees, The Strokes, Grouplove, Gorillaz,
Brand new secret supergroup “Death in Venice” formed in 2022 in Nashville. With 3 lead singers, the band’s debut single “Mr Flight Controller” fuses their secret musical histories and major successes into an explosive, thrill seeking exploration of the joys and chaos of falling in love.
“Death in Venice sounds like if Vampire Weekend were hanging out with The Strokes and Grouplove at a Neon Trees house party” – Hades