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Rob’s Bangers

It’s been far too long since I’ve done a Rob’s Bangers post. I could post all my excuses here like the dog ate my homework etc but I won’t bother you with all that. Anyway, Here is this week’s choices from the TiX Spotify playlist.

The first choice is again a hark back to the 1990’s with Fluke. Atom Bom was yet another track featured on the legendary Wipeout 2097 soundtrack. When I look back at games like that and the soundtracks it brings on a sense of nostalgia, probably because I spent most of that era on another planet anyway. Can you think of a soundtrack to a game since that sparks such a sense of nostalgia and wanting to go back and relive that time again?… I’m struggling too. That unmistakable bass at the start of tune begs to be played as loud as possible when the narrative kicks in then fade to bring up a swell of beats and a drop that would make any self-respecting music fan nod their head, Atom Bomb has all the right ingredients to make any racing game an adrenaline-fuelled ride.

The second tune is a slight change of pace, anyone remember Dio? if not you had better google him and teach yourself some rock knowledge. Rock god Dio originally wrote this tune in 1983, that was like, in ancient times to some of you. GIven a new lease of life in 2006 by Killswitch Engage, Holy Diver featured on a Kerrang compilation album celebrating the history of Rock. Controversially I like the Killswitch Engage version just a little bit more so that makes the list. The reason I chose this tune was that it gives me a sense of epicness and goes perfectly with games such as the Witcher or even the new Monster Hunter, these games offer epic battles and adventure, creating the perfect scene for an awesome tune.

I promise it won’t be so long until the next Rob’s Bangers but until then keep gaming. If you have any suggestions on tunes then you can suggest them on any of our social media platforms or int he comments sections below.

Rob Bangers

This episode of Rob’s Bangers is a little late this week due to some work issues, I won’t bother you with all that but let’s get stuck in with this week’s suggestions. I have a varied music taste and I am a firm believer that everyone should try anything twice, that goes for anything in life in general really. My taste goes full circle and I will always come back to the same genre at some point and that normally some of the hardest metal out there, as you’ll see from my selection.

This week’s Rob’s Bangers has been inspired by Decembers games with gold, Warhammers: End Times-Vermintide makes an appearance and if you liked the Left4Dead series then you’ll love this, purely because it’s essentially the same game but set in different times. Hull-based band Black Tongue released a song by the same name and it comes from their album The Unconquerable Dark, which by the way is a must in anyone’s library. The members of Black Tongue have tried their hand at various guises but this album is definitely something I would recommend to you. For the second track this week is also a hard brutal tune inspired by the second game GWG title which is Tell-Tales Back to the Future game, because of that I have chosen satan worshippers anthem Turn Back Time by Aqua, what? don’t judge me.

Time for this weeks Rob’s Bangers

This week has seen a wide range of emotions for us all. We have waited in anticipation for the release of the Xbox One X, some were happy and some inevitably aren’t. Most go theirs on release day but some of us didn’t due to delivery companies and to be honest if I hadn’t had bought mine from Amazon it still wouldn’t have arrived. Anyway, thats another story, so this week on Rob’s Bangers we’re going for something a little different.

Remember Dubstep? You know, that genre that was born in Croydon and had some really talented people creating atmospheric dubplates with dark bass and moody melodies? You know, that 140bpm music that had you nodding your head a bit? You know, that music that got into the hands of Skrillex and made everybody ruin a genre just by releasing absolute cack! Sorry for the rant but anyway, The first tune is brought to us by Funtcase, this was before Skrillex and post-Croydon so somewhere in between. Funtcase is part of Circus records and they have released some brilliant stuff over the years and the label hosts people like Doctor P, Cookie Monsta and Flux Pavillion. Funtcase’s track “So Vexed” describes a lot of peoples mood this week so enjoy.

The second tune is in Spite, possibly the most aggressive metal out there. An absolute brilliant band that will have you trashing the place in no time. Their track “IED” just about sums our very own Dave Morans mood when Amazin messed up his X order, so this tune is dedicated to him.

Until next week, bye!

Rob’s Bangers

Last week on Rob’s Bangers we looked at two tracks that were inspired by games that were really set in space. This week we are crashing back down to earth a little bit, the past week and the upcoming week see’s landing of the Xbox One X, Assasins Creed, Wolfenstien 2 and Call of duty WWII all landing causing a bit of hysteria umongst us all.

There is no better track to choose that pretty much sums how we are all feeling at the moment than Muse – Hysteria. This song brings a nice touch of melody along with riffs that beg to be played with your finest air guitar. The lyrics “I want it now, I want it now” fit perfectly as we all embark on the journey into a new gen of console.

The second track however brings us back to reality a little bit, with every sense of excitement and drama we need to take a step back and evaluate a little. Orbital – Belfast will do just that, set it off and just sit back breath in for 4 seconds and out for 5, and relax.

After a suggestion from yourselves this week I have added Breaking Benjamin and their Halo 2 anthem, Blow me Away. Perfect suggestion so keep them coming. For now though enjoy this weeks selection.

Introducing… Rob’s Bangers!!

Here at TiX we are all music fans, some of us have questionable taste in music (I’m looking at Dave there!) but most all of us enjoy the pleasure of a good banger every now and then. Now that Spotify is up and running on your console whether it be Xbox or PS4, you can enjoy the thousands and thousands of tracks available to us all.

I have started things off with some gaming related (but not exclusive) tunes that are perfect to game to. I’ll put a post up each week explaining my choice and why. You can reply here or go over to our Instagram page and get involved with the #musictogameto topic, I welcome your feedback and any suggestions you may have. If you do suggest a tune there needs to be a reason for it and I won’t accept “Just because dis ting is sick ya get me” it would be better if there was a gaming-related story behind your choice, if it’s good enough I’ll add it to the list.

The first track on the playlist comes from The Future Sound of London, the double act have been around for years now and have graced us with some absolute awesome tunes over that time. The more notable one is called “We Have Explosive” released in 1997 it was the title track for none other than Wipeout 2097 on the very first Playstation. Many attempts have been made since to recreate such an iconic soundtrack but none have come close.

The second track is Out of Space by the Prodigy, apart from this tune being a staple rave track from back in the day, I chose this because of the amount of time you spend on loading screen on  the first Destiny. Thankfully you don’t spend that long there now but still the track deserves a play everytime!

The playlist is below so, click it, follow it, then load it on your console of choice and play away. See you next week!!

A Wild Spotify Appears on Xbox One

After many years in the wilderness, Spotify has arrived on Xbox. Along with custom music on your Xbox, an integration that was sorely missing from Microsoft’s flagship console for some time, you can now stream from Spotify whilst playing your favourite games on Xbox.  Click to download!

Major Nelson has covered the basics over on his blog, with the following standing out to me:

  • App and background play is there for both Free or Premium Spotify subscribers
  • Control your music via Spotify Connect, so you don’t have to interrupt that clutch spree on Gears 4!

I, for one, will be looking forward to seeing what playlists are out there on the Xbox Game Hub! I am always on the lookout for something fresh.

Spotify is coming to Xbox One

At long last it looks like Spotify is coming to the Xbox One.

Speculation began when Major Nelson was seen using the player on his Xbox. According to The Verge, sources familiar with Spotify and Microsoft’s plans have told The Verge that a Spotify app for Xbox One is coming soon, and is currently being tested internally.

So, what are your favourite gaming songs? What will you play first?

Guitar Hero Live: Updated Spotify list now available

With the release of Guitar Hero Live in the UK this Friday, Activision have updated their Spotify playlist to include ALL the songs that are currently playable in the game.

The 240 songs will be accessible right out of the box, with new music being added regularly. See below for the current tracklist in the game.

GH Live:

The 1975 Girls
30 Seconds To Mars The Kill (Bury Me)
Arctic Monkeys R U Mine?
Avril Lavigne Here’s To Never Growing Up
Biffy Clyro Victory Over The Sun
The Black Keys Gold On The Ceiling
Blink 182 The Rock Show
Bring Me The Horizon Shadow Moses
Deap Vally Lies
Elbow Grounds For Divorce
Eminem Berzerk
Fall Out Boy My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)
Gaslight Anthem, The 45
Good Charlotte The Anthem
Green Day Nuclear Family
Halestorm Love Bites (So Do I)
Imagine Dragons Demons
Jack White Lazaretto
Kasabian Club Foot
Katy Perry Waking Up In Vegas
The Killers When You Were Young
Linkin Park Wastelands
The Lumineers Ho Hey
Mumford & Sons I Will Wait
Neon Trees Everybody Talks
Of Mice and Men Bones Exposed
Of Monsters And Men Mountain Sound
One Republic Counting Stars
Paramore Now
Pearl Jam Mind Your Manners
Pierce The Veil King for a Day ft. Kellin Quinn
Queen Tie Your Mother Down
Rihanna California King Bed
Rise Against Tragedy + Time
Rival Sons Keep On Swinging
The Rolling Stones Paint It Black
Royal Blood Little Monster
Skrillex Bangarang
Soundgarden Been Away Too Long
The Who Won’t Get Fooled Again
Wolfmother Sundial
You Me At Six Lived a Lie



GHTV (to be continually updated):

36 Crazyfists Also Am I
A Day To Remember Right Back At It Again
AFI Girl’s Not Grey
Against Me! Black Me Out
Airbourne Back in The Game
Alice in Chains Stone
Alt-J Left Hand Free
Alter Bridge Addicted To Pain
Alter Bridge Cry of Achilles
American Authors Best Day of My Life
Amy Winehouse You Know I’m No Good
Angus & Julia Stone A Heartbreak
Anthrax Got The Time
Architects Gravedigger
Asking Alexandria The Final Episode
Audioslave Cochise
Avenged Sevenfold Shepherd Of Fire (Live at Download Festival)
Avenged Sevenfold Buried Alive (Live at Download Festival)
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare (Live at Download Festival)
The Avett Brothers Another Is Waiting
Band of Skulls Asleep At The Wheel
The Band Perry Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
Beartooth I Have A Problem
Biffy Clyro Sounds Like Balloons
Black Keys Gold On The Ceiling
Black Keys Tighten Up
Black Tide That Fire
Black Veil Brides In The End
Black Veil Brides Fallen Angels
Bleachers Rollercoaster
Blink-182 All The Small Things
Blitz Kids Sometimes
Blondie Hanging on the Telephone
Bob Dylan Thunder On The Mountain
Boston More Than A Feeling
Broken Bells Leave It Alone
Bruno Mars The Lazy Song
Bullet For My Valentine Temper Temper
Calvin Harris Feel So Close
Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats
Catfish and the Bottlemen Kathleen
Charli XCX Famous
Cheap Trick Don’t Be Cruel
Chevelle The Clincher
Chrissie Hynde Dark Sunglasses
The Clash I Fought The Law
Cold War Kids Louder Than Ever
The Colourist Little Games
Courtney Barnett Pedestrian At Best
Cypress Hill ft. Tom Morello Rise Up
Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You
Darwin Deez You Can’t Be My Girl
David Bowie Valentine’s Day
Dead Sara Weatherman
Decade Brainfreeze
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Disturbed Down With The Sickness
Disturbed Stricken
Don Broco You Wanna Know
Dream Theater The Looking Glass
Dum Dum Girls Rimbaud Eyes
Echosmith Cool Kids
Ed Sheeran SING
Elbow Grounds For Divorce
Faith No More Epic
Fall Out Boy My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)
Flobots Handlebars
Flyleaf New Horizons
Foster The People Coming Of Age
Foster the People Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls)
Fountains of Wayne Stacy’s Mom
Four Year Strong It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now
The Fray Love Don’t Die
fun. Why Am I The One
Funeral Party Finale
Gary Clark Jr. Don’t Owe You A Thang
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
The Gaslight Anthem Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Gerard Way No Shows
Good Charlotte Girls & Boys
Green Day American Idiot
Green Day Oh Love
Grizfolk The Struggle
Grouplove Shark Attack
Haim The Wire
Heaven’s Basement Can’t Let Go
Hilary Duff Chasing The Sun
Hinder Use Me
Ida Maria I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked
Iggy Pop Lust For Life
In Flames Deliver Us
Incubus Drive
Interpol All The Rage Back Home
Islander Coconut Dracula
Jack White Lazaretto
Jake Bugg What Doesn’t Kill You
James Bay Hold Back The River
Jamestown Revival California (Cast Iron Soul)
Jet Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Joe Satriani Always With Me, Always With You
The Joy Formidable Whirring
Judas Priest Breaking The Law
Karma Killers, The Coming Of Age
Kevin Rudolf Don’t Give Up
Killswitch Engage In Due Time
Kings of Leon Sex On Fire
KONGOS Come With Me Now
Korn Freak on a Leash
Lamb of God Ghost Walking
Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way?
Lit My Own Worst Enemy
Living Colour Love Rears Its Ugly Head
Living Colour Cult Of Personality
Lonely The Brave The Blue, The Green
Low Cut Connie Shake It Little Tina
Luke Bryan That’s My Kind of Night
The Madden Brothers We Are Done
Marilyn Manson Disposable Teens
Marmozets Move Shake Hide
Mastodon High Road
Megadeth Hangar 18
MGMT Time To Pretend
Modest Mouse Float On
The Mowgli’s San Francisco
Mudhoney The Only Son of the Widow from Nain
My Chemical Romance Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
Neon Trees Everybody Talks
New Politics Harlem
Nickelback Edge Of A Revolution
Oceans Ate Alaska Vultures & Sharks
Of Monsters And Men Little Talks
The Offspring The Kids Are Alright
One Direction Live While We’re Young
OneRepublic Counting Stars
Orianthi According To You
The Orwells Who Needs You
P!nk Try
Panic! at the Disco Girls/Girls/Boys
Pantera Cowboys From Hell