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Here Are 8 Of The Best Saxophone Moments In Rock Music

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 24 August 2018 at 17.28

The saxophone is one of the finest instruments to ever have been forged from brass. Here are 10 times it has made the scene a much funkier place. 

BRING ME THE HORIZON - OH NO
'That's The Spirit' was certainly full of surprises, but nothing could prepare us for what was coming at the conclusion of this pulsing epic. As the minimalist bassline pumps and Oli Syke's vocal trails off, the faint sound of the sax starts to build and you are left with hands on head in total euphoric disbelief. 



NECK DEEP - IN BLOOM
While on tour in America earlier this year, Neck Deep came into contact with a wonderful musician named Saxl Rose who joined them on stage at several shows. They seemed to like him so much that they brought him in to lay down some smooth sounds on an alternative studio version of 'In Bloom'.



THE XCERTS - DRIVE ME WILD
The Xcerts encapsulated the 80's brilliantly on their latest album 'Hold On To Your Heart', and what is more 80's than anything else The bloody saxophone init. Reeling in Black Peaks' own Will Gardner to blow the brass, it's hard not to fall head over heels in love when this banger fills your ear drum. 



NOVELISTS - MONOCHROME
Novelists are a band who can switch between dreamy and devestating with the flick of a switch. They stick to the dreamy side on this beauty, and the saxophone only adds to its cloud-like nature. 



DANCE GAVIN DANCE - SUMMERTIME GLADNESS
The sporadic offerings of Dance Gavin Dance are ready made for instruments like the saxophone, just like the sun stained anthem proves. 



GREEN DAY - JACKASS
Before they become a worldwide phenomenon with 'American Idiot', Green Day did a little bit of playing on 'Warning'. The best sax moments come when you don't even expect them, and who could have predicted that this frantic punk tune would end like that.



THE FACELESS - DECONSECRATE
Tech death is a genre that simply breeds experimentation and creativity and nothing is ever off limits. Take The Faceless for example. From the peak of brutality to the edge of seduction in the space of a few seconds, all thanks to the sax.

  

CHASE ATLANTIC - DANCER IN THE DARK
Chase are bringing the saxophone back in such a big way that it's utterly irresistible. Though there are plenty of moments we could have picked, the euphoric atmosphere that the instument brings to this sultry number is just a cut above the rest.

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