Supergroup DEAP LIPS Announces Self-Titled Debut Album And Shares First Track ‘HOPE HELL HIGH’ …

New sonic impulses

7 December 2019

Californian female blues-rock duo DEAP VALLY and frontman Wayne Coyne & multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd of Oklahoma’s psych rockers THE FLAMING LIPS have formed a supergroup called DEAP LIPS! They will release their self-titled album
on 13th March 2020.

And here’s the first track ‘HOPE HELL HIGH‘ sung by Deap Vally’s Lindsey Troy.
It’s a tender, starry-eyed and romantic tune until the surprising, crushing ‘It’s
a motherfucker
‘ finale.

Tune in here…



New Single ‘YLMD’ By Multi-Instrumentalist HUSSY Is A Flaming Standout…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

7 December 2019

(photo: Poppy Marriott)

Artist: HUSSY

Who: South London based HUSSY (real name: Sophie Nicole Ellison) is
a multi-instrumentalist who makes music that’s both juxtaposingly lullful
and playful yet as raw and direct as the name of her pseudonym.

Track: YLMD – new single – Hussy said about this new one: “I could almost say at this
stage it has become a love letter to self-empowerment and things going wrong. You can
guess once you hear the lyrics, YLMD stands for You Let Me Down. I wrote it a few years
ago and feels like it’s almost taken on a new meaning for me now than when I wrote it. Originally it was the frustration over seeing loved one’s self-destruction. Ultimately though,
it’s a journey of reflection and self-empowerment.”

Score: This is a highly vibrant and flaming rocker with Hussy reflecting on somebody
who let her down as she keeps on repeating in the dynamic chorus. The wall-of-sound orchestration of this infectious stomper is just astounding. It feeds the track with tons of energy, vitality and ardor. ‘YLMD’ will not let you down, it will activate all of your senses.

HUSSY: Facebook

ELEPHANT STONE Shares New Cut/Clip From Their Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘THE COURT AND THE JURY’…

New sonic impulses

7 December 2019

After sharing three tracks so far, stomper ‘Land Of Dead’, the harmonious Hollow World and darksome ditty Darker Time, Darker Space’, from their upcoming, sixth, album called Hollow, Canadian psych-rockers ELEPHANT STONE dropped another new one.

THE COURT AND THE JURY‘ is a brief, sitar driven meditation that sounds both menacing and hypnotic, while distorted vocals reinforce the gloomy resonance of this weird track.

Here’s the accompanying animated video clip
telling the story of an intergalactic judgment…


6th album ‘HOLLOW‘ out on Valentine’s Day 2020. More info here

THE CLASH Released Classic Single ‘LONDON CALLING’ 40 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

7 December 2019

50 years ago today, on 7 December 1979, iconic punk rockers THE CLASH released
their classic single ‘LONDON CALLING‘, the title track from their double masterpiece
LP that appeared a week later. It was an electrical stomper about Doomsday, about the world melting down, with Joe Strummer spitting and sneering as never before. Sounds like The Clash were climate activists avant la lettre speaking out about our endangered environment with a hellish uppercut of a song, and an equally apocalyptic B-side, the
bass loaded dub reggae cracker Armagideon Time. The single peaked at #11 in the UK.

“The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Meltdown expected, the wheat is growin’ thin
Engines stop running, but I have no fear ’cause
London is drowning, and I, I live by the river

Here’s the ominous power stroke…

THE CLASH: Facebook

The handwritten lyrics by the late great Joe Strummer

Argentinian Psych Pop Duo LAS KELLIES Shares New Dance Floor Killer Single From Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘FUNNY MONEY’…

New sonic impulses

6 December 2019

Argentinian psych pop duo LAS KELLIES announced their fourth LP, titled ‘SUCK THIS
‘. It will be out on 20 March 2020. Ahead of it comes lead-single ‘FUNNY MONEY‘. Although it’s a song about our society being in a never-ending crisis, it swings and shakes like a solid gold dance floor killer centered around a sticky bass riff, while bongos and crepitating guitars add fuel to this gloomy party cracker.

Tune in and shake your hips right here…


Southampton’s Noise Engine DALI Thunders On Their New Rowdy Single ‘YOU’RE NOT THE ONE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

6 December 2019

Band: DALI

Who: A fresh noise engine from Southampton
named after iconic artist Salvador Dali

Track: YOU’RE NOT THE ONE – new single

Score: From the razor-sharp intro riff on this earsplitting thunderclap turns into a hell of an overwhelming ride. This uppercut obviously reflects the band’s anger and frustration over what’s happening right now politically and socially in the UK. The blazing chorus says a lot about the emotions at play here: “Its been left to us / Look at how we rust / In this broken system, we’re supposed to trust?” Sounds like a crystal clear and thunderous alarm call to me! Catch the flaming firepower right here…

DALI: Facebook

LED ZEPPELIN Scored Their First US Hit Single With ‘A WHOLE LOTTA LOVE’ 50 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

6 December 2019

The classic LED ZEPPELIN track ‘WHOLE LOTTA LOVE’ was released as
a single almost everywhere in the world, except in the UK where the band
refused to issue singles throughout their career thinking it would help to sell
more albums. ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was their first hit in the US where it entered
the chart 50 years ago today, on 6 December 1969. it peaked at #4 and six
months later the rousing riff loaded knockout had sold over 1 million copies.

Here’s my favourite version. The smoking live rendition
at their legendary Knebworth concerts in 1979…


Picture This…

On 6 December 1968, 51 years ago THE ROLLING STONES released their highly acclaimed ‘BEGGARS BANQUET‘ album. It came out months later than planned because the band’s record label Decca Records refused the cover’s artwork – a toilet wall covered with graffiti – as proposed by the Stones who in turn refused any other image for the LP.

Finally, after months of discussion, the record label won the fight and went
for the stupidest and most uncharacteristic Stones album cover ever…

Eventually, the ‘toilet’ cover was later used for the CD reissue.