L.A. Based Singer/Producer BITCH Returns After Lenghty Absence With Booming Dance Floor Banger ‘NEW YEAR’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

19 January 2019

(Photo: Shervin Lainez)

Pittsburgh-born and L.A. based singer/producer Karen Mould aka BITCH, former half
of feminist alt-folk duo Bitch And Animal, is back with a new firecracker after more
than a decade. And what a return! NEW YEAR is a gigantic electro banger.

Bitch explains what the song is all about: “It’s about empowerment. It’s about claiming who you are, and letting go of patterns that no longer serve you. So much of our language is built
on empowering men, and part of my life’s work has been to make sure we’re also empowering women. To me ‘New Year’ is very much a celebration. It’s about taking stock of what the world has done to us and what we’ve bought into, and then plunging forward into the new year with
a new sense of boldness, like, “Here I fucking am. I am the woman.”

I’m with Bitch‘s positive intentions for the future. Despite the awfully troubled times we live in, despite the unmistakable fact that the world is dangerously divided we should keep on believing that change is possible. And with ‘New Year’ she provided the fitting anthem to go out and fight for our right to be treated as humans again, regardless of one’s color, beliefs or sexuality. Imagine all the streets filled with ecstatic people dancing euphorically to this awesome bang-up knockout! We need hope and faith to survive and here’s the booming soundtrack to get us in the right state of mind and soul. C’mon, ladies and gents, press the button and shake your booty…

BITCH: Website – Facebook – ‘New Year’ on iTunesand Bandcamp

Brooklyn’s A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS Hits Hard With Supersonic Rendition Of ‘PUNCH BACK’…

Brooklyn‘s rambunctious noise generator A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS “have
been dealing in pure sonic destruction. Famously lauded as the loudest band in NYC,
their thunderous noise-rock has seen them pick up a cult following and shatter many unsuspecting eardrums across the globe. With no release or live show similar to the last,
APTBS have continually twisted their malevolent sonic assault into something not of this
world. Following 2018s Pinned LP (Dead Oceans) the trio are back once again – this time
with a live session LP on London-based imprint Fuzz Club.”

On 15th February an exclusive 6-track vinyl EP of that live session will see the day of
light alongside a collection of videos from those performances. And here’s the first
clip with a piercing rendition of PUNCH BACK. A thunderous killer ripper from the Brainwashing Machine Edition of the band’s 2018 Pinned album. Singer/drummer Lia Braswell hammers and roars like a madwoman and diabolic guitars rage at the speed
of a supersonic starfighter. Breathtaking and ear-splitting. Dynamite stuff! Turn it up
right here and lose yourself completely…


Live EP out 18th February via Fuzz Club

London’s Noiseniks PROPERTY Share New Cutting Rollercoaster ‘JUMPING OFF’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

18 January 2019

After raging debut single Adult Cereals London’s edgy noise rockers return with new robust slam JUMPING OFF. According to lead singer, Morgan Hewitt it’s a song about ‘observing the loneliness of city living, the cut-and-thrust of terse cosmopolitan relationships, and the ebb and flow of flux that bamboozles us all on a daily basis; those familiar scenarios set against a backdrop of ordinariness, punctuated by the immediacy of feeling ‘top of the world’ one second, to slumping to an all-new nadir the next.’

Jumping Off‘ is a triptych rollercoaster. After a relatively quit drums/guitar/vocal intro the temperature and the tension grows vehemently and fiercely. It seems like something is rotten in the state of mind of London. Accumulated feelings of dissatisfaction come to the surface and are about to explode when part tree of this red-hot-blooded outburst goes bonkers close to the 3 min. mark. Suddenly the pace is doubled and the sonic frustration rushes unstoppably to a climax. Wow! Top blast! Catch the cutting annoyance right here…

PROPERTY: Facebook – Twitter

BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY Released His ‘I SEE A DARKNESS’ Album 20 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

18 January 2019


Album: I SEE A DARKNESS – Oldham’s sixth LP,
but the first one under his ‘new’ name

Released: 19 January 1999 – 20 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s album I See a Darkness seems to pick up where
Will Oldham’s 1997 album Joya left off. A more melodic style than the veteran Palace listener might be used to. Oldham definitely hasn’t abandoned his foundation of mordant lyrics and minimalist arrangements, but he has built a variety of different layers that make this album an emotional and pleasurable listening experience… Oldham has always given the kind of energy to his character’s voices that most people are afraid to relate to.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Deepening thoughts and
darkish pensiveness wrapped in affecting songs.

ALBUM in full…


Prince Of Darkness

Lyrics Of The Day – By… PLACEBO

NANCY BOY‘ by PLACEBO in full here…

Alcoholic kind of mood
Lose my clothes
Lose my lube
Cruising for a piece of fun
Looking out for number one
Different partner every night
So narcotic outta sight
What a gas
what a beautiful ass

And it all breaks down at the role reversal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
And it all breaks down at the first rehearsal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me

Kind of buzz that lasts for days
Had some help from insect ways
Comes across all shy and coy
Just another nancy boy
Woman man or modern monkey
Just another happy junkie
Fifty pounds
Press my button
Going down

And it all breaks down at the role reversal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
And it all breaks down at the first rehearsal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me

Does his makeup in his room
Douse himself with cheap perfume
Eyeholes in a paper bag
Greatest lay I ever had
Kind of guy who mates for life
Gotta help him find a wife
We’re a couple
When our bodies double

And it all breaks down at the role reversal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me
And it all breaks down at the first rehearsal
Got the muse in my head she’s universal
Spinnin’ me round she’s coming over me

From the band’s self-titled debut longplayer – 1996

Singer/Songwriter HAWKSLEY WORKMAN Impresses With His Vocal Intensity On New Single ‘LAZY’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

17 January 2019


Who: “Singer and songwriter. Broadcaster. Performer, producer, poet, and playwright. Multi-instrumentalist and Mountie. Hawksley Workman is all of these things and others still – an ambitious, ever-busy global ambassador of Canadian culture and creativity.”

Track: LAZY – New track from upcoming album ‘Median Age Wasteland‘ out 1 March – the song “is an exploration of love and memories. Childlike images of winter and school portables give way to a lover’s proclamation of staying awake and staying the course. The profound decision of love meets the feeling of love.”

Score: This Canadian singer/songwriter’s vocal intensity and vocal range are just amazing. It raises this electrifying love song to an exceptional height that will overwhelm your ears. And when, after about three minutes, a feverish guitar solo kicks in the grandeur of this performance gets an extra dizzying injection. This is solid gold musical craftsmanship. This is a stunning example of what a supreme songsmith is all about. Capture the impressive splendor right here…

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN: Facebook – Instagram – iTunes