Picture This…

Here’s the affecting trailer of a new documentary, titled ‘Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love’ about the late great Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen who inspired him to write some of his most famous songs…

LEONARD COHEN: Facebook –  Website

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Ecstatic Dance Floor Time Again With Two New Stellar UNDERWORLD Stompers…

Brand new sonic impulses

23 May 2019

British dance legends UNDERWORLD have been sharing for the past months, on a weekly base, music, film, and text pieces as part of their new multimedia work called  DRIFT. More details here. Today the iconic party tandem announced that the project will culminate with the launch of a brand new album, entitled DRIFT SONGS next Fall. Simultaneously with the news the band just dropped two new old skool electro knockouts. Two delirious stompers you can go bonkers to right here right now……

1. LISTEN TO THEIR NO
“A just over five and a half minutes of superlative sunset techno, a lucid dream built
around an insistent analogue riff and a rush of pure positivity”
says the band…

2. SONIAMODE
A new version of a track from DRIFT’s second installment
featuring lyrics from writer Aditya Chakrabortty

UNDERWORLD: Facebook – Website 

Los Angeles’ Cemetery Pop Act ‘OF THE DARK I DARE’ Hits Intensely With Their Debut Single ‘WAR’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

23 May 2019

Band: OF THE DARK I DARE

Who: An intriguingly named Los Angeles band producing a “unique brand of cemetery pop that unites Rickey Lumpkin II’s dark keyboard landscapes with the brave melodies and soaring vocals of Tracy Lorin. The volatile mixture is tethered solidly in place by the unwavering rhythms of drummer, Matt Lucich. The music has become an act of self-discovery and transformation, equal parts mad science and deep human longing, coaxing audiences to discover what has been waiting for them silently, seductively: The gravitational pull of their own souls.”

Track: WAR – brand new debut single officially out on 21st June

Score: War‘ is a huge tower of song centered around a monumental wall-of-synth-sound pop melody sending shivers down your spine from the mettlesome intro to the moody finale. Its overall poignant power and fiery fervor, both dark and poppy, is quite impressive with frontwoman Tracy Lorin‘s vox, reminding me of the glowing sensuality of Garbage‘s iconic singer Shirley Manson right in the middle. Arresting achievement! Perplexing performance. Experience it here…


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OF THE DARK I DARE: Facebook

‘Timeless Melody’ by THE LA’S (1990)

Knockouts from the past

23 May 2019

One hit wonders THE LA’S wrote themselves in the music history books with their
fabulous, one and only, self-titled album back in 1990 and I’m sure there are tons
of people who only know one song of it, the brilliant There She Goes, but the Lee
Mavers
led Liverpool band had far more than one classic song on that LP.

TIMELESS MELODY is one of them. It was released as a single in
September 1990. Five star pop quality! Here’s that elevating gem…

THE LA’S: Facebook

EZRA FURMAN Drops New Stirring Slam ‘CALM DOWN AKA I SHOULD NOT BE ALONE’…

Brand new sonic impulses

22 May 2019

Chicago’s flamboyant artist EZRA FURMAN has announced his new ‘spiritually queer‘ album, entitled TWELVE NUDES. It’s planned to hit the streets 30th August via Bella Union. Here’s the raging lead single ‘CALM DOWN AKA I SHOULD NOT BE ALONE’.
A totally not-calm corker, full of peppy vivacity and fervent emotion. Listen/watch here…

EZRA FURMAN: Facebook


Artwork new album TWELVE NUDES – out 30th August

Scottish Art Pop Act THE VEGAN LEATHER Goes Anxious On New Booming Single ‘FRENCH EXIT’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

22 May 2019

Band: THE VEGAN LEATHER

Who: “A Scottish Pop four-piece creating complex pop music for your soul, mind, hips and feet. Over the past three years the band have established themselves as one of the leading lights of Scotland’s music scene – not just for their dancefloor-ready pop smarts, but a succession of live performances showcasing just how effortlessly they can pull it
off.”

Track: ‘FRENCH EXIT’ – brand new single “heralding the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the group, the song is a bold return which explores their enthralling fusion of Parisian art-pop and dance-rock in typically thrilling and eccentric fashion.”

Score: Here’s a booming belter with a bombarding beat that will impact the flow of your bloodstream instantly. And as its feverish tenseness gets edgy and more high-strung along its battering path you’ll lose control of your body language. ‘French Exit‘ is about social anxiety and you can really feel the desperate scariness in every beat and in every vocal duel of the band’s singers Gianluca Bernacchi and Marie Collins intensifying the overall paranoid feel of this astonishing uppercut. Absorb the neurotic tension right here…

THE VEGAN LEATHER: Facebook – Instagram


FRENCH EXIT – single out 24th May via Midnight Pink / Believe Digital