Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days
1. ‘Let’s See Each Other’ by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (New York)
New York’s electro darkwave bulldozer has its 6th album See Through You
ready for release on 4th February 2022. It’s a return to their fiercely independent,
DIY roots on their own label Dedstrange.
Lead single Let’s See Each Other is an intimate and disarming love song from
a forgotten future. Syncopated memories and deconstructed fantasies of lovers
lost in an ity that doesn’t know their names.
Press play, watch and listen…
2. ‘Sonic’ by DAYFLOWER (UK)
This indie dream-pop band from Leicester, England, combines nursery rhyme melodies, reverb-drenched guitars, and electronic textures. They released their debut full-length Honeyspun two years ago and now return with this astonishing wall-of-shoegaze stroke. Imagine My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Swervedriver having a decibels contest.
Sonic is a hazy, multi-layered and perplexing
discharge leaving you behind with your mouth open
and totally puzzled.
3. ‘Do Ya Feel The Love’ by STEREOPHONICS (Wales, UK)
On 4 March 2022, the vivid Welsh veterans will make their
loyal fans smile with new full-length Oochya!, their 12th LP.
This track is a feverish rocker with an immediate impact on your
body’s activity. Add Kelly Jones‘ characteristically fervid vocals and
energetic guitars and you have a solid gold Stereophonics winner.
Make your move here, folks…
‘4. Be Sarcastic‘ by SHYBITS (Berlin)
This fervent German trio fuzz and buzz with panache and determination. Jingle jangle electricity with that early B-52′s swagger. If this steaming stunner doesn’t make you jump out of your lazy couch you better fire your shrink and change your meds at once while we all go crazy to this head-spinning twister. Top!
Feel the heat here…
5. ‘Capture Love’ by MELTED WINGS (Toronto)
Melted Wings is the multigenre project of Toronto musician Michael Wynn (founding member of bands Trains of Winter and Vicky von Vicky.)
His new longplayer lands next year. Ahead of it comes first taster Capture Love which explores the melancholy of feeling down and the occasional small lights of brightness
that can help you get out of the funk of these depressing times.
Expect an electro head-in-the-clouds groove with an 80s New Romantics vibe.
Heartening, beatific, and hopeful…
6. ‘Tenement Time’ by JOHNNY MARR (Manchester UK)
The Former The Smiths guitar hero has another solo LP canned,
actually, a double one called Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 that lands
next year, in February.
New single Tenement Time is an excitatory tune, with
instantly appealing hooks and upbeat chorus.
Turn it up, Johnny…
7. ‘Big Wave’ by MODERN MOXIE (South Carolina, US)
Vivid guitar pop band centered around multi-instrumentalist
Madison Lucas who took up songwriting in college.
Two years ago entrancing debut album Claw Your Way Out saw the day
of light and now Modern Moxie have a 5-track EP, called Gutter Honey,
ready to unleash on 9 December.
First taster Big Wave sticks from the kick-off, jumps forth and back
and energizes all the way driven by Lucas‘ avid vocals. Touchdown!
See/hear you next week, music junkies…