New rad indie cuts to charge your batteries with, weekly
1 November 2022
Band: LIGHT BY THE SEA
Who: The sonic project of Eszter Anna Baumann
and Davy Knobel based in The Netherlands. Their music
consists of rock, avant-garde, and folk music elements with
a catchy pop vibe, inspired by the music scene of the 70’s,
80’s and 90’s.
New single: DAMIAN
Anna Baumann singer: “What happens if you fall in love with the son of the devil? This thought brought me into a creative mood while writing this track with Davy. Our common obsession towards the misty October nights and adoration towards classic horror movies such as The Omen took us on an imaginary magical trip from which we could bring these melodies home”.
Damian (the satanic boy from 1976 horror movie classic The Omen) is a high-powered
and blistering stunner of a cracker. Baumann‘s sky-scraping vocals are staggering and
the ongoing disco-punk beat makes your head spin 360°.
LIGHT BY THE SEA: Facebook
Who: Hit team formed through a shared love for London’s DIY music scene.
Their songs draw no boundaries – no subject is too confusing, no sound too
eclectic. The band write collaboratively, harnessing the noise and energy
that comes from playing together.
New single: 3000 YEARS IN SHOWBUSINESS (wicked title)
A piece from their upcoming – 2nd – EP following their first
one Digging, released earlier this year.
Turn Up The Volume featured these gunslingers several times before.
And it will happen again as long as they come up with razorblade rippers
like on their debut EP and like this new corker with raw riffs, cutting
like a Swiss knife.
Nothingheads are part of the British post-punk revival with bands such as
Crows, Ditz, Shame, The Murder Capital, Sorry, black midi and The Snuts. And
that says a lot about their capacities.
Band: RADIO COMPASS
Who: Hearty 4-piece from Boston
Single: SALEM ROMANTICS
A standout track of their high-energetic Aloha,
released last May. Check it out here.
My oh my, do I love buzzing belters like this activating my body with a striking shot
of adrenalin. Think the riot grrrl dash of Bikini Kill mixed with the gusto of The Donnas.
Get the sonic picture? Get ready to rumble.
RADIO COMPASS: Facebook
Band: DEAD PATRONS
Who: British noise trio
Debut single: LOVER
Both a gloomy and foot-tapping drum/bass are the backbone of this ominous post-punk stroke. Haunting guitar layers inject this jaw-dropper with edgy electricity, grim vocals add a kind of dark tension, while the sickly catchy groove rattles on and on, before a surprising finish with a weeping violin.
The video features the English comedian Sean Walsh in a much darker tone than his usual TV appearances, as he is seen battling his inner demons through the bottom of a whisky bottle.
DEAD PATRONS: Facebook
Band: GUEST DIRECTORS (Seattle, Washington)
Sound: A lot of reverb, but not really shoegaze. A lot of guitar hooks, but not really
power pop. A lot of woozy female and male vocals, but not really dream pop.
Single: WORDS DISAPPEAR
One of the band’s oldest songs that had never seemed to fit with previous recording sets. The decision to finally record the banger was a no-brainer. Part of their high-energetic album Aloha, released last May.
Words Disappear is a head-over-heals, riff-roaring stormer without brakes
or breaks, agitated male/female vocals, and a robust chorus. Score!
RADIO COMPASS: Facebook