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In order to not miss a beat Turn Up The Volume scans the musical
horizon daily (doing it for years now, actually) to stay in touch with
all new things sonically great and shares the results on a weekly
Check the 10 new rad cuts just
added to this rad 2023 playlist.
1. ‘Nookie’ by FIDLAR (Los Angeles)
L.A.’s fierce punks cover Limp Bizkit‘s 1999 hit
(more than 125 million streams on Spotify).
And it goes like… wham bam bloody motherfuckin’ bam.
Three renowned musicians came together in their beloved L.A. The former The Cure drummer Lol Tolhurst, the former Siouxsie and The Banshees drummer Budgie and Irish producer Jacknife Lee. They canned an album (out in November) and released the title track Los Angeles with LCD Soundsystem‘s mastermind/voice James Murphy on vocals,
And? It’s a stompin’ and pumpin’ dance banger.
3. ‘Causing My Insanity’ by ROWDY OUTSIDER (Ireland)
These three Irish misfits will crash your speakers with this new steaming
speedball. Think Blink 182, Green Day and Sum 41 in their early insane days.
“The song is a reflection on the struggle of falling into habits that once seemed incomprehensible. The lyrics are quite self-deprecating, filled with feelings of self-doubt
and show us trying to confront our own insecurities. The song explores the feeling of being trapped in a cycle of negative thoughts, battling demons that threaten to cause insanity.”
4. ‘Playful Enchantress’ by LOOSE FANG (Vancouver, CA)
Following three mind-bending singles in 2020 these Vancouver rascals return with
their 4th mind-bending slam. It has a punked-up groove that draws your hungry ears’ attention on the spot.
It’s the title track of the New Jersey’s upcoming album (out in October) and features
co-vocals by their longtime superstar friend Bruce Springsteen. It’s a glorious 24-karat anthem. Rock ‘n’ roll streams through these guys’ veins. Rock ‘n’ roll streams through their
6. ‘Mexico’ by THE NOLAS (Montreal, CA)
This Montreal-based indie rock 4-piece had their 6-track self-titled debut EP out in 2015.
A couple of singles followed, and this brand-new one should be your favorite summer cracker while you consume fresh margaritas.
Mexico is a mid-tempo funk-punk groover that explodes now and then with
a fiery guitar flare that has the vigor to break down moron Trump‘s racist wall.
7. ‘Good News’ by CITY GHOST (Salt Lake City)
City Ghost is a magnetic alt-rock band who use their music
to inspire others to be their true and authentic selves.
This new song is Salt Lake City‘s the band first single
off of their upcoming 3rd EP Cause and Effect.
It’s about “A sentiment for being fed up with mental health struggles and
just wanting to find the light at the end of the tunnel. The song ebbs and
flows through themes of struggle and relief, and crisis and hope.”
Expect a guitar-layered, emotional, mind-boggling meditation, infused with
poignant vocals, that swings forth and back, and has a heart-rending feel.
8. ‘Too Bright To Burn’ by LOVINA FALLS (Boston, US)
Lovina Falls is the new musical project of Valerie Forgione,
the lauded vocalist of 90s band Mistle Trush.
“I love writing, recording, and performing music, and have spent most of my life doing so. Since Mistle Thrush, I’ve been scoring for theater, independent film, and podcasts, and while it can be rewarding to work with directors and actors to set the tone or mood for a scene, much of it is solitary work. I missed being able to connect with people directly. And I really missed singing. The experience is unmatchable.”
Too Bright To Burn is a trippy, instantly sticky and bass-driven vibe with
Forgione‘s crystalline voice flowing all over it. It’s part of her notable debut
longplayer Calculating The Angle Of Our Descent.
9. ‘Reluctant Heart’ by ARIH SK (Canada)
This new piece of the Canadian singer-songwriter is about the fear of
trying again when it comes to love. It features Amanda Lyn Parker
on backup vocals.
Reluctant Heart is a jolly-sounding mid-tempo musing with a moody touch.
The kind of zippy guitar-strumming tunes that mesmerize spontaneously.
10. ‘Heart Full Of Tunes’ by BRAND NEW MORNINGS (UK)
Formed in 2020, Brand New Mornings mix west coast 3-part harmonies
and English 70’s folk rock results in a modern indie sound with retro charm.
Heart Full Of Tunes is a charming and sepia-colored Americana-resonating lullaby performed the English way. It’s strength is actually that it evokes universal sentiments of mind-relaxing dreaminess. So welcome in these chaotic times.
Steam to Spotify and stream.