Toronto Singer-Songwriter ZINNIA Sparkles On Her New Superb Single ‘BULLETS’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

22 March 2019

Turn Up The Volume fell in love with ZINNIA, the Toronto-based art pop project of
Rachael Cardiello, on hearing her previous stirring musing LUPINS. Now on her new
single BULLETS she displays again her enraptured songwriting skills.

“Bullets was written four years ago on an old upright at my mom’s house in Montana. I’ve carried it with me since then and sifted it through many arrangements and band settings. Though written in response to specific events, it has been heartbreaking to see the song
remain relevant over these past years as the same struggles appear in the lives of those
close and far”
says Cardiello.

Bullets‘ is a powerful piece of dramatic pop magnificence with Cardiello‘s mesmerizing
vox along side overwhelming synth parts growing crescendo along the way and lifting
the song to arresting heights. So impressive, so exquisite and so awe-inspiring. Zinnia definitely deserves a place next to first-class singer/songwriters Sharon Van Etten and
St. Vincent. No doubt about that.

Capture the spine-tingling splendor right here…

ZINNIA: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter


Toronto’s ZINNIA Stirs With Heartfelt Musing ‘LUPINS’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

10 February 2019

(Photo by Morgane Milesi / Design by Jon Cardiello)


Who: A Toronto-based art-pop project of Rachael Cardiello producing “velvety, 80s-inspired layered synth and driving beats and bringing an explosive range to Cardiello’s writing, equal parts intimate and fierce”.

Track: LUPINS – “A tribute to the search for softness and compassion in the face of struggle. Pulled from the wreckage of realizing not all pain can be healed. With vulnerability comes a deep fragility.”

Score: ‘Lupins‘ is a heartfelt and stirring musing. The bewitching combination of glistening synths, poetic guitars, romantic orchestration and Cardiello‘s gripping and delicate voice is so dreamlike and relieving. A sensibility that makes me think of the emotive atmospherics of Mazzy Starr and The Sundays. Capture the vulnerable mood right here…

ZINNIA: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For MARCH 2019…

Eleven knockout killer tracks from the past month…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A smoking mix of rolling rippers and mesmeric musings.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout March Team!

1. ‘Tastes Good With The Money’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY (London, UK)
The Family tackles good old Britain with groovy and bloody pop stroke…

2. ‘White Male Carnivore’ by YAK (London, UK)
Blazing London trio with rad ripsnorter from new LP Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness

3. ‘Hazel’ by TANGIENTS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
A massive banging recreation of a 1983 Cocteau Twins track…

4. ‘Demeanour’ by CROWS (London, UK)
Crushing missile from these motherrockers’ stirring debut LP Silver Tongues

5. ‘November Man’ by FILTHY FRIENDS (US)
Glorious fuck you Trump uppercut from this supergroup’s new album Emerald Valley

6. ‘Young Evil’ by YES WE MYSTIC (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Multi-layered and dazzling pop symphony from upcoming album Ten Seated Figures

7. ‘Woman’ by KAREN O and DANGER MOUSE (US)
Funky cracker from the duo’s first collaborative album Lux Prima

8. ‘Bullets’ by ZINNIA (Toronto, Canada)
A powerful piece of dramatic pop magnificence and spine-tingling splendor…

9. ‘I Quit’ by PORLOLO (Denver, US)
Loud and clear message. Rollin’ and rockin’…

10. ‘Calling Me’ by WILD MERCURY (Montreal, Canada°
Slow moving blues stroke cutting like a Swiss knife…

11. ‘The Queen Who Stole The Sky’ by SARAH MARY CHADWICK  (Melbourne)
An impressive organ and an impressive voice sending shivers down your spine…

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