British Post-Punk Revolters SHATTERCONES Unleash Demons On New EP ‘THIS SEPTIC ISLE’

11 October 2021

Who: Frustrated noiseniks from London

Released: 1st October via Gare Du Nord Records.

When their fulminating single Butterly Room came out (an acrimonious
reflection on the state of chaotic Brexit England) I called these four raging
post-punk revolters the Four Horsemen of the Great Britain Apocalypse. Their
second EP confirms this description with unbridled intenseness and stunning
songwriting bringing the sinister force of The Birthday Party to mind.

Opener Ghoul Driver sets the tremendously torrid tone of this jaw-dropping
extended play. It’s an ominous trance-like outburst that threatens to explode
any second with a nervous violin initiating the expected blood-and-guts finale.

Say Goodbye both surprises and impresses with its longing Mexican tango
melodiousness. Melancholic trumpets, a weeping violin, and banjo-like guitar
gusto. And again the vocals are utterly impassioned. A touching video clip
visualizes this heavy-hearted gem.

As said above Butterfly Room is a fulminating blast and closer The Man Ate
progresses at a funeral pace. Lamenting and dolesome. Seems
like capitalism is the deceased.

Conclusion: one of the most fascinating EPs I heard all year.

Stream/buy here…


Smells Like Psychobilly Punk Spirit – Discover New EP By Swedish Misfits HUX FLUX

4 October 2021

Who: A quartet from Gothenburg, Sweden. They call their reverby sound ‘Trashdance’, influenced by punk, dance music and garage rock. They produced by legendary Detroit producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Sonics, Dirt Bombs etc).


“Our personal influencers are a bit different, but as a band I would say that
Thee Oh Sees inspire us on the experimental part, Night Beats for the overall
sound, and The Coathangers for the versatility and attitude. We take our
music very seriously, but as ourselves we are more of the playful types.”

Turn Up The Volume: Expect four glorious chaotic psychobilly grooves
à la slash and trash legends The Cramps, sounding as if they were recorded
in a filthy basement far away from a thing called studio. Smells like punk spirit.

No arty-farty nonsense for Hux Flux whose frontwoman’s voice balances
somewhere between a Riot grrl version of Betty Boop and a young Marianne
smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Devilish cool, right? Absolutely.

Check your stereo before you press play

HUX FLUX: Facebook

Nightclubs Are Open Again – Here Comes ERASURE

2 October 2021

Who: Famous electro-dance duo featuring singer Andy Bell
and synth maestro Vince Clarke (who started his career with
Depeche Mode, left and formed Yazoo and then started Erasure).

Active: 1985-present / 18 studio albums so far, with
the 2020 LP The Neon as the most recent one.


New EP: NE: EP
Released: Yesterday (1 October 2021)
just out of the blue without prior noise.

Turn Up The Volume: As if it was planned (probably so) brand new
Erasure stuff sees the light of the day now the nightclubs reopened
recently, the duo’s natural habitat. So they do what they always did/do,
writing sparkling synth stimulants to activate you for some dancefloor
action. This 5-track EP will do the job easily.

your moves here…

ERASURE: Facebook

R & B Cocktail With LOVE ITOYA And Her Effervescent Debut EP ‘INTRODUCTION’

28 September 2021

Who: A 24-year R&B/Soul Greek Nigerian singer, songwriter,
performer, dancer, artist, born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Released: 24 September 2021
Order-info: here

Itoya: “Introduction” was written by my true life experiences and
also has a message of empowerment and advice to the world.”

Turn Up The Volume: Itoya is a natural-born singer and entertainer. Her glorious soul voice – think Béyonce and Neneh Cherry (yes that good) -sounds so spirited, so brisk, so
real and human that your stream of adrenalin explodes and euphoria takes over. Her 6-track debut EP couldn’t have come at a better time. After about 18 freedom-limiting and depressing months – we can dance in the streets again, side by side.

Finally, we can enjoy life again while swaying and swinging our hips to this exotic R&B jamboree injected with reggae sparks (Pepper Dam / Real Love), Motown inspired disco fervor (Ups & Downs) and passionate, mixed emotions (Consideration, with a flashy guitar solo, should be a hit worldwide)). All irresistible tunes, richly orchestrated and greatly arranged. And yes, Love Itoya looks totally gorgeous. What an introduction!

Stream/buy the EP here…

LOVE ITOYA: FacebookInstagram

SONIC TIDES Impress With Boisterous Debut EP ‘SIX SIDED SQUARE – 1st’

27 September 2021

Band: SONIC TIDES (Liege)
Who: Belgian 5-piece that produces a big subversive sound
ranging from noise rock to psychedelic. You can dive into their
duality between dissonant sounds and hypnotizing and
neurotic harmonies.

(photo: Gaux Mar)

Info: “The release of this EP is the result of the group’s work during the pandemic,
traveling between several atmospheres; frantic and dissonant sounds of “Foreseen
Failure” to melancholy vocal harmonies and the soaring atmosphere of “Through
My Bones”. This debut EP offers a glimpse into the alternate universe of Sonic Tides.”

About the artwork: “We were fortunate enough to be able to work with Robby Staebler
aka UVWAYS (All Them Witches) for the artwork for the first EP. We have always greatly appreciated his creations and visuals. He made the artwork for the EP directly from our
music. It was both an honor and a pleasure to be able to collaborate with him.”

Turn Up The Volume: From noise bulldozer Foreseen Failure to Black Sabbath
drone with a blues edge The Grass Grows. From bass-driven slo-mo jam Disruption
to quiet/Loud/quiet tour de force Through my Bones that leaves you behind, puzzled
and dazed with your ears ringing for a couple of minutes. An intense experience.

Top debut EP.

Test your speakers here…


Mythical Prog Rock Symphonies – Swedish Act EYEMOUTH Eclipses You With Their New EP

7 September 2021

Who: This musical project started in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2014 and presents a soundscape based on electronic backgrounds and a more classic rock instrumentation blended with mellotrons, vibraphone, santur, harmonium and other alluring sounding instruments. In short, atmospheric psychedelic darkness with occult undertones.

Released: 20 August 2021

Eclipse, together with the previous EPs Cut (2020) and Spiral (2019) concludes a trilogy full of contradicting elements like nature, machines, birth, death and so on. The band recommends you to dive into the dark and vast oceans, and let yourself drift along with the unknown currents for a while.

Turn Up The Volume: Eyemouth is not a band, it’s a sort of spiritual experience, going from the unreal to the real and back. This EP contains six tracks but you really need to listen to it as a unity, as an entwined whole in order to capture the full sonic and lyrical picture.

Eclipse is one long mythical prog rock symphony with classical music structures that enhance the otherworldly euphony while Marcus Lilja‘s spooky voice wanders throughout like the untraceable ghost in the Blair Witch Project. Enigmatic, poignant and soul-stirring are the keywords. Put on your headphones, close your eyes and let this spellbinding trip lead you to the unreal and back. Enjoy the voyage.

Stream/buy Eclipse here…

Eyemouth: Marcus Lilja, Joakim Åberg

All songs written and produced by Marcus Lilja
Recorded at All Harmonics Studio, Gothenburg, Sweden
Mastered by Daniel Johansson at Welfare Sounds
Cover layout by Håkan Aspnäs

ECLIPSE out now – available via Apple Music and Bandcamp

Living Legend PATTI SMITH Just Released A 7-Track EP ‘LIVE AT ELECTRIC LADY’

31 August 2021

Active: Since 1967 / 11 studio albums


Living legend Patti Smith has a live EP out as part of Spotify and Electric Lady Studios‘s
live registrations, also featuring Japanese Breakfast, Faye Webster, Bleachers, and more.

Her 7-track performance contains five of her own songs and two covers.
Bob Dylan’s ‘One Too Many Mornings’ and Stevie Wonder’s ‘Blame It On The Sun.’

Patti: “We are very proud to be part of Spotify’s Live At Electric Lady series, our favorite recording studio. It was a unique challenge and offered us an exciting and innovative
platform. We are grateful to Spotify for their generous support and willingness to
present a live performance with all its possibilities of risk and revelation.”

Tune in here…



29 August 2021

Active: 1998-present / 7 studio albums so far


This new 3-track extended play celebrates the legendary the Notting Hill Carnival in London, once the inspiration for The Clash‘s debut single White Riot. Unfortunately, the carnival is cancelled this year due to the pandemic, something the 24/7 music-making Damon Albarn didn’t want to pass just like that.

Meanwhile features rappers AJ Tracey and Jelani
and dancehall artist Alicaì Harley.

Carnival starts here…

GORILLAZ: Facebook

Golden Voice ANGEL OLSEN Released Her 5-Track Covers EP ‘AISLES’

22 August 2021

Who: Singer-songwriter from Chicago with a
golden voice, so far she made 5 studio albums

Five covers of 80s hits
Released: 20 August 2021

Olsen picked 5 feel-good electro-pop hits from the eighties,
slowed them down, drenched them in a dream-synth bath,
and let her golden voice glide all over it.

All tracks…

‘Gloria’ – original by Umberto Tozzi
‘Eyes Without A Face’ – original by Billy Idol
‘Safety Dance’ – original by Men Without Hats
‘If You Leave Me’ – original by OMD
‘Forever Young’– original by Alphaville

Stream ‘Aisles’ EP here…


Sultry Blues Punk Fire With Miami Gang BRUVVY – Here’s Their Brand New Debut EP ‘LITTLE HEAT’

20 August 2021

Who: Steamy team from Miami, Florida


Turn Up The Volume: Imagine heavy blues-rock titans Led Zeppelin fronted by sexy loudmouth Cherrie Curry of 70s punk sensation The Runaways. That’s precisely how
this pumped-up Miami punk fury rattles and rolls on debut EP Little Heat.

Five red-hot-blooded, adrenalin-injected jackhammers, tons of Jimmy Page-like riffage, Bonham slams and lots of sneering and screaming by spitfire Liz Varum. Watch your
back Starcrawler, Bruvvy is breathing down your necks. Little heat, big fire.

Liz Varum (vocalist/songwriter) “We’ve grown so much since our first three singles and you can really hear how our sound has evolved and matured. When the band first started it was solely based on partying and you can hear that come through the lyrics, with very simplistic arrangements. For example, the first 3 singles are all about sex. As we started to take the band more seriously, our lives began to change and with that we faced more obstacles in the way friends and family perceived us.”

Time to turn up the heat and stream the whole EP
below while Liz tells us more about all 5 tracks



“I wrote the lyrics while working at a super dead end server job where I was very
underpaid and was in an emotionally abusive relationship with my boss. I realized
that I was so desperate to get a paycheck that I was willing to persevere through
emotionally destructive behavior.”


“The lyrics came to me when I realized that I reached the point where people stopped considering me cute for playing in a band and I was now at the make it or break it age
where I had to either make this into a career or be rejected by society. I came to a boiling
point when my boss at the time told me how unlikely it was that I was going to make it in
the music industry and that I should always have a backup. Being that it was my millionth
time hearing this, I got overwhelmed and decided to write a song dedicated to all the people who have underestimated me in the past.”

– ATTN. –

“This is about shifting my gears to giving this band my full attention,
instead of any other thought that was clouding my mind at the time.”


“Faking orgasms.”


“I wrote this shortly before quitting that same dead end job. The song was written
as a mantra for myself. It is my evidence for others and myself that i am worthy
of reaching my biggest goals in what I want to do.”

Thank you Liz for your input.
May the road rise with Bruvvy!

BRUVVY: Facebook