New LP In September – Trip-Hop Expert TRICKY Shares Heartache Track ‘THINKING OF YOU’ Feat. MARTA

New sonic impulses…

4 August 2020

Trip-hop expert TRICKY brings us his new LP – his 14th – FALLING TO PIECES
on 4 September. A reflection of sadness and grief following the tragic death of
his 24-year-old daughter Mazy Mina Topley-Bird who took her own life. He wrote
and recorded the LP in his Berlin apartment.

A couple of songs features Danish artist Oh Land, but the greater part was
recorded with Polish singer Marta Złakowska, who played with Tricky one
night a few years ago in Krakow when Tricky found himself without a female
singer. The promoter said he knew a local bartender who could do the job.
Since then Złakowska tours constantly with the ex-Massive Attack musician.

After sharing the first single Fall Please earlier on here’s another piece.
THINKING OF YOU is a heartache reverie with a deep-synth-bass resonance
and Marta‘s vulnerable voice.

Listen here…

Also on Spotify

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Lead single FALL PLEASE

TRICKY: Facebook

BILL CALLAHAN Reworks Old Song ‘LET’S MOVE TO THE COUNTRY’ For His Upcoming New Album

New sonic impulses…

4 August 2020

American singer-songwriter-crooner-storyteller BILL CALLAHAN will
make us happy with his new album GOLD RECORD on 4th September,
only 12 months after his double LP Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest.

For five weeks now he gave us one track every 7 days. We enjoyed: ‘Pigeons’,
’AnotherSong’, ’35’, ‘Protest Song‘
and ‘The MacKenzies’. You can stream them
all below via the Bandcamp-link.

And here’s piece number six. LET’S MOVE TO THE COUNTRY is actually
a song he wrote under the moniker SMOG. “Let’s pretend it’s a new song.
Please. I have nothing else.”
wrote Callahan on his socials.

An almost whispering, characteristic Callahan musing it is…

The brill original (on his 1999 Knock Knock album)

All six songs on Bandcamp…


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BILL CALLAHAN: Facebook

Your Last Four Minutes – EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Dropped Swirling Stomper ‘VIOLENT SUN’

New sonic impulses…

1 August 2020

Manchester’s art-rockers EVERYTHING EVERYTHING,
launch new, fifth album  RE-ANIMATOR on 20th August.

The band enlightened us with three pieces so far: ‘Arch Enemy’,
‘In Birdsong’ and ‘Planets’. Watch all videos below.

And here’s VIOLENT SUN, cut number four. Frontman Jonathan Higgs: “‘Violent Sun’
is about the feeling that something terrible is approaching fast, and you want to hold on
to this moment forever. It’s the last song of the night, and the last song of your life. You
only have these four minutes to make it happen, so make it happen!”

Violent Sun is a terrifically swirling stomper with a last chance message,
so don’t hesitate to get up and dance like Doomsday is just around the corner.

Go go go…

Previous two singles…

– IN BIRDSONG

– ARCH ENEMY

– PLANETS –

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING: Facebook

Sensual Dance Diva ROISIN MURPHY Is Back And Wants ‘SOMETHING MORE’

New sonic impulses…

1 August 2020

Former Moloko diva ROISIN MURPHY is back. She just announced her new album
called ROISIN MACHINE, hitting the streets on 25 September. Murphy says about the lead-single SOMETHING MORE: “it’s a swan-song to how we once lived. There’s plenty of bravado in the lyrics and the character is a kind of antihero but the indefinable yearning
and the feeling of arriving at a point of emptiness is universal right now!”.

“I want a private restaurant.”

Here’s the mid-tempo, sensual disco vibe

ROISIN MURPHY: Facebook


New album ROISIN MACHINE out 25 September

(photo on top: FB Róisín Murphy)

Los Angeles’ Power Pop Punkettes THE GO GO’S Back After Twenty Years – Listen To Joyful Belter ‘CLUB ZERO’

New sonic impulses…

31 July 2020

Out of the blue, legendary power-pop punkettes THE GO GO’S led by Belinda Carlisle, formed in L.A. in 1978, surprise us with their first new song in nearly 20 years.

While being filmed for a new documentary directed by Alison Ellwood, they wrote CLUB ZERO via email exchanges between band members. A blithesome harmony belter that dances inside your head after just one spin. The track’s copacetic catchiness and vitalizing joyfulness will put a big smile on your face. Welcome back, ladies!

“Hey we’ve got something to say/ ‘Gonna make the world shake’/ Ready or not here we are.”

THE GO GO’S: Facebook

Funky Electro-Trance Thrills – Discover Toronto Band NEW FRIES And New Single ‘LILY’

30 July 2020

NEW FRIES are Toronto-based experimental legends and one of the best kept
secrets in the city. With their new album IS THE IDEA OF US they delve deeper
into their unconventional, ever-changing sound.

New single LILY is about “Lilydale, New York. A caged community inhabited almost
exclusively by mediums–those who communicate with the spirit world. It is a community
of liars and people with special spiritual gifts. People across North America travel here to connect with the deceased.”

This funky synth-stroke strikes you from the first spin. An oh-my-God jawdropping jam with an instant effect on your head’s movements. Ongoing motorik electro kicks cause trance-like thrills. Endless mind-boggling beats creep under your skin without asking. It’s impossible to ignore this sonic hypnotism putting a spell on you. Voodoo rhythms, indeed.

Let’s roll…

NEW FRIES: Facebook


IS THE IDEA OF US out 7th August via Telephone Explosion

The God Of Fuck Is Back – MARILYN MANSON States That ‘WE ARE CHAOS’

New sonic impulses…

30 July 2020

The self-declared God of Fuck is ready to wake us all up with his 11th album, entitled
WE ARE CHAOS (indeed, we are). Look out for its 9/11 release. He recorded the fresh
full length before the pandemic hit the world as if he knew what was coming our way.

Manson stated about the new longplayer and its title track “When I listen to ‘We Are Chaos’now, it seems like just yesterday or as if the world repeated itself, as it always does.
This was recorded to its completion without anyone hearing it until it was finished. But just
like an LP, it is a flat circle and it’s up to the listener to put the last piece of the puzzle into
the picture of songs.”

“Making this record, I had to think to myself: “Tame your crazy, stitch your suit. And try to pretend that you are not an animal” but I knew that mankind is the worst of them all.
Making mercy is like making murder. Tears are the human body’s largest export.”

Listen to doom and gloom stomper ‘We Are Chaos‘ here…

MARILYN MANSON: Facebook


(photo: FB Marilyn Manson)

 

When ALEX KAPRANOS & CLARA LUCIANI Become 60s Glam Duo LEE HAZLEWOOD And NANCY SINATRA

29 July 2020

ALEX KAPRANOS (frontman Franz Ferdinand) and French songstress CLARA LUCIANI found each other for a cover of ‘SUMMER WINE‘, one of the many hits of 60s glamorous duo Lee Hazlewood and natural beauty Nancy Sinatra. Seductive pop sensuality at its very best

Kapranos and Luciani‘s take has a sexy touch as Luciani sings French, her native
language (sexiest language on the planet) bringing French fab couple Serge Gainsbourg
and Jane Birkin.

Listen here and watch the fitting video clip…

Original song…

Chameleon JOHN DWYER Hits Again – This Time With OH SEES And Punk Flash ‘DREARY NONSENSE’

New sonic impulses…

28 July 2020


(Castle Face Records)

Oh Sees, O C S, Thee Oh Sees, Coachwips, Pink And Brown, The Oh Sees, Osees Damaged Bug . The projects by hyperkinetic punk, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, visual artist and record label owner JOHN DWYER seem endless. He’s a hyper-productive chameleon. And I have no clue how many albums he made in the past ten years. Nothing can stop the inflammable centipede.

Anyway this time he picked OH SEES as moniker. An album called Protean Threat is planned for September. Lead-single DREARY NONSENSE is a buzzing missile. A 1.34 minute injection of adrenalin.

Oh hear here…

OH SEES: Facebook