Red-Hot-Blooded Passion With MATTER OF MIND And Their New Emo-Slam ‘TAKE IT BACK’

New sonic impulses

31 July 2021

Band: MATTER OF MIND
Who: Emo rockers out of Stockport, England

New single: TAKE IT BACK

J Lambert-Philp (vocals) says: “It was one of the most cathartic songwriting experiences
we’ve had as a band to date. The song is very self-reflective whilst also acting like a mirror of someone else’s actions. It almost portrays a feeling of realising everything you thought was right, was all wrong. It goes to show that yourself and others’ actions affect each other more than most probably realise.”

Turn Up The Volume: Expect a fully charged outburst of red-hot-blooded passion
and a thunderous eruption of emotions. This s a massive tune with multiple layers of bulldozing guitars, manic drum punches, and a titanic vocal wall-of-energy. Check your speakers’ resilience before this boiling haymaker comes on. Impressive slam!

Take action here…

MATTER OF MIND: Facebook

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS Explode Again – Here’s New Rad Ripper ‘SECURITY’

New sonic impulses

29 July 2021


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Band: AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
Who: Smoking Australian engine
that hit the scene in 2016

New album: COMFORT TO ME
Second LP after their red-hot self-titled debut (2019)
Out: 10th September 2021 – order info here

New single: SECURITY

“I’m not looking for trouble, I’m looking for love / Let me in your hard heart
Let me in your pub”
sings Amyl over and over again. Look, Amyl, my heart
is open. I fell in love with you the night I saw you explode on stage in a small
club in my home country Belgium (and having a beer and a high-five together
afterward!), back in 2019. The roof went off. Can’t wait for, the new album.

In the meantime, I go mental to Security. What about you, ladies and gents?

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS: Facebook

New album COMFORT TO ME out 10th September

SAINT ETIENNE Announce Sample Driven Album – Hear Lead Single ‘POND HOUSE’

New sonic impulses

29 July 2021

Band: SAINT ETIENNE
Who: London’s synth-pop outfit fronted by Sarah Cracknell
Active: Since 1990 / 10 studio albums (including the new one)

New album: I’VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU
Release: 10 September 2021
More info: here

Sarah Cracknell: “It’s the first sample-driven album we’ve made
since So Tough and it’s been a really refreshing experience, such fun!
It’s both dreamy and atmospheric, late summer sounds.”

Lead-single: POND HOUSE

Sounds like a remixed Portishead song…

SAINT ETIENNE: Facebook


Artwork new album I’VE TRIED TO TELL YOU

(image on top: cover of ‘Good Humour’ album)

Sci-Fi Horror With LIARS And New Track ‘FROM WHAT THE NEVER WAS’

New sonic impulses…

28 July 2021

Band: LIARS
Who: Australian-American indie rock trio
Active: Since 2000 / 9 albums (so far)

New album: THE APPLE DROP – 10th LP
Out: 6 August 2021 – more info here

New single: FROM WHAT THE NEVER WAS
Third tasters after Sekwar and Big Appetite

It’s an atmospheric and darksome trip accompanied by
a video clip that brings sci-fi horror movies like Alien
and The Thing to mind.

Listen/watch here…

LIARS: Facebook

JAKE BUGG Drops New Single From Upcoming LP – Hear ‘DOWNTOWN’ Here

New sonic impulses…

27 July 2021

Artist: JAKE BUGG (Nottingham)
Active: Since 2011 / 5 studio albums
so far (including the new one)

New album: SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY MORNING
Release: 20 August 2021
Order info: here

New single: DOWNTOWN

A heartwarming and emotive piano
ballad. Bugg at its crooning best.

“Follow me now, follow me now
And follow me down, follow me downtown
Summer nights we’d go, summer nights we’d go raving
You’ll never be alone, you’ll never be alone”

JAKE BUGG: Facebook

New album SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY MORNING out 20 August

PARAGON CAUSE Put A Spell On Social Media Addicts With New Single ‘PLAY ME’

New sonic impulses

26 July 2021

Artists: PARAGON CAUSE
Who: A songwriting, production and musical duo – Kirwan and
Marnie vonKheul
– from Ottawa, Canada. Their sibling rivalry creates
a sound that is both haunting and familiar feat. hip-hop, classical piano,
80’s synthesizers and 50’s guitars.

New album: AUTOPILOT
Third longplayer.
Out: 13 August 2021
Order info: here

Press info
: “An affirming and resolute benchmark in their career, signalling
a profound elevation in their commitment to superlative songwriting, masterful
arrangements and exceptionally compelling and memorable production.”

New single: PLAY ME

“We sought out to convey a strong statement about the way people treat one
another and behave on social media. It’s almost a tease to all the haters in your
life who take advantage of you, but you know what they’re doing. There’s sarcasm
in saying, I will let you play me over and over again.”

Turn Up The Volume: This resonates like a karma-like spell, over and over
again, hinting at all social media addicts. A spiraling, distorted-guitar-charged
tune playing on repeat in your head before you realize it. Again the puzzling
power of repetition shows its intoxicating impact. Beware, you may be
the next target.

Just play me over and over again
Cuz you won’t save me
Play me over and over again
Cuz I will let you
Cuz I will let you
Over and over again

Stream/buy here…


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PARAGON CAUSE: Website

New album AUTOPILOT out 13th August – Order info here

(Single Artwork by Katie Marie Gallagher)

Coming Soon… New THE KILLERS Album

26 July 2021

Band: THE KILLERS (Las Vegas)
Active: Since 2001, for 20 years now.
7 studio albums (including the new one)

New album: PRESSURE MACHINE
Out: 13 August – order info here

Brandon Flowers
(frontman): “I had a lot of time on my hands.
Before I’d normally be gearing up to tour, all of that time has gone
back into writing more songs. It’s been pretty fruitful.”

2022 Tour

My special Killers memory – Brussels, 2004 – max 100 people in a 150 cap. club

Progessive Rock Titans YES Hijacked By Aussie Psych Gang KING GIZZARD And THE LIZARD WIZARD

25 July 2021

Band: YES

Who: Highly influential and supreme British prog
rockers (with changing line-ups since the start in the 60s)
Active: 1968–1980, 1983–2004, 2008–present / 22 studio LPs
(including the new one)

NEW ALBUM: THE QUEST

Containing 11 songs, 8 on the main CD with 3 extra tracks on a bonus CD,
also available on Vinyl and 5.1 Blu-ray and CD, all on the day of release,
1st October
2021. Order info here.

Steve Howe (the band’s legendary guitarist): “Much of the music was written
in late 2019 with the rest in 2020. We commissioned several orchestrations to
augment and enhance the overall sound of these fresh new recordings, hoping
that our emphasis on melody, coupled with some expansive instrumental solo
breaks, keeps up the momentum for our listeners.”

NEW SINGLE: THE ICE BRIDGE

A vintage Yes symphony designed like an architect designs his architectonic
vision. Sonic layers are constructed here with electrifying guitar extravaganza
and scintillating synths, creating a swirling rock eddy. A timeless sound that
influenced many in the past and still influences many today.

I swear, when the song twisted and turned with thunder and lighting effect
towards its firework finale, I thought 24/7 music-making Aussie psych gang
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard had hijacked this stunning stroke. Really
weird.

Here‘s why…

YES: Facebook

Never ‘TOO LATE’ With BOB DYLAN

24 July 2021

A couple of days ago, another chapter of BOB DYLAN‘s Bootleg Series was announced.

BOB DYLAN: Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol.16 (1980-1985) celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan’s albums Shot Of Love (1981), Infidels (1983), and Empire Burlesque (1985) with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances, and more.

Out 17 September 2021
Order info here.

Here’s a taster. The new lyric video for TOO LATE.
An outtake from the ‘Infidels’ album…

BOB DYLAN: Website