Singer/Songwriter FAY LAMOUR Seduces With Opening Track ‘ROOM 853’ From Her New EP…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

17 February 2019

FAY LAMOUR is a solo singer/songwriter/pianist from Cape Town, South Africa. She just released a new 4-track EP, titled FORTY SECOND STREET with opener ROOM 853 being Turn Up The Volume‘s favourite track. A bluesy love song notable for its musical richness,
its jazzy feel and last but not least Lamour‘s enticing vox. Music for lonely late nights, music for moody moments. Capture the intimate vibe right here…


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FAY LAMOUR: Facebook


FORTY SECOND STREET – EP out now – Stream/purchase on Bandcamp or Amazon

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)

Band: ZINNIA

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…


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ZINNIA: Facebook

London’s Daydreamers HEAVY HEART Back With Sombre Love Song ‘BED BUG’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

3 February 2019


(photo: Chiara Ceccaioni)

After their melancholic 2017 debut album Keepsake London’s romantic pop foursome HEAVY HEART led by brooding vox Anna Vincent return with the first of three singles to be released over the coming months. BED BUG is a mixed emotions love song reminding me, in tonality and intimacy, of Tanya Donnelly‘s ruminative moments with Belly. Sensitive, emotion-charge, delicate and confused. Capture the bluesy feel right here…


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HEAVY HEART: Facebook

Toronto’s RUNNING RED LIGHTS Look Back – Here’s New Affectional Single ‘CALLS OF PRUDENCE’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

27 January 2019

Toronto’s quartet RUNNING RED LIGHTS, centred around the duo of vocalist/guitarist Scarlett Flynn and drummer/guitarist Kevin Howley have an idyllic new single out called CALLS OF PRUDENCE. A delicate, affectional and nostalgic musing written by Flynn. Its romantic, retrospect feel and gripping vocals will make your thoughts drift away to your
own past. Also the overall soulful tone and the saxophone sequence create a Sade like
tenderness with a touch of Portishead‘s moodiest moments. Evocative accomplishment.

“It was penned during a moment where I felt myself longing for the vibrancy of youth, the thrill of experiencing things for the first time. One day, I was feeling particularly nostalgic and found myself reflecting on the days when I was young and could get blissfully drunk without having anyone or anything to answer to, without regard for the time that I was wasting” says Flynn.

Catch the heartwarming beauty right here…

RUNNING RED LIGHTS: Facebook – Instagram


Available on iTunes

Singer/Songwriter Globetrotter M.REXEN Whispers Intimately On New Single ‘RED HOT FIRE’…

Soulful reveries for the laziest day of the week…

20 January 2019

Artist: M.REXEN

Who: “A globetrotter in inner and outer space, M. Rexen was born in the United Arab Emirates and is now living at some unknown location in Denmark. He writes his music without feeling confined by conventions, and his genre is a manifestation of the meeting of experimental,
tribal and commercial. In October 2018 the singer released his debut album, ‘An Endless Sea of Honey’, as the first part of the trilogy ‘The United Kingdom’. The second part will be released in March 2019.”

Track: RED HOT FIRE – the first track from the upcoming, 2nd LP
from ‘The United Kingdom‘ trilogy

Score: Here’s an intimate whisper with an enigmatic touch of magic that connects easily with your heart, your soul and your imagination. The female harmonies add a sensuous tonality you heard frequently on Leonard Cohen‘s ballads. Alo this silent beauty reminds me of the darkest moments of Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the vulnerable sentiments of the late great Sparklehorse‘s frontman Mark Linkous. Mysterious, appealing and poetic. Catch the contemplative mood here…

M. REXEN: Facebook

Brooklyn’s PARROT DREAM With Synths Standout… ‘LIGHT GOES (IN MINES)’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week…

6 January 2019

Brooklyn‘s based daydreamers PARROT DREAM are a band centered around the Chilean duo of Kiki and Gonzalo. Last August they released their excellent debut LP LIGHT GOES.
A collection of idyllic, tender and emotional pop rainbows. A couple of weeks ago the band shared a video for the opening track LIGHT GOES (IN MINES).

The video stars Kai Pelton, a co-facilitator of the Trans-Generational Theatre Project, with the song reflecting on challenges within relationships between parent and child, and how often much remains uncommunicated and unresolved in these relationships. In turn, the video explores a range of experiences dealing with grief, loss and the struggles connected to these types of relationships. Watch the moving clip here…

PARROT DREAM: Facebook


LIGHT GOES – stream the LP on Spotify  – all info on Bandcamp

(photo on top: FB Parrot Dream)

DAVID BOWIE – Groovy ‘HEROES’ Version – Live In Berlin 2002

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

30 December 2018

2018 is almost over, but there’s still time enough to be a hero for just one day this year. This outstanding groovy live version of DAVID BOWIE‘s  immortal classic HEROES in Berlin in 2002, growing in sound and power after a tender and gentle start, will get you definitely into that once in a lifetime, special heroic feel…

DAVID BOWIE: Facebook

 

Berlin Based Foursome JANIS Passionately In Love – Here’s Their Brand New Single ‘ALEXANDER’…

Reveries for the laziest day of the week…

23 December 2018

After last month’s release of bewitching debut single A Moment Of Weakness
Berlin-based foursome JANIS just launched another impressive track. ALEXANDER
is an obsessive love song, a total glorification of queen Alexander, a manic celebration
of an intimate bond between lovers. Well, that’s the first part’s impression, but as the
song moves on the tone – of the music and the vocals – gets darkishly intense, even minatory. Maybe the beloved queen is only an illusion, a hallucination, a phantasm, making her worshiper go mad over it when he realizes that he’s only dreaming.
I’ll let you decide for yourself…


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JANIS: Facebook

Welsh Duo RUBBER VELVET Reflects On New Hearftfelt Tracks ‘LITTLE WILD’ And ‘DUMB INTELLECT’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week…

16 December 2018

Only formed last year this Welsh duo RUBBER VELVET made a considerable impression this summer with their emotive 5-track debut EP Rest In Vain and are now back with a
fresh two-track EP. LITTLE WILD and DUMB INTELLECT deal with personal, mixed up sentiments. Both wistful songs are reflective musings unveiling a melancholic sensibility strengthened by guitars that gently weep and the timbre of the crestfallen vocals. These are dimmed emotions matching these grey winter days. Catch the mood right here…


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RUBBER VELVET: Facebook – Instagram


LITTLE WILD EP – out now – available via iTunes

CHRISY HURN’s Touching Voice Of Canadian Outfit BASEMENT REVOLVER Will Make You Silent…

Relaxing musings for the laziest day of the week…

9 December 2018

Canadian three-piece BASEMENT REVOLVER led by heartwarming singer/songwriter Chrisy Hurn released their emotive debut LP Heavy Eyes last Augustus with KNOCKING as one of the standout tracks. Hurn‘s breathtaking voice on this marvelous song’s live rendition will make you silent. Sheer splendor…

BASEMENT REVOLVER: Website – Facebook