NICK CAVE – Here’s ‘BRIGHT HORSES’ – One Of The Most Touching Ballads On His New Double LP…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

13 October 2019

Last week NICK CAVE and his BAD SEEDS released intimate, compelling and heart & soul touching double album GHOSTEEN. One of Turn Up The Volume‘s favourite tracks is this most moving love ballad called ‘BRIGHT HORSES. Capture the soulful magic here…


The bright horses have broken free from the fields
They are horses of love, their manes full of fire
They are parting the cities, those bright, burning horses
And everyone is hiding, and no one makes a sound
And I’m by your side, and I’m holding your hand
Bright horses of wonder springing from your burning hand

(Ooh, oh)

And everyone has a heart and it’s calling for something
And we’re all so sick and tired of seeing things as they are
And horses are just horses and their manes aren’t full of fire
The fields are just fields and there ain’t no Lord
And everyone is hidden, and everyone is cruel
And there’s no shortage of tyrants and no shortage of fools
And the little white shape dancing at the end of the hall
Is just a wish that time can’t dissolve at all

(Ooh, oh)

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, this world is plain to see
It don’t mean we can’t believe in something
And anyway, my baby’s coming back now on the next train
I can hear the whistle blowin’, I can hear the mighty roar
I can hear the horses prancing in the pastures of the Lord
Oh, the train is coming, and I’m standing here to see
And it’s bringing my baby right back to me
Well, there are some things that are hard to explain
But my baby’s coming home now on the 5:30 train

New album GHOSTEEN out now – you can stream it here

(Photo on top: Nick Cave FB)

SOULFUL SUNDAY – Here’s SWIM DEEP With Marvelous Pearl ‘TO FEEL GOOD’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

6 October 2019

Birmingham SWIM DEEP rockers released their excellent third album ‘Emerald Classics‘ last Friday, 4th October. Opening track ‘TO FEEL GOOD‘ is an unquestionable highlight. It was also the lead-single launched last May. A stirring ballad recorded with a gospel choir turning Zimbabwean artist Rozalla 1991 dance pop stunner Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) into a tender, enticing and moving gem.

Here’s the soulful pearl…

From brand new album ‘EMERALD CLASSICS‘ – stream it  here

SWIM DEEP: Facebook

British Trio SOOT SPRITE Shines On New Emotive Beauty – Here’s ‘Vs. SELF’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

29 September 2019

British trio SOOT SPRITE is a self-proclaimed Bedroom Rock/Shoegaze band
but I rather describe their new single ‘Vs. SELF‘ as pure high-quality songwriting.
It’s a truly arresting song that evolves gracefully and entrancingly while the remarkable vocals will steal your heart. Its gloomy sonority reminds me of the moodiest moments
of 90s melancholic popsters The Sundays.

Find out why here…


Belgian Songwriter And Exquisite Voice LINDE Shares Her Second Stirring Single ‘LEAVE’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

22 September 2019

Artist: LINDE

Who: A peculiar Belgian elf who’s insight into human relationships,
and the songs she writes about them, are as intense as they are unbearable

Track: LEAVE – her second single

Score: After leaving a notable impression with her bewitching debut single Evaporate, up and coming artist LINDE shows again her nascent talent, vocally as well as lyrically. New single ‘Leave’ pictures the effect of love trauma. Its fragile, serene, yet catchy melody fits Linde‘s exquisite voice perfectly well while the song’s serene tone is intimate, open-faced and honest. It feels like silence in whispering motion.

” ‘Leave’ is not a request to bugger off”, she explains, “it’s not an insult you hurl at someone during a fight: the relationship I’m referring to never reached the fighting stage. In the end, letting someone go is probably the greatest act of love you can bestow”.

Discover the emotive and vocal splendour here…

LINDE: Facebook

British Desperadoes FAT WHITE FAMILY Show Soft Spot On Sensitive Single ‘WHEN I LEAVE’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

8 September 2019

All their devoted – bizarro and cranky – fans like me, know that rad British desperadoes
FAT WHITE FAMILY love to shock, love to trigger controversy, but most of all they love to write songs about the unlucky ones, the desperate ones, the depressed ones, the eccentric ones, hopeless ones and all sorts of outlaws who hate reality. Yes FWF has a soft spot for all the outcasts because they were born outcasts themselves.

‘WHEN I LEAVE’, one of the moodiest moments on their new LP (and released as its third single) seems to cover that passionate empathy for all of us who can’t cope with normality, exploitation and authoritarian political regimes where only the people that make money counts.

Capture the sensitive vibe here…


serfs up
From their newest album SERFS UP! Streamable on Spotify

(photo on top by Turn Up The Volume!)

Affecting Singer-Songwriter FREDDIE DICKSON Shares Two Intimate Pearls From His Upcoming LP…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

25 August 2019

(Photo by Chris Montgomery)

Turn Up The Volume has a soft spot for London-based singer/songwriter FREDDIE DICKSON who showed his high-quality talent for writing endearing songs for heart
and soul several times before. A few weeks ago he shared two most gripping musings from his upcoming album called BLOOD STREET. Two sensitive love songs with Dickson getting winsome vocal assistance of two great female voices respectively Oh Sister and Amber Lane-McIvor. Discover the two emphatic and vulnerable pearls right here…

SLIP OF THE HEART featuring Oh Sister

WHEN I NEEDED HER THE MOST featuring Amber Lane-McIvor


LADY LAZARUS Moves With Darkish Piano Ballad – Here’s ‘DRIVING THE STREETS OF YOUR TOWN’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

18 August 2019

LADY LAZARUS is the solo project of Melissa Ann Sweat, a California-based singer-songwriter who released her first album Mantic back in 2011. Next October her new, fourth, album ‘Impossible Journey Of My Soul Tonight’ will be launched. Ahead of it here’s heavyhearted single ‘DRIVING THE STREETS OF YOUR TOWN‘. A moving and melancholic piano ballad to listen to when the twilight sets in. Lazarus‘ voice is just wonderful and will make you silent and eager to listen. Feel the darkish mood here…


Singer/Songwriter HARRY HEART Glistens On New Single ‘MONTAIGNE’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

11 August 2019

HARRY HEART is a compelling singer/songwriter who grew up in East-London, then moved to Sydney, Australia. Only in his mid-twenties he already has a long musical journey behind him. Here’s one of his newest songs. ‘MONTAIGNE‘ is a warmhearted reverie, a romantic musing, a graceful song à la Jeff Buckley. Beautifully colored and blissfully designed.

Here’s the lyric video clip…


JINDALEE – Electro Pop Sensuosity With New Single ‘SLEEPWALK REVERIE’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

14 July 2019

Versatile Toronto based singer-songwriter JINDALEE is about to launch her new, fourth, album called VELA next month. Lead single SLEEPWALK REVERIEis about being endlessly curious with the natural world. It is a song about delving into the beauty of an experience” says Lee. It’s a soothing, soulful and sensuous beauty with Lee‘s almost whispering voice feeling like an aural massage. Electronic pop at its tempting best.

Capture the fetching tunefulness right here…

JINDALEE: Facebook – Bandcamp