THE BEATLES Topped American Charts With ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE’ 52 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

19 August 2019

Band: The Beatles
SongAll You Need Is Love
History: This was a non-album single (although it was later included on the
US version of their ‘Magical Mystery Tour‘ LP) premiered on TV via satellite on
25 June 1967 when the Fab Four played it in the EMI studios, seen by more than
400 million people in 25 countries. The single topped the US Charts on 19 August
1967, 52 years ago today. Many regard this ultimate love song as cheesy. Cheesy?
At the end of the day what most of us keep going is love, not hate and intolerance

All together now…


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…


Irish Noiseniks GIRL BAND Share New Hellish Cut From Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘GOING NORWAY’

Brand new sonic impulses

17 Augustus 2019

It’s been four years since diabolical Irish noiseniks GIRL BAND released their hair-rising debut LP Holding Hands With Jamie. But they’re back now! Early June they announced new longplayer, titled ‘THE TALKIES‘ and launched deafening lead-single Shoulderblades. And here’s another new cut. On ‘GOING NORWAY‘ the band does what they do best. Rattling and roaring like they’re being tortured. Feel the shocking disturbance here…

GIRL BAND: Facebook

SHALLOW WAVES – Toronto’s Mighty Engine Goes Psych-O-Delic On New Single ‘DUST’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

17 August 2019


Who: Toronto-based foursome that started as an alternative/60s garage rock band but slowly but surely started to move toward their current sonic identity taking cues from Toronto’s local psychedelic scene as well as contemporary bands like Wand, Flying Colours, and The Black Angels

Pick: DUST – new cut from their upcoming mini-album
Parallel States of Consciousness‘, out 13th September

Score: ‘Dust‘ is a slow-burning psych-o-delic groove moving viciously like a nasty snake
on a mean mission. A wall-of-electrical-noise that wouldn’t be out of place in a horror movie. Stupefying turbulence all the way. Capture the heat right here…

SHALLOW WAVES: Facebook – Instagram

‘VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)’ By JIMI HENDRIX – 50 Years Ago Today At Woodstock Festival…

Knockouts from the past

17 August 2019

Band: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
SongVoodoo Child (Slight Return)
Released as a single in England in 1970,
after his death
Album Electric Ladyland – 1968
Live: 50 years ago today, on 17 August 1969, the late great guitar hero
played the brilliant track at the legendary Woodstock Festival

Woodstock 50 years ago today – genius at work…


An album of Hendrix’s Woodstock performance was released in 1994 – stream it here

British Psych Foursome MOTHER Shares Crazy Clip For Their Latest Single… ‘SHOOLDAYS’

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

17 August 2019

(pic: Jason GlssHrtzz Warner)

Oxford‘s rockers MOTHER who formed in 2017 and whose first EPs were produced by Mark Gardener, frontman of shoegaze veterans Ride are now working on their debut album. The first single ‘SCHOOL DAYS’ was released last May. A striking piece of sonic psychedelia driven by a pounding beat that will speed up your bloodstream and injected with glowing guitar sequences creating a psychedelic soundscape while the lyrics reveal a fear for an unemployed future. The band has a pretty crazy lyric clip out now to visualize their current confused state of mind. Watch it here…

MOTHER: Facebook

XTC Released Excellent Third Album ‘DRUMS AND WIRES’ 40 Years Ago…

17 Augustus 2019

40 years ago, on 17 August 1979, British quartet XTC released their third, breakthrough, album DRUMS AND WIRES. It was labelled by many critics as a great new wave LP as it was issued in that musical era. To Turn Up the Volume‘s ears it sounds more like a tremendously creative guitar pop record remarkable for its inventive, clever and masterly songwriting. The LP contained one of their rare, but well-deserved, hit singles with ‘Making Plans For Nigel‘ not written by frontman Andy Partridge, like many of the other songs, but solely
by bassist Colin Moulding (also co-writer with Patridge on a couple of other tracks). The album peaked at #17 in the UK.

Here’s that splendid single…

Album in full…

XTC: Biography – All Albums

The single’s sleeve