Every week 10 new rad tracks added
In order to not miss a beat Turn Up The Volume scans the musical
horizon daily (doing it for years now, actually) to stay in touch with
all new things sonically great and shares the results on a weekly
Check the 10 new rad cuts just
added to this rad 2023 playlist.
1. ‘The Nether-edge’ by PJ HARVEY
Enigmatic as ever.
Standout track from her brand new LP I Inside the Old Year Dying.
2. ‘Poison The Well’ by SURPRISE BABY
The Los Angeles based project of musician and songwriter
Sarsten Noice and producer Claire Morison.
The track narrates facing the consequences of your own actions and the desire
to change the reality of a situation but ultimately having the resignation that you
Poison The Well has a magnetic synth vibe that sticks
on the spot and actives your limbs. Strike!
3. ‘There She Blows!’ by NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
Former chief of Manchester’s heroes Oasis still knows how to write an instantly appealing song. There She Blows is grooving and amusing. From NG’s new longplayer Council Skies.
4. ‘Sicily’ by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
Josh Homme and his amigos just launched their new
wildly praised full length In Times New Roman….
Sicily is unquestionably and absolute highlight. Spooky stuff.
A cover of a Nick Drake (1948-1974) song from his 1969 LP Five Leaves Left.
A mesmeric rendition by PJ Harvey’s longtime collaborator/producer and the sparkling voice of songstress Aldous Harding. It features a brand new tribute album named The Endless Coloured Ways – The Songs Of Nick Drake.
6. ‘Banana Ketchup’ by BAZE BLACKWOOD
The project of music producer, educator, and
performer, named Miles Blackwood Robinson.
No, idea how banana ketchup tastes, but its sonic flavour will seduce
you to get up and shake your booty to the hip-activating summer beat.
7. ‘Hard Shit’ by ASHA
Songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist
from Los Angeles whose music transcends genre.
Asha: “Hard Shit is about dating and how awful it is, especially due to the inventions of dating apps and how the culture has changed. There are just too many options for everyone now, so no one wants to stick around long enough to have something real. I think this song is super relatable and fun!”
I love Asha‘ no-nonsense and direct approach of this topic
and the song’s avid EBM pop resonance. Top shit!
8. ‘Secrets’ by CHEW MAGNA
These Manchester’s cacophonous indie craftsmen score with their new high-energetic corker that resounds like a pop melody backed up by layers of guitar furor, eager bass play, bang-on drum hits and lively vocals. Tremendously catchy stroke!
9. ‘I’m A Wreck’ by ROOMMATES
These British gunslingers kick-start your adrenalin production from the first chord on with this peppery pop-punk cryout fed by schizo guitars and distressed vocals. A thrill, although the song is about the wake of a breakup, an anthem of self-loathing, regret, and ultimately, forgiveness. I said it a million times before, heartache can lead to explosive catharsis in music.
10. ‘High Exposure’ by HOLLOW GRAVES
This shoegazy dream pop titillation gets under your skin slowly but surely driven by its melodic brightness. And kudos to these Canadian indies to comment on the crushing amount of daily promo for artists/records.
“There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with doing some self promo, but sometimes there’s the temptation to lie and hide one’s true self to maintain their public persona. It’s disappointing to see, but the true pitfall of this kind of dishonesty is that it affects one’s own personal growth and self-discovery.”
Steam to Spotify and stream.
See/hear you next week music junkies