Singer/Songwriter ATTAWALPA Released His Exquisite And Versatile Debut EP ‘SPELLS’…

15 April 2020


(photo: Tom Beard)

Singer/songwriter ATTAWALPA is a South American artist based in London who’s “music is the sum of his influences, a colourful and culturally rich Schmorgers board of sounds, textures, emotions, and grooves from eras across a multitude of genres; sitting comfortably in between rock, alternative and pop spaces. His Peruvian heritage plays a part too.”

He came under Turn Up The Volume‘s radar with his single Holliday, a mesmerizing and bluesy power ballad. Attawalpa assembled this track and three previous singles for his debut EP called SPELLS. A great-crafted, versatile piece of pop excellence.

Opener ‘BORROWED TIME‘ is a laid back, tremendously catchy and soulful tune with Attawalpa‘s near-whispering voice adding a sensual touch. TAKE A BITE is a funky snorter with a Prince like groove, a short Purple Rain guitar solo shot, again, an intoxicating chorus. Song three is the aforementioned slo-mo musing HOLLIDAY. And the exquisite EP ends with a shadowy and seductive reverie called GO TO THE MOON.

These four graceful pearls, coloured with multi-layered orchestrations, shows an imaginative and impassioned artist with a transcendent vox and the masterly gift
to write absorbing songs with a highly sticking melodiousness.

Tune in here…

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EP available via Bandcamp and Apple Music

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S KNOCKOUT TRACKS For February 2020…

Best killer tracks of the month…

Eleven superb tracks that energized my sonic
bloodstream this month. From roaring to moody,
from shaky to gloomy. Here is the sonic dope…

1. ‘Hot Slick’ by PINS
Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most exciting bangers of the year! Utterly cool!


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2. ‘Scavengers’ by MECHANIMAL (Greece)
A high-powered industrial, darkwave drone that will blow you of your socks…

3.’Conveyor’ by LICE (Bristol, UK)
Ominous and thunderous jackhammer. Armageddon is just around the corner…


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4. ‘See What I See‘ by SINKA (Watford, England)
A powerhouse smack and ear-splitting outburst that will trash your speakers…

5. ‘Paranoiacs’ by CHEMTRAILS (Manchester, UK)
A flaming ripper that encourages you to get up in the morning and kick some macho ass…


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6. ‘Dreams Like Drugs’ by LIONS OF DISSENT: LIONS OF DISSENT  (Wolverhampton, UK)
Transcendent psychedelia at its dazzling best. Sonic dope to get eight miles high to…

7. ‘Hopeless Romantic’ by OH BROTHER (UK)
Flamboyant razzmatazz! Cracking stuff! Rocking dynamism…

8. ‘Talking About You Man’ by PLASTIC SUN (UK)
This cutting indie power-pop stroke is a biting rejection of appalling toxic masculinity…


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9. ‘Babanod‘ by HMS MORRIS (Wales)
An endearing art-pop pearl and mesmeric electro beauty. A spine-tingling experience…

10. ‘Your Days’ by LES FLÂNEURS feat. HANNA TURI
Colourful, sparkling, romantically orchestrated musing that puts a big smile on your face…

11. ‘Holiday’ by ATTAWALPA (London based, UK)
A sensual, soothing slo-mo groove with a glam touch reflecting the desire to drift away…

All together on Spotify

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See/hear you next month…

Fervid Singer/Songwriter ATTAWALPA Drops Groovy Slo-Mo Single ‘HOLLIDAY’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

17 February 2020

Artist: ATTAWALPA

Who: A South American singer-songwriter based in London who’s “music is the sum of his influences, a colourful and culturally rich Schmorgers board of sounds, textures, emotions, and grooves from eras across a multitude of genres; sitting comfortably in between rock, alternative and pop spaces. His Peruvian heritage plays a part too.”

Track: HOLLIDAY – 3rd single off his debut EP ‘Spells‘ landing 3rd March – “I wanted
Holliday to sound like Kanye West traveled in time to produce Neil Young at the height
of their careers – Kanye ‘Dark Twisted Fantasy’ era producing ‘On The Beach Neil era!”
says Attawalpa

Score: ‘Holliday‘ is a sensual, soothing slo-mo groove with a glam touch reflecting the
desire to get away from the daily rut and drift away. The dreamy musing is spiced with what sounds like a full electrifying orchestra. The captivating chorus gets instantly under your skin and in your head, the bewitching backing vocals add a dramatic effect and the piano sequence, in the end, is just beautiful. You’ll embrace this mesmerizing and bluesy yearning after one spin.

Sit down, relax, close your eyes and float away here…

While you’re here check the two previous shared tracks Take A Bite and Borrowed Time


(Photo: Tom Beard)

ATTAWALPA: Facebook