The song’s lyrics take you through various events in Jacob’s life. Life isn’t always nice. Difficult relationships, precious losses, these are things that everyone experiences, but which we cannot all talk about equally well. The band succeeds wonderfully in converting these vulnerable feelings into melancholic pop-rock songs.
TUTV: Talking about an impressive debut. Bricks is an emotive introspection wrapped
in a glorious melody that strikes your ears from the kick-off. An arousing gem that resonates like a vibrant Americana song of veteran songsmith John Mellencamp and the poppy moments of Violent Femmes. Strumming guitars, infectious flow, impassioned vocals and an uplifting chorus. Top pop thrill that elevates restless minds, by far.
TUTV: Rango is a dashing slice of music. It combines a toe-tapping reggae groove with
a bluesy chorus and somewhere along the way, an Eric Clapton-like guitar solo cranking
up the vibe. Cool, right? Unquestionable. This is the kind of full of pep tunes that get
you through the day while shaking your hips. The singer sings at one point “There’s No Space For Happines“. Don’t worry be happy, you scored a notable debut.
““It’s about the ability to know your self worth and what you deserve from a relationship. You should each be able to help the other become their best selves and feel supported. Everyone has their own sense of commitment and self worth, and the lyrics in this song can really make you reflect on that”.
Artwork: Marie Rupolo
TUTV:Worth it is a mid-tempo rock ripper going forth and back with fervent drums force.
It’s a Herculean, inflammatory guitar-riff-packed sledgehammer that detonates every time the titanic chorus attacks your stereo. Quite some bang-on debut.
TUTV: Fitting tune for sunlit Spring days while hoping for a warm summer.
It’s an acoustic reverie floating sky-high with its mellow, infectious euphony
and breezy harmonies bringing the 4-vocalists-supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash
and Young to mind. Romantic strings make this gentle debut ditty complete.
Frost covers the ground
Silver trees are swaying in the breeze
I’ve lost more than I’ve found
Still I think I understand when you reach for my hand
To keep from falling
Further on we go
From the road the distant traffic far receding
The birdsong louder grows
I see your eyes see everything
I see you smile to hear the bird sing in the snow
And I know how you must feel
For I have heard you singing in the morning
Little bird we sing
Soon the spring will come and bring the sun to follow
It changes everything
The snow it melts away
I see you changing everyday
Until the day I leave you standing on your own
And it’s more than I can stand
But then you take my hand to stop me falling.
Band: THE CRYSTAL TEARDROP Who: British quartet inspired by a mutual passion for the sights,
sounds and creative experimentation of the mid to late 1960s with
its unique blend of garage rock, psychedelia and acid folk.
TUTV: Straight for the swinging sixties come The Crystal Teardrop with
a vintage psych-pop gem that could be written by Californian legends
The Mamas & Papas. Layered vocals, jangly guitars (playing backward at
one point. Remember The Beatles‘ Tomorrow Never Knows song?) and an
infectious chorus. All you need to play this nostalgic humdinger 81 times
A satirical romp through the fictional psyche of a young, middle-class
20th-century couple fantasizing about explosives, casual gambling and
being the late actor Ray Liotta.
White Heat was recorded by the legendary The Strokes producer Gordon
Raphael and produced & mixed by another producer giant Dan Swift.
TUTV: Oh man, oh man. Instantly infectious tunes like this one make my
vibrating ears’ day in a split second. This jingle-jangle guitar thrill sticks like
deluxe glue from the kick-off until the finish. Its frisky and zippy cadence, its
witty story, its zippy chorus and laid-back vocals combine for 3-minutes of
electric pop buzz.
The repeat button was invited for earworms like this.
Who: Fresh indie act hailing from the lush forests of Central Vancouver Island.
They boast a sound and energy that waxes and wanes like the rough waters
from which they began and blend an exciting mix of emotionally charged
grooves, dynamic high-energy beats, and entrancing, atmospheric layers.
Influences: Florence + The Machine, Sigur Ros and The Weakerthans.
Dani Blond (vocals/songwriter) “When I wrote this song I was thinking about these kids who are, today, experiencing the horrors of war as a way of life. This is something I could never understand due to the privileged life I live. This song came tumbling out of me quickly. It serves as a reminder for myself that there are many people in this world having extremely different experiences than mine, and that I am privileged and have an opportunity to feel grateful for what I have.
This is also a song about the human experience. The duality of light and dark that we are all immersed in. This is not only within our external worlds but our internal worlds as well. Peace and war, innocence and treacherousness, the light and the dark, this duality connects us all.”
TUTV: After hearing Red Sky one time I added these debuting indies immediately to my must-follow list. Why? This very first single captures your aural attention on the spot. It’s
a high-strung power-pop feat that progresses, bit by bit, with dazzling guitar lines and Blond‘s mettlesome vocals, to a feverish climax. It reflects the song’s theme of life’s dual issues with haunting intenseness. Proof again that worrying times can lead to heartfelt music. Score!
ANDREJA RODIĆ is a Serbian artist. He’s the guitarist of Belgrade’s noise band Kalibar.
He just released his solo debut single, entitled VIVID DREAM. An intriguing instrumental piece that made an impact on Turn Up The Volume‘s ears. It’s an inventive mix of shoegazy guitar layers, space rock and lots of percussion with a weird fade-out sequence starting somewhere in the middle. Peculiar stuff.
“Lipstick follows the obscure path of desire. Stretched between the lingering
impression of a touch lost to time, and the unshakable sense of its inevitable
TUTV: What a way to debut! Expect a sickly sticky dancefloor gem
with a synth-tantalizing vibe reminiscent of the starry-eyed sparks of British electro-pop heroes New Order. And is that Hooky on bass?
Lipstick is both a sensuous and affectional tune with gripping vocals up front
and melancholic ones in the back. At times it feels like the track will erupt into
an avid disco stomper. Maybe this debut is a foreplay teaser and the follow-up
will be an orgastic energizer. Anyway Ghost Fetish have my aural and hip-shaking
attention and will have yours too.
“Freedom“ is an anthem for bringing on change, written with the intention
to bring light to the constant battle for women’s rights. Each of the cities they
sing about have particular instances associated with them where women were
TUTV: It’s an incredible shame that women still have to fight for so many fundamental rights. It’s bloody 2023 and so much female injustice is still a reality. So, it’s great that female artists get up, stand up and fight for their right to tackle this human disease.
Chic Choc do it right away on their fantastic debut single. An electronic-booming EBM knockout to fill dance floors with. Boosting beats, catching chorus, sensuous vocals and
a protesting choir, combine for a sassy stunner. Bang-on. Le freak, c’est chique choc.