ELVIS COSTELLO – Another Intriguing Piece Of His New Upcoming Album

New sonic impulses

17 October 2020

Declan Patrick MacManusew, better known as ELVIS COSTELLO
launches his 31th (!) album Hey Clockface on 30th October.

The transcendent songsmith already dropped four
tracks off the LP, and here’s cut number five.

NEWSPAPER PANE tackles the misleading, sensationalist media
with a waterfall of words over a repetitive hypnotic rhythm with
horns snippets in the back. Another intriguing piece. With all songs
that we heard so far it looks like the new LP will be a winner.

Freedom to dream
Freedom to wonder…



16 September 2020

Elvis Costello’s October Surprise’50 Songs For 50 Days’

Message from Costello on his FB -page “Presenting lyrics written over the last 50 years,
most of them my own, and heard on recordings made between 1977 and 2020, including several that will be issued here for the first time. These songs were written in response to
events over these many years but it strikes me that you may find something useful in them
at this present moment; a joke, a motto or even a couple of dance steps to keep the blood pumping and the hot sauce at hand.

I hope these songs will amuse, console or even infuriate, because passive indifference is
hardly the way forward. From September 15th, we will bring you a different song every
day for the next 50 days.”


New sonic impulses

13 September 2020

Legendary  songsmith ELVIS COSTELLO will share his new album
HEY CLOCKFACE – recorded between Helsinki, Paris, and New York –
with the virus infected world next month. He let us enjoy four tracks
so far (listen to them all below)

And here’s the title track HEY CLOCKFACE/HOW CAN YOU FACE ME NOW?.
A song about “about picking an argument with time, the very clock face, either
running too fast or too slow, depending on the company you keep.”
says the
man who didn’t want to go Chelsea.

It’s a playful, jazzy and frisky jingle
with a happy-go-lucky feel good effect.

Press play…

Previous shared tracks…






(photo: FB Elvis Costello)


New sonic impulses…

30 August 2020

ELVIS COSTELLO releases new album called HEY CLOCKFACE at
the end of October. The legendary singer-songwriter already made
us happy with three cuts (hear them below).

And here’s a song that does not feature on the official tracklist
of the upcoming longplayer. It’s labeled as a digital B-side. A pretty
special one as PHONOGRAPHIC MEMORY is a spoken word
story with the voice of the late great actor Orson Welles.

Listen here…

The three tracks already shared from the new album…





Simply The Best – TURN UP THE VOLUME’s Knockout Tracks For JULY 2020…

This past month’s best…

Fifteen Knockout Tracks hitting Turn Up The Volume‘s speakers this past month!
A steamy melting pot of isolation corkers and lockdown cuts. Don’t worry, be happy!

– She Talks To Angels – BLACK NEEDLE NOISE Feat. ANJELA PICCARD (Norway)
A wall-of-industrial-symphony. Big tune, big sound, big vox, big performance. Stunning!
At least as good as the original by Southern Harmony rockers The Black Crowes.

– Incinerate – PHOSPHENE (Portland, Oregon, US)
Twinkling guitars, pulsating drums, radiant melodiousness, and bright vocals bringing Cocteau Twins‘ wonderful singer Elisabeth Fraser. Glimmering shoegaze sparks. From
their excellent longplayer Lotus Eaters.

– Hear Me Now – DJ DOVE and ROWETTA (UK)
#Selfishness is toxic #Change is desperately needed #LetUsDance is the message #DJDove is the techno wizard #Rowetta is the sky-high soul voice #Beach-party-tune #IbizaRules

– Born To Run – by RICH GIRLS (NYC)
For all those tramps who were born in the USA, go and dance in the dark before
you need to run for that sickly narcissistic American idiot. The Boss for president!

– Rainbow Records – OCEANOGRAPHY (Oakland, California)
Glorious guitar pop humdinger getting your aural attention instantly with a repetitive
riff sticking as first-class glue. Inflammable passion, scintillating ardency, and vehement fervor. Affecting voice reminding me of Greg Dulli‘s imposing vocals at times.

– Televised Mind – FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Rollicking Krautrock-like jam with charismatic frontman Grian Chatten‘s parlando
vocals rattling on and on and on. From the brand new top album A Hero’s Death.

– A Boat To Drawn In – METZ (Canada)
Halfway this storming steamroller turns into a trance-like juggernaut driven by
boisterous drum kicks and raucous guitars. Hypnotic and mind-boggling. It’s
Metz’s deafening sound of hope. New album ATLAS VENDING out 9 October.

– Down The Stairs – SHEHEHE (Athens, Georgia, US)
A blistering jackhammer doing your head in from the explosive get-go. A thunder and lighting corker that rages like a Formula One race car at a dangerous speed. Noise-tastic!

– My Faith Is Larger – SAVING JACKIE (San Antonio, Texas, US)
Move over RATM for this shattering, striking slam dunk with the merciless power
of a bone-crushing iron ball. A hot-tempered sucker-punch triggering every single
nerve, every single muscle, and every single vein in your shuddering body. Hell yeah!

– Unstoppable – MIESHA & THE SPANKS (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
A rumbling crackerjack rolling from the kick-off. A sickly sticky stunner to jump along, scream along and sweat along. Crackling guitars, hammering drum kicks and spicy vocals is what you get, hopping like a kangaroo on drugs is what you should do. Isolation firework to pump up your mood and body temperature. C’mon!

– Hetty O’Hara Confidential – ELVIS COSTELLO (UK)
The great imperishable songsmith still knows how to surprise.
This sonic jim-dandy, a sort of beatbox banger says it all. Boom boom.

– Keep Your Eyes Peeled – by ULTRA SUNN (Brussels, Belgium)
Combine D.A.F.‘s industrial vibrations, Sisters Of Mercy‘s catchy gloom and doom hallucinations and Depeche Mode‘s pop-noir melodies, and what you get is a trip to
a tenebrous underground basement where Ultra Sunn‘s Sam Huge and Gaelle Souflet
are the DJ’s. Dance like it’s 1999 all over again.

– Jackie – HYPERSPACE (Atlanta, Georgia, US)
Riff extravaganza / Electrical lobotomy / Gabba Gabba Hey /
High-voltage power pop / Alive and ticking / Punktastic!

– A Hymn – IDLES (Bristol, UK)
A slow-moving ominous groove that feels like it will explode any second, but doesn’t. Like a fierce volcano about to spew lava but… doesn’t! The tension is almost unbearable. Another topnotch stroke! Idles keep on delivering soul-stirring thrills.

– You Are Just Not Alone – by BLACK MOON BOOK (Chicago, US)
A tender and romantic ballad with a Nils Lofgren-like, starry-eyed voice as the most important instrument in the middle. You can file this comforting reverie next to
Kurt Vile and The National. Relax, sit down, and enjoy…

All together on Spotify

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

Scandinavian Inspiration – ELVIS COSTELLO Rolls Again On New Ace Track ‘HETTY O’HARA CONFIDENTIAL’

New sonic impulses…

10 July 2020

Back in February, ELVIS COSTELLO, the king of America went to Finland’s capital Helsinki.
“I wanted to go somewhere nobody knew me,” he said. He enjoyed a holiday but couldn’t resist to jump in a studio over there to record some tracks.

No Flag was the first piece he shared with the world. A pretty brilliant stunner with
Costello on a roll like an angry young man again. Second cut  Hetty O’Hara Confidential
is an equally  sonic jim-dandy. A sort of beatbox banger. Boom boom. The Scandinavian
air seems to inspire the songsmith legend.

Here’s why…