British Starry-Eyed Voice PEARL Shines On Debut EP ‘WHERE I GO’

23 July 2023

British singer-songwriter/producer PEARL who grew up in the English countryside,
much of her childhood centred around building dens in the forest, has released her delightful 4-track, titled WHERE I GO

“PEARL is my birthstone and holds a lot of symbolism
for me. I finally feel grounded and sure of myself.”

The EP showcases four tracks which touch on the theme of acceptance. Each song
was written as a way of processing emotions and events and moving on from them
in a positive way.

PEARL explains: “Writing these songs was a really reflective process, I would look back at a memory, make sense of it, and plot a path through. It was really cathartic. Music is very visual for me, and I love to create little worlds around it. This EP is verdant, a secret spot in the garden with round velvet chairs, cocooned and warm, with soft edges and lots of plants. I look at the music as biophilic, the synths, drums and production are the architecture, and my voice, the organic sounds, and the lyrics are the green and natural elements that run through…I’ve
always had an overactive imagination!”

TUTV: PEARL’s voice is the star in the middle, operating in a universe where you also can listen to Cocteau Twin‘s shiny vocalist Liz Fraser and Kate Bush‘s moonstruck moments. An instrumental instrument for four melodic ruminations, four sonic rainbows in the air and yours to take and to embrace. Where I Go is indie synth pop for dreamers who love to look at the bright side of life but fully know that reality can be a drag. Four-star debut. Another proof of how music can have a healing and soothing power.

VIDEOS for Years and Go!


PEARL: Facebook – Instagram

5 NEW INDIE INJECTIONS – Week 47 – 2022

Weekly indie fuel

22 November 2022

Band: VAZUM (Detroit, Michigan)

Who: Zach Pliska and Emily Sturm. The project started in 2017.
They describe their sound as deathgaze, combining the raw energy
of deathrock with the depth of shoegaze. So far the duo released
four albums and a handful of singles and EPs.


Info: Vazum rebell against the stranglehold a precious few have over the music
industry, they forge ahead with The Precious Ones s is influenced by punk, alt and deathrock. Their next album, V Sessions, is due out next Spring.

TUTV: Vazum ventilate their anger versus the money-greedy corporate music industry
with this brutal straightforward shocker generating a wall-of-fuck-the-elite-labels sound that bulldozes its way on repeat with schizo guitars, a non-stop spiteful rant and Emily Sturm‘s freakish backing vocals. Bang-on!

Shut your mouth
No one wants to hear more
Same old sounds
We’re all so bored
Turn you down
No one wants to hear more
Plagued by doubt
You’re all Poseurs

Buy/stream here…

VAZUM: Facebook – Instagram

Who: Darkwave artist from Kenora, Ontario. Her music is an instinctive
mixture of 80’s dark wave and experimental electronic music performed
alongside a lo-fi dancer on stage.

New tracks: GO and DRIFTING featuring Mike Mare ‘DALEK).

TUTV: Edged echoes of electro acts such as Fever Ray, Cherry Glazerr,
and Crystal Castles
pop up here, but it’s Sparkesss‘s own imaginative
musical vision, spine-chilling orchestrations and enigmatic vocality
that stand out. Impressive. Two times.

Buy/stream both tracks
via Bandcamp

CAMILLA SPARKSSS: Facebook – Instagram

Who: Indies out of Manchester, UK

New single: SPAT OUT
From the upcoming self-titled debut album.

Info: If you’ve ever set your watch 10 minutes ahead to trick yourself into gaining
extra time, ‘Spat Out’ is the moment you 100% relate. Painfully aware of the unease each passing second can bring, Manchester’s most raucous jam-band Chew Magna are serving up a frenzied guitar rush of realisation that whether we like it or not, time waits for no one.

Laurie (singer): “It’s fuelled by the frustration of being up against time,
of the fleetingness of life whilst having this nagging feeling of missed

TUTV: Pushed by a non-stop driving drum/bass vigor Chew Magna go fast forward from
the very start as if they’re afraid to run out of time. Agitated guitar lines turn paranoid, tense vocals add urgency to this classy cracker, and the sonic temperature rises up now and then causing a feverish effect. Top stuff.

CHEW MAGNA: Facebook – Instagram

Band: WAXX!
Who: A 6-piece fuzzy psychedelic band hailing
loud and proud from glittering Norwich (UK).

New single: VAMPIRES

Info: Vampires is a soundscape that’s a new take on familiar sounds – laced with 90s ear worms and textured in nostalgic house piano tones, swirling trippy guitars, pounding bass and a back beat filled with big fills, bongos and tambourines. With its tongue in its cheek and an appraising eye, Vampires is a Britpop stomper about all those people out there happy to bloodsuck their way up the ladder with no care for how it affects their immortal soul.

TUTV: No way to escape the merciless vampires that surround us in daily life. It feels
like these crusaders WAXX! want to crush them with this psycho-delic cry-out that speeds forth and back. Irritated voices make their point, and classic guitar soloing completes the angry energy at work here.

WAXX!: Facebook

Who: Canadian duo – Jennifer Di and Mike Allain – have developed a gritty cinematic sound that aims to captivate listeners with soaring anthemic melodies and raw personal lyrics. The pair bonded over their eclectic range of musical tastes and saw an opportunity to take to the stage, collaborating on something new inspired by a shared love of the sounds that defined the 80’s and the UK music scene. Bands like The Cure, Depeche Mode, White Lies, and Chvrches are a major source of inspiration behind the synth-driven sound of Evil Tongues’ music.

New single: CATCH ME

Jennifer Di: From a young age, I’ve always been pretty focused on going after my dreams, which I’ve learned also comes with a lot of sacrifices. As much as I don’t regret any of the decisions that I’ve made to get here, every now and then a little voice inside my head questions has this all really been worth it? And if everything falls apart, will anyone be there to catch me? Or have I sacrificed too much? This song was written about one of those conversations that I had with myself, and acknowledging my fears yet blowing past them.

TUTV: Catch Me is an affecting dream-pop tune that floats around like a seagull carried
by the wind. Both breezy and wandering. Di‘s heartfelt voice, a cinematic synth glow, and the fervid chorus unite beautifully.

Catch the vibe here..

EVIL TONGUES: Facebook – Instagram

THE SWEDISH RAILWAY ORCHESTRA – New Hot Summer Party Album Coming Soon

New longplayers in the pipeline

9 July 2022

Who: the brainchild of Dublin musician
and producer Rob Smith

Out: 27 July via Blowtorch Records

Expect a swirling dance-yourself-dizzy electro record to start and end all 24-hour summer parties with. Why? TSRO combines the head-spinning dynamics of LCD Soundsytem‘s sickly sticky jams and the E-cstatic house rhythms of Swedish House Maffia (no family). Sounds thrilling, right? You betcha.

Check out the 3 singles

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TSRO: Facebook – Instagram – Spotify

Don’t Mess With Hard Hitting Runaways L.A. MACHINA – Hell’s Bloody Bang Bells!

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

8 July 2020

L.A. MACHINA is a full female garage turbo featuring two utterly cool ex-members of
The Darts
vocalist/guitarist Michelle Balderrama and drummer Rikki Styxx and on bass
and lead vocals Suzi Moon from Turbulent Hearts. Three hungry ladies have a license
to rock like hell.

We’re kinda like Josie & the Pussycats, but with LSD and way more distortion.”

Their debut 7″ is boiling in the pipeline waiting to be unleashed pretty soon. It features
the hot-blazing trio’s first hit single TEENAGE HEAD and their upcoming brand new blow GO!. No B-side for this double A-side tandem, folks.

Let’s concentrate for starters on Teenage Head. A nasty crackerjack exploding with fierce force from the get-go. A high-powered red-blooded-riff explosion that attacks your poor speakers. Combine scorching guitars, a merciless drum beat, and spicy vocals and what you get is a well-oiled rollicking Machina. What you gonna do? Jump like a kangaroo on dope all over the place.

1-2-3-4, let’s roll…

Also on Spotify

Pre-order the single here.
L.A. MACHINA: Facebook

Welcome back Michelle

Welcome back Rikki…

(concert photos by Turn Up The Volume!)

THE BLACK KEYS Share Another Track/Clip From New LP – Here’s Firm Cracker ‘GO’…

Brand new sonic impulses

16 May 2019

Rowdy blues rock brothers Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney aka THE BLACK KEYS will launch their ninth studio LP, titled LET’S ROCK, next month. The pair shared two tracks so far. The thumping lead single LO/FI and the equally pumping second smack Eagle Birds.

And here’s another fresh electrifying rocker called simply ‘GO’. The accompanying clip finds the duo playing like they haven’t spoken a word to each other in five years, since their previous 2014 album ‘Turn Blue‘. Listen/watch here below…


LET’S ROCK – new album out 28th June – more info here