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. ‘Burn Out Bright’ by DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY (Denmark)
In two weeks – on 6 September – this Danish Herculean rock trio unleash
their debut LP ‘No Weather, No Cry, The Desert Don’t Lie’ with the world.
But first another piece off the LP.
Burn Out Bright is about “chasing your dreams is like standing on the edge of a cliff,
you got to be willing to jump, leaving everything behind. The sacrifices are part of the
game. But it’s worth it, because when you’re up there, living your dreams, nothing else
It’s a powerhouse of a belter.
Big emotions, big sound, big tune.
2. ‘Holiday’ by HELMET (NYC)
NYC’s eminent metallic noise heroes are producing
deafening stuff for over 3 decades now.
To start the countdown they dropped the lead single Holiday.
A rambunctious scream-along and head-bang along haymaker.
3. ‘Crawlers’ by FAMILY MAN
These punk-rooted misfits make noise since 2019. Following
their 2022 debut EP What’s New they just released their 3rd
single of 2023.
“Crawlers explores the idea of a toxic relationship and the line between
symbiosis and parasitism. The earth-shattering conclusion that we are
also at fault can be just as devastating, as we see ourselves ‘becoming
a crawler too.'”
Expect a slow-boiling and haunting rap-like rant that
creeps and crawls slowly but surely under your skin.
4. ‘Radio Hell’ by MIPSO (North Carolina)
Americana folk-pop-rock quartet from North-Carolina just released
their 6th LP, named Book Of Fools. Stream the full beauty here.
One of the stellar singles is Radio Hell. Only 15 seconds in and the groovy vibe intro convinces your ears that this is a winner. Totally infectious, going forth and back, and activating your feet’s movements.
Check this splendid live version.
5. ‘Your Side Of Town’ by THE KILLERS (Los Angeles)
This is Los Angeles‘ pop celebrities’ brand new single.
“With much excitement we present to you Your Side of Town. It’s got the ghosts
of a lot of the synth music that inspired us over the years. And yet, somehow, feels
completely our own. Now it’s yours. Turn it up!”
And? A killer of a synth-pop earworm, of course.
Ahead of it, they threw single #4 on the Internet.
It features musical centipede Beck, and it goes
Florida-based veteran rapper Bullet Brak has been turning heads for over
a decade with his dynamic delivery and witty wordplay. Last December he
released his debut LP, titled Brock Holliday. Stream it here.
For this new single he teamed up with Philly‘s top bar
spitter OT The Real. The result is a smoking flow of rants.
Check it out.
8. ‘Bunga’ by NEPTUNE’S CODE (Chicago)
Bunga is a towering tour de force off the EP. A slow-burning torch
that grows in intensity and passion along its energetic path.
Somewhere between Alanis Morissette and PJ Harvey.
9. ‘As Above So Below’ by DAY CLINIC (Berlin)
For standout track As Above So Below, a highly affecting
and stirring power ballad, they now shared a video.
Blessed is a heart-and-soul affecting love serenade.
A starry-eyed pop pearl with romantic angelic voices.
Wonderful, just wonderful.
Steam to Spotify and stream.
See/hear you next week, music junkies