Red-Hot-Blooded Passion With MATTER OF MIND And Their New Emo-Slam ‘TAKE IT BACK’

New sonic impulses

31 July 2021

Band: MATTER OF MIND
Who: Emo rockers out of Stockport, England

New single: TAKE IT BACK

J Lambert-Philp (vocals) says: “It was one of the most cathartic songwriting experiences
we’ve had as a band to date. The song is very self-reflective whilst also acting like a mirror of someone else’s actions. It almost portrays a feeling of realising everything you thought was right, was all wrong. It goes to show that yourself and others’ actions affect each other more than most probably realise.”

Turn Up The Volume: Expect a fully charged outburst of red-hot-blooded passion
and a thunderous eruption of emotions. This s a massive tune with multiple layers of bulldozing guitars, manic drum punches, and a titanic vocal wall-of-energy. Check your speakers’ resilience before this boiling haymaker comes on. Impressive slam!

Take action here…

MATTER OF MIND: Facebook

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS Explode Again – Here’s New Rad Ripper ‘SECURITY’

New sonic impulses

29 July 2021


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Band: AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
Who: Smoking Australian engine
that hit the scene in 2016

New album: COMFORT TO ME
Second LP after their red-hot self-titled debut (2019)
Out: 10th September 2021 – order info here

New single: SECURITY

“I’m not looking for trouble, I’m looking for love / Let me in your hard heart
Let me in your pub”
sings Amyl over and over again. Look, Amyl, my heart
is open. I fell in love with you the night I saw you explode on stage in a small
club in my home country Belgium (and having a beer and a high-five together
afterward!), back in 2019. The roof went off. Can’t wait for, the new album.

In the meantime, I go mental to Security. What about you, ladies and gents?

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS: Facebook

New album COMFORT TO ME out 10th September

SAINT ETIENNE Announce Sample Driven Album – Hear Lead Single ‘POND HOUSE’

New sonic impulses

29 July 2021

Band: SAINT ETIENNE
Who: London’s synth-pop outfit fronted by Sarah Cracknell
Active: Since 1990 / 10 studio albums (including the new one)

New album: I’VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU
Release: 10 September 2021
More info: here

Sarah Cracknell: “It’s the first sample-driven album we’ve made
since So Tough and it’s been a really refreshing experience, such fun!
It’s both dreamy and atmospheric, late summer sounds.”

Lead-single: POND HOUSE

Sounds like a remixed Portishead song…

SAINT ETIENNE: Facebook


Artwork new album I’VE TRIED TO TELL YOU

(image on top: cover of ‘Good Humour’ album)

Sci-Fi Horror With LIARS And New Track ‘FROM WHAT THE NEVER WAS’

New sonic impulses…

28 July 2021

Band: LIARS
Who: Australian-American indie rock trio
Active: Since 2000 / 9 albums (so far)

New album: THE APPLE DROP – 10th LP
Out: 6 August 2021 – more info here

New single: FROM WHAT THE NEVER WAS
Third tasters after Sekwar and Big Appetite

It’s an atmospheric and darksome trip accompanied by
a video clip that brings sci-fi horror movies like Alien
and The Thing to mind.

Listen/watch here…

LIARS: Facebook

PARAGON CAUSE Put A Spell On Social Media Addicts With New Single ‘PLAY ME’

New sonic impulses

26 July 2021

Artists: PARAGON CAUSE
Who: A songwriting, production and musical duo – Kirwan and
Marnie vonKheul
– from Ottawa, Canada. Their sibling rivalry creates
a sound that is both haunting and familiar feat. hip-hop, classical piano,
80’s synthesizers and 50’s guitars.

New album: AUTOPILOT
Third longplayer.
Out: 13 August 2021
Order info: here

Press info
: “An affirming and resolute benchmark in their career, signalling
a profound elevation in their commitment to superlative songwriting, masterful
arrangements and exceptionally compelling and memorable production.”

New single: PLAY ME

“We sought out to convey a strong statement about the way people treat one
another and behave on social media. It’s almost a tease to all the haters in your
life who take advantage of you, but you know what they’re doing. There’s sarcasm
in saying, I will let you play me over and over again.”

Turn Up The Volume: This resonates like a karma-like spell, over and over
again, hinting at all social media addicts. A spiraling, distorted-guitar-charged
tune playing on repeat in your head before you realize it. Again the puzzling
power of repetition shows its intoxicating impact. Beware, you may be
the next target.

Just play me over and over again
Cuz you won’t save me
Play me over and over again
Cuz I will let you
Cuz I will let you
Over and over again

Stream/buy here…


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PARAGON CAUSE: Website

New album AUTOPILOT out 13th August – Order info here

(Single Artwork by Katie Marie Gallagher)

COLDPLAY In Pink Floyd Space With New Single ‘COLORATURA’

23 July 2021

Band: COLDPLAY
Active: Since 1996, already 25 years
9 studio LPs (including the new one)

New album: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Out in October
Lead-single: COLORATURA

Coldplay floats slowly but surely into space with a
Pink Floyd-esque first 5 minutes before turning into
a sort of fairytale symphony with a David Gilmour solo,
for another 5 minutes. Nice touch.

Tune in …

COLDPLAY: Facebook

New album MUSIC OF THE SPHERES out 15 October 2021 – Order info here

Wall-Of-Synths – LOW Share New Piece ‘DISAPPEARING’ From Their Upcoming Album

New sonic impulses

23 July 2021

Band: LOW (Duluth, Minnesota)
Who: Longtime dream pop band with key members
Alan Sparhawk (guitar and vocals) and Mimi Parker (drums,
vocals) who entered the scene back in 1993 / 13 studio
albums so far (including the upcoming new one)

New album: HEY WHAT – out 10th September via Sub Pop

New-single: DISAPPEARING
The second taster after lead-single  Days Like These.

Disappearing is a harmonious vocal duet in slow motion
against a wall of distorted synths.

Special stuff…

LOW: FacebookAll Albums

HEY WHAT out on all formats on 10 September 2021 – order info here

(photo on top: DB LOW)

Steamy Pop Punk Roller – THE LINDA LINDA’S Go ‘OH!’

22 July 2021

Band: THE LINDA LINDAS
Who: Half Asian / Half Latinx. Sisters, cousins and
friends who play music together because it’s fun!

New single: OH!

Last May these outspoken punky teenagers went viral on YT
with a live performance in a Library when playing their brilliant
Riot grrrl rant Racist, Sexist Boy.

The zealous lasses follow that glorious moment now with a new
single, titled OH!. A steamy pop-punk roller that storms ahead from
the flashy get-go and rushes to its hurrah finale. Bingo! Pretty cool,
pretty pithy, pretty fun! Another hit score for the Linda’s.

Oh, oh, oh,
here we go…

THE LINDA LINDAS: Facebook

Lose Yourself And Trip Along THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

21 July 2021

Band: THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (Manchester)
Active: Since 1989 / 9 studio albums

New track: WORK ENERGY PRINCIPLE

The B-side to the recent stand alone
single The Darkness That You Fear.

Get your rave shoes out of the closet
’cause the Chemicals fabricated some
block rockin’ beats build around a simple,
but sickly sticky melody. Forget reality for
a while, join the almost 9-minute trip and
lose yourself completely…

The rather experimental A-side

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS: Facebook

In The Pipeline… New THE VELVETEERS Album – Hear The Rad Lead-Single

21 July 2021

Band: THE VELVETEERS
Who: Ardent trio out of Denver, Colorado playing heavy
but agile, theatrical but nuanced, grounded in rock
history but wholly idiosyncratic.

New album: NIGHTMARE DAYDREAM
Out: 8 October 2021
Pre-order info: here

Info: Nightmare Daydream finds The Velveteers stripping down
rock and roll to its most primal elements—the riff, the rhythm,
the snarl, and rebuilding it in their own image.

“We don’t want to sound like a band from a different time. We want to
sound like a band that’s right here right now—in this very moment? ”

says singer/guitarist Demi Demitro.

Lead-single: CHARMER AND THE SNAKE

Baby Pottersmith (drummer): “It’s about certain types of older guys
in music scenes who think they are charming and all that but are just
lizards trying to take advantage of you. They think they can manipulate
you to get what they want by saying a bunch of nonsense but all the while
you are aware of their true intentions and just watch as they talk themselves
deep into a ditch of delusions.”

Turn Up The Volume: The Charmer and The Snake is a funky slow-burning
up and down uppercut, fuming and spooking to a seductive and threatening
groove and exploding with force when the glam chorus hits your stereo. Watch
out, all you drooling machos out there. Don’t mess with The Velveteers, ’cause
they will kick your sexist butts. Capice?

Look in Demitro‘s eyes here…

THE VELVETEERS: Facebook

New album NIGHTMARE DAYDREAM – out 8th October 2021 – order info here