Darkwave Act HALLOWS Dropped Brand New Single ‘THE CALL // RAVENOUS’…

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28 March 2020


(photo by Daniel Kastner)

Band: HALLOWS

Who: “A darkwave/post-punk collaboration conceived in Minneapolis/St Paul in 2018, drifted to Seattle. The duo consisting of Dom R. (vocals, guitar, synth, drum programming) and Vanee D. (vocals, synth, bass) describes their music as layers of yearning sounds, bleeding into uplifting, sanguine beats, with an intimate message about modern day malaise told from an exposed, vulnerable lens.”

Track: THE CALL//RAVENOUS – brand new single – Dom R. said about the new cut “It
was the first song we composed as a band. We worked on this song for months, before we considered it complete. In essence, it’s about being on a dark journey, following this somber,
yet enthralling voice, you follow it to wherever it takes you. As you get lost in the night, it becomes home.”

Score: After their impressive debut single Subtle this haunting act nail it again with
their new nightmarish odyssey. A pitch black slo-mo trip into an overcast universe only they know the location of. Disturbing synths patterns, icy voices and shadowy vibrations infiltrate the dark side of your mind and open your doors of perception. Don’t fight it, it’s all worth it, I know I’ve been there.

HALLOWS: Facebook

(photo on top: FB Hallows)

BOB DYLAN Shares First New Song In Eight Years – Here’s The Extended JFK Ballad ‘MURDER MOST FOUL’…

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27 March 2020

After eight years since his magnificent Tempest album living legend BOB DYLAN
shares a new song, a nostalgic 17-minute ballad about the assassination, in suspicious circumstances, of John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963. The best ever president the
US ever had. A great leader who strove for peace, equality, and solidarity, the total opposite of that ignorant buffoon who’s now in the White House.

The release was accompanied by a message of the iconic singer/songwriter: “Greetings
to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This
is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you.”

It was a dark day in Dallas, November ’63
A day that will live on in infamy
President Kennedy was a-ridin’ high
Good day to be livin’ and a good day to die
Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb
He said, ‘Wait a minute, boys, you know who I am?’
‘Of course we do. We know who you are.’
Then they blew off his head while he was still in the car
Shot down like a dog in broad daylight

Lyrics in full here

Song in full here …

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BOB DYLAN: Facebook

BRIGHT EYES Return After Nine Years With Brand New Passionate Track ‘PERSONA NON GRATA’…

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26 March 2020

It’s already nine years since gripping singer/songwriter CONOR OBERST and his band BRIGHT EYES released their eight album The People’s Key. But Oberst is back now.

He shared a brand new track called ‘PERSONA NON GRATA’, a passionate love ballad. Oberst’s voice still is what makes his sonic musings so appealing and heartfelt. He said about the new song: “It was hard to decide which song to share first because they are all quite different, but this one seemed as good a place as any to start. And it has bagpipes!”

Tune in here…

Also on Spotify

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BRIGHT EYES: Facebook

(Photo: Facebook – Bright Eyes)

THE PRETENDERS Return With New Album And Share Lead-Single ‘THE BUZZ’…

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23 March 2020

After top comeback album Alone the wonderful CHRISSIE HYNDE and
THE PRETENDERS return with new LP HATE FOR SALE, out 1st of May.
Pre-order facilities here.

And here’s lead-single ‘THE BUZZ’. A mid-tempo vintage The Pretenders
love song with Chrissie Hynde‘s glowing vox sounding as sensual as ever.
Definitely growing older in style and with catching, crystal clear tunes.

Press play here…

Also on Spotify

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THE PRETENDERS: Facebook

MGMT Reacts To The Pandemic Crisis With Brand New Track ‘AS YOU MOVE THROUGH THE WORLD’

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20 March 2020

Electronic Connecticut eccentrics MGMT shared new track
‘AS YOU MOVE THROUGH THE WORLD’ accompanied by
the following message on their Instagram

“Since we’re still bummed that we won’t be seeing any of you on tour for the time being, we thought we’d go ahead and release our new track, As You Move Through The World, a little early! Everyone knows we all need a 7 and a half minute downtempo ambient instrumental track to listen to while we’re NOT moving through the world.”

‘As You Move through The World’ is a seven and a half minute,
mostly-instrumental, space odyssey. Float away right here…

Also on Spotify

MGMT: Facebook

HARD-FI Frontman RICHARD ARCHER Launched His New Project OFFWORLD…

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18 March 2020

RICHARD ARCHER, frontman of British angry rockers HARD-FI just launched his
new project called OFFWORLD. Today the new act dropped its debut single and announced an EP for April and a full album later in the year.

Archer told NME: “We’re all really proud of the music we’ve made for OffWorld and
personally it’s been so cool to work with such talented musicians and awesome people.
We wrote and recorded these songs in a turbulent period of our history when the belief
that we were all moving forward took a hit, after reading too much science fiction we
ended up projecting our worries onto a different world.” “

Debut single ‘BRAVE TO BE ALIVE‘ described as “a fuzz bass hymn to the badass
warrior goddess/mother”
is a stormy rocker inspired by all brave women around
the world who stand up and fight against all sorts of discrimination of women.

Here’s the lyric video…

OFFWORLD: Facebook

Thundery British Rockers SINKA Nail It Again With Brand New Savage Single ‘CAUSE EFFECT’…

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16 March 2020


(Photo by Eirinn Quinn)

British hard rock engine SINKA nails it again with new savage single ‘CAUSE EFFECT’
from their upcoming debut EP ‘F.W.Y.K’ (Fuck What You Know) out on 17th April. It’s
a high-powered blast fueled by crazed guitars, banging percussion, racy vocals, and a tumultuous instrumental interlude.

Mind you, this band it’s not just about hefty noise. What they serve is inventive, smart
and high-quality songwriting. I’m sure this ambitious, talented three-piece will only get better and show the world they’re a first-rate force to be reckoned with. FACT! Don’t
forget where you first read it!

Here we go…


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SINKA: Facebook / Turn Up The Volume’s interview with the band here

Eccentric Art-Pop Veterans SPARKS Reveal New Baleful Track ‘I’M TOAST’ From Their Upcoming 24th Album…

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12 March 2020

Los Angeles eccentric art-synth-pop brothers SPARKS started their career way back
in 1967 (!) and they’re still alive and kicking today, aging in style with compelling music.
In May they will unleash their 24th (!) album called ‘A STEADY DRIP, DRIP, DRIP’. Last month they dropped twinkling lead-single Self-Effacing. Today we can enjoy another
new piece.

‘I’M TOAST’ sounds pretty upbeat but is actually a doom and gloom reflection on our troubled times as one of the famous brothers, keyboard player/songwriter Ron Mael
told Rolling Stone Magazine : “One tries to be uplifting in one’s songs, but occasionally
a cloud appears in the sky and one’s demeanor leads to songs like ‘I’m Toast.”

These lyrics are crystal clear: “I’m toast/ There’s something burning/ I’m toast/ I’m finally learning/ I’m toast/ Nothing stays the same as it was.”

Get burned here…

SPARKS: Facebook

Misfits PROTOMARTYR Announce New LP And Share Wry Single ‘PROCESSED BY THE BOYS’…

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12 March 2020


(photo Turn Up The Volume!)

Detroit’s post-punk misfits PROTOMARTYR announced new album ‘ULTIMATE SUCCESS TODAY’, out in May. Frontman and full-time cynical  world observer Joe Casey says about their fifth record “a possible valediction of some confusingly loud five-act play.”

Here’s lead single ‘PROCESSED BY THE BOYS’. A brutal jackhammer, a slow-mo ebullition with a wall-of-pounding hubbub backing Casey’s drunken voice tackling humanity in his own razor-sharp way. The video (below) was influence by Brazilian TV footage the band seems to become obsessed with…

PROTOMARTYR: Facebook


New album ‘ULTIMATE SUCCESS TODAY’ out 29th May – all info here

PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS Share Another Killer Track From New LP – Here’s ‘RUBBERNECKER’…

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11 March 2020

Newcastle’s fierce trash punks PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS release their
new, third album ‘VISCERALS’ on 3 April via Rocket Recordings . Last January we
got the monstrous lead single ‘Reducer’.And today the band unleashed another
crushing cut.

‘RUBBERNECKER’ is a slow-moving killer slam with the scary and bombastic
resonance of metal legends Black Sabbath. Intimidating, dark and in your face.

Feel the heat right here…

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PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS: Facebook


Artwork new album ‘VISCERALS‘ – out 3 April