Saturday Dark Wave Fever Night With IYEARA And MARK LANEGAN – Here’s ‘SHE LOVED YOU’

New sonic impulses…

6 August 2020

MARK LANEGAN, one of the most productive artists in rock, released his highly praised 11th longplayer Somebody’s Knocking last year. The man loves to collaborate with other musicians to explore other directions and to experiment with new sonic ideas.

This time he joined forces with British dark-wave electro trio IYEARA to remix that great album. The longplayer arrives, retitled as ANOTHER KNOCK AT THE DOOR on 21 August. Our ears already got impressed with the first shared track ‘Playing Nere‘ early July and here’s a second cut, a soul-stirring stomper.

SHE LOVED YOU moves like a ritual voodoo-like disco dance. Atmospheric, bewitching,
and totally magnetizing. Pitchy synth beats for the twilight hours. Dusky electro shadows to start and end Saturday dark wave fever nights with.

Get up and move…

In case you missed Playing Nero, press play here…

You can pre-order the remixes album here

IYEARA: Facebook / MARK LANEGAN: Twitter

Listen To Previously Unreleased Sweet TOM PETTY Track ‘THERE GOES ANGELA (DREAM AWAY)’

New sonic impulses…

5 August 2020

An expanded edition of the late great TOM PETTY‘s debut album WILDFLOWERS
will see the day of light in the near future. It was Petty himself who talked, shortly
before his death about a special reissue as he recorded several songs that didn’t
make it onto the LP.

Petty‘s estate already shared a demo version of the LP’s magnificent single ‘You
Don’t Know How It Feels
‘ last June. And just now a previously unheard track arrived,
the sweet love ballad ‘THERE GOES ANGELA (DREAM AWAY)’.

Enjoy here…

In case you missed it, here’s the demo version of You Don’t Know How It Feels

TOM PETTY: Facebook

Impressive Welsh Duo – Listen To ‘CORNER OF MY SKY’ By KELLY LEE OWENS And JOHN CALE…

New sonic impulses…

5 August 2020

Welsh artist/producer KELLY LEE OWENS and living VU legend JOHN CALE, also Welsh, worked together on a new song called CORNER OF MY SKY from Owens new, second album Inner Song, out 28th August.

A fascinating piece with Owens’ ominous synth-scapes and Cale musing all over it with his characteristic, doomy vox, singing both in English and Welsh,

Cale said about the collaboration: “Kelly sent me a track she’d written — an instrumental that was a gentle drift — something comfortably familiar to what I’d been working on myself. On the first listen, the lyrics came with ease and a chorus and melody grew out of it.”
Owens added: “I knew with this album I needed to connect with my roots and therefore having the Welsh language featured on the record felt very important to me. Once the music for the track was written and the sounds were formed, I sent the track straight to John and asked if he could perhaps delve into his Welsh heritage and tell the story of the land via spoken-word, poetry and song.

Get impressed by Corner Of My Sky here…


New LP In September – Trip-Hop Expert TRICKY Shares Heartache Track ‘THINKING OF YOU’ Feat. MARTA

New sonic impulses…

4 August 2020

Trip-hop expert TRICKY brings us his new LP – his 14th – FALLING TO PIECES
on 4 September. A reflection of sadness and grief following the tragic death of
his 24-year-old daughter Mazy Mina Topley-Bird who took her own life. He wrote
and recorded the LP in his Berlin apartment.

A couple of songs features Danish artist Oh Land, but the greater part was
recorded with Polish singer Marta Złakowska, who played with Tricky one
night a few years ago in Krakow when Tricky found himself without a female
singer. The promoter said he knew a local bartender who could do the job.
Since then Złakowska tours constantly with the ex-Massive Attack musician.

After sharing the first single Fall Please earlier on here’s another piece.
THINKING OF YOU is a heartache reverie with a deep-synth-bass resonance
and Marta‘s vulnerable voice.

Listen here…

Also on Spotify

Lead single FALL PLEASE

TRICKY: Facebook

BILL CALLAHAN Reworks Old Song ‘LET’S MOVE TO THE COUNTRY’ For His Upcoming New Album

New sonic impulses…

4 August 2020

American singer-songwriter-crooner-storyteller BILL CALLAHAN will
make us happy with his new album GOLD RECORD on 4th September,
only 12 months after his double LP Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest.

For five weeks now he gave us one track every 7 days. We enjoyed: ‘Pigeons’,
’AnotherSong’, ’35’, ‘Protest Song‘
and ‘The MacKenzies’. You can stream them
all below via the Bandcamp-link.

And here’s piece number six. LET’S MOVE TO THE COUNTRY is actually
a song he wrote under the moniker SMOG. “Let’s pretend it’s a new song.
Please. I have nothing else.”
wrote Callahan on his socials.

An almost whispering, characteristic Callahan musing it is…

The brill original (on his 1999 Knock Knock album)

All six songs on Bandcamp…


Your Last Four Minutes – EVERYTHING EVERYTHING Dropped Swirling Stomper ‘VIOLENT SUN’

New sonic impulses…

1 August 2020

Manchester’s art-rockers EVERYTHING EVERYTHING,
launch new, fifth album  RE-ANIMATOR on 20th August.

The band enlightened us with three pieces so far: ‘Arch Enemy’,
‘In Birdsong’ and ‘Planets’. Watch all videos below.

And here’s VIOLENT SUN, cut number four. Frontman Jonathan Higgs: “‘Violent Sun’
is about the feeling that something terrible is approaching fast, and you want to hold on
to this moment forever. It’s the last song of the night, and the last song of your life. You
only have these four minutes to make it happen, so make it happen!”

Violent Sun is a terrifically swirling stomper with a last chance message,
so don’t hesitate to get up and dance like Doomsday is just around the corner.

Go go go…

Previous two singles…





Sensual Dance Diva ROISIN MURPHY Is Back And Wants ‘SOMETHING MORE’

New sonic impulses…

1 August 2020

Former Moloko diva ROISIN MURPHY is back. She just announced her new album
called ROISIN MACHINE, hitting the streets on 25 September. Murphy says about the lead-single SOMETHING MORE: “it’s a swan-song to how we once lived. There’s plenty of bravado in the lyrics and the character is a kind of antihero but the indefinable yearning
and the feeling of arriving at a point of emptiness is universal right now!”.

“I want a private restaurant.”

Here’s the mid-tempo, sensual disco vibe


New album ROISIN MACHINE out 25 September

(photo on top: FB Róisín Murphy)

Los Angeles’ Power Pop Punkettes THE GO GO’S Back After Twenty Years – Listen To Joyful Belter ‘CLUB ZERO’

New sonic impulses…

31 July 2020

Out of the blue, legendary power-pop punkettes THE GO GO’S led by Belinda Carlisle, formed in L.A. in 1978, surprise us with their first new song in nearly 20 years.

While being filmed for a new documentary directed by Alison Ellwood, they wrote CLUB ZERO via email exchanges between band members. A blithesome harmony belter that dances inside your head after just one spin. The track’s copacetic catchiness and vitalizing joyfulness will put a big smile on your face. Welcome back, ladies!

“Hey we’ve got something to say/ ‘Gonna make the world shake’/ Ready or not here we are.”

THE GO GO’S: Facebook

The God Of Fuck Is Back – MARILYN MANSON States That ‘WE ARE CHAOS’

New sonic impulses…

30 July 2020

The self-declared God of Fuck is ready to wake us all up with his 11th album, entitled
WE ARE CHAOS (indeed, we are). Look out for its 9/11 release. He recorded the fresh
full length before the pandemic hit the world as if he knew what was coming our way.

Manson stated about the new longplayer and its title track “When I listen to ‘We Are Chaos’now, it seems like just yesterday or as if the world repeated itself, as it always does.
This was recorded to its completion without anyone hearing it until it was finished. But just
like an LP, it is a flat circle and it’s up to the listener to put the last piece of the puzzle into
the picture of songs.”

“Making this record, I had to think to myself: “Tame your crazy, stitch your suit. And try to pretend that you are not an animal” but I knew that mankind is the worst of them all.
Making mercy is like making murder. Tears are the human body’s largest export.”

Listen to doom and gloom stomper ‘We Are Chaos‘ here…


(photo: FB Marilyn Manson)



29 July 2020

ALEX KAPRANOS (frontman Franz Ferdinand) and French songstress CLARA LUCIANI found each other for a cover of ‘SUMMER WINE‘, one of the many hits of 60s glamorous duo Lee Hazlewood and natural beauty Nancy Sinatra. Seductive pop sensuality at its very best

Kapranos and Luciani‘s take has a sexy touch as Luciani sings French, her native
language (sexiest language on the planet) bringing French fab couple Serge Gainsbourg
and Jane Birkin.

Listen here and watch the fitting video clip…

Original song…