Liverpool’s OYA PAYA Regretful On New Groovy Single ‘WHY?’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

22 September 2018

Turn Up The Volume featured colorful and multifaceted trio out of Liverpool before. Their musical vibe ranges from bluesy weirdness to funky hip-hop, all delivered with a twisted touch. New single WHY? is an equally cool humdinger yet the song’ story is less fun. The band’s drummer Ashwin was recently forced to move back to his native Singapore.

Facing this disappointment it spurred the friends into action: “We made use of the only
thing that still connected us (the internet) and started piecing tunes together across continents. It’s meant to resonate with anybody who’s ever felt lonely and isolated. It’s a convoluted way of asking life “why” does it have to be so difficult? The fruits of our labour have helped us understand that it’s not impossible.”

WHY? moves from smooth to groovy. From reflective to dancey. Underneath the playful beat you feel the pain and sorrow about losing a close pal and band mate. But the band’s thoughts go even further than that. People just can’t choose where they want to live. Me, myself and I nationalism is back in the Western world for some years now, unfortunately, getting stronger and stronger. No wonder the eternal question Why? returns on repeat. Here’s no answer but the hopeful spirit creates a little bit of light…

OYA PAYA: Facebook – Instagram

SEVEN IN THE MIX! 7 Crackers For Week 15…


A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven towering tracks I played on repeat these past days
Seven stirring strokes to feed body & soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!

1/ ‘Gravedancer’ by BLACK CAT REVUE (Glasgow, Scotland)
Striking sixties guitar psychedelia driven by an electrifying, harmonic and melodic flow. Already notorious for their ferocious live sets the band will soon release their debut EP.

BLACK CAT REVUE: Facebook – Twitter

2/ ‘Too Much To Love’ by TOMZACK (London, UK)
A mind-twisting electro trash groove with a dark and scathing cadence and scary vocals all over it will explode viciously in the end. You’ll love this filth! Hell yeah! Smashing debut!

TOMZACK: Facebook – Strong Island Recordings

3/ ‘Flesh’ by MELT DUNES (Portsmouth, UK)
A nasty motorik monster pushed by crushing guitars, excitatory synths and agitated vocals. This roaring mind fucker will mess up your head the way you like it! Ace stroke!

MELT DUNES: Facebook – Twitter – Strong Island Recordings

4/ ‘We Call The Shots’ by CROSS WIRES (London, UK)
New flaming blitzkrieg single injected with a razor-sharp seventies punk
intensity. Smoking outburst from the band’s upcoming debut album..

CROSS WIRES: More wires on Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

5/ ‘Out Of My Head’ by BLIND BEGGAR (Cardiff, Wales)
Here’s an addictive guitar groove fueled with bluesy electricity and stoned vocals on top of it while a lazy, repetitive riff creeps under your skin slowly but surely. Cool Welsh swagger!

BLIND BEGGAR: Facebook – Twitter

6/ ‘Trip Advisor’ by OYA PAYA (Liverpool, England)
Relaxing hip hop earworm spiced with a funky slo-mo beat. Sounds like The Streets jamming late night with De La Soul, fairly intoxicated. Oh yes, trippy stuff indeed!

OYA PAYA: Facebook – Twitter

7/ ‘Waves’ by LUNAR TWIN (Hawai/Salt Lake City, US)
Mesmeric dream pop melancholy colored with atmospheric synths, poetic guitar lines and whispering vocals that reminds me of Mark Lanegan‘s intriguing, dark voice. Track from the duo’s brand new, excellent 6-track ‘Night Tides‘ EP – stream here on Bandcamp

LUNAR TWIN: Facebook – Twitter

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

OYA PAYA – Some Bluesy Weirdness from Liverpool…

Weekly fuel to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…


From the legendary city of Liverpool, UK here’s OYA PAYA. An intriguing trio describing themselves as “three smelly twenty-somethings hailing from different corners of the globe. We came together to put our own spin on homemade, alternative-indie-rock. We started our journey in early 2016 in Liverpool. We create tunes by an accidental collision of signal transmissions in outer space from within the comfort of our cozy little bedrooms.” I guess, ladies and gents, that it’s quite clear that we’re dealing with some fascinating eccentrics producing sticky, passionate vibes with a bluesy twist intensified by tormented vocals and melancholic arrangements. Well just judge for yourself, here’s JUST A LITTLE MAN

OYA PAYA: Facebook – Twitter

Waiting for signals outer space…