Nashville Popsters PALM GHOSTS Shine Again – Here’s New Beaming Single ‘BETTER TO KNOW’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

27 July 2019

Turn Up The Volume featured Nashville dream popsters PALM GHOSTS, led by songwriter and magnific vox Joseph Lekkas many times before after falling in love with their last year’s album Architecture. And now they are back with beaming single ‘BETTER TO KNOW’. Its driving beat, its exuberant flow, its sparky guitars and punchy chorus will activate your aural antenna all the way. What an arresting gem this is! Guitar pop at its
very best! Top score! Fell the sonic avidity right here…


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PALM GHOSTS: Facebook

ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM – Turn Up The Volume’s 21 Knockout Tracks Of 2018…

Lots of hair-splitting havoc and flaming pop firework this year.
Here’s TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s 2018 ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM
21 Knockouts, 21 standoouts, 21 big ones right here, right now…

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1. ‘Liberty Belle’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Up and coming Irish punk idols impress with catchy ramshackle punk force…

2. ‘Dust On Trial’ by SHAME (London, UK)
Razor-sharp rage from South London from their cutting debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’

3. ‘Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES
“Fear leads to panic, panic leads to pain / Pain leads to anger, anger leads to hate”

4. ‘Isolation’ by TUBELIGHT (Belgium)
Belgian garage rockers sneer and spit with poise…

5. ‘Lately’ by TERRA PINES (Queensland, Australia)
A tornado of multi-layered guitars rollin’ all over you…

6. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Belgium)
Primal screams getting way deep under your skin…

7. ‘How Did This Happen?’ by BODEGA (New York, NY, US)
Irresistible jingle jangle electricity from one of the most thrilling new acts around…

8. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, California, US)
Inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed…

9. ‘Odyssey’ by MIEN (UK/US/Canada)
Like minded spirits from different bands coming together for a psych-y trip…

10. ‘Shiny One’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A glowing return in grand style with Tanya Donnelly‘s touching vox in the middle…

11. ‘The Bluebirds Are Singing’ by EERIE GLUE
Ongoing bluesy psych groove with a spellbinding impact on your soul…

12. ‘Turn The Knife’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
Mesmerizing make or break love song with glimmering guitars and vivid duet vocals…

13. ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ by PEACE (UK)
Euphoric guitar pop at its very best…

14. ‘When We Left’ by SOMEDAYS (London, UK)
Glowing drive, tenacious pace, confident dynamic and instantly infectious. Strike!…

15. ‘Dark Stains’ by EXPLODED VIEW
Mysterious, magnetizing and masterful…

16. ‘Subsonic Dream’ by THE DARTS (Phoenix, CA, US)
Fuzzy garage banger hittin’ and kickin’ relentlessly…

17. ‘Faith & Science’ by MODERATE REBLS
The addictive power of repetition combined with a catchy boowie woogie piano…

18. ‘Under The Moon’ by REBECCA LOU (Denmark)
Vigorous, dynamic and highly brisk pop standout…

19. ‘Human Child’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A gripping human pearl…

20. ‘Wayne’ by RICH GIRLS (New York, NY, US)
This is how authentic sensitivity resonates like…

21. ‘Knocking’ by BASEMENT REVOLVER (Hamilton, Canada)
Singer Chrisy Hurn‘s breathtaking voice will make you silent.

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Knockout OCTOBER Team – Eleven Killer Tracks…

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven killer tracks we played on repeat in October!
An eclectic mix of poppy vibrations and steamy grooves
energizing all of our senses and our limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout October Team!

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1. ‘Faith & Science’ by MODERATE REBELS (London, UK)
With Moderate Rebels it’s all about intoxicating mantra-like psych grooves. Like a mind-expanding mix of Velvet Underground, The Dandy Warhols and Spacemen 3. Far-out stuff!
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MODERATE REBELS: Twitter

2. I Don’t Care Anymore by BIG TIME KILL (Boston, US)
This raging electro-duo produces inflammable firework to go berserk to on the dance floor. This cutting cracker comes from debut LP ‘Shock And Awe‘. Read all about it here.

BIG TIME KILL: Facebook

3. ‘Bar Stool Warriors’ by GARETH SAGER & THE HUNGRY GHOSTS (Scotland)
This is what happened when longtime post-punk chameleon Gareth Sager invited the ghosts of Captain Beefheart & Frank Zappa for a cup of tea and a rad jam. Full result here.

4. ‘Turn The Knife’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
A feverish mixed emotions pop pearl build around a stellar melody with layers of sparkling guitars and elevated by the enrapturing effect of duet vocals. Both dazzling and haunting.

5. ‘Money Money’ by RICHARD ASHCROFT (England)
Closing track of the legend’s brand new album. Hottest, hookiest and rockiest cut of all.

RICHARD ASHCROFT: Facebook

6. ‘The Witness’ by HERSELF (Italy)
Most upbeat, most funky and most vibey stroke on new LP by singer/songwriter Gioele Valenti aka Herself. Find out more about the whole album ‘Rigel Playground‘ right here.

7. ‘Pastel Blues’ by THE ATTICS (Melbourne, Australia)
You’ll feel groovy, you’ll look groovy and your swaying hips will make other people go groovy when you’re walking the streets with this earworm on your headphones. Ace!

THE ATTICS: Facebook

8. ‘Beacon’ by THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING (St Albans, UK)
Expect kooky guitars, a pulsating rhythmic tandem, an overall buzzing resonance, echoing vocals and karma-like 60s harmonies. Yesterday is the new today! Time to chill out! Yeah!

THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING: Facebook

9. ‘Secret’ by VAUREEN (Brooklyn, NY, US)
As much decibels as My Bloody Valentine, as dark as Killing Joke and with Lydia Lunch‘s enigmatic spirit on vocals. Outcome? Like a pitch-black Neil Young hurricane. Puzzling!

10. ‘Victoria Park’ by RED TELEPHONE (Cardiff, Wales)
Melancholic melody, starry-eyed vocals and an overall gratifying warmth that makes you long for happy-go-lucky childhood days. Reminds me of romantic popsters Scritti Politti.

RED TELEPHONE: Facebook

11. ‘Dream Apartment’ by OH FOR (Finland)
This humdinger’s jazzy bass warmth, its twinkling orchestration and its intimate vocals will make your thoughts drift away to the room in your mind where you can freely fantasize.

OH FOR: Facebook

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See/hear you next month for another knockout team

PALM GHOSTS Keep On Shining – Here’s New Mixed Emotions Pop Pearl ‘TURN THE KNIFE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

11 October 2018

Nashville dream pop designers PALM GHOSTS keep on shining. Only last June the group released their third, marvelous album Architecture, last month they launched new, fully-hearted single The Golden Age and now here’s another knockout. TURN THE KNIFE is a mesmerizing make or break love song that grabs your sonic attention instantly. Build again around a stellar melody, escorted by delicate layers of sparkling guitars, and elevated by the enrapturing effect of the rad duet vocals of Erica Whitney Wilkes and singer/songwriter Joseph Lekkas this special team turns up once more with something truly amazing. Feverish guitar pop at its very best. Catch the new terrific mixed emotions pearl right here…


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The light sings the lines of your silent face
They echo and fade out the door
No words left to say anymore, anymore

We dance pressed close on a razors edge
without a net or grip to sure
No words left to say anymore, anymore

If I called you out would you come?
Or would you turn the knife and run
Would your words mean what they say?
Or am I what stands in the way

My soles thin from miles pacing through our dream
I couldn’t believe what I saw
There’s no words to say nothing at all

Dull churchbells ring like a telephone
But I have no strength for the call
There’s no words to say nothing at all

If I called you out would you come?
Or would you turn the knife and run
Would your words mean what they say?
Or am I what stands in the way

If I called you out would you come?
Would you burn the bridge I’m on
Do my words mean what they say?
Or should I just walk away?

TURN THE KNIFE available via iTunes and Bandcamp

 

PALM GHOSTS Back With Full-Hearted Beauty – Here’s New Single ‘THE GOLDEN AGE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

Moony Nashville daydreamers PALM GHOSTS already touched Turn Up The Volume‘s
soul last June with their third, impassioned longplayer Architecture. It’s actually one
of the most delicate and captivating guitar pop records I heard all year. And with their
new single the band confirms once again, graciously and stylishly, their gripping, high-quality songwriting qualities.

THE GOLDEN AGE is a full-hearted beauty, a melancholic pearl, a romantic humdinger.
At the very heart of it is a sepia colored melody that will send you to never-never land instantly. With poetic guitar lines, yearning female/male duet vocals and matching, atmospheric synths Palm Ghosts designed a sweet symphony for the twilight hours.
A sunbeam in the darkness. Experience the healing force here…


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You were spinning on the fringes
Moving faster than the light
I could follow you forever
Your every move Illuminates the night
You and I is all I ever knew
In the golden age

Once I backed you in a corner
Broken hearted and afraid
I never really meant to hurt you
Some days were sunlight, some were rain
You’re all I ever wanted in the world
My golden age

Skipping rocks into the river
Like my heart when you arrive
Staring deep into the water
You break me down, I’m lost just like a child
You and me and everyone we knew
I’m so glad I spent it all with you
the golden age

PALM GHOSTS: Facebook – Website – Spotify


And while we’re here let’s have another ARCHITECTURE spin on Bandcamp

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s Knockout Team For JUNE 2018 – Eleven Killer Tracks…

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven killer tracks played on repeat in JUNE!
A steamy cocktail of lively rippers & sticky grooves
activating all our senses & limbs this past month!
Turn Up The Volume for June’s Knockout Team!

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1/ ‘Get Gone’ by DEAP VALLY (Los Angeles, US)
Hundred seconds of blistering grit and spit. A tremendous bang-up. Sultry surf sequences with a dose of nasty The Cramps psychobilly by the coolest 2-piece on this wacko planet!

DEAP VALLY: Facebook

2/ ‘New Dominions’ by JOHNNY MARR (Manchester, UK)
Most fascinating, most audacious and darkly groovin’ track/sound on Johnny Marr‘s new, third and adventurous solo longplayer Call The Comet. Gloomy modern-day glam-rock!

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

3/ ‘Red Horizon’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
Irresistible riffage and infectious beats escort a highly sticky melody. Cold waves causing warm sentiments. A supreme stroke from their new, excellent longplayer Architecture.

PALM GHOSTS: Facebook

4/ ‘Subsonic Dream’ by THE DARTS (LA/Phoenix, US)
The hottest garage rock fury in ages. Their new crackerjack is steamy, sweaty and sassy.
A brawny banger fueled with sprightly guitar buzz, subsonic keyboards and vocal bravado.

THE DARTS: Facebook

5/ ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ by PEACE (Worcester, UK)
Vibrant guitar pop that makes your day from the very first flashy chord on. Lively and catching earworm from the band’s third album Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll.

PEACE: Facebook

6/ ‘Peaches’ by ANIMAL HOUSE (Brighton, UK)
This red-hot garage rock ripper will make your head spin 360° and will make your feet tap uncontrollably. Deranged stuff, with a Kings Of Leon twist, to go completely bananas to!

Animal House: Facebook

7/ ‘Diagnose Me’ by KANE INCOGNITO (Hamilton, Canada)
A touching folk injected symphony with singer Eric Kane Cherrington‘s soul-stirring vox
in the middle of this harmonious pearl. Crystal clear orchestration and arrangements.

KANE INCOGNITO: Facebook

8/ ‘Coming Down’ by GENA ROSE BRUCE (Melbourne, Australia)
The song is “a happy-go-lucky look into self-destruction and total upheaval. Complete with ironic cheerfulness and introspective criticism” says this charismatic Aussie artist. With her hypnotizing voice and striking songwriting potential she’s on her way to something special.

GENA ROSE BRUCE: Facebook

9/ ‘Without You’ by FABRIC BEAR (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Energetic three-headed guitar driven generator creates elevating exhilaration. Their combination of catchy poppiness and electrical tunefulness works perfectly! Bingo!

FABRIC BEAR: Facebook

10/ ‘Firebird 85’ by SONS OF BILL (Virginia, US)
The way this simpatico band combines idyllic harmonies, melodic beauty and sonic romanticism goes way back to the 60s magic of The Byrds. From new LP OH GOD MA’AM 

SONS OF BILL: Facebook

11/ Try (Cross My Heart by SOCIAL STATION (Washington, District of Columbia, DC)
A cloudy symphony for the twilight hours. Heavy-hearted, yet with some spark of hope
at the end of the day/night. The cinematic atmosphere adds drama to the experience.

SOCIAL STATION: Facebook

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See/hear you next month, music junkies…

SEVEN IN THE MIX!7 Crackers For Week 24…

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


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1/ ‘Red Horizon’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
This irresistible stroke will activate your bloodstream instantly. Ongoing addictive riffage, pulsating beats and touchy duet vocals. Cold waves causing warm sentiments. A prime cut from the band’s brand new, excellent LP ‘Architecture‘. Discover it here on Bandcamp.

PALM GHOSTS: Facebook

2/ ‘Peaches’ by ANIMAL HOUSE (Based in Brighton, UK)
This red-hot garage rock ripper will make your head spin 360° and will make your feet tap uncontrollably. Deranged stuff, with a Kings Of Leon twist, to go completely bananas to!

ANIMAL HOUSE: Facebook

3/ ‘Coming Down’ by GENA ROSE BRUCE (Melbourne, Australia)
The song is “a happy-go-lucky look into self-destruction and total upheaval. Complete with ironic cheerfulness and introspective criticism” says this charismatic Aussie artist. With her hypnotizing voice and striking songwriting potential she’s on her way to something special.

GENA ROSE BRUCE: Facebook

4/ ‘Without You’ by FABRIC BEAR (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Energetic three-headed guitar driven generator creates elevating exhilaration. Their combination of catchy poppiness and electrical tunefulness works perfectly! Bingo!

FABRIC BEAR: Facebook

5/ ‘To Be Without You’ by MOON LOVES HONEY (Danmark)
Multi-layered synths, floating harmonies and a meditative sensibility. Dreamy vibrations feeling and sounding like an electronic symphony. This wholehearted reverie is on the band’s fresh debut LP, titled ‘You Drift Away From Me – explore the album on Bandcamp.

MOON LOVES HONEY: Facebook

6/ ‘Entropy’ by MERCY FLIGHT (Canada)
Pop music at its entertaining best. Melodic splendor, colorful arrangements, gracious chorus and an appealing voice. Endearing sonic allurement with a soulful smile. Lovely!

MERCY FLIGHT: Facebook

7/ ‘I Made It Up’ by ELECTRIC FLOOR (Italy)
This ambient and spacey electro humdinger transfers your mind to dreamland from the very start. Delectable synths and relentless drum beats cause romantic euphony. Ace!

ELECTRIC FLOOR: Facebook

See/hear you next week, music junkies