British Pop Stars WOLF ALICE Are Ready For Xmas

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

4 December 2022

WOLF ALICE worked their way up to the British indie
top over the past 12 years with 3 notable albums.

This year they join the long queue of artists who cover a Xmas carol classic.
They picked the 1872 poem, titled IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER by Christina
Rossetti
, put to music in 1906 by composer Gustav Holst put music to it.
Countless versions of Holst‘ composition were recorded/performed afterward.

Now it’s Walf Alice‘s turn.

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WOLF ALICE: Instagram – Facebook

APOLLONIO – Canadian Singer-Songwriter Reflects On His Post Break-Up Song ‘WE HAD A TIME’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

20 November 2022

Artist: APOLLONIO
Who: Singer-songwriter from Toronto, CA

New single: WE HAD A TIME
This is the third song in a batch of five releases that
will eventually be grouped together into an EP.

“The end of an important relationship can kick off an experience akin to grief. This happened to me recently with the break up of my marriage. We Had A Time is a farewell to the relationship: a reflection on all my wife and I shared, the good and the bad. It’s a reflection on the search for meaning in something that’s over.”

The tone is somber.
The mood is mournful.
The sentiments are mixed.

Break-up melancholia in motion…

APOLLONIA: Twitter – Instagram

SOULFUL SUNDAY – 10 New Musings For The Laziest Day Of The Week

13 November 2022

The 7th day is one to be lazy, to relax, to walk in slow-mo
from your bed to your couch, to have a glass of wine and
to listen to musings/reveries/ballads that massage your
ears and mind gently.

Turn Up The Volume picked 10 new musings
to create a fitting atmosphere for a blissful Sunday.

DENNI IAN
JOHN CALE
GLOW & THE DARK
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
DAN MOXON
JIMMY EAT WORLD
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
APACALDA
PUMA JUNE

ALLI GEMINI

Start dreaming

Soulful Sunday With SEADOG And Their Brand New Dreamy Reverie ‘DOWNTIME’

Musings for the laziest day of the week

6 November 2022

Band: SEADOG
Who: The dream pop project of Brighton-based
musicians Mark Benton and Tom Chadd.

New single: DOWNTIME
New piece from their upcoming – 2nd – full-length titled Internal Noises,
coming in the Spring of 2023. The single will be released as a limited 7″ via
Austery Records.

Brighton’s daydreamers do what they do best here. Creating calming, affecting,
pink-colored and starry-eyed soundscapes that trigger your phantasy. Downtime
is a sonic cloud that floats gently into your ears. I’m sure Brian Eno would like its
ambient atmosphere. So will fairytale eccentrics Flaming Lips too. Say no more.

Tune in

SEADOG: Facebook – Instagram

 

Folk Inspired Singer-Songwriter NICHOLAS ROWE Stirs With New Wistful Beauty ‘I WISH THAT I COULD SING IT FOR YOU’

Soulful reveries for the laziest day of the week

30 October 2022


(Photo by Andy Foster)

Artist: NICHOLAS ROWE
Who: An indie alt-folk singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio with a brooding,
folksy style that often draws comparisons to Jason Isbell, Wilco, or Conor Oberst.
A self-proclaimed ‘narcissist crippled with self-doubt’ who says he started out as
a rocker but become obsessed with folk songwriting after hearing Bob Dylan‘s 1975 masterpiece Blood On The Tracks.

New single: I WISH THAT I COULD SING IT FOR YOU
The first piece Rowe shares from his forthcoming album.

This is a soul-stirring beauty of a song. An introspective story with unanswered questions, with reflections on writing songs and a mystery lover. As I said before Rowe ‘s voice has the entrancing timbre of Bright Eyes‘ maestro Conor Oberst. Melancholic and vulnerable, tantalizing and heavyhearted. I Wish That I Could Sing It For You is a wistful beauty. Don’t miss it.

Tune in here…

NICHOLAS ROWE: Facebook – Instagram

SOULFUL SUNDAY – 10 Musings For The Laziest Day Of The Week

9 October 2022

The 7th day is one to be lazy, to relax, to walk in slow-mo
from your bed to your couch, to have a glass of wine and
to listen to musings/reveries/ballads that massage your
ears and mind gently.

Turn Up The Volume picked 10 new musings
to create the fitting atmosphere for a blissful trance.

Start dreaming

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1. ‘Glide’ by PAUL WELLER

Lovely ballad of his 2018 album True Meanings

2. ‘Isn’t That What Jimi Said? by CAESAR SPENCER

New track by Paris-based singer/songwriter. An ode to
the late giant guitar hero Jimi Henrdix. His debut album
Get Out Into Yourself comes out on 4 November.

3. ‘The Strangle Of Anna’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ (Sheffield UK)

Featuring Fat White Family’s vocalist Lias Saoudi and Rebecca Lucy Taylor (Self Esteem).
Murder ballad from 2017 debut longplayer Interplanetary Class Classics.


(pic by Turn Up The Volume! Amsterdam, 2017)

4. ‘I Never Gonna Change’ by SHARON VAN ETTEN

A deluxe edition of this year’s album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong
lands on 11 November. It’ll feature 2 new tracks including this jewel.

5. ‘Spoon’ by WAKE

Blues singer/songwriter from Hull, UK
with his moony and moody debut single.

6. ‘Stars At Noon’ by TINDERSTICKS

New single by Nottingham barflies led by
natural-born crooner Stuart A. Staples.

7. ‘Dive In’ by LEAH WELLER

The wonderful daughter of Paul Weller.

Dive In is a sweet little pearl from her
upcoming debut album Freedom.

8. You Want It Darker by IGGY POP

A bone-chilling cover of the title track of Leonard Cohen’s final album.
It’ll feature on a new Cohen tribute full-length, out next month.

9. ‘Done’ by SENSELESS OPTIMISM

The moniker of songstress/multi-instrumentalist Brittany Tsewole from Boston, MA.
This new piece is a meditative and dance-y track that’s lyrically centered around overcoming addiction and becoming mentally and physically healthy.

10. ‘Light In Your Soul’ by STARRY SKIES

Scottish folk rock band

The song is a gripping tribute to Prime Minister Of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern
who embraces all humans. It’s part of the band’s 4th album Small Wonders.

SOULFUL SUNDAY – 10 Musings For The Laziest Day Of The Week

2 October 2022

The 7th day is one to be lazy, to relax, to walk in slow-mo
from your bed to your couch, to have a glass of wine and
to listen to musings/reveries/ballads that massage your
ears and mind gently.

Turn Up The Volume picked 10 to create the fitting
atmosphere to lose yourself in a blissful trance.

Old and new.

This Sunday’s musers

The Big Moon
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bergamot
Subatomic Strangers
Interpol
Beck
Kurt Vile
Cory Singer
Matthew Connor

Start dreamin’…

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SOULFUL SUNDAY – 15 Musings For The Laziest Day Of The Week

25 September 2022

The 7th day is one to be lazy, to relax, to walk in slow-mo from your bed
to your couch, to have a glass of wine and heartfelt musings/reveries/ballads
that massage gently your ears and mind.

One Sunday like this

Turn Up The Volume picked 15 to create the fitting
atmosphere to lose yourself in a blissful trance.

Old and new.

This Sunday’s musers

Elbow
Stevie Nicks
Mavis Staples
Oceanography
Elk City
Peter Gabriel
The Pogues
The Suncharms
Nory-J
Wilco
Beach House
Nick Cave
Karamelien
Justine Blazer
beach House

Abby Shreve

See/hear you next week

SOULFUL SUNDAY – 15 Musings For The Laziest Day Of The Week

18 September 2022

The 7th day is one to be lazy, to relax, to walk in slow-mo from your bed
to your couch, to have a glass of wine and heartfelt musings/reveries/ballads
that massage gently your ears and mind.

Turn Up The Volume picked 15 to create the fitting
atmosphere to lose yourself in a blissful trance.

This Sunday’s musers

Big Thief
Einsturzende Neubauten
Sharon Van Etten
Martin Stephenson
The Afghan Whigs
Modern Moxie
Oli Spleen
Tess Parks
ILA
deux furieuses
The Flaming Lips
Martin Stephenson
Ryan Thomas Smelle
Joe Strummer
Caesar Spencer
Allison Cipris

Daydream right here…

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SOULFUL SUNDAY With Haunting Voice JOULIE FOX

Musings for the laziest day of the week

28 August 2022


Photo credit: Hania Kantor

Artist: JOULIE FOX
Who: London-based artist who brings a truly genreless approach to her musicality. Honing down an impressive repertoire, Fox’s musical endeavours shine brightly, as she brings her unique chronicles to life. Defining her truly unique soundscape, her rich musical heritages take the shape of influences such as St. Vincent, Jack White and Marina & The Diamonds, as Fox prides herself on an ability to stay genuine to her unique artistry.

New single: RUNNING

‘Running’ is a story of a lost soul seeking love but fighting with demons living in her head since she was very little. She feels devoid of emotions, therefore, believing there is not much left in her to give and that she doesn’t deserve true love.”

Isn’t this is a song from the Twin Peaks soundtrack? The enigmatic 90s American mystery serial drama television directed by genius David Lynch. Weird but true, this was the first thought that crossed my mind when I heard this ghostly beauty.

Lyrically – about a lost soul with demons living in her head – as well as musically – Chris Isaak‘s glossy guitar echoes, slow-mo pace and haunting vocals – this pensive ballad resonates Lynchesque. Arresting performance.

Press play and get impressed.

JOULIE FOX: Facebook – Instagram – Spotify