Folk Pop Duo MRS. GREENBIRD Touches You With Title Track Of New Album ‘DARK WATERS’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

31 March 2019

After two chart-topping albums & receiving two Echoes (German Grammys) and years
of being on the road with sold out concerts, German folk pop duo MRS. GREENBIRD needed to reconsider their standpoint: “What is really important in music and in life?
The pair decided to focus on good old handmade music with heart & soul. Back to
the roots, if you like.

The direct, intimate and honest new album ‘DARK WATERS‘ will be out on 12th April. Ahead of it here’s the title track off the LP. A delicate beauty that makes you silent so
you can truly experience the depth of its essence. Capture the profound sentiments here…

MRS. GREENBIRD: Facebook – Website

JOSEPHINE WIGGS (The Breeders) Surprises With Solo Piano Track ‘TIME DOES NOT BRING RELIEF’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

24 March 2019

JOSEPHINE WIGGS is a founding member of cannonball rockers The Breeders. She was born 56 years ago and raised in England where she played with the Velvets-inspired art rock band The Perfect Disaster. Over the years, she has also collaborated with drummer Jon Mattock (from Spacemen3/Spiritualized). With Vivian Trimble, formerly of Luscious Jackson, she released an homage album to classic film soundtracks and collaborated
on other, various projects with different musicians aswell.

Wiggs will release her almost entirely instrumental album WE FALL in May. The record “could be the soundtrack to what can’t be captured in a single photo—the growth and decay
of miraculous creatures that a less astute and sensitive eye might overlook entirely.”

Here’s the first track ‘TIME DOES NOT BRING RELIEF‘. An intimate, tender and cinematic
piano piece that will make your thoughts drift away. Capture the pensive mood here…

JOSEPHINE WIGGS: Website


Album WE FALL out 17 May – All info and pre-order facilities here

Toronto Dream Pop Duo HUSH PUP Invites You To Their ‘OASIS’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

17 March 2019

Toronto duo HUSH PUP, formed in 2012, makes music “that sounds a lot like driving
at night through the board game Candy Land, soft cotton candy trees brush up against the windows of your glass car as you ride toward a friend’s cabin nearby the molasses swamp.”

They will release their new LP PANACEA on 22nd March. Ahead of it here’s utopian single ‘OASIS’. A psychedelic pop rainbow with glimmering guitars and hazy vocals that take you to a carefree zone somewhere up there. The accompanying video is a colorful beauty.

Listen/watch and dream away…

HUSH PUP: Facebook


New album PANACEA out 22nd March – All info on Bandcamp

London’s RIVER MEETS SEA Moves With New Starry-Eyed Single ‘REST ON ME’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

10 March 2019

This London quartet started out under another name some time go, regrouped and took
a fresh start last year. New single – only the second track under their new moniker – REST ON ME displays the high-quality songwriting skills of this young foursome. It’s “designed to encourage and empower. It is a letter from a parent to a child, a friend to a friend, or a lover to a soul mate” explains the band.

After a playful and ruminative opening sequence, the track opens up as a sonic flower. Musically as well as vocally you’re getting transferred high up there, where the rainbow shines. This is a sweet little gem, refinedly arranged and colorfully orchestrated. Capture the starry-eyed feel right here…


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RIVER MEETS SEA: Facebook

Canadian Singer/Songwriter CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD Shines On New Single ‘STORM CLOUDS’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

3 March 2019


(photo: Jenna Ledger)

I never heard of Toronto singer/songwriter CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD until about a week ago. But since listening, several times, to new entrancing track STORM CLOUDS from her upcoming third album I can only recommend you to do the same. Cornfield‘s voice is truly magnetizing. Alluring, enchanting and starry-eyed. But so is this relaxing pearl of a song.
A beguiling ballad weaved around a gracious melody. Sit down, unbend your mind, open your ears and enjoy this arresting, meditative humdinger…

CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD: Facebook


Third album THE SHAPE OF YOUR NAME– out 5 April via Next Door Records

Singer/Songwriter FAY LAMOUR Seduces With Opening Track ‘ROOM 853’ From Her New EP…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

17 February 2019

FAY LAMOUR is a solo singer/songwriter/pianist from Cape Town, South Africa. She just released a new 4-track EP, titled FORTY SECOND STREET with opener ROOM 853 being Turn Up The Volume‘s favourite track. A bluesy love song notable for its musical richness,
its jazzy feel and last but not least Lamour‘s enticing vox. Music for lonely late nights, music for moody moments. Capture the intimate vibe right here…


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FAY LAMOUR: Facebook


FORTY SECOND STREET – EP out now – Stream/purchase on Bandcamp or Amazon

Toronto’s ZINNIA Stirs With Heartfelt Musing ‘LUPINS’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

10 February 2019


(Photo by Morgane Milesi / Design by Jon Cardiello)

Band: ZINNIA

Who: A Toronto-based art-pop project of Rachael Cardiello producing “velvety, 80s-inspired layered synth and driving beats and bringing an explosive range to Cardiello’s writing, equal parts intimate and fierce”.

Track: LUPINS – “A tribute to the search for softness and compassion in the face of struggle. Pulled from the wreckage of realizing not all pain can be healed. With vulnerability comes a deep fragility.”

Score: ‘Lupins‘ is a heartfelt and stirring musing. The bewitching combination of glistening synths, poetic guitars, romantic orchestration and Cardiello‘s gripping and delicate voice is so dreamlike and relieving. A sensibility that makes me think of the emotive atmospherics of Mazzy Starr and The Sundays. Capture the vulnerable mood right here…


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ZINNIA: Facebook

London’s Daydreamers HEAVY HEART Back With Sombre Love Song ‘BED BUG’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

3 February 2019


(photo: Chiara Ceccaioni)

After their melancholic 2017 debut album Keepsake London’s romantic pop foursome HEAVY HEART led by brooding vox Anna Vincent return with the first of three singles to be released over the coming months. BED BUG is a mixed emotions love song reminding me, in tonality and intimacy, of Tanya Donnelly‘s ruminative moments with Belly. Sensitive, emotion-charge, delicate and confused. Capture the bluesy feel right here…


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HEAVY HEART: Facebook

Toronto’s RUNNING RED LIGHTS Look Back – Here’s New Affectional Single ‘CALLS OF PRUDENCE’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

27 January 2019

Toronto’s quartet RUNNING RED LIGHTS, centred around the duo of vocalist/guitarist Scarlett Flynn and drummer/guitarist Kevin Howley have an idyllic new single out called CALLS OF PRUDENCE. A delicate, affectional and nostalgic musing written by Flynn. Its romantic, retrospect feel and gripping vocals will make your thoughts drift away to your
own past. Also the overall soulful tone and the saxophone sequence create a Sade like
tenderness with a touch of Portishead‘s moodiest moments. Evocative accomplishment.

“It was penned during a moment where I felt myself longing for the vibrancy of youth, the thrill of experiencing things for the first time. One day, I was feeling particularly nostalgic and found myself reflecting on the days when I was young and could get blissfully drunk without having anyone or anything to answer to, without regard for the time that I was wasting” says Flynn.

Catch the heartwarming beauty right here…

RUNNING RED LIGHTS: Facebook – Instagram


Available on iTunes

Singer/Songwriter Globetrotter M.REXEN Whispers Intimately On New Single ‘RED HOT FIRE’…

Soulful reveries for the laziest day of the week…

20 January 2019

Artist: M.REXEN

Who: “A globetrotter in inner and outer space, M. Rexen was born in the United Arab Emirates and is now living at some unknown location in Denmark. He writes his music without feeling confined by conventions, and his genre is a manifestation of the meeting of experimental,
tribal and commercial. In October 2018 the singer released his debut album, ‘An Endless Sea of Honey’, as the first part of the trilogy ‘The United Kingdom’. The second part will be released in March 2019.”

Track: RED HOT FIRE – the first track from the upcoming, 2nd LP
from ‘The United Kingdom‘ trilogy

Score: Here’s an intimate whisper with an enigmatic touch of magic that connects easily with your heart, your soul and your imagination. The female harmonies add a sensuous tonality you heard frequently on Leonard Cohen‘s ballads. Alo this silent beauty reminds me of the darkest moments of Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the vulnerable sentiments of the late great Sparklehorse‘s frontman Mark Linkous. Mysterious, appealing and poetic. Catch the contemplative mood here…

M. REXEN: Facebook