WEEKEND BEAT – Relax In The Shadow With Berlin Artist STONY SUGARSKULL…

Weekly vibrations to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…


20 April 2018

The greatest part of Europe enjoys sunny days, but if you rather prefer to relax in the shadow than here’s Berlin-based artist Monika Demmler aka STONY SUGARSKULL to
keep you company with her darksome, twilight voice and puzzling reveries, sounding like the enigmatic ex-Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval fronting an acoustic Velvet Underground. Mystifying and heavy-hearted, yet weirdly attractive and sensual. Here are two of her new, sonic meditations. Two gloom-ridden reflections that will affect the moody side of your dreamy sentiments while reposing in the shade…

STONY SUGARSKULL: More on Bandcamp – Facebook – Instagram

SEVEN IN THE MIX! 7 Crackers For Week 13…

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

1/ ‘Metaphors & Maps’ by YOUNGEST OF ELDERS (San Francisco, Bay Area, US)
Here’s a vibrant crackerjack that hits you from the very start. Ardent, vivacious and catchy as bloody hell. Flamboyant guitars, powerful drums and impassioned vocals. Top score!
YOUNGEST OF ELDERS: Facebook – Instagram –  Twitter

2/ ‘Can’t Tell You Anything’ by LAVA DOLLS (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
My fav track from this hefty grunge trio’s new EP. A highly clamorous killer cut with a knockout chorus. Terrific firework. Here’s the new EP ‘Little Secrets’ in full on Spotify.

LAVA DOLLS: Website – Facebook – Twitter

3/ ‘That’s’ by IN HOODIES (Bursa, Turkey)
Murat Kılıkçıer aka In Hoodies generates dazzling electricity with this red-hot steamroller.
A robust blast from his new 4-track EP ‘Circling The Cage’. Check it here on Bandcamp.

IN HOODIES: Website – Facebook – Twitter

4/ ‘Let Down’ by SHYBITS (UK/US)
A jingle jangle garage stroke that will impact your head’s movements with rattling guitars, solid drums and agitated vocals. From this duo’s new EP ‘Idiot Like You‘, here on iTunes.

SHYBITS: Facebook  / Label: Duchess Box Records

5/ ‘The Devil And Me’ by SLUTTY HEARTS (Portland, US)
This blustery mid-tempo blues rock hammer kicks gloriously. Ardent vocals, fervent
guitars and a sexy organ in the back. A thunderous bravado all the way. Hot stuff!

SLUTTY HEARTS: Facebook – More SH music on Bandcamp

6/ ‘Blue And Bleu’ by THE RAFT (Liverpool, UK)
The Raft is singer/songwriter Phil Wilson‘s musical project. The opener of his new EP
is a poppy rainbow, colored with sunlit Teenage Fanclub like harmonies. Delightfully orchestrated with a melancholic touch. Check new 4-track EP ‘Orion’ on Bandcamp

THE RAFT: Facebook

7/ ‘Butterflies’ by STONY SUGARSKULL (Berlin, Germany)
Monika Demmle aka Stony Sugarskull has that mysterious, vocal timbre of ex-Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval. Gloomy and downhearted, yet weirdly attractive and sensual.

STONY SUGARSKULL: Butterflies available on Bandcamp – Facebook – Instagram

See/hear you next week, music junkies