Toronto Trio THE BLACK FEVER Move With New Single ‘ALL TO MYSELF’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

30 August 2022

Who: A three-piece post-punk band based in Toronto.
Formed in 2009, they three released three albums and
one EP, so far.

New single: ALL TO MYSELF
From their upcoming EP

“Sometimes, it’s easier to write a song about someone you care about,
rather than express those words directly. Here’s hoping they get to hear
this song, and realize that it’s about them. Unrequited love set to music.”

All To Myself is an 8-minute slow-motion jam. Both yearning and wistful
with gloomy and psychedelic shadows. Hankering vocals express the desire
to touch the heart of the one you love secretly. The finale is breathtaking.
Febrile emotions and a weeping guitar à la Interpol‘s characteristic
timbre of feverish electricity.

“There’s just one thing I ask; you, all to myself.”

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Turn Up The Volume’s 20 KNOCKOUT TRACKS Of The Month – AUGUST 2021

Turn Up The Volume‘s 20 Knockout Tracks for August 2021!
A stream of rattling rippers, jagged jams and romantic reveries.

All together on Spotify…

Knockout by knockout…

‘Before You Gotta Go’ by COURTNEY BARNETT (Australia)

An infectious ditty, bouncing in your head before it ends. If this, simply irresistible, tune doesn’t do anything for  you, you gotta go to your shrink. From Barnett’s new, upcoming album Takes Time, Take Time, out 12th November.

as hell…


‘Hot Summer’ by PRINCE (US)

Summer is only over when it’s over. Still time to move and groove to this disco
stomper from the recently released lost Prince album Welcome To America.

Make your move here, ladies and gents…


‘Go Get A Tattoo’ by FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES feat. Lynks

Why don’t we all get a tattoo, suggests Frank. I think he’s right, it’s
the only way to really go nuts to this bangtastic jackhammer. From
the band’s 4th longplayer called Sticky, arriving in October.

Smash your TV…


‘Security’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)

“I’m not looking for trouble, I’m looking for love / Let me in your hard heart Let me in your pub” sings Amyl over and over again with fervency and tons of gusto, while flamed-up guitars go mental. A blast from new album Comfort To Me, out 10th September.

Hit hit hit, Amyl…


‘Aire & Calder’ by ULTRASOUND (UK)

These passionate British glam-prog rockers unleash a deluxe edition of their
1999 double debut LP Everything Picture on 24 September. More info here.

Here’s a new video clip for one of the album’s highlights ‘Aire And Calder‘…


‘Soap And Cigarettes‘ by Nun habit (London)

A queer five-piece from London who play fun, fuzzy garage rock. Their songs are a mishmash of influences all pulled together by a love of loud noises, pop tunes, and
having a good time. ‘Soap And Cigarettes‘ is a stand-out knockout from their brand
new album Hedge Fun.

Trust me, you can’t resist this vibrant vibe…


‘You And Me’ by THE RUDDY RUCKUS (Canada)

This ardent 4-piece flames with force on this new riff-roaring ripper. They operate somewhere between Green Day and Weezer, with peppery panache, gusty guitars,
vivid vocals, and a cracking chorus.

Scream along…


‘What’s Wrong With People?’ by PESCH (Belgium)

Darkwave electricity from Belgium. Haunting and ominous. You can smell Doomsday waiting around the corner. It’s 2021, folks, we need to fix our problems now. This sickly sticky roller coaster is a call to arms.

What’s wrong
with all of us..


‘Highway To Hell’ by TOM MORELLO feat. Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello launches his new album titled
The Atlas Underground Fire on 15 October. He invited several friends, like
Springsteen and Vedder for a bombastic version of AC/DC’s classic headbanger.



‘Queen Of Swords’ by TYPHOID ROSIE (Brooklyn, US)

The speedy and steamy title track is one of the fired-up highlights of the new album of this punked-up Brooklyn squad. A zigzagging collection of amplified belters to start and end post-lockdown parties with. More info here.

your ass off here…


‘Money Song’ by ROYAL CASTLES (Canada)

Wham bam, bloody bam! From the kick-off Money Song booms, bangs and batters. Hefty guitars blare in between and raise your blood pressure on the spot. And when the blissful chorus pops up it’s time to leave your cocoon and let your body do its thing. Don’t wait to boost your stream of adrenalin.

Act now, dance now, party now.


‘And Tomorrow’ by LORE CITY (Portland, US)

A stunning and shadowy top piece from this duo’s equally stunning
album Participation Mystique. And Tomorrow sounds cinematic,
atmospheric and spacey. Join Lore City on their journey.

today and tomorrow too…


‘No Regrets’ by SHE/BEAST (Sweden)

Wurlitzer jukeboxes were invented for these 60s inspired humdingers, so they could be played in dark bars downtown were broken hearts gather at midnight. One more thing:
do not mess with SHE/BEAST, she’s not in the mood for fucking assholes and psychos.
And she’s absofuckinglutly right.



‘Popstar’s Daughters’ by SHAUN RYDER (Manchester, UK)

The Happy Mondays frontman’s brand new solo album
Visits From Future Technology is hip-shaking proof
that he still can fill dance floors.

Here’s the trippy and poppy single…


‘All Nations’ by NADINE GAGNE and The Star Nation Collective (British Columbia)

This resonates as a bright sonic light at the end of our troubled world tunnel. Only with togetherness, friendship, mutual respect, equality, harmony and tolerance, humankind can have hope for the future. This tremendously catching chant reflects all that. It’s a joyful, anthem that should be played on radios all over the planet.

“We are all stars, all stars come on now. Rise, rise and shine, gotta stay proud!”

Let’s get together…


‘Heart Like Chernobyl’ by SOFT CELL (UK)

The song’s title is the gloom and doom harbinger for
a scary, realistic vision of how we live on the edge.

Tainted love…

Lead-single from new album *Happiness Not Included,
out in the Spring of 2022.


‘See The Light’ by SHAUNA SEETEENAK (Iqaluit, Canada)

We need songs like these in the restless times we live in. Songs of hope, songs of consolation, songs of inspiration. Shauna wants humankind to fight to see the light
(at the end of the tunnel) again. Her thoughts are embedded in a starry-eyed and
instantly enthralling groove that hops from dreamy pop to hip-swaying rap and back.

See the light here…


‘Nowhere’ by THE BLACK FEVER (Toronto)

Nowhere sounds like a desperation song, but one that has a deeply felt effect on your psyche, on your state-of-2021-mind. This spellbound jam is driven by melancholic guitar lines, reminding me of Interpol‘s electrically-charged drive. Affecting and soul-stirring fever.

Check it out…


‘Skin’ by BASEMENT REVOLVER (Hamilton, Canada)

An inspiring reverie for the countless girls/women and boys/men worldwide, struggling with the looks of their body when it doesn’t correspond with society’s everlasting sexist perception of how a body should look like, as we all know. Skin is an instantly heartfelt
slo-mo musing, turning after a distorted guitar intro, into a vocal and musical pearl, with touching piano play. I’m sure The Sundays‘s Harriet Wheeler would love it.

Open your ears and eyes here…


‘You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son’ by PORRIDGE RADIO (Brighton, UK)

Porridge Radio‘s leading Amazon Dana Margolin is a fan of Canadian rockers Wolf Parade. Here’s her  terrifically gripping rendition of the band’s 2005 composition.

Just beautiful…

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

Canadian Indie Rockers THE BLACK FEVER Stir With Their New Electrically-Charged Jam ‘NOWHERE’

12 August 2021

Who: Indie post-punk trio in Toronto, Canada

New single: NOWHERE

“Ever get the feeling that we’ve been cheated? Like the promises we were sold in
our youth were just a smokescreen we’ve been driving towards, until we wound
up nowhere. “Nowhere,” tries to tap into these existential feelings of angst felt by
our current generation.”

Turn Up The Volume: Nowhere sounds like a desperation song, but one
that has a deeply felt effect on your psyche, on your state-of-2021-mind. This
spellbound jam is driven by melancholic guitar lines, reminding me of Interpol‘s
electrically-charged resonance. Its repetitive magnetism triggers what’s going on sentiments, but also a weirdly romantic emotion, accentuated by the wandering
vocals looking for a new direction. Affecting and soul-stirring fever, indeed.

Stream/buy ‘Nowhere’ here…


THE BLACK FEVER Moves With Captivating Cut ‘KEEP YOU’ From Their New EP…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

27 June 2019



Who: The band “started off as a solo project in and around 2007. The first album was recorded by founding member, Shoe, and finished in 2009. After that, Pat Bramm and Dan Purpura joined the band, and the band have been playing together ever since.”

Pick: KEEP YOU – contagious cut from their brand new 5-track EP Unarticulated Wants

Score: Fueled by imposing guitars this feverish ripper grabs your sonic attention from
the get-go. On top come febrile vocals with an obsessive ‘Keep You’ chorus that will infiltrate your inner hi-fi system without asking permission. Tune in here and absorb the avid passion…




THE BLACK FEVER Tackles Ruthless Advertising On New Single ‘MARKETING’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

29 January 2019


Who: A Toronto based trio mixing guitar-based post-punk influences with lead bass lines and propulsive drums, while reflecting their focus on melody and concise songwriting. They released 3 albums so far and a new EP is in the pipeline for this Spring.

Track: MARKETING – the song’s idea comes from the group’s following thought: “Sometimes the only art or images we see while going about our daily lives are those trying to sell us something. Walking around Toronto, you feel the oversaturation of advertisement that everyone is inundated with on a daily basis. There’s nothing wrong with selling things, but it
can be oppressive. We need to find a better balance between ads and public art, for art’s sake.”

Score: ‘Marketing’ criticises, rightly so, the unstoppable oversupply of advertising and commercials. The band’s disapproval is wrapped in a stupefying melody steered by new-wavish guitars and reproachful vocals accentuating the song’s topic relentlessly. It won’t stop the greedy marketeers from continuing their merciless pursuit of profit but at least it caused the making of this feverish anthem. Tune in right here…


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