Are you the worst for trying to listen to as much music as possible and this sometimes involves over-using the ‘skip to next’ button. Here’s a solution that will help keep you focussed on new tunes. A playlist full of new songs to listen to when travelling. This can either be when you are travelling to work, jetting off somewhere on holiday or even just travelling by foot.
This way you are your very own captive audience. No distractions of iPads, iPhones, Netflix, cats or anything else that distracts you in a home environment. Perfect!
‘Turn Me Up Before You Go-Go’ is a new music playlist and it consists of 100 new songs being updated regularly. You can find our more here.
Anything goes on this playlist so there will be a little bit of everything!
So, what’s new on ‘Turn Me Up Before You Go-Go’ recently?
‘Sundown’ – The Racketeers
The Racketeers announce the release of their new album Toothache. They are a garage rock act from Leeds who formed in late 2016 and over four years have built a loyal following, playing headline slots at the Lending Room and Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds.
The album features a mix of different styles including raw 60s R&B, shoegaze, and indie. Three tracks on the album have already been released ahead of the launch including ‘Hey Smile (It’s Been A While)’, ‘Glitter’, and the anthemic ‘No Show.’
The lead single from the album is called ‘Sundown’. It starts with a mixture of baritone and falsetto vocals over a slow Kurt Vile inspired groove. The chorus is a collage of different sounds but with a strong melody and a danceable rhythm holding it together.
“The songs are about different aspects of life and growing up. Along with making us laugh we thought the album name and cover fitted well with this theme. It’s easy to make short term decisions which feel right at the time but they can leave you with a weird underlying feeling that something’s wrong.”
‘Man On The Bridge’ – The Novus
‘Man On The Bridge’ marks the Birmingham four piece’s debut on 7” vinyl as well as available across all digital platforms.
It is a shout from lockdown and perhaps more upbeat than previous releases and was first heard played by Huw Stephens on BBC Introducing after the band included a version on an early mixtape, featuring themselves and other emerging West Midlands bands.
The single was produced by Gavin Monaghan (The Blinders, Editors, Sherlocks, The Twang etc) at Magic Garden Studios, created as a commission from Flying Vinyl for their latest distribution box and the response resulted in this official release on the bands #JoinTheNoise imprint.
Front man Connor was a member of the youth parliament a couple of years ago, speaking in the House On Commons and has been regularly submitting questions for the daily government coronavirus briefings, to ask when and how bands can play gigs again safely.
Prior to lockdown, The Novus were building up a head of steam playing live supporting the likes of The Blinders and King Nun with festivals planned but now cancelled/postponed. They are already planning logistics for their next live home town headlining event in September with a workable social distancing assessment but in the meantime have been mastering lockdown sessions and will be doing a virtual tour to coincide with the single release in support of the Music Venue Trust #saveourvenues campaign.
‘Lustral’ – ÆUR
‘Lustral’ is a song about vanity and popularity culture. ÆUR like to keep it simple and let their music do the talking.
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‘Come With Me’ – Craig Carrigan
Craig Carrigan is a multi-instrumentalist Scottish solo recording artist producing everything from music, to cover art, to photos from home.
Having previously played on the Glasgow scene with Fantanas for several years playing to large crowds and achieving a small amount of mainstream radio play (from the likes of amazing radio thanks to Jim Gellatly, Rock Sport Radio and Camglen to name a few) Craig felt it was time to release some music on his own.
Drawing from a wide variety of influences such as Bill Ryder-Jones, My Bloody Valentine, Mac DeMarco and Beach House, Craig tries to merge different styles to construct attractive songs with big guitars and/or mixed with lush soundscapes.