Finnish Garage Blues Psych Trio PINK CHAMELEONS Shares Spooky ‘SUNDOWN’ Single…

New sonic impulses

16 October 2019


Who: Psychedelic garage blues trio out of Helsinki, Finland

Track: SUNDOWN – newest cut from upcoming EP – songwriter Paltsa-Kai Salama says the “inspiration behind the song is a group of friends, gathered together at a haunted house in the hills. At sundown. In the late 1960s. The sun is going down and bad vibes are set to start.”

Score: Expect some gloriously crackling jingly garage blues disturbance with a spooky
and creepy David Lynch effect. You can see the scary story of a group of friends lost in a haunted house evolve before your eyes. Sit down, dim the lights and undergo the sinister trepidation here…

PINK CHAMELEONS: Facebook / Label: Soliti

Up And Coming Belgian Force LAGÜNA Thunders Like A Well-Oiled-Rock-Machine…

LAGÜNA – BarBroos Club, Ghent, Belgium – 15 October 2019

Up and coming, highly promising Belgian band LAGÜNA are gearing up for a prosperous and noisy future as they’re working on their debut LP. Think of early post punk influenced Editors before they became a boring stadium band. But Lagüna rocks rawer, rolls heavier, roars rowdily and thunders meaner than the money-grabbing Editors who turned into a soulless parody of themselves over the years. This juvenile, zippy quintet has, since the last time I witnessed them, become a well-oiled-spirited-and-blustering rock machine on a thumping power-driven roll with tons of confident panache and fully charged flamboyance as they showcased last night. Bring on that album a.s.a.p, guys!…

Here’s an idea of their haunting sonic force

More shots from yesterday…

Stream this year’s released, excellent LAGÜNA‘s debut EP here…

LAGÜNA: Facebook

(all concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

NOW PLAYING! 4th LP By Brooklyn Dreamers BIG THIEF – Here’s ‘TWO HANDS’…

16 October 2019

Band: Big Thief
Who: Indie folk influenced four-piece out of Brooklyn, NY, US
Album: Two Hands – the band’s fourth LP
Released: 11th October 2019
Sound: The star of this album is singer Adrianne Lenker‘s affecting voice feeling both
warm and soulful, but also vulnerable & fragile. She lifts all the humanistic meditations and delicate musings on this record to a level of connectedness with the listener. She
has the magic capability to make you feel involved in her stories and her experiences.
The Guardian verdict: 4/5 – review here

BIG THIEF: Facebook

KATE BUSH Released Her Sixth Album ‘THE SENSUAL WORLD’ 30 Years Ago…

16 October 2019

30 years ago today, on 16 October 1989, legendary singer/songwriter and innovative performer KATE BUSH released her sixth, triumphant album ‘THE SENSUAL WORLD‘.
The ever eccentric and noise-exploring Bush sings about falling in love with a computer, dressing up as a firework, and dancing with a dictator and the intriguing music translated
her wayward views bizarrely fitting, yet accessible. Never a dull moment with Kate Bush!

AllMusic wrote: “An enchanting songstress, Kate Bush reflects the most heavenly views of love on the aptly titled The Sensual World. The follow-up to Hounds of Love features Bush unafraid to be a temptress, vocally and lyrically. She’s a romantic, frolicking over lust and love, but also a lover of life and its spirituality… She possesses maternal warmth that’s surely inviting, and it’s something that’s made her one of the most prolific female singer/songwriters to emerge during the 1980s. She’s never belonged to a core scene. Bush’s intelligence, both as an artist and as a woman, undoubtedly casts her in a league of her own.” Full review here. Score: 4.5/5

The singles/clips…




Album in full…

KATE BUSH: Facebook

Legendary L.A. Punks X Release New Missile After 34 Years – Here’s New Single ‘DELTA 88 NIGHTMARE’…

New sonic impulses

15 October 2019

(pic: George Rose/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Los Angeles infamous punk 4-piece X started their turbulent career in 1977 and when
the city of angels’ underground scene was turning toward hardcore, they were nasty
and fast enough to jump on the bandwagon marking their own stamp on it. But the
band also made room for their own bizarre approach of country, rockabilly, and beat-poetry senselessness.

After a couple of break-ups and several reunions with changing line-ups they’re now back with their first new music in 34 years. Yep, they just dropped new chainsaw single ‘DELTA 88 NIGHTMARE’. A supersonic missile with original members Exene Cervenka and John Doe racing vocally as if they’re chased by something real evil. Check their red-hot blazing nightmare right here…

X: Website

Furious Feminist Foursome DREAM NAILS Screams Their Lungs Out On New Dynamite Single… ‘CORPORATE REALNESS’

Sonic havoc that thrills us in a way we want to scream out loud…

15 October 2019

If you never heard of London‘s flaming fury DREAM NAILS, four strong-willed, outspoken, confident and highly committed feminist DIY punk witches standing up, fighting hard, and singing and shouting loud & clear in support of women’s and non-binaries’ universal rights and unconditional respect and equal treatment for all the oppressed than it’s about time you broaden your musical horizon and listen to their new dynamite single.

CORPORATE REALNESS is a riotous firecracker “about soul-crushing office work and the bizarrely self-important terms of phrase that only exist at desk jobs,” reveals vocalist Janey Starling. Its blatant fervency and angry intensity is capable of doing corrupted male-orientated employers’ heads in. According to the band this uppercut already inspired some people to quit their jobs. Help to spread the message. Open your windows and doors and play this belter LOUD, REALLY LOUD!….

Press play here…

DREAM NAILS: Facebook / Photo on top: FB Dream Nails

THE DRUMS Just Dropped New Tender Single ‘I DIDN’T REALIZE’…

New sonic impulses

15 October 2019

After releasing fifth LP Brutalism last April and reissuing their very first EP Summertime as it turned 10 this year Jonny Pierce and his band THE DRUMS just dropped, out of the blue, a new intimate and warmhearted reverie (actually already written in 2012) called
I DIDN’T REALIZE‘. Capture the tenderness right here…

The B-side You Lied is gripping as well..

THE DRUMS: Facebook / Photo on top from FB The Drums

Remember This Ace Album? Second Album ‘I TO SKY’ By Impassioned Irish Trio JJ72

Great, yet unsuccessful albums from the past

15 October 2019

Artist: JJ72 
Album: I To Sky 
Released: 14 October 2012 / the band’s second and final LP
Note: All songs written by frontman Mark Greaney.
Sound; This Irish trio did what not many bands accomplished, making two towering lonplayers in a row and vanish in oblivion immediately afterward. The critics (and me) loved their burning intensity, youthful ardency and frontman
Greaney‘s high-quality songwriting skills. Influenced from Joy Division to Placebo this stupendous threesome couldn’t find and convince enough fans so that their
label wouldn’t have dumped them. What a terrible loss of an amazing band with
an amazing future!

ALL MUSIC wrote: “It would be wrong to view the album as an indication of a sophomore slump, because JJ72’s debut set the peg so high into the stratosphere. I to Sky is a rewarding
but difficult album that unleashes its charms over time. There’s no denying that atmosphere
has taken the lead over songwriting prowess, and one can’t help but think that JJ72 somehow got sidetracked on their journey to creating a second instant classic, but like the debut, the album leaves the listener clamoring for more of Greaney’s flights of fancy.”

Key tracks…


– 7TH WAVE –


Album in full

JJ72: Biography

British Heated Rockers JOHNNY KILLS Unleash New Adrenalin Fueled Single ‘HELP ME OUT’…

New sonic impulses

10 October 2019


Who: Who: Three guys called Kills producing “garage indie, garden punk, acoustic
shoegaze, noise pop, hut rock and fuzzy glam surf with three lead guitars”

Track: HELP ME OUT – newest single – “It’s about getting to a stage where you have some big life questions what career do I want? Where do I want to live? What do I really care about? Answers are all a resounding ‘I don’t have a scooby, mate’. It’s about having a blank slate in front of you and it just freaking you out, and hoping someone else will sort it
all out for you.”

Score: This is a massive blazing guitar oiled ripsnorter that will pump up your activated body’s temperature to a cooking level. The band’s scream for help is boisterous and clear,
hot-blooded and hearty. Their sonic adrenalin bounces all over the place. Help them out by spreading their confusing message right here…