YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks and 3 Top LP’s From 1980…

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume! jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top LP’s per year/per week. Here’s another captivating year to remember: 1980.


The 3 Top Albums

– ‘Crocodiles‘ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

Stream here…

– ‘Closer‘ by JOY DIVISION

Stream here…

– ‘Remain In Light‘ by TALKING HEADS

Stream here…


See/hear you next week, music junkies, for another historic year in music

THE CHARLATANS – When Vanity Kept Them From Insanity 10 Years Ago…

Clips that have a lasting impact on Turn Up The Volume’s eyes and ears…

‘Oh! Vanity’ by THE CHARLATANS
Probably their catchiest moment ever.
That keyboard/organ sound is ace.

When I was a little child
What you’d call a runaway
Find me with a latch and key
Crawling in the dirt

There’s a problem just for me
I have a thousand worlds to see
Always one for running wild
And dressing up to be like You

Oh Vanity, oh vanity
Will keep me from insanity
This heart of mine would rather die
Than live a life of humanity

(Keyboard Solo)

And now I’m all grown up to be
A paranoid schizophenic
My friends are all like me and You
I cannot tell ’em what to do

There’s another world to see
Lie down with dogs and you’ll get fleas
When Paris gave her hand to me
It felt like an eternity

From their 2008 ‘YOU CROSS MY PATH‘ album – stream it here

SWERVERDRIVER Shares Another New Track From Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘DRONE LOVER’…

17 November 2018

British shoegaze veterans SWERVEDRIVER split back in 1998, after almost 10 years on the scene and got back together in 2015 with the release of reunion album I Wasn’t Born To Lose You. Now the band is about to release another fresh longplayer, entitled FUTURE RUINS. Last month they launched first single Mary Winter and today they shared another cut. DRONE LOVER is a song about “remote war and killing from a distance whilst chomping on last night’s leftover pizza or something.” Catch the fuzzy contemplation here…

FUTURE RUINS will be out on 25th January – pre-order facilities here.


From Down Under Here’s ALMOND SOY With Jingle Jangle Jingle ‘AVENUE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

16 November 2018


Who: A collective, formed in 2016 in Perth, Australia of men
who enjoy playing music and braiding each others hair


Score: This is a jingle jangle guitar pop earworm that sticks from the first chord on. Its vibey and lively cadence will activate your head and feet irresistibly without asking permission first. Oh yes, this is vibrant and stimulating stuff. There’s also a subtle and smooth synth sequence emphasizing the romance at play beautifully. Top cut overall! Catch the vivid groove right here…

ALMOND SOY: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Selection Of Five New Rad MUST-HEAR Albums…

New longplayers that will have an impact on your ears and your speakers

1. ‘Make Room’ by DESTROY BOYS (Sacramento, CA, US)
Second longplayer from this turbulent female Californian three-piece who re-inject riot grrl vehemence and feminist punk outspokenness with fresh adrenalin-spiced firecrackers and barbed wire punches you can jump, scream and go totally nuts to. Manic street dynamite!

Stream here…


2. ‘Mt. Joy’ by MT. JOY (LA, California, US)
A tremendously heartfelt and ardent debut LP by a highly compelling LA-via-Philadelphia five-piece. Gripping, amplified emotions wrapped in passion filled folk musings for the midnight hour with Matt Quinn‘s impressive vox at the very heart of this ardent journey .

Stream here…

MT. JOY: Facebook

3. ‘Echo The Red’ by ACCÜ (Wales / The Netherlands)
This enigmatic debut record by half Dutch half Welsh singer-songwriter Accü is a real revelation. An intriguing trip full of electronic waves with a high degree of mysterious radiation reinforced by the artist’s beguiling voice. An overall engrossing odyssey.

Stream here…

ACCÜ: Facebook

4. ‘Make Me Famous And I Move To Canada‘ by IMUSTBE LEONARDO (Berlin, Germany)
Touched by the dark sides of life’s fickleness this Berlin-based singer/songwriter didn’t gave up. Inspired by Lou Reed‘s dusky ‘Coney Island Baby’ LP he tried to crush his demons with soul-stirring reveries and emotive cries of self-excorcism. Mission accomplished.

Stream here…

IMustBe Leonardo: Facebook

5. ‘Bsides This, It Is What It Is Not’ by WOY (Melbourne, Australia)
“A self-proclaimed pioneer of Bogan-rock, Woy is a project that presents the irritable idiosyncrasies of Australiana right to you- no punches pulled” says the bio. Lyricist Kieran Dickson brought several musicians together for this multi-faceted electronic octopus album. From moody to groovy, from glammy to funky. So many layers to discover. Top!

Stream here…

WOY: Facebook

See/hear you soon again, music junkies for some new stuff


Remarkable albums from the past

‘White Blood Cells’ by THE WHITE STRIPES
Released: 15 June 2007 / The duo’s sixth and final LP

Turn Up The Volume‘s Three Top Tracks:

1. ICKY THUMP – smoking blues banger…

2. RAG AND BONE – filthy drones, hell yeah…


ALBUM in full…


Boston’s Electro Post Punk Pop Duo HOUSE OF HARM Wonders About ‘PAST LIFE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

15 November 2018


Who: Electro post punk pop duo Mike R. & Cooper L. from Boston, Massachusetts.

Pick: PAST LIFE – new single from the tandem’s upcoming EP ‘Coming Of Age‘.
Out 30 November via SpiderChild Records.

Score: This is what you get when you mix early Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark‘s electricity with the darkest moments of the The Cure‘s Pornography. A gloomy twilight soundscape with a shadowy, yet catchy resonance. ‘Past Life’ is “about spending time
with someone you were formerly involved with and the struggles that come along with that.”

The sonic tension of the song really feels like a post-romantic experience, both puzzling and attractive. Both seducing and complex. Catch the mixed emotions mood right here…

HOUSE OF HARM: Facebook – Bandcamp

THE DANDY WARHOLS Announce New Album And Single And Tour To Celebrate The Band’s 25th Birthday…

15 November 2018

Portland‘s psychedelic groove masters THE DANDY WARHOLS will release their brand new album WHY YOU SO CRAZY to celebrate their 25th birthday on 25 January 2019 via Dine Alone Records. Pre-order facilities right here or via PledgeMusic. They will also embark on a lengthy tour. You can check the tour dates (so far) here. Ahead of all the festive fun here’s new single BE ALRIGHT featuring actress/singer Jessica Paré in the accompanying 360° video clip, shot in the band’s space, called Odditorium, which includes a bar owned by frontman Taylor-Taylor who has a deep passion for the wine world. Watch it here…

Here’s the artwork for the new album and its tracklist

1. Fred N Ginger
2. Terraform
3. Highlife
4. Be Alright
5. Thee Elegant Bum
6. Sins Are Forgiven
7. Next Thing I Know
8. Small Town Girls
9. To The Church
10. Motor City Steel
11. Forever
12. Ondine

THE DANDY WARHOLS: Website – Facebook –  Twitter – Instagram

(photo on top: FB – The Dandy Warhols)