Happy 59 To Primal Screamer BOBBY GILLESPIE!

22 June 2021

Bobby Vooruit
(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Robert Bernard Andrew Gillespie better know in rockbiz as
Bobby Gillespie was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 22 June 1962.

Happy 59 to the one-time drummer of The Jesus And Mary Chain and later
– in 1982 – the co-founder of the multifaceted, awesome Primal Scream gang
responsible for one of the most inventive and genre-changing LPs ever with Screamadelica, released in 1991. But the Scream nailed many more ace albums
and crackerjack corkers.

To celebrate the primal screamer’s birthday Turn Up The Volume
choose 3 (really hard to pick only three) big Scream moments…





PRIMAL SCREAM: DiscographyFacebook

Confusing Pearl – LOW Returns With New Single ‘DAYS LIKE THESE’ From Upcoming LP

New sonic impulses…

21 June 2021

Band: LOW
(Duluth, Minnesota)
Who: Longtime dream pop band with key members
Alan Sparhawk (guitar and vocals) and Mimi Parker (drums,
vocals) who entered the scene back in 1993 / 13 studio
albums so far (including the upcoming new one)

New album: HEY WHAT – out 10th September via Sub Pop

Lead-single: DAYS LIKE THESE

What a confusing pearl this is, starting with a vivid vocal first part
and after some crushing electro interventions the song starts floating
towards the dark, ominous clouds up there in the sky. Atmospheric
synths change the course and the color of this compelling composition.
Both in a dreamy and haunting way. Our troubled and confusing days
aren’t over yet.

Get impressed here…

LOW: FacebookAll Albums

HEY WHAT out on all formats on 10 September 2021 – order info here

(photo on top: DB LOW)

British Indie Outfit LAKES Invites Us To Discuss A Better Future Together With New Vibrant Single ‘MATCHES’

Daily electricity to load your batteries…

22 June 2021

(photo by Dylan Nolte)

Who: Six-piece indie-rock collective from Watford, UK

New album: START AGAIN
The band’s second longplayer. Out on 30th July via Know How Records.
The album “features profound melodies, improved basslines and poppy choruses.
Creating their own unique blend of prolific math rock and captivating pop, Lakes
turn traditional, twinkly emo inside out.”

New single: MATCHES
Robert Cappellina (vocalist/guitarist); “Watching the way political discourse has
played out over the past few years and the tension that comes with polarising views…
it’s exhausting. No one wants to be proven wrong. There’s a need for space to have
real conversations with each other and to listen. This song is about reaching out to
have those conversations.”

Matches resonates like an amplified pop symphony bringing – although they
are a British band – Seattle’s folk rockers Band Of Horses to mind. Panoramic orchestrations, Americana harmonies, back and forth progressions and euphoric melodiousness. A sonic invitation to discuss and look forward to a better future…

Feel the vibrant vibe here…

Also on Spotify

LAKES: Facebook

Legendary Singer/Songwriter JONI MITCHELL Released Her Superb Album ‘BLUE’ 50 Years Ago Today

22 June 2021

Born Roberta Joan “Joni” Mitchell in Albert, Canada
in November 1943 (77 years old)
Active: 1964–2002, 2006–2007, 2013 / 19 studio LPs

Album: BLUE – 4th LP
Released: 22 June 1971 – 50 years ago today
Score: #3 in the UK, #15 in the US, #9 in Canada

Joni Mitchell: “I see music as fluid architecture.”

Rolling Stone wrote 50 years ago: “In portraying herself so starkly, she has risked the ridiculous to achieve the sublime. The results though are seldom ridiculous; on Blue she has matched her popular music skills with the purity and honesty of what was once called folk music and through the blend she has given us some of the most beautiful moments in recent popular music.”

Full album…


THE STROKES Reveal New Song ‘STARTING AGAIN’ Written For NYC’s Mayoralty Candidate MAYA MILEY

22 June 2021

New York City idols THE STROKES are responsible for making one of the best albums of 2020 with THE NEW ABNORMAL (including epic ballad Ode To The Mets which I played about a million times, so far).

The band announced about a month ago that they support Maya Wiley, the democratic candidate for mayoralty in NYC (pre-elections today!). They already played a couple of fundraising concerts for her.

And now Julian Casablancas & co shared brand new song called STARTING AGAIN
that is added to a Wiley campaign advertisement. The instant striking stroke was written
by Casablancas and Gregg Alexander (frontman of New Radicals, who reunited early this year).

Casablancas and Alexander in a joint statement: “In an era of voter suppression and mega donors dismantling democracy, it’s crucial to remember New York City is too important to risk handing the reins of America’s most diverse metropolis to the same kind of party machine that’s controlled NY’s governance for most of the 20th century… one of Brooklyn clubhouse politics, big real-estate money, and mutual back-scratching. It is time we elect Maya as the city’s first woman mayor to make things better for ALL of our futures.”

Here’s a preview of Starting Again


Sweet Little Reggae Pearl – Canadian Singer/Songwriter PARKS N’ REC Says ‘ADIEU’

Daily electricity to load your batteries…

21 June 2021

Artist: PARKS N’ REC
Who: Singer/songwriter from Canada

New single: ADIEU
2nd cut from upcoming EP Wish I Was Here, out 7th July

“I’ve been eight months away from my home in Canada. I wrote this song in Medellín,
Colombia, on the back half of my meandering “getaway” tour during the pandemic. There
were protests in the streets and the sound of reggaeton beats were everywhere in the “city of eternal spring.” It was surreal to be in a place so alive, yet serene at the same time. Everywhere
I turned, there was the sound of rushing water into fast-running creeks, and shoots of bamboo and tree roots busting up the concrete. A constant reminder of nature’s resilience and power. This taught me a lot. It’s all there in this song,”
says Parks N’ Rec.

Adieu is a sweet little pearl, a starry-eyed humdinger, a relaxing reggae earworm.
It’s a smooth and sensitive tune that plays on repeat in your head after only one
spin. This is what pop-ular music is all about. Catchy and moving, with an instant
impact on your heart and soul, your ears and hips. It’s a song that yearns for closure
says the author. I’m closing it for multiple times now and I will keep on closing. Just beautiful!

Press play and drift away…

PARKS N’ REC: SpotifyFacebook

WISH I WAS HERE EP – out 7th July

Happy 77 To Living Kink Legend RAY DAVIES!

21 June 2021

Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, the former frontman of THE KINKS,
one of the most iconic bands ever, was born on 21st June 1944.

Happy 77 to a brilliant singer/songwriter, a colorful storyteller
and an engrossing observer. A genuine British pop star who
wrote countless timeless gems and still is alive and kicking
as a bona fide solo performer!

To start the legendary kink‘s birthday party Turn Up The Volume
selected three big Ray moments…


– LOLA –

(Goosebumps ballad from his 2017 solo album Americana)

RAY DAVIES: Biography –  Facebook