MOSLEY BAR – British Indie Guitar Pop Is Still Alive And Kicking…

Weekly fuel to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…

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‘Royalties’ EP by MOSLEY BAR

MOSLEY BAR is a vibrant, fresh quartet from Skelmersdale, North West England. They formed in 2015 and will release their second 4-track EP titled ROYALTIES on 15 May.
I fearfully wondered if the band decided to write songs about the unworldly British Royal Family. Well, not really: “When each of the songs were first written and we had no names for them, we called them each after a member of the ‘Royal Family’ for example we had ‘Liz’, ‘Philip’ (which stuck!) Harry, etc! And we thought we would use ‘Royalties’ for the EP name because of the connection and hoped to get some ‘Royalties’ back in the form of money!”

And the music? As British as you can get. Sparkling and catchy feel good guitar pop fueled with glimmering guitars, a powerful rhythm section and brisk vocals. No special effects, just four sticky electric sparks with some echoes of early Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines. Vitalizing Britpop will never vanish as long as talented and inspired youngsters like this four-piece pick up a guitar and start a band. Find out for yourself here…

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MOSLEY BAR: Website – Facebook – Twitter

A VICTIM OF SOCIETY – Inflammable Psychedelic Dynamite Coming Out Of ‘FREAKTOWN’…

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

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28 April 2017

A VICTIM OF SOCIETY is a rousing trio out of Athens, Greece. Overall their sound is a red-hot, mind-blowing wall-of-psychedelic garage electricity fueled with scorching guitars, a manic rhythm section and hellish vocals. Explosive stuff! Imagine The Black Angels jamming with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club while listening to the legendary MC5 album Kick Out The Jams. If you never heard of this energizing powerhouse three-piece check opening track THE QUICK AND THE DEAD from their brand new, sophomore album FREAKTOWN. Here’s the cracking dynamite…

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I knew you wanted more after this energizing banger. Let’s now go straight to their 8-track new album FREAKTOWN: “The album is focused on what happened when the three of them started playing together. The songs that they composed are the soundtrack of all the things
they talked about and the things they talked about are found in the lyrics of these songs. They worked on electronic beats, drums, guitars and bass synths and turned them into eight living things. They played every song live, over and over again, in the same obsessive order, until
each one of them was alive and ready to be captured in the studio. FREAKTOWN is all of these elements together, locked, in the form the band gave them.”

Open your windows and doors, press the button, turn up the volume, share these
furious victims of society’s powerful rage & go berserk with the whole neighborhood…


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A VICTIM OF SOCIETY: Facebook – Inner Ear Records (label)


Artwork FREAKTOWN album – out now!..

FOURTEEN KNOCKOUTS! On-Repeat-In-April-2017…

Fourteen knockouts I played on repeat in April!
A glorious cocktail of catchy vibes & steamy havoc
that energized all of my senses this whole month!
Turn up the volume! Here is the sonic dope

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1/ ‘Too Much Love’ by TOMZACK (London, UK)
Nasty trash groove, deranged vocals, smashing finale! Psychotic stuff!

2/ ‘Vessels’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ (Sheffield, UK)
Swirling punk disco for all funky outsiders out there…
Debut album: ‘Interplanetary Class Classics’– listen here

3/ ‘Arabian Heights’ by THE AFGHAN WHIGS (Cincinnati, Ohio, US)
Veteran rockers rollin’ like hungry young dogs again…
New Album: ‘In Spades’ – out 5 May

4/ ‘Be A Baby’ by SUNSHINE REVERBERATION (Norway)
Sixties influenced garage killer! Steamy smack…

5/ ‘Flesh’ by MELT DUNES (Southampton/Portsmouth, UK)
This roaring motorik mind-fucker will mess up your head the way you like it…

6/ ‘Paper Error’ by GNOD (Greater Manchester, UK)
VERY LOUD AND CRYSTAL CLEAR MESSAGE FROM HELL…
New album: ‘JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT-WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE’ – Listen at your own risk here

7/ ‘Professional Dreamer’ by SLEEPTALKING (Bristol, UK)
A kick-ass cracker. Intense roller-rock-coaster burning from start to finish…
Debut EP: Oh, Isn’t It Strange‘ – listen here

8/ ‘Short Elevated Period by WIRE (England)
Imperishable sound explorers still deliver flashing goods…
New album: ‘Silver / Lead’ – listen here.

9/ ‘Open Up The Heavens’ by COLD WAR KIDS (Silverlake, CA, US)
Impossible to resist this vibrant groove. Shake your body…
New album: ‘LA DIVINE’ – listen here

10/ ‘Darling Shade’ by THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS (Vancouver, Canada)
Canadian pop experts doing what they do best for years now…
New album: ‘Whiteout Connections’ – listen here

11/ ‘Sleepless’ by GARDENBACK (Oldham, UK)
Wall-of-guitar monster fueled with vehement vocals and a hammering rhythm section…

12/ ‘International Space Station’ by British Sea Power (England)
Sparkling pop brilliance from another galaxy…
New album: Let The Dancers Inherit The Party‘ – listen here

13/ ‘Cupid’ by THE BIG MOON (London, UK)
Seducing and menacing at the same time. Powered pop stroke…
New album: ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ – listen here

14/ ‘Fruitfly’ by HEAVY HEART (London, UK)
Catchy pop spark colored with delightful vocals and intensified with guitar electricity…
Debut album: ‘Keepsake’ – listen here

Next month a new ON REPEAT…

The Grooviest Punk Disco Gang On The Planet Inflamed AMSTERDAM – Here’s… THE MOOLANDINGZ

THE MOONLANDINGZ – Paradiso, Amsterdam – Wednesday 26 April 2017

Due to heavy traffic – bloody annoyance – it took me 4 hours instead of 2 and a half to drive from my hometown Ghent (Belgium) to the cool capital of The Netherlands. Was
a 45-minute rock gig worth all the aggravation in the car? Damn, it was! It’s quite simple: THE MOONLANDINGZ is the most exciting gang at this very moment on this troubled planet. Their debut album ‘Interplanetary Class Classics‘ is smashing-punk-dance-dope for body and mind. And live these outlaws are one hell of a thunderous groove machine. This freakish collective includes Sheffield’s electronic weirdos The Eccentronic Research Council and Fat White Family‘s possessed frontman Lias Saoudi. If you never heard of these wicked anarchists get their mind–boggling Saturday Night Fever vibe here…

Exhibitionist Lias aka Johnny Rocket – whether he likes it or not (I bet he does) – is the unquestionable star. Not a preaching Bono or Alex Fake Turner kind of star. No, he’s for REAL. He became an outsider not by choice but because of the way narcissistic monkeys rule this damaged world. He’s intelligent, politically outspoken and his anger & frustration turned him into a provocative songwriter and demonic performer on stage (I saw him going bonkers, four times, with the mental The Fat White Family before). I’m sure one day he’ll scream his brains out… literally. This live footage from a London show will give you a blazing idea of his exorcistic and intoxicating presence when he hits the podium. Release the bats…

Lias about rock and roll: “You don’t need anything to do it. It’s an art form which is a truly democratic medium. In its own way. The tone is ridiculous and yet serious, and I enjoy that it’s all over in 2/3 minutes. It doesn’t demand much. So for me, you can be more free than in rock than in anything else.”

I guess you know by now why I suffered for hours in my car. I wanted to see, hear and experience the Grooviest Disco Punk Gang Of The Moment and I returned at night, with a
big grin on my face and loaded batteries, back home at full speed (in 2 hours, no traffic) with Interplanetary Class Classics on my stereo…

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More pics of the mean machine…


Hello Amsterdam…


Screeeeeaaaammmmm…


Time for a murder ballad…


Fucking rawk and roll…


Johnny Rocket…


THE MOONLANDINGZ: Facebook – Twitter

(All concert photos by Turn Up The Volume! / thanks for the grapes, Lias)