TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Knockout Team For JULY 2018 – Eleven Killer Tracks…

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven Killer Tracks played on repeat in JULY!
A crazed cocktail of ace rippers and filthy grooves
activating all my senses and limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout July Team!

1/ ‘Need Some1’ by THE PRODIGY (UK)
A razor-sharp firestarter, a striking steamroller, a sweltering smack, a jigsaw whack!
From the techno punks’ upcoming new album ‘No Tourists‘ out Nov 2. All info here.


2/ ‘Offence-Defence’ by KALLI MA (London UK)
Despite the European heatwave you’ll dance yourself gaga when hearing this swirling electro banger storming out of your boiling speakers. Sickly exhilarating! Hot stuff!

KALLI MA: Facebook

3/ ‘Gyrate’ by BODEGA (New York, NY, US)
Texan misfits Parquet Courts‘ spiritual punk kids turn Talking Heads into a barbed wire funky, nasty-mouthed shout & scream act. From their ace debut LP Endless Scroll.

BODEGA: Facebook

4/ ‘Remind Me’ by DENTIST (Asbury Park, New Jersey, US)
Amplified pop firework with an instant impact on all of your nerves in your uncontrollable body. Exciting, invigorating, and big fun! From the band’s excellent LP ‘Night Swimming.

DENTIST: Facebook

5/ ‘Lose Your Head’ by NOVA TWINS (South East London, UK)
Tempestuous electro beats, fat grooves, metallic guitars, in-your-face vocals and a smashing chorus. Result: a ruthless slam dunk that will pump up your adrenalin’s flow.

NOVA TWINS: Facebook

6/ ‘The Rover’ by INTERPOL (New York, NY, US)
Interpol returns with a speedy ripper about “a distracted hipster who enjoys psychedelics.”

INTERPOL: Facebook

7/ ‘The Sleepwalkers’ by FACTORY SECONDS (London, UK)
Rousing guitars, mesmerizing female/male vocals and a pushing rhythm section turn
this dynamic corker into a sprightly stroke, impossible to resist. Dazzling performance!


8/ ‘Crazy Kids’ by WALTER LURE & THE WALDOS (NYC, U)
Former member of Johnny Thunders‘ 70s Heartbreakers and his gang go totally apeshit on their new killer single. A nasty punk outburst fueled with filthy Sex Pistols riffs. New album ‘Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo‘ out next month. Get your safety-pins ready, folks.


9/ ‘Butterfly’ by THE BLACK DELTA MOVEMENT (Hull, UK)
Ominous, magnetic and intoxicating. Smells like devilish spirit to my ears. This feverish journey goes on like forever. An electrifying and trippy mindfucker with a boiling finale.


10/ ‘Destroyer’ by LALA LALA (London/Chicago)
Its infectious swagger and flamboyant chorus turn this affecting song into a sonic
stand out. Lala Lala launches her new, second album ‘The Lamb‘ on September 28.

LALA LALA: Facebook

11/ ‘Great Divide’ by ACESKULLY (Fort Lauderdale, FL, US)
High-quality songwriting with adventurous pop dynamics and stirring vocals. Top cut
from this duo’s new, colorful ‘You Can Run… You Can’t Hide‘ album – here on Bandcamp.


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See/hear you next week, music junkies


Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

31 July 2018

MANIC STREET PREACHERS release PEOPLE GIVE IN, the opening track of newest album ‘Resistance Is Futile‘, as their new single. A vintage anthemic Manics score. A magnetizing crackerjack with a symphonic chorus as big as the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Highly captivating stroke. The accompanying clip features highlights from their extensive 2018 tour which has seen the band play all over the UK, participate at Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival and support Guns ‘N’ Roses on tour in Europe. Listen/watch right here…

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: Website – Facebook – Twitter

New album RESISTANCE IS FUTILE out now – stream here

See you next week in Belgium at Lokerse Feesten Festival – 10 August

(photo on top: TUTV!)

SPIRITUALIZED Drops Another Romantic Track From New Album – Here’s ‘HERE IT COMES (THE ROAD) LET’S GO’…

Brand new sonic impulses

Space junk Jason Pierce and SPIRITUALIZED will launch their first album in six years, entitled ‘AND NOTHING HURT‘ on September 7. After sharing previous pensive single
I’m Your Man early June, here’s another new moony reflection. HERE IT COMES (THE ROAD) LET’S GO is a melancholic daydream about losing yourself out in this troubled world. Atmospheric, cinematic and symphonic. It’s vintage Spiritualized romanticism.

Catch the downhearted mood right here…

SPIRITUALIZED: Facebook – Website

KRISTIN HERSH Launches Another Groovy Punch From Her New Solo Album – Here’s ‘NO SHADE IN SHADOW’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

30 July 2018

Supreme singer/songwriter KRISTIN HERSH will release her brand new solo album POSSIBLE DUST CLOUDS October 5. In a press statement, Hersh revealed that: “I usually play all the instruments on my solo records, essentially the sound of having no friends, but sociopaths can’t realize their potential without people to work out their grievances on and this record is a freakin’ sociopath. So I invited my friends to the party I wanted to hear. Not a live record but an alive record.”

On earlier shared new tracks Lax and Breathe In the former Throwing Muses frontwoman already showed loud and clear what she actually means with “the new album will be not a live record but an alive record.” Two turbulent crackers with a terrifically vivid impact. And third new song NO SHADE IN SHADOW has that same groovy punch, ardent grinta and vivacious spirit. A mid-tempo banger that has an immediate impact on the movements
of your head, your feet and the rhythm of your heartbeat. Capture the electrical grit right here…

KRISTIN HERSH: Website – Facebook – Twitter

POSSIBLE DUST CLOUDS out 5 October via Fire Records – all info here

(photo Kristin Hersh via PR agency Shameless Promotions PR)


Remarkable albums from the past…

Released: 23 October 1989
Second longplayer

ALL MUSIC review: “The Wedding Present’s second proper studio album, ‘Bizarro’ cut down a bit on the frenetic jangle the band was known for in its early days and replaced it with healthy doses of darkness and power. Adding some fuzzy, crunchy distortion to give the guitars some hefty impact, slowing the tempos down to speeds that allow vocalist David Gedge to squeeze more heartbroken despair and bleak sarcasm out of every line, and generally upping their
game in every way, the album is the fullest realization of the Wedding Present’s sound yet.”

Score: 4/5 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s favourite tracks: Kennedy / No


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Album in full…

THE WEDDING PRESENT: Facebook – All Albums

British Quartet BLUE RIVER Affects Heart And Soul With ‘THE LIFE’…

Weekly vibrations to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…


28 July 2018

Here’s, from West Cornwall, England stirring 4-piece BLUE RIVER with their new beguiling single THE LIFE. A gloriously melancholic reverie for heart and soul. Wistful, fervent and totally lovely. A touching gem you’ll embrace with both ears. Catch the bewitching mood right here…

BLUE RIVER: Facebook –  Twitter – Instagram

From their compelling album LIFE IMITATING ART – stream/purchase via Bandcamp

THE CORAL Released Their Second Album ‘MAGIC AND MEDICINE’ 15 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

27 July 2018


Album: MAGIC AND MEDICINE – their 2nd LP

Released: 28 July 2003 – 15 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “Mixing equal bits Merseybeat melody, ragged “Nuggets” energy, and pure rock nostalgia, the Coral create one of the 21st century’s finest odes to 1960s and 1970s garage rock. Not since the La’s has a band more convincingly aped an era, and like that album, there’s not a cringe-worthy moment in sight. Everything’s in its right place, one might say. If the lads were accused of being too bombastic and experimental on their debut, here they reign in their influences and just stick with the program of creating rocking tunes.”
Score 3.5/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s favorite tracks…




Album in full…

THE CORAL Website – Facebook – Twitter

STEAMCHICKEN Scores With New Sonic Heatwave Summer Single ‘VIOLET LANE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

27 July 2018


Who: A crowdy collective that makes you ‘dance, think and drink – not always in that order – with their mix of funkalicious folk and jubilant jazz…

Track: VIOLET LANE – brand new single

Score: this Ceilidh-swing collective will give your hot summer an extra sonic boost
with their new lively earworm ‘Violet Lane‘. A swinging humdinger that energizes your dance instincts directly. An effervescent cocktail of folk, jazz, blues, ska and anything that activates your bloodstream. Now get those blue suede shoes out of the closet and shake your booty…