Danish Pop Collective THE MILLENNIALS Scores With New Firework Single ‘THE DIVIDE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

27 March 2019

(photo: Line Westerboe)


Who: A quintet from Copenhagen, Denmark “striving to tell the untold stories
camouflaged beneath the polished surface of their own generation. A generation
often portrayed as demanding, spoilt and as taking their privileged lives for granted”

Track: THE DIVIDE – first single from upcoming EP ‘Building The Divide‘. The song is
about “the distance and loneliness experienced when looking at the world through the lens
of social media, being bombarded with other people’s success and seemingly perfect lives.”

Score: ‘The Divide‘ is splendiferous pop firework. Terrifically catchy and non-stop rapturous. A truly dynamic blend of vivacious guitars, invigorating melodiousness,
vivifying vocals and an ecstatic chorus that intensifies your body temperature and
speeds up your adrenalin’s stream. C’mon ignore your smartphone for a while, here’s
some real excitement…

THE MILLENNIALS: Facebook – Instagram


Great albums from the past…


27 March 2019


Album: GIVE OUT BUT DON’T GIVE UP – the band’s fourth album

Released: 28 March 1994 – 25 years ago

BBC Music wrote: “Hanging with George Clinton – he contributes to the title track – and
being produced by southern soul legend Tom Dowd and Black Crowes co-conspirator George Drakoulias was a step on from their rave rebirth. Denise Johnson, who was now officially part
of the Scream’s orbit, had a turn with Free, but it was a mere glimmer of what heights had been previously achieved. Guitars were back in, and the ongoing Stones fascination was omnipotent… but some of the band had decided to get into hard drugs, and an ensuing US tour with Depeche Mode that nearly killed them… By rights, the Primals should’ve owned 1994, but ‘Parklife’ and ‘Definitely Maybe’ came along and suddenly having a confederate flag on your cover when everyone else is waving union jacks smacked of a band in need of a rethink.”

Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME!‘s three favorite tracks: Rocks / Jailbird / Big Jet Plane




PRIMAL SCREAM: Website – Facebook – Discography

HISTORY – 27 March 2000 – IAN DURY Passed Away…

27 March 2019

Nineteen years ago today, on 27 March 2000, the brilliant
singer-songwriter and actor IAN DURY died of cancer, only 57.

It was in 1977, after his former band Kilburn and The High Roads split, that Ian Dury
formed and fronted The Blockheads and became an idiosyncratic star. It was the era of punk, but Dury had his own musical vision (a mix of jazz, funk, rock, disco and music-hall) and his own particular way of poetic story-telling. He became a sort of singing stand-up comedian as his lyrics were full of wordplay, clever humour, sharp impressions of daily
life in good old Britain and weird characters wrapped in splendid tunes. To remember
this wayward and one-of-a-kind artist and performer Turn Up The Volume! picked these
three timeless crackers…




IAN DURY: Biography – Facebook Page

(photo on top: AP Press / FB Ian Dury)

Power Punks SLAVES Share Video Clip For Album Track ‘BUGS’ To Support PUBS…

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

26 March 2019

Long Live The Local is a British campaign that organises actions to keep local pubs alive in the UK because: “Pubs have long been the home of live music. They are a breeding ground for talent – past, present & future, a place where bands meet their first fans. However, with three pubs a day closing their doors for good, live music is under threat.”

Dynamite punk duo SLAVES support the campaign and made a video clip for ‘BUGS‘ – a ferocious sledgehammer from their latest LP Acts Of Fear And Love – in partnership with Long Live The Local as the band knows how important pubs are: “Without pubs we would have had nowhere to start our career. Pubs are so important to the careers of musicians. They are pillars of communities and need saving.”

Here’s the ‘Bugs‘ for ‘Pubs‘ clip…

SLAVES: Website – Facebook –  Twitter

(photo on top: TUTV!)

London’s Experimental BLACK MIDI Drops New Perplexing Track ‘CROW’S PERCH’…

Brand new sonic impulses

26 March 2019

Only 5 days ago Turn Up The Volume! named London’s young foursome BLACK MIDI the first real sensation of 2019 (read here why) and they’re already back again with new track CROW’S PERCH. Another experimental build up/break down sound exploit that grabs your sonic attention from the nervously funky start to the crazed and clamorous finish. They create a kind of neurotic tension that is both perplexing and absorbing. ‘Crows Perch‘ is a sort of jazzy post-punk outpouring with singer Geordie Greep‘s menacing vocals giving you the creeps. Challenging and confounding. Here’s the accompanying razzle-dazzle clip…

BLACK MIDI: Facebook 

(Live pics by TUTV!)

THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING In An Emotional Whirlpool On Brand New Single ‘SHIFTING SANDS’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

26 March 2019


Who: Power pop collective out of St.Albans, Hertfordshire, England
centred around singer/songwriter Jonny Bennett

Track: SHIFTING SANDS – brand new single

Score: ‘Shifting Sands‘ is a mixed emotions song about good times, bad times and embracing impermanence. It sounds and feels like a restless whirlpool of clashing sentiments and excitements. Both euphoric and confusing. Both rhapsodic and bewildering. A swirling sonic carousel going fast forward without a moment of
repose as if the protagonist tries to get in control again. This is a multi-layered,
jittery pop discharge that will leave you behind out of breath. Here’s why…

FILTHY FRIENDS Drop Another Crushing Cut From Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘NOVEMBER MAN’…

Brand new sonic impulses


Sharp striking supergroup FILTHY FRIENDS formed two years ago by R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck
and Sleater-Kinney‘s Corin Tucker will release the follow-up to their raw 2017 debut longplayer Invitation in May. After the energy outburst of their lead single Last Chance County last month the band drops another red-hot-blooded rocker. NOVEMBER MAN is clearly about that idiot in The White House. “Long skinny tie/ And hair of gold/ You made the deal/ Our future soldTucker sings while fearless guitars rage like a buzz saw around her ready to bring down any border wall. Catch the feverish flare-up right here…


SCOTT WALKER Passed Away Today At 76 – R.I.P.

American-born (Ohio) British singer-songwriter SCOTT WALKER (real name: Noel Scott Engel) was born 76 years ago, on January 9, 1943. The older generations know him best
for his years with gloomy 60s pop trio THE WALKER BROTHERS and their two big 1965 hits Make It Easy On Yourself  and The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore. After the band’s split Scott Walker started a solo career, made several longplayers, but reunited
with the band (1975-1978) for three albums. Restarting on his own in 1981 he made
three of his most poignant and fascinating solo LP’s:  Climate Of A Hunter  (1984), 
Tilt (1995) and Bish Bosh (2012). Three almost inaccessible pitch black records but its intruiging mystic, its surreal imagery and Walker‘s unfathomable, yet highly compelling baritone voice just dragged you into his complex and melodramatic world. Rest in peace! Here are two songs to remember this one of a kind artist…

(The Walker Brothers – 1965)

(from solo album ‘Tilt‘ – 1995)

SCOTT WALKER: Biography via 4AD – All Solo Albums