THE BLACK KEYS Share Another Brisk Stomper From New LP – Here’s ‘EAGLE BIRDS’…

Brand new sonic impulses

25 April 2019

(photo: Alysse Gafkjen)

Blues brothers Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, better known as THE BLACK KEYS, dropped new pounding single LO/FI  early last month after being involved separately in other projects during their 5-year absence as a duo. Today they confirmed the rumors about a new album. Their ninth studio LP, titled LET’S ROCK, will be out in June.

They also shared a second cut. ‘EAGLE BIRDS’ follows in the footsteps of the previous track. It’s also a back-to-the-roots stomper that will activate your body’s movements
from the first banging chord on. Oh yeah, this guys sure wanna rock again.

Feel the beat right here…


LET’S ROCK – new album out 28th June – more info here

Welsh Foursome SILENT FORUM Moves With New Troubled Reflection – Here’s ‘SAFETY IN NUMBERS’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

25 April 2019

Welsh quartet SILENT FORUM keeps on coming up with stirring stuff. After their
2017 debut album Sanctuary+ followed by two significant singles the foursome
just shared another momentous track.

New cut SAFETY IN NUMBERS “expresses the importance of looking after your friends.
Our relationships are the most meaningful thing we can achieve in life”
. But it feels like we do not care enough about each other in the end as the song’s tone is darkish, doubtful and insecure and the music’s timbre is melancholic, contemplative and poignant, confirming once again that the human battle for attention isn’t an easy one. Silent Forum translates that well-known feeling perfectly well the way New York‘s gloomy rockers Interpol do it sonically for some time now. This heartfelt reflection proves that this band is in touch
with our troubled, selfish reality. Capture the mixed emotions right here…


SAFETY IN NUMBERS – out 10th May

25 Years Ago BLUR Released Their Triumphant ‘PARKLIFE’

24 April 2019

Britpop icons BLUR released 25 years ago today, on 25 April 1994, their triumphant worldwide breakthrough album PARKLIFE. Mastermind Damon Albarn told NME back
in 1994, “For me, Parklife is like a loosely linked concept album involving all these different stories. It’s the travels of the mystical lager-eater, seeing what’s going on in the world and commenting on it.” Read what NME thinks about the classic longplayer today here.

The album originally entitled ‘London‘, with the front sleeve being a photo of a fruit-and-vegetable car, went four times platinum in the UK. Here are Turn Up The Volume‘s fav cuts…




BLUR: Facebook – Website

Krautrockers BEAK> Share First Track From New EP – Here’s ‘LIFE GOES ON’…

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24 April 2019

Last year Bristol‘s Krautrockers BEAK> featuring Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, released their third longplayer, titled >>>. To coincide with a big European tour and summer festival shows the trio will launch a new EP soon. Here’s the first track LIFE GOES ON.

An ongoing motorik electro prog rock groove “inspired by a recent trip to Mexico City for a festival when the band awoke to the sound of a distorted young girls’ voice bellowing across
the city. Further investigation revealed the source as a recording used by scrap-collecting carts urging people to bring out old beds and washing machines.”

Absorb the vibe here…

BEAK>: Facebook

Flaming British Quartet BLUE RIVER Mad For ‘LUCY’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

24 April 2019

(pic by Craig Taylor-Broad)


Who: A 4-piece indie pop rock band from West Cornwall, UK drawing influences, from indie to early 60s pop. Check out their debut album here

Track: LUCY

Score: After a beer sip sonic turbulence starts off with a mighty jangling riff, commanding vocals and a merciless rhythm section pushing this adrenalin drenched ripper to stormy limits. Combining confident Britpop ardency, flaming indie attitude and some glorious whoo ho‘s in the back causes rousing electricity. ‘Lucy‘ takes your breath away, pumps up your body temperature and accelerates your perspiration. Experience it all here…

BLUE RIVER: Facebook –  Twitter – Bandcamp

TOM PETTY Released First Solo Album ‘FULL FEVER MOON’ 30 Years Ago Today…

24 April 2019

FULL FEVER MOON was TOM PETTY‘s first LP without The Heartbreakers although it features collaborations with some of them and also contributions by Traveling Wilburys‘ mates Roy Orbison (who died some months before its release), George Harrison and Jeff Lyne. It was released 30 years ago today, on 24 April 1989. The longplayer was a big success peaking at #3 on the U.S. Albums Chart and hitting #8 in the UK.

Turn Up The Volume‘s selection of three top tracks…




Album in full…


Shoegazers RIDE Return With Harmonious Single ‘FUTURE LOVE’ From New Album…

Brand new sonic impulses

23 April 2019

Three years ago, in 2017, the reunited veteran shoegazers RIDE released Weather Diaries, their first LP in 21 years. Last year they dropped EP ‘Tomorrow’s Shore‘ with
tracks that came from the Weather Diaries sessions. And today the band announced
new longplayer THIS IS NOT A SAFE PLACE, out this summer and shared first single FUTURE LOVE. A harmonious poppy musing “about the beginning of a relationship,
when everything feels possible”
clarifies guitarist Andy Bell. Here’s the amorous vibe…

RIDE: Facebook

Belgian Daydreamers SUN GODS Cover THE CURE’s Classic ‘PICTURES OF YOU’…

23 April 2019

Belgian pop daydreamers SUN GODS celebrate the 30th birthday of THE CURE‘s darksome masterwork DISINTEGRATION with an interpretation of their own of PICTURES OF YOU, the best track on that much-lauded longplayer and to Turn Up The Volmume‘s ears the Goth stars’ most magnetic pièce de résistance.

Considering the song’s classic status SUN GODS‘s choice to cover it, is both daring and bold. It’s the passionate vox of frontman Brent Buckler that colors this beauty differently from the original score. Suddenly it feels like there is still hope for a better future after
Pictures Of You‘ instead of a never-ending grief as reflected in the doom-loaded impact
of Robert Smith‘s performance. One outstanding song, two different, affecting renditions.

Absorb the impressive cover here…

SUN GODS: Facebook

Purchase PICTURES OF YOU via iTunes