Sisters HAIM Share New Jaunty And Sunlit Single ‘SUMMER GIRL’…

Brand new sonic impulses

31 July 2019

Los Angeles’ pop sisters HAIM are back after their 2017 album ‘Something To Tell You’. Today they released sunlit and jazzy humdinger ‘SUMMER GIRL‘.

It’s a personal Danielle Haim song as she explained in a recent tweet: “This song started out as a garage band demo in my phone with just a bass line, drums, some gibberish and a doot doot doot little melody. I wrote it around the time my partner was diagnosed with cancer
a couple years ago while we were making STTY. (he’s in the clear now!)”

Here’s the sweet little pearl…

HAIM: Facebook

Available and streamable here

London’s Melodious Rockers HONEY LUNG Detonate On New Single ‘NOTHING’…

31 July 2019

London’s robust rockers HONEY LUNG are back with new cut NOTHING, a track coined during a hazy writing session at frontman Jamie Batten’s house listening to psych icons
The Jesus and Mary Chain, and packed with an intense barrel of energy that’s come to be expected from the rising quartet.

The band revealed in a press statement: “Everything is coming into focus, we know what we are and where we are going. Nothing has been the closest we have come to creating the sound in our heads”.

NOTHING is heavily spiced, melodious electricity. Partly pushed by a wall-of-agitated-guitars sound, partly reflective when singer Batte pops up. And when everything comes together you’ll get an imposing resonance, both burning and euphonious. Capture the heat right here…

HONEY LUNG: Facebook

NOTHING out now – available via Apple Music  and streamable on Spotify

Rumbustious Welsh Rockers ‘KEYS’ Only Want You For Your Rock And Roll…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

31 July 2019

Band: KEYS

Who: An experienced Welsh team with several albums, EPs and singles on their CV, producing music that “touches on the wide eyed wonder and boundless possibilities of
the sixties pop song, West Coast harmonies, Motown backbeat and the aggression of post
1968 proto-punk, sets them apart as true believers in the communion of Rock and Roll.”

Pick: I ONLY WANT YOU FOR YOUR ROCK AND ROLL – second single from
the band’s upcoming longplayer

Score: This smoking killer-diller sounds like The Jesus And Mary Chain and The Stooges
got together for a scorching jam while consuming tons of speed. The blistering outcome will drive your mind totally giddy. Around the 2-minute mark there’s a short kind of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love intermezzo to give you the opportunity to reload, but from there on its full blast rock ‘n’ toll until the head-crushing finale. Breathtaking blast! Hallelujah! Press the button below and explode…

KEYS: Facebook

Your keys to roasting rock ‘n’ toll…

TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS Topped UK Singles Chart 53 Years Ago With ‘MONY MONY’…

Knockouts from the past

31 July 2019

This day 53 years ago, on 31 July 1966, American band TOMMY JAMES AND
landed on the top spot of the UK Singles Chart with their
jangling cracker ‘MONY MONY‘. The band had two other massive hits, the sensual Crimson and Clover and the tremendously frisky Hanky Panky.

Catch the MONY MONY beat here…

If there are some Billy Idol fans watching/listening
right now, here’s the punk’s 1981 ‘Mony Mony‘ cover…



From ‘Walking With The Beast’ by Primal Scream
(On album: More Light – 2013)

Here’s that most gripping, gloomy ballad in full…

Violence in the air, damage everywhere
Murder in my dreams, waking up to screams
I just can’t explain the way I’m feeling sad
Hits me like a train, eating me alive

Walking with the beast, walking with the beast
You can’t get no peace walking with the beast
You can’t get no peace, you can’t get no peace walking with the beast

There goes another man, his future’s in his hands
Doesn’t know he’s going down, he’s still alive as he drowns
His pain heals as disease, handsome every time we breeze
Hits some suffering everyone, he’s sucking on loaded gone

Walking with the beast, walking with the beast
You can’t get no peace walking with the beast
You can’t get no peace, you can’t get no peace walking with the beast

Texan Electro Duo MEMORY KEEPERS On A Coruscating Trip – Here’s New Single ‘DISTURBED PAIR’…

30 July 2019

(photo: Victoria Renard)


Who: A side project of Jared Boulanger and Amarah Ulghani from Austin, Texas band
The Sour Notes producing “guitar hooks cut through distorted samples and vocals, coasting on driving beats and bass synth lines. Audiophiliac homages to heroes past swirl alongside lighthearted wordplay and it’s darker undertones.”

Track: DISTURBED PAIR – new single

Score: From the resounding and booming intro on you’re invited to join this exciting duo on a coruscating trip through their electronic paradise, through their own sonic galaxy where you can lose yourself in their new bewitching journey. ‘Disturbed Pair‘ is a flashing modern-day disco soundscape with an overwhelming flamboyance that makes you forget reality for a while. Press here and lose yourself…


ANGEL OLSEN Shares Affectionate Title Track From Her New Longplayer – Here’s ‘ALL MIRRORS’…

Brand new sonic impulses

30 July 2019

Outspoken St. Louis, Missouri born songwriter and golden voice ANGEL OLSEN just announced her new, fourth full length, entitled ‘ALL MIRRORS‘. It will be out in October. The artist revealed in a statement that “In every way — from the making of it, to the words,
to how I feel moving forward, this record is about owning up to your darkest side, finding the capacity for new love, and trusting change even when you feel like a stranger.”

Here’s the title track. An affectionate power pop ballad that
grows in strength and emotion along its synth-driven way…


Artwork ALL MIRRORS LP – out 4th October – all info here / Photo by Cameron McCoo

IGGY POP Drops Bass Loaded Lead Single ‘JAMES BOND’ From His New LP…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

30 July 2019

Although he celebrated his 72nd birthday this year, undecaying rock legend and
Godfather of Punk IGGY POP doesn’t think about retiring at all. On the contrary
he will release a new album called FREE on 6th September.

Mister Pop said in a press statement: “This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”

Two weeks ago he shared the atmospheric intro of the longplayer. But now here’s the real lead-single, titled ‘JAMES BOND‘. A bass-loaded groove that gets under your skin, slowly but surely, while all the instruments kick in, one by one. Pop‘s voice still has the attractive force of a solid gold magnet and the retro jazzy trumpet sequence near the end works perfectly well. Welcome back…

IGGY POP: Facebook

Pre-order facilities here.

(photo on top: FB Pop / Getty)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For JULY 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A tasty cocktail of roaring rippers and sassy strokes.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout July Team!

1. ‘Letter Never Sent’ by MARK LANEGAN BAND (Washington, US)
The man’s vox never sounded so bright, so un-dark and peppy. This is a swirling
score from his band’s upcoming album ‘Somebody’s Knocking‘, out in October.

2. ‘Better To Know’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nahville, US)
Driving beat, exuberant flow, sparky guitars, punchy chorus. Guitar pop at its very best.

3. ‘Repetition’ by RIDE (UK)
A sickly sticky groover from the shoegaze heroes’ new album ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’.

4. ‘Wizard’ by BATZ (Melbourne, AUS)
Bang-up crackerjack with an instant impact that will make you dance your ass off! Hot hit!

5. ‘Year Of Rage’ by deux furieuses (London, UK)
Open windows & doors, turn up the decibels and play this thumping manifesto LOUD!

6. ‘Too Much Money’ by AUTOMATIC (L.A., CA, US)
This ongoing addictive ripper cuts like a Swiss knife. Speedy, magnetic and puzzling. Bingo!

7. ‘She’s Fine’ by THE RED FUZE (Sweden)
From the get-go this infectious corker will infiltrate your inner stereo system. Stellar drive.

8. ‘Let It Out’ by KATH & THE KICKS (Leeds, UK)
Pounding panache, exotic sounding strings & vibrant chorus. Result: irresistible swagger!

9. ‘Stay High’ by BRITTANY HOWARD (Athens, Alabama, US)
A glowing tribute to her father. From the modern queen of soul’s upcoming solo LP Jaime’

10. ‘The Highway Again’ by REMINGTON SUPER 60 (Norway)
Sonic daydream bringing VU and Stereolab‘s moony moments to mind. Starry-eyed beauty!

11. ‘Sleepwalk Reverie’ by JINDALEE (Toronto, Canada)
A soothing, soulful and sensuous electronic beauty. Tempting and alluring musing. Top!

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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