Zestful Foursome MNNQNS Steams On New Stormy Single ‘FALL DOWN’…

New sonic impulses

31 August 2019

Zestful French foursome MNNQNS is a French band with roots in Cardiff, Wales. They earned themselves an acclaimed live reputation over the years, released some singles
and are now gearing up to release their debut album ‘BODY NEGATIVE‘ on 11th October. Ahead of it here’s stormy single ‘FALL DOWN‘. A whirling rocker with terrifically energetic guitars, a relentless bass/drum beat, feverish vocals and a protrusive chorus. Hot-driving stroke all the way!

Catch the fervent energy here…

MNNQNS: Facebook

Great Song Lines From… ‘THERE SHE GOES’ By THE LA’S

From ‘There She Goes‘ by THE LA’S

Here’s that classic in full…

There she goes
There she goes again
Racing through’ my brain
And I just can’t contain
This feelin’ that remains

There she blows
There she blows again
Pulsing through my vein
And I just can’t contain
This feelin’ that remains

There she goes, there she goes again
She calls my name, pulls my train
No one else could heal my pain
But I just can’t contain
This feelin’ that remains

There she goes
There she goes again
Chasing down my lane
And I just can’t contain
This feelin’ that remains
There she goes (x3)

From their self-titled 1990 debut LP – stream it on Spotify

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

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervent fusion of robust rippers and striking strokes.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout August Team

1. ‘Going Norway’ by GIRL BAND (Ireland)
Spine-chilling havoc hitting your bones and triggering all of your nerves…

2. ‘Night Of The Nihilist’ by MEXICAN RADIO (Berlin based)
The perfect banging and booming jackhammer for Doomsday. Hell yeah!…

3. ‘Disturbed Pair’ by MEMORY KEEPERS (Texas, US)
A flashing modern-day disco soundscape with an overwhelming flamboyance…

4. ‘Something Special’ by THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT (Dublin, Ireland)
Tremendously tantalizing and highly energising love declaration. Top score!…

5. ‘Keep Smiling’ by SWIMMING WITH BEARS (Austin, Texas, US)
This is punchy, sticky and joyous fervency we absolutely need in these troubled times…

6. ‘Awkward’ by GHOST CAR (London, UK)
This thrilling engine buzzes and rushes like the best with this expeditious steamroller…

7. ‘Paradise Club 1953’ by CROSS WIRES (Bethnal Green/Romford, UK)
Intensive dynamism, hypnotizing effect and flaming furiosity. Bingo!…

8. ‘Spanners For Hands’ by ROXY GIRLS
This riff oiled gunslingers are about wayward guitar exuberance and amplified vivacity…

9. ‘Anxiety’ by BIG TIME KILL (Boston, MA, US)
Thunder and lighting synth firework with a doom and gloom impact…

10. ‘Dust’ by SHALLOW WAVES (Toronto, Canada)
Slow-burning psych-o-delic eruption moving viciously like a nasty snake…

11. ‘Silent’ by BERRIES (London, UK)
An electrified stonker that hits your eager ears forthwith. Hot-tempered stroke!…

All together on Spotify…

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THE ROLLING STONES Released Their Political Single ‘STREET FIGTHING MAN’ 51 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

31 August 2019

Band: The Rolling Stones
Song: Street Fighting Man
Released: 31 August 1968 – 51 years ago today
Album: Beggars Banquet
Note: Mick Jagger wrote the song after he attended a massive 1968 anti-war demonstration at London’s US embassy. The single wasn’t a hit due to the fact
that many radio stations refused to play it because of its political content. Talking
about ignoring the freedom of speech! And the dictatorial boycot still goes on today
in bloody 2019. It’s even far worse, isn’t it Boris ‘Let’s Shut Up Parliament’ Johnson?…

Let’s fight against fascism right here…


Belgian Blues Rock And Chanson Legend ARNO Releases New Longplayer ‘SANTEBOUTIQUE’ 13th September…

New sonic impulses

31 August 2019

(Pic by Turn Up The Volume!)

Belgian’s living singer/songwriter legend and blues rocker
ARNO‘s new LP SANTEBOUTIQUE will be out 13th September

So far Arno, the 21st century Jacques Brel meets Captain Beefheart
artist shared three tracks from the new record. Here they come…

(title track)



If you never heard of this European icon here’s the man
with his phenomenal band TC MATIC back in 1989…

ARNO: Facebook


New sonic impulses

30 August 2019

Edinburgh born artist GARETH SAGER‘s CV is quite impressive: multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, classical music composer, a founding member of funky post-punk
junks The Pop Group, jazzy avant-garde combo Rip Rig + Panic, Bristol rockers Head
and countless collaborations. After his gracious 2017 classical piano LP 88 Tuned Dreams he gathered a kooky gang called THE HUNGRY GHOSTS and released the gloriously wacky album Juicy Rivers last year.

A couple of weeks ago one of the albums’ most accessible, sensible and gripping tracks
ST. JOCK was released as a single plus two bonus tracks. It’s a both poignant and charming contemplation about the late Scottish poet Jock Scott.

Sager explains: “St. Jock isn’t directly a homage to Jock Scot though does try to express his
spirit in the sense that he was very honest about his failings, which appeared to occur much more than his successes; like most of us! Though there is a reference to a girlfriend of his whose favourite past time was to tile! Apart from that the song contains the most difficult first line to sing ever: “She wears a white, red wine stained smock”.

Listen /watch here…

You can stream/purchase the 3-track EP in full here…



New sonic impulses

30 August 2019

Living legend NEIL YOUNG (73) teamed up with long-time Crazy Horse friends, bassist Billy Talbot (75), drummer Ralph Molina (74), and old pal, amazing guitarist Nils Lofgren (who played with Bruce Springsteen for several years), who, at 68, returned to recording with Young nearly 50 years after he began. The quartet locked themselves up in a studio
in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado last April. The result is a new album titled simply ‘COLORADO’. The 10-song LP will be out in October and a documentary about the LP’s creation, titled Mountaintop Sessions, will be released alongside it.

Here’s the lead single ‘MILKY WAY‘. A shadowy love song reminding me for some reasons of Young‘s 1975 pitch-black masterpiece Tonight’s The Night because of its ramshackle, basic, nostalgic and raw tone, yet here’s a spark of hope to feel free. Capture the mood here…

NEIL YOUNG: Facebook

Mind-Boggling Duo BLACK DOLDRUMS Dropped Fresh Haunting Cut From New EP – Here’s ‘MAE’S DESIRE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

30 August 2019

London’s psychedelic shoegaze duo BLACK DOLDRUMS will launch their new EP ‘SHE DIVINE’ on 6th September. Ahead of it the pair already shared its evocative and high-powered title track.

And now a second track of the EP is revealed. ‘MAE’S DESIRE‘ is a haunting stonker that thunders non-stop, pushed by bloodthirsty drums and echoing guitar flamboyance. Its stormy pace and bewitching impact will mess up your hungry mind the way you like it, both disturbing and bizarrely attractive. This is another winner. Check out the fever right here…