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

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervid fusion of clashing crackers and boisterous bangers!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout September Team

1. ‘Land Of Dead’ by ELEPHANT STONE (Montreal, Canada)
A stomping rocker pushed by a steamy sitar riff. Wham bloody bam!

2. ‘Destiny’ by PRYSM (North Of England, UK)
Flaming fuel for all you out there who needs to ventilate their fury once in a while. Yeah!

3. ‘Don’t Wake Up, Wake Up by NO SWOON
Savage guitars, ablaze percussion & urgent vocals! Bang-up buster! Jaw-dropping debut!

4. ‘Getting Older’ by RETAIL SPACE (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Dazzling guitar pop catchiness that will make your head swirl 360°. Irresistible zinger!

5. ‘Pushing Back’ by THE NEW POLLUTION (New York, US)
An ongoing repetitive hypnotic guitar riff spiced with airy dancey vibes. Bingo!

6. ‘We’re Not Detective’ by FEVA (Newcastle, UK)
Boiling hot smasher! Uproarious hubbub that will blow up your speakers! Kaboom!…

7. ‘Ego‘ by FERAL FIVE (London, UK)
Blistering blessing for those who want to swing themselves into a coma. Tanze jetzt!

8. ‘Mexico’ by HUSBANDS
The 21st Century Beach Boys. Non-stop fun, daily sun and sonic bubblegum. Surf’s up!

9. ‘Second Hand Emotion’ by SAYTR PLAY (Manchester, UK)
Put on some mascara, your sexiest boots, your coolest shirt and let your adrenalin flow.

10. ’75 Trips’ by REFLEKTER (Nottingham, UK)
Hungry guitars, jumpy electro beat injections, cocky vocals and a knockout chorus. Top!

11. ‘Love Is Around‘ by GREAT HARE (Gothenburg, Sweden)
A sticky amplified guitar pop tune, jingle jangle chants and a nostalgic Dinosaur JR feel…

All together on Spotify…

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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Chicago’s THE LOCALS Enrapture With Emotional Track From Their Brand New LP – Here’s ‘TIME BOMB SOUNDS’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

30 September 2019


Who: An exciting indie trio from Chicago producing bright,
guitar-laiden, ultra catchy, alt-pop for ten years now

Track: TIME BOMB SOUNDS – top track from their brand
new album Minutes, Seconds, Degrees

Score: Despite the mixed emotions content of ‘Time Bomb Sounds‘ this emotional corker resonates gloriously rapturous and exultantly epic. It’s actually a massive sing-along anthem that will pump up your blood pressure and once you reached the big chorus
you’ll be in a state of pure delirium. Think Throwing Muses and Belly at full force. Yes,
that good, that galvanizing, that attractive.

Capture the bang-up fervor tight here…

THE LOCALS: Facebook – Website

New album MINUTES, SECONDS, DEGREES out now – stream/purchase it here 

(promo press photo on top via THE LOCALS)


29 September 2019

Band: Swimming With Bears (Austin, Texas)
New record: Self-titled 5-track EP
Sound: Ecstatic, rhapsodic and euphoric. This buzzing 4-piece is all about rollicking adrenalin that will make you pirouette until you turn yourself entirely dizzy, about
sonic intoxication you can’t’ overdose on, about joie de vivre guitar pop that will give
your mood a giant boost, about pumping elation that has the power to unite people
which we need now more than ever before!…

Play/purchase here…

SWB: Facebook

British Trio SOOT SPRITE Shines On New Emotive Beauty – Here’s ‘Vs. SELF’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

29 September 2019

British trio SOOT SPRITE is a self-proclaimed Bedroom Rock/Shoegaze band
but I rather describe their new single ‘Vs. SELF‘ as pure high-quality songwriting.
It’s a truly arresting song that evolves gracefully and entrancingly while the remarkable vocals will steal your heart. Its gloomy sonority reminds me of the moodiest moments
of 90s melancholic popsters The Sundays.

Find out why here…


PRINCE Scored No 1 Hit In The US 35 Years Ago Today With ‘LET’S GO CRAZY’…

Knockouts from the past

29 September 2019

Artist: Prince
Song: Let’s Go Crazy
B-side: ‘Take Me With U‘ in the UK and ‘Erotic City‘ in the US
Album: Purple Rain – his sixth album – released 24 June 1984
Note 1: The song is thought to be exhortation to follow Christian
ethics, with the “De-elevator” of the lyrics being a metaphor for the Devil
Note 2: The single hit the top spot of the US Singles Chart (his second
Number One in America) on 29 September 1984, 35 years ago today

Go crazy here…

PRINCE: Facebook – Website

NOW PLAYING – New Mesmeric Album By Ambient Artist PHELIAN – Here’s ‘BESIDE YOU’…

28 September 2019


Who: New Orleans based artist producing music for nearly three years now, excelling at creating ethereal landscapes as he travels the real world ones. Taking the same approach to make music as an artist would to painting, he feels that each musician should have their own approach to the metaphorical easel. “You can look at the painting and know who painted it. You can listen to a track and know who produced it.”

Album: BESIDE YOU – released 18 September 2019

Sound: If you want to escape reality for a while, if you want to relax your busy mind, if you want to give your thoughts some time off, if you want a chill-out ear-massage than enter the transcendent sonic universe of this mesmeric ambient artist. Sit down, dim the lights, let the cinematic soundscapes enter your imagination, enjoy the silence right here…

PHELIAN: Facebook – ‘Beside You’ on Spotity and iTunes