BELLY Playing ‘HUMAN CHILD’ For KEXP Radio Seattle in 2018…

Memorable live moments

Boston’s guitar pop legends BELLY, led by the wonderful Tanya Donelly returned last
year with their exquisite comeback album ‘DOVE‘. One of the many highlights and an absolute favorite of mine is the ravishing song called ‘HUMAN CHILD‘. Watch the band playing a beauteous and moving version of that pearl for KEXP Radio Seattle last year…

BELLY: Facebook

You can stream BELLY‘s 2018 comeback album DOVE right here

French Noise Rockers SLIFT Share Monstrous Title Track Fom Their Upcoming Double Album – Here’s UMMON…

New sonic impulses

30 November 2019

After two blazing albums, French noise trio SLIFT is pretty well known by now for their endless appetite for psychedelic riffs loaded escapades backed by deafening drums
and fueled with howling vocals sounding like demonic rumpus.

The band is gearing up to release a new, double longplayer, titled ‘UMMON’, out on
28th February 2020. Ahead of it the three-piece now shared the title track as the first single. Prepare yourself for a tempestuous avalanche of monstrous riffs, fierce drums,
and rampageous vocals. Raging madness with a highway to hell feeling!

Tune in and get blown away…

SLIFT: Facebook

Italian Psych Post Punks KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND Release New Blustering Single… ‘ELIZABETH’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

30 November 2019

(Pic: Turn Up The Volume!)

Italian psych post-punk duo KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND from Venice, Italy is already prodcing dark waves since 2011. So far they released two full albums and a string of singles and EPs. And as I could experience myself last year, on stage they’re a hair-raising force.

The buzzing pair just released their brand new single ‘ELIZABETH‘. It sounds like a blustering killer shock where menacing industrial and hammering electronic dynamics meet and clash in harmony. Add Antonio Angeli‘s manic Krautrock percussion and Matteo Scarpa‘s demonic ‘Why Are You Here?‘ vocals and what you get is a merciless knockout. It
all starts with thunderous tension being built up, but midway the pace slows down mysteriously, and a sonic chainsaw-like intermezzo sounding horrifically serves as the ominous harbinger for an earthquake finale that may blow up your speakers. Expect a hellish and volcanic eruption! Absofuckinglutely!

Tune in and shiver right here…


You can purchase the single digitally or a copy of the limited edition 7″ red vinyl here

HAPPY MONDAYS And THE STONE ROSES Performed Both On Same Edition Of TOP OF THE POPS 30 Years Ago…

30 November 2019

It was the Madchester era. It seemed like all great bands at the time came out of that buzzing city up north, called Manchester, the town of 24 Hour Party People.

Two of the biggest bands on the scene, THE STONE ROSES and HAPPY MONDAYS even performed on the same edition of the legendary BBC music programme Top Of The Pops. It happened on 30 November 1989, 30 years ago.

The Stone Roses played their greatest single success, the awesome trippy ‘Fool’s Gold’
and Happy Mondays, with surprising special guest, the late great Kirsty MacColl played ‘Hallelujah’ from their Madchester Rave On EP. Time to watch some cool moves…

– ‘Fool’s Gold‘ by THE STONE ROSES –

– ‘Hallelujah’ by HAPPY MONDAYS –

OUT NOW! Live Performance By THE FLAMING LIPS Of Masterpiece Album ‘THE SOFT BULLETIN’…

Just released

30 November 2019

To celebrate the 20th birthday of their 1999 masterpiece album ‘THE SOFT BULLETIN’
the eccentric fairy tale rockers from Oklahoma THE FLAMING LIPS just released a special full live registration of the album as performed at Red Rocks in Denver, Colorado with German classical conductor André De Ridder and The Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Here’s the orchestral result…


The 1999 original album. You can stream it here

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

Best eleven knockout tracks on repeat this past month…

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A swirling fusion of rhapsodic rippers and cool crackerjacks,
that activated our bloodstream and our limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout November Team!

1. ‘I’m The Man’ by JEHNNY BETH
Banging drums filled electro smack that makes you want to feel, not think…

2. ‘LA Vampire’ by BLITZ VEGA (UK)
A buzzing guitar-driven stunner with a glam touch, a dazzling chorus, and a vital roll.

3. ‘Falter’ by EMPTY FRIEND (London, UK)
A thunderous motherrocker of a jackhammer fulminating viciously like a voracious beast.

4. ‘Losing’ by BLACK MONSOON (The Netherlands)
A roaring steamroller fueled by maniacal riffs, weighty drums/bass, and raging vocals.

5. ‘Civilians’ by deux furieuses (London, UK)
One of the most poignant outbursts from their new album ‘My War Is Your War’

6. ‘Virgin Soul’ by WINDSHAKE (Swansea, UK)
A stomping ripper with a swaggering boogie-woogie blues groove. Hell yeah!

7. ‘Sonic Difference’ by RUBBER VELVET (Wales)
A guitar loaded stonker that glows and flames resistlessly, with an infectious chorus. Top!

8.’Hollow Spheres’ by TALKBOY (Leeds, UK)
Solid gold pop excellence reminding me of Arcade Fire‘s driving pithiness and vocal vivacity.

9. ‘Comfort Fools’ by RAVELLAS (Wigan, UK)
A hot-blooded and burning mid-tempo rocker with a monumental chorus to scream along.

10. ‘Electric Dreams of Tokyo’ by WHITE ELEPHANT ORCHESTRA (Los Angeles, US)
Swirling vibe, festive elation, ecstatic electro tune! Get up and shake your hips…

11. ‘Matador’ by THE HOWLERS (London, UK)
Flashing guitar-driven rocker with an overall spellbinding resonance. Flaming stroke!…

All 11 together on Spotify

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‘Perfect Day’ by LOU REED & Various Artists For Charity – 22 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

29 November 2019

Today 22 years ago, LOU REED‘s 1972 song PERFECT DAY, from his ‘Transformer’ LP topped the UK Singles Chart. It was re-recorded by Lou Reed featuring various artists including David Bowie, Elton John, Suzanne Vega, Shane MacGowan, Dr. John and several more, as a fundraiser for the BBC Children In Need Charity.

Here’s the beauty…

LOU REED: Facebook

Australian Power Pop Outfit HIGH TROPICS Enthralls With Fiery Single ‘CHANGES’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

29 November 2019

THE HIGH TROPICS is an Australian indie band centered around singer/songwriter
Josh Stewart. After ardent single ‘Feel The Same’ earlier this year the band now shared new piece ‘CHANGES‘. A fiery, highly passionate mid-tempo humdinger with Stewart‘s towering vocals lifting the song to a fervent level that causes goosebumps. Top cut!

Feel the zealous fervor here…