BAXTER DURY Returns With Slowly Groovin’ Lead-Single From His New Album – Here’s ‘SLUMLORD’…

New sonic impulses

21 November 2019

Singer/songwriter BAXTER DURY has announced a new, sixth,
album called THE NIGHT CHANCERS for release next year in March.

Dury about the new LP: “Night Chancers is about being caught out in your attempt at being free, it’s about someone leaving a hotel room at three in the morning. You’re in a posh room with big Roman taps and all that, but after they go suddenly all you can hear is the taps dripping, and all you can see the debris of the night is around you. Then suddenly a massive party erupts, in the room next door. This happened to me and all I could hear was the night chancer, the hotel ravers.”

Here’s the slowly groovin’ and sensually vibey lead-single
‘SLUMLORD’ and its accompanying video clip…

BAXTER DURY: Facebook

COURTNEY LOVE Shares Impassioned Track Called ‘MOTHER’ From Upcoming Movie THE TURNING…

New sonic impulses

21 November 2019

The Floria Sigismondi-directed movie adaptation of Henry James 1898 novella The Turn Of The Screw — called The Turning — will start screening in January. The soundtrack will feature new or previously unreleased songs by several artists such as Courtney Love, Mitski, Kim Gordon, Alice Glass, Warpaint, Cherry Glazer and the Kills’ Alison Mosshart.

COURTNEY LOVE, a long time fan of Floria Sigismondi who’s also quite famous for directing music videos, has contributed a new song to the film. It’s called MOTHER‘, an impassioned and zealous power ballad with a fervid vocal Love performance.

Listen here…

(photo on top: FB Courtney Love)

Toronto Rockers THE FAME Will Boost Your Adrenalin’s Stream With The Boiling Title Track ‘MAYBE, TOMORROW’ From Their New EP…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

21 November 2019

Band: THE FAME

Who: “An indie-rock band based in Toronto, Canada. Born from online ads and unlikely situations, their sound proudly echoes some of the greatest rock bands from the 1990’s,
and early 2000’s.”

Pick: MAYBE, TOMORROW – title track from their new EP

Score: From the infectiously awesome opening riff discharge this kick-ass stunner goes full
steam ahead. What you get served here is 24 karat rock ‘n’ roll dynamite that boosts your adrenalin’s flow and makes you want throw your parents brand new widescreen TV out of the window. Buzzing excitement! Inflammable ruckus! Stormy hurly-burly!

Catch the fire right here…

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Now we’re all heated up let’s continue the crazed
fun. Here’s the band’s new 5-track EP in full…

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THE FAME: Facebook

British Rockers TEMPLES Excited BRUSSELS With Their Euphoric Glam Pop Formula…

TEMPLES – Botanique Venue, Brussels – 19 November 2019

Never change a winning formula is definitely British quartet TEMPLES‘ chosen strategy.
After listening to their recent, third album Hot Motion it was quickly clear that the band had decided to keep doing what they do best since their debut LP Sun Structures back in 2014, which is writing glam and glitter pop songs with the three inseparable ingredients you need to succeed: catchiness, tunefulness and euphoric sing along choruses. Mind you, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Many tried/try that formula over and over again but only a few become successful at doing it as it should be done to get the listener in an elevating mood.

And it also helps when you look like young God-like pop stars too. Anyway, last Tuesday
in Brussels, after a short false start, due to technical problems, the ecstatic Temples show took off and turned the full house, with a large fanatic fans representation, pretty fast in
to a state of euphoric elation, with a clever mix of old stompers (Keep In The Dark / Shelter Song / Certainty ) and new standouts (The Howl / Holy Horses / Hot Motion). As I’ve seen the band a couple of times before I had a déjà vu once in while but seeing the greater part of the audience going nuts frequently was a pretty sight to see and keeps yourself exultant too. And with turning the one and only encore ‘Mesmerise‘ into a sort of Jimi Hendrix like psychedelic guitar outburst the band reminded us that 90 minutes with them is about a thousand times more entertaining than sitting in your lazy couch all evening long watching crap on TV.

The whole set reproduced on Spotify

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TEMPLES: Facebook

(All pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

OUT NOW! Scintillating Covers Album ‘SONGS OF CONSUMPTION’ By British Psych Rockers TOY…

Just released…

21 November 2019

Band: TOY (Brighton, UK)

Album: SONGS OF CONSUMPTION – a collection of eight covers of amazing songs by legendary artists such as The Stooges, Soft Cell, The Troggs, Serge & Charlotte Gainsbourg
and Pet Shop Boys

Released: 15 November 2019

What the band says: ” ‘Songs of Consumption’ sonically is a continuation and development
of the themes conceived on ‘Happy In The Hollow
(note: Toy’s fourth proper LP released last January) and it will show people where we are going towards musically. The DIY approach was explored further utilizing more of the electronic elements that we touched upon before. Drum machines, stripped down arrangements and rudimentary production give a primitive sound that we thought suited the choice of songs. Some of the songs have very big sounding production, so we wanted to experiment with them by going in a different direction.

What TUTV! says: The soniferous splendor of this covers LP lays in the airy, spot-on,
no special effects balance of the sound showing the real heart and soul of each and every track. The pristine instrumentation, Tom Dougall‘s wistful and fragile vocals, the dismantled orchestration and untarnished production give the songs a scintillating tone that causes spine-tingling and glowing joy.

Stream/purchase album here…


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TOY: Facebook


TOY‘s frontman Tom Dougall – Brussels 23 February 2019 – pic by TUTV!

‘VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)’ By JIMI HENDRIX Topped UK Singles Chart 49 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

21 November 2019

VOODOO CHILE (SLIGHT RETURN) is a mammoth masterstroke. Incomparable,
volcanic and mind-blowing. It was released as a single and featured as the closing
track on the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE final (double) album ‘Electric Ladyland
and became a No.1 single in the UK on 21 November 1970 – 49 years ago today –
two months after the guitarist passed away death. Hendrix’s guitar virtuosity is
unique and utterly impressive.

JIMI HENDRIX: Facebook

Picture This…

This is the artwork of the front single ‘UNDER PRESSURE‘, a collaborative smash hit by giants QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE. It topped the UK Singles Chart on 21 November 1981,
38 years ago today. Very curious that the entourage of such creative and artistic greats
didn’t have a better idea for the front sleeve than this soulless one…

On the contrary, you can almost smell this 7″ vinyl copy…

Here’s the clever footage mix video to promote the single back then…

DAVID BYRNE – ‘Road To Nowhere’ – At ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Remarkable live moments

Ex-Talking Heads’ mastermind DAVID BYRNE has taken his American Utopia live show to Broadway for a residency that started last month and will run through the beginning of next year.

And last night Byrne performed the famous Talking Heads cracker ‘Road To Nowhere’ on American TV, on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon‘ with the cast of the Broadway show. Quite spectacular and tremendous fun.

Watch it here…

DAVID BYRNE: Facebook

Southern US Rockers DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Reveal Lead Single From New LP – Here’s ‘ARMAGEDDON’S BACK IN TOWN’…

New sonic impulses

20 November 2019

Southern veteran rockers DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS have been rolling for more than twenty years now, almost unceasingly, and they have no intention to do the opposite soon. The band just announced their 12th studio album, called ‘THE UNRAVELING’, for release early next year.

The title of the first single ‘ARMAGEDDON’S BACK IN TOWN’ is crystal clear. The Truckers are most aware while dealing with the day-to-day hassles of traveling and touring their home country, that things are at a breaking point. Doom and gloom are just around the corner in the Divided States Of America. Here’s their hefty wake-up call…

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Facebook


New album THE UNRAVELING out 31 January 2020 – more info here