Dana Margolin, the charismatic frontwoman of Porridge Radio not fond of London…
Porridge Radio released
one of the best albums
of the year with EVERY BAD…
And one of the singles
of the year with SWEET…
Old and new albums to make your day…
30 March 2020
‘The Libertines’ by THE LIBERTINES
Released: 30 August 2004 – the band’s 2nd longplayer
Their finest and most coherent album to Turn Up the Volume‘s ears. Brothers in arms Doherty/Barat left their drugs and booze quarrels behind them and proved here, more than ever, that they were genuinely capable of writing great, remarkable, lasting songs.
Three Top Tracks
– MUSIC WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT –
– CAN’T STAND ME NOW –
– CAMPAIGN OF HATE –
ALBUM in full…
Killer tracks of the month…
Eleven standout tracks played on repeat in March!
A heated mix of flaming rippers and glowing grooves
energizing all of my senses and limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout March Team!
1. No Rock Save In Roll by CORNERSHOP (Northern London)
This sickly sticky earworm will put a big smile on your face! Welcome back Cornershop!
2. ‘Ponytail’ by PINS (Manchester, UK)
Hot disco banger that should be played in all discotheques around the globe. Dance fever!
3. ‘Home Thru Hell’ by DEAP LIPS (California, US)
The Flaming Lips + Deap Vally = Utterly Cool Yamaha Magic
4. ‘Vicious Little Sister’ by THE MEDICINE DOLLS (Cape Town)
Unquestionably one of the blowup singles of the year! The Medicine Dolls rule!
5. ‘Luminescence’ by THE HIDEAWAYS (Bristol, UK)
This burning sledgehammer’s riff is TITANIC! Kick-ass stroke! Hells bells!
6. ‘Cause Effect’ by SINKA (Watford, UK)
High-powered blast fueled by crazed guitars, banging percussion and racy vocals. Yeah!
7. ‘Somebody Else’ by PLASTIC SUN (UK)
Melodious swagger bringing stone rock icons Queens Of The Stone Age to mind. Top-notch!
8. ‘Louder’ by TWIST HELIX (Newcastle, UK)
A swirling electro pop stunner with sassy synths and stunning vocals. Bingo!
9. ‘Lungs’ by THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING (St.Albans, UK)
A retro psych vibe with a revitalizing, stimulating and spiritual impact. Save the trees!
10. ‘TheWorldIsClosingDown’ by TV COMA (St. Albans, UK)
A catchy apocalyptic psych pop humdinger. Witty, satirical and pungent.
11. ‘Harbor Me’ by AUDRI (Belgium)
Starry-eyed vocals, clapping flamenco hands and glimmering guitars. A trippy beauty!
All knockout tracks
together on Spotify…
See you next month, music junkies…
30 March 2020
Back in 2011 JOY DIVISION‘s original bass player PETER HOOK and his band THE LIGHT recorded a 4-track EP with covers of four Joy Division crackers, titled 1102 / 2011, with the wonderful Rowetta (who recorded and still tours a lot with Happy Mondays) on vocals on
3 of the 4 tracks. It contains a spine-tingling rendition of ATMOSPHERE. With ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart‘ one of the most gripping songs the Manchester legends ever wrote. Rowetta‘s vocal performance is just breathtaking and will send shivers down your spine.
Here’s the magic…
1102 / 2011 EP available on iTunes
29 March 2020
Young compelling singer/songwriter and exquisite voice VAEDA BLACK
has a new track out called ‘DRUNKEN TEARS’.
“It’s one the first songs I wrote when I was learning how to play the piano about 4 years ago.
It is a story song, about luring someone into a bar, getting completely trashed, and fantasizing about murdering them. I’ve always viewed this piece like a siren song. I’m saying things that are terrifying but they’re delivered inside a simple and alluring melody” says the gloriously gifted New York based artist.
Drunken Tears is a ghostly reverie, a sinister nightdream embedded in a seductive musical arrangement with subtle instrumentation and catching melodiousness. It wouldn’t be out of place on Nick Cave‘s Murder Ballads album from 1996. Black‘s tremendous vox would actually be a great match with Cave‘s doom and gloom tonality. Yes, impressive indeed.
Fantasize along right here…
VAEDA BLACK: Facebook
Reveries for the laziest day of the week…
29 March 2020
Grunge icons PEARL JAM just released their eleventh album GIGATON filled,
as usual, with several heated rippers but also showing the band’s soft spot again
on ALRIGHT. A tender beauty with Eddie Vedder‘s characteristic voice upfront.
It’s alright, to be alone
To listen for a heartbeat, it’s your own
It’s alright, to quiet up
To disappear in thin air, it’s your own
Daily electricity to load your batteries…
29 March 2020
It’s been four years since ardent Danish rockers DEERBORN released their highly praised debut album Crash And Burn. But in this unforgettable 2020 year the band return with a follow-up longplayer.
After sharing stormy lead single Where Demons Hide last month the caring quintet just dropped a brand new vivid piece. CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME positions Deerborn‘s self-proclaimed genre definition ‘dark Americana‘ in a calm and thoughtful expression.
This heart-touching, amplified ballad causes goosebumps. This longing cry out makes
you silent while frontman Lasse Nørby‘s vox takes your breath away and will stir many
lost souls in these dramatic times. This meditation’s burning intenseness and confusing uncertainty fit the dark days we all experience right now. Its desperate sentiment feels painfully familiar at this very moment but mankind’s will to survive is cast-iron. I hope
you all find your way home and be safe.
Tune in right here…
Check also the brilliant lead single ‘Where Demons Hide’…