TURN UP THE VOLUME’S KNOCKOUT TRACKS For March 2020…

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!


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6. ‘Cause Effect’ by SINKA (Watford, UK)
High-powered blast fueled by crazed guitars, banging percussion and racy vocals. Yeah!


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7. ‘Somebody Else’ by PLASTIC SUN (UK)
Melodious swagger bringing stone rock icons Queens Of The Stone Age to mind. Top-notch!

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8. ‘Louder’ by TWIST HELIX (Newcastle, UK)
A swirling electro pop stunner with sassy synths and stunning vocals. Bingo!

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9. ‘Lungs’ by THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING (St.Albans, UK)
A retro psych vibe with a revitalizing, stimulating and spiritual impact. Save the trees!

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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

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See you next month, music junkies…

ROWETTA And PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT Send Shivers Down Your Spine With JOY DIVISION Cover

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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…

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT: Facebook / ROWETTA: Facebook


1102 / 2011 EP available on iTunes

Tremendous Voice VAEDA BLACK Has New Song Out – Here’s Her Murder Ballad ‘DRUNKEN TEARS’…

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…

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VAEDA BLACK: Facebook

PEARL JAM Moves With Entrancing Ballad ‘ALRIGHT’ From Their New Album..

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

Enjoy here…

PEARL JAM: FacebookGIGATON on Spotify

Fervent Danish Rockers DEERBORN Move With Stirring Single ‘CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME’…

Daily electricity to load your batteries

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29 March 2020


(photo: Katinka Bjerregaard)

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’

DEERBORN: Facebook

BAXTER DURY – The Romantic Crooner Is Back With Sixth Album ‘THE NIGHT CHANCHERS’…

Old and new albums to make your day

29 March 2020

Sultry love stories, nighttime bar observations, anxious breakdowns, destroying paranoia, sensual female backing vocals, melancholic strings and monotone vocals. Yes, ladies’ man crooner BAXTER DURY is back with his new, sixth album called ‘THE NIGHT CHANCHERS‘. Vintage Dury ballads, familiar trippy tunes and romantic tragedies is what you get. As usual solid songwriting with a restful effect. Comforting music for loners. Fix yourself a drink and enjoy.

The Guardian wrote: “Shunning big hooks and choruses, the indie raconteur turns his hand to immaculate character studies of life’s losers… Imagine Serge Gainsbourg as a London wide boy in a dirty suit, hanging around ropey bars rather than Parisian brasseries, and you’re almost there… His phrasemaking and delivery is immaculate: he plays with accents, albeit within a limited palette, and you listen to ‘The Night Chancers’ believing it to be a real world.” Full review here. Score: 4/5

Album in full…

Singles/clips…

– I’M NOT YOUR DOG –

– SLUMLORD –

BAXTER DURY: Facebook

THE CLASH – Steamy ‘CAREER OPPORTUNITIES’ Performance – Shea Stadium In New York 1982

Watch the last gang town in town, legendary punk force THE CLASH play a steamy version of CAREER OPPORTUNITIES , a standout firecracker from their classic debut LP at Shea Stadium Queens, New York City in 1982.

I hate the army and I hate the RAF
I don’t wanna go fighting in the tropical heat
I hate the civil service rules
I won’t open letter bombs for you
Career opportunities, the ones that never knock
Every job they offer you is to keep you out the dock
Career opportunities, the ones that never knock

The late great Joe Strummer doesn’t look bored at all in the USA…

THE CLASH: Facebook