OASIS – Actually Noel Gallagher Solo – Shares Unreleased Ballad Demo ‘DON’T STOP’…

New sonic impulses

30 April 2020

Oasis comeback? Oasis reunion? Not definitely, not maybe. It’s actually an acoustic
ballad by chief Noel Gallagher recorded about 15 years ago in a soundcheck in Hong Kong, shared now as an OASIS track although his brother Liam is not on it. Coincidence?
I don’t think so, I’m sure Noel found also demo’s with Liam singing, but he won’t share those. Idle bastard!

Noel G. wrote on his Twitter account last night, 29 April: “I had infinite time to kill lately.
I stumbled across an old demo which I thought had been lost forever.”

The previously unreleased song is titled DON’T STOP and is family
of that moody beauty ‘Talk Tonight’ (1995). Have a listen right here…

OASIS: Facebook

Canadian Oufit NEW FRIES Infiltrates Your Mind With Puzzling Ripsnorter ‘PLOCE’

Daily electricity to load your sonic batteries…

30 April 2020

Canadian trio NEW FRIES is that has never been interested in being a band. Yet, the Toronto-based experimental No-Wave trio has become one of the best-kept secrets in
the city, gaining legendary status for their unconventional, ever-changing sound, and
their rapturous live shows.

They just launched new single ‘PLOCE‘ from their new, upcoming longplayer, entitled
IS THE IDEA OF US planned to be out on 7th August. A product of working closely with
Carl Didur (Zacht Automaat, formerly U.S. Girls), resulting in a new direction, focusing more
on space and repetition, finding the in-between and reflecting on it, examining that transition
. More info and pre-order facilities here.

There’s no way whatsoever that your body can resist this steamy stunner. ‘Ploce‘ is a Krautrock-like steamroller that infiltrates your cloudy lockdown mind from the get-go
and never looks back on its rumbling course. Expect a rap-like spoken word waterfall
and ongoing addictive guitar riffs that still will play non-stop on repeat in your head,
hours after you heard this wayward hummer for the first time. Its hypnotic, baffling
and bonkers dynamics tickle your nerves, increases your bloodstream’s flow, and bewilders your mind in a way you really like it, until the sudden noisy end. This is intoxicating razzmatazz. Funky stuff. Unquestionably, one of the most fascinating brainfuckers so far his year.

It’s a poison, it’s a mind thing

Here’s the puzzling video clip by Amy Lockhart

Also on Spotify

NEW FRIES: Facebook


IS THE IDEA OF US out 7th August via Telephone Explosion

‘Sexuality’ By BILLY BRAGG – Released In 1991

Top singles from the past…

30 April 2020

Artist: Billy Bragg
Active: 1977-present
SingleSexuality – an anti-homophobia
and overall sex-positive reflection
Written:  by Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr
who also plays guitar on the track
B-side: Bad Penny
Released: 17 September 1991
Score:  #27 in the UK and #2 on the
Modern Rock Tracks Charts in the US
Album: Don’t Try This At Home – his sixth LP

The original video directed by Phill Jupitus who also appears
in the clip as well as the late great Kirsty MacColl

BILLY BRAGG: Facebook

Turn Up The Volume’s 15 KNOCKOUT TRACKS For APRIL 2020 – Wham Bam!

The best of the past month…

A fervent fusion of rhapsodic rippers and cool crackerjacks,
that dynamized my bloodstream and my limbs this past month!
Here are Turn Up The Volume‘s 15 Knockout Tracks for April!

‘Rise’ by ALISON MOSSHART (US)
The first solo single by The Kills charismatic Alison Mosshart. A passionate and bluesy ripper. The clip shows footage of Mosshart at home during these weird quarantine days.

‘Skimmington Ride’ by SEX SWING (London, UK)
A merciless killer juggernaut, an ongoing motorik and spine-tingling Krautrock serpent that moves at the speed of a crushing steamroller on the run. New album TYPE II out 15 May.

‘Yajña’ by SERVO (France)
A mind-blowing trance-like jam pushed by a furious repetitive wall-of-noise sound.
Its intimidating and hellish pace does your head in. New album ALIEN out 1st May.

‘Head’ by THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING (St. Albans, UK)
A steamy crackerjack with a sickly sticky chorus that blows you of your socks while a spicy saxophone sound and symphonic synths add a peppery touch. Bang, bang! Stunning slam!

‘Russian Models’‘ by CHUPA CABRA (London, UK)
Sucker-punch-piss-yourself-polystyrene agitators with a razor-sharp sonic raid, loud and clear, and cutting like a Swiss knife. Expect metallic punk drones and sneering shouting.


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‘The Adults Are Talking’ by The Strokes (New York City)
New York City’s darlings are back. This the best track from new album ‘The New Abnormal‘.

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‘Clouds’ by IVY RYE (Kentucky, US)
Hells Bells! Here’s some rollicking power rock. This hair-rising, quietLoudquiet blast will make you want to bang your poor lockdown head against a brick wall. Turn it up! Yeah!

‘Weep‘ by AELISH (Portland,OR, US)
An anger-fueled rocker driven by a solid gold bass-driven groove. A vivacious cracker with a bluesy touch, electrifying guitar lines, and brisk vocals. Don’t mess with the Heal sisters.

‘Deviate’ by BOA vs COBRA (Belgium/Canada)
This a booming disco knockout, a deep pop-house hook, and a striking synth whopper that raises your body temperature on the spot and invites you to do a seducing cobra dance.

She’s Like Lucifer by ONE TRACK MINDS (Trondheim, Norway)
What a cracking glam stomper. A kick-ass stunner that makes your head spin uncontrollably and wants you to get up, stand up and fight for your right to party.


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‘Poetry’ by HMS MORRIS (Wales)
A magnificent pearl about the consequences of obsessive love. An amplified poetic ballad that grows in emotion, magnetism, and power along with its wondrous progression.

‘Big Bad Wolf’ by MOUNTAIN LAKES (Warsaw, Poland)
A mesmeric mixed emotions jam that creeps slowly but surely under your skin. Its hypnotic resonance has a dark shade caused by singer Joanna Cisowska‘s riveting voice.


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‘All This Alone’ by JUPE JUPE (Seattle, US)
A swirling synth tune that draws your aural attention from the kick-off, a vibrant earworm driven by a sparkling melody line creating rapturous sonorousness. Swirling electricity!

‘Monster Club’ by THE SUNCHARMS (Sheffield, UK)
If this was the sixties this moody love ballad would be on a Wurlitzer jukebox in a downtown bar where lonely hearts have a drink and dream about better times.

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‘Isolation Days’ by DEUX FURIEUSES (London, UK)
A gripping humdinger, a spine-chilling reverie reflecting the hallucinate
times we all experience right now. This caring duo donates all proceeds
to UK’s National Health Secure. You can buy the track here.


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All together on Spotify

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See/hear you next month, music junkies…

NICK CAVE Covers T.REX For New Tribute Album – Here’s ‘COSMIC DANCER’…

New sonic impulses

29 April 2020

Living legend NICK CAVE has recorded a song by seventies glam icons T.REX.
The Australian singer/songwriter star picked ‘COSMIC DANCER‘ to feature on
a tribute album dedicated to the band’s brilliant mastermind and charismatic
leader MARC BOLAN. His version is vintage Cave, a heartfelt crooning ballad,
a moony reverie with goosebumps piano and warm clarinet fragments.

The new record, entitled ‘ANGELHEADED HIPSTER’ is planned for a
4 September release, with other contributing artists such as Elton John,
U2, Joan Jett
and Marc Almond. .

The reimagined selection of T.Rex classics was headed up by producer
Hall Willner, who passed away from coronavirus earlier this month,
only 64. Rest in peace.

Here’s Nick Cave‘s amazing cover…

And below the original version, a gripping live version…

T.REX: Facebook

‘Little Green Bag’ by GEORGE BAKER SELECTION

Top singles from the past…

29 April 2020

Band: George Baker Selection led by
legendary singer/songwriter George Baker
Active: 1967–1978, 1982–1989, afterward
Baker went solo, still going strong today
Single: Little Green Bag
B-side: Pretty Little Dreamer
Note: The song was first titled ‘Little Greenback
in reference to the color of the US dollar.
Released:  25 October 1969
Score: #6 in the Netherlands and #21 in the US,
when the song featured in the super crime movie
Reservoir Dogs  (1992), it got a new boost
with over more than 22 million views on YouTube
Album: Little Green Bag – the band’s debut LP

The original clip…

GEORGE BAKER: Facebook

Welsh Guitar Pop Outfit KIDSMOKE Dropped Brand New Sorrowful Single ‘THE BLUEST YOU’…

Daily electricity to load your sonic batteries…

29 April 2020

Guitar pop quartet KIDSMOKE out of Wrexham, North Wales has been around for some time, designing colourful sonic rainbows. The band just dropped their brand new single ‘THE BLUEST YOU‘. A sombre observation of mental health and how it can affect loved ones.

The band clarified the song’s content as follows: “This song is a live favourite of ours. It is a fly on the wall look into a household where one person’s depression is affecting everyone else who lives there. The song doesn’t address the feelings of the person suffering with depression,
it is a sort of commentary from the viewpoint of the rest of the family.”

‘The Bluest You’ is a moody, melodic reflection with a melancholic Kurt Vile touch and an electrifying War On Drugs vibe. This is richly orchestrated pop romanticism for heart and soul. Sorrowful pensiveness about an issue that still isn’t fully accepted as a life-changing condition by our suspicious society. The heavy-hearted vocals, the polyphonic harmonies, the beautifully weeping guitars, and the overall compassionate sensitivity of this gripping jingle resonate as a solacing symphony. A magnificent and caring score!

Enjoy it here…


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Also on Spotify

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KIDSMOKE: Facebook

Riot Punk Girls SMALLTOWN TIGERS Roar On Debut Album ‘FIVE THINGS’…

29 April 2020

SMALLTOWN TIGERS are a fierce all-female punk trio. They formed in 2018 and hit the
live scene with a big bang. They just released their debut album called FIVE THINGS.

The raw record explodes from the get-go when the title track blasts out of your speakers. No special effects, no fancy samples, no endless overdubs. Just imagine The Stooges having an earsplitting fight with The Runaways while the Ramones are sniffing glue in the producer room and you know what is coming your way, straight in the face. Eight firecrackers, eight uppercuts, eight smoking guns, and lots of middle-fingers.

This is DIY 70s punk havoc with Johnny Thunders-like riffs, a frantic drums force, and a frontwoman who spits relentlessly through her teeth. No mercy, no cheap thrills, no fake poses. Oh no, these ladies want to be your dog, but be careful, they might bite you. I guess you get the picture by now. You want genuine, straightforward, honest garage commotion, then this red-hot-blooded hullabaloo is what you’re looking for.

Dye your hair, take your leather jacket out of
the closet and pogo like you never did before…

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Video (filmed in London) for the LP’s title track ‘Five Things‘…

SMALLTOWN TIGERS: Facebook


(photo by Alex Poni)