Every week Turn Up The Volume‘s selects 7 new
firecrackers that burned his greedy ears the past 7 days…
1. ‘Hertz’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)
Last week punkette Amyl and her Sniffers dropped their second smashing
album Comfort To Me on Planet Earth with ‘Hertz‘ as one of the razzle-dazzle jackhammers.
Time for some kangaroo pogo, all you punks out there…
2. ‘Beautiful James’ by PLACEBO (UK)
Placebo‘s first single in 5 years.
Brian Molko (frontman): “If the song serves to irritate the squares and the
uptight, so gleefully be it. But it remains imperative for me that each listener
discovers their own personal story within it – I really don’t want to tell you
how to feel.”
Come in, James…
3. ‘Valentine’ by SNAIL MAIL
Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail throws her 2nd album,
titled Valentine at the world on 5th November.
Jordan: “I wanted to take as much time as possible with this record to
make sure I was happy with every detail before unleashing it unto y’all.
Referring to the process as the deepest level of catharsis and therapy I
have ever experienced would be a huge understatement. Valentine is
Here comes Jordan‘s macabre side. Only for cannibals
(go directly to YT via the link below)…
4. ‘Haven’t Been Doing So Well’ by FRANK TURNER
Another rockin’ taster from Turner‘s upcoming
full-length FTHC, out 22 February 2022.
Turner: “It’s been a difficult time for a lot of people and their
mental health, myself included, and discussing that openly is
important to me, so this is a song about anxiety and the
struggles that come with that.”
Sick and tired…
5. ‘DiE4u’ by BRING ME THE HORIZON (UK)
The metalcore junks with another bomb,
part of their Post Human EP series.
Dance along with the creeps…
6. ‘Playing The Part’ by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (New York)
The band’s new EP titled ‘Hologram: Destroyed & Disassembled’ will
see the light of day on the next Record Store Day, 26th November.
The first track ‘Playing The Part’ is a rather surprisingly
smooth cut for New York’s psych-o-delic gravediggers.
Feel the vibe here…
7. Body/Dilloway/Head by Body/Dilloway/Head (USA)
This side project of former Sonic Youth queen Kim Gordon and
avant-garde guitarist Bill Nace will release its second LP in November.
The duo teamed up with Aaron Dilloway for this one.
Here’s the title track.
Instrumental, otherwordly, and spellbinding…
See/hear you next week, music junkies…