BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD Share Another Spectacular Piece From Forthcoming LP

New striking strokes

(Press photo by Rosie Foster)

20 January 2022


Who: Experimental 7-piece from London producing a hypnotic mix
of prog and math rock, jazz, post-psych-punk, and other musical roads.

In February of 2021, they impressed big time with their debut full
length For The First Time entering indie land by the big gates.

Out: 4 February 2022 – order here

New single: SNOW GLOBES
The 4th piece we get to hear

Charlie Wayne (drummer) says: “Snow Globes was one of the songs which had
existed before we wrote the majority of the songs on AFUT. Though it’s a pretty good representation of the musical world we wanted to explore on the album at large. Rather
than writing a song with a number of distinct sections we wanted to see what we could do
with one continuous riff. It was a real exploration in trying to create something maximalist whilst limiting ourselves with minimal musical choices.

Play this a couple of times and you’re hooked. One repetitive guitar riff,
some drums, some violins, excorsistic vocals, one hellacious eruption.

Spectacular stuff…


All 4 singles together on Spotify…


Young Wolves From Leeds – EADES Look For A Way Out On ‘DELUSION SPREE’ From Upcoming Debut LP

Daily electricity to reload your batteries

19 January 2022

(photo: Sam Joyce – FB Eades)

Who: Garagewave outliers
from Leeds, UK


The title track from the band’s debut album, out digitally on
4th March and physically on 6th May via Heist Or Hit.

About the song: “Thematically it summed up the disillusionment and confusion we
all felt in our early twenties, trying to build a life for ourselves whilst the world around us
seemed to be falling apart. Two years on I think we all feel quite differently towards the world and we’ve learnt to be a lot more positive as our hard work over the last couple years has started to pay off. Although at the time I think it’s safe to say we were all feeling pretty lost.”

Turn Up The Volume: In the past few years, another Britwave of young rousing wolves
has emerged and looks to turn into a sonic tsunami. Black Midi, Black Country New Road, Black Honey, Fontaines D.C. (I know they’re Irish), Yard Act, and several more prove that guitar rock is alive and kicking again. Now you can add Leeds’ hungry squad Eades. With
6-track EP Abstract Education EP – released last Spring – they made it loud and clear they’re not a one-trick pony.

And with new barded wire ripper Delusion Spree, they confirm that promise. Echoing Parquet Courts‘ jingle-jangle joy and the electrical turbulence of shame, combined with their appetite for sing-along choruses Eades look to the future, hopefully a safer and
a freer one.

Stream/buy the single here…

EADES: Facebook – Instagram

Debut album DELUSION SPREE available digitally March 4 and physically May 6 – Order info here

Confirmed By ELTON JOHN – Believe The YARD ACT Hype! Debut LP Is Out This Friday.

19 January 2022

If you can make it in Leeds, you can make it everywhere, and when iconic
crooner Elton John says he’s a fan (read all about it here) you know you’re
a crocodile rock band on the verge of world domination.

Anyway, on 4 August 2020 Turn Up The Volume wrote this about
the second single, titled Fixer Upper, by a band he discovered
called YARD ACT from Leeds…

“Prepare for a mind-messing crackerjack that’ll do your head in the way you like it. This funky
as bloody hell
banger sounds as if Mike Skinner and Sleaford Mods joined forces to experiment with intoxicating guitar riffs to turn up the decibels on for once. Fixer Upper is an electrifying post-punk rap slam with a repetitive bass-tastic groove having an instant bang-up impact on your body movements. Stupendous boombox stuff, stupendous shake-and-quake vibrations, stupendous street story. Original pirate turbulence, indeed.”

Today, 18 months later Fixer Upper passed the 1 million streams mark on Spotify…

We have 6 jagged Yard Act jackhammers by now…

All this and more will be on their debut LP THE OVERLOAD, out in 2 days!

Pre-order here

Rough Trade says about the firstborn: “Pulling off a debut album in a pandemic isn’t easy, but somehow, Yard Act have made it work. Recording with Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding) at his Bristol studio, those prolific demos have been sharpened down into something that speaks to the times we live in, creating a statement of intent that survives on nuance – a record of retro influences, recorded in a modern way, that manages to poke fun at society without punching down from a place of lefty superiority. The Overload is a political record, but in the same way that all great observations of human nature are – a messy, complex, knowingly hypocritical snapshot of our current state of play.”

See you in a couple of weeks in Antwerp, guys.

Inbetweenies! THE MONKEES This Day In 1967

What Turn Up The Volume is playing/watching between coffees

19 January 2022

The iconic boys band THE MONKEES was all over the news last December
as their most (solo career-wise) successful member Michael Nesmith past
away. He was 78.

This day in 1967 the TV pop darlings scored their only No 1 hit in the UK
with their classic cracker I’M A BELIEVER, sung by drummer Mick Dolenz
(now the last surviving Monkee). written by Neil Diamond.

Then I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind
I’m in love
I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave her if I tried


BLEACHERS And His Steamy E STREET BAND Rock Out On American TV

Live on television

New Jersey‘s celebrated indie-pop act BLEACHERS – the moniker of singer/songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff – scored bullseye last
year with 3rd LP Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night.

A couple of days ago he performed with his steamy
E Street sounding Band two songs of the album
on the Saturday Night Live show.

Firework, folks…


(Recorded with… Bruce Springsteen as
a guest, but not present on the show)


BAD RELIGION – Debut Album ‘HOW COULD HELL BE ANY WORSE?’ Released 40 Years Ago Today

Back in time

19 January 2022

Who: Legendary Southern California hardcore punks
Active: 1980–present / 17 studio LPs

Anniversary album: HOW COULD HELL BE ANY WORSE?
Released: 19 January 1982 – 40 years ago today

AllMusic said: “Like cupping your ear against the garage door of their
practice space. Greg Graffin’s vocal style isn’t fully formed here, nor is his
lyrical agenda, but the building blocks are significant and affecting, bigger
than piles of collapsed cathedrals”.
Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume: 40 years the world is still worse than hell.

Stream full LP…

BAD RELIGION: Facebook All Albums

New Albums 2022 – ‘EVERYTHING WAS FOREVER’ By (British) Anthemic Rockers SEA POWER

19 January 2022

Band: SEA POWER (Reading/Brighton, UK)

Who: Socially engaged indie pop-rockers who started their journey back in 2003.
In the very beginning, they operated as British Air Power, but changed it quickly to
British Sea Power. But last summer the band announced another name change,
dropping ‘British‘.

(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Why? They told The Guardian: “It was the combination of “British” and “Power” that
no longer worked for us. We imagined a youngster at a European festival in the 21st
century looking at the programme and seeing a band name including the word “Hungarian”
or “Russian” alongside “Power”. It would likely send your mind in a certain direction – quite possibly to the isolationist, adversarial nationalism that has recently taken a hold around the world. We’ve always wanted to be an internationalist band – as heralded in our track Waving Flags, a song of pan-European idealism.”

Along came the news of a new longplayer – their seventh full length – five years after
the sterling The Dancers Inherit The Party, which, in a normal world, would have been
a massive hit LP. Anthemic tunes, rich sound, sharp observations on politics, on our neglected environment, on people’s crumbling togetherness, and on life in general…
oh, before I forget this: go see them play live if you have the opportunity, and you’ll
have a glowing experience. Trust me, I saw them several times.

The new one, titled EVERYTHING WAS FOREVER
lands on 11 February. Pre-order info here.

Singles/clips: Two Fingers / Folly / Lakemand Echo




SEA POWER: Facebook – All Albums

Pre-order info here