Fiery Glasgow Duo MEMES Shakes Things Up Again With… ‘HAPPY SHOPPER’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

12 August 2019

Fresh barbed wired Scottish duo MEMES already made some stirring waves earlier on with their very first hot-blooded ripsnorters Go Tweet MeBlah Blah Blah and Funny Man. And with their newest cut ‘HAPPY SHOPPER‘ the pair nails it again. A steady tambourine beat, a sickly sticky bass riff and a whole lot of The Fall-esque spitting and sneering all over it. Electric-powered uproar! Manic turmoil! Catch the commotion right here…

MEMES: Facebook

Scottish Duo MEMES Strikes Again – Here’s New Biting Cut ‘GO TWEET ME’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

28 May 2019

Memes’ Paul or John

Early last month Turn Up The Volume! stumbled into a fresh Scottish band. A jangly post punk The Fall-like noise duo featuring Paul and John (with those names world domination will be a piece of cake) calling themselves MEMES. The cutting tandem had just released their two smashing debut tracks ‘Blah Blah Blah‘ and ‘Funny Man‘ and now the pair is back with a new biting thwack on which they sound actually a bit like Mike Skinner‘s The Streets after he picked up a bass, hired a drum machine and went totally parlando punk. AWESOME STUFF! AGAIN! Here’s ‘GO TWEET ME‘…

Fucking ace, isn’t it?! By the way the band is one step closer to global stardom. Former legendary NME hack and BBC‘s cool DJ Steve Lamacq invited them for a live session where they also played this fresh ‘Go Tweet Me‘ slam. Check it out…

MEMES: Facebook – Twitter

Scottish Post Punks MEMES Hit Hard Twice With Double Debut Single ‘BLAH BLAH BLAH’ And ‘FUNNY MAN’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

8 April 2019


Who: A noisy Glasgow duo called John and Paul – not that John and Paul, obviously.
And as band name John Paul II would be ridiculous, they called themselves MEMES.

Tracks: ‘BLAH BLAH BLAH’ / ‘FUNNY MAN’ – brand new double A-side single

Score: ‘Memes‘ is one of those faceless bands you stumble into now and then on the Internet. As long as their havoc makes my hair stand up in the back of my neck I really don’t care actually how a band looks like. And this fresh Glaswegian John/Paul tandem succeeds in getting my sonic attention directly with their double A-side debut single.
Both smoking tracks, ‘Blah Blah Blah‘ and ‘Funny Man‘ resonate gloriously infectious, crackingly jingle jangle and rumbly creaking. If The Fall would release their 1978 debut
EP Bingo-Master’s Break-Out! today, it would sound as tumultuous and blustery as this…

MEMES: Facebook – Twitter

QUEEN Topped The US Singles Chart With Bass Stomper ‘ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST’ 39 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

4 October 2019

Band: Queen
Song: Another One Bites The Dust

B-side: ‘Dragon Attack‘ in the US / ‘Don’t Try Suicide‘ in the UK
AlbumThe Game – June 1980
Note 1: The song was written by bass player John Deacon
Note 2: It’s the best-selling Queen single ever, yes better
than ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘, with sales of over 7 million copies
thanks to its success in America (total of 31 weeks on the chart)
Note 3: It topped the US Singles Chart on 4 October 1980,
39 years ago today. It peaked at #7 in the UK

QUEEN: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For APRIL 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A tasty cocktail of rollicking rippers and first-rate cuts.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout April Team!

1. ‘Blah Blah Blah’ by MEMES (Glasgow, Scotland)
The spirit of The Fall’s debut EP Bingo-Master’s Break-Out!. Ramshackle racket!…

2. ‘Covered In Filth’ by THE MEDICINE DOLLS (Capetown, South Africa)
Raw rollicking rockabilly riffs with waggish bubblegum ooh-la-la’s. Filthy score!

3. ‘Don’t’ by MILLIONAIRE (Belgium)
An ominous funky smack fueled by a mighty disco stomp. Hell yeah!…

4. ‘Candy’ by FALLING MAN (Belgium)
An enigmatic painkiller for spooky midnight hours. It will keep you sane. Maybe…

5. ‘Stay Where You Stand’ by THE RINGARDS (London, UK)
Jangly guitars, ace pace, poppy synths and a scream/sing/hum along chorus. Top!

6. ‘The Way In’ by THE DREAM SYNDICATE (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Electrifying psych piece from the band’s new upcoming album ‘These Times

7. ‘Hey’ Gyp (Dig The Slowness) by THE RACONTEURS (US)
Jack White & buddies back with gloriously messy Donovan cover…

8. ‘6.30‘ by SUPER PARADISE (London,UK)
When blitzkrieg guitars, echoing vocals and flashy synths meet. A bang-up roller coaster!

9. ‘Who’s Been Having You Over’ by PETER DOHERTY & THE PUTA MADRES (UK)
Snappy garage stomper with sharp-edged guitar licks and Doherty‘s characteristic vox…

10. ‘Prozac Spaceman’ by FAUX CO. (Chicago, US)
This delightful humdinger will dance in your head for some time after one spin…

11. ‘Parabole’ by TURQUOISE (Bruxelles, Belgique)
Sensuous French vocals, glimmering guitars and New Order‘s blue dynamics. Magnifique!…

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