Contender For Album Of The Year – Post Punks SEX SWING Hypnotize With Doomsday LP ‘TYPE II’…

18 May 2020

SEX SWING is a London-based post-punk band with members of implicitly trusted yet sonically nefarious outfits Mugstar, Part Chimp, Earth, Dethscalator & Dead Neanderthals. They just unleashed their new ghastly longplayer ‘TYPE II‘. Without a shadow of a doubt
a contender for album of the year. Why?

Because TYPE II is the fitting Doomsday soundtrack for these science-fiction-like times
we live in. Musically as well as lyrically it’s a wall-crushing monster that infiltrates your messed-up, coronavirus fearing mind. A malignant record you can’t turn off once it blasts out of your speakers because its hypnotic and dark-psychedelic mysticism creeps under your fingernails without asking permission and stays there for 39 bloodcurdling minutes.

Don’t we all have an irresistible sense of inexplicable, macabre curiosity for the mysterious unknown, for the dark side of our own deepest thoughts? Just like many of us are terrified of horror movies but watch anyway, so will you listen to this manic powerhouse tsunami from start to finish.

Hell breaks loose from the get-go with slam-bang opener PASSOVER. From there on
it’s a nerve-wracking roller coaster until the pitch-black, satanic, trance-like album closer Garden Of Eden/2000 AD pulverizes what is left over of your last bit of resistance.

TYPE II is a mean amphetamine machine droning mercilessly and bulldozing its way
to your unsuspecting soul. Diabolic grooves, bone-chilling screaming, kamikaze riffage, turbulent bass commotion, cacophonous saxophone, and tons of layers of repetitive rip-roaring Krautrock dynamics with an inflammable impact thundering like a runaway train on a deadly mission. You have been warned.

Stream/buy here…

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SEX SWING Storms On New Psychotic Track From Their Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘SKIMMINGTON RIDE’


London based noiseninks SEX SWING feature members of implicitly trusted yet
sonically nefarious outfits Mugstar, Part Chimp, Earth, Dethscalator & Dead Neanderthals“. They release their new 7-track album, TYPE II on 15 May via Rocket Recordings but first
a new cut, the third, from the forthcoming longplayer.

‘Skimmington Ride’ is a merciless killer juggernaut, an ongoing motorik and spine-
tingling Krautrock serpent that moves at the speed of a crushing roller on the run.
Adding a freakish sounding saxophone increases the psychotic resonance. To achieve
the ideal effect of this mental crackerjack it is best to listen to it with the lights off in
the dark, unless you don’t like horrifying music. Hell bloody yeah!

Here’s the hellraiser…

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TURN UP THE VOLUME’s 10 Knockout Albums Of The Year (So Far)…

The best longplayers so far in this science-fiction-like 2020. Ten cracking records that kept Turn Up The Volume safe at home, camping next to his vibrating speakers. Let’s roll…

‘Hot Slick’ by PINS (Manchester, UK)

These bad girls with ponytails will turn your summer into a daily party. Hot stuff for ravers, disco freaks, and funky night owls. Boogie in wonderland and move like it’s 1999 again.
Live for today, plan for tomorrow but go gaga right now, right here to this sweaty slick…

Stream/buy here…

‘Dead Lips’ by DEAD LIPS (Los Angeles / Oklahoma, US)

When coolness meets outlandishness then all motherfuckers have to go. Surprising super team Deap Vally and The Flaming Lips dont’ talk shit, they surprise us with a gloomy-moody longplayer that makes you happy. Femejism battling the Pink Robots. Top stuff!

Stream/buy here…

‘Bejahung’ by ELEFANT (Ghost Town, Belgium)

Sound-exploring desperadoes who open your doors of perception. Sonic crusaders who evolved into one of the most fascinating bands in this universe. Isolate yourself in your private quarantine and listen with disinfected headphones. Once in a lifetime experience!

Stream/buy here…

‘Self-Surgery’ by MRS. PISS (US)

Keywords: bloodcurdling shrieks, goth inferno, pitch-black nightmares, underground hysteria, gloom & doom sisters in crime, bone-chilling frenzy, hellish commotion. These princesses of darkness take you on a razorblade roller coaster. Keep a sharp lookout!

Stream/buy here..

‘Every Bad’ by PORRIDGE RADIO (Brighton, UK)

This up and coming gunslingers swing from amplified pop to emo punk and back
with glowing passion. Anarchic and sweet, chaotic and intense, zealous, and plainspoken with future indie star Dana Margolin as the driving force backed by a tremendous band. Without a shadow of a doubt on their way to world domination.

Stream/buy here…

‘Epidemic’ by UNRULY GIRLS (Italy)

A head-twisting extravaganza of high-tech trash. A mind-blowing record with a diversified melting pot of jaw-dropping knockouts and petrifying brainfuckers as if you are listening to several albums at the same time. Alert your poor neighbours before you press play!

Stream/buy here…

‘The Doctrine Of Infinite Kindness’ by THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING (St. Albans, UK)

A bold, existential, bizarro piece of psychedelic work. A sonic visualization of Stanley Kubrick‘s spectacular sci-fi vision ‘2020: A Space Odyssey. Otherworldly, metaphysical, mindboggling and rainbow-colored. Lose yourself in their nature caring stratosphere.

Stream/buy here…

‘Trust No One’ by IZZY AND THE BLACK TREES (Poland)

Flamboyant and red-hot rock band out of Poland turning up the heat with sharp-edged riffs, jagged licks, hammering drums, and frontwoman Izzy‘s feverish vox in the middle.
A record serving a versatile cocktail of high-energy jackhammers and charged reveries.

Stream/buy here…

‘Five Things’ by SMALLTOWN TIGERS (Pisa, Italy)

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.

Stream/buy here…

‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ by Bob Dylan (US)

What can I say? Best singer/songwriter/poet/storyteller of all time (in my big book).

Stream here…

Also thumbs up for…

‘925’ by SORRY  
‘Container’ by THE WANTS
‘Exquisite’ by MEKONS 
The New Abnormal by THE STROKES
‘England Is A Garden’ by CORNERSHOP 
‘Type II’ by SEX SWING

Have a great summer, music junkies

Hells Bells – Turn Up The Volume’s 15 KNOCKOUT TRACKS For MAY 2020!

This past month’s best…

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A maddening cocktail of roaring rippers and sassy strokes.
Fifteen jackhammers that heated up my isolation days!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout May Team!

‘Skimmington Ride’ by SEX SWING (UK)
Apocalyptic and intimidating barnstormer matching these science-fiction-like times.
Contender-of-the-year single from their contender-of-the-year album TYPE II. Yeah!

‘Behajung’ by ELEFANT (Belgium)
Exotic designed title track of Belgian’s Krautsludge and sound-exploring crusaders from their new Sturm und Drang longplayer. Shake your belly and pirouette yourself dizzy. Fab!

‘Mr. Motivator’ by IDLES (UK)
Punk rebels hit again with riff crazy corker made to start crowded moshpits at gigs. Bingo!

‘Control’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)
Watch frontwoman Amyl Taylor‘s head almost explode. From live EP Live At The Croxton.

‘Crossbow’ by TAMAR APHEX (Israel)
A shattering juggernaut, dynamized by a rattling machine-gun drum and a mind-blowing bass vibrancy. A 24 Karat score you’ll have on repeat for quite a while. Flabbergasting!

Resplendent roaring ‘n’ roll jingle having a vertiginous effect on your limbs. From
the band’s multifaceted, rad self-titled debut album. Advice: play this very loud!

‘Celebration’ by RHYS BLOODJOY (Manchester, UK)
Electro-industrial madness mixed with psycho wave lunacy. Bloodcurdling synths whipped up by a bone-chilling cadence. From stunning debut album Human​​.​​Pattern​​.​​Repeat.

‘I’m Not Getting Excited’ by THE BETHS (New-Zealand)
A boiling ripsnorter pushed by rattling riffs, heated hooks, and lively licks. Supersonic!

‘Suck My Mind’ by CHEMTRAILS (UK)
High-voltage roller fueled by ruthless percussion, guitar extravaganza, 60s organs and ecstatic vocals. From their fresh must-hear album The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable.

‘Just Friends’ by SMALLTOWN TIGERS (Italy)
The Stooges fronted by Joan Jett with the Ramones sniffin’ glue in the producer’s room. Riot girls firework from Italy. Check their mad debut longplayer Five Things. 1-2-3-4!

‘Seed Of Evil’ by BLACK NEEDLE NOISE (Norway)
A colossal, diabolic electronic drone thumping mercilessly as a brain-fucking hammer causing thunder and lighting electricity. Be ready, Armageddon is just around the corner.

‘Black Love’ by UNRULY GIRLS (Italy)
Head-twisting sledgehammer as dark as the night. Jaw-dropping industrial killer from their new, storming Epidemic album. A decibels-loaded beast of a record! Sonic nightmare!

‘Fresh Air’ by GREAT HARE (Sweden)
Electric-powered slacker swagger, glimmering guitars, glowing vocals, and a tenacious chorus. Impossible to resist. Probably the best piece of this Swedish quartet. Top stuff!

Furious. Red-hot-angry. Discombobulated. Pulverizing and disordered. You can burn
your poor ears by listening to this crashing bang. Let that be a loud and clear warning!

‘It Ain’t Water’ by ALISON MOSSHART (US)
When the lady sings the blues. Second striking solo single from The Kill’s wonderful singer.

All together on Spotify

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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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!

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.

‘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‘.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

All together on Spotify


See/hear you next month, music junkies…

This Collection Matters – BAD TIME RECORDS Brings You ‘SKA AGAINST RACISM’


30 December 2020


Who: An independent music collective started by Mike Sosinski in 2018, focused on building and promoting the community of current generation ska punk artists. They collaborate with like-minded bands, musicians, and other labels. They are devoted to working with bands that are staunchly anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-xenophobic, and are committed to using their platform to reject any
and all hateful ideologies.

Album info: This is a compilation of 28 new/rare/unreleased tracks to benefit
The Movement for Black Lives, The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, The Alpha Institute,
The Conscious Kid, and Black Girls Code
. More info here.

Shake, swing and sweat right here…

BAD TIME RECORDS: FacebookWebsite

How Was 2020 For London’s Party Animals FERAL FIVE?

29 December 2020

London‘s party expert duo FERAL FIVE is a seductive and swirling Shake It dance tandem specialised in creating adrenalised knockout crackers to fill dance floors. They mix droning synths, glimmering disco ball percussion, layered guitar fuzz into an effervescent cocktail. Add sensuous vocals and what you get in the end are sensual-hip-swaying vibrations to start and end all 24-hour raves and dirty dancing extravaganzas. Hot Saturday Night Fever stuff, indeed.

Let’s get a grip on Kat and Drew Five and find out how they experienced these past strange 12 months. But as usual Turn Up The Volume starts a chat with music. Here’s
one of my favorite FF bangers…

Hello Kat and Drew,
Thank you for making
time for this Q & A…

I follow you for a long time now, but I never asked if there’s
a story behind your artist name FERAL FIVE. Is there?

Kat: “We see ourselves as a space gang… We ate the others.”
Drew: “People think there’s an upgrade path… room for an
extra three… but it’s just our family name really.”

Writing swinging dance floor killers is what FERAL FIVE is about.
I suppose you’re both party animals too, are you?

Kat: “For sure, though I make it on to the dance floor more often.
Drew’s the demon dancing behind the decks.”

Brand new track GET A GRIP is a psych-chilling groove, with a
different vibe than before. What or who inspired you for this one?

Drew: “We’d been too long not being in the studio together this year. We both
thought that it was time to get on with things but just in a different way.”
Kat: “Yes. I was really missing the studio part of the creative process. So, we were
both angry with how this year played out at home and across the pond and felt
it was time for people to ‘get a grip’ on things. For the world to have a rethink,
or at least the humans running it. Or should that be ruining it?”

Over the years you wrote enough material for a whole album,
but so far no longplayer. Any specific reason why?

Drew: “You’re right. In fact we’ve probably got several albums
worth of material but we wanted to create some new stuff.”
Kat: “We considered releasing an album a couple of years ago.”

Drew: “In 2019 we had a really fertile writing period. We started writing some really
cool new stuff which we felt deserved to be up there with our best stuff so we had a rethink. Shelved the release plan and continued working on the new stuff.”
Kat: “We’ve pretty much got most of the album written and are working on mixing it. Although from March onwards there have been some difficulties. I’m usually at the controls with Drew when it comes to mixing and production so this has been a tough

Drew: “2021 it will happen.”

Hello Five’s, I want EGO on the album…

This year you both, Kat and Drew, released solo tracks
for the first time. How did that happen?

Drew: “I mean we’ve both been writing separately and as Feral Five for a while. Feral Five
is our main channel but occasionally there’s a personal piece of music that expresses our individual creativity.”

Kat: “As we weren’t able to rehearse and gig, let alone finish album production,
we both released solo stuff to keep our creative energies flowing.”

Drew: “In addition one or two of the things we have been working
on have been with extended members of the Feral family.”
Kat: “Can’t say more yet but in the new year we’ve both got some more
solo stuff. Rather than dilute what we’re doing, it’s really recharged us
for the final album push actually.”

During these weird times lots of artists came up with covers.
Which song would you pick to turn it into a Feral Five one?

Kat: “We’ve done a few covers. Usually we play them as a fun extra at gigs.”

Drew: “We covered Japan, The Normal, Poly Styrene…”

Kat: “…Kylie! We did a cover of ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ which we played at
our Neurotrash launch show ages ago. We decided to call it ‘sad Kylie’ because we
made it dark in a very upbeat Nadine Shah style way. Maybe we should record it

How’s life in London after 4 years of Brexit?

Kat: “Turbocharged! So much creativity around right now, especially in music,
and activism to fight the powers. London said a great big fat no to Brexit. Maybe
we should form a breakaway state.”

Drew: “London? Where’s that? Isn’t there a London, Ontario I wonder how
the Canadians are getting on? “

Suppose you were asked to rewrite and put new music to the British
royal anthem ‘God Save The Queen’, without any restrictions, what would
be the outcome, in sound and vision?

Kat: “We definitely need a punchier national anthem. We don’t need it to be royal. I’m
a big fan of the Marseillaise. What would we make? Think Kylie crossed with the Sex Pistols.”

Drew: “I think the Pistols did it.”

What was the best track and album you heard in 2020?

Drew: “Best track: ’Unfollow The Rules’ by Rufus Wainwright just because this year really made everyone I know think about what we’re doing and how important family and friends really are especially when times are tough. Best album: Max Richter’s All Human Beings because that’s all we are and all we got baby, and it’s up to us to work things out.”

Kat: “My yes for best track is for Billy Nomates’ ‘No’. Absolute fire. Best album: Bugeye’s Ready Steady Bang, razor sharp disco punk party with meaning.”

What video clip impressed your eyes the most in the past 12 months?

Drew: “I’m a fan of dance and was moved by the video clip of Michael Fryer’s BLM dance protest that went viral this year. The concept of ‘Dancers For Social Justice’ is also a really important movement. Artists and creatives have a duty to speak and for that matter ‘dance’ for humanity. It’s said that Shiva created the world from a dance.”

Kat: “Chicago footwork dancers at a BLM protest. Amazing. I follow some of them on
insta now and watch all the rehearsals.”

Best movie of the year?

Kat:The Small Axe series of films by Steve McQueen. Mega movie
power in so many different ways, though they’re on the BBC.”

Drew: “Tenet.”

Your hero-ine of 2020?

Drew: “From a creative point of view it has to be Sonequa Martin-Green in Star Trek: Discovery. There’s a moment where she gives the command for: “black alert”, a poignant moment reflecting our current collective realities and a creative call to action that calls
out beyond the fourth wall.

Also sadly we lost great granny this year. She was a total inspiration for everyone who knew her. She was 94 and during WW2 when she was probably only 13, she was trapped between retreating Germans and advancing Russians. She survived many changes and difficulties through her life but was responsible for bringing up an amazing family and inspiring further generations.”

Kat: “In music, a joint first – mastering ace Katie Tavini and artist/producer Rookes who founded the 2% Rising group for women and non-binary producers and engineers, that
I’m part of. So much talent and support in that virtual room, punching through more by the day.”

Which song would you pick to play out loud on 31 December,
when the clock strikes midnight?

Both: “Get A Grip”
Kat: “It’s what our so-called leaders need to do, as they push us off a cliff.”

Drew: “That or ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by George Harrison.”

31st December: The remix…

Three things you really want to see happen in 2021?

Drew: “Peace, love and Feral Five’s album, insert name here.”
Kat: “Build back better happening for real, positivity winning out, and
that insert name here (note TUTV: Get A Grip On Feral Five) album, oh yes!”

(photo: Gary Hennsey)

Thank you Kat and Drew for this interview.
May the road rise with Feral Five in 2021.

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Turn Up The Volume’s 15 KNOCKOUT TRACKS For AUGUST 2020…

This past month’s best…

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Fifteen Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervent fusion of robust rippers and striking strokes.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout August Team.

‘Vote That Fucker Out‘ by WRECKLESS ERIC and AMY RIGBY (UK/US)
An anger-fueled uppercut, the whole wide world should scream along. A firm middle-finger knockout. Let’s get together and shout at the top of our lungs until the elections
in November. Exit Trump is the world-saving goal, ladies and gents! Let’s act! Let’s sing…

‘A Hero’s Death’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Ireland)
Rollicking title track from the Irish post-punk misfits’ second album.
An unquestionable contender for longplayer of this science-fiction-like 2020.

‘Hail Taxi’ by METZ (Canada)
These Canadians deafening noiseniks have slash and trash chromosomes in their DNA. Don’t even try to resist this wall-balls-breaker, just surrender. New LP Atlas Vending arrives 9th October.

‘Fixer Upper’ by YARD ACT (Leeds, UK)
A mind-twisting 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 and turn up the decibels on for once. Cuts like a Swiss knife…

‘Hold My Hand’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles)
Gloriously catchy, peppery and poppy with a cool vintage organ, shake and swing beats, 60s garage glow and Bonnie Bloomberg‘s peek-a-boo vocals. “Love is just like the ocean.

‘You Say’ by MADAME SO (Paris/London)
A spunky standout. A warning message for all hostile killjoys out there. Kicking off
with a powered guitar riff, soon followed by Madame So‘s vox hitting the roof with
the titanic You Say chorus. Smoking stuff, ladies and gents…

‘The Soul Singer’ by THE WATERBOYS (Scotland)
High-energy stroke! A horns fueled belter from amplified folk troubadour
Mike Scott and his band’s new – fourteenth – solid album Good Luck, Seeker.

‘Late At A Festival’ by BLUE STRAGGLERS (Sussex, UK)
Razorblade melodiousness drenched in a pool of kamikaze guitars, going forth and black like a roller coaster on the run. Blur‘s Britpop flair pumped up with tons of illegal decibels. Don’t come late at a festival with Blue Stragglers on the bill or they will find you and make you beg for mercy. You have been warned!…


‘Trump’s Still In Washington’
A razor-sharp rant about that 24/7 idiot in the White House. One-man-band
Justin Donnelly delivers the fitting belter to ventilate our own fury. Play it loud,
play it on repeat, play it until a new real POTUS arrives in Washington.

‘Everybody Will Be Forgotten’
by FAST FRIENDS (Bay Area/Boston/Denmark)
This paranoia punk punch sounds like Weezer on dope, like Green Day kicking that
American Idiot in the face, like the mental result of a lockdown psychosis, like if there
is no tomorrow. Jump and yell along before it’s too late. Right now, right here…

‘Forever’ by FOLK DEVILS (London)
Once a devoted indie rocker always a devoted indie rocker. Even are all these years you can hear and feel this band’s beating heart and feverish soul burning with strong-willed bravado and hungry desire. Dynamite sound, dynamite tune. Seems like Folk Devils are back forever despite the taste of life going wrong…

‘My Faith Is Larger’ by SAVING JACKIE (San Antonio, US)
A hot-tempered sucker-slam triggering every single nerve, every single muscle, and every single vein in your shuddering body. If you’re still mourning the loss of Rage Against The Machine, dry your eyes, rise from your bed, and go mental to Saving Jackie. Now!…

‘Burn’ by TEROUZ (Montreal)
This stunner wouldn’t be out if place on a Sisters Of Mercy album, while Terouz’s voice balances between Interpol‘s maestro Paul Banks and Editors‘ frontman Tom Smith.
Get up, stand up, and pirouette yourself dizzy…

‘Dirty Little Sinner’ by REGENT (Southampton)
This cracker blends Oasis‘ northern flair and Blur‘s power-pop catchiness. A steaming kinetic stomper to play to the max on your stereo so the neighbours can jump around
like doped monkeys too when the boiling chorus kicks in. Pump your fists in the air…

‘It’s OK To Bleed’ by HEAVY SALAD (Manchester, UK)
A trippy, mantra-like chant that will set your free. Light a joint, steal your grandparents’ hippie outfits and join Heavy Salad up there, eight miles high and dream of better times…

All together on Spotify

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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You Should Be Dancing – Here’s BRITE SPIRES With ‘YOUTH MOVEMENT DISCO’

Daily electricity to load your sonic batteries…


16 June 2020

BRITE SPIRES‘ genesis has been beset by both a global pandemic and a changing line-up but this gathering of talent from around the world has a confidence and deftness which belies their relatively short time together with new singer, Natalia Stark who escaped
the clutches of the Russians as a small child in her native Georgia, growing to become
first a classical musician, then a go-go girl and international model.

The band reworked their 2019 single YOUTH MOVEMENT DISCO , a swirling dance corker with an ecstatic swing. You have no reason to not get up, stand up, and fight for your right to party all night long. The song’s sensual vibe and Stark‘s sexy voice titillates your senses, increases your body temperature and intoxicates you with a healthy dose of exhilaration euphoria. Turn your living room into a mini disco ballroom and jump for joy. We can all use some mind and body-pleasing distraction right now.

Shake your sweaty booty here…


Shake Your Booty To New Single ‘HEARTBREAKER’ By Funk Act GALAXIANS

Daily electricity to load your sonic batteries…


Band: Galaxians (Leeds, UK)

Who: Swirling trio from Leeds fronted by imposing frontwoman Emma Mason producing “A polished yet primitive high-energy pop potion, fueled by “too much coffee and too many donuts” ) bring a human touch to electronic music with live drums, earth-shaking vocals and gold-plated grooves, recalling the likes of Roisin Murphy, Hercules & Love Affair, Lynda Dawn and Sink Ya Teeth.”

Track: Heartbreaker – new single from their second album ‘Chemical Reaction

Score: If you mix Maddona’s Vogue sexiness, Donna Summer‘s hot stuff ecstasy and
the tantalizing vivacity of Dan Hartman‘s smash hit Relight My Fire into one catchy, swing yourself giddy, cracker you have a flamboyant and triumphant groover to fill dance floors with, in a flash. Add Mason‘s arresting vox and you have no excuse whatsoever to not to clear your living room, hang your disco ball to the ceiling and start swaying your hips in a way you feel free instead of locked down. These funky beats will boost your mood on the spot.

Shake your booty here…

Also on Spotify


New album CHEMICAL REACTION out 26th June