From St.Albans, UK here come fresh indie rockers THE ROGUES GALLERY
with their brand new, racy debut single BAD VIBRATIONS.
A no-nonsense-bluesy-guitar-driven steamroller for all the boys, the girls
and everyone in between. A bare-bones ripper spreading let-the-good-times
rattle vibes. Stomping way to hit the scene, guys! Go for it!
A swirling fusion of rhapsodic rippers and cool crackerjacks,
that activated my bloodstream and my limbs this past month! Turn Up The Volume‘s 15 Knockout Tracks for January!
‘Fall Of The Big Screen’ by DEADLETTER (South London)
Imagine George Orwell fronting The Fall back in Nineteen Eighty-Four scaring the world with a grim, futuristic vision of humankind about to collapse in 2021 due to a deadly virus. Ace!
‘Heroin’ by PERMO (Scotland)
A sizzling slice of trash and slash punk. Expect 135 striking seconds of heavy thunder and scary lighting. Totally insane drums and bass, deranged guitar frenzy and cranked-up, psych-o-tic howling Fucktastic intensity!
. ‘Nothingness’ by DEAFDEAFDEAF (Manchester)
The unbridled energy, the chaotic state of mind, and the listen-to-me clamor of DeafDeafDeaf echo the early days of angry young men such as Joy Division, The Fall, and Wire. It must be terrible to be young today with all the political unrest in the world and most of all the drastically freedom-limiting consequences of the horrible pandemic.
. ‘Caddy Daddy’ by MELVINS (USA)
Veteran punks coming up with some paranoid Black Sabbath drones. From their
new upcoming, 24th (!) album, entitled Working With God (brilliant title). Holy smoke!
‘We… Are Doomed’ by THE IRRATIONAL LIBRARY (Dutch-American)
The challenging rap and roll spirit of an open-minded-plainspoken-asskicking-anti-establishement-and-other-scumbags force of doom and gloom. The title track from
this caring collective’s excellent new album. Apocalypse Now!
‘The Way I Like It’ by BROOZER (Wolverhampton, UK)
After a badass intro Broozer storms immediately in a grungy Nirvanesqe mode. No brakes, no looking back, not giving in and inviting you to scream at the top of your lungs when the massive chorus comes on-stream. Turn up the heat!
‘Man Alone (Can’t Stop The Fadin’)’ byTINDERSTICKS (Nottingham, UK)
Surprising stunner! An 11-minute psychedelic and epic journey. Trippy and spacey.
From new, 13th, upcoming album Distractions. WOW factor!
‘Beside Myself’ by SISTER PSYCHOSIS (UK/Canada)
A sticky pounding psych groove that rolls with flair and panache, with a shadowy color. Amanda May looks like a femme fatale and sounds like a femme fatale. Sensuous, sexy and sensitive. I want more! ASAP!
‘A Hero’s Death’ byFONTAINES D.C. remixed bySOULWAX (Ireland/Belgium)
Irish rockers Fontaines D.C. sounding vibey and funky? Absolutely. Well, after the Belgian dance brothers Dewaele aka Soulwax put their hands on the title track of the Irish band.
‘Fear’ by BOAF (Belgium)
Fear is a quietLOUDquiet giant as impressive as the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris (before the fire). Majestic metallic grandeur and feverish glow. Huge wall-of-thunder-and-lighting sound! Hell yeah!
. ‘Bad Vibrations’ by THE ROGUES GALLERY (St. Albans, UK)
A no-nonsense-bluesy-guitar-driven steamroller for all the boys, the girls, and everyone in between. A bare-bones ripper spreading let-the-good-times rattle vibes. Stomping way to hit the scene, guys! Go for it! Going bonkers time!
‘Mistakes’ by RUBBER VELVET (Wales)
It’s a gripping and moony lullaby-like melody with ardent duo harmonies, glimmering Kurt Vile guitars, frolic piano touches, and a close your eyes and float away chorus. Stirring score.
. ‘Look Away’ by DEAP VALLYfeat. Jennylee (Warpaint) – (US)
A yearning love groove. A melancholic lullaby. A bittersweet symphony. Quite special and sonically quite different from their powerful trademark sound.
. ‘When It Calls’ by A. SMYTH (Dublin, Ireland)
Starry-eyed music for the twilight hours. Meditative, brooding, and making
you hum along from start to finish. Midway, a weeping Neil Young guitar fragment electrifies the mood briefly before Smyth‘s voice takes over again with its calming timbre. All you need to let your thoughts float around your head.
Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
5 November 2018
Band: HAPPY MONDAYS
Released: 5 November 1988 – 20 years ago via Factory Records
BBC MUSIC review: “Released as a new musical movement was gaining focus and shape
after the second summer of love, Bummed represented something of a great leap forward
for the Happy Mondays. The shambolic monotony of their John Cale-produced debut, ‘Squirrel and G-Man 24 Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)’ was replaced by well, a Martin Hannett-produced shambolic monotony. However, it is the rogue heart and spirit that beats away here is what stops the album from collapse. Given the pedigree of the city, Shaun Ryder’s lyrics are some of the best to come out of Manchester, bringing a cast of no-hopers
and vagabonds to life over the album’s 10 tracks, all delivered with a great wit and slurry anti-charm… “Wrote For Luck” is the album’s monster, one of the handful of definitive Mondays’ tracks. When it was later remixed as “W.F.L” by Paul Oakenfold and Vince Clarke, Madchester
as we know it was born.”
TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Bob Dylan once sang ‘Every Must Get Stoned‘ and David Bowie sang ‘Let’s Dance‘. The Happy Mondays put both together and what you got was Madchester, a whole city on Es while going gaga on the dance floor.
Sonic havoc that thrills us in a way we want to scream out loud…
Band: BAD MOTHER EARTH
Base: London, UK
Who:“A British rock band formed in 2015 in London. Composed of frontman ‘Jacky Rogue’, lead guitarist ‘Joe Kash’, drummer ‘Greg Kats’ & bassist ‘Mitch Prax’. At times tumultuous and ferocious as a volcano eruption, yet still impassioned and tender like a cool summer breeze. Their music is a fearless projection of a group that has come together from different musical backgrounds each putting their personal stamp on the overall sound, creating the unhinged spirit that sets them apart.”
Track: NOT COMING HOME – lead track from their brand new self-titled 6-track record
Score: here are four badass motherrockers with an explosive guitar riffage loaded uppercut that will make your messed up head want to smash, uncontrollably, against a concrete wall. This London turbo produces a heavy straight-in-your-face rumpus that balances between the excessive rock rage of Guns N’ Roses and the brawny art electricity of Jane’s Addiction. TONS OF DECIBELS! LOUD STUFF! HERE WE GO! ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR…