TURN UP THE VOLUME  is a Belgium-based dope blog for music junkies and gig addicts  – . No special effects, no pedantic journalistic analyses. Just writing from the heart, the soul and the ears about indie hullabaloo, alternative havoc, classic crackers rock,  euphoric pop and all noise that makes our hair raise. Hell yeah!

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I never thought it would come to this when I started TURN UP THE VOLUME BLOG
back in 2015, to kill some time now and then, about music, the second most important thing in my life after my family.

Over the years more and more daily followers/visitors, artists, PR agencies and record labels found their way to TURN UP THE VOLUME which motivated me to write more and more and, eventually, spending all of my free time on the blog. It helps of course when you’re a music junkie and gig addict yourself and the fact that I have professional publishing experience.

The fact that in 2022 TUTV scored more views again then in all the years before with 110.459 views is super-duper-tastic! THANK YOU ALL! That’s all I need to keep on
bloggin’ and rockin’ in the free world.

An overview of the number of views over the years.

2022: 110.459

2021: 106.579
2020: 100.071
2019:   66.869
2018:   51.489
2017:   43.911
2016:   27.236
2015:   11.544


41% from America
30% from the UK
8,50´% from Canada
3.60% from Germany
3.50% from France
3.30% from Australia
2.40% from Italy
2.30% from Ireland
2.25% from Belgium
3.15% rest of the world

TURN UP THE VOLUME: Blog – Facebook –  Instagram – Twitter

E-mail: turnupthevolumeblog@hotmail.com

All copyright owners of the photos used as illustrations on this blog are mentioned
as such unless they are unknown. Anyway, Turn Up The Volume has no intention whatsoever to infringe the rights of any author whatsoever. If you want to contact me regarding this matter send a message to turnupthevolumeblog@hotmail.com

Ps: Thanks to the major league artists who support the passion of bloggers like us, Turn Up The Volume! The boost they create in our blog’s traffic benefits the underdogs we love to write about constantly and don’t get exposure by the corporate press….

The Brian Jonestown Massacre / The Afghan Whigs / Public Enemy /  Happy Mondays / Manic Street Preachers / Johnny Marr / Garbage / Kristin Hersh / Graham Coxon (Blur), Pixies / Therapy? / Kid Creole and The Coconuts / Mercury Rev / The Pogues and more.  



  1. Carrie · August 11, 2015

    Thanks for following my blog! I am looking forward to reading and listening to yours. I can’t ever have too many music friends!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dottcross · January 29, 2016

    Thanks for the follow, your blog is ace. I’ll be pinching song suggestions for ages!

    Liked by 1 person

    • JL · January 29, 2016

      Cheers ! Have a cool weekend…


  3. Alex P. · March 26, 2016

    Hello, we Love your Blog!
    We’re a four-piece psychedelic garage rock band from Vancouver, Canada. We’ll be releasing our EP, Maladies, on cassette in April on WIENER Records (Subsidiary of BURGER Records). We’d love it if you’d have a quick listen:


    • JL · March 27, 2016

      Just had a first listen. The EP is top. Smashing stuff. But I have confused & mixed emotions about your black & white ‘I.S.’ logo. Makes me think (not me alone, I guess) of terrorist organisation Islam State. Are you not afraid for misinterpretation?


  4. Alex P. · March 28, 2016

    Hi JL,
    Thanks for the props. Our logo was a riff off of the design from San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Stop Watching Us” campaign logo (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stop-watching-us-a-rally-against-nsa-surveillance-on-october-26th–2#/). Ours was an ironic statement as we are called “The Intelligence Service” and as a Psych-Garage rock band we are quite clearly opposed to any forms of surveillance, violence, or suppression (by state or individuals). We believe in freedom and expressivity and peace for all. We did not intend for any association with the Islamic State. We mourn for the recent tragedies your fellow countrymen have suffered and have our most sincere sympathy and condolences. We’ve updated our logo and have changed the image for our upcoming EP release on Wiener. Thanks again.


    • JL · March 29, 2016

      I was definitely aware that there was no association whatsoever with Islamic Stare. On the other hand I think having changed your logo now will avoid misinterpretation by whoever in the future. That said, we’re here to rock and I’ll be back soon with views on the EP. Best regards. Jean-Luc


      • Alex P. · March 30, 2016

        Awesome! Thanks Jean-Luc!


  5. Julesvaughan · May 3, 2016

    Hi Jean-Luc,

    Huge thanks for featuring our live video release ‘In Limbo’ as Track of the Night on your blog! I thought you might be interested in the full EP release, which is out next Monday 9th May.

    The pre-order on Bandcamp is currently available – https://echotrails.bandcamp.com/album/in-limbo-ep-pre-order
    Let me know if you are interested in reviewing the whole EP and I can send a private link over, alternatively the link will be public next Monday.

    I gather that you are Belgium based – but if you happen to be in the UK this week, we are doing some gigs in support of the release – you are very welcome!

    Many thanks,
    Jules, eT


    • JL · May 4, 2016

      Hello, Jules. Have still a long list to review on my blog & for the American blog I also write for, but I’ll give the EP a couple of shout outs next week on Twitter. Greetz JL


  6. Anastasia Walker · July 7, 2016

    Hey guys, wanting to send you new music from BANG BANG ROMEO, what’s the best form of contact? Please drop me an email so that I have your deets!
    Awesome blog by the way 🙂


  7. Fuzzy Sun · December 29, 2016

    Cool Blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    • JL · December 29, 2016

      Cheers & likewise – great stuff on yours too I can connect with (so many great music, so little time) – Have an inspiring 2017 – greetz from Belgium


    • JL · May 3, 2017

      Oops, I must have been sleeping – thx for alerting me!


  8. etxerecords · July 22, 2018

    Great blog! Can you ping me an email where I can send some materials for your consideration/review?


  9. Sonny Hunter · November 26, 2020

    for music submittal consideration, what is your policy/preference on MP3 or links ?


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