Raw And Unpolished And Bluesy – Here Are Cincinnati’s FERAL FRIENDS Getting ‘SCHORCHED’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

26 September 2018


Who: “Derived from a mix of Kentucky blood and Cincinnati attitude, Feral Friends is the latest group to quench your thirst for a fresh new sonic experience. Let these three pals take you for
a ride in a 1970 El Camino while you get down to some toe-tapping tunes about women, cigarettes, and whisky.”


Score: Raw, unpolished and bluesy. No special effects. No arty farty bullshit. These
guys just follow their steamrollin’ gut feeling and their appetite for thrashy blues energy. Sounds like some filthy MC5 spirit to me. ‘Scorched’ is a nasty groover, a banging rocker. Perfect stuff to get drunk to. Check the heat right here…

FERAL FRIENDS: Facebook / Some more FF junk right here

PET SHOP BOYS Released Their Feel Good Dance Pop Album ‘VERY’ 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

26 September 2018


Album: VERY – the duo’s fifth LP

Released: 27 September 1993 – 25 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “Because they work in a field that isn’t usually taken seriously, the Pet
Shop Boys are often ignored in the rock world. But make no mistake, they are one of the most talented pop outfits working today, witty and melodic with a fine sense of flair. Very is one of their very best records, expertly weaving between the tongue-in-cheek humor of “I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing,” the quietly shocking “Can You Forgive Her?,” and the bizarrely moving cover of the Village People’s “Go West.” Alternately happy and melancholy, Very is the Pet Shop Boys at their finest.”
– Score: 4.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Pet Shop Boys were/are experts in feel-good dance
pop humdingers as proven cleary, once more, on this very joyful longplayer.

VERY in full…

PET SHOP BOYS: Website – Facebook – All Abums

Dance pop masters

(photo: Brit Awards 1994 – FB Pet Shop Boys)

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Shares Dreamy And Turbulent Journey ‘HANOI 6’…

Brand new sonic impulses

25 September 2018

Portland’s psych rockers UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA launched their fourth
album Sex & Food earlier this year. Parts of the LP were recorded at Phu Sa Studios
in Hanoi, Vietnam
and while being there they also recorded an instrumental album featuring local musician Minh Nguyen, entitled IC-01 Hanoi and out 26th October.
More info about the release here.

Today the band shared the first track. HANOI 6 is both a cinematic and jazzy musical journey that starts quite smoothly until a savage saxophone kicks in, starting a sonic
fight with the other instruments. Quite dazzling, imposing and perplexing. Join the
mind-expanding and turbulent escapade right here…


(photo on top: Facebook UMO)

The Sound Of JOY DIVISION Orchestrated At London’s Majestic Royal Albert Hall In July 2019…

25 September 2019

PETER HOOK, legendary bass player of iconic post-punk band JOY DIVISION is set to revisit the band’s repertoire with Manchester Camerata for a special date at London‘s majestic Royal Albert Hall on Friday 5th July 2019.

Curated by Hook who acts as Executive Producer for the project alongside Musical Director Tim Crooks, the concert will be the first time that an original member of the classic group has participated in such a project and the duo are presently arranging the band’s decisive back catalogue for the concert. More info right here.

London’s CARNIVALS Impress Significantly With New Single ‘SIGNS’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

25 September 2018


Who: “Home-grown talent from South East London and Dartford producing a modern interpretation of Rock and Psych. Their music culminates in a sound that is rich, dark
and full of explosive hooks and resounding character.”

Pick: SIGNS – the band’s newest single

Score: Signs is what big anthemic pop is all about. Sky-high tunefulness, towering orchestration, riveting vocals and a striking chorus that sticks as first-class glue.
Carnivals will arouse all of your senses, activate your adrenalin’s flow and give
your mood a boost. Press the button, here’s the sonic fuel…

CARNIVALS: Facebook – Instagram –  Twitter


Remarkable albums from the past…

‘The Soft Bulletin’ by THE FLAMING LIPS
Released: 17 May 1999 / The band’s 9th longplayer

ROLLING STONE wrote: “The eccentric Oklahoma outfit Flaming Lips serenely release another baffling, winning, neo-psychedelic recording. Densely textured, awkward but somehow melodic, The Soft Bulletin finds these pop oddballs with their poker-faced humor firmly intact… Their music isn’t, how you say, universally accessible, and the weirdness gets same-y, but no one
else has posited a parallel universe in which the Sixties and the Nineties exist simultaneously, allowing for a peculiarly convincing brand of monolithic robotic swirl.”
– Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: The Flaming Lips are The Wizards Of Oz Rock creating a fairytale universe with both elves and demons, with good ones and bad ones and
other-worldly symphonies that transfer you to a never-never land full of rainbows…

THREE TOP TRACKS: The Gash / Race For The Prize / Waitin’ For A Superman




ALBUM in full…

THE FLAMING LIPS:  Website – Facebook – Discography

The Wizards Of Oz Rock

(photo: Turn Up The Volume! Antwerp, Belgium 2017)