PREOCCUPATIONS – Here’s Eye-Catching Video Clip For Darksome ‘DISARRAY’ Track From Upcoming Album…

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

20 March 2018

Canadian post-prog-punk-rock-apocalypse-metallic-noise quartet PREOCCUPATIONS will release third album NEW MATERIAL this Friday. And today they just launched the new clip for darksome track DISARRAY. Singer/bassist and songwriter Matt Flegel said in a press statement about the song: “When I was writing ‘Disarray’, it started off with an image of a mother combing her daughters hair that came into my mind, I liked the metaphor of splitting the braids and combing through the tangles, and wrote the rest of the lyrics around that image. This song sat untouched for close to 6 months as a recording with just bass and drums before we came back to it and wrote and recorded the guitar line while out of our minds one night in the early AM.”

Here’s the eye-catching and mind-boggling clip…

PREOCCUPATIONS: Facebook – Twitter

NEW MATERIAL – album out 23 March – all info / pre-order facilities right here.

PIXIES Released Their Poignant & Primal Screams Filled Debut Album ‘SURFER ROSA’ 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

20 March 2018



RELEASED: 21 March 1988 – 30 years ago…

ARTWORK:A photograph of a topless ‘friend of a friend’ of the band, posing as a flamenco dancer, pitched against a wall which displays a crucifix and a torn poster. Simon Larbalestier, who contributed pictures to all Pixies album sleeves, decided to build the set because ‘we couldn’t find the atmosphere we wanted naturally.’ According to Larbalestier, Black Francis came up with the idea for the cover as he wrote songs in his father’s “topless Spanish bar”; Larbalestier added the crucifix and torn poster, and they ‘sort of loaded that with all the Catholicism.”

ROLLING STONE wrote: “Smack in between hardcore punk and alternative, it was difficult
to make sense of the Pixies’ ferocious noise. Their secret weapon was leaping from sweet to screaming, pensive to pummeling: On “Gigantic,” Kim Deal sings like Peppermint Patty as the band drives a spike into Eighties rock.”

ALL MUSIC wrote: “In a year that included landmark albums from contemporaries like Throwing Muses, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine, the Pixies managed to turn in one of 1988’s most striking, distinctive records. Surfer Rosa may not be the group’s most accessible work, but it is one of their most compelling.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: One of my all-time favorite bands. Shattering havoc, other-worldly catchiness, hellish racket, shrieking choruses, lots of primal s*c*r*e*a*m*s and utterly cool Kim...

THREE HIGHLIGHTS: Where Is My Mind? / Bone Machine / Gigantic…

* WHERE IS MY MIND? – genially deranged…

* BONE MACHINE – piercing live rendition…

* GIGANTIC – coolest bass player ever…

SURFER ROSA in full…

PIXIES: Website – Facebook – Discography

Pleased to meet you – Turn Up The Volume‘s first (1990) of many Pixies concerts…

PICK OF THE DAY – Here Are THE TOWN HEROES With Mixed Emotions On New Single ‘ONLY ONE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

20 March 2018

Previously a power duo, Canadian rockers THE TOWN HEROES are a quartet now, with new single ONLY ONE as the first group’s effort. Co-founder Mike Ryan is excited about the musical recruits and the new track: “We wanted to give ourselves the opportunity to create without limitations in the studio or live – It opens up an entirely different world for us. We can take a song in any direction and let it become what it’s supposed to. ‘Only One’ is a song about finding something you need in your life and not letting go of it. Sometimes it takes a while to recognize the things that make us better people, but when we do see them, we have to make sure to latch on.”

ONLY ONE feels like a mixed emotions experience and moves like a sensitive rollercoaster, up and down, with notable guitar sequences swinging from reflective to jubilant and back. You get the same emo metamorphosis with the remarkable vocals. Overall this new cut excels in its adventurous structure and enthralling arrangements. Absorbing score. Here’s the accompanying no-nonsense clip…

THE TOWN HEROES: Website – Facebook – Twitter

Single ONLY ONE available on iTunes / The band’s new, fourth LP, titled, ‘EVERYTHING (will be fine when we get to where we think we’re going)’ will be out next summer…

CLASSIC – Here’s SLADE Scoring No 1 Hit In The UK With ‘CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE’ 45 Years Ago Today…

When timeless in sound and vision it’s a…


20 March 2018

Screamy glam rockers SLADE from Wolverhampton were a massive hit machine back in
the early seventies (17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones on the UK Singles Chart) Frontman Noddy Holder‘s voice was one of a very clamorous kind and essential
for this 4-headed gang that looked weirdly flashy and made a living out of easy shout along bangers. Big bands such as Nirvana , Smashing Pumpkins, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Undertones, The Runaways and The Clash all said at one point that Slade influenced
their own racket. CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE was their fourth numero uno crackerjack
in the United Kingdom when it landed on the top seat of the singles chart on 20 March 197345 years ago today. Manchester legends Oasis covered the steamy track as
one of the B-sides for their ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ cd single in 1996.

C’mon, folks, get up and test your lungs’ capacity again. Here we goooooooooooo…

SLADE: SLADE: Biography – Discography – Website- Facebook


SEVEN IN THE MIX! 7 Crackers For Week 12…

A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven stirring strokes I played on repeat these past days
Seven top-notch tracks to feed body & soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!

1/ ‘We Almost Failed, Brian (Epilogue II) by CUBS REFRAIN (Toronto, Canada)
What a powerful outburst of passion this is. Towering electro dynamics, overwhelming duo vocals and a sky-high melody. An intense reflection on a first love that wasn’t right. Superb new single from the heartfelt Canadian tandem’s upcoming LP, titled ‘Tell Me You Love Me’.

Website – Facebook – Twitter

2/ ‘Spree’ by ALTAR FLOWERS (Manchester, UK)
Electro firework with a sticky goth twist that activates your body and your eager senses.
A tremendously stimulating groove with a seductive flow and tempting male/female vocals. Top cut from these Mancs new, splendid ‘Performance‘ EP – here on Bandcamp.

ALTAR FLOWERS: Facebook – Twitter

3/ ‘Higher’ by LEISURE TANK (London/Berlin)
Here’s a fetching, irresistible and wayward jingle jangle spur without brakes. Going on like forever, propelled by dauntless vocals and electrified with ramshackle guitars. Ace score!

LEISURE TANK: Website – Facebook – Instagram

4/ ‘Do You Want It All?’ by NIGHT OWLS (Leeds, UK)
Wall-of-guitars-turbulence, pumping drums and sharp vocals! Here’s a massive banger that will make your adrenalin stream faster and your speakers going bananas. Hail Hail!

NIGHT OWLS: Facebook –  Twitter

5/ ‘Johnny Disco’ by PURSLANE (Karlstad, Sweden)
You’ll be hooked on Johnny Disco from the first chord on. A highly catchy swagger, flamboyant beats, scintillating synths and wacky vocals turn this ripper into a dazzling stroke. This 4-headed squad will release their debut album on 21 April. Info here.

PURSLANE: Reverbnation – Facebook

6/ ‘Cold Heart’ by SAVANNAH (Telford, UK)
This energetic Britpop humdinger makes you glow instantly. Its captivating, sparkling and vocal energy is strongly addictive & radiant. Frozen hearts will be melted after one spin.

SAVANNAH: Website – Facebook –  Twitter

7/ ‘Pink Thoughts’ by TOPOGRAPHIES (Bay Area, San Francisco, US)
Swirling shoegaze electricity interwoven with blue-sky harmonies that will elevate romantic spirits to dreamy levels. A colorful wall-of-My-Bloody-Valentine-guitars carry this amplified rainbow from start to finish. A splendiferous journey with mind-intoxicating results!…

TOPOGRAPHIES: Facebook – Bandcamp – Instagram

See/hear you next week, music junkies

SOULFUL SUNDAY – Here’s GARBAGE With That Beautiful Spooky Diamond… ‘BELOVED FREAK’

Gripping musings for the laziest day of the week…

18 March 2018

2018 Godlike NME genius SHIRLEY MANSON said at the time that BELOVED FREAK
was actually about the band, about GARBAGE“In a funny way, I think that’s a song to ourselves. As a band, we’ve always felt a little misunderstood, and we realize, even with this
new record, it’s sort of the same situation. We’re just oddballs, and we always will be. At this point in our lives, rather than feel like victims of being left out, we’re like, ‘F–k it!’ We’re renegades. We’re doing things on our own terms, and that’s fine.

Here’s that spooky diamond. One of Turn Up The Volume’s‘s fav Garbage pearls…

You’re not certain when you feel hurt
Get violent when you deal
With how the world drags you along
You’re not alone

Nothing good was ever free
No one gets it, no one sees
So here you stand, beloved freak
You’re not alone
You’re not alone
You’re not alone
Sometimes we get so tired and weak
We lose the sky beneath our feet
You’re not alone

Every comet throws an arc
And scars our vision ‘cross the dark
When we’re gone we will remain
You’re not alone

People lie and people steal
They misinterpret how you feel
And so we doubt and we conceal
You’re not alone

Don’t worry for me
Just think of yourself, think of yourself
Don’t worry for me
Just think of yourself, think of yourself

When we’re gone we will remain
When we’re gone we will remain
When we’re gone we will remain
When we’re gone we will remain

So here you stand, beloved freak
The world is at your feet
Here you stand, beloved freak
The world is at your feet

This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m going to let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

And so you stand, beloved freak
The world is lying at your feet
There you stand, beloved freak
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

From the band’s fifth album – released in 2012…

GARBAGE: Website – Facebook – Discography