THE MOONLANDINGZ With Lipstick Murder Ballad ‘THE STRANGLE OF ANNA’…

Sensitive moments for the laziest day of the week…

Last year Sheffield‘s outsiders collective THE MOONLANDINGZ led by Fat White Family frontman Lias Kaci Saoudi released their buzzing electro pop rock debut LP Interplanetary Class Classics. One of the most striking tracks on the record is the Nick Cave-like murder ballad THE STRANGLE OF ANNA featuring the wonderful Rebecca Lucy Taylor. Sit back, relax, pretend you’re Lou Reed, have yourself an egg and some lipstick to play with…

I made you listen to Sunday morning
You spread it out across the parquet flooring
Let it rain
Let it rain
Let it rain till it’s pouring
Till the sun shines brown

I’m sick of sucking on
The smoke of the past
But you know my hands are ties
And stuck fast

The Strangle of Anna’s got me unwell
The Strangle of Anna’s got me unwell
The Strangle of Anna’s c’est la vie ma belle

You think you’re Lou Reed but you’re never trending
Hashtag my arsehole to your cliched ending
It’s all the same, all the same
It’s all the same that you’re sending
Can’t put a dead dog down

No longer smoking on
The smoke of the past
Now my hands are untied
At last

THE MOONLANDINGZ: Facebook


(pic by Turn Up The Volume! Amsterdam, 2017)

YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks and 3 Top LP’s From 1980…

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume! jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top LP’s per year/per week. Here’s another captivating year to remember: 1980.

The 25 KILLER TRACKS

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The 3 Top Albums

– ‘Crocodiles‘ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

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– ‘Closer‘ by JOY DIVISION

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– ‘Remain In Light‘ by TALKING HEADS

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See/hear you next week, music junkies, for another historic year in music

THE CHARLATANS – When Vanity Kept Them From Insanity 10 Years Ago…

Clips that have a lasting impact on Turn Up The Volume’s eyes and ears…

‘Oh! Vanity’ by THE CHARLATANS
Probably their catchiest moment ever.
That keyboard/organ sound is ace.

When I was a little child
What you’d call a runaway
Find me with a latch and key
Crawling in the dirt

There’s a problem just for me
I have a thousand worlds to see
Always one for running wild
And dressing up to be like You

Oh Vanity, oh vanity
Will keep me from insanity
This heart of mine would rather die
Than live a life of humanity

(Keyboard Solo)

And now I’m all grown up to be
A paranoid schizophenic
My friends are all like me and You
I cannot tell ’em what to do

There’s another world to see
Lie down with dogs and you’ll get fleas
When Paris gave her hand to me
It felt like an eternity

From their 2008 ‘YOU CROSS MY PATH‘ album – stream it here

SWERVEDRIVER Shares Another New Track From Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘DRONE LOVER’…

17 November 2018

British shoegaze veterans SWERVEDRIVER split back in 1998, after almost 10 years on the scene and got back together in 2015 with the release of reunion album I Wasn’t Born To Lose You. Now the band is about to release another fresh longplayer, entitled FUTURE RUINS. Last month they launched first single Mary Winter and today they shared another cut. DRONE LOVER is a song about “remote war and killing from a distance whilst chomping on last night’s leftover pizza or something.” Catch the fuzzy contemplation here…

FUTURE RUINS will be out on 25th January – pre-order facilities here.

SWERVEDRIVER: Facebook

From Down Under Here’s ALMOND SOY With Jingle Jangle Jingle ‘AVENUE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

16 November 2018

Band: ALMOND SOY

Who: A collective, formed in 2016 in Perth, Australia of men
who enjoy playing music and braiding each others hair

Pick: AVENUE

Score: This is a jingle jangle guitar pop earworm that sticks from the first chord on. Its vibey and lively cadence will activate your head and feet irresistibly without asking permission first. Oh yes, this is vibrant and stimulating stuff. There’s also a subtle and smooth synth sequence emphasizing the romance at play beautifully. Top cut overall! Catch the vivid groove right here…

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ALMOND SOY: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Selection Of Five New Rad MUST-HEAR Albums…

New longplayers that will have an impact on your ears and your speakers

1. ‘Make Room’ by DESTROY BOYS (Sacramento, CA, US)
Second longplayer from this turbulent female Californian three-piece who re-inject riot grrl vehemence and feminist punk outspokenness with fresh adrenalin-spiced firecrackers and barbed wire punches you can jump, scream and go totally nuts to. Manic street dynamite!

Stream here…

DESTROY BOYS: Facebook

2. ‘Mt. Joy’ by MT. JOY (LA, California, US)
A tremendously heartfelt and ardent debut LP by a highly compelling LA-via-Philadelphia five-piece. Gripping, amplified emotions wrapped in passion filled folk musings for the midnight hour with Matt Quinn‘s impressive vox at the very heart of this ardent journey .

Stream here…


MT. JOY: Facebook

3. ‘Echo The Red’ by ACCÜ (Wales / The Netherlands)
This enigmatic debut record by half Dutch half Welsh singer-songwriter Accü is a real revelation. An intriguing trip full of electronic waves with a high degree of mysterious radiation reinforced by the artist’s beguiling voice. An overall engrossing odyssey.

Stream here…

ACCÜ: Facebook

4. ‘Make Me Famous And I Move To Canada‘ by IMUSTBE LEONARDO (Berlin, Germany)
Touched by the dark sides of life’s fickleness this Berlin-based singer/songwriter didn’t gave up. Inspired by Lou Reed‘s dusky ‘Coney Island Baby’ LP he tried to crush his demons with soul-stirring reveries and emotive cries of self-excorcism. Mission accomplished.

Stream here…


IMustBe Leonardo: Facebook

5. ‘Bsides This, It Is What It Is Not’ by WOY (Melbourne, Australia)
“A self-proclaimed pioneer of Bogan-rock, Woy is a project that presents the irritable idiosyncrasies of Australiana right to you- no punches pulled” says the bio. Lyricist Kieran Dickson brought several musicians together for this multi-faceted electronic octopus album. From moody to groovy, from glammy to funky. So many layers to discover. Top!

Stream here…


WOY: Facebook

See/hear you soon again, music junkies for some new stuff

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Icky Thump’ – Final LP By THE WHITE STRIPES (2007)

Remarkable albums from the past

‘White Blood Cells’ by THE WHITE STRIPES
Released: 15 June 2007 / The duo’s sixth and final LP

Turn Up The Volume‘s Three Top Tracks:

1. ICKY THUMP – smoking blues banger…

2. RAG AND BONE – filthy drones, hell yeah…

3. YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS (YOU DO JUST AS YOU’RE TOLD’ – biting love…

ALBUM in full…

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THE WHITE STRIPES: All Albums