Influential Cult Band – Retrospective Singles Edition By TV PERSONALITIES Out 26 September

7 August 2020

Influential London psych post-punks THE TELEVIONS PERSONALITIES were formed in 1977 by masterind Daniel Treacy. Their impressive catalogue was a tremendous source
of inspiration for open-minded bands such as Pavement, The Jesus And Mary Chain, MGMT and many more and still has an impact on artists who want to take a walk on the wild side. An important cult band forever. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

On Record Store Day (26th September) Fire Records
releases ‘Some Kind Of Happiness?’ Singles 1994-1999.

A two-disc retrospective of every single track released by The Television Personalities between the tail end of 1994 and 1999. All in a lavish package with extensive sleeve notes and unseen photograph, featuring legendary songwriter Dan Treacy, a gifted storyteller who places the world in his own hazy shade of focus, heading deep into introspection.

While waiting for the release Turn Up The Volume
picked three gems that will be on the retrospective…

– NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE – (1994)

– THE BOY WHO COULDN’T STOP DREAMING – (1994)

– NOW THAT I’M A JUNKIE – (1996)

TV PERSONALITIES: Facebook

Perfect Tune For This Heatwave – ‘HOT STUFF’ By THE ROLLING STONES

Top singles from the past…

7 August 2020

Band: The Rolling Stones
Song: Hot Stuff
B-side: Hand Of Fate

Released: 1976
Score: #49 in the US where it was actually released
as a promo single for the ‘Black and Blue‘ LP.
Not released in the UK.

Album: Black And Blue 
Their 13th British and 15th American studio album.
It topped the US  charts and peaked at #2 in the UK.

Perfect tune for these heatwave days…

THE ROLLING STONES: Facebook

Humanitarian Wake-Up Call – Australian Artist BENEDICT About This Troubled World’s ‘WARZONE’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

7 August 2020

Artist: BENEDICT

Who: Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter. A wunderkind like no other. With a
penchant for lyrics and melody that feel like they enter through the bloodstream
and permeate the soul, her music transcends.

Pick: WARZONE – new single.

Story: A song “about many different relationships we have over time. Relationships with partners, friendships, family, government, religion. Learning the paradigms of these things
and how they can change very quickly from positive to negative. Trusting and loving when you only receive narcissism and gaslighting in return. Some relationships are warzones that can break us down mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.”

Score: What a voice! What a sound! What a tune! ‘Warzone’ is a galvanizing disco sucker-punch with a poignant sentiment and an ominous vibe. Think bad girls Donna Summer and Grace Jones joining forces for a wake-up call version of ‘La Vie En Rose’. Oh yeah, we need to act before this troubled world is wracked. No time to lose! Humanity is the key. Get up, stand up and fight for our right to survive. Right here, right now…


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Also on Spotify

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BENEDICT: Facebook

Electro Trip Hop & Rap Pop Jukebox – Work Out With New Album ‘THE GOAT’ By JOHN MOUSE

7 August 2020

Artist: John MOuse
Who:  A left of centre artist from Cardiff.  Multifaceted wordsmith with
no-nonsense attitude making no-nonsense music for no-nonsense people.

Album: The Goat – fifth longplayer
Released: 31 July 2020

Info: “When lockdown commenced John MOuse seized the opportunity to create a new
album. Social distancing meant that the music for the album was created Lincolnshire by
long term collaborator Phil Pearce and then sent to John in Cardiff who worked on the lyrics and vocal melody for each track. The result is a typically idiosyncratic and heart on its sleeve, electronic pop album, heavy on spoken word content and catchy chorus hooks, these songs possess musical hints of everyone from Adian Moffat, Momus to early Pulp.”

Key phrase: “A Welsh Superstar and an impassioned performer.”  – Tom Robinson

Keywords: Mike Skinner / Baxter Dury / Ennio Morricone / Mental song titles, mental stories / Tubeway Army / From punchy electro-pop to top trip-hop / From Soft Cell to Sleaford Mods / From here to everywhere & nowhere / Gilbert O’Sullivan, Ray Reardon,
Peter Doherty and James Bond / Alt-disco for a future-inferno / Lockdown blues

Key tracks: All

Check-in and work out…


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John MOuse: Facebook

I Know It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll But It’s… WEEKEND!

7 August / 9 August 2020…

Five new firecrackers to fuel your weekend…

1. ‘You Say’ by Madame So (Paris-born, London-based)
A middle finger to all hostile killjoys out there. Kicking off with a powered guitar riff,
soon followed by Madame So‘s vox hitting the roof with the titanic You Say chorus.

2. ‘Violent Sun’ by EVERYTHING EVERYTHING (Manchester/London)
A terrifically swirling stomper with a last chance message, so don’t
hesitate to get up and dance like Doomsday is just around the corner.

3. ‘Spanish Bombs’ by HINDS (Madrid, Spain)
“As Spaniards, we don’t usually get shout-outs in songs, like New York or London,
so the Clash writing a song about our civil war made us feel honored.”

4. ‘Something More’ by ROISIN MURPHY (London, UK)
Sensual dance diva returns with “a swan-song to how we once lived. There’s plenty of
bravado in the lyrics and the character is a kind of antihero but the indefinable yearning
and the feeling of arriving at a point of emptiness is universal right now!”.

5. ‘Club Zero‘ by GO GO’S (Los Angeles)
Out of the blue, the legendary power-pop punkettes, led by Belinda Carlisle, formed in L.A. in 1978, surprise us with their first new song in nearly 20 years. The new cut’s copacetic catchiness and vitalizing joyfulness put a big smile on your face. Welcome back, ladies.

See/hear you next week, music junkies

PRINCE Treasure Discovered – Here’s The Full Version Of Previously Unreleased Track ‘COSMIC DAY’

6 August 2020

A reissue of SIGN O’ THE TIMES, the (double) 1987 masterwork album by
the late great genius PRINCE is planned for a 25th September release.

One of the previously unreleased tracks on it is COSMIC DAY of which the Prince estate
has finally found the full version. The catchy, upbeat track was recorded in November 1986, and although a snippet of the recording has been passed among collectors for
a long time, the full version was unfindable until now. A relief for all devoted fans of
The Purple Purv. To avoid misunderstandings it’s indeed Prince himself who sings – not
a woman – in his pitched-up voice.

Listen here…

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PRINCE: Facebook