TURN UP THE VOLUME JUKEBOX 2023 – 10 New Tracks Added Every Week

In order to not miss a beat Turn Up The Volume scans the musical
horizon daily (doing it for years now, actually) to stay in touch with
all new things sonically great and shares the results on a weekly

10 new rad tracks added
to this rad 2023 playlist.


The Smashing Pumpkins
Forty Feet Tall
Lusitanian Ghosts
Death Valley Girls
Fiesta Alba
Heavy Salad
Cowboy Junkies


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Weekly Indie Fuel With 5 New Injections

Weekly indie fuel

14 February 2023

Who: The moniker of British musician Toby Uffindell-Phillips, who
was part of the early 00’s folktronica group Sound Sanctuary. His
songwriting and finger-picking guitar style have evolved into a
signature sound with a hazy, golden hour vibe.

New single: DUST
Cut from his forthcoming
self-titled album, out March 4.

TUTV: Dust is an affecting folk-pop reverie that streams as a brisk brook.
Sparkling, crystal clear, and glimmering in the sun. Its wistful tone, smooth
vocals and frisky finger-picking guitar play combine for a sweet little pearl.


SOBTL: Facebook – Instagram

Artist: STAHV
Who: Seattle-based singer-songwriter Solomon Arye Rosenschein who hit
the scene back in 2017 with instrumental songs. Only recently he started
to sing on his work. Seattle’s renowned radio station KEXP described his music
“as combining elements of heavy psych-rock, doom metal, post-rock, noise-rock,
and more.”

Rosenschein: “I was ready to stop pulling punches and draw on all aspects of what
I’ve done throughout my life in music—from pop to metal and more esoteric fare.”

An absolute highlight of his new, electrifying,
6-track EP Simple Mercies

TUTV: Expect a metallic-riff-roaring roller with a limbs-activating impact,
Black Sabbath-like droning and Rosenschein‘ self-assured vocals giving this
steamy slam extra punch. Touchdown.


STAHV: Facebook

(Photo credit: Petra Valdimardottir)

Who: Cuban-American musician living in Berlin who
played/plays in several bands and works as a solo
artist too.


TUTV: Following last year’s excellent debut album Stand this international
songstress returns with a nightmarish memory of a poisonous relationship.
With its agitated words-flowing drive it feels like Valdés wants to wash all
the BS away and move on. Mission accomplished.

“You took advantage of my youth
In order to be cruel
Took me years to realize

Always put me down
So that I would stick around
Told me how to look at the world

You were wrong about me
And what you see
Wish I could go back and tell that girl”

Press play.

DYAN VALDÉS: Facebook – Instagram

Who: Seasoned British singer-songwriter of indie band
The Wytches who’s now occupied with sharing his solo work.


TUTV: It’s the opening track of his New EP. A jangly pop song, twisting
and turning on its guitar-energising course. I wouldn’t be surprised if
is a fan of lemonhed Evan Dando who was an master in writing capricous love tunes
DAN RUMSEY: Facebook

Who: Alt songstress, originally from New York and
of Albanian, Irish and Greek descent.

New single: PRETEND

Zhaklina: “This song feels really vulnerable to share with the world, but
it’s been a necessary creation for my personal healing process. I hope this
song encourages you to look at your own wounds with compassion and
believe you are worthy of being true to yourself.”

TUTV: Zhaklina reflects on an experience of toxic masculintay on this
jungly resonating fast-slow bass-infused mediation. Middle finger to all
machos in this male-dominated world. Now!

Tune in.

ZHAKLINA: Facebook – Instagram


4 January 2023

Manchester’s rock hero NOEL GALLAGHER
is a natural-born music junkie and gig addict
who absorbed indie music of his hometown
long before Oasis.

He just uploaded a playlist on Spotify named MADE IN MANCHESTER
with indie oldies from bands such as Inspiral Carpets, Yargo, New FADs,
World Of Twist, Section25 and Dub Sex
. And as humble as he is he starts
with his own new single called Pretty Boy.

Here we go.

INDIE HALLOWEEN 2022 – 15 Smashing Pumpkins For Your Zombie Party


Get your creepy costume out of the closet.
Stick your spiky vampire teeth in your mouth.
Drain some of your blood to smear on your face.

Reserve your place at the local graveyard
for a zombies party with these 15 inflaming
smashing indie pumpkins.

Participating demons
(Click name for their FB-Page)



Party! Party! Party!


Turn Up The Volume’s HALLOWEEN PARTY PLAYLIST (The Best Around) With 15 Trick-Or-Treating Knockouts


Get your creepy costume out of the closet.
Stick your spiky vampire teeth in your mouth.
Drain some of your blood to smear on your face.

Reserve your place at the local graveyard
for a smashing pumpkin party with these
15 trick-or-treating knockouts.

1. ‘Lobotomy’ by Ramones
2. ‘Devil Gate Drive’ by Suzy Quatro
3. ‘Highway To Hell’ by AC/DC
4. ‘Helter Skelter by The Beatles
5. ‘Hellraiser’ by The Sweet
6. ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by Smashing Pumpkins
7. ‘Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
8. ‘Paint It Black’ by The Rolling Stones
9. ‘I Just Can’t Be Happy Today’ by The Damned
10. ‘Zombie Dance’ by The Cramps
11. ‘Heads Will Roll’ by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
12. ‘Where Is My Mind’ by Pixies
13. ‘Creep’ by Radiohead
14. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It’ by R.E.M.
15. ‘Release The Bats’ by The Birthday Party

Start the party and
dance with your demons…

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers From The Past 7 Days

7 from the past 7 days

1. ‘Curious’ by FRANZ FERDINAND (UK)

After 5 albums the Scottish stars decided that it’s time for
a greatest hits record. The collection lands on March 11.

The band also included a couple of
new songs like this dancefloor thrill.

Shake your hips here…


2. ‘Piggy’ by SKUNK ANANSIE (UK)

After 28 years Skin and her henchmen still make your blood cook.
This new sizzling stroke calls out all incompetent governments,
specifically UK’s short-sighted Brexit statesmen. It’s a metallic bomb
with a volcanic Skin chorus.

No mercy for the wicked.

Play it very loud…


3. ‘Scorched Earth’ by COBRA THE IMPALER (Ghent, Belgium)

When grunge has a date with metal, when Nirvana hooks up with
Korn, an earthquake is in the making. These Belgian bulldozing
rockers know all about it and make it happen with this explosive
detonation. Hell bloody hell yeah!

Test your speakers…


4. ‘The Girls Are Fighting’ by BLOC PARTY (UK)

Kele Okereke and his team are gearing
up for their 6th LP, titled Alpha Games,
out April 29th.

New single The Girls Are Fighting
races with voltaic potency. A winner…


5. ‘The Story Of The Century’ by TY SEGALL (US)

Two years ago, director Matt Yoka’s documentary Whirlybird
premiered. It shows the adventures of two video journalists,
soaring above the chaotic spectacle of ’80s and ’90s Los Angeles,
including the OJ Simpson  chase in 1994.

A re-release accompanied by a new soundtrack will be issued soon.
One of the participators is musical centipede Ty Segall drumming his
tail off on this dynamizing instrumental

Wham bam…


6. ‘Connection’ by THE KOOKS (UK)

The glam boys canned a new longplayer, called
10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark. It hits the streets
next summer, on 22 July.

As an introduction, we get 3 cuts with Connection
as the most notable. A funky groover.

Turn it up, folks…


7. ‘You Can’t Keep It From Me Forever’ by PETER DOHERTY & FREDERIC LO (UK)

Libertine Peter Doherty is clean for 2 years now and has just been married.
The happy man lives in Normandy, France and teamed up with French musician
Frédéric Lo. The result is the album The Fantasy Life Of Poetry & Crime,
coming out on 22 March.

The first taster is this
sweet little beauty

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers From The Past 7 Days

7  from the past 7 days

1. ‘This Night’ by SUPERCHUNK (North Carolina)

The second single from their 11th LP
called Wild Loneliness, out 25 February.

Mac McCaughan (guitarist) About: “Like much of Wild Loneliness, this song was
written in the mode of “let’s look around and be thankful for what we have rather
than focusing on what Republicans have taken from an entire generation.”

Never too old to rattle and roll…


2. Slowly Separate by CROWS (London, UK)

Almost three years after their debut album Silver Tongues this must-hear
post-punk hit team returns with follow-up Beware Believers, out 1st of April.

James Cox (frontman): “Slowly Separate is about living in London, working a job
you hate and just going through the mundane routine of hand to mouth living.”

A blazing uppercut with the
cutting force of a chainsaw.



3. ‘Am I Really Going To Die’ by WHITE LIES (London)

Another warm-up piece from their upcoming
6th longplayer, out on 18 February.

Not a happy one, yet funky and jumpy in sound…


4. ‘Wake Me Up’ by FOALS (UK)

I’m not a big fan of remixes unless the remixer – in this case, electro duo
Flight Facilities – transforms a head-dazzling rocker into a head-dazzling
disco stomper that works like a vaccination with a shot of adrenalin.

Yoohoo! Party time…


5. ‘Lights’ by BAND OF HORSES (Seattle, US)

Album number six Things Are Great hit the streets on 4 March.
And they dropped taster number three Lights a few days ago.

An experience with security guards and the police flashing
their lights inspired frontman Ben Bridwell to write this song.

Vibrant vibe…


6. ‘Thrown’ by BODEGA (NYC)

I’m sure that this Big Apple indie squad has all Parquet Courts records on their shelves. You already could hear it on their 2019 debut album Endless Scroll and their second one, titled Broken Equipment looks to go in the same direction when hearing new single Thrown.

Not original but tumbling
and revolving nevertheless…


7. ‘Fraggle Rock Rock’ by FOO FIGHTERS (Seattle, US)

Seems like Dave Grohl and his Fighters adore the spotlights
and do anything to have them shine on them every day.

Check this… children’s television series Fraggle Rock gets a full revival on Apple TV+ and yes, you already guessed it, the Foos are among the musical guests on the show. For the occasion, they wrote this bonkers retro rocker that triggers your laughing muscles.

Have fun

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers From The Past Week

7 new firecrackers from the past 7 days

1. Forgotten by KORN (Bakersfield, CA)

This new single is vintage Korn. Uncomplicated nu-metal for everybody
who wants their ears to go bonkers. From their forthcoming, 14th LP
Requiem, out early next month.



2. Won’t Stand Down by MUSE (UK)

This comeback haymaker is” “about standing your ground against bullies, whether that
be on the playground, at work or anywhere.”
I was a fan of early Muse exploits (their 2004 masterwork Absolution still gives me goosebumps). Their stardom made them go a bit too artificial and predictable for my liking. But this new one roars hard with a metallic sound as big as St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Cast-iron!

Turn up the heat…


3. UZI by BLURT (Gloucestershire, UK)

The late 70s cult post-punks (Factory Records) are back and their free-jazz-punk
firework is still intact. Led by poet/musician Ted Milton the mavericks groove as hell.
Message to all young bands out there: listen and take notes.

Let’s roll…


4. Wrong Answers Only by THE STREETS and MASTER PEACE (UK)

The Streets‘ musical brain Mike Skinner and rapper Master Peace
joined forces for this easy-going hip-pop jingle.


5. Be The Hook by PAVEMENT (Stockton, CA)

Not really a new track. It’s a previously unrealized song from their Twilight Terror
album sessions (their final LP – 1999). It will be part of a deluxe reissue edition titled Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal’, out next April. More info here.

Get hooked here…


6. Brother The Cloud by EDDIE VEDDER (Seattle)

Eddie Vedder has his third solo album Earthling. I could swear
that this explosive single comes from a lost Pearl Jam longplayer.

Here’s why…


7. Love Is Selfish by JACK WHITE (Detroit)

Busy bee Jack White (real name: John Anthony Gillis )
gives birth to his 5th solo LP Fear Of Down in April.

Hear his acoustic lullaby track…