Portland’s SOUVENIR DRIVER Impresses With New Album ‘A DANGEROUS CROSSING’…

7 May 2019

Sonic daydreamers SOUVENIR DRIVER from Portland, Oregon just released their fourth
LP titled ‘A DANGEROUS CROSSING’. A deeply emotive record influenced by a Friedrich Nietzsche quote ‘Mankind is a dangerous crossing’, current events, and personal lives.

Overall it’s an intensely touching, captivating and soul-stirring piece of work. High-class songwriting from the pensive lifelike reveries ‘Glow (The Empress)’ and ‘Outer Space‘ to the spicier full-sound humdingers ‘Haze‘, ‘Spin’ and ‘Lonesome Prairie‘, the cutting guitar fueled ‘Who Are You‘ and the splendid synths and bass injected swagger of ‘Admire’.

When the more than 8-minute groovy closer Glass Slipper (The Queen) comes to an end you’ll push the repeat button without any hesitation as, just like me, you’ll be tempted to discover every layer, every twist, every hook, every lick, every moment and every line of these terrifically arranged en delightfully orchestrated songs. This band knows exactly what imposing tunes need, how to construct them and how to turn them into appealing aural pearls that impact your hungry ears. ‘A DANGEROUS CROSSING‘ is an arresting achievement! I Discover the splendor here…


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US Garage Fury THE DARTS Announces New LP ‘I LIKE YOU BUT NOT LIKE THAT’…

13 April 2019

The fabulous-tastic garage fury THE DARTS has announced their brand new second LP.
‘I LIKE YOU BUT NOT LIKE THAT’ will hit the streets hard on 24th May via their friend and punk legend Jello Biafra‘s record label Alternative Tentacles Records. Pre-order facilities right here. ‘Who’s this band?’ I hear that one poor ignorant guy in the back ask?….

THE DARTS (US) have exploded onto the scene with a fiercely classic sound that invests deeply in late 60’s garage, incorporating tones of horror-punk and garage-psych. Live, THE DARTS hurtle through songs with the reckless abandon of a freight train about to run off the rails, while their calculated musicianship sets a seamless trajectory of grooving hooks and restless boogie backbeats. If Elvira and Wednesday Adams consumed the flesh of man, drank shots of snake venom, started a garage rock band, and played the bride of Frankenstein’s bachelorette party,
it would probably sound exactly like THE DARTS.

Last year Turn Up The Volume saw these awesome garage devils going bananas in Belgium twice. Check out why THE DARTS is one of the best live bands on this planet here & here .

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