SPOTLIGHT on TEMPLES

Great bands in Turn Up The Volume’s rock and pop book

12 April 2022

Band: TEMPLES
Who: Glam and glitter popsmiths
from Kettering, England formed in 2012 by
charismatic frontman James Bagshaw and
bassist Tom Walmsle.

Albums (so far)

Sun Structures (2014)
Volcano (2017)
Hot Motion (2019)

TUTV‘s favorite cracker from each Temples LP.

– KEEP IN THE DARK –
(Sun Structures)

– ROMAN GOD-LIKE MAN –
(Volcano)

– THE HOWL –
(Hot Motion)

If I was asked to compile a Greatest Temples Hits album these tracks would be on it…

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Where/when Turn Up Volume watched Temples on stage.

Brussels 2015

Brussels 2016

Dour Festival 2017

Brussels 2019

(all live photos by Turn Up The Volume)


“Any new music in the pipeline, James?”

SPOTLIGHT On… Natural Born Helter-Skelter Misfits FAT WHITE FAMILY

Favorite Turn Up The Volume bands

12 February 2022

Band: FAT WHITE FAMILY
Who: Natural born misfits with key members Lias Kaci Saoudi (manic frontman)
and Saul Adamczewski (musical director). They crawled out of their squats in
Peckham, London in 2011.

It’s really a miracle that the Family is still around as their first years were filled with too many drugs and booze, chaotic gigs (I know, I saw them several times. They even left the stage – nobody sober – after 20 disorderly minutes in France a couple of years ago) and different line-ups.

Despite all that make-or-break shit, the hit team survived with smiling faces and their concerts became tempestuous helter-kelter events, making them one of the best live
acts of the past 10 years I’ve ever witnessed and their records got better and better.

Manc rock legend Liam Gallagher is a big fan too. He invited the natural-born
misfits them to play at his upcoming massive outdoor shows in Knebworth (UK)

Albums

Champagne Holocaust (2014)
Songs For Our Mothers (2016)
Serfs Up! (2019)

Three TUTV favorites…

– I AM MARK E SMITH –
(Flabbergasting)

– WHITEST BOY ON THE BEACH –
(Modern disco)

– IS IT RAINING IN YOUR MOUTH –
(Absolutely sick performance)

FAT WHITE FAMILY: Facebook

(Photos by Turn Up The Volume)

SPOTLIGHT On… Tornado Punks From South-London ‘SHAME’

Three favorite tracks from favorite Turn Up The Volume bands

11 February 2022


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Band: SHAME

Who: Razor-sharp-verbal punks from South London, led
by blasting blusterer Charlie Steen, from South-London.

Charlie Steen (frontman) about Boris Johnson & Co: “The government
is fucking useless, disgusting. But the people and so many communities have
really come out to help and support each other. Where there’s a crack, there’s
always light, I guess.”

Albums (so far): Songs Of Praise (2018) and Drunk Tank Pink (2021).

Three TUTV favorites: Dust Of Trail / Alphabet / Concrete

– DUST OF TRIAL –
(From ‘Songs Of Praise’)

– ALPHABET –
(From ‘Drunk Tank Pink’)

– CONCRETE –
(From Songs Of Praise,
boiling live performance)

Europe Tour 2022

US Tour 2022

SHAME: Facebook – Instagram