Who’s That Girl? Italian Popsters THE BANKROBBER Drop Video For Newest Single ‘LEASH DIED (SHOULDN’T CRY)’

For your ears and eyes

11 January 2022

Who: Italian alt-pop band led by
siblings Giacomo and Maddalena Oberti

The tandem revealed their newest single LEASH DIED (SHOULDN’T CRY)
last month. A first taster from their forthcoming, second, album titled
Lighters and Lovers

Turn Up The Volume wrote: The Italian band follows their intimate and tender
ballad Carry Me On with this new emotive reflection. But this shadowy dream is
more upbeat and lively although with a dark twist when a distorted ghost-like
voice takes over on the chorus. I’m pretty sure Tame Impala will like this.

As usual The Bankrobber visualize their songs with eye-catching videos.
Here’s the colors-filled clip for the new one, starring a young enigmatic
beauty. Eurythmics‘s Annie Lennox would sing ‘Who’s That Girl?‘.

Have a look, ladies and gents…


Best Video Clip Of 2021 – ‘MAGIC MEDICINE’ By DEAP VALLY

30 December 2021

The Los Angeles rock Amazons DEAP VALLYLindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums and vocals) – released their third LP called MARRIAGE (one of Turn Up The Volume’ top 10 albums of 2021) last month, with fervid firecracker MAGIC MEDICINE as the lead-single.

Deap Vally: “Magic Medicine is a song five years in the making, born in Allen Salmon’s Nashville studio, and raised in Josiah Mazzaschi’s Cave Studio back in LA. Initially, a song about being high on what-have-you (body chemistry, lab chemistry, nature’s chemistry) the lyrics have taken on a new meaning in the era of coronavirus, a moment when more than ever we need a miracle cure to make it safe to have fun and feel free again.”

Warning: the accompanying video clip will make you high.
A great reason for Turn Up The Volume to name this video
‘the best of 2021’.

Roll the tape, ladies…

Get married here…

DEAP VALLY: Facebook

BLOC PARTY Share Red-Blooded Video Clip For Their Bad-Ass Comeback Single ‘TRAPS’

Eye-cathing clips

14 December 2021

Who: London post-punk force
from London led by Kele Okereke
Active: Since 1999 / 6 studio albums,
with Hymns (2016) as the most recent one

New album: ALPHA GAMES
Release: 29 April 2022 via BMG

New single: TRAPS

Talking about a comeback! Holy smoke! Traps is a steaming
stormer, a killer knockout, a whopping whirlwind.

And here’s the video clip…

BLOC PARTY: Facebook

New album ALPHA GAMES out 29 April 2022

Toronto Riders FUCKED UP Launch 14-Minute Short Film For ‘YEAR OF THE HORSE’

Eye-catching clips

10 December 2021

Who: Experimental noise explores from Toronto making
electrical hardcore waves for 20 years now / 5 studio LPs (so far).

Last May the FUCKED UP Toronto launched another part
of their Chinese Zodiac series called YEAR OF THE HORSE
containing four acts with contributions from The National’s
Matt Berninger
and Julien Baker among others.

Turn Up The Volume wrote back then: “Fucked Up go on
a knock-down-and-drag-out expedition while switching from
loud to quiet and vice versa, from hardcore to prog-rock sketches,
from intimidating to relaxing, from cinematic to symphonic, from
trippy to jazzy. Totally Godspeeded-and-freaked-up.

And they just shared a 14-minute short
film visualizing the album’s story.

Watch the horse of 2021 wandering through
the fields and the woods on its way to the night…

Stream full album…

FUCKED UP: Instagram

(band photo: cover of ‘Epic In Minutes’ album)


Eye-catching video clips

6 December 2021


Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi
(Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.

About a week ago the ever-compelling tandem impressed
(again) with new single New single: THE PROPHET. A tribute
to Sylvia Plath‘s poem, Lady Lazarus, told through the eyes
of an advanced A.I robot who is “resurrected” with a destructive

Turn Up The Volume said: “This is a slow-burning torch with
hellish flare-ups of Rammstein‘s Götterdämmerung hysterics
and roaring rock riffage while Samara‘s spoken-word ode to
the legendary American confessional poet/writer Sylvia Plath
hypnotizes and magnetizes.

Meet The Prophet here…

• Music by The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara
• Music mixed and mastered by Philip Marsden

TCOMAS: Facebook

Australian Noise-Explorers ’00_’ Share Twilight Video For ‘CLAUDIA’

Eye-catching video clips

3 December 2021

Band: 00_ (all oh nothing)
Who: An experimental rock band with a drip-fed, magnetic
sound. A warm damage, a gleaming vocal performance, a
coordinated racket of unhinged guitar smothered in a viscous
porridge of urgent drums and bass.

Last September this Melbourne outfit unleashed
their out-of-the-box jumping CA\YPTRA album.

And Turn Up The Volume was all ears: These Aussies share the spirit and
vision of bands such as Mogwai, Black Midi and Nick Cave’s The Birthday Party.
They also muck around with electrical noise but even rawer, messier, and more
chaotic than the aforementioned noise junks. 00_ build up, break down, throw
some out-of-tune violins in, here and there to pierce your ears, and create
overall a barbed wire hullabaloo for your favorite nightmares. Fascinating.

The band has a video out now for the LP’s track clauDia.

This is how it looks when reality
and surreality have a day out
in the country together…

Stream/buy CA\YPTRA right here…

00_: Facebook

DJ CACTUSHEAD & Power Voice ROWETTA Celebrate Life In Sunlit IBIZA

Clips that impress ears and eyes

5 November 2021

London-based DJ CACTUSHEAD teamed up with exhilarating soul voice ROWETTA
(best known as a longtime member of Madchester gang Happy Mondays) for a swirling
old skool house stomper called LIFE’S WHAT YOU MAKE IT.

The vibrant vibes had their instant effect on my imagination as that fired-up discofloor filler hit Knock On Wood (original by Eddie Floyd) by Amii Stewart popped up in my head the moment Rowetta starts to celebrate life with her glorious power vox as mighty as the island’s mountains.

Today the duo dropped a video clip. Man oh man, I’m so jealous seeing Rowetta shake and swing and sway to the beats in sunlit Ibiza. Let’s close our eyes and pretend we’re moving our feet and hips along the Happy Monday lady. Life’s what you make it, even in your fantasy.

Shake your booty right here…

ROWETTA: Facebook

‘Life’s what you make it’ available on Apple Music


Clips for eyes and ears

21 October 2021

Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy) –
that fills a gap in music by bringing literature, art, and history together into
a space where rock and metal meet electronica.

After the release, last February, of their spectacular debut LP Full Spectrum,
the creative tandem launched new piece Count The Dead two weeks ago. A
song composed in protest of governments and world leaders, whose negligence
and recklessness have resulted in one of the largest ‘avoidable’ losses of lives in generations.

Turn Up The Volume wrote: A crystal-clear structured protest against greedy
political sharks and megalomaniac charlatans oppressing people for their own
devastating agendas. Again Manimal and Samara show how to fuse poignant
poetry and versatile metal genres. Manimal and Samara are sonic architects.

And here comes the visualization for the cutting indictment.

If words do not say enough these images will…

TCOMAS: Facebook

DURAN DURAN Still Have The Right Reflexes – Watch And Hear ‘ANNIVERSARY’

20 October 2021

Band: DURAN DURAN (Birmingham, UK)
Active: Since 1978 / 14 studio albums so far

New album: FUTURE PAST
Out: This Friday, 22 October via Tape Modern/BMG

Single/clip: ANNIVERSARY
One of the four singles from
the upcoming LP

John Taylor (bassist and the band’s co-founder) said: “ANNIVERSARY’ is
a special song for us. Obviously, we were conscious of our own impending
40th anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song’s meaning
to be inclusive in the broadest possible way. After playing and working together
for so long, we very much appreciate what ‘being together’ and ’staying together’
can really mean, it’s not something we would have thought song-worthy 40 years
ago but we do today! It was also fun to build a track with hints of previous Duran
hits, they’re like Easter eggs, for the fans to find.”

The glam gentlemen still know how to write energetic and magnetic pop
earworms. They still have the right reflexes after 40 years. Yes, they grow
older in flashing style.

The video clip features lookalike stars including Elton John,
Madonna, Stormzy, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig
and more.

Roll the tape…