SONIC YOUTH – Masterwork Album ‘DAYDREAM NATION’ Released 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

17 October 2018


Album: DAYDREAM NATION – their fifth LP (a double one)

Released: 18 October 1988 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “Sonic Youth made a major step forward with 1987’s Sister, their first album where the songs were as strong as the group’s visionary approach and they rocked
with the force and authority they’d clearly sought since the beginning. If 1988’s Daydream Nation didn’t make as decisive a leap in terms of theory or style, as far as execution was concerned, it was Sonic Youth’s first unqualified masterpiece, a triumph that made them one
of the most respected bands in indie rock. Initially released as a two-LP set, the sheer scope of ‘Daydream Nation’ was ambitious, but the longer tracks worked to Sonic Youth’s advantage, allowing them the space to lay down solid melodic structures and then use them as a framework for extended jams…”
– Full review here – Score: 5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Sonic Youth redefined noise rock combining experimental melodiousness and adventurous jamming perfectly and turning it into mind-expanding commotion. This blustery double album capitulated them in the supreme regions of alternative music.

Top Tracks: the whole album is a totally towering experience,
not a collection of songs…

ALBUM in full…

SONIC YOUTH: Facebook – Website – All Albums

Highly influential noise rock legends, back then…

(photo: FB Sonic Youth)

NENEH CHERRY Shares Spellbinding Track From Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘NATURAL SKIN DEEP…

Brand new sonic impulses

16 October 2018

Wonderful trip-hop legend NENEH CHERRY releases her new album BROKEN POLITICS next Friday. Ahead of it, after already sharing new tracks ‘Kong‘ and ‘Shot Gun Shack‘ she just dropped another new one. NATURAL SKIN DEEP is a truly outstanding jam that mesmerizes from start to finish. An electronic trance-like ripper. Catch the heat here…

NENEH CHERRY: Website –  Twitter

BROKEN POLITICS out 19 October – info & pre-order facilities here

(photo on top: FB Neneh Cherry)

Stylish Pop Duo PARTY FEARS Returns With New Graciously Dancey Single ‘DOG STAR’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

15 October 2018


Who: “Party Fears was first formed in South Korea by Northern Irish native, Maggie Devlin. Moving to Berlin with former BaekMa bandmate, Eilis Frawley, the band continue to pursue their art-pop meets garage vision with jittery guitar riffs, party shout-outs, and unforgivingly disco drumbeats.”

Pick: DOG STAR – a disco-inspired pop epic about hope and loss says the band…

Score: After their intriguingly inspired 2016 debut album Party Fears returns with
new single Dog Star. A stylish Kate Bush-like score for the dance floor, injected with
a funky vibe, moving elegantly and hiply. Overall graciously crafted and infectiously orchestrated with Maggie Devlin‘s enticing vox shining upfront. Time to activate your
lazy limbs, ladies and gents…

Pilot you came down
Fell from some height
Now you’re all worn out, all worn out

Briefest encounters
Alien cries
Now you’re all worn out, all worn out

And we turn from home
Terra firma far below
Begging for bones

Blood cut from a stone
We’ll never know, we’ll never know, we’ll never know

Diffident heroes
Valiant tries
Yeah, you do all right, do all right

Ask me no questions
Tell me no lies
Cos I’m all worn out, all worn out

And we turn from home
Terra firma far below
Begging for bones

Blood cut from a stone
We’ll never know, we’ll never know, we’ll never know

Say that you’re sorry,
I’ll say it’s all right,
I’m just all worn out, all worn out

DOG STAR available here and here / PARTY FEARS: Facebook

COURTNEY LOVE – ‘Celebrity Skin’ – Live With 1000 Italian Musicians…

Ecstatic live performances

Three years ago Foo Fighters played  ‘Learn To Fly‘ with 100 Italian musicians.  Last July, the Italy’s Rockin 1000 returned once more to perform with Courtney Love at That’s Live 2018, a charity event that took place at Florence’s Artemio Franchi Stadium. Two Hole songs were performed: Celebrity Skin and Malibu. Now we can see some totally ecstatic footage of the first. Oil your lungs and scream along right here…

Courtney Love‘s band Hole celebrated the 20th anniversary
of their kick-ass Celebrity Skin  album last month…

Stream album here

THE WATERBOYS – Bestseller ‘FISHERMAN’S BLUES’ Came Out 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

16 October 2018

Band: THE WATERBOYS (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Album: FISHERMAN’S BLUES – the band’s 4th LP

Released: 17 October 1988 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “Mike Scott had been pursuing his grandiose “big music” since he founded the Waterboys, so it came as a shock when he scaled back the group’s sound for the Irish and English folk of Fisherman’s Blues. Although the arena-rock influences have been toned down, Scott’s vision is no less sweeping or romantic, making even the simplest songs on Fisherman’s Blues feel like epics.” – Full review hereScore: 4.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: The Scots went back to basics on this one. Traditional Scottish & Irish, country and stripped down rock and roll. And it worked terrifically. It became their best-selling album in the UK.

Top Tracks: Fisherman’s Blues / Strange Boat / And A Bang On The Ear / When Ye Go Away

ALBUM in full (#1 – #13)…

THE WATERBOYS: Facebook – Website – Discography

The full orchestra


Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

15 October 2018


Album: ELECTRIC LADYLAND – third and final (double) longplayer

Released: 16 October 1968 – 50 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Jimi Hendrix’s third and final album with the original Experience found
him taking his funk and psychedelic sounds to the absolute limit. The result was not only one
of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix’s original musical vision at its absolute apex. When revisionist rock critics refer to him as the maker of a generation’s mightiest dope music, this is the album they’re referring to

Full review here – Score: 5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Eric Clapton was GOD, Jimi Hendrix was the DEVIL.

STANDOUT TRACKS : Voodoo Child (Slight Return) / Voodoo Chile / Along The Watchtower

* VOODOO CHILD (Slight Return)totally demonic

* VOODOO CHILEmindboggling jam extravaganza

* Great info video on Voodoo Child / Voodoo Chile

* ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWERthe electrifying Bob Dylan cover

Double Album in full…

JIMI HENDRIX: Website – Facebook – Discography

Back cover

London’s Punk Trio GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS Spits And Sneers On New Fiery Single ‘FAN THE FLAMES’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

15 October 2018


Who: “Formed in late 2016, Girls In Synthesis have quickly forged a fearsome reputation
as one of the most exciting and volatile live acts in London.In equal parts frantic, considered, ear-splitting and melodic, the group take their cues from the early DIY punk and post-punk pioneers.”

Pick: FAN THE FLAMES – title track from their upcoming E.P.

Score: Punk is not dead. Punk is alive and hitting. Living proof is London’s Girls In Synthesis.
Their new hot-blooded slam ‘Fan The Flames‘ is a nasty uppercut pushed by the drummer’s kick-ass battering, the bassist’s pumping cadence and the guitar’s head-splitting electricity. Add the frontman’s spit and sneer vocals and a stirred up scream-along chorus to test the flexibility of your vocal chords to and what you get is a rowdy firecracker to wake up your entire neighbourhood with. Ignite the frenzy right here…


FAN THE FLAMES E.P. out 10 November – All info and order facilities here

All You Need For A Body-Trembling Sauna Gig Is Belgian Electro Trash Tandem… ONMENS

ONMENS – Cafe Aap, Ghent, Belgium – 14 October 2018

Here are the 5 ingredients you need
for a body-trembling sauna gig…

One: a small place for max 60 people.
Two: a fun-level of alcohol intoxication
Three: a mind-exploding noise band
Four: with a manic street preacher
Five: a red-hot trash earthquake

Something like this

Yesterday’s body-trembling sauna gig in pictures

One: a small place

Two: a fun-level of alcohol intoxication…

Three: a mind-exploding noise band

Four: a manic street preacher

Five: a red-hot trash earthquake…

Stream/purchase newest ONMENS
album DOOPVONT right here…

ONMENS: Facebook

photos by Turn Up The Volume