JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS Rattles And Rolls Big Time While ‘STARING AT A WALL’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

15 August 2018

Artist: JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS

Who: A NYC singer/songwriter. Originally from Boston, he cut his teeth playing everywhere
he could hitchhike his way across America immersing himself in folk, country, rhythm & blues and rock n roll. Lending his time to poetry and songwriting, he developed a sound all his own. Living in NYC he met fellow musician Tj Rosenthal and formed the rock outfit ‘The Bowery Riots’. Spending equal time on his solo career he’s been releasing demos and gearing up for an album…”

Track: STARING AT A WALL

Score: Get your ears and your speakers ready for some big time, adrenalin-fueled rattle and roll electricity. Thomas rambles, roars, resonates and rumbles unstoppably as if his very life is on the line. ‘Staring At A Wall‘ is a quaking ripper, a king-sized stroke, a blasting score. Press the button and start a flaming fire right here, right now…

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JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS: Facebook – Instagram / Label: Greenway Records

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Sextet’ – A CERTAIN RATIO

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘Sextet’ by A CERTAIN RATIO
Released: 1982 / The band’s third longplayer

PITCHFORK review: “‘Sextet’ is either that era’s creepiest, boggiest dance album or its funkiest smear of brittle art-noise… One axis of the Sextet-era band is Tilson, who’s as odd a vocalist as they could have picked. She’s perpetually lagging behind the beat and beneath the pitches for which she’s reaching, and she swallows her words, as if she’s struggling to repeat them to herself… meanwhile Kerr and Johnson are doing their damnedest to play funk as hard as the Sugar Hill Records house band–hitting precise, clipped grooves while their band mates run interference with haphazardly flung splashes of atonal piano and dissonant horn bleats… ‘Sextet’ is a gorgeous mess, slumped against the back wall of the best dance club in town.” – Score: 8/10 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Highly infectious funk eccentricity standing the test of time brilliantly! Blow the horns, hit the bass and shake your booty, folks! My favorite tracks: Lucinda / Knife Slits Water / Skipscada

Album in full…

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A CERTAIN RATIO: Facebook – Website – All Albums


Funk eccentrics

SUEDE Launches Impressive Video Clip For New Intense Single ‘LIFE IS GOLDEN’ From Upcoming LP…

Brand new sonic impulses

16 August 2018

Glam legends SUEDE have shared an impressive clip for new single LIFE IS GOLDEN.
It was shot in Pripyat, the Ukrainian town that was abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.

Director Mike Christie revealed the story behind the video: “It’s not about the tragedy of
the disaster that happened all those years ago, it’s about the unstoppable force of life that’s consumed the desolate landscape left behind by humans. It seemed wonderfully apt to set
the song to cracked concrete, all conquered by towering golden trees.”

LIFE IS GOLDEN is vintage SUEDE.
Passionate, engrossing and cinematic.
Here’s the gripping video clip…

SUEDE: Website – Facebook –  Twitter


New album THE BLUE HOUR out 21 September – all info here.

THE KINKS Share Previously Unreleased 1968 Track – Here’s Sweet Little Pearl… ‘TIME SONG’

15 August 2018

The legendary popsmiths THE KINKS will release a remastered 50th anniversary of
their 6th, highly acclaimed album ‘THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY’ on 26th October. Today the band shared a lyric video for delightful, previously unreleased track ‘TIME SONG‘ from those album sessions. It’s a melancholic little pearl. Capture its charm right here…

THE KINKS: Website – Facebook – All Albums


Reissue of THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY out 26 October
Info and pre-order facilities here

Vibrant Canadian Rocker JEEN Shares Another Track From New Album – Here’s Steamy Stomper ‘MEDICATE ME’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

15 August 2018

Canadian singer/songwriter JEEN is the first ever artist on Turn Up The Volume to have two of her tracks featured as PICK OF THE DAY in under only one month. Yes, she’s that good, folks. Twenty days ago we went euphoric about vital firecracker Any Moment. Now, here’s another new one from her upcoming album. Jeen said that the making of MEDICATE ME was “inspired by medical marijuana and also the fact that I’m pretty antisocial. This can be a challenge in the music industry when the whole point is to put yourself out there, so I guess it’s
a bit of an ode to introverts too.”

Medicate Me‘ roars, thunders, and booms big time. It’s a steamy glam rocker, a bang-up corker and a flashy ripper to go completely bananas to. Sounds like an inflammatory take on David Bowie‘s famous 1973 slam ‘The Je(e)an Genie‘. Powerful and imposing. Get your sonic medicine right here, right now…

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JEEN: Facebook – Website –  Twitter


New album GIFT SHOP out 14 September

RICHARD ASHCROFT Launches Fifth Solo Album ‘NATURAL REBEL’ in October…

15 August 2018

RICHARD ASHCROFT , former singer/frontman of The Verve follows his excellent 2016 album These People with new – his fifth – solo longplayer, entitled NATURAL REBEL. It’ll feature 10 new songs all written by the man himself. The record is jointly produced by Ashcroft, Jon Kelly and Emre Ramazanoglu, who previously worked with Paul McCartney and Kate Bush respectively.

RA about his new music: “With experience comes knowledge and for me this is
my strongest set of songs to date. All my favourite sounds distilled into something
that will hopefully give my fans lasting pleasure. It is for them. Music is power.”

Tracklist
All My Dreams
Birds Fly
Surprised By The Joy
That’s How Strong
Born To Be Strangers
That’s When I Feel It
We All Bleed
A Man in Motion
Streets of Amsterdam
Money Money

Natural Rebel will be out 19 October. More info and pre-order facilities right here

RICHARD ASHCROFT Website – Facebook- Twitter 

Feminist Post-Hardcore Engine PETROL GIRLS Explodes On New Eruption ‘SISTER’…

Brand new sonic impulses

14 August 2018

After their vociferous 2016 debut LP Talk Of Violence English/Austrian feminist post-hardcore 4-piece PETROL SISTERS are about to release a new EP, entitled ‘The Future Is Dark‘. Ahead of its release here’s one of the tracks. SISTER is a rollercoaster blast about “the ties of sisterhood, and learning to trust again after being pitted against each other.” Partly reflective spoken-word, partly demonic yelling, this fire-spitting volcano-like eruption grabs you by the throat all along its turbulent way. A spectacular emo-discharge, a metallic punk meteorite that will cause goosebumps all over your body. Explode here…

“We always fucking grow from it/ We must not weaponise theory against each other / We must allow each other rage, and fear, and mistakes/ Sisterhood is the give as well as the take”

PETROL GIRLS: Facebook


New EP THE FUTURE IS DARK out 14 September via Hassle Records – all info here

London’s BAHAMA BLEACH Produces Guitar Pop Sparks On New Single ‘ALL I NEED’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

14 August 2018

London’s vivifying trio BAHAMA BLEACH just released their new, third single. ALL I NEED is definitely their most exciting score so far. Expect an avalanche of razzle-dazzle guitar sparks that will activate all of your senses and all of your limbs. This is glittering pop firework, electric vitality, feel-good fuel. Catch the rollin’ riffs right here…

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BAHAMA BLEACH: Facebook – Instagram