NOW PLAYING! Listen To The 2nd Hefty LP By Young And Brisk Los Angeles Rockers STARCRAWLER – Here’s ‘DEVOUR YOU’…

14 October 2019

Band: Starcrawler (Los Angeles)
Album: Defour You – their second LP
Released: 11 October 2019
Sound: So much edgier than their debut LP. More dynamite, more fire, more ruckus. American rock ‘n’ roll history from start to finish delivered in different colors, different sentiments and different paces with a dominant let’s have fun factor and tons of influences from Chuck Berry to The Stooges, from The Runaways to Hole. Fuel for youngsters who love the past and for their hip parents who experienced the past.
Highlights: Lizzy / Bet My Brains / Toy Teenager / Born Asleep / Tank Top

Stream here…

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Starcrawler last year live in Brussels (photos by Turn Up The Volume!)

STARCRAWLER: Facebook

UB40 Topped UK Singles Chart With NEIL DIAMOND Song ‘RED RED WINE’ 36 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

15 October 2019

Band:UB40
Song: Red Red Wine
Album: Labour Of Love – released in 1983
Note 1: Smart move to cover this 1967 Neil Diamond song.
Top-notch tune, lovely lazy feel and tasty swagger
Note 2: UB40 taught that the original version was by Jamaican
singer Tony Tribe who covered Diamond’s song in 1969
Note 3: UB40 topped the UK Charts 36 years ago, 15 October 1986

Here’s the UB 40 cover, c’mon, you know the words…

The 1969 ska/reggae Tony Tribe take…

And here’s a smooth original 2008 live version
at Glastonbury by NEIL DIAMOND himself…

UB40: Facebook

Paris Indie Pop Project SOMEHOW Dropped Another Tricksy Cut From New LP – Here’s ‘THE WAVE’…

New sonic impulses

14 October 2019

Band: SOMEHOW

Who: An indie-pop/lo-fi Paris based project by DIY multi-instrumentalist Erwan Pépiot,
assisted by Aurélie Tremblay (backing vocals and cello) making music “Halfway between Joy Division and Belle & Sebastian

Track: THE WAVE – newest cut from upcoming LP ‘LOW TIDE’, out 25th October

Score: Somehow’s approach to guitar pop music is both intriguing and arresting. At times capricious and wayward, at times engaging and fetching, but always engrossing because of its ear-catching arrangements and Pépiot‘s peculiar vox giving his compositions a singular and compelling tone while the vocal duet sequences add a sensual playfulness.

Tune in and discover…


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SOMEHOW: Facebook


New album LOW TIDE out 25th October – all details here on Bandcamp

Electro Dream Wave Duo LUNAR TWIN Shared Two Moony Tracks So Far From Upcoming New Album ‘GHOST MOON RITUAL’…

New sonic impulses

14 October 2019

Band: LUNAR TWIN

Who: A dreamwave duo from Hawai/Salt Lake City formed in 2013 that is interested in “space- and time theories, nature and culture. Their music connects with the lyrical themes through spacey soundscapes with use of guitar reverbs, electronics and nature sounds.” They record the music and vocals separately, on locations far apart (Hawaii and Salt Lake City).

Tracks: DRUNKEN SKY and LEAVES – two pieces from the band’s upcoming album,
titled ‘Ghost Moon Ritual’, out 5 January 2020

Score: Both euphonious electro tracks have a heavyhearted and shadowy sensitivity
that takes your thoughts to another dimension, to never-never twilight land, away from daily reality. The atmospheric industrial synths and almost whispering vocals, reminding me of Mark Lanegan‘s melancholic crooning moments (especially on ‘Leaves‘), have a chill-out effect on your senses. These ambient symphonies are great companions for the late-night hours.

Capture the entranced vibes of both tranquilizing meditations right here…

– DRUNKEN SKY –


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– LEAVES –


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LUNAR TWIN: Facebook


New album GHOST MOON RITUAL – out 5th January 2020 – all info on Bandcamp

Riveting International Trio SHYBITS Hits Again With New Lively Single ‘CRYING’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

14 October 2019


(pic by Skylar Kang)

Band: SHYBITS

Who: An international Brighton/Berlin based trio that produces “a fuzzy,
feel-good sound reminiscent of post punk and 90s garage rock”

Pick: CRYING – newest single is “about a moment of nostalgic romance,
mistaking a lover crying unnecessary tears.

Score: After their tantalizing summer stroke Colours this most energetic trio nails it again with new lively corker ‘Crying‘. Centered around a clobbering bass riff and a sort of metallic Gang of Four like guitar line this tear-jerking stomper develops a formidable swagger that explodes every time the peppy chorus kicks in. Effective firework! Capture the bustling sparks right here…

SHYBITS: Facebook – ‘Crying’ available on iTunes

DAVID BOWIE Released His Outstanding Berlin Album ‘HEROES’ 42 Years Ago Today…

Classics from the past…

14 October 2019

46 years ago today, on 14 October 1973 the late great genius DAVID BOWIE released his highly challenging and superb HEROES album. It was his 12th longplayer. The second part of his Berlin Trilogy (although ‘Heroes‘ was actually the only LP wholly recorded in Berlin) co-produced with Brian Eno and Tony Visconti and contributions by guitar phenomenon Robert Fripp. The classic lead single ‘Heroes‘ unquestionably helped the commercial triumph of the album peaking at #3 on the UK Albums Chart.

PITCHFORK wrote: ” “Heroes” is the second installment of David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy. The trilogy, and “Heroes” in particular, show all the signs of an artist growing up, shaking off the trappings of capitalist ego and success, and searching for a soul instead. It often sounds as if Bowie is conducting chaos, smashing objects together to discover scarily beautiful new shapes.” Full review here. Score: 10/10

Here come the LP’s two singles

– HEROES –

– BEAUTY AND THE BEAST –

And here the album in full…

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DAVID BOWIE: All Albums


From the photo shoot for the album’s front cover

Picture This…

28 years after its creation, The Rolling StonesRock and Roll Circus movie was released on
14 October 1996, 23 years ago today. The 1968 event included performances in a circus by artists such as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and a supergroup called The Dirty Mac with John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell and Keith Richards. Here’s the poster…

The Dirty Mac


Clapton, Lennon, Mitchell, Richards