British Electrical Trio GAFFA TAPE SANDY Feels ‘SO DRY’…

Brand new sonic impulses

23 June 2019

(Photo credit: Bridie Florence)


Who: “Three piece garage rock band from Bury St Edmunds, spewing out glorified noise for your amusement only!”

Track: SO DRY – the band says about their new cut: “We don’t really like arguing as a whole, but expressing yourself is very important, so we like to think of this song as us raising our voices anonymously at the people who make us mad as hell”.

Score: This is a near hysterical outburst full of red-blooded exasperation and psychic perseverance that hammers throughout its full soul-stirring ebullition. Press the button,
oil your vocal cords  and catch the heated fever right here…



Belgian Pop Musers THE LVE Stimulate Being Yourself With New Soothing Single ‘LETTERS’…

Relaxing reveries for the laziest day of the week

23 June 2019


Last October Belgian pop musers THE LVE released their marvelous, heart-touching album Heartbreak Hi . Before starting a new musical chapter the band just launched the final single off the LP. LETTERS is a delightful humdinger about being yourself and most of all staying who you are. Expect highly charming male/female duet vocals, atmospheric guitar pop magnificence and an overall sedating sentiment. Capture the vibe here…

THE LVE: Facebook

‘RUBBER BULLETS’ by 10CC Topped UK Singles Chart On 23 June 1973…

Knockouts from the past

23 June 2019


‘RUBBER BULLETS’ was the first numero uno hit single in the UK  for British art pop quartet 10cc. It was written by the later fab multi-media duo Kevin Godley/Lol Creme
and Graham Gouldman and hit the top spot on 23 June 1973, today 46 years ago. The track also reached No. 1 in Ireland and No. 3 in Australia. It was the start for a fertile period of scoring singles. Here come the bullets…

10cc: Facebook – Biography


Happy 57 To PRIMAL SCREAM’s Charismatic Frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE…


22 June 2019

Bobby Vooruit
(photo: Turn Up The Volume!)

Robert Bernard Andrew Gillespie better know in showbiz as BOBBY GILLESPIE was
born in Glasgow, Scotland on 22 June 1962. Happy 57 to the one-time drummer of The Jesus And Mary Chain and later – in 1982 – the co-founder of the multifaceted, awesome PRIMAL SCREAM gang responsible for one of the most inventive and genre-changing LPs ever with Screamadelica released in 1991. But the Scream nailed many more ace albums and rip-roaring corkers. To celebrate Gillespie‘s birthday Turn Up The Volume! choose 5 first-rate corkers from 5 different longplayers. Let’s start the Bobby party here…

(Album: Screamadelica – 1991)

(Album: Give Out But Don’t Give Up – 1994)

(Album: More Light – 2013)


(Album: Vanishing Point – 1997)


(Album: Riot City Blues – 2006)

Emotive Trio HAVVK Drops Clip For Newest Eruption ‘SHIFTING SHAPE’…

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

21 June 2019



Who: “Trio originally formed in London in 2014, and relocated to Berlin two summers ago.
The band initially evolved around Julie Hough’s solo project but evolved into a challenging
trio with more atmosphere, punch, and political edge than before.”

Track: SHIFTING SHAPE – newest single / new clip

Score: This emotional eruption tackles the societal pressures to adapt how you look to fit into what society expects, especially around traditional assumptions of gender. I guess humankind just does not understand anything that is different to their out of date save-rules-book and are scared of anything that manifests itself outside their damn narrow-minded way of thinking. Bands like these, riveting outpourings like this are totally needed to at least make people think outside their medieval box of human perception.

Catch the impassioned fervor right here…

HAVVK: Facebook

40 Years Ago NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Released Live Album ‘RUST NEVER SLEEPS’…


22 June 2019


Today 40 years ago, on 22 June 1979, eternal rocker in the free world NEIL YOUNG
and CRAZY HORSE released live album titled RUST NEVER SLEEPS. Most of the songs were recorded at show at San Francisco’s Boarding House and some cuts were registered elsewhere during the band’s late 1978 tour. Overdubs were done later in studios. Besides a few exceptions audience noise was removed as much as possible from the LP. It peaked
at #8 on the US chart and reached #13 in the UK.

Paul Nelson of Rolling Stone Magazine wrote at the time: For anyone still passionately in love with rock & roll, Neil Young has made a record that defines the territory. Defines it, expands it, explodes it. Burns it to the ground. ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ tells me more about my life, my country and rock & roll than any music I’ve heard in years. Like a newfound friend or lover pledging honesty and eager to share whatever might be important, it’s both a sampler and a synopsis — of everything: the rocks and the trees, and the shadows between the rocks and the trees. Full review here.

Stream album in full here…

NEIL YOUNG: Facebook – All Albums



From ‘Everybody’s Happy Nowadays’ by Manchester‘s pop punk icons BUZZCOCKS

[Verse 1]
I was so tired of being upset
Always wanting something I never could get
Life’s an illusion, love is a dream
But I don’t know what it is

Everybody’s happy nowadays (x2)

[Verse 2]
I was so tired of being upset
Always wanting something I never could get
Life’s an illusion, love is a dream
But I don’t know what it is

‘Cause everybody’s happy nowadays
Everybody’s happy nowadays

[Verse 3]
Life’s an illusion, love is the dream
But I don’t know what it is
Everyone’s saying things to me
But I know it’s okay, okay

Everybody’s happy nowadays (x4)

Life’s an illusion, love is a dream (x4)

Everybody’s happy nowadays (x2)

[Verse 4]
Well, bet you’re tired of being upset
Always wanting something you never could get
Life’s no illusion, love’s not a dream
Now I know just what it is

Everybody’s happy nowadays (2)