Every Day Mardi Gras With THE GO! TEAM – 7th Album ‘GET UP UP SEQUENCES PART 2’ Out Now

8 February 2023


Artwork new album

Band: THE GO! TEAM
Who: Brighton’s exhilarating soul/funk/pop 6-piece band
Active: Since 2000 / 7 studio albums (including new one)

New album: GET UP SEQUENCES PART TWO
Released: 3 February 2023 – order info here

It features guest appearances from Apples In Stereo’s Hilarie Bratset,
Lucie Too’s Kokubo Chisato, Neha Hatwar, the Star Feminine Band, Nitty
Scott
, and more.

Ian Parton (the band’s founder): “Get Up Sequences Part Two is an
international patchwork. A global fruit salad. A United Nations of Sound.”

TUTV: The Brighton team serve another spicy cocktail of hip-rap-pop
boosters (Divebomb / Whammy-O / Gemini), soulful daily life reveriers
(Getting To Know / Train Song / Baby), and reggae vibes (Te Me Frequency /
Going Nowhere
). Every day it’s Mardi Gras with The Go!Team.

Singles/clips: Divebomb / Look Away, Look Away / Whammy O / The me Frequency

– LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY –
Featuring The Star Feminine Band

– WHAMMY O –

– TE ME FREQUENCY –
Featuring The Star Feminine Band

Stream/buy album here.


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THE GO! TEAM: Facebook – Instagram – Website

Canadian Blues Gang GLACIAL ERRATIC Know It’s Only Rock ‘n LOL But They Like It

Standout longplayers

6 February 2023

Band: GLACIAL ERRATIC
Who: Canadian banjo-funk-rock jam band AND a comedy collective hailing from Georgian Bay. They deliver a party on-stage and have been described as ‘extremely entertaining, with tight, funky, intriguing melodies and laugh out loud lyrics.’ Fronted by a stand-up comedian and backed by a band of life-long jammers – Glacial Erratic gets people up and dancing quick and then hits them with clever, relatable, hilarious lyrics.

New album: Rock ‘n LOL

TUTV: ZZ TOP is still alive and kicking. They operate now under the name of
Glacial Erratic
and still play smoking blues. Loud and clear with rattling riffs,
hot-tempered hooks, and loaded licks. They write far-reaching stories about
the 7 days of the week, about French absurdité, #MeToo, about tall basketball
players, and other nonsensical observations.

If you’re tired of our messed-up reality – almost all of us, I guess – than these stand-up comedy rockers are the ideal companions to ignore all the BS for a booze-filled while.
They know it’s only Rock ‘n LOL, but they like it. So should you.

Right here.
Right now.

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GLACIAL ERRATIC: Facebook

YOUNG FATHERS – New Soul-Funk-Drunk Album ‘HEAVY HEAVY’ Is The 1st Contender For Best Album Of 2023

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5 February 2023

Band: YOUNG FATHERS
Who: Blood-tingling Scottish dance-funk-punk trio that made a grand entrance
on the music scene when they won the 2014 Mercury Prize (an annual music
prize awarded for the best album released in the United Kingdom) with their
debut album Dead.

New album: HEAVY HEAVY – their 4th LP
Released: 3 February 2023. Order info here.


(Press photo YF – FB)

Info: Written and recorded over the course of three years, the longest time taken
on a Young Fathers album, Heavy Heavy is a tour de force from the Edinburgh trio.
An overarching theme of being human can be felt throughout the ten-track album, exploring the feelings of euphoria and rush of emotion experienced at the end of a struggle, a sense of fulfillment as a result of the toil and hard graft that life throws at everyone. An unashamedly soulful and heartfelt album, where the drums set the
scene throughout to transport the listener to a place of celebration and awakening.

NME: “The versatile Edinburgh trio continue their strong run of form with a passionate,
soulful and often mesmerising work. Anthemic, boundary-breaking pop.”
Score: 5/5.

TUTV: This is one of those remarkable records (one every 3 months or so) that
arouses from start to finish, with the cliché no fillers, all killers all over it. You hear
its sonic brilliance, you feel its dauntless vocality, you know it’s a magnum opus.

Heavy Heavy is an undisputable first-class work where vitalizing soul, ecstatic pop melodiousness and self-willed hip-hop come together in an organic, inventive way.
Funk-drunk virtuosity.

And throughout this diamond of a longplayer a modern-day gospel choir causes
an emotive euphoria that grows on you with every spin. Final verdict: this is the
1st contender for best LP of 2023. Fact!

Singles (so far): I Saw / Tell Somebody / Geronimo

– I SAW –
Stunning stomper

– TELL SOMEBODY –
Majestic chant

– GERONIMO –
Trip-hop lullaby

Full album stream.

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YOUNG FATHERS: Facebook – Instagram

THE WAEVE – A Saxy Modern-Day Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra Pairing – Debut LP Out Now

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3 February 2023

British duo THE WAEVE – aka Graham Coxon (Blur) and songstress
Rose Elinor Dougall – have their first collaborative, self-titled album
out today. Order info here.

NME talked with the pair about the longplayer.

DIY Magazine: “This self-titled debut from the pairing of Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and journeywoman songwriter Rose Elinor Dougall is a curious collection of contrasts. Most notably, that between the protagonists’ own voices; Rose’s a strong, smooth and often deep one with an almost RP accent; Graham’s his signature twang, faltering and vulnerable. The rough and the smooth rub up against each other – the squall of Graham’s guitar juxtaposed against slick brass, soaring strings or appearing just as the lyrical content threatens to veer into soppy territory… Cinematic in scope, often luscious in its arrangements, it’s a singular gem.”
Score: 4/5.

TUTV: Several tracks bring the thought to mind of Coxon-Dougall being a modern
day Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. As romantic, dreamy, and moony as the glam
stars were, but The Waeve explore other places too (alone or together), where it’s
rather darksome, misty and not glamorous at all.

Coxon‘s bedazzling saxophone play is everywhere. It creates a jazzy and smoky
night-bar coziness on the lullabies (Drowning / Over and Over / Undine), it glows on
the groovy hauntingness of Kill Me Again (one of the best singles of 2022 on Turn Up
The Volume
‘s list), Sleepwalking and Someone Up There, and it goes over the top on the head-spinning psych pace of Something Pretty and on the ballad Can I Call You that
turns into a prog-rock jam midway.

Different moods, different sonic textures, with matching vocal performances.
Back now to another couple of spins, to get even deeper into the versatile
layers at play here. Join me, it’s a riveting ride.

Key singles/clips: Kill Me Again / Drowning / Over and Over

– KILL ME AGAIN –
Stunning sax-groover

– DROWNING –
Shoegazy dream pop reverie

– OVER AND OVER –
Romantic, jazzy duet

Full album stream

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THE WAEVE: Website – Instagram

Hardcore Maniacs FUCKED UP Already Back With New Slam Dunk Album ‘ONE DAY’

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27 January 2023


(Press photo)

Band: FUCKED UP
Who: Ominous hard-core-noise warriors from Toronto making
electrical waves for 20 years now / 6 studio albums (new one incl.)

The Canadian noiseniks were very productive last year with no less than
4 LPs centered around the same theme Year Of The Horse and a couple
of EPs.

And only one month in the new year and the hardcore maniacs
already have a new longplayer to offer, baptized ONE DAY.

Press info: “With ‘One Day’, Fucked Up have delivered one of the most energizing and intricate albums of their career, a massive-sounding record that arrives in deceptively small confines. The Canadian hardcore legends have been known for their epic scale in the past, so it might be a surprise that Fucked Up’s sixth studio album is their shortest to date, written and recorded in the confines of one literal day (hence the title). Don’t mistake size for substance, though: The band’s sound has only gotten bigger, more hard-charging, with even denser thickets of melody.”

Mike Haliechuk (guitarist): “I wanted to see what I could record in literally one day.”

Damian Abraham (vocalist) It almost felt like it might be the last time I’d ever get
to record vocals for anything.”

TUTV: It’s back to their fuckin’ roots. Raw and rough, loud and Herculian, and
at times, yes, surprisingly catchy with strings! Final result: a power-core-house
juggernaut nailed in 24 studio hours.

What a day!

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FUCKED UP: Website – Instagram

It’s The End Of The Brexit World As North-Irish Guerrilla Act THE BARBITURATES Know It

Standout longplayers

26 January 2023

Artist: THE BARBITURATES

Who: A rare grungy psychedelic indie postpunk Dadaist
Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology, discordian, skizophonic rock act
from Derry city Ireland THE WORLDS ONLY GUERRILLA DIY
RIOT GUYRL BAND.

“We have to become alive through truth!!
Truth is love, freedom and respect.”

The Barbiturates is Geoff Street‘s bastard-punk baby. He produces,
assisted by some musically matching friends a multifarious mix of
all things post-punk and post-prog-rock and he looks like he’s ready
to start the ultimate revolution.

The Londonderry rebel has a new album out called SUPER CALLOUS FASCIST RACIST TORIES ARE ATROCIOUS. It’s almost the end of our messed-up world as we know it,
but read the album’s title again. Yes, the UK will be the first to go down according to
the spit-and-sneer attacks on the devastating Brexit catastrophe.

Want more clues about Street‘s state of mind. Check these song titles: False Idols / The Psychotic Tory Preservation Society / Pollitricks / Jesus & The Slave Chain / The Spaghetti Northwestern.

And the music? No, not some quickly cobbled-together protest noise going nowhere,
not at all. The 12 songs here, at play all stand tall, loud and proud. A mix of garage psycho-billy (False Idols / Timex / Comfort), some – yes – catchy pop tunes (You Can’t See Me, the title track with co-vocals by Tramp‘s North-Irish front Amazon, with utterly cool name Siânna Ní Laithbheartaigh) and several gloom-and-doom musings with a melancholic where have all the good times gone tone. Spot-on top stuff!

Buy this spellbinding record, it’ll be a great
companion for the depressing days to come.

Here via Bandcamp.


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To make the fun complete The Barbs have a ‘deluxe’
Westmonster Bonus Edition
of the album out.
Buy/stream here
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THE BARBS: Facebook

At 80 JOHN CALE Still Explores His Own Mind And Soul – New Album ‘MERCY’ Out Now

Standout longplayers

21 January 2023

No retirement for the 80-year-old JOHN CALE. He’s one of
the many musicians that will go on until their last breath.

The Welsh icon just released his 17th solo longplayer.
It’s called MERCY and is out via Double Six/Domino.

The album features a cool club of guests. Animal Collective, Sylvan
Esso, Laurel Halo, Tei Shi, Actress
, and yes, Fat White Family too.

Press info: “Cale’s first full album in a decade, moves through true dark-night-of-the-soul electronic torment toward vulnerable love songs and hopeful considerations for the future with the help of some of music’s most curious young minds. Cale has always searched for new ways to explore old ideas of alienation, hurt, and joy; Mercy is the latest transfixing find of this unsatisfied mind.”

UNCUT: “Mercy is the most out-there work Cale has made in some time. The presence of Cale’s voice – familiar, rich and avuncular – almost disguises just how radical much of the music is.” 9/10.

TUTV: No earworms, no feel good tunes, no pop hits. At 80 Cale still explores his mind and soul and he does it with shadowy introspections and chilling musings. Gloomy electronics create an obscure atmosphere and sometimes it feels like Cale is trapped in the labyrinth of his own psyche. You need several spins to get into the former VU legend’s world, but once you’re there the experience is spellbinding.

SINGLES: Night Crawling / Story Of Blood / Noise Of You

– NIGHT CRAWLING –

– STORY OF BLOOD –

– NOISE OF YOU –

FULL ALBUM

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TOUR

JOHN CALE: Bio – Discography – Instagram

Ardent Post-Punk Team THE MURDER CAPITAL Confirm Huge Potential With 2nd LP ‘GIGI’S RECOVERY’

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20 January 2023

Band: THE MURDER CAPITAL
Who: Irish, Dublin-based post-punk team

The Murder Capital made an instant impact with their 2019 debut
full-length When I Have Fears. They promise to do the same with
the follow-up LP GIGI’S RECOVERY will turn up on 20th January 2023.

James McGovern (frontman/lyricist) said to NME: “We’ve only got one record,
so there’s a lot left to write about. I feel like the sky’s the limit, really. When I strip
it all away though, my writing is just an endeavour to empathise, whether that’s
with myself or with others. To me, being vulnerable is at the forefront of what I do,
to allow other people to actually relate to or project upon whatever it is I’m expressing.
Love is a face at the party that you can’t really ignore.”


(James McGovern – photo by Turn Up The Volume – Pukkelpop Fest 2022)

NME: The Dublin band soar with an uncompromising second album loaded with heart and ideas. The Murder Capital may have arrived with a shout and a fist but they’re soaring now with nuance, ideas, a whole lot of heart and the first great guitar album of 2023. Anger is an energy, but love is strength. Score: 4/5.

TUTV: Piercing, deep-cutting emotions drenched in a capricious post-punk bath,
with hope and a future emerging in the end. Their star will rise way up with this
arousing opus.

Singles/clips: Ethel / ReturnMy Head / Only Good Things

– ETHEL –

– RETURN MY HEAD –

– ONLY GOOD THINGS –

Full album

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Tour 2023

THE MURDER CAPITAL: Facebook – Instagram

Scottish Pop Dream Tunesmiths BELLE AND SEBASTIAN Shine Brightly On New Surprise Album ‘LATE DEVELOPERS’

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14 January 2023

Scottish dream pop tunesmiths BELLE AND SEBASTIAN teased, out of the blue,
a new album – their 12th – with a single a couple of days ago (see below). The LP
is named LATE DEVELOPERS and landed yesterday.

Press info: “Arriving almost back-to-back with their acclaimed 2022 album A Bit of
Previous, Belle and Sebastian return with Late Developers a surprise new album arriving
Jan 13th. Recorded during the sessions for A Bit of Previous, the new album is a full-hearted embrace of the band’s brightest tendencies that is not only fresh and immediate but possessing of the groups tuneful ability to be there for you with the perfect word or melody for the moment.”

Pitchfork: “On the quick follow-up to last year’s A Bit of Previous, the Glasgow indie-pop
band’s on-the-fly energy and head-in-the-clouds musings collide in memorable and surprising ways.Late Developers, announced less than a week before its release, underlines Belle and Sebastian’s uncanny ability to keep coming out on top.”
Score: 7.5/10.


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

TUTV: Tune after after tune after tune. Very familiar but most of the time very
irresistible too (Will I Tell You A Secret / The Evening Star / I Don’t Know What You See
In Me / Do You Follow / When The Cinycs Stare Back From The Wall)
. Even after all these
years maestro Stuart Murdoch‘s pop songwriting expertise seems to be inexhaustible. Hats off. 8/10.

Single: I Don’t Know What You See In Me

Full Album

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: Facebook – Instagram

 

Still Fast And Furious – ANTI-FLAG Launch 13th LP ‘LIES THEY TELL OUR CHILDREN’

7 January 2023

Veteran Pittsburgh punks ANTI-FLAG emerged on the scene back in 1988.
They fabricated 12 LPs so far, and today they launched number 13, named
LIES THEY TELL OUR CHILDREN
.

Anti-Flag: “There’s no other way to put it; Lies They Tell Our Children is the best fucking
version of ANTI-FLAG we have ever been. We haven’t been afforded the privilege and ability to spend every day together writing and focusing on every detail of an album in well over a decade and I think you can feel that collaboration and collectiveness in these songs more than any other record of ours. That collaboration was only extrapolated on with the inclusion of the eight guests who are featured on the album, spanning genres, years of friendship, and a vast array of perspectives.

The album itself is the first conceptual album the band has ever done, spawned out of a compulsive need to not just comment on the dystopian corporate wasteland we all face but
to trace it back to the origin of this fate; the political policies, laws, cultural shifts, and lineage of injustice that have led us to the world we live in today.

Kerrang says: “Lies They Tell Our Children is a truly great and timely album from a band who continue to fearlessly, articulately and aggressively address the issues of the here and now. Put simply, Anti-Flag have never been more essential, on point or outright pissed off.” Score: 4/5.

TUTV: Anti-Flag still steam fast and furious on their new opus with
a tsunami of 11 uppercuts to ignite manic moshpits for your children
while they scream their heads off.

Key Singles (so far): Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die. / The Fight Of Our Lives

– LAUGH. CRY. SMILE. DIE. –

– THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES –

Album

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ANTI-FLAG: Facebook – All Albums