Night Lullaby With… THE KILLS And One Of The Best Ballads Ever

A starry night gem

18 April 2022

(photo by Turn Up The Volume – Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

I love this so much.

The song.
The clip.
The band.

‘The Last Goodbye’ by THE KILLS

It’s the last goodbye I swear
I can’t rely on a dime a day love that don’t go anywhere
I learn to cry for someone else
I can’t get by on an odds and ends love that don’t ever match up
I heard all you said and I took it to heart

I won’t forget I swear
I have no regrets for the past is behind me
Tomorrow reminds me just where

Can’t quite see the end
How can I rely on my heart if I break it with my own two hands?
I heard all you said and I love you to death
I heard all you said don’t say anything

It’s the last goodbye I swear
I can’t survive on a half-hearted love that will never be whole

THE KILLS: Facebook


1 December 2020

ALISON MOSSHART, half of the splendid The Kills, released her
first far-out solo tracks this year with Rise and It Ain’t Water.

And as so many artists did before, while sitting at home instead of being
on the road, Alison also came up with a cover. She picked State Trooper,
a haunting masterstroke from Bruce Springsteen‘s 1982 album Nebraska.

In an interview with Forbes she said: “One of my favorite car songs, which I just
covered and I f**king love is “State Trooper,” by Bruce Springsteen. I’m obsessed with
that song. I just can sit and sing it all day. I love how cinematic it is, I love it’s so visual.
So that may be my favorite car song.”
Full interview here.

Here we go, Alison

Bruce‘s version…


Happy Birthday To Two Giant Voices ALISON MOSSHART and MARK LANEGAN – Why Not A Duet, Guys?

25 November 2020

The wonderful, Florida-born Alison Nicole Mosshart of THE KILLS, one of my favorite rock bands ever turned 42 yesterday. She was also the captivating blues voice of Jack White’s The Dead Weather and part of countless one-time collaborations. Utterly cool
vox and persona and a dazzling performer on stage, as I experienced myself several times.

Here are two big ones to celebrate…



THE KILLS: Facebook

And the darkest crooner around Mark William Lanegan was born 56 years ago today
in Ellensburg, Washington. He started his remarkable career in 1985 with grunge band Screaming Trees (1985-2000), was a notable voice on a couple of LPs of stone cowboys Queens Of The Stone Age, made an impressive series of solo albums and was/still is a guest vocalist who worked with tons of artists.

Two big ones to celebrate…

(With Screaming Trees)

(From 2019 album Somebody’s Knocking)

As they are probably the most wanted guest vocalists on this
planet, why not doing a duet together? Hello Alison? Hello Mark?

(both photos by Turn Up The Volume!)

Hells Bells – Turn Up The Volume’s 15 KNOCKOUT TRACKS For MAY 2020!

This past month’s best…

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A maddening cocktail of roaring rippers and sassy strokes.
Fifteen jackhammers that heated up my isolation days!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout May Team!

‘Skimmington Ride’ by SEX SWING (UK)
Apocalyptic and intimidating barnstormer matching these science-fiction-like times.
Contender-of-the-year single from their contender-of-the-year album TYPE II. Yeah!

‘Behajung’ by ELEFANT (Belgium)
Exotic designed title track of Belgian’s Krautsludge and sound-exploring crusaders from their new Sturm und Drang longplayer. Shake your belly and pirouette yourself dizzy. Fab!

‘Mr. Motivator’ by IDLES (UK)
Punk rebels hit again with riff crazy corker made to start crowded moshpits at gigs. Bingo!

‘Control’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)
Watch frontwoman Amyl Taylor‘s head almost explode. From live EP Live At The Croxton.

‘Crossbow’ by TAMAR APHEX (Israel)
A shattering juggernaut, dynamized by a rattling machine-gun drum and a mind-blowing bass vibrancy. A 24 Karat score you’ll have on repeat for quite a while. Flabbergasting!

Resplendent roaring ‘n’ roll jingle having a vertiginous effect on your limbs. From
the band’s multifaceted, rad self-titled debut album. Advice: play this very loud!

‘Celebration’ by RHYS BLOODJOY (Manchester, UK)
Electro-industrial madness mixed with psycho wave lunacy. Bloodcurdling synths whipped up by a bone-chilling cadence. From stunning debut album Human​​.​​Pattern​​.​​Repeat.

‘I’m Not Getting Excited’ by THE BETHS (New-Zealand)
A boiling ripsnorter pushed by rattling riffs, heated hooks, and lively licks. Supersonic!

‘Suck My Mind’ by CHEMTRAILS (UK)
High-voltage roller fueled by ruthless percussion, guitar extravaganza, 60s organs and ecstatic vocals. From their fresh must-hear album The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable.

‘Just Friends’ by SMALLTOWN TIGERS (Italy)
The Stooges fronted by Joan Jett with the Ramones sniffin’ glue in the producer’s room. Riot girls firework from Italy. Check their mad debut longplayer Five Things. 1-2-3-4!

‘Seed Of Evil’ by BLACK NEEDLE NOISE (Norway)
A colossal, diabolic electronic drone thumping mercilessly as a brain-fucking hammer causing thunder and lighting electricity. Be ready, Armageddon is just around the corner.

‘Black Love’ by UNRULY GIRLS (Italy)
Head-twisting sledgehammer as dark as the night. Jaw-dropping industrial killer from their new, storming Epidemic album. A decibels-loaded beast of a record! Sonic nightmare!

‘Fresh Air’ by GREAT HARE (Sweden)
Electric-powered slacker swagger, glimmering guitars, glowing vocals, and a tenacious chorus. Impossible to resist. Probably the best piece of this Swedish quartet. Top stuff!

Furious. Red-hot-angry. Discombobulated. Pulverizing and disordered. You can burn
your poor ears by listening to this crashing bang. Let that be a loud and clear warning!

‘It Ain’t Water’ by ALISON MOSSHART (US)
When the lady sings the blues. Second striking solo single from The Kill’s wonderful singer.

All together on Spotify

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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The Astonishing ALISON MOSSHART Drops Another Solo Track – Listen To ‘IT AIN’T WATER’…

New sonic impulses…

14 May 2020

The amazingly cool ALISON MOSSHART (The Kills / Dead Weather) released
her buzzworthy debut solo single Rise last month. And here’s another piece.
IT AIN’T WATER is an immersing mixed emotions ballad. Transfixing and gripping.
The track will appear on a 7″ single, out this summer.

The lady sings the blues…

Also on Spotify


(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

THE KILLS Songstress ALISON MOSSHART Reveals First Striking Solo Track – Here’s ‘RISE’…

New sonic impulses

10 April 2020

The utterly cool ALISON MOSSHART, longtime vocalist of utterly cool band The Kills
and frontwoman of one of Jack White’s side projects The Dead Weather, just revealed
her first solo single ‘RISE’. A solid, passionate and bluesy ripper.

The song goes back to 2013. “I didn’t ever forget it. I remember right where I was when
I wrote it, sitting at my desk in London, missing someone badly.”
she said.

She also put a message on The Kills FB-page regarding the release of Rise: “I’m real
happy to announce I have a new single out today! In the spirit of getting thru the strangest
time on earth, and wildly searching for grace and silver linings, I hope this song might extend
to you some strength and positive vibes right now, and maybe even make house arrest a little more sonically groovy. Out on Domino Records now and available where ever you listen to music. Stay safe. Stay home. Blast music.”

The accompanying video, edited by Mosshart, contains footage of herself at home and from a recent trip to Los Angeles. She says she’s been learning video editing during her time in self-quarantine.

Here we go…




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

2 April 2019

Los Angeles‘ popular pop trio MINI MANSIONS (with musicians of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and The Last Shadow Puppets) release their new, third album ‘GUY WALKS INTO A BAR…‘ on 26th July. Last week they dropped new single ‘HEY LOVER‘ featuring the wonderful ALISON MOSSHART (The Kills, The Dead Weather and countless collaborations).
A sad love tune with a 60s feel-good vibe. The band just shared a video clip for the song.

Mosshart had fun doing it she said: “What a modern/old school music video, you know? My role in this video took approximately an hour (modern), 2 cigarettes and half a bottle of wine (old school). I am quite pleased with the results.” Watch it here…