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…


THE KILLS cover WILLIE NELSON – Alison in Wonderland…


Alison Mosshart & Jamie Hince
covering 1961 ballad CRAZY
by country star Willie Nelson


…in a studio in Chicago (2012)
stripped to the bone
adorable and magical
Alison in Wonderland

I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so lonely
I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so blue
I knew that you’d love me as long as you wanted
And then some day you’d leave me for somebody new

Worry, why do I let myself worry
Wondering what in the world did I do
I’m crazy for thinking that my love could hold you
I’m crazy for trying and crazy for crying
And I’m crazy for loving you

I’m crazy for thinking that my love could hold you
I’m crazy for trying and crazy for crying
And I’m crazy for loving you


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