THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 37

Every week Turn Up The Volume‘s selects 7 new
firecrackers that burned his greedy ears the past 7 days…

1. ‘Hertz’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)

Last week punkette Amyl and her Sniffers dropped their second smashing
album Comfort To Me on Planet Earth with ‘Hertz‘ as one of the razzle-dazzle jackhammers.

Time for some kangaroo pogo, all you punks out there…

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2. ‘Beautiful James’ by PLACEBO (UK)

Placebo‘s first single in 5 years.

Brian Molko (frontman): “If the song serves to irritate the squares and the
uptight, so gleefully be it. But it remains imperative for me that each listener
discovers their own personal story within it – I really don’t want to tell you
how to feel.”

Come in, James…

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3. ‘Valentine’ by SNAIL MAIL

Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail throws her 2nd album,
titled Valentine at the world on 5th November.

Jordan: “I wanted to take as much time as possible with this record to
make sure I was happy with every detail before unleashing it unto y’all.
Referring to the process as the deepest level of catharsis and therapy I
have ever experienced would be a huge understatement. Valentine is
my child!”

Here comes Jordan‘s macabre side. Only for cannibals
(go directly to YT via the link below)…

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4. ‘Haven’t Been Doing So Well’ by FRANK TURNER

Another rockin’ taster from Turner‘s upcoming
full-length FTHC, out 22 February 2022.

Turner: “It’s been a difficult time for a lot of people and their
mental health, myself included, and discussing that openly is
important to me, so this is a song about anxiety and the
struggles that come with that.”

Sick and tired…

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5. ‘DiE4u’ by BRING ME THE HORIZON (UK)

The metalcore junks with another bomb,
part of their Post Human EP series.

Dance along with the creeps…

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6. ‘Playing The Part’ by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (New York)

The band’s new EP titled ‘Hologram: Destroyed & Disassembled’ will
see the light of day on the next Record Store Day, 26th November.

The first track ‘Playing The Part’ is a rather surprisingly
smooth cut for New York’s psych-o-delic gravediggers.

Feel the vibe here…

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7. Body​/​Dilloway​/​Head by Body​/​Dilloway​/​Head (USA)

This side project of former Sonic Youth queen Kim Gordon and
avant-garde guitarist Bill Nace will release its second LP in November.
The duo teamed up with Aaron Dilloway for this one.

Here’s the title track.

Instrumental, otherwordly, and spellbinding…


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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS With Another Boisterous Banger From Upcoming LP

New sonic impulses


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

8 September 2021

Band: AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
Who:  Hot Australian engine
that hit the scene in 2016

New album: COMFORT TO ME
Second LP after their crazy self-titled debut (2019)
Out: 10th September 2021 – order info here

New Single: HERTZ

Amyl wants you to take her to the beach and to the country
she shouts over and over again. I’ll do that any day if only she
asked me to do so. Anyway, this is another boisterous banger
going through the roof.

Old skool punk ‘n’ roll? You betcha. Any good? You betcha.

Here’s why…

AMYL & THE SNIFFERS: Facebook

New album COMFORT TO ME out 10th September

Turn Up The Volume’s 20 KNOCKOUT TRACKS Of The Month – JULY 2021

Turn Up The Volume‘s 15 Knockout Tracks for May 2021!
A storming stream of rattling rippers and jagged jams…

All together on Spotify…

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One by one…

‘AMERICAN COCKROACH’ by DEAP VALLY (Los Angeles)
Deap Vally is back at their rock-blues meanest. Steaming,
intimidating, and totally fired-up. Touchdown!

The title track from their second EP of the year.

Drop the bomb on me
Drop the bomb on me
I got armor on me Feed me anarchy
I am perfect, Evolutionary
You can’t kill me,
The world belongs to me


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‘GUIDED BY ANGELS’ by AMYL & THE SNIFFERS (Australia)
Amyl rants again like a riot-gun rap punkette on an all-conquering mission.
From the gunslingers’ new, second album Comfort To Me, out in September.

Make way, folks, here she comes…

‘HEAT’ by WHISPERING SONS (Belgium)
This is the best Whispering Sons crackerjack my ears ever heard. Haunting, chilling,
and catchy as hell. This is a mad motherrocker with frontwoman Fenne sounding like
a female Scott Walker. A speedy stomper. Bingo!

From their 2nd album Several Others.

Turn up the heat here…

‘ZOOM ZOOM’ by TOYAH (Birlingham, UK)
With beloved husband Robert Fripp, Toyah puts up a hilarious cover show every Sunday
for months now, but now she’s back in her own special way. Zoom Zoom rattles and rolls with funky flair, hip-shaking hooks, and glamorous gusto. This sticks all the way. Score!

From her upcoming album Posh Pop, out 27th August.

Start a revolution, talk like Andy Warhol and become a millionaire here…

‘OH!’ by THE LINDA LINDAS (Los Angeles)
After going viral with previous single Racist, Sexist Boy the young Riot grrls hit again with
a pithy pop-punk roller that thunders ahead from the flashy get-go and rushes to its hurrah finale.

Pretty cool, pretty wild, pretty Lindas…

‘I, MORON’ by LOVELY EGGS feat. Stooges icon Iggy Pop
The menacing way immortal icon Iggy Pop pronounces moron several times, makes
you desperately hope you’re not one, all the more so that a jackhammer is drilling
along Pop‘s intimidating tone. Bang-on stunner!

Moron, moron, moron…

‘COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN’ by REAL SICKIES (Edmonton, Canada)
No brakes. No special effects. Only red-hot-blooded hullabaloo. Louder than
the Ramones. Sickies don’t talk, they roar. Sickies don’t pretend, they are 4 real.
Real Sickies are for rockers, for punks, and for noisemakers. Hallelujah!

From their smoking new album Love Is For Lovers.

Play this loud, very loud…

‘BLAME IT’ by MARLOW (East Sussex, UK)
I have had this instant knockout on repeat since I discovered it last week.
A solid gold stormer “about the lack of communication in relationships and
how people try to avoid responsibility for their issues by shifting the blame onto
others and coming up with excuses.

Its sticky pop melodiousness, its hefty panache, its passionate vocals, and
its fiery chorus are simply irresistible. Don’t blame Marlow. They rock big time!
One of the best singles of 2021! Fact!

Here‘s why…

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‘WHEN THE WHIP GOES CRACK’ by THE BATTERY FARM (UK)
This spine-chilling, self-flagellation outcry sizzles like a vicious serpent. Prepare yourself
for a demons-inflicted nervous breakdown, for a jagged jam that makes the hair in your neck stand up. Slowly but surely the intensity goes up and the insanity kicks in. Infuriating powers take over until the out-of-breath end. Goodness, gracious!

Get impressed right here…

‘DEFEND YOUR TEMPLE’ by TYPHOID ROSIE (Brooklyn)
Imagine imperishable rockers Green Day fronted by a rousing female fury.
A loud and clear feminist you better not mess with her. This punk ‘n slam
stonker will get you out of your lazy couch in a blink of an eye.

From the band’s upcoming LP Queen Of Swords.

Wham! Bloody bam…


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‘OLD JOE’ by SEADOG (Brighton, UK)
Old Joe moves and grooves from the kick-off. Its ongoing Krautrock-like hypnotizing spell, its energizing synth mesmerism, its repetitive beat, its echoing vocals, all contribute to the psychedelic impact of this exciting trip. Once you’ve joined the ride, you won’t get off. Clear-cut crackerjack!

Experience the vibrant vibe…

‘MAKE UP YOUR DAMN MIND’ by SINGLE RUIN (Brighton, UK)
Swirling electro-pop with an unwavering ongoing bass beat à la Modest Mouse that gets under your skin before turning and twisting surprisingly towards the end. Fascinating piece! From the new 7-track EP Unique.

Tune in here…

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‘TIME TRAVEL‘ by PARTEFACTS (Berlin, Germany)
Imagine: Hundreds of sweaty bodies dancing hyperkinetically in a shadowy Berlin discotheque on a feverish Saturday night. Everybody minds their own business,
everybody ignores the pandemic reality for a while. Funky shake-your-booty bangers
like these are ravishing and rapturous. Exactly what we need right now.

Get up and go gaga ..

‘THE EAR FAIRY’ by MONSIEUR POMPIER’S TRAVELLING FREAKSHOW (Dublin, Ireland)
Puzzling eccentricity by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Freaks Club Band. This town ain’t big enough for Sparks and Mister Pompier jumping out-t of-the-normality box with synth-asia pop. Don’t worry, be a weirdo and do the French cancan.

From the new bizarro album Teatime Terrors.

Start the show here…

‘HONEY I BELIEVE’ by TRICKSHOOTER SOCIAL CLUB (Chicago)
This first upbeat single made my fingers snap, my feet tap, and my head twist from the flaming get-go. This rollin’ ripper gets under your skin and in your veins without asking permission, and, trust me, you’ll love it. Clear your room and lose yourself.

Move here to the beat…

‘DIG ME UP’ by HANNAH ROBINSON (England)
The rock swagger of Sheryl Crow, the melodramatic richness of
Florence Welch, and a vivid voice as imposing as St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The combination of those envigorating elements leads to emotional
resurrection. Dig Me Up is Robinson’s sonorous and liberating triumph.

Press play here…


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‘FRIENDLY IS BETTER’ by WOLF VANWYMEERSCH (Belgium)
Wolf could be the singer of Belgian top band Balthazar, Wolf could be the unknown
brother of Bonnie “Prince” Billy, but at the end of the day, Wolf is Wolf. After his wistful debut single Not To he continues his musing journey, on his horse, with this slo-mo meditation. Friendly is better, Wolf is better.

Catch the friendly mood here…

‘ALL THE LOVE YOU GIVE‘ by THE FOREIGN FILMS (Canada)
After a bang bang bang intro, you enter Beatles territory. Melodic splendor polyphonic harmonies and All You Need Is Love trumpets. This is 60s pop splendor at its sunlit finest. Feels like we’ll have new flowers in our hair this summer. The swinging sixties spirit. Lovely!

New album Starlight Serenade out today.

Enjoy the sun here…


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‘THE LIONS DEN‘ by TMCF (UK)
A shadowy dream-tune with a rotating rhythm making you run to the first dance
floor you find around. Pirouette yourself dizzy, folks, and forget these viral lion’s
den times for 339 seconds. Trust me, it helps to activate your body’s movements.

Make your best moves here…

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‘REMEMBER WE WHERE LOVERS’ by Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth
Surprising collaboration between the frontman of Primal Scream and front lady of Savages. They bring those 60s melancholia stars Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood back to life, and it works wonderfully. Dim the light and hit some candles. From the new album Utopian Ashes.

Time to relax…

See/hear you next month, music junkies…