Live Strong Forever – Two Smiths Reunite On Anthemic BLITZ VEGA Chant

Daily electricity to load your batteries

22 November 2022

BLITZ VEGA is the band of Andy Rourke, the former bassist of Manchester‘s
indie icons The Smiths and Happy Mondays’ guitarist Kav Blaggers.

They started their project on Xmas day in 2017
and let the world know it in 2019 with 3 singles.

The tandem is back now with a new piece named STRONG FOREVER
featuring guitar hero Johnny Marr reuniting with his old bandmate
since the split of The Smiths in 1987.

Kav:  “What began life as a theme for a campaign against discrimination in football
evolved into a broader message appropriate to the challenging times we live in. We all
seem to be fighting to survive, but it’s not too late. There are lots of good people on this
planet who want to do something positive, big or small, it’s just hard to notice them
sometimes with all the noise. But now’s the time to make some kind of difference if
you can.”

Rourke: “I wanted exactly what Johnny does. He has a very distinctive sound, and
that’s what he did. We love what he brought to the track. Marr and I remained friends,
we’ve known each other since we were 13 years old. He’s my oldest and dearest friend
and I feel our friendship gets stronger as time passes.”

TUTV: Strong Forever has that glorious and optimistic perspective of Oasis‘ 1993
classic Live Forever. Amidst all the shit going on the past few years (pandemic, war, economic crisis, the resurrection of racism, sexism, intolerance with the help of far-right leaders) this sickly cathcy chant reflects some welcome light at the end of a troubled tunnel. They’re is only one way to get through these worrying times and that’s with spiritual and unbiased unity. Blitz Vega knows, we all know. We need to act now.

All together

We have the love
We got the power
We’re in it together
Strong forever

Also st(r)eaming on Spotify

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BLITZ VEGA: Facebook – Instagram

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For NOVEMBER 2019…

Best eleven knockout tracks on repeat this past month…

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A swirling fusion of rhapsodic rippers and cool crackerjacks,
that activated our bloodstream and our limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout November Team!

1. ‘I’m The Man’ by JEHNNY BETH
Banging drums filled electro smack that makes you want to feel, not think…

2. ‘LA Vampire’ by BLITZ VEGA (UK)
A buzzing guitar-driven stunner with a glam touch, a dazzling chorus, and a vital roll.


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3. ‘Falter’ by EMPTY FRIEND (London, UK)
A thunderous motherrocker of a jackhammer fulminating viciously like a voracious beast.

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4. ‘Losing’ by BLACK MONSOON (The Netherlands)
A roaring steamroller fueled by maniacal riffs, weighty drums/bass, and raging vocals.

5. ‘Civilians’ by deux furieuses (London, UK)
One of the most poignant outbursts from their new album ‘My War Is Your War’


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6. ‘Virgin Soul’ by WINDSHAKE (Swansea, UK)
A stomping ripper with a swaggering boogie-woogie blues groove. Hell yeah!

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7. ‘Sonic Difference’ by RUBBER VELVET (Wales)
A guitar loaded stonker that glows and flames resistlessly, with an infectious chorus. Top!

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8.’Hollow Spheres’ by TALKBOY (Leeds, UK)
Solid gold pop excellence reminding me of Arcade Fire‘s driving pithiness and vocal vivacity.


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9. ‘Comfort Fools’ by RAVELLAS (Wigan, UK)
A hot-blooded and burning mid-tempo rocker with a monumental chorus to scream along.


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10. ‘Electric Dreams of Tokyo’ by WHITE ELEPHANT ORCHESTRA (Los Angeles, US)
Swirling vibe, festive elation, ecstatic electro tune! Get up and shake your hips…

11. ‘Matador’ by THE HOWLERS (London, UK)
Flashing guitar-driven rocker with an overall spellbinding resonance. Flaming stroke!…


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All 11 together on Spotify

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Fresh Veteran Duo BLITZ VEGA Launched Brand New Buzzing Single – Here’s ‘LA VAMPIRE’…

New sonic impulses

13 November 2019

BLITZ VEGA is a brand new collaboration between Andy Rourke, former bassist of indie legends The Smiths and KAV who helped Happy Mondays‘ mad frontman Shaun Ryder to reform his 24 hour party people band back in 2010.

The pair just released their new firing single called ‘LA VAMPIRE’ from their upcoming full length. A buzzing guitar-driven stunner with a glam touch, a dazzling chorus and an overall fast-paced, vital and invigorating roll. You will have this dynamic vibrancy on repeat for a while. Absolutely!

Here’s why…


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BLITZ VEGA: Facebook