From Rock Roar To Hardcore And Back – COCAINE PISS Unleash New Slam Dunk ‘BAD KID’

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11 March 2022

Who: Smoking-hot 4-piece from Luik, Belgium
fronted by the unwearying Amazon Aurélie Poppins
Active: Since 2013
Albums: The Pool (2015), The Dancer (2016)
and Passionate and Tragic (2019).

Poppins: “We’ve been recording new songs for the first time
in a while. And a bunch of shows to come! We feel like dry plants
that just got rehydrated. Life is flowing lovelovelove.”

New single: BAD KID

Turn Up The Volume: Cocaine Piss rockin’ out? You betcha. Cocaine Piss still hardcorin’ out? You betcha. It all happens in one slam dunk. A dirty mid-tempo groove with Aurélie Poppins singing as a don’t-mess-with-me post-punk grrrl, quickly followed by the demonic she-devil in her screaming her way out. Then it’s back to the sexy start before hitting hard again. Holy bloody smoke! I love this shit! I love this mad motherrocker. Cocaine Piss rule… again.

New credo: love your friends / burn the system /
be unmanageable / and cowboy boots always ❤

She is a bad kid
Only doing stuff on her terms
She’s a bad kid
Unmanageable and stubborn as hell
Bad kid
Loving as if her world was enchanting
Bad kid
She’s a bad kid

I’m sure you know who the bad-ass kid is.

These boots are made for walking…


Recorded and mixed by Laurent Eyen at Koko Studio in Liège
Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service
Artwork by Thierry Tönnes

(live photos by Turn Up The Volume)

ROOTS & ROSES FESTIVAL in Belgium – Five Scorching Acts Recommended By TURN UP THE VOLUME!…

12 April 2018

If you’re hooked on terrific blues licks, boiling garage rock and modern folk firework then ROOTS & ROSES Festival is, unquestionably, the place to be. When? 1 May 2018. Where? Lessines, Belgium . This year’s line-up is probably the best ever. Info & tickets right here.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s must-see/hear acts…

1/ THE DARTS (Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA)
Who: Utterly cool garage cats released their inflammable debut LP Me.Ow. last year
Why: They’re sensual, sultry and sexy and claw like the best when they hit a stage…
More info: Facebook – Interview with TUTV
Music, maestro, please

2/ YAK (London)
Who: Young brats producing a hurricane hullabaloo on their debut LP Alas Salvation
Why: Last year they invaded Brussels with a big bang. I want to get knocked out again
More info: Facebook
Music, maestro, please

3/ COCAINE PISS (Liege, Belgium)
Who: 4-headed hardcore trashers
Why: they’ll crush your brain with the help of a mad saxophonist…
More info: Facebook
Music, maestro, please

4/ TJENS MATIC (Belgium)
Who: Belgian icon Arno playing crackers from 2 former bands Tjens Couter & TC.Matic
Why: Arno is a monument, one of the last original motherfuckers…
More: Website
Music, maestro, please

5/ TONY JOE WHITE (Oak Grove, Louisiana, US)
Who: Living blues/country/swamp rock legend…
Why: Because TJW is an essential musician in the history of the blues
Link: Facebook
Music, maestro, please

See you over there, music junkies…

COCAINE PISS With Another Earth-Shaking Experience And First Gig For New Bass Player FARIDA AMADOU…

COCAINE PISS – Juvenes Club, Zele (Belgium) – 24 February 2018

If you’re a dedicated Turn Up The Volume! follower you’ll know that we’re hooked on Belgium’s hardcore junkies COCAINE PISS. This 4-headed punk machine is definitely
the coolest, most outspoken and noisiest gang in a very long time. They are not about traditional songwriting. They are about head-smashing havoc. They are not dealing with the birds and the bees. They deal with borderline emotions. Their sonic blasts rarely last more than 2 minutes. Demonic, savage and plain-spoken. A mighty tumultuous and deeply committed unit, fronted by the incomparable Aurélie Poppins who loves to communicate directly with the audience, eye-to-eye and head-to-head. You just become an obsessed fan after the first acquaintance. If you’re living on the planet of Mars and never heard of them here’s a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious idea of their merciless energy with a very special guest…

Last Saturday the band played their first show with new, wonderful bass player FARIDA AMADOU . It was another explosive encounter, another half hour of extreme passion and roaring detonations. Here’s the tornado in pictures…

Welcome Farida

“I have my eyes on you…”

Wham bam, bloody big bang

While my guitar fiercely weeps

Back in two seconds

Play that funky bass

This is no fashion show

Second LP THE DANCER in full…

COCAINE PISS: Facebook – You Tube / Label: Hypertension Records

(all concert pics by JL/Turn Up The Volume!)


COCAINE PISS – Belgium’s Noise Sensation Shares New Clip For ‘HAPPINESS’…

Clips that will impress your ears and your eyes…


‘Happiness’ by COCAINE PISS

Last September spectacular drone punks COCAINE PISS from Liege, Belgium released their dynamite debut album ‘The Dancer’ produced by legendary noise expert Steve Albini. The band went all the way to his famous Chicago studio to can the record. Result: fourteen primal scream explosions in twenty-one minutes. And even better than this thunderous
LP are the band’s concerts. Led by the amazing, socially outspoken borderline frontgirl
Aurélie Poppins, always communicating with members of the crowd eye-to-eye, the band are a smashing body/mind experience when playing live. To keep the heat going they just shared a mad clip for one of the dynamite thwacks on the album. Here’s HAPPINESS

COCAINE PISS: A live review – Facebook

Album ‘The Dancer’ – 14 explosions, 21 minutes – stream on Bandcamp

(concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

Earthquake in AMSTERDAM – Here’s One Of The Maddest Live Bands On The Planet… COCAINE PISS


Yesterday (Friday 30 December) I decided last minute to drive to Amsterdam (2 1/2 drive)
to see COCAINE PISS (again). One of this year’s most spectacular and maddest live bands. They played there as part of a mini indoor festival in the legendary Paradiso venue and I returned early this morning, after four hours of sleep, to attend a family lunch back home in Belgium. Like my wife always says: ‘you feel nervous when things go normal‘. It was another mind-boggling experience but I’m actually too tired to write a decent review and I need to join a New Year’s Eve diner in a couple of hours. But for you out there who never heard of this earthshaking four-piece you can check my review of their far-out performance in Brussels earlier this month here.  And with this clip you surely will get an idea of their smashing thunder…

But before leaving you, and the year 2016, here are some of my pics of yesterday’s explosion in the small upper hall of Paradiso with frontwoman Aurélie Poppins doing
what she does best… going totally mental! Hell Bloody Hell! Yeah..










COCAINE PISS‘ 2016 debut album THE DANCER…

COCAINE PISS: Facebook – Hypertension Records