OUT TODAY! Sharp Cutting Debut Album By British Post Punks CROSS WIRES – Here’s ‘A LIFE EXTINCT’…

Just released!

1 November 2019

Band: Cross Wires

Who: Committed 4-piece post punk force from Bethnal Green/Romford, UK

Album: A Life Extinct – the band’s debut LP

Released: 1 November 2019

Sound: This is a band that tackles the grim times we experience with a biting potency
that triggers every tense nerve in your body and awakes your troubled mind with their nervous, fanatical and burning dynamic that cuts like a brand new Swiss knife. This is a band that cares, a band that roars about what they care, a band that matters, a band on the top of its hot-tempered game. This is a record about 2019. This is non-stop edginess! This is a bang on debut! Without a shadow of a doubt one of the best of the year!

Stream album here…


A LIFE EXTINCT available on Bandcamp and iTunes

CROSS WIRES Share Brand New Blazing Track From Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘HOW TO DETOX SMOKERS LUNGS’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

28 September 2019

Back in December 2017 British post punks CROSS WIRES released a selection of their first thrilling recordings on a mini-album, titled Living In A Radio City, but soon they’ll unleash their proper debut longplayer ‘A Life Extinct’, out this Autumn.

Early August the group launched the furious lead-single. A two-faceted killer stroke called Paradise Club 1953 and here’s new cut number two. The weirdly named ‘HOW TO DETOX SMOKERS LUNGS’ has the band’s signature tone too. That nervous, fanatical and burning dynamic that cuts like a brand new Swiss knife. Yep, here’s another cutting corker that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Here comes the biting fever…


Great artwork of new album A LIFE EXTINCT / Paradise Club 1953 also on Spotify

(ps: Turn Up The Volume gave up smoking – 2 packs a day –
5 years ago / I wonder how my lungs look like…)

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

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervent fusion of robust rippers and striking strokes.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout August Team

1. ‘Going Norway’ by GIRL BAND (Ireland)
Spine-chilling havoc hitting your bones and triggering all of your nerves…

2. ‘Night Of The Nihilist’ by MEXICAN RADIO (Berlin based)
The perfect banging and booming jackhammer for Doomsday. Hell yeah!…

3. ‘Disturbed Pair’ by MEMORY KEEPERS (Texas, US)
A flashing modern-day disco soundscape with an overwhelming flamboyance…

4. ‘Something Special’ by THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT (Dublin, Ireland)
Tremendously tantalizing and highly energising love declaration. Top score!…

5. ‘Keep Smiling’ by SWIMMING WITH BEARS (Austin, Texas, US)
This is punchy, sticky and joyous fervency we absolutely need in these troubled times…

6. ‘Awkward’ by GHOST CAR (London, UK)
This thrilling engine buzzes and rushes like the best with this expeditious steamroller…

7. ‘Paradise Club 1953’ by CROSS WIRES (Bethnal Green/Romford, UK)
Intensive dynamism, hypnotizing effect and flaming furiosity. Bingo!…

8. ‘Spanners For Hands’ by ROXY GIRLS
This riff oiled gunslingers are about wayward guitar exuberance and amplified vivacity…

9. ‘Anxiety’ by BIG TIME KILL (Boston, MA, US)
Thunder and lighting synth firework with a doom and gloom impact…

10. ‘Dust’ by SHALLOW WAVES (Toronto, Canada)
Slow-burning psych-o-delic eruption moving viciously like a nasty snake…

11. ‘Silent’ by BERRIES (London, UK)
An electrified stonker that hits your eager ears forthwith. Hot-tempered stroke!…

All together on Spotify…

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British Post Punks CROSS WIRES Amaze With New Single ‘PARADISE CLUB 1953’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

5 August 2019

Turn Up The Volume featured sturdy quartet CROSS WIRES – from Bethnal Green/Romford, UK – several times before as their razor-sharp post punk inspired outpourings hit bullseye frequently. Back in December 2017 they issued a selection of their first recordings via a mini-album called Living In A Radio City. But now the band is about to launch their first proper full length, titled ‘A Life Extinct’, out this Autumn.

Ahead of it comes amazing lead-single ‘PARADISE CLUB 1953‘. Musically definitely a
giant leap forward. The band, unmistakably, have broadened their musical boundaries. This new track is a two-faceted killer stroke, with a sort of sonic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde approach. It all starts with a long slow-burning perfervid intro turning into a heated flare-up, only to restart the intensive dynamism of the irascible intro and repeat its hypnotizing impact until furiosity hits again. Top stuff! Tune in here…


Great artwork of new album A LIFE EXTINCT / Paradise Club 1953 also on Spotify

British Punk Force CROSS WIRES Release Sturdy ‘LIVING IN A RADIO CITY’ Album…

When we can’t get enough of it…

‘Living In a Radio City’ by CROSS WIRES

This 4-headed 70s punk-inspired unit CROSS WIRES has produced some hefty uppercuts, over the past few years, sounding like they were written back in the glory days of legends The Clash, The Jam and Buzzcocks but performed with a grim intensity and a barbed wire fury that is totally 2017! Yes, the year in which intolerance, racism, sexism and inequality reared its ugly heads… again. The year in which the far-right orientated political leaders of the so-called civilized Western world fucked up badly. Therefore bands like this, driven by passion, anger and honesty are very welcome. The band describes their first full length modestly as a ‘mini-album’. To my ears it’s actually a ‘best-of-so-far’ including the agitated AA-side single ‘I Want Radio/Pink Dogs’. This time the cliché ‘Punk’s Not Dead‘ is damn true. Here we go, 1-2-3-4!…

CROSS WIRES: Facebook –  Twitter

The band will invest all proceeds from this one in recording their proper debut LP next year...

SEVEN IN THE MIX! 7 Crackers For Week 15…


A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven towering tracks I played on repeat these past days
Seven stirring strokes to feed body & soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!

1/ ‘Gravedancer’ by BLACK CAT REVUE (Glasgow, Scotland)
Striking sixties guitar psychedelia driven by an electrifying, harmonic and melodic flow. Already notorious for their ferocious live sets the band will soon release their debut EP.

BLACK CAT REVUE: Facebook – Twitter

2/ ‘Too Much To Love’ by TOMZACK (London, UK)
A mind-twisting electro trash groove with a dark and scathing cadence and scary vocals all over it will explode viciously in the end. You’ll love this filth! Hell yeah! Smashing debut!

TOMZACK: Facebook – Strong Island Recordings

3/ ‘Flesh’ by MELT DUNES (Portsmouth, UK)
A nasty motorik monster pushed by crushing guitars, excitatory synths and agitated vocals. This roaring mind fucker will mess up your head the way you like it! Ace stroke!

MELT DUNES: Facebook – Twitter – Strong Island Recordings

4/ ‘We Call The Shots’ by CROSS WIRES (London, UK)
New flaming blitzkrieg single injected with a razor-sharp seventies punk
intensity. Smoking outburst from the band’s upcoming debut album..

CROSS WIRES: More wires on Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

5/ ‘Out Of My Head’ by BLIND BEGGAR (Cardiff, Wales)
Here’s an addictive guitar groove fueled with bluesy electricity and stoned vocals on top of it while a lazy, repetitive riff creeps under your skin slowly but surely. Cool Welsh swagger!

BLIND BEGGAR: Facebook – Twitter

6/ ‘Trip Advisor’ by OYA PAYA (Liverpool, England)
Relaxing hip hop earworm spiced with a funky slo-mo beat. Sounds like The Streets jamming late night with De La Soul, fairly intoxicated. Oh yes, trippy stuff indeed!

OYA PAYA: Facebook – Twitter

7/ ‘Waves’ by LUNAR TWIN (Hawai/Salt Lake City, US)
Mesmeric dream pop melancholy colored with atmospheric synths, poetic guitar lines and whispering vocals that reminds me of Mark Lanegan‘s intriguing, dark voice. Track from the duo’s brand new, excellent 6-track ‘Night Tides‘ EP – stream here on Bandcamp

LUNAR TWIN: Facebook – Twitter

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

SEVEN IN THE MIX! 7 Class Crackers for Week 46…


A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven flaming tracks I played on repeat these past days
Seven ardent strokes to feed body and soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here is the fire!

1/ ‘Desolate Soul’ by ONE TRACK MINDS
(Trondheim, Norway)
Vehement guitars, dark vocals and a psychedelic city beat to get hooked on. Ace score!
From: brand new debut album ‘A Price To Be Paid’ – here on Bandcamp
ONE TRACK MINDS: Facebook – Instagram

2/ ‘Slow Waves’ by CROSS WIRES 
(Bethnal Green/Romford, England)
Vital punk guitars & fierce vocals warn you that the late, grim British 70s are back again today, after the Brexit debacle. Ironically, bad times always generate great, brisk music.
CROSS WIRES: Facebook – Twitter

3/ ‘Belfast’ by ESTRONS
(Cardiff, Wales)
Singer Taliesyn Kallström‘s highly charged vox intensity and inflammable droning guitars meet and explode together in a mind-blowing chorus. Two minutes of blasting passion.
From: their new, storming 3-track EP – here on iTunes
ESTRONS: Facebook –  Twitter

4/ ‘There Is A Place’ by TIBET (Cardiff, Wales)
The combination of an irresistible drum beat, electrifying ‘AAAAAA’ harmonies and an euphoric glam rock panache will make punch your fists in the air. An injection of ectasy.
TIBET: Facebook – Twitter

5/ ‘God’s Graffiti’ by DARLING JAMES (Melbourne, Australia)
A high-spirited and richly orchestrated electro pop heartbeat fueled with excited guitars. This swirling kick will have an inspiring impact on your limbs and will spoil your mind. Top!
DARLING JAMES: Facebook – Twitter

6/ ‘Indigo Club’ by THE MONTREALS (Adelaide, Australia)
This fresh indie quartet from down under produces a ravishingly colored pop cocktail with a bright variety of sonic ingredients and cheerful guitars to make you smile all day long…
THE MONTREALS: Who? – Facebook

7/ ‘The Dark Can’t Touch Us’ by MAXWELL PANTHER
This quite mysterious artist shows, consciously or not, another side of
Depeche Mode. Less gloomy and black, although equally intriguing…
MAXWELL PANTHER: More vibes on Bandcamp – Twitter


See/hear you next week, music junkies…

CROSS WIRES Causing Loud and Clear SLOW WAVES…


From East London, England. Here’s… CROSS WIRES


High-voltage havoc. Muscled panache. Raging vocals. Barbed wire guitars. Charged uproar. Fists punching in the air. 1978 Revisited. With sharp teeth & a grim Mark E. Smith attitude.

SLOW WAVES is the new CROSS WIRES track. And there’s more good news. The band will
finally release their debut LP early next year. Stay alert, stay tuned, stay wired, just stay…

CROSS WIRES: More wires on Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

CROSS WIRES – New Track ‘Pink Dogs’ Is An Anger Driven Guitar Blast…


British post punks CROSS WIRES already proved their fully charged uproar potential before with some boiling EPs (Bandcamp link beneath). Brand new single PINK DOGS confirms their high-voltage approach. The engine of this track is a haunting Interpol riff that runs madly on repeat throughout this anger driven track and fuels this powered quartet to unleash their demons. Explosive stuff to share with your neighbours without asking them. Play loud!…

CROSS WIRES: Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter