Turn Up The Volume’s 15 KNOCKOUT TRACKS – March 2021

The best of the past month…

Turn Up The Volume‘s 15 Knockout Tracks for March 2021!
A fervid fusion of rhapsodic rippers and clashing crackerjacks.

‘High Horse’ by DEAP VALLY (LA, California)
When the utterly cool Deap Vally queen cats invite their friends you may expect firework like this blues-rock steamer featuring KT Tunstall & Peaches. Stream/buy the full stellar Digital Dream EP here.

‘Stay’ by ONISM E (New York)
A soul-stirring and electrifying top track – from one of, yes, the best albums of 2021 –
by this rad emo-striking NY-based outfit. Stream/buy ‘Survivors’ LP here.

‘White Elephant’ by NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS (Australia)
What can I say? Cave & Ellis made a brilliant longplayer called Carnage and
White Elephant is its most impressive piece (to my ears). Mind-boggling.

‘Not To’ by WOLF VAN WYMEERSCH (Belgium)
Melancholia at its starry-eyed synth-pop best. Here’s a romantic at heart, going solo, who’s sanely obsessed with creating music, playing music, and enjoying music, if possible all at the same time. Damon Albarn‘s moody side comes to mind.

‘Five Finger Exploding Heart Technique’
by OK COOL (Chicago, US)
A sonic shot of riot grrrl guitar-pop that has an instant impact on your body activity. You just want to go out and scoot in the street, feel ecstatic, and hear your heart beat madly. These are 130 thrilling seconds you want to relive over and over again.

‘I Want Noise’ by LOBSTERBOMB (Berlin)
What you get here is Bikini Kill‘s raw outcries, L7‘s detonating gusto, B-52‘s rock lobster’s liveliness and catchy aaah-aaahh-aaaah chants. A boosting injection of Riot Grrrl adrenalin. A punk-fun knockout.

‘Hail Satan’ by PINK ROOM (Belgium)
A merciless haymaker, a scrappy Molotov cocktail banging from start to finish
like a brutal sledgehammer. The mean Pink machine honors their best friend.
From their brand new, ace album Putain Royale.

‘One + One’ by DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 (Canada)
With Is 4 Lovers the Canadian champions of drone noise rock made one of their best
full-lengths (so far). And the lead-single ‘1 + 1’ feels like a bulldozer coming at you.

‘Crank Bugs’ by RADIO SILENCE (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Blustery guitars all over the place, manic drum hits, and combative Richard Hell vocals. 2021 is the new Orwellian 1984. From their red-hot-blooded debut EP ISOLATION.

‘Cimmerian’ by SLAP RASH (Manchester, UK)
After an ominous word-spoken intro this industrial hammer blow explodes like
a raging volcano and singer Amelia starts her enigmatic and nightmarish rant
about obscene abuse. Insane masterstroke with a hell-raising shock-chorus.

‘Living In Dystopia’ by CRUX (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK)
Crux translate their justified discontent, about our messed-up world, in this razor-sharp-cutting-power-stroke with pounding punch. A bludgeoning Royal Blood groove is the firm backbone throughout this stormy stunner. Wham bloody wham bam.

‘Hunted From Below’ by EMPTY HEAD (Belgium)
Sonic madness, mind-crushing paranoia, and muscled tumult all rolled into one bad motherrocker of an electro-shock wallop. You can smell the scent of scorching punk frenzy. Nasty, filthy and vicious! Totally insane!

‘Electric Yerevan’ by SERJ TANKIAN (LA, California)
System Of A Down loudmouth Taikan rocks like hell, sings like hell and raps like hell. What
a titanic voice! Fuck SOAD, welcome Serj. From his fresh smelling solo EP Elasticity.

‘Hourglass’ by GLASS VIOLET (Bristol, UK)
Multiple waves of blistering guitars infiltrate your greedy ears, while a persistent drumbeat activates your feet and makes your head spin. When the flamboyant chorus pops up with a fervent flair à la The Killers you know and you feel that Hourglass is amplified top pop bliss with a dark lyrical twist.

‘Unspoken’ by ANNIE TAYLOR (Switzerland)
A troubled love reverie with a sorrowful touch. Heartbreaking romanticism at its balladesque best, notable for its vocal splendour and silver-toned resonance.
A sweet little pearl.

All 15 together on Spotify


See/hear you next month, music junkies…

Coming Soon… New 4-Track DEAP VALLY EP

New stuff in the pipeline…

27 January 2021

Band: DEAP VALLY (California)
Who: Two impressive queens – Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and
Julie Edwards (drums and vocals) – who pump up your adrenalin
with Led Zep inspired blues-rock and (lately) with starry-eyed
humdingers. One of my 21st Century top bands.

Out: 26th February

Info: After their surprising, but striking collaboration with
The Flaming Lips last year, the duo now recorded 4 songs
with favorite artists: Jenny Lee from Warpaint, Jaimie Hince
from The Kills, Katie Tunstall & Peaches, Soko & Zach Dawes

Recent shared single LOOK AWAY was
Turn Up The Volume‘s Pick Of The Day.

Stream/buy here…

DEAP VALLY: FacebookPre-order facilities EP

(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Bluesy L.A. Groove – Here’s Brand New DEAP VALLY Single ‘LOOK AWAY’

15 January 2021

Fresh from their surprising collaboration with the Flaming oddballs Lips, releasing one of the best albums of 2020 with Deap Lips, Los Angeles’ femejism twosome DEAP VALLY are back on their own. They have an EP planned for a 26th February release.

Ahead comes instantly sticking single LOOK AWAY feat. jennylee. A yearning love groove. A melancholic lullaby. A bittersweet symphony. Quite special and sonically quite different from their powerful trademark sound.

Picture myself on a hill
Picture myself in LA
Picture myself all lost in a moment of dreams
And I’m going to be
In your arms, it’s a holiday
In your arms, it’s a holiday
In your arms, it’s a holiday, holiday

Here we go…

Also on Spotify


(photos by Turn Up The Volume!)

One Festival Track A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – DEAP VALLY Rock Out At Reading 2013

Memorable festival flashes from the past to heal this summer’s ‘no festivals’ pain…

Who: Utterly cool led zep blues rock
ladies from the sunny state of California
Song: Baby I Call Hell  
Album: Sistrionix (2013 debut LP)
Festival: Reading, UK – 2013

Time to sweat

While you’re here check their brill
collaborative album with the awesome
Flaming Lips

DEAP VALLY: Facebook 

Ten Epic Live Performances I Never Ever Get Tired Of…

Hands up if you like these ten stunning tracks as much as I do. Ten standout performances that send shivers down my spine, ten goosebumps crackers I can listen to any moment of the day, ten stunners I heard for about 1 million times, and will countless times again in the future.

Here’s why…

1. Dead & Gone’ by TOY (UK)
Smashing psychedelia with a mind-blowing finale…

2. ‘I Am Mark E Smith by FAT WHITE FAMILY (UK)
One of the best live bands of the past 10 years…

3. ‘Chlorine’ by THE DISTRICTS (Philadelphia, PA)
Overwhelming passion, towering intensity…

4. ‘Despair’ by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (US)
Gorgeous pop queen Karen O at her very best…

5. ‘Baby I Call Hell’ by DEAP VALLY (California, US)
Kick-ass blues rock frenzy by two utterly cool ladies…

6. ‘Common People‘ by PULP (UK)
Jarvis Cocker‘s orgiastic performance leads to spectacular euphoria…

7. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony by THE VERVE (UK)
Fist-pumping anthem…

8. ‘Laid’ by James (UK)
No festivals this year, but this is my ecstatic alternative…

9. ‘Fried My Little Brains’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
I’m in love with Alison Mosshart, she does my brains in…

10. ‘Rocks’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
The steamy ripper The Rolling Stones never wrote…

Stay Home, Stay Safe And Watch All The DEAP VALLY Video Clips…

Clips that will impress your ears and eyes…

16 April 2020

If you’re tired of watching the telly whole day long in these surreal quarantine days
and you need some ace ass-kicking action then steamy Californian blues rock engine
DEAP VALLY, featuring guitarist/vox Lindsey Troy and drummer/vox Julie Edwards
is the real deal. The hottest, smokiest and coolest band of the past ten years released,
so far three albums. Debut full-length Sistrionix  in 2013, Femejism  in 2016 and the recent collaborative longplayer – one of the best of the year – with Oklahoma’s fairytale weirdos The Flaming Lips under the moniker of Deap Lips. Open your eyes and ears
and watch all their clips (new to old, hope I didn’t forget one). Right here, right now…

– THE PUSHER – (2020)

– GRUNGE BOND – (2018)

– POST FUNK – (2018)

– LIES – (2018)

– GET GONE – (2018)


– CRITIC – (2017)

– JULIAN – (2017)

– TURN IT OFF – (2017)


– GONNAWANNA – (2016)

– SMILE MORE – (2015)

– ROYAL JELLY – (2015)

– BABY I CALL HELL – (2013)

– BRING IT ON – (2013)

– WALK OF SHAME – (2013)


BAD FOR MY BODY – (2012)

– END OF THE WORLD – (2012)

DEAP VALLY: Facebook

DEAP LIPS – Intoxicating Video For STEPPENWOLF Cover ‘THE PUSHER’

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…


21 March 2020


Last week DEAP LIPS, the awesome collaboration between surreal fairytale addicts
THE FLAMING LIPS and steamy blues rock tandem DEAP VALLY, unleashed their
fabulous self-titled debut album. Without a shadow of a doubt one of the coolest longplayers of the year.

The supergroup launched an intoxicating video clip for one of the tracks, their spaced-
out cover version of ‘THE PUSHER‘, an anti-dope-dealer song by born to be wild rockers Steppenwolf . Open your mind, eyes and ears and fly eight miles high…

Stream/purchase album here…

‘The Pusher’ was written by American singer/songwriter Hoyt Axton
and made famous by Steppenwolf. Check it out here…

(photo on top by Turn Up The Volume!)

Flaming Supergroup DEAP LIPS Surprises With Self-Titled Delirious Debut LP

14 March 2020

At the end of last year came the startling news that female Californian blues-rock
turbo DEAP VALLY and frontman Wayne Coyne & multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd
of Oklahoma‘s wayward and Wizard of Oz psych rockers THE FLAMING LIPS teamed
up for a collaboration called DEAP LIPS.

Yesterday the surprising supergroup unleashed their magical, self-titled debut album sounding overall like The Flaming Lips fronted by Deap Vally‘s mesmeric vocalist Lindsey
whose magnetic voice never resonated that magical and arresting. She takes the many otherworldly Lips lullabies to a spellbinding level. Check outstanding musings
Shit Talkin‘, ‘Hope Hell High’, ‘Love Is A Mind Control‘, ‘Home Thru Hell‘ and the captivating, psychedelic reflection ‘There Is Know Right There Is Know Wrong‘ and you’ll know exactly what I mean. Add cutting mantra ‘Motherfuckers Got To Go’ and trippy synth tunes ‘Not
A Natural Man’
and ‘One Thousand Sisters With Aluminum Foil Calculators’ and what you
get is a most arresting record for the midnight hours. Delirious transcendence! Top!

Get intoxicated right here…

All singles


(Steppenwolf cover)


DEAP VALLY: Facebook



DEAP LIPS With Crystal Clear Mantra ‘MOTHERFUCKERS GOT TO GO’ From Their Upcoming Album…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

2 March 2020

Only two weeks to go before the utterly cool project DEAP LIPS consisting of
Californian female blues-rock duo DEAP VALLY and frontman Wayne Coyne
and multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd of Oklahoma’s kooky psych rockers
THE FLAMING LIPS will launch their self-titled album.

The stellar supergroup shared two great tracks so far. Riveting ballad
Hope Hell High‘ and cracking Yahama stroke ‘Home Thru Hell’.

And here’s another new one. ‘MOTHERFUCKERS GOT TO GO’ is a mantra-like
stomper with Lindsey Troy‘s repeating the song’s title over and over again with
her threatening vox growing in kick-ass intensity along the way. With what we
heard so far I’m quite confident that an astonishing album is coming our way.
Hell Yeah!

Capture the motherrocking drone right here…

DEAP VALLY: Facebook


Supergroup DEAP LIPS Announces Self-Titled Debut Album And Shares First Track ‘HOPE HELL HIGH’ …

New sonic impulses

7 December 2019

Californian female blues-rock duo DEAP VALLY and frontman Wayne Coyne & multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd of Oklahoma’s psych rockers THE FLAMING LIPS have formed a supergroup called DEAP LIPS! They will release their self-titled album on
13th March 2020.

And here’s the first track ‘HOPE HELL HIGH‘ sung by Deap Vally’s Lindsey Troy.
It’s a tender, starry-eyed and romantic tune until the surprising, crushing
It’s a motherfucker‘ finale.

Tune in here…