‘GLOW IN THE DARK’ By California’s Garage Engine DEATH VALLEY GIRLS

Old and new albums to make your day…

25 April 2020

Let’s go back today to 2016, to my favorite DEATH VALLEY GIRLS album ‘GLOW IN THE DARK‘. A boiling record with blazing rock bangers such as Death Valley Boogie, Disco, and I’m A Man Too. Never a dull moment with utterly cool front lady Bonnie Bloomgarden and her turbulent gang who combine The Stooges‘ raw power, The Cramps‘ rockabilly lunacy, and Black Sabbath‘s metallic insanity while injecting the whole hullabaloo with a voodoo-ish sense of humor. Rollicking electricity is what you get, going berserk is what you should do. Right here, right now…

The video clip for stormy single DISCO


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(Concert pics by Turn Up The Volume! – Belgium 2019)

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DEATH VALLEY GIRLS – 4AD Club, Diksmuide, Belgium – 23 February 2019

Swirling garage rock fury from Los Angeles, California…

Newest album ‘DARKNESS RAINS‘…

(All pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

Garage Disaster Rockers DEATH VALLEY GIRLS On An Electric High In Belgium…

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS – 4AD Club, Diksmuide, Belgium – 23 February 2019

After following this red-hot Los Angeles garage gang since their 2014 debut LP Street  Venom hit me in the face and having interviewed them at the end of 2017 I finally got
to see DEATH VALLEY GIRLS explode on stage, for the very first time, yesterday. Are they that special I hear you ask. Absolutely. This crazed quartet combines The Stooges‘ raw power, The Cramps‘ rockabilly lunacy, Black Sabbath‘s metallic insanity and they inject their sonic havoc with a cool, dark sense of humor. Oh, and one more thing: they love cemeteries. As expected the band’s ringleader Bonnie Bloomgarden led the rollicking troops last night. Intoxicating opener Abre Camino from new stirring album Darkness Rains set the heated tone of a stormy set instantly, with blazing bangers Death Valley Boogie, Disco, Electric High and the already classic stormer Disaster (Is What Were’ After) being the tumultuous highlights of a thunderous show…

… in between, ambiguous groove Gettin Hard, infectious poppy chant Pink Radiation
and organ injected swagger Wear Black showed their versatile songwriting caliber while Bonnie was wandering all over the place and hugged cracking bass player Pickle a couple
of times. She’s the charismatic eyecatcher of a hell-raising foursome that spoiled us all with a psych-o-delic Halloween experience in February. HAIL HAIL DEATH VALLEY GIRLS!

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Hello Belgium….

Get down and boogie


At the disco

These boots are made for walking

Band hug

Stream new longplayer

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS: Facebook – ‘Darkness Rains’ available on Bandcamp

(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Selection Of Five New Rad MUST-HEAR Albums…

New longplayers that will have an impact on your ears and your speakers

1. ‘Darkness Rains’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Halloween is just around the corner. Perfect timing for this voodoo-ish garage gang to launch their new tremendous LP. From glowing glam slams to freakish doom havoc with demonic guitars and Bonnie Bloomgarden‘s cutting primal screams. Freakish experience!



2. ‘Icon’ by THE VENUS FLY TRAP (Northampton, UK)
If Stephen King and David Lynch formed a band they would sound as creepily cool as this cult duo who formed in 1986. Now they return with some horror-ific electro punk fuel to inflame the coming Apocalypse! Don’t miss the fun, all you bloodthirsty pariahs out there.

Stream/purchase here


3. ‘Lower’ by MEDICINE BOY (Berlin, Germany)
Welcome this twilight Cape Town duo to the dark side of your troubled mind. Their sonic electronic explorations vary from Mazzy Star‘s gloominess to The Kills‘ darkest blues moments. Mystifying voices and magnetic vibes. Join this truly fascinating journey!

Stream/purchase here…


Expect sixties injected psychedelic jams, transcendent escapades, wah wah electricity, organ sultriness à la The Animals, reverberating guitar turbulence and echoing vocals
with a biting flair. Time to leave reality temporarily! Time now to go eight miles high!


RD And The CF: Facebook

5. ‘New Bad News’ by THE FABRICATORS (South London, UK)
“We’re a garage band / We come from garageland” spitted The Clash iconic frontman Joe Strummer once. This is what The Fabricators‘s spirit is all about. Raw, energetic, confident and burning. Frank DIY post punk emotions from the street. Direct and honest and loud!

Stream here…


DEATH VALLEY GIRLS Show Their Commitment To Life On New Track ‘MORE DEAD’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

13 September 2018

Los Angeles gloomful garage gang DEATH VALLEY GIRLS share another track from their upcoming new album. MORE DEAD is a “about how important and necessary each person
is, especially these days. We need numbers now more than ever to fight the good fight. After having experiences with people we love struggling to stay alive, we believe the harder the battle, the less one is able to ask for help.”

‘More Dead‘ is remarkable for its tribal drums, savage guitars, Bonnie Bloomgarden inevitable, diabolical vox and its hammering groove creating a sort of voodoo-like
dance rhythm. As much as Death Valley Girls are hooked on doom loaded hullabaloo they’re also tremendously committed to life. The human message at the end of the accompanying clip, directed by Dylan Mars Greenberg says it all: “Please reach out to
your suicidal friends. Please reach out to your loved ones. Please remember there are
people, animals and beings who love you. Your existence is important to this world.”

Watch/listen right here…

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS: Facebook – Twitter

New album DARKNESS RAINS out 5 October – Info and pre-order facilities here

(photo on top: FB – DVG)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Knockout Team – AUGUST 2018 – Eleven Killer Tracks…

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven killer tracks played on repeat in August!
A heated mix of flaming rippers and glowing grooves
energizing all of my senses and limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout August Team!

1. ‘Bells & Circles’ by UNDERWORLD Feat. IGGY POP
British veteran techno junks return with a smoking groove AND with legendary maestro punk Iggy Pop babbling a lot of nonsense all over it. But it bloody swings! Full EP right here.


2. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, CA, US)
An inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed. Mind-stimulating, body-energizing and soul-stirring. From their upcoming EP ‘3‘ – out 14 Sept.

SEXTILE: Facebook

3. ‘Disaster’ (Is What We’re After) by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
A glorious glam slam thundering madly from the banging start to the wildly sax-noise injected finale with Bonnie Bloomgarden‘ voodoo vox adding fuel to the fanatic fire. Ace!

NEW ALBUM: Darkness Rains

4. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Luik, Belgium)
Demonic and loudmouthed molotov cocktail that feels like exploding any second. Nasty, riotous and tons of fierce guitars. Blustery eruption from new LP ‘Laurent‘. Check it here.

5. ‘Air Supply’ by ahem (Minneapolis, MN, US)
From the smashing start your adrenalin will pump faster, your body will make mysterious moves and your voice will scream along. From the band’s new EP Chutes And Ladders.

6. ‘I Want You Around’ by Oh800 (London, UK)
This corker resonates like a pungent fusion of LCD Soundsystem‘s repetitive beats and The Rapture‘s scintillating dance rhythms with vitriolic guitars adding a vicious edge. Top cut!

Oh800: Facebook

7. ‘Erase Me’ by KERCHIEF (Tennessee, US)
A robust hammer, a sinewy steamroller with a high dose of heartfelt power. The ardent combination of Hill‘s begging vox and the repetitive riffage is spot-on! Emo-wall-of-sound!

KERCHIEF: Facebook

8. ‘I Love Today’ by MODERATE REBELS (London, UK)
This mantra-like sing-along groove activates your bloodstream, makes your feet tap and your head shake. Body/mind trance experience. New LP Shared Values out 30 November.


9/ ‘Hey!’ by SUMMER MAGIC (South City St. Louis, US)
Summer Magic aka Kevin Bachmann sounds like a 90s psychedelic Britpop version of The Beach Boys on his new single. Addictive jingle jangle riffs and luminous harmonies. Bingo!


10. ‘High Above‘ by SEASIDE HEIGTHS (Gothenburg, Sweden)
A wondrous synths injected composition with echoes from The National and Editors. Both magnetic and mysterious. From their excellent, new EP Made up Minds and Bad News.


11. ‘The Somnambulist’ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (Liverpool, UK)
Anthemic, bewitching and irresistibly infectious with a king-sized chorus. Best Bunnymen score in years. From the band’s upcoming album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon.


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See/hear you next month, music junkies

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS Share Dynamite Single/Video Clip ‘DISASTER (IS WHAT WE’RE AFTER)’ Featuring IGGY POP Eating A Hamburger…

16 August 2018

Los Angeles‘ red-hot garage engine DEATH VALLEY GIRLS just released new dynamite single ‘DISASTER (IS WHAT WE’RE AFTER)‘. The accompanying video is quite special. It features Godfather of Punk Iggy Pop eating a hamburger. The Kansas Bowling-directed
clip is actually an ode to a scene in Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth’s 1982 film, 66 Scenes
Of America
, in which the late pop-art icon Andy Warhol eats a hamburger. It’s weird, hilarious and… crumbly. Really great to see living legend Iggy Pop teaming up with amazeballs misfits Death Valley Girls, a band Turn Up The Volume is following closely
since their smashing 2016 album Glow In The Dark.

‘DISASTER (IS WHAT WE’RE AFTER)’ is the first single from the rowdy gang’s new LP.
A glorious glam slam thundering madly from the banging start to the wildly sax-noise injected finale with Bonnie Bloomgarden‘ red-glowing vox adding fuel all the scorching
way. Demonic hullabaloo to go totally gaga to. Watch Iggy Burger while listening to Death Valley Girls’ fresh hammer…

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS: Facebook – Twitter – TUTV’s 2017 Xmas interview with DVG

New album DARKNESS RAINS out 5 October – Info and pre-order facilities here

Summer Is Not Over Yet! Scream And Dance 24/7 With TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Blistering Party Mix…

Summer is not over yet, here’s a blistering soundtrack
mind-boggling grooves, nasty hooks and red-hot vibes…
Open doors & windows, turn up the volume to the max
and start a sonic revolution in the streets with these…
fifteen irresistible party knockouts – bloody hell yeah!

1/ ‘Stop’ by BLACK REBEL MOTORCYLCE CLUB (San Francisco, US)
Unstoppable wah-wah bolide going really fast and furious…
Album: Take Them On, On Your Own

2/ ‘Nothing New To Trash Like You’ by THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE (Berlin, EU)
Trashy psych-o-delic injection to scare your neighbourhood at night…
Album: Don’t Get Lost

3/ ‘The Rabies Are Back’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ (Sheffield, UK)
Electro disco madness for funky werewolves…
Album: Interplanetary Class Classics

4/ ‘Zipperface’ by The Pop Group (Bristol, UK)
Saturday night fever à la legendary prostitutes The Pop Group
Album: Honeymoon On Mars

5/ ‘LC Over Lithuania’ by GRUPPO DI PAWLOWSKI (Antwerp, Belgium)
Demonic noise rock trip for voodoo junkies…
Album: In Human Hands

6/ ‘Little Boy Blue’ by Millionaire (Belgium)
This nasty groove will haunt you forever and ever…
Album: Sciencing

7/ ‘Be My Bitch’ by Madonnatron (London, UK)
Don’t mess with this up and coming bitchy madonna’s…
Album: Madonnatron (debut LP)

8/ ‘I’m A Man Too’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Whirlwind glam punk ecstasy to go bananas to…
Album: Glow In The Dark

9/ ‘Mona Lisa’ by  Atlas Wynd (Brighton, England)
Glowing garage roller rock coaster – flaming score…

10/ ‘Oo La La’ by Beth Dido (Searcy, Arkansas, US)
Simply FANTASTIQUE! Activate your limbs, folks…
Album: Fake Sugar

11/ ‘Hahehiho’ by LA JUNGLE (Namur, Belgium)
Fully powered electro-dance-punk engine on an insane escapade…

12/ ‘Man Cat Doll Machine’ by FERAL FIVE (London, Uk)
You can’t have any excuse to stay away from the dance floor when you hear this…
EP: Man Cat Doll Machine

13/ ‘Heat’ by KOY (St.Petersburg/Berlin)
Adventurous electro delirium fused with appealing Björkesque vocals…

14/ ‘Grunge Bond’ by DEAP VALLY (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Even unplugged, the coolest duo on the planet fuels your bloodstream…
EP: Femejism Unplugged

15/ Against The Rich’ by Warhaus (Belgium)
Belgian Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin kicking against the fucking elite…
Album: We Fucked A Flame Into Being

MY 2016 ALL STAR TEAM – 21 Captivating Crackers…


21 Outstanding Killer Tracks
Dancing Inside My Head
This Past Scary Year…

The Best of All in 2016
21 Knockout Number Ones
Sonic Food for Body & Soul

Start the party! HELL YEAH!

1/ ‘Whitest Boy On The Beach’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY (Sheffield, England)
Smacked out Götterdämmerung disco drive. Irresistible groove to keep Satan happy…
Album:  Songs For Our Mothers fwf7

2/ ‘Trippin’ On Your Love’ by PRIMAL SCREAM  (Scotland/UK)
Saturday Night Fever rapture with an elevating gospel feel. Magical pop spirituality…
Album: Chaosmosis primalscremblog

3/ ‘Black Hanz’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ (London/Leeds, UK)
“You can hit the outsiders, but you can not beat them!” Let’s dance before we’re all doomed…
EP: 4-track here on iTunes

4/ ‘Zipperface’ by THE POP GROUP (Bristol, UK)
Imperishable post-punk legends with an adrenaline injection to activate your lazy limbs…
New album: Honeymoon On Mars

5/ ‘Disco Glove’ by EXPLODED VIEW (Berlin/Mexico City/UK)
Twisted rhythmic machinery & singer Anika ranting about Robert De Niro. Screwdriver!…
Album: self-titled debut ‘Exploded View’ – here on Bandcamp

6/ ‘Step Up’ by White (Glasgow, Scotland)
Deranged funk madness pushed by an incendiary engine. Mind-boggling score!…
EP: Cuts That Don’t Bleed

7/ ‘One’ by  PSYCHO COMEDY (Liverpool, England)
Unstoppable psych steamroller getting more stormy with every second. Glorious debut…

8/ ‘Gonnawanna’ by DEAP VALLY (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Hammering Californian duo returned this year with tons of red-hot blues rock dynamite…
New album: Femejism

9/ ‘Disco’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Doom punk boogie to set fire to underground discotheques around the globe. Killer cut!…
Album: Glow In The Dark

10/ ‘The Itch’ by CROWS (London, UK)
These sinewy blusterers turn grimness into a forceful energy. Apocalyptic thunder!…
EP: brand new 4-track titled ‘Cold Comfort’ – here on iTunes

11/ ‘If AT&T Drank Tea What Would BP Do’ by FUTURE OF THE LEFT (Wales/UK)
Andrew Falkous’ biting, verbal virtuosity and smashing hacksaw drones! Kick ass havoc…
Album: ‘The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left’ – here on Bandcamp

12/ ‘Hypnotised’ by SLAVES (London, UK)
The 2-piece punk army will thrill all your senses while messing up your unaware brain…
New album: Take Control

13/ ‘Now You’re Gonna Listen’ by DEUX FURIEUSES (London/Glasgow)
This outspoken powerhouse duo demands your attention with razor-sharp panache…
Debut album: Tracks Of Wire

14/ ‘Whirling Eye’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
Jamie & Alisson alive and kicking again in 2016. Magnetic, swirling and catchy…
New album: Ash & Ice

15/ ‘Cu Cu Cu Cool’ by THE GLÜCKS (Ostend, Belgium)
The mental Bonnie & Clyde of garage trash produce slashing tumult for psychobillies…
Debut album: Youth On Stuff

16/ A-OK by COSMONAUTS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Dazzling firework rock fueled with flashing guitars and vivacious vocals. Smoking punch!
New album: A-OK

17/ ‘Blink Your Eyes’ by BIG BAD ECHO (Brisbane, Australia)
Hypnotizing serpent turning scary and frenzy, slowly but surely. Superb mind fucker!…
Mini-album: It Takes a Big Dog To Weigh a Tonne

18/ ‘Garden Of Love’ by THE LIMINANAS feat. Peter Hook (Perpignan, France)
Garage pop splendor with a sexy French touch & sensual bass lines by a famous friend…
Album: Malamore

19/ ‘Loaded’ by Rich Girls (New York, NY, US)
Gripping sadness to accompany your tears. Gloomy gem Karen O would sell her soul for…
EP: Love Is The Dealer

20/ ‘Intern’ by ANGEL OLSEN (St. Louis, MO, US)
Soul touching electro ballad and one of the most compelling voices in years. Breathtaking!

21/ ‘Flags From The Old Regime’ by PETER DOHERTY (London, UK)
“But I don’t want to die anymore / Any more than I did want to die before” Magnificent!….
Album:  Hamburg Demonstrations

SEVENTEEN KNOCKOUTS – On.Repeat.In.October.2016.


Sixty long minutes of dazzling knockout music
that invaded my sonic bloodstream this month
From loud to moody, slowly but unstoppable
Turn it up! It helps to scare demons & Trumps


Here are the ones responsible for spoiling
my and definitely also your hungry ears…

1/ ‘Disco’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Doom punk boogie to set fire to discotheques …
New album: Glow In The Dark

2/ ‘Cu Cu Cu Cool’ by THE GLÜCKS (Ostend, Belgium)
Garage trash for psychobillies and noise junkies…
Debut album: Youth On Stuff

3/ ‘Hypnotised’ by SLAVES (London, UK)
The two-piece punk army is back to crack your senses…
New album: Take Control

4/ ‘Gonnawanna’ by DEAP VALLY (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Saw them twice in a week. Unstoppable, hot blues rock dynamite…
New album: Femejism

5/ ‘Now You’re Gonna Listen’ by DEUX FURIEUSES (London, UK)
This outspoken powerhouse duo will get your attention, instantly…
Debut album: Tracks Of Wire

6/ ‘Whirling Eye’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
5th duo in a row! Jamie & Alisson show their mean side again…
New album: Ash & Ice

7/ ‘Zipperface’ by THE POP GROUP (Bristol, UK)
Adrenalized dance shot by the imperishable post punk zombies…
New album: Honeymoon On Mars

8/ ‘Step Up’ by White (Glasgow, Scotland)
Deranged funk madness. Incendiary panache. Big score!…
EP: Cuts That Don’t Bleed

9/ A-Ok by COSMONAUTS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Spacey party rock that will make you scream out loud…
New album: A-OK

10/ ‘Cast The First Stone’ by ELEPHANT STONE (Montreal, Canada)
Rishi Dhir‘s band floating eight miles high. Glorious jam!…
New album: Ship Of Fools

11/ ‘Talent’ by PIXIES (Boston, MA, US)
Black Francis on a roll. Must be a song about Kim...
New album: Head Carrier

12/ ‘Strange Torpedo’ by LUCY DACUS (Richmond, VA, US)
Glowing indie heart driven by an irresistible swagger…
Debut album: No Burden

13/ ‘Garden Of Love’ by THE LIMINANAS feat. Peter Hook (Perpignan, France)
Sensual garage pop brilliance with a sexy French touch…
Album: Malamore

14/ ‘Loaded’ by Rich Girls (New York, NY, US)
My midnight hour injection. A gem Karen O would sell her soul for…
EP: Love Is The Dealer

15/ ‘Sun Going Down’ by MR. AIRPLANE MAN (Boston, MA, US)
Twilight blues passion & the hurt ghost of Janis Joplin
Album: The Lost Tapes

16/ ‘America’ by FOXYGEN (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Spectacular comeback by the LA pair. Three songs in one…

17/ ‘Bird’s Eye’ by FEELS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Moving like an intoxicated snake. Psychedelic slow motion…
New album: Feels