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!

Picture this


Hello Belgium….


Get down and boogie


Hide-and-seek


At the disco


These boots are made for walking


Band hug

Stream new longplayer
DARKNESS RAINS here…

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

(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

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!

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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.

UNDERWORLD: Facebook

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.

MODERATE REBELS: Twitter

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!

SUMMER MAGIC: Facebook

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.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS: Facebook

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.

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Facebook

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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