ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM – Turn Up The Volume’s 21 Knockout Tracks Of 2018…

Lots of hair-splitting havoc and flaming pop firework this year.
Here’s TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s 2018 ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM
21 Knockouts, 21 standoouts, 21 big ones right here, right now…

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1. ‘Liberty Belle’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Up and coming Irish punk idols impress with catchy ramshackle punk force…

2. ‘Dust On Trial’ by SHAME (London, UK)
Razor-sharp rage from South London from their cutting debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’

3. ‘Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES
“Fear leads to panic, panic leads to pain / Pain leads to anger, anger leads to hate”

4. ‘Isolation’ by TUBELIGHT (Belgium)
Belgian garage rockers sneer and spit with poise…

5. ‘Lately’ by TERRA PINES (Queensland, Australia)
A tornado of multi-layered guitars rollin’ all over you…

6. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Belgium)
Primal screams getting way deep under your skin…

7. ‘How Did This Happen?’ by BODEGA (New York, NY, US)
Irresistible jingle jangle electricity from one of the most thrilling new acts around…

8. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, California, US)
Inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed…

9. ‘Odyssey’ by MIEN (UK/US/Canada)
Like minded spirits from different bands coming together for a psych-y trip…

10. ‘Shiny One’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A glowing return in grand style with Tanya Donnelly‘s touching vox in the middle…

11. ‘The Bluebirds Are Singing’ by EERIE GLUE
Ongoing bluesy psych groove with a spellbinding impact on your soul…

12. ‘Turn The Knife’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
Mesmerizing make or break love song with glimmering guitars and vivid duet vocals…

13. ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ by PEACE (UK)
Euphoric guitar pop at its very best…

14. ‘When We Left’ by SOMEDAYS (London, UK)
Glowing drive, tenacious pace, confident dynamic and instantly infectious. Strike!…

15. ‘Dark Stains’ by EXPLODED VIEW
Mysterious, magnetizing and masterful…

16. ‘Subsonic Dream’ by THE DARTS (Phoenix, CA, US)
Fuzzy garage banger hittin’ and kickin’ relentlessly…

17. ‘Faith & Science’ by MODERATE REBLS
The addictive power of repetition combined with a catchy boowie woogie piano…

18. ‘Under The Moon’ by REBECCA LOU (Denmark)
Vigorous, dynamic and highly brisk pop standout…

19. ‘Human Child’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A gripping human pearl…

20. ‘Wayne’ by RICH GIRLS (New York, NY, US)
This is how authentic sensitivity resonates like…

21. ‘Knocking’ by BASEMENT REVOLVER (Hamilton, Canada)
Singer Chrisy Hurn‘s breathtaking voice will make you silent.

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. ‘Losing Form’ by POLLY PANIC ( Asheville, NC-based, US)
Polly Panic is Jenette Mackay, also known as part of experimental outfit Rasputina. She sounds and feels here like a gloomy female Nick Cave on cello backed by his Bad Seeds playing ominous violins. Her commanding vox and pitchblack compositions echo like
she wants to put a doomed spell on you. Overall a truly fascinating tour de force.
Highlights: Annie / Losing Form / Purpose / Hollows / To The Bone

Stream/purchase here…


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2. ‘The Benefits Of Being Mad’ by EERIE GLUE (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Here’s a passionate work of amplified pop melancholia with glowing guitars, dreamy orchestrations and singer/songwriter/producer Bünyamin Eroğlu‘s expressive and absorbing vox creating an overall bluesy, affecting and mixed emotions experience.
Highlights: The Bluebirds Are Singing / The Benefits Of Being Mad / Sense Of Wonder / Spacious / Alphabetical Disorder

Stream/purchase here…


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3. ‘The Thin Cherries On Moose Island’ by THE THIN CHERRIES (Chicago, US)
The 2nd LP by this Chicago‘s collective, with members from several other bands, is a varied and multi-faceted work of high-quality pop songwriting. With different colors for different moods. From refined, reflective musings to fervent, synths driven up-tempo crackers. Top!
Highlights: Moose Island / Follow Sun / I Don’t Know You All / Espresso Petals / Novato

Stream/purchase here…


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4. ‘Prins Obi & The Dream Warriors’ by PRINS OBI & THE DREAM WARRIORS (Greece)
This is the side project of Baby Guru’s frontman George Diakinesis with the magnifying help of some kind of an Athenian underground supergroup. Expect some heavily 60s inspired guitar psychedelia. From freakish escapades to mind-pleasing excursions. Elevating stuff!
Highlights: Concentration / Negative People / Fingers / Δίνη / Wide Open

Stream/purchase here…


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5. ‘Moonwalking Into The Future’ by FULTON LIGHTS (Baltimore, Maryland, US)
Andrew Spencer Goldman aka Fulton Lights produces an enwrapping mix of spaced
out curiosities and playful pop capriciousness on his new album. Venturesome
and weirdly atmospheric. Reminding me of Eels intriguing composition excellence.
Highlights: Little Town Of Not No More / Channel Changing With the Holy Ghost /
Ancient Honkytonk Medicines / Moonwalking Into the Future

Stream/Purchase here…


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