TURN UP THE VOLUME’s 10 Knockout Albums Of The Year (So Far)…

The best longplayers so far in this science-fiction-like 2020. Ten cracking records that kept Turn Up The Volume safe at home, camping next to his vibrating speakers. Let’s roll…

‘Hot Slick’ by PINS (Manchester, UK)

These bad girls with ponytails will turn your summer into a daily party. Hot stuff for ravers, disco freaks, and funky night owls. Boogie in wonderland and move like it’s 1999 again.
Live for today, plan for tomorrow but go gaga right now, right here to this sweaty slick…

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‘Dead Lips’ by DEAD LIPS (Los Angeles / Oklahoma, US)

When coolness meets outlandishness then all motherfuckers have to go. Surprising super team Deap Vally and The Flaming Lips dont’ talk shit, they surprise us with a gloomy-moody longplayer that makes you happy. Femejism battling the Pink Robots. Top stuff!

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‘Bejahung’ by ELEFANT (Ghost Town, Belgium)

Sound-exploring desperadoes who open your doors of perception. Sonic crusaders who evolved into one of the most fascinating bands in this universe. Isolate yourself in your private quarantine and listen with disinfected headphones. Once in a lifetime experience!

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‘Self-Surgery’ by MRS. PISS (US)

Keywords: bloodcurdling shrieks, goth inferno, pitch-black nightmares, underground hysteria, gloom & doom sisters in crime, bone-chilling frenzy, hellish commotion. These princesses of darkness take you on a razorblade roller coaster. Keep a sharp lookout!

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‘Every Bad’ by PORRIDGE RADIO (Brighton, UK)

This up and coming gunslingers swing from amplified pop to emo punk and back
with glowing passion. Anarchic and sweet, chaotic and intense, zealous, and plainspoken with future indie star Dana Margolin as the driving force backed by a tremendous band. Without a shadow of a doubt on their way to world domination.

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‘Epidemic’ by UNRULY GIRLS (Italy)

A head-twisting extravaganza of high-tech trash. A mind-blowing record with a diversified melting pot of jaw-dropping knockouts and petrifying brainfuckers as if you are listening to several albums at the same time. Alert your poor neighbours before you press play!

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‘The Doctrine Of Infinite Kindness’ by THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING (St. Albans, UK)

A bold, existential, bizarro piece of psychedelic work. A sonic visualization of Stanley Kubrick‘s spectacular sci-fi vision ‘2020: A Space Odyssey. Otherworldly, metaphysical, mindboggling and rainbow-colored. Lose yourself in their nature caring stratosphere.

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‘Trust No One’ by IZZY AND THE BLACK TREES (Poland)

Flamboyant and red-hot rock band out of Poland turning up the heat with sharp-edged riffs, jagged licks, hammering drums, and frontwoman Izzy‘s feverish vox in the middle.
A record serving a versatile cocktail of high-energy jackhammers and charged reveries.

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‘Five Things’ by SMALLTOWN TIGERS (Pisa, Italy)

Imagine The Stooges having an earsplitting fight with The Runaways while the Ramones are sniffing glue in the producer room and you know what is coming your way, straight in the face. Eight firecrackers, eight uppercuts, eight smoking guns, and lots of middle-fingers.

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‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ by Bob Dylan (US)

What can I say? Best singer/songwriter/poet/storyteller of all time (in my big book).

Stream here…

Also thumbs up for…

‘925’ by SORRY  
‘Container’ by THE WANTS
‘Exquisite’ by MEKONS 
The New Abnormal by THE STROKES
‘England Is A Garden’ by CORNERSHOP 
‘Type II’ by SEX SWING

Have a great summer, music junkies

Italian Industrial Electro Force UNRULY GIRLS Stuns With New MultiFaceted Longplayer ‘EPIDEMIC’…

20 May 2020

Italy’s industrial electro force UNRULY GIRLS released their impressive debut LP ‘Cruel Tales  in 2017. Not only a shuddering record with both atmospheric and dark disco orientated dance-scapes but also with the most mental song titles I heard in ages like
Oral Sex With Eva Braun, My Diet Weed, Psychedelic Music Listeners Make Me Sick and Porno Murder.

The sound-exploring duo just launched new longplayer EPIDEMIC described on their Bandcamp-page as follows: Compared to their first album “Cruel Tales”, the sound is darker, charged with emotions and psychological nuances. Powderous bass lines, acid synths and
spacey drumming are the perfect scenery for their garage r’n’r mayhem. The title, “Epidemic”, was chosen at early stages, inspired by the way music can spread beauty into the world, sweetly connecting people and nurturing new movements and ideas.In a continuous flow, the tracks float between punk electronic, noisy rock vibes and funk rhythmics, while lyrics might seems labyrinths free to wander, in search of uncatchable meanings.

Epidemic is a remarkably multifaceted work of high-tech extravaganza. A head-twisting record with a diversified melting pot of jaw-dropping knockouts to petrifying brainfuckers as if you are listening to several albums at the same time. From industrial Nine Inch Nails uppercuts (She Grew Up In A Shotgun Row / Bloody Brushing) to metallic Killing Joke drones (Dren Crom / Black Love), from Charlotte Gainsbourg sensuality (Chanson Massacre) to spellbinding slow-mo serpents (Narc Bofyriend / Syrup & Soda). Different moods, different tunes. You want more references? Orbital, Aphex Twin, KMFDM, and Depeche Mode.

I guess you get the sonic picture by now.
Fasten your seatbelts and lose yourself
into this sizzling volcano…

Video clip for highlight ‘Black Love‘…