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…

Stream/buy here…


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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!

Stream/buy here…


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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!

Stream/buy here…


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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!

Stream/buy here..


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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.

Stream/buy here…


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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!

Stream/buy here…


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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.

Stream/buy here…


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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.

Stream/buy here…


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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.

Stream/buy here…


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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…

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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

PORRIDGE RADIO Shares Another Compelling Track From Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘CIRCLING’…

New sonic impulses

5 March 2020

Fast rising Brighton based band PORRIDGE RADIO, fronted by magnetic singer-songwriter Dana Margolin, release their second longplayer ‘EVERY BAD‘ on 13 March via Secretly Canadian. With all the tracks we heard so far (see video clips below) it’s crystal clear that the new LP will be one this year’s best. And here’s another piece that shows why.

About the new one called ‘CIRCLING‘ Margolin says: “a lot of the songs on ‘Every Bad’ are centred around the sea, and ‘Circling ‘was one of the last songs focused on the water that I wrote for the album. I was thinking on the idea of willing things to be okay by repeating that they are, because I need them to be.”

‘Circling’ sounds at first like a good old waltz until the passion increases impetuously, midway, and Margolin proves once again why she’s one of the most affecting and wholehearted singers today. Her ardent intensity and unbridled fervency are just overpowering and touch heart and soul.

Listen/watch right here…

And here are all the stellar tracks previously issued…

– SWEET –

– LILAC –

– GIVE/TAKE –

– DON’T ASK ME TWICE –

PORRIDGE RADIO: Facebook


New album EVERY BAD out 13 March. More info and details right here.

The Best Band In The World PORRIDGE RADIO Shares New Single ‘SWEET’ From Upcoming Album…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

20 January 2020

Fast rising Brighton band PORRIDGE RADIO, led by charismatic singer-songwriter Dana Margolin, release their second album ‘EVERY BAD‘ on 13 March via Secretly Canadian. The famous former British journalist Everett True (real name: Jeremy Andrew Thackray) who wrote for two legendary UK magazines Melody Maker and NME and who played in various bands himself called Porridge Radio the best band in the world after seeing them play for only 40 seconds a couple of years ago.

I saw the group myself in Amsterdam in 2018 in a small club. I witnessed four young, nervous people who looked and sounded like lo-fi romantic indie punks. Hard and soft, anarchic and sweet, chaotic and intense, passionate and plainspoken with frontwoman Dana Margolin trying to connect with the audience. To be honest I didn’t get Everett True‘s statement, although I felt an intriguing attraction because of the band’s zestful sonority and charming enthusiasm. After their try and error DIY debut LP Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers of 2016 the foursome took time to prepare for their next step.

Based on the tracks they have already shared, new LP ‘EVERY BAD’ is definitely a whole other experience. Although Margolin says that the longplayer is about “figuring out how I want to exist in relation to others, and how to process my own feelings, how to be vulnerable, how to show people how I feel” you’ll hear a reborn band with a fuller and more vehement sound, with more confidence, with forceful panache and most important of all with killer songs.

Here’s the newest cut. ‘SWEET‘ is an overwhelming loudQUIETloud crackerjack with Margolin‘s repeating frequently ‘I’m charming, I’m sweet and she will loves me when she
meets me
‘. PORRIDGE RADIO will be big soon. FACT!

– SWEET –

Here are the other three tracks the band already dropped…

– LILAC –

– GIVE/TAKE –

– DON’T ASK ME TWICE –

PORRIDGE RADIO: Facebook