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.

EXPLODED VIEW Challenges Your Subconsciousness With New Enigmatic Album… ‘OBEY’

28 September 2018

EXPLODED VIEW, the self-willed international ensemble led by the puzzling singer-
songwriter Annika Henderson, already made a lasting impact with their highly praised
self-titled debut album two years ago and are now back to mystify your sense of being even more. From the twilight lullaby opener onwards you enter their unreal sonic world
as designed on their new, second longplayer, entitled ‘OBEY. After the intro you drift into darksome ballad ‘Open Road‘ until ‘Dark Stains‘, with ‘Come On Honey‘ one of the most explosive songs on the fresh LP, jumps at you like a serpent. Suddenly and firmly.

By now you fully realize what’s really going on. Henderson is already walking around in your head looking for closed doors to open, looking to challenge your subconsciousness just the way mindfucker David Lynch loves to make you believe you’re on the verge of insanity with his nightmarish movies. Absolutely! That’s how Henderson‘s haunting and hunting vox captures your awareness, that’s how the whole hallucinatory orchestration vibrates like. At times (Sleepers / Letting Go of Childhood) it’s like if all instruments at play follow their own path before joining each other somewhere along the line, organically
and mysteriously. Obey is a perplexing and bewildering adventure. An enigmatic trip
from beginning to end. When the electro-droning closer ‘Rant‘ hit me for the first time
I still had no clue where I actually was, so I restarted the record instantly to find out.
That is what ‘Obey‘ does to you. It puts a ghostly spell on you. You just can’t escape. Exploded View‘s world is one of psychotherapeutic magic and seducing illusions.

Well, that’s my personal, ongoing, confused experience since the album was released yesterday. Discover the fascinating odyssey for yourself. Believe me, it’s much cheaper
and absolutely more effective than visiting your money-greedy shrink…

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OBEY available via Sacred Bones  and Bandcamp or iTunes 

EXPLODED VIEW: Facebook – Instagram

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

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven killer tracks we played on repeat in September!
A crazed fusion of roaring rippers and galvanizing grooves
energizing all of our senses and our limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout September Team!

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1. ‘Dark Stains’ by EXPLODED VIEW (Mexico/Berlin)
A truly booming dance knockout. Its ongoing menacing and eurhythmic vibrancy is simply irresistible and will put a spell on your senses. New album Obey out today. Stream here.

EXPLODED VIEW: Facebook

2. ‘Dirty Boy’ feat. Barry Adamson by A CERTAIN RATIO (Manchester, UK)
The veteran Manchester post punks still make your hips sway uncontrollably. With special guest (ex-Magazine) Barry Adamson you can hit the dance floor and funk yourself dizzy…

A CERTAIN RATIO: Facebook

3. ‘Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES (Bristol, UK)
A moshpit punk uppercut from the band’s smashing new longplayer Joy As An Act Of Resistance. It will catapult this hot-blooded gang of misfits into the premier rock league.

IDLES: Facebook

4. ‘Get Along’ by FADE AWAAYS (Toronto, Canada)
This loud-mouthed corker, made to energize mad crowds, confirms that guitar rock is still alive and kicking! Expect uproarious riffs, a pumping bass/drums force and a killer chorus.

FADE AWAAYS: Facebook

5. ‘Bigfoot’ by DIANE GRACE (Belgium)
Demonic and exorcistic, yet catchy as bloody hell. Hot boiling ripper from this up and coming punk desperados’ debut EP ‘Panic!’. Stream/buy the whole shebang right here.

DIANE GRACE: Facebook

6. ‘When We Left’ by SOMEDAYS (London, UK)
Its glowing drive, its tenacious pace and its confident dynamic will vitalize your adrenaline’s stream and will activate your nerves. The Strokes are dead! Long live Somedays! Damn right.

SOMEDAYS: Facebook

7. ‘Graphite’ by TWIST HELIX (Newcastle upon Tyne. UK)
Here’s a wholehearted, passion injected synths power stroke. Ardent, blazing and totally infectious. An anxious crackerjack strongly intensified by frontwoman Bea Garcia‘s vox.

TWIST HELIX: Facebook

8. ‘The Present’ by MOVIESTAR feat. Professor Elemental (Oslo, Norway)
This is a funky hippy-hoppy party humdinger featuring the wacko steampunk-rapper Professor Elemental. Its funny, trippy, poppy, dancey and totally contagious all the way.

MOVIESTAR: Facebook

9. ‘The Beast Of Love’ by HERSELF Featuring JONATHAN DONAHUE (Italy/US)
A stirring ballad feat. Jonathan Donahue, angelic vox of legendary New York dreamers Mercury Rev. The song resonates like a sensitive symphony growing fuller along its starry-eyed path. New LP by Herself aka Italian singer/songwriter Gioele Valenti out 19th October.

HERSELF: Facebook

10. ‘Young Fools’ by SMALL MILLION (Portland, Oregon, US)
A highly charming pop pearl with singer Malachi Graham‘s gracious vox turning the sticky melody into a moony reverie. Ryan Linder‘s poetic guitar play adds magic to this beauty.

SMALL MILLION: Facebook

11. ‘As One’ by SUEDE (London, UK)
Grand and epic symphony. It’s the magnificent opener from the glam rockers’ new album ‘The Blue Hour‘. There’s a phenomenal choir in there that just blows my mind. Top score!

SUEDE: Facebook

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See/hear you next month, music junkies

EXPLODED VIEW’s Brand New Track ‘DARK STAINS’ Resonates Like Dark Twisted Disco Pop…

Brand new sonic impulses

13 September 2018

International 3-piece EXPLODED VIEW led by the puzzling, Berlin-based Annika Henderson will launch sophomore album, titled OBEY on 28th September. Ahead of its release, the band shared another new, spectacular track called DARK STAINS

It’s “a song about a body who sees in themselves the errors of the past, yet flaunts behind the veils of inheritance and fails to take full responsibility for the present. To what extent can we break the cycles, repetitive patterns deep engrained, that we were born with? Can we trust to
be protected by the cotton beds that we were blessed with? Or restricted forever more by the ceilings that we came to earth beneath?”
explains and wonders Henderson.

To Turn Up The Volume‘s ears DARK STAINS is EXPLODED VIEW‘s best performance so far. A truly booming dance knockout. Its ongoing menacing and eurhythmic vibrancy is simply irresistible and will put a spell on your senses. It resonates like dark twisted disco pop for lost and troubled souls. Feel the recalcitrant and enticing beat right here…


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EXPLODED VIEW: Facebook – Instagram


Second album OBEY out 28 September. Info and pre-order facilities on Bandcamp

(photo on top by Turn Up The Volume! – Brussels 2018)

EXPLODED VIEW Shares New Track From Sophomore Album – Here’s ‘SLEEPERS’…

Brand new sonic impulses

1 August 2018


(pic by Turn Up The Volume!)

Two years ago Mexico based 3-piece EXPLODED VIEW led by the enigmatic Annika Henderson scored with their fascinating self-titled debut LP. With its awkward pop structures, psychotropic rhythms, claustrophobic vibes and Henderson‘s bewitching
vox the band takes you on an enthralling trip, on record as well as live as yours truly experienced last May in Brussels (review here). A couple of weeks ago they announced
that their sophomore album, titled OBEY will hit the streets in September. Ahead of it here’s SLEEPERS. Another dark and illusory trip accompanied by the trio’s message:

“Break free and fly above the clouds outside the lines that we were told were good for us.
Free yourself from your own prison. Remove the shackles of fear to find that the unknown
is not so scary and can be full of precious discoveries (sometimes only possible during sleep).
A constant trip comes to an abrupt and unresolved ending with the collapse and eerie shriek
of the Arp Solina.

Join Exploded View‘s profound quest right here…

EXPLODED VIEW: Debut LP on Bandcamp – Facebook – Instagram


Second album OBEY out 28 September. Info and pre-order facilities on Bandcamp

EXPLODED VIEW’s Magnetizing Frontwoman ANNIKA HENDERSON Puts A Spell On Brussels…

EXPLODED VIEW – Brass club, Vorst, Brussels – 30 May 2018

Mexico based quartet EXPLODED VIEW scored one of the boldest & most intriguing albums of 2016 with their self-titled debut LP. A puzzling collection of darksome pop
songs with awkward structures, psychotropic rhythms and claustrophobic vibes. An audacious record revealing new sonic secrets with every spin. Yesterday the quartet
played Belgium again, this time in Vorst, Brussels. It’s almost impossible not to look
the whole concert to charismatic German frontwoman Annika Henderson aka Anika.

Her staring eyes have a spellbinding effect! She has Bette Davis‘ eyes! Mysterious,
ominous and truly hypnotic! A natural-born femme fatale who almost whispers
the darksome songs, therefore adding some more enigma to the curious picture.
At times I wondered what was exactly going on in her mind. No way to figure that
out. Her seductive presence is a closed book. Fatally attractive and unfathomable,
but at the same the perfect vocalist for Exploded View‘s adventurous and contrary approach to pop-ular music. Enthralling band, mind-affecting sound and a totally
mesmerizing frontwoman with a magnetic vox. Special! Like listening to a David
Lynch
movie. If you never heard of them here’s ‘Summer Came Early’, a tempting
musing from their same-titled 2017 EP…

EXPLODED VIEW‘s debut in full…


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Bette Davis’ eyes


Spellbinding presence


Entrancing view

EXPLODED VIEW: ‘Summer Came Early’ EP on Bandcamp – Facebook – Instagram

MY 2016 ALL STAR TEAM – 21 Captivating Crackers…

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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!

https://open.spotify.com/user/turnupthatvolume/playlist/30vqNBmyeoJSnaEOu8sCZv
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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
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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
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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
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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 forceful energy. Apocalyptic thunder!…
EP: brand new 4-track titled ‘Cold Comfort’ – here on iTunes
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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
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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
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14/ ‘Whirling Eye’ by THE KILLS (UK/US)
Jamie & Alisson alive and kicking again in 2016. Magnetic, swirling and catchy…
New album: Ash & Ice
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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
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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
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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!
Album: MY WOMAN

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

(all concert pics by TUTV!)