Mavericks DU BLONDE And EZRA FURMAN Rock On ‘I’M GLAD THAT WE BROKE UP’

Clips that impress tour ears and eyes…

11 March 2021

Beth Jeans Houghton aka the utterly cool party animal Du Blonde
and androgynous songsmith Ezra Furman became playful partners
in rock-out crime with steaming single, I’m Glad That We Broke Up
and have now a crazy clip out to visualize the cracker.

Houghton says “Me and Ezra had so much fun making this track we
wanted to relive the experience by setting up greenscreens in our houses.
Hope you enjoy this trash pizza served up on a cold hard plate of digital
diarrhoea. The record was low budget, so it seemed fitting for the video
to be low budget as well.”

Erza: “Art is the meeting of an army of mewling demons and an army of light.
We Live and Love in a video culture of sin. The Sinternet is a World Wide Web
of toxic relationships and bad mojo. We made this as an antidote to snake venom.”

Watching both unconventional artists in the crazy video clip, it’s loud and clear for
your ears and eyes that the two-of-a-kind tandem have a big blast. Well, if your limbs
resist getting activated when seeing this we only do what we love to do duo, it’s time to
fire your gym coach and change your meds. Don’t worry be happy!

Go buy a banana and return to go nuts…

Du Blonde has a new album out in April. More info about Homecoming right here

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks Of MAY 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A hot cocktail of rip-roaring rippers and cracking cuts.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout May Team!

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1. ‘My Way’ by THE DARTS (L.A/Phoenix, US)
The only crazed way, is The Darts way. This corker is on these fiery garage bats’ 2nd album.

1. ‘Gacked On Anger’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Melbourne, Australia)
Ignore the fake news. Rock and roll is not dead!! These sweaty Aussies are the living proof.

3. ‘The Witching Hour’ by SAINT-AGNES (London, UK)
Blues rock voodoo that nails you to the cross. So will debut LP ‘Welcome To Silvertown’.

4. ‘Meat Week’ by BROKEN BABY (L.A. CA, US)
Loud and crystal clear tirade bottled in a motorik bass/drum beat pushed groove. Yeah!

5. ‘Calm Down Aka I Should Not Be Alone’ by EZRA FURMAN (Evanston, IL, US)
A totally not-calm corker, full of peppy vivacity and fervent emotion from upcoming LP.

6. ‘Even Tough’ by HOLY MAGICK (Brighton, UK)
A magnetic trance-like groove that sticks from the get-go. Discover their debut LP here.

7. ‘Shake It‘ by FERAL FIVE (East London, UK)
Tremendous racy electro killer with an instant impact on your hips, feet and mind…


8. ‘The Joker’
by THE STONE BIRDS (Portsmouth, UK)
From a slow-burning torch to a droning steamroller with attitude and swagger. Score!

9. ‘Lonesome Prairie’ by SOUVENIR DRIVER (Portland, OR, US)
Glorious amplified pop pearl from their new stellar album A Dangerous Crossing.

10. ‘Little Romance’ by ECHOTAPE (South England)
Ecstatic tonality, effervescent flow, bang-up vocals, and an exuberant chorus. Top!

11. ‘Hesitate’ by SOCIAL STATION (Washington D.C., US)
Warm synths, infectious percussion, pulsating bass, and dreamy vocals. Melancholic gem!

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EZRA FURMAN Drops New Stirring Slam ‘CALM DOWN AKA I SHOULD NOT BE ALONE’…

Brand new sonic impulses

22 May 2019

Chicago’s flamboyant artist EZRA FURMAN has announced his new ‘spiritually queer‘ album, entitled TWELVE NUDES. It’s planned to hit the streets 30th August via Bella Union. Here’s the raging lead single ‘CALM DOWN AKA I SHOULD NOT BE ALONE’.
A totally not-calm corker, full of peppy vivacity and fervent emotion. Listen/watch here…

EZRA FURMAN: Facebook


Artwork new album TWELVE NUDES – out 30th August

(photo on top by TUTV!)

Here’s TURN UP THE VOLUME’s Knockout Team For February 2018!…

Striking vibrations that good we play it on

TWELVE KNOCKOUTS I played on repeat in FEBRUARY!
An ace cocktail of addictive bangers & smoking grooves
activating all my senses and itchy limbs this past month!
TURN UP THE VOLUME! Here are twelve stellar kicks…

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1/ ‘Distant Colours’ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS (Wales)
I’m a sucker for anthemic melancholia and the Manics are experts on the matter…
Album: Resistance Is Futile – out 6 April via Columbia Records

2/ ‘Shiny One’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
Boston’s guitar popsmiths return with sultry groove energized with a glorious chorus…
Album: ‘Dove’ out 4 May – all info right here

3/ ‘Dig’ by SEAZOO (Wales)
Irresistible earworm with rich harmonies and a sticky chorus going under your skin…
Album: Trunks – out now – stream/purchase via Bandcamp

4/ ‘New Values’ by SHOPPING (London/Glasgow)
Electro weirdness and glimmering guitars. Highly feverish beat, snappy as bloody hell…
Album: The Official Body – out now – stream/purchase via Bandcamp

5/ ‘And Play A Game’ by JUJU (Italy)
Intoxicating psychedelia with a multi-layered, mind-boggling and trippy flow! Ace!…
Album: Our Mother Was A Plant – stream/purchase on Bandcamp

6/ ‘Sleep / Paralysis by PLATTENBAU (base: Berlin,Germany)
Electro paranoia with tribal drums pushing the startling Krautrock beat continuously…

7/ ‘Perfect Routine’ by TUBELIGHT (Belgium)
The Fall is dead! Long live Tubelight! Belgian top band scores big time…
Album: Expert By Virtue, Thereof out now – available on iTunes

8/ ‘Temper’ by SUSS CUNTS (Melbourne, Australia)
Amplified jingle jangle riffage from down under. Witty and punky. Strapping score!

9/ ‘Greenman’ by SCHOOL DISCO ((Plymouth, United Kingdom)
Surf injected psychedelia with a rockabilly Cramps edge. A spacey firecracker all the way…

10/ ‘Stop’ by HOUSEHATS (Norway/Australia)
Unstoppable bolide fueled by relentless, repetitive riffs. Infectious & head-spinning stuff…

11/ ‘Suck The Blood From My Wound’ by EZRA FURMAN (Evanston, IL, US)
Mixed emotions passion and a heartfelt intensity that gives you goosebumps…
Album: Transangelic Exodus – out now – on iTunes

12/ ‘Stargazer’ by THE CROWLEYS (Hamilton, Canada)
Spellbinding psych escapade driven by endless, sparkling riffs that will enchant you…
EP: new one called COLOURS CHANGE THEIR TONE – discover/stream/purchase here

See/hear you next month, music junkies

EZRA FURMAN Enkindles Brussels – From Gripping Turmoil To Euphoric Rock ‘N’ Roll Exhilaration…

EZRA FURMAN – Botanique, Brussels – 14 February 2018

From depressing parking lots to captivating singer/songwriter/performer
From losing his innocence to a boy named Vincent to ‘us vs the world’ feel
From driving down to L.A. to playing a sold out show in Brussels last night
From peeling an orange every morning to sucking the blood from a wound
From covering the wonderful Kate Bush to playing ardent Chuck Berry riffs
From psalms to transangelic exodus on four wheels, to loving you so bad…

From the great unknown to the rockabilly of tell em all to go to hell…

From loving/hating Valentine’s Day to the Queen of Hearts

From a beach house to an adoring, crouched audience…

From a dog day to a restless year

From fear to queer, from a dream to a scream

Here’s the whole set reproduced on Spotify
(except for ‘Kate Bush’ cover of ‘Hounds Of Love’)

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EZRA FURMAN: Website – Facebook – Twitter


New album TRANSANGELIC EXODUS out now – available on iTunes

(all concert pics by JL/Turn Up The Volume!)