TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For JANUARY 2019…

The knockout killer tracks of the past month…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A smoking fusion of roaring rippers and gusty grooves
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout January Team!

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1. ‘Feet’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY (London, UK)
The Saoudi/Adamczewski family returns with magnetic mantra-like chant. Intoxicating stuff!

2. ‘Motor City Steel’ by The Dandy Warhols (Portland, US)
Irresistibly catchy earworm from The Dandys marvelous new LP Why You So Crazy.

3. ‘The Creeps’ by LAURA IMBRUGLIA (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian singer/songwriter turns her anger into a burning banger. Top cut!…

4. M.A.H. by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (Manchester, UK)
A massive cannonball. A dance punk anthem for 24 hour party ravers…

5. Ar.Mour by UNKLE feat. Miink & Elliot Power (UK)
Vibey, spaced-out and cosmic. Yes, UNKLE is back!

6. ‘All I Want’ by BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE (Toronto, Canada)
Toronto’s harmony team returns with an upbeat and funky cracker. Bingo!

7. ‘Chain Of Being’ by CROWS (London, UK)
A relentlessly drums driven missile with a terrifically rollicking guitar fanfare…

8. ‘Dead Beat’ by GUIDE DOG (Bridgend, Wales)
A head-smashing wallop sounding like Nine Inch Nails with a hammering hangover…

9. ‘Steppenwolf’ by THE RINGARDS (London, UK)
Claustrophobic groove with wailing guitars creating a sort of weird voodoo feel…

10. ‘Another Mess, I’ by AYU (Switzerland/Germany)
Soulfully trippy, emotionally atmospheric, charmingly poppy with a Massive Attack touch…

11. ‘Seventeen’ by SHARON VAN ETTEN (Belleville, NJ, US)
Impassioned and melancholic pearl, with a vocal finale that causes goosebumps…

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FAT WHITE FAMILY Announces New Album And Shares Ghostly New Single ‘FEET’…

Brand new sonic impulses

10 January 2019

After their SONGS FOR OUR MOTHERS CD in 2016, FAT WHITE FAMILY‘s key members turned to other projects (Lias Saoudi joined The Moonlandingz and Saul Adamczewski formed Insecure Men). Obviously they still had time for another FWF album too. Third longplayer SERFS UP! will be out in April. Today the band dropped first single, called
‘FEET’ and it’s a totally different animal compared to anything they did before.

A press statement claims that: “Where once they soundtracked grubby Britain of vape shops, Fray Bentos dinners and blackened tinfoil, a crepuscular comedown realm stalked by Shipman, Goebbels and Mark E Smith, Fat White Family now inhabit another cosmos entirely.”

Feet‘ is an extended karma-like chant. A ghostly, magnetic and kaleidoscopic vibe. You’ll hear strings, a sort of monk choir in the back, cinematic sound sequences and lots of other stuff you wouldn’t associate with the collective once branded ‘the most dangerous new band in Britain‘. Hallelujah, I can’t wait for the new record. But first this close encounter of the third kind…

FAT WHITE FAMILY: Facebook


New album SERFS UP! out 19 April – pre-order facilities here

THE MOONLANDINGZ – On A Sweet Steamy Saturn Of Their Own When They Hit Planet Earth…

Smashing live performances…

One of the most intriguing new bands in ages. One that makes you ecstatic, one that energizes your lazy limbs, one that messes up your mind, one that you’ll remember
when they’re gone. And yes, unfortunately, the following message on their FB-page announces the farewell of THE MOONLANDINGZ‘s first visit on earth, let by outlaw
Johnny Rocket. Let’s bloody hope they return again some day. We need weirdos like
them, otherwise, we’re condemned to eternal boredom… “Only one month to go before
we hit the road for one more lap of honour before we take a break from playing live for
a while and start thinking about writing another ‘groundbreaking’ pop record and to allow
your favourite glamorous psychedelic pop hero, Johnny Rocket, to revert back to Lias Saoudi and the next exciting phase of the Fat White Family adventure.”

Let’s celebrate this outlandish combo once
more before they return to their lunar crater.
Here’s SWEET SATURN MINE

THE MOONLANDINGZ: Website – Facebook – Twitter

The good news is I saw them live twice…


Paradiso, Amsterdam – 26 April…


Dour Festival Belgium – 14 July…


One of the best 2017 albums – INTERPLANETARY CLASS CLASSICS – here on  Spotify

Now, I’ll prepare myself mentally for the return of the best band on this troubled planet…


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My 21 Most Body & Mind Twisting Concerts Of 2016…

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I saw 136 artists in action this year, from performances in small bars to a couple of too crowded festivals, from many cool club gigs to mid-range venue shows. My mind is truly hooked to life music for years now, it helps me staying healthy and crazy at the same time – a much needed balance on this troubled planet – and it certainly helps to get away from daily, disturbing worries and create some thrilling time instead. Gripping concerts elevate me, vitalize me and energize me in several ways. Oops, before getting too philosophical here are the 21 most outstanding WHAM BLOODY BAM fireworks (in chronological order)
I witnessed in 2016…

1/  DOUBLE VETERANS
Café Video, Ghent – 9 February
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2/ FAT WHITE FAMILY
La Madeleine, Brussels – 4 March
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3/ MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels – 1 May
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4/ THE GLÜCKS
Cactus Club, Brugge – 18 June
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5/ PAUL MCCARTNEY
Werchter Festival – 1 July
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6/ THE HIVES
Rock Zottegem Festival – 9 July
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7/ ELEFANT
Charlatan Club, Ghent – 23 July
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8/ RICHARD ASHCROFT
Lokerse Feesten Festival – 10 August
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9/ PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT
W-Festival in Wortegem Petegem – 23 Augustus
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10/  THE PARROTS
Madamme Moustache, Brussels – 15 September
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11/ DEAP VALLY
Paradiso, Amsterdam – 26 September
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12/ THE KILLS
Paradiso, Amsterdam – 21 October
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13/ ARNO
Vooruit, Gent – 23 October
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14/ THE LIMINANAS
Madamme Moustache – 31 October
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15/ CROWS
Café Video, Ghent  – 2 November
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16/ ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Het Depot, Leuven – 5 November
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17/ THE LEMON TWIGS
Botanique, Brussels – 25 November
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18/ THE JULIE RUIN
Botanique, Brussels – 30 November
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19/ COCAINE PISS
VK, Brussels – 2 December
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20/ TOY
Trix, Antwerpen – 3 December
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21 / PRIMAL SCREAM
Brixton Academy, London – 15 December
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(All pics by TurnUpTheVolume!)

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN! The 7 Knockout Albums That Energized My Ears And Mind In 2016…

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1/ ‘Peace & Truce Of Future Of The Left’ by FUTURE OF THE LEFT (Wales/UK)
The slashing combination of frontman Andrew Falkous’ sarcastic, verbal virtuosity & explosive vocals with the band’s smashing hacksaw drones make me feel MENTAL!…
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THE PEACE & TRUCE on Spotify 
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FUTURE OF THE LEFT: Website – Facebook

2/ ‘Femejism’ by DEAP VALLY (Los Angeles, CA, US)
This merciless hittin’ female duo’s second album is a badass killer opus filled with tons of dynamite blues rock. Troy‘s borderline vox & Edwards’ fierce drumming are lethal weapons!
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FEMEJISM on Spotify
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DEAP VALLY: Website –  Facebook – Twitter

3/ ‘The Dancer’ by COCAINE PISS (Liege, Belgium)
Deafening exorcism with 90 seconds hardcore sledgehammers attacking all your senses non-stop. This 4-piece explores the sharp edge of insanity with mind-boggling outbursts…
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THE DANCER on Bandcamp
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COCAINE PISS: Facebook – You Tube

4/ ‘Chaosmosis’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)
Best amplified pop album of the year to soundtrack your 24-hour Saturday Night Fever…
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CHAOSMOSIS on Spotify
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PRIMAL SCREAM: Website – Facebook

5/ ‘Songs For Our Mothers’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY (London, UK)
Maddest, most controversial and anarchistic gang in years producing mind-blowing electronic guitar grooves. From ecstasy injected euphoria to lazy lo-fi Valium chants…
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SONGS FOR OUR MOTHERS on Spotify
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FAT WHITE FAMILY: Facebook – Twitter

6/’Honeymoon on Mars’ by THE POP GROUP (Bristol,UK)
The legendary post-punk prostitutes still funk acutely against the grain with abrasive flare and adrenaline injected dance eccentricity for all the surviving citizen zombies out there…
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HONEYMOON ON MARS on Bandcamp
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THE POP GROUP: Website – Facebook – Twitter

7/ ‘Tracks Of Wire’ by DEUX FURIEUSES (London, UK)
Loud and proud debut album by two outspoken and deeply caring female rebels.
An unambiguous, honest and challenging powerhouse LP about social injustices…
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TRACKS OF WIRE on Bandcamp
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DEUX FURIEUSES: Website – Facebook – Twitter

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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!

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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
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6/ ‘Step Up’ by White (Glasgow, Scotland)
Deranged funk madness pushed by an incendiary engine. Mind-boggling score!…
EP: Cuts That Don’t Bleed
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7/ ‘One’ by  PSYCHO COMEDY (Liverpool, England)
Unstoppable psych steamroller getting more stormy with every second. Glorious debut…
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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
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10/ ‘The Itch’ by CROWS (London, UK)
These sinewy blusterers turn grimness into a 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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