GARY NUMAN Still An Electric Friend With New Doom And Gloom Album ‘INTRUDER’

21 May 2021

Artist: Gary Anthony James Webb aka GARY NUMAN
Started his triumphant career in 1975 as the frontman of
Tubeway Army. He celebrated his 63rd birthday last March.

Album: INTRUDER – his 19th (!) longplayer
Released: 21st May 2021 – Order info here

Gary Numan: “Intruder looks at climate change from the planet’s
point of view. If Earth could speak, and feel things the way we do, what
would it say? How would it feel? The songs, for the most part, attempt to
be that voice, or at least try to express what I believe the earth must feel
at the moment.”


NME
says: “in 2021, and with ‘Intruder’, he’s chiming with the times – and
sounding thrillingly relevant in the process… The electro-pop legend has seen
and done it all in 45 years – so when he says the planet’s knackered, as on this
bruised concept album, you’d better listen.”
Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Numan still is an electric friend. His Tubeway Army
still is well oiled. No time yet to retire and leave us in your spaceship, Gary.

Single: Intruder / I’m Screaming

– I AM SCREAMING –

Full album…

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GARY NUMAN: Facebook

Slo-Mo Synth Drone – New Track ‘SAINTS AND LIARS’ By GARY NUMAN

30 March 2021

Gary Anthony James Webb aka GARY NUMAN started his triumphant career in 1975
as frontman of Tubeway Army. He celebrated his 63rd birthday on 8 March. And his new – already 19th – album titled Intruder sees the day of light on 21st May. Order info here.

Ahead of it comes (another) new track. SAINTS AND LIARS is “the earth drawing attention
to our blind faith in religion, in a fictitious God, who in reality does nothing for us, while at the same time abusing and destroying the planet, which does everything for us”
says the God of all Numanoids.

Listen to the slow-moving synth drone…

GARY NUMAN: Facebook


(Gary Numan, Belgium, 2018 – photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

Coming Soon… New -19th – GARY NUMAN Album

New albums in the pipeline…

23 March 2021

Artist: Gary Anthony James Webb aka GARY NUMAN
Started his triumphant career in 1975 as the frontman of
Tubeway Army. He celebrated his 63rd birthday on 8 March.

Album: INTRUDER – his 19th (!) longplayer
Out: 21st May 2021 – Order info here

Gary Numan: “Intruder looks at climate change from the planet’s
point of view. If Earth could speak, and feel things the way we do, what
would it say? How would it feel? The songs, for the most part, attempt to
be that voice, or at least try to express what I believe the earth must feel
at the moment.”

Single: title track..

GARY NUMAN: Facebook


Numan and his daughter in Belgium, 2018 – pic by Turn Up The Volume

GARY NUMAN With Ravishing Rendition Of His Great Classic ‘ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC?’ In London 2018

Striking live moments…

New wave/electro icon GARY NUMAN recorded his most famous stunner and mega
hit ‘ARE “FRIENDS” ELECTRIC?‘ with his band TUBEWAY ARMY back in 1979 for the Replicas  LP. Every time I hear this overwhelming classic I feel shivers down my spine,
yes, still after all these years. And live you get an extra adrenalin injection like here with
this ravishing rendition in London in 2018 (part of his Savage tour) with an ecstatic
crowd in a state of euphoria.

Sing/scream along right here…

The concert is immortalized in a live album
called Savage Live At Brixton Academy.
Stream it here…

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GARY NUMAN: Facebook


Turn Up The Volume saw Gary Numan too, on that 2018 tour (in Belgium).Here, in a duet with his wonderful daughter (pic by TUTV!)

Noise Rockers METZ Cover GARY NUMAN – Here’s ‘M.E.’

21 August 2019


(pic by Turn Up The Volume!)

Fierce Canadian rockers METZ released their excellent rarities compilation Automat last month. The vinyl version included an exclusive 7” single featuring their interpretation of songs from three other, unexpected, artists: Sparklehorse‘s ‘Pig‘ from a very limited 2012 Record Store Day split single. ‘I’m A Bug a cover of The Urinals art-punk classic, originally released on YouTube in 2014 and a previously unreleased rendition of electro legend GARY NUMAN‘s song ‘M.E.’ from his 1979 ‘Pleasure Principle‘ album.⁣⁣
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The band have made the three covers available
digitally everywhere. You can stream them all here.

For Numan’s ‘M.E.’ the band shared an animated clip. Listen/watch this way…

METZ: Facebook


Stream/purchase compilation AUTOMAT via Bandcamp

TUBEWAY ARMY – Debut LP Released 40 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

23 November 2018

Band: TUBEWAY ARMY

Album: Self-titled debut

Released: 24 November 1978 – 40 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “In the past, many have felt that Numan’s debut disc didn’t measure up to his later triumphs (1979’s Replicas, 1980’s Telekon, etc.), but listening to it today, you discover that it’s the most underrated of all his early albums. Numan & the Tubeway Army were one of the first new wave/punk bands (along with Kraftwerk and Devo) to successfully fuse robotic synthesizers with rock & roll. Gary Numan’s guitar riffing is more prominent here than on any other of his albums, which gives the tunes a splendid Ziggy Stardust feel at times. Kicking things off with several strong compositions…”
Full review here – Score: 4/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: The startling start of Gary Numan‘s long and
electro-colorful career and the pre-birth of countless Numanoids worldwide.

ALBUM in full
(Original tracklist: #1 – #12…

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Still going strong 40 years later / pic by Turn Up The Volume – Belgium August 2018