GIRL BAND – ‘Baloo’ – Rough Trade Session London 2015

Remarkable live moments

Irish exorcism rockers GIRL BAND has released one of the best albums of 2019 with their second longplayer called ‘The Talkies’. If you never heard of these noise engine than this live footage of ‘BALOO‘ a piercing highlight from their debut LP Holding Hands With Jamie’, from a Rough Trade Session in 2015, will definitely make an unforgettable impression on your ears.

Tune in and shudder right here…

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Irish Exorcistic Noiseniks GIRL BAND Hit Brussels With Mind-Boggling Crusade…

GIRL BAND – Botanique, Brussels – 7 November 2019

Following the recent release of their second bone-crushing album, called THE TALKIES , Irish hair-raising noise 4-piece GIRL BAND are on the road to present you their collection of new soul-pulverizing eruptions mixed with some blasts from the past. Last Thursday they invaded Brussels.

It’s hard to put their chainsaw turbulence live on stage into words. You really need to
be there so your nerves can feel the horrific tension this near motionless quartet creates
on a podium. The bassist and guitarist follow a fuzzy, bloodcurdling path of their own, the drummer slashes fiercely while frontman Dara Kiely howls and screeches like someone who’s hooked on primal scream therapy. It’s remarkable that all the intimidating racket comes together as one coherent crusade going in the same tumultuous direction.

I witnessed that half of the sell-out crowd were fanatic fans and knew the songs by hard and that the other half, not entirely familiar with the band, wondered why this diabolic havoc was so overwhelming, so resistless and so soul-slicing. Yep, Girl Band is not your average noise rock band, they operate in a mind-boggling zone looking for disquietening ways to scare their worst demons, and they give you an opportunity to do the same from the very moment they unleash their nightmarish offensive. Thrashing performance!

Never heard of these lovely Irish guys? Here you go

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Here’s their new petrifying album THE TALKIES in full…

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(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

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

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervid fusion of clashing crackers and boisterous bangers!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout October Team

1. ‘Hungry Baby’ by KIM GORDON (New York, NY, US)
Formidable blast with a mind-boggling impact. From new solo LP ‘No Home Record’.

2. ‘Couch Combover’ by GIRL BAND (Ireland)
Cutting chainsaw turbulence that’ll do your head in. From new album ‘The Talkies’.

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3. ‘Trash Talk’ by LAZYBONES (Brighton, UK)
Unstoppable blustery ferocity that will pump up your bloodstream’s flow. Bloody hell yeah!

4. ‘Think Less’ by THANK (Leeds, UK)
A volcanic blowup build around an incessant, head-spinning, percussive bass riff. Nasty!


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5. ‘Modern Romance’ by ANIMAL HOUSE (Brighton, UK)
A sickly sticky snorter that rushes and thunders like a high-speed train on the run…


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6. ‘Spin’ by SILENT FORUM (Wales)
Crepitating post punk guitar stunner. Think PIL’s Keith Levene & Gang Of Four! Stunning!

7. ‘Spirit’ by RICHES (Canada)
Trippy and spaced-out rhythms and an electronic vitality creating a trance-like energy!

8. ‘Time Bomb Sounds’ by THE LOCALS (Chicago, US)
A mixed emotions corker resonating gloriously rapturous and exultantly epic. Top stroke!

9. ‘Moonlight’ by KILL CHICAGO (Canada)
Smoking groove, glowing guitars, storytelling vocals and a 88 students choir! Hallelujah!


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10. ‘Disco Peanuts’ by WARMDUSCHER (London, UK)
Funky stomper for all misfits out there who want to freak out on a basement dance floor…


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11. ‘Two Sense’ by THYLA (Brighton, UK)
Terrifically powerful crackerjack with a towering impact on your aural radar! Damn right!

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All knockouts together on Spotify…

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See/hear you next month, music junkies…

OUT TODAY! New Bone-Crushing Chainsaw Album By GIRL BAND – Here’s ‘THE TALKIES’…

Brand new longplayers

27 September 2019

Band: Girl Band (Ireland)
Album: The Talkies
Sound: Diabolical, bone-cruhsing, exorcistic, hellish,
mental and mind-smashing. Two words: HELL YEAH!
Review NME: read their 4-star verdict here

Stream full album here…

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Singles/clips –

– SHOULDERBLADES –

– GOING NORWAY –

– SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE –

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Contender for album of the year…

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

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervent fusion of robust rippers and striking strokes.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout August Team

1. ‘Going Norway’ by GIRL BAND (Ireland)
Spine-chilling havoc hitting your bones and triggering all of your nerves…

2. ‘Night Of The Nihilist’ by MEXICAN RADIO (Berlin based)
The perfect banging and booming jackhammer for Doomsday. Hell yeah!…

3. ‘Disturbed Pair’ by MEMORY KEEPERS (Texas, US)
A flashing modern-day disco soundscape with an overwhelming flamboyance…


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4. ‘Something Special’ by THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT (Dublin, Ireland)
Tremendously tantalizing and highly energising love declaration. Top score!…

5. ‘Keep Smiling’ by SWIMMING WITH BEARS (Austin, Texas, US)
This is punchy, sticky and joyous fervency we absolutely need in these troubled times…


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6. ‘Awkward’ by GHOST CAR (London, UK)
This thrilling engine buzzes and rushes like the best with this expeditious steamroller…


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7. ‘Paradise Club 1953’ by CROSS WIRES (Bethnal Green/Romford, UK)
Intensive dynamism, hypnotizing effect and flaming furiosity. Bingo!…

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8. ‘Spanners For Hands’ by ROXY GIRLS
This riff oiled gunslingers are about wayward guitar exuberance and amplified vivacity…

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9. ‘Anxiety’ by BIG TIME KILL (Boston, MA, US)
Thunder and lighting synth firework with a doom and gloom impact…

10. ‘Dust’ by SHALLOW WAVES (Toronto, Canada)
Slow-burning psych-o-delic eruption moving viciously like a nasty snake…


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11. ‘Silent’ by BERRIES (London, UK)
An electrified stonker that hits your eager ears forthwith. Hot-tempered stroke!…


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All together on Spotify…

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Irish Noiseniks GIRL BAND Share New Hellish Cut From Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘GOING NORWAY’

Brand new sonic impulses

17 Augustus 2019

It’s been four years since diabolical Irish noiseniks GIRL BAND released their hair-rising debut LP Holding Hands With Jamie. But they’re back now! Early June they announced new longplayer, titled ‘THE TALKIES‘ and launched deafening lead-single Shoulderblades. And here’s another new cut. On ‘GOING NORWAY‘ the band does what they do best. Rattling and roaring like they’re being tortured. Feel the shocking disturbance here…

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

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A mesmerizing mix of crushing corkers and cool cuts.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout June Team!

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1. ‘Made With Hate’ by PROPHETS OF RAGE (US)
Super group, super blow-up, super rap chant, super score…

2. ‘Shoulderblades’ by GIRL BAND (Ireland)
The Irish noise engine is back with ear-splitting, bass booming pounding. Shocking stuff…

3. ‘Hollow Thing’ by LIFE (Hull, UK)
Lifelike energy and indefatigable self-belief turned into adrenalized electricity. Top smack!

4. ‘Shifting Shape’ by HAVVK (London/Berlin)
Fierce eruption tackling the inhuman pressure to look how society expects you to look like
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5. ‘The Desert’ by WHERE WE SLEEP (London, UK)
Intoxicating swagger, sensuous vocals, cutting atmosphere, sticky chorus. Boss stroke!

6. ‘IIII’ by FÖLLAKZOID (Chile)
Darkwave psych force returns with an enigmatic and mind-boggling electro marathon…
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7. ‘Red Mirror’
by MECHANIMAL (Athens, Greece)
Droning synths beats that will make your body move in mysterious ways. Magnetic trip…
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8. ‘Orange County’ by WILD MERCURY (Montreal, Canada)
Boosting banger bouncing up & down, going slow & fast, hopping from left to right & back

9. ‘On Graveyard Hill’ by PIXIES (Boston, US)
Catchy cemetery noise rock. Yep, Pixies are back kicking ass…

10. ‘Colours’ by SHYBITS (Berlin)
A 21st century shoegazing Beach Boys And One Girl trio causing swirling waves…

11. ‘Letters’ by THE LVE (Belgium)
Delightful guitar pop humdinger about being yourself and staying that way…
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Irish Noise Engine GIRL BAND Is Back With New Earsplitting Single… ‘SHOULDERBLADES’

Brand new sonic impulses

6 June 2019

After their terrifically blaring 2015 debut LP Holding Hands With Jamie followed by a series of impressive concerts this special, electric-powered Irish foursome GIRL BAND seemed to have vanished from planet Earth. But wait! Hurray! The band just announced
a new longplayer, titled ‘The Talkies‘ and out in September. Pre-order facilities here.

And they also, dropped the lead single, called ‘SHOULDERBLADES‘. After a 2-minute whipped up vocal focused intro all hell breaks loose. From there on you’ll get wrapped
in a crushing roller coaster with stop/start commotions fueled by chainsaw guitars, wailing exclamations and crushing percussion. You’ll feel totally shaken up in the end. Hell yeah!
I just love this exorcising pandemonium.

Don’t be afraid, press the button and start the eerie turmoil here…

GIRL BAND: Facebook

2015 ALL STAR TEAM – 21 Inflammable Crackers…

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21 Inflammable Tracks
On repeat in 2015
21 Number Ones …

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1/ ‘Acetate’ by METZ
Noise kamikaze to blow all war-obsessed leaders off this planet – titanic psycho riffs!
Album: ‘II’ – iTunes
Home: Toronto, Canada
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

2/ ‘Hungry Heart’ by YAK
A monstrous garage rock bolide to test your speakers – again and again and again.
EP: ‘No’ – on Jack White’s Third Man Records
Home: London, UK
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3/ ‘Pears For Lunch’ by GIRL BAND
Barbed wired post-punk havoc from girl band with 4 boys – sharp as a metallic knife.
Album: ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’ – iTunes
Home: Dublin, Ireland
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4/ ‘I Wanna Hit’ by TUBELIGHT
Nasty moving beast exploding into a hammering drum driven finale – mind-bending ride!
Album: ‘Heliosphere’ – on iTunes
Home: Diest, Belgium
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5/ ‘Pedestrian At Best’ by COURTNEY BARNETT
A rousing dead cool 18-karat killer track from an 18-karat killer album.
Album: ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ – on iTunes
Home: Sydney, Australia
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

6/ ‘Slow Down Low’ by MOON DUO
Heavy adrenalized, organ-driven psych roller – to start any December 31 party!
Album: ‘Shadow Of The Sun’ – on iTunes
Home: San Francisco, California
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

7/ ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore’ by LUCY DACUS
Dacus’ frustration turned into an ongoing thunderous ramble – utterly irresistible!
Album: ‘No Burden’ – out 26 February via EggHunt Records
Home: Richmond, Virginia
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Facebook – Twitter

8/ ‘Bros’ by WOLF ALICE
Best pop song in ages from the hottest electric pop band of the year – fabulous triumph!
Album: ‘My Love Is Cool’ – on iTunes
Home: London, UK
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

9/ ‘Mama’s Gotta A Secret’ by THEM VIBES
Blues based rock & roll Americana with an irresistible flow & a towering chorus.
Album: Mini 5 track LP ‘TV’ – on Bandcamp
Home: Nashville, Tennessee
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

10/ ‘Whitest Boy On The Beach’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY
Psych synth-driven snake – catch these anarchistic dopeheads before they kill each other.
Album: ‘Songs For Our Mothers’ – out January 22 via Fat Possum Records
Home: London, UK
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11/ ‘Get Some’ by THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
Music-alcoholic Anton Newcombe always delivers – contagious as first-class glue!
Mini-album: ‘Thingy Wingy’ – on iTunes
Base: Berlin, Germany
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

12/ ‘Chlorine’ by THE DISTRICTS
Most appealing & captivating quit/loud rock swagger of 2015 – superior performance.
Album: ‘A Flourish And A Spoil’ – on iTunes
Home: Lititz, Pennsylvania
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Facebook – Twitter

13/ ‘Double Trouble’ by PUBLIC IMAGE LTD
The broken toilet lyrics are bollocks but the groove cuts like a Friday-the-13th-razorblade!
Album: ‘What The World Needs Now…’ – on iTunes
Home: Los Angeles (rich punk cunt!)
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

14/ ‘Marks To Prove It’ by THE MACCABEES
A piercing, fully charged and tempo changing masterstroke – astonishing rollercoaster!
Album: ‘Marks To Prove It’ – on iTunes
Home: London, UK
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

15/ ‘Mad Truth’ by THE POP GROUP
The prostitutes are back with a bang and funky craziness to dance your socks off!
Album: Citizen Zombie – on iTunes
Home: Bristol, UK
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

16/ ‘Bunker Buster’ by VIET CONG
Dark colored post-punk passion on the edge of a breakdown – highly fascinating!
Album: ‘Viet Cong’ – on iTunes
Home: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

17/ ‘I Remember’ by EYEMOUTH
Slow burning creepy drone heading step by step to a colossal final – a sonic revelation!
EP: ‘Black and Blue Latitudes’ – on Bandcamp
Home: Gothenburg, Sweden
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18/ ‘Dream On, Baby Blue’ by CHORUSGIRL
Glittering pop cut wrapped in an energizing melody & spiced w/ flamboyant harmonies.
Album: ‘Chorusgirl’ – on iTunes
Home: London, UK
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19/ ‘I’m A Girl’ by PEACE
Power guitar pop ecstasy to scream along at the top of your lungs – pure rapture!
Album: Happy People’ – on iTunes
Home: Birmingham, UK
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

20/ ‘Let Me In’ by V0iD
Euphoric rock anthem Foo Fighters never wrote – play this VERY LOUD & burst!
Album: ‘Keep Fighting’ – on iTunes
Home: Llanelli/Swansea, Wales
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21/ ‘End Of Faith’ by THE AUTUMN STONES
Soulful sax melancholy – tempting roxy music with Johnny Marr on saxophone.
Album: Escapists – on iTunes
Home: Toronto, Canada
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Website – Facebook – Twitter

Have all a stunning 2016
PEACE! LOVE! NOISE!

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