Hells Bells – Turn Up The Volume’s 15 KNOCKOUT TRACKS For MAY 2020!

This past month’s best…

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A maddening cocktail of roaring rippers and sassy strokes.
Fifteen jackhammers that heated up my isolation days!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout May Team!

‘Skimmington Ride’ by SEX SWING (UK)
Apocalyptic and intimidating barnstormer matching these science-fiction-like times.
Contender-of-the-year single from their contender-of-the-year album TYPE II. Yeah!

‘Behajung’ by ELEFANT (Belgium)
Exotic designed title track of Belgian’s Krautsludge and sound-exploring crusaders from their new Sturm und Drang longplayer. Shake your belly and pirouette yourself dizzy. Fab!

‘Mr. Motivator’ by IDLES (UK)
Punk rebels hit again with riff crazy corker made to start crowded moshpits at gigs. Bingo!

‘Control’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)
Watch frontwoman Amyl Taylor‘s head almost explode. From live EP Live At The Croxton.

‘Crossbow’ by TAMAR APHEX (Israel)
A shattering juggernaut, dynamized by a rattling machine-gun drum and a mind-blowing bass vibrancy. A 24 Karat score you’ll have on repeat for quite a while. Flabbergasting!

‘IW2BWU4EVR’ by FANTASY NON FICTION (New Orleans, US)
Resplendent roaring ‘n’ roll jingle having a vertiginous effect on your limbs. From
the band’s multifaceted, rad self-titled debut album. Advice: play this very loud!

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‘Celebration’ by RHYS BLOODJOY (Manchester, UK)
Electro-industrial madness mixed with psycho wave lunacy. Bloodcurdling synths whipped up by a bone-chilling cadence. From stunning debut album Human​​.​​Pattern​​.​​Repeat.

‘I’m Not Getting Excited’ by THE BETHS (New-Zealand)
A boiling ripsnorter pushed by rattling riffs, heated hooks, and lively licks. Supersonic!

‘Suck My Mind’ by CHEMTRAILS (UK)
High-voltage roller fueled by ruthless percussion, guitar extravaganza, 60s organs and ecstatic vocals. From their fresh must-hear album The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable.


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‘Just Friends’ by SMALLTOWN TIGERS (Italy)
The Stooges fronted by Joan Jett with the Ramones sniffin’ glue in the producer’s room. Riot girls firework from Italy. Check their mad debut longplayer Five Things. 1-2-3-4!


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‘Seed Of Evil’ by BLACK NEEDLE NOISE (Norway)
A colossal, diabolic electronic drone thumping mercilessly as a brain-fucking hammer causing thunder and lighting electricity. Be ready, Armageddon is just around the corner.

‘Black Love’ by UNRULY GIRLS (Italy)
Head-twisting sledgehammer as dark as the night. Jaw-dropping industrial killer from their new, storming Epidemic album. A decibels-loaded beast of a record! Sonic nightmare!

‘Fresh Air’ by GREAT HARE (Sweden)
Electric-powered slacker swagger, glimmering guitars, glowing vocals, and a tenacious chorus. Impossible to resist. Probably the best piece of this Swedish quartet. Top stuff!


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‘POS’ by THE BUNDY BUNCH (Norway)
Furious. Red-hot-angry. Discombobulated. Pulverizing and disordered. You can burn
your poor ears by listening to this crashing bang. Let that be a loud and clear warning!


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‘It Ain’t Water’ by ALISON MOSSHART (US)
When the lady sings the blues. Second striking solo single from The Kill’s wonderful singer.

All together on Spotify

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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Swedish Guitar Rock Act GREAT HARE Needs Some ‘FRESH AIR’…

New sonic impulses…

4 May 2020

Swedish pop ‘n’ rock outfit GREAT HARE excels in amplified melancholia with sticky tunes. They balance somewhere between the poppiest moments of Dinosaur Jr and the willful fuzz of today’s young star Will Toledo and his band Car Seat Headrest.

With new single FRESH AIR the Gothenburg quartet shows again what great, affecting guitar rock is all about. The fresh track captivates instantly because of the band’s familiar, electric-powered slacker swagger, driven by a solid beat, marvelously glimmering guitars, glowing vocals and a tenacious chorus. Great Hare strikes again and like so many of us we also need fresh air in these isolation days.

Feel the vibe here…


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GREAT HARE: Facebook

Australian Power Pop Outfit HIGH TROPICS Enthralls With Fiery Single ‘CHANGES’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

29 November 2019

THE HIGH TROPICS is an Australian indie band centered around singer/songwriter
Josh Stewart. After ardent single ‘Feel The Same’ earlier this year the band now shared new piece ‘CHANGES‘. A fiery, highly passionate mid-tempo humdinger with Stewart‘s towering vocals lifting the song to a fervent level that causes goosebumps. Top cut!

Feel the zealous fervor here…


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HIGH TROPICS: Facebook

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Swedish Outfit GREAT HARE Dropped New Electrical Single ‘WEIGHTLESS STARDUST’…

26 November 2019

After their sensitive September single ‘Love Is Around’, Swedish indie guitar pop outfit GREAT HARE is back with a new one called ‘WEIGHTLESS STARDUST‘. A reflective song “about the inevitable ups and downs in life and that it can be hard to appreciate what you already have and instead restlessly searching for new things and experiences. We take better care of what is really important, before we turn into stardust again.”

From the get-go ‘Weightless Stardust‘ grooves like Great Hare never grooved before. Driven by an addictive, ongoing beat and layers of jangly guitars with meditative vocals all over it this is their rockiest piece ever and its overall captivating vibe reminds me of the late great Mark Linkous‘ band Sparklehorse. Yes, that good!

Capture the élan vital right here…


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GREAT HARE: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For SEPTEMBER 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 September Team

1. ‘Land Of Dead’ by ELEPHANT STONE (Montreal, Canada)
A stomping rocker pushed by a steamy sitar riff. Wham bloody bam!

2. ‘Destiny’ by PRYSM (North Of England, UK)
Flaming fuel for all you out there who needs to ventilate their fury once in a while. Yeah!

3. ‘Don’t Wake Up, Wake Up by NO SWOON
Savage guitars, ablaze percussion & urgent vocals! Bang-up buster! Jaw-dropping debut!

4. ‘Getting Older’ by RETAIL SPACE (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Dazzling guitar pop catchiness that will make your head swirl 360°. Irresistible zinger!


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5. ‘Pushing Back’ by THE NEW POLLUTION (New York, US)
An ongoing repetitive hypnotic guitar riff spiced with airy dancey vibes. Bingo!

6. ‘We’re Not Detective’ by FEVA (Newcastle, UK)
Boiling hot smasher! Uproarious hubbub that will blow up your speakers! Kaboom!…

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7. ‘Ego‘ by FERAL FIVE (London, UK)
Blistering blessing for those who want to swing themselves into a coma. Tanze jetzt!


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8. ‘Mexico’ by HUSBANDS
The 21st Century Beach Boys. Non-stop fun, daily sun and sonic bubblegum. Surf’s up!


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9. ‘Second Hand Emotion’ by SAYTR PLAY (Manchester, UK)
Put on some mascara, your sexiest boots, your coolest shirt and let your adrenalin flow.

10. ’75 Trips’ by REFLEKTER (Nottingham, UK)
Hungry guitars, jumpy electro beat injections, cocky vocals and a knockout chorus. Top!

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11. ‘Love Is Around‘ by GREAT HARE (Gothenburg, Sweden)
A sticky amplified guitar pop tune, jingle jangle chants and a nostalgic Dinosaur JR feel…


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All together on Spotify…

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See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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Swedish Romantics GREAT HARE Share New Sensitive Single ‘LOVE IS AROUND’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

18 September 2019

Band: GREAT HARE

Who: “A band formed back in 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden with four musicians having
a past of different musical projects, some quite successful others long forgotten. Due to repeated encounters with wild bunnies outside the studio, the band was named ‘Great
Hare’ after a Native American trickster god. A cramped loft was turned into a simple
rehearsal and recording studio and ‘Great Hare started to play…”

Track: LOVE IS AROUND – new single

Score: This Swedish 4-piece does again what they do best. Writing amplified guitar pop tunes that stick instantly, jingle jangle chants with a kind of nostalgic Dinosaur JR feel and ear-pleasing melodies that turn around your head and around your heart for a while.

Catch the sonic love vibe right here…


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GREAT HARE: Facebook

Swedish Outfit GREAT HARE Shares New Amplified Pop Gem ‘CARRY ON’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

13 May 2019

Band: GREAT HARE

Who: “A band formed back in 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden with four musicians having
a past of different musical projects, some quite successful others long forgotten. Due to repeated encounters with wild bunnies outside the studio, the band was named ‘Great
Hare’ after a Native American trickster god. A cramped loft was turned into a simple
rehearsal and recording studio and ‘Great Hare started to play…”

Track: CARRY ON – new single

Score: This brand new single is another notable example of this band’s skilled craft for writing amplified pop songs that keep on echoing in your head after a couple of listens. Jingle jangle guitars, a solid drum/bass beat and impassioned, thoughtful vocals about
our daily life’s reality all come harmoniously together at one point creating a dynamic, warm-hearted and ardent resonance. The electrifying pop swagger of ‘Carry On‘ will
trigger your aural sensors all the way. Absorb the energetic feel right here…


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GREAT HARE: Facebook – Bandcamp