Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days
1. ‘Coil’ by CONVERGE and CHELSEA WOLFE (USA)
The Boston hardcore/metal legends drop new album Bloodmoon: I,
their collaborative album featuring Goth heroine Chelsea Wolfe
Ahead of it comes this bombastic and haunting jam.
2. ‘This Side Of The Sun’ by SHAME (UK)
At the start of this year, the South London gunslingers
released their second top album called Drink Tank Pink.
On this brand new single it’s guitars all over the place again.
Not their best effort, but a hefty hammer nonetheless.
“The whole song came together on the day we recorded it at the studio.
It’s also the first live recording we’ve ever done, we didn’t want it to sound
overworked. It’s a pure banger, listen with a piña colada in your left hand.”
3. ‘His Ilk’ by BRONSON ARM (US)
The two-man drill machine out of Kalamazoo, MI nails it again.
This rumbling rollercoaster bulldozes its way in slow motion,
forth and back, while producing an ominous vocal brouhaha
that causes a creepy nightmare experience. Whatever the song’s
protagonist’s ilk is, it doesn’t sound like you want to be friends
4. ‘The Hardest Cut’ by SPOON (USA)
The Texan veterans drop their 10th LP called
Lucifer On The Sofa (great title) next year, in February.
They’re still alive and still kick as young hungry wolves,
as you’ll hear on the lead single, right here…
5. ‘Dissonance’ by VEDA RAYS (USA)
A glam synth-pop twister with a darksome Soft Cell
edge by these two Brooklyn’s nightdreamers.
From their excellent album Crucial Fictions.
Check out the vibrant vibe here…
6. ‘Holy Toledo’ by GREEN DAY (US)
This striking stroke is part of the soundtrack for
Mark, Mary & Some Other People, a new indie rom-com
about a young married couple trying out an open relationship.
Billie Joe Armstrong and his buddies do what they did throughout
their whole career, rockin’ and rollin’ without thinking too much.
Let’s hit the road…
7. ‘See Ya When I See Ya’ by MILES KANE (UK)
From his upcoming new album
Change The Show, out 21st January 2022.
Kane: ‘See Ya When I See Ya’ is about being confident in yourself and
sticking to your gut whilst letting the Jekyll and Hydes pass you by.”
With this new single, just like with the previous two, Kane travels
to the good old days for inspiration for another retro tune.
See/hear you next week, music junkies…