Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

4 July 2019

Turn Up The Volume featured this pretty special Welsh trio led by Peter Roberts, the sharp-witted singer/songwriter before (check previous singles ‘Generation Y and Dead Beat) and here we go again as GUIDE DOG just dropped a new intriguing single from a long announced but not yet released album. Fresh cut ‘BODY SHAME (AND THE MINISTRY
reads lyrically like a combination of a daydream and a nightmare and resounds exactly like it too. The first part rattles and hammers terrifically in rhythm and gives us a blazing shout along chorus…

I want to get high,
Shiny assholes in the sky,
Bang a drum ’til you get young and free,
I’d be in your army if you’d love me.

Around the 3-minute mark hell breaks loose, Tempo and temperature go up and
glorious confusion takes over until the chaotic end. Pretty mad stuff! Check it here…

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Welsh Three-Piece GUIDE DOG Releases Punchy Title Track From New Album – Here’s ‘GENERATION Y’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

26 February 2019


Who: The brainchild of singer/songwriter Peter Roberts

Pick: GENERATION Y – the second single and also title track from the trio’s upcoming second album. “It comes at a time when children are bunking off school to protest outside Parliament about Westminster’s flimsy and inadequate response to climate change, prompting a swift and aggressive backlash by the politicians who dismissed the adolescents and ridiculed their irresponsibility” says Roberts.

Score: Guide Dog‘s mastermind Peter Roberts says the time is appropriate to release
a protest song. It sure is. With the political Western world becoming a demagogic
monster it is indeed great to see young people hitting the streets en masse all over
Europe and raising their voice about the tremendously serious climate change issue.
And yes, ‘GENERATION Y’s overall punchy impact, blustery timbre and explosive chorus
fit today’s rebellious reality pungently well. There’s a saying ‘you’re never too young to change the world‘. This committed generation got the message…

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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!

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…

(photo Sharon by TUTV!)

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Welsh Trio GUIDE DOG Starts The New Year With A Crushing ‘DEAD BEAT’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

2 January 2019


Who: “The hottest new sound out of Cardiff, Wales that all the mums
and dads are talking about!”

Pick: DEAD BEAT – the first single from their upcoming
second album entitled ‘Generation Y

Score: Here’s a head-smashing wallop with crushing percussion, far-out synths, freakish electronica, beating vocals and a monstrous chorus. Sounds like Nine Inch Nails with a hammering hangover. What a colossal drone to start the new year! Feel it right here…

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GUIDE DOG – Experience Pounding Glam Grunge Debut Single ‘I AM THE DADDY’…

Noise that thrills us in a way we want to scream out loud…

‘I Am The Daddy’ by GUIDE DOG

Out of Cardiff three Welshmen are ready to conquer the world while barking like fierce noisemakers. Frontman, songwriter and guitarist Peter Roberts has been around making music for some time now (with People Planes, the wonderful Cold Specks and solo). At one point he quit touring to become a daddy but soon teamed up again with some old friends to start GUIDE DOG. They canned debut album ‘Lovely Domestic Bliss‘, produced by long-term collaborator Dan Austin in just three days. It will be out 7 July. But first debut single
I AM THE DADDY. A heavy grunge smack injected with a pounding glam rock chorus that will activate all nerves and muscles in your spinning head. Open windows and doors, turn it up and wake up your neighbourhood with this incendiary blow. Here’s the beast…

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Album out 7 July via High-Vis Records…