Live! JOHNNY MARR in Belgium 2014

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Artist: JOHNNY MARR
Who: Former The Smiths‘ guitar hero, member of Portland band
Modest Mouse (2006-2009) and in between with his own group
The Healers. Also countless collaborations (The Pretenders,
The The, Bryan Ferry, The Cribs,
and many more)

Newest LP: Fever Dreams Pts 1-4
(February 2022 – listen below)

Concert: Lokerse Feesten, Belgium, 4 August 2014

Halo above Marr’s head?

Happy Johnny

Riff genius

This Charming Man

Fever Dreams Pts 1-4

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JOHNNY MARR: Tour Dates 2022

(all pics by Turn Up The Volume)

JOHNNY MARR Plays SMITHS Classic For Foo Fighter TAYLOR HAWKINS

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Last Sunday Johnny Marr played in Cardiff, Wales. To pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins,
the Foo Fighters’ drummer who passed away March 25 at the age of 50, he played
a classic he wrote with Morrissey for his former band The Smiths.

Before going into There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Marr said: “This is a song
that we’d like to dedicate to our friend Dave Grohl. Lots of love going out to you guys and
all the Foos family. We miss you Taylor, we won’t ever forget you. God bless you. This is
from all of us.”

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

JOHNNY MARR Launched His 4th Solo Album (A Double One) Today – Stream ‘FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4’ Here

25 February 2022

Artist: JOHNNY MARR
Who: The former musical director
of indie icons The Smiths
Solo albums: 4 (including the new one)

New album: FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4
A double one. More info here.
Release: 25 February 2022

Marr:“There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been
developing – really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear
it in this record. There are so many strands of music in it. We didn’t do
that consciously, but I think I’ve got a vocabulary of sound. And I feel
very satisfied that I’ve been able to harness it.”

DIY Magazine: “His perfectly serviceable croon is not quite strong enough
to carry it across 16 long tracks. If only he’d given ‘Lightning People’’ to Liam
Gallagher, it might well have been the soundtrack of the summer. Moments
of greatness are plentiful, but ‘Fever Dreams…’ shines brightest when Marr lets
his guitar do the talking.”
Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume: I love Marr‘s guitar virtuosity, I love his human view
of life and society, I love his coolness, I love his critical attitude vs his old Smiths
buddy and right-wing idiot Morrissey and I loved his live concerts I witnessed yet
I need to be honest and say what I said before about his solo work. He always
comes up with some killers, but also too many mediocre songs on his solo LPs.
I’ll make a compilation of all my favorites on his 4 longplayers. Good idea.

Ahead of the album’s launch, Marr shared 8 songs via 2 EPs…

– FEVER DREAMS PT. 1 –

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– FEVER DREAMS PT. 2 –

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Full album on Spotify

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New Albums In 2022 – Double One From JOHNNY MARR Comes Next Month

4 January 2022

Artist: JOHNNY MARR
Who: The former musical director
of indie icons The Smiths
Solo albums: 4 (including the new one)

New album: FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4
A double one. More info here.
Release: 25 February 2022

Marr:“There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been
developing – really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear
it in this record. There are so many strands of music in it. We didn’t do
that consciously, but I think I’ve got a vocabulary of sound. And I feel
very satisfied that I’ve been able to harness it.”

Marr already shared 8 songs via 2 EPs…

– FEVER DREAMS PT. 1 –

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– FEVER DREAMS PT. 2 –

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JOHNNY MARR: Facebook

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 46

Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days

1. ‘Let’s See Each Other’ by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (New York)

New York’s electro darkwave bulldozer has its 6th album See Through You
ready for release on 4th February 2022. It’s a return to their fiercely independent,
DIY roots on their own label Dedstrange.

Lead single Let’s See Each Other is an intimate and disarming love song from
a forgotten future. Syncopated memories and deconstructed fantasies of lovers
lost in an ity that doesn’t know their names.

Press play, watch and listen…

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2. ‘Sonic’ by DAYFLOWER (UK)

This indie dream-pop band from Leicester, England, combines nursery rhyme melodies, reverb-drenched guitars, and electronic textures. They released their debut full-length Honeyspun two years ago and now return with this astonishing wall-of-shoegaze stroke. Imagine My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Swervedriver having a decibels contest.

Sonic is a hazy, multi-layered and perplexing
discharge leaving you behind with your mouth open
and totally puzzled.

Here’s why…


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3. ‘Do Ya Feel The Love’ by STEREOPHONICS (Wales, UK)

On 4 March 2022, the vivid Welsh veterans will make their
loyal fans smile with new full-length Oochya!, their 12th LP.

This track is a feverish rocker with an immediate impact on your
body’s activity. Add Kelly Jones‘ characteristically fervid vocals and
energetic guitars and you have a solid gold Stereophonics winner.

Make your move here, folks…

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4. Be Sarcastic‘ by SHYBITS (Berlin)

This fervent German trio fuzz and buzz with panache and determination. Jingle jangle electricity with that early B-52′s swagger. If this steaming stunner doesn’t make you jump out of your lazy couch you better fire your shrink and change your meds at once while we all go crazy to this head-spinning twister. Top!

Feel the heat here…

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5. ‘Capture Love’ by MELTED WINGS (Toronto)

Melted Wings is the multigenre project of Toronto musician Michael Wynn (founding member of bands Trains of Winter and Vicky von Vicky.)

His new longplayer lands next year. Ahead of it comes first taster Capture Love which explores the melancholy of feeling down and the occasional small lights of brightness
that can help you get out of the funk of these depressing times.

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Expect an electro head-in-the-clouds groove with an 80s New Romantics vibe.
Heartening, beatific, and hopeful…

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6. ‘Tenement Time’ by JOHNNY MARR (Manchester UK)

The Former The Smiths guitar hero has another solo LP canned,
actually, a double one called Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 that lands
next year, in February.

New single Tenement Time is an excitatory tune, with
instantly appealing hooks and upbeat chorus.

Turn it up, Johnny…

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7. ‘Big Wave’ by MODERN MOXIE (South Carolina, US)

Vivid guitar pop band centered around multi-instrumentalist
Madison Lucas who took up songwriting in college.

Two years ago entrancing debut album Claw Your Way Out saw the day
of light and now Modern Moxie have a 5-track EP, called Gutter Honey,
ready to unleash on 9 December.

First taster Big Wave sticks from the kick-off, jumps forth and back
and energizes all the way driven by Lucas‘ avid vocals. Touchdown!

Let’s roll…

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

JOHNNY MARR Launches Two Brand New Pieces From Upcoming Double Album

New striking strokes

9 November 2021

Artist: JOHNNY MARR
Who: The former musical director
of indie icons The Smiths
Solo albums: 4 (including the new one)

New album: FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4
Release: 25 February 2022 – more info here

Marr: “There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been
developing – really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear
it in this record. There are so many strands of music in it. We didn’t do
that consciously, but I think I’ve got a vocabulary of sound. And I feel very
satisfied that I’ve been able to harness it.”

A few weeks ago Marr gave us the first single, glittery pop power punch
Spirit Power And Soul and now our ears get spoiled with two other
new pieces. Two excitatory tunes, with instantly appealing hooks and
upbeat choruses. Check them out below…

– TENEMENT TIME –

– SENSORY STREET –

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(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

JOHNNY MARR Plans Double Album ‘FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4’ For February Release

15 October 2021

Artist: JOHNNY MARR
Who: The former musical director
of indie icons The Smiths
Solo albums: 4 (including the new one)

New album: FEVER DREAMS PTS 1-4
Release: 25 February 2022 – more info here

Marr: “There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been
developing – really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear
it in this record. There are so many strands of music in it. We didn’t do
that consciously, but I think I’ve got a vocabulary of sound. And I feel very
satisfied that I’ve been able to harness it.”

A few weeks ago he shared the LP’s first single
Spirit Power And Soul. A high-spirited and
glittery power pop stroke.

Here’s the video…

JOHNNY MARR: Facebook