Horntastic Post-Punk Spectacle In Belgium With British Gang OPUS KINK

13 September 2022

As a music junkie and gig addict, I’m always searching for the next new band/artist kick. Last Saturday I discovered London gang OPUS KINK live (after discovering their music
the day before) at the indie-splendid Leffingeleuren Festival in Belgium.

Here are the 3 main reasons why these mavericks
are Turn Up The Volume‘s find of the year (so far).

1. First of all the music of course. Post-punk exorcism heated up with saxophone
and trumpet. Not in a Black Country, New Road way, but rather in a James Brown
punk orchestra
way. Awesome.

Check their new EP ‘Til The Stream Runs Day below.

2. Their high-intensity-passion-emotions-loaded songs all got an enormously extra-power injection on stage. All burners on, all engines on. They jump from rock opera to scream-your-lungs-out chants (mostly in one and the same song) to barb-wire funk pushed by a steaming hot rhythm section. And, yes, the saxophonist and the trumpet player are really, really special. Ever heard raw punk commotion jazz-ed and soul-ed up all the way? I didn’t. Trust me, it’s startling.

3. Besides being blessed with a knife-edged vox, frontman Angus Rogers has all eyes on him. One time, he moves and grooves like an underground ballet dancer, then again he sneaks around as Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings. But he has competition. The horn boys also got lots of visual attention. They look pretty cool with their shades on, their curly haircuts and their fine mustaches. If they can’t play music anymore for whatever reason, I’m sure they can pursue a career as horn(y) porno actors.

FINAL RESULT: Opus Kink is my new favourite band.
As I yelled in Angus Rogers ears afterward “YOU ARE FANTASTIC”.
Don’t miss them, folks.

Here’s an idea of their live firepower.

Buy/stream their new EP below via Bandcamp.


OPUS KINK: Facebook – Instagram

Angus lost his way.

Wait, he’s back with a flash

Karmeliet beer for the thirsty ones

OPUS KINK: Facebook – Instagram

5 Reasons Why Brighton Misfits DITZ Are Your New Favourite Doomsday Band

12 September 2022

Only last November I discovered Brighton‘s metallic punk misfits DITZ when
they played a bulldozing gig in my hometown of Ghent, Belgium that blew my ears
off. Last March they released their flabbergasting debut LP The Great Regression.

A contender for album of the year on Turn Up The Volume‘s list. And last Saturday at
the indie-fantastic Leffingeleuren Festival in Belgium, the Brits made lots of people
(who never saw/heard them) drop their jaws. Lots of flabbergasted faces, during and
after, with a ‘what the fuck was this punk-blitzkrieg attack all about’ grimace on their faces.

I’ll give you 5 reasons why DITZ should be your favourite
headliner at the final festival of festivals on Doomsday.
(Date TBA)

1. Their live wall-of-trash-and-crash sound breaks every law about decibels-levels. It’s beyond aural belief, but also scary, earth-shattering, and balls-and-brain-breaking, most
of the time. Don’t you love it when you can feel music really physically as if your body gets electrocuted? I do. It makes me feel much livelier than just being alive.

2. The demonic guitar duo of Anton Mocock and Jack Looker produce an amount of kick-ass electricity (not cheap these days) that make roofs/walls of venues tremble. Their non-stop chainsaw riff blasts are VERY FUCKING LOUD.

3. The rhythm section of Sam Evans and Caleb Remnant batters with a bad-ass
HERCULEAN VEHEMENCE. Perfect for an Armageddon battle of bands.

4. They’re big fans of Fugazi, At The Drive-In, Metz, Flipper, Black Flag and
other mean noise machines that I want to see on Doomsday Fest.

5. Last but not least there’s the psychotic vox and venue-filling presence of Cal Francis. He doesn’t really sing, he rants. He doesn’t look, he stares. He despises homophobes, I want to be who I am haters. capitalist criminals, and other related scum. He’s the bugaboo in Kate Moss disguise. He’s the perfect she-devil to front this perfect devilish band at the final festival of all festivals.

I rest my case and I’m ready for the
umpteenth spin of The Great Regression


DITZ: Facebook – Instagram

All pics by Turn Up The Volume