Badass Hit Team MARCEL Wants Intimacy On New Red-Hot Single ‘INTIMITÉ’

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2 November 2022


(Credit photo: Mathieu Teissier)

Band: MARCEL
Who: 4-piece post-punk team from Arlon, Belgium

New single: INTIMITÉ

Info: “On their second single from their upcoming album released with Luik Records
at the beginning of 2023, Belgian band marcel hangs on Molière’s tongue while proposing
a synthesis between the snark of Jacques Dutronc, the phantasmagory of John Cooper Clarke and the toothless riffs of the Replacements. When angry post-punk meets Belgian yéyé, you
get the most efficient charivari: some nice noise for everyone in your family.”

TUTV: These manic motherrockers are a badass hit team that loves to crank up the heat with steaming post-punk stunners like this one. Intimité rumbles and grumbles from the kick-off. Turbulent guitars, a pushing drum/bass tandem, spit and sneer vocals, moments of sensuality with female artist BLANK\\, a flipped chorus and a flipped choir ending all make your hair stand up in the back of your neck. Final result: a jagged jackhammer to have on repeat for a while.

Check it out…

I saw MARCEL for the first time last Saturday in my hometown Ghent (Belgium). Man, oh, man, these guys know how to smash-and-trash with the decibels way up. The man in the middle draws all the attention. He stares and glares like Johnny Rotten back in his heyday with the Sex Pistols and screams his lungs out throughout the gig. Vive Marcel!


Marcel is gonna be big in Emerica soon


“Comment ça va?”

MARCEL: Facebook

(Live photos by Turn Up The Volume)

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 36

What happened this past week…

Turn Up The Volume‘s selection of 7 firecrackers
that burned his poor ears the past 7 days.

Let’s roll…

‘Oh Know’ by BEAK> (Bristol, UK)

Krautrock act BEAK> including Geoff Barrow (of Portishead), Billy Fuller (Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters) and Will Young (Moon Gangs) do once again what they’re addicted to. Producing synth loops with their fingers on the repeat button over and
over again, so their circling grooves can go on like forever.

Press play, press play, press play…

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‘Dick Pic’ by LEG PUPPY (London, UK)

The hardest working acid house junk on the planet gave birth – oh my, what a mess – to his sixth LegPuppy. He’s so proud of his newborn little monster. And so should you. To celebrate, here’s the dope opener ‘Dick Pic’.

Cut the navel cord and party, folks…


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‘Love’ by ROSA MYSTICA (Los Angeles)

Wow! This sultry psychedelic jackhammer just exploded in my face the moment it blasted out of my stereo, and I loved it so much that I started all over again. Mystica‘s ardent vox and her burning Courtney Love intensity makes the hair in your neck stand up. Wow!

“I was definitely inspired by grunge and the idea of a neo-psychedelic wall of sound. I wanted
it to sound dark and hypnotic. But with more direct and simple pop-like melodies and lyrics reminiscent of 90’s Britpop bands like Ride and Oasis. My vision for this song was to juxtapose these deeper story-like lyrics, with a more raw rock n’ roll inspired soundscape. I wanted it to feel like a balance of structure and stream of consciousness, especially in places like the outro
of the song. I wanted it to feel really free,
” says Rosa about her new slam dunk.

Feel the heat…


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‘crooked harmony’ by marcel (Arlon, Belgium)

Who? “Marcel is a carnival ghost who likes to make a lot of noise by rubbing himself on human cheeks with tenderness. Like a lame cat with cymbals attached to its tail. Insufferable but oddly sympathetic. Their music owes as much to Jonathan Richman as it does to the strained strikes of Steven Gerrard, the twisted guitars of Sonic Youth as it does to German expressionist painting, the silly cartoons of their teenage years, as it does to pre-Socratic philosophy.”

These slash and trash crackpots have a new boiling
self-titled EP out. You can stream the whole shebang here.

And hear/watch the riff-insane opener crooked harmony below.
Putain, putain, c’est vachement bien…

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‘Get The Money’ by ME ND ADAM (Austin, Texas)

“Get The Money” is an upbeat anthem about the incessant challenge of American work-life balance. “Get The Money” features witty lyrics accompanied by warm acoustic guitars before exploding into a chorus of wiry 90’s guitars, and funky bass lines creating an eclectic combination of instruments accompanied with the anthemic lyrics.

These are the hip-shaking slo-mo grooves that trigger your best moves once you finally
get yourself out of your lazy couch. And as it is about money and getting rich, you’ll start drooling from the very first second. Right here, right now…

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‘European Son’ by IGGY POP and MATT SWEENEY

A star-studded tribute to iconic band The Velvet Underground, and more
specific to their 1967 masterpiece debut LP hit the streets on 24 September.

Iggy Pop and Matt Sweeney joined the VU party too with their take on ‘European Son’.

And? It’s filthy, it’s nasty, it’s ear-piercing and totally MENTAL!

Here’s why…

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‘Pushing The Tides’ by MASTODON

Let’s have some mad metal with the infamous noise experts of Atlanta, Georgia to end this week’s M7 feature. Their new supersonic hardcore smack – from upcoming double album Hushed and Grim (out 29th October) – is what you need to start a mad-for-it moshpit. Got it? Now, go go go.

I think I’m ready to start
I thought I heard you scream
We’re all part of this fucked up devastation

See/hear you, next week, music junkies…