Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

A new week! Let’s fuel it with five psychedelic stunners…

1. ‘Istanbul Is Sleepy’ by THE LIMIÑANAS featuring ANTON NEWCOMBE
(Album: Shadow People – 2018)

2. ‘Meat Week’ by BROKEN BABY
(2018 single)

3. ‘CuCuCuCool’ by THE GLÜCKS
(Album: Youth On Stuff – 2016)

4. ‘Cocktail’ by DOUBLE VETERANS
(Album: Space Age Voyeurism – 2016)

5. ‘Black Habit’ by MIEN
(Self-titled album – 2018)

All 45 Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM – Turn Up The Volume’s 21 Knockout Tracks Of 2018…

Lots of hair-splitting havoc and flaming pop firework this year.
21 Knockouts, 21 standoouts, 21 big ones right here, right now…

1. ‘Liberty Belle’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Up and coming Irish punk idols impress with catchy ramshackle punk force…

2. ‘Dust On Trial’ by SHAME (London, UK)
Razor-sharp rage from South London from their cutting debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’

3. ‘Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES
“Fear leads to panic, panic leads to pain / Pain leads to anger, anger leads to hate”

4. ‘Isolation’ by TUBELIGHT (Belgium)
Belgian garage rockers sneer and spit with poise…

5. ‘Lately’ by TERRA PINES (Queensland, Australia)
A tornado of multi-layered guitars rollin’ all over you…

6. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Belgium)
Primal screams getting way deep under your skin…

7. ‘How Did This Happen?’ by BODEGA (New York, NY, US)
Irresistible jingle jangle electricity from one of the most thrilling new acts around…

8. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, California, US)
Inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed…

9. ‘Odyssey’ by MIEN (UK/US/Canada)
Like minded spirits from different bands coming together for a psych-y trip…

10. ‘Shiny One’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A glowing return in grand style with Tanya Donnelly‘s touching vox in the middle…

11. ‘The Bluebirds Are Singing’ by EERIE GLUE
Ongoing bluesy psych groove with a spellbinding impact on your soul…

12. ‘Turn The Knife’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
Mesmerizing make or break love song with glimmering guitars and vivid duet vocals…

13. ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ by PEACE (UK)
Euphoric guitar pop at its very best…

14. ‘When We Left’ by SOMEDAYS (London, UK)
Glowing drive, tenacious pace, confident dynamic and instantly infectious. Strike!…

15. ‘Dark Stains’ by EXPLODED VIEW
Mysterious, magnetizing and masterful…

16. ‘Subsonic Dream’ by THE DARTS (Phoenix, CA, US)
Fuzzy garage banger hittin’ and kickin’ relentlessly…

17. ‘Faith & Science’ by MODERATE REBLS
The addictive power of repetition combined with a catchy boowie woogie piano…

18. ‘Under The Moon’ by REBECCA LOU (Denmark)
Vigorous, dynamic and highly brisk pop standout…

19. ‘Human Child’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A gripping human pearl…

20. ‘Wayne’ by RICH GIRLS (New York, NY, US)
This is how authentic sensitivity resonates like…

21. ‘Knocking’ by BASEMENT REVOLVER (Hamilton, Canada)
Singer Chrisy Hurn‘s breathtaking voice will make you silent.

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S ALL STAR TEAM – Best Albums Of 2018… So Far

The best longplayers of 2018, so far


‘Expert By Virtue, Thereof’ by TUBELIGHT (Belgium)
Belgium‘s trash gang nails it with their 2nd LP. Imagine The Fall having a crazed session  with The Velvet Underground, while consuming speed & booze instead of fucking heroin.

Stream here…

‘Dove’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
Comeback album by Boston‘s guitar pop legends, emotionally driven by the passionate, colorful and glamorous voice of Tanya Donelly, is an endearing and lustrous diamond!

Stream here…

‘Mien’ by MIEN (UK, US, Canada)
Contrary to countless other side-projects these four compelling musicians didn’t
get together just to kill time. Their magical collaboration is nothing less than amazing.
A five-star psych pop rainbow with starry-eyed waves and moony vibrations. Stellar!

Stream here…

‘Call The Comet’ by JOHNNY MARR (Manchester, UK)
True to his ‘never do things the same twice‘ motto Marr went for a new, venturesome
sound. A gloomy modern-day glam rock stomp while dealing with the troubled times
we live in, yet having a hopeful vision for the near future. He’s a natural born starr!

Stream here…

‘MEGAMIX’ by RUMOURS (Belgium)
This atmospheric, soulful and dancey debut LP is a multi-colored adventure. A magnificent and magnetizing work of transcendent soundscapes, ranging from grand symphonies to mighty bass-loaded-synths drones with a trance-like vox in the middle. A major revelation!

Stream here…


‘Black City’ by RICH GIRLS (New York, US)
Frontwoman Luisa Black‘s voice feels genuinely real, touched by life and its up and downs. Combined with the band’s midnight hour guitar poetry you get a magic pop noir triumph!

Stream here…


‘Terra Pines’ by TERRA PINES (Brisbane, Australia)
Dreamy melodies drenched in an overwhelming wall-of-towering-guitar-dynamics
by this self-declared grungegaze and sludgepop trio from down under. High-powered
and multi-layered reverberations with a heavy My Bloody Valentine touch. Bingo!

Stream here…

‘Frogressive Punk’ by DETIETI (Moscow, Russia)
This experimental and stirring Russian outfit mixes post-punk, prog rock, funk, art pop & more into an exciting Frank Zappa-like cocktail that will please all of your sinful senses.
Frogressive punk

Stream here…


Here’s TURN UP THE VOLUME’s Knockout Team For April 2018!…

Killer tracks on repeat this past month

A red-hot cocktail of stupendous rippers
and vivid grooves energizing body & soul!
Go berserk with TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s
smoking April knockout team! Hell yeah!


1/ ‘Broken Algorithms’ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS (Wales)
A vintage Manics rocker / “Remember the mission to own your dreams”
Album:Resistance Is Futile’ – listen here

2/ ‘Odessey’ by MIEN (Texas, US)
Killer track from this experienced, mind-expanding supergroup’s debut LP…
Album: self-titled debut out now – stream here

3/ ‘Biker Song’ by ALCABEAN (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Amplified Danish firework thundering mercilessly from start to finish….
From New EPHead Down‘ – stream here

4/ ‘Better With Age’ by NIGHT OWLS (Leeds, UK)
Razor-sharp electro uppercut pushed by manic drums and jigsaw guitars…

5/ ‘3AM Lullaby’ by HOTEL MIRA ((Vancouver, Canada)
This passionate cracker resonates like an intense Dinosaur JR roller coaster…

6/ ‘Under The Moon’ by REBECCA LOU (Danmark)
A dazzling guitar firecracker that will make your blood stream faster – titanic score…

7/ ‘Spree’ by ALTAR FLOWERS (Manchester, UK)
Irresistible electro groove with a goth twist and tempting male/female vocals…
EP: stream 5-track ‘Performance’ EP right here

8/ ‘Pink Harlot’ by Skiska Skooper (Belgium)
When Black Sabbath jam with Sonic Youth you get schizophrenic racket…
Album: debut ‘Universal Space Shifter’ out now – stream/buy right here

9/ ‘Waxmage’ by SCHOOL DISCO (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Psych-o-delic and insane jam with a paranoid Suicide touch…
EP: new 4-track titled ‘Look To The Sky‘ out now – stream/buy on Bandcamp

10/ ‘In The Street’ by RICH GIRLS (New York, NY, US)
Gripping mixed emotions pop with a darksome twist…
Album: debut ‘Black City‘ out now – stream/purchase on Bandcamp

11/ ‘Lost In The Light’ by NIGHT HAZE (Athens, Greece)
Haunting, obscure, mysterious and catchy as bloody hell…

See/hear you next month, music junkies

Sonic Psychedelia At Its Most Compelling – Here’s MIEN’s Spellbinding Debut Album…

Weekly vibrations to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…


14 April 2018

MIEN features vocalist Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Tom Furse (The Horrors),
Rishi Dhir (Elephant Stone‘s sitar maestro) and John-Mark Lapham (The Earlies)

Last week this thrilling quartet released one of the best albums of the year (so far).
Their self-titled debut LP is a multi-layered tour de force. Contrary to countless other
side-projects these four most compelling musicians definitely didn’t come together
just to kill some time while their respectively bands took a pause. Oh no, not all,
the final result of their magical collaboration is nothing less than amazing. Here
is a splendiferous record full of mind-stimulating explorations, richly orchestrated compositions, transcendent soundscapes and rapturous arrangements overall. A
sonic work that needs several plays in order to discover the detailed grandeur of it.
After daily spins over the past seven days, I now fully feel and experience Mien‘s psychedelic depth and magnitude. It shows clearly that his group should go on…

EARTH MOON: spiritual illumination
BLACK HABIT: haunting electronica
psych paranoia
YOU DREAMT: experimental escapade
OTHER: cinematic gloominess
ROPES: neurotic disorder
ECHOLALIA: freaky mindfucker
ODESSEY: astonishing groove
EARTH MOON (reprise): cinematic finale


MIEN: Facebook – Website

Album available here.

VIVA VIDEO – Psychedelic Supergroup MIEN With Eye-Titillating Clip For New Track ‘EARTH MOON’…

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…


6 March 2018

On 6 April psychedelic supergroup MIEN will release their self-titled debut longplayer.
Quartet Mien features frontman Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Tom Furse (The Horrors), Rishi Dhir (mastermind Elephant Stone) and John-Mark Lapham (The Earlies). These spiritual mind-travellers just shared an eye-titillating clip for EARTH MOON, an addictive, transcendental groove, sounding like a multi-layered psychotropic orchestra, with Dhir‘s sitar as an extra mystic pigment. The overall dreamy pulsation feels better than any kind of therapy. Sit down, relax and get ready for a close encounter of the third kind…

MIEN: Facebook – Website

Debut album MIEN out 8 April – all info & pre-order facilities here.

On-Repeat-In-January-2018… FOURTEEN KNOCKOUTS!

Striking vibrations that good we play it on

A versatile mix of electric eruptions and firework strokes
that energized all my senses and limbs this past month!
TURN UP THE VOLUME! Here’s plenty of sonic dope…

1/ ‘Fol De Rol’ by THE FALL (Manchester, UK)
From the troubled genius’ final 2017 album – rest in peace…
Album: New Facts Emerge

2/ ‘Black Habit’ by MIEN (US, UK, Canada)
Supergroup hits it big psych time with debut single…
Debut album: out 8 April – info here

3/ ‘Love’ by ANTEROS (London, UK)
Striking pop pearl, as catchy as flaming hell…

5/ ‘Current Affair’ by SEXTILE feat SIENNA (Los Angeles)
Hyperkinetic electro whirlwind to go totally apeshit to…
Album: Albeit Living

6/ ‘The Gift’ by THE LIMIÑANAS feat. PETER HOOK (France/UK)
Sensual psychedelia with a sultry touch and legend Peter Hook on bass…
New album: Shadow People – just out now

7/ ‘Jukebox Babe’ by MOON DUO (Portland, US)
Portland’s mind-expanding pair covers Alan Vega in swinging style…

8/ ‘The Great Chain Of Being’ by KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
Another heavy eruption by the Aussie psych junkies…
Album: Gumboot Soup

8/ ‘Bubbilicious’ by TOKYO TABOO (London, UK)
Pschodelic glam punk, hot as an exploding volcano…
Album: 6TH Street Psychosis / Interview with TUTV!

9/ ‘Skin Spilling’ by BONNE APARTE (The Netherlands)
Weird and eccentric paranoia post punks…
Album: Scalps  – out 2 February – info here 

10/ ‘Ballad’ by NO FRIENDZ (London, UK)
Funky scream along indie kick for all useless people on this planet…
Album: split LP with Chupa Cabra – all info here

11/ ‘Luxury Animals’ by MUSH (Leeds, UK)
Jingle jangle noiseniks fronted by Lou Reed‘s ghost…

12/ ‘Black Smoke’ by BLACK FUN SURGERY (London, UK)
Glimmering disco ball electronics with a spell-binding edge…
New album: PATCHES – to be released soon

13/ ‘Serpent Speak’ by AURAL AIR (Dublin, Ireland)
Poetic guitar euphony and Laura Rai‘s remarkable voice…
EP: The Torpor OF Minds

14/ ‘I Didn’t Belong’ by HIGHLAND KITES (California, US)
Tremendous voice to solace your troubled heart and hurt soul in times of love sickness…
Debut EP: to be released this year

See/hear you next month, music junkies

Psychedelic Partners in Crime Join Forces – Here’s… MIEN

Clips that will impress your eyes and your ears…


On 6 April MIEN will release their self-titled debut album. Who, I hear you ask? Mien features frontman Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Tom Furse The Horrors), Rishi Dhir (mastermind Elephant Stone) and John-Mark Lapham (The Earlies).. The psychedelic partners in crime and experienced mind-explorers just launched 1st single BLACK HABIT. A darkened vision, a neon phantasy, a nightmarish daydream. Capture the sonic altered state of consciousness here…

MIEN: Facebook – Website

Debut album MIEN out 8 April – all info & pre-order facilities here