Belgian Top Band MILLIONAIRE Released New Album ‘APPLZ ≠ APPLZ’…

19 March 2020

One of the best bands in Belgium’s rock history led by centipede mastermind Tim Vanhamel. On the brand new longplayer, weirdly titled, ‘APPLZ ≠ APPLZ’ Vanhamel
follows his heart, mind, soul and his exquisite musical taste again with fat grooves,
stoner rock rippers (their 2005 masterpiece Paradisiac was produced by Queens Of
The Stone Age
main man Josh Homme), bloodcurdling riffs, astonishing licks, reflective
doom and gloom stories and overall a series of killer tunes.

Full album…


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Also on Spotify

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Singles/clips…

– CORNUCOPIA –

– STRANGE DAYS –

– CAN’T STOP THE NOISE –

MILLIONAIRE: Facebook


Sonic misfit…

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For APRIL 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A tasty cocktail of rollicking rippers and first-rate cuts.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout April Team!

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1. ‘Blah Blah Blah’ by MEMES (Glasgow, Scotland)
The spirit of The Fall’s debut EP Bingo-Master’s Break-Out!. Ramshackle racket!…

2. ‘Covered In Filth’ by THE MEDICINE DOLLS (Capetown, South Africa)
Raw rollicking rockabilly riffs with waggish bubblegum ooh-la-la’s. Filthy score!

3. ‘Don’t’ by MILLIONAIRE (Belgium)
An ominous funky smack fueled by a mighty disco stomp. Hell yeah!…

4. ‘Candy’ by FALLING MAN (Belgium)
An enigmatic painkiller for spooky midnight hours. It will keep you sane. Maybe…

5. ‘Stay Where You Stand’ by THE RINGARDS (London, UK)
Jangly guitars, ace pace, poppy synths and a scream/sing/hum along chorus. Top!

6. ‘The Way In’ by THE DREAM SYNDICATE (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Electrifying psych piece from the band’s new upcoming album ‘These Times

7. ‘Hey’ Gyp (Dig The Slowness) by THE RACONTEURS (US)
Jack White & buddies back with gloriously messy Donovan cover…

8. ‘6.30‘ by SUPER PARADISE (London,UK)
When blitzkrieg guitars, echoing vocals and flashy synths meet. A bang-up roller coaster!

9. ‘Who’s Been Having You Over’ by PETER DOHERTY & THE PUTA MADRES (UK)
Snappy garage stomper with sharp-edged guitar licks and Doherty‘s characteristic vox…

10. ‘Prozac Spaceman’ by FAUX CO. (Chicago, US)
This delightful humdinger will dance in your head for some time after one spin…

11. ‘Parabole’ by TURQUOISE (Bruxelles, Belgique)
Sensuous French vocals, glimmering guitars and New Order‘s blue dynamics. Magnifique!…

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Belgian Groove Machine MILLIONAIRE Launched Brand New Funky Kick ‘DON’T’…

Brand new sonic impulses

15 April 2019

It was Queens Of The Stone Age‘ frontman Josh Homme who produced, back in 2005, one
of the darkest rock albums Turn Up The Volume ever heard. Oh yeah, check out Paradisiac by Belgian groove machine MILLIONAIRE to experience something really pitch black. We had to wait for the kaleidoscopic follow-up Sciencing until 2017. But last weekend the Tim Vanhamel led squad already returned with some new stuff launched especially for Record Store Day.

New smoking single DON’T is an ominous funky kick fueled by a mighty disco stomp. Another nasty corker that will have an impact on your hips. Check the sultry vibe here…

MILLIONAIRE: Facebook

ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM OF 2017! Party Hard With This Year’s 20 Standout Crackers!…

2017 was a damn awful year for humanity, tolerance, equality and peace, but, fortunately, we had enough smashing tracks to keep up the spirit, to keep hope alive and to keep us all going mental now & then! Here are 20 Rippers – 20 Knockouts – 20 Winners! Party Hard!

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1/ ‘Black Hanz’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ (Sheffield, UK)
“They can hit us but they won’t beat us, Black Hands, Do it Again!!!“
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2/ ‘I’d Kill For Her’ by THE BLACK ANGELS (Austin, Texas, US)
Psych cracker about love leading to violence, pushed by a hypnotizing riff…
Album: Death Song

3/ ‘Fol De Rol’ by THE FALL  (Manchester, UK)
Vintage The Fall drone, vintage Mark E.Smith rant…
Album: New Facts Emerge

4/ ‘Drained Lake’ by METZ (Toronto, Canada)
Crushing stroke roaring viciously…
Album: Strange Peace

5/ ‘LC Over Lithuania’ by GRUPPO DI PAWLOWSKI (Hell, Belgium)
Voodoo noise rock at its psycho best…
AlbumInhuman Hands

6/ ‘Holy Mountain’ by NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS (Manchester, UK)
Noel beats Liam easily with this massive glam banger…
Album: Who Built The Moon?

7/ ‘call the police’ by LCD SOUNDSYTEM (New York, NY, US)
Made LCD Soundsytem great again…
Album: American Dream

8/ ‘Little Boy Blue’ by MILLIONAIRE  (Belgium)
Nasty, mind-bending groove going on forever and ever…
Album: Sciencing

9/ ‘Istanbul Is Sleepy’ byTHE LIMIÑANAS   feat. ANTON NEWCOMBE
Pounding knockout that will make your adrenalin stream faster…
EP: Istanbul Is Sleepy

10/ ‘Professional Dreamer’ by SLEEPTALKING
Explosive roller coaster with scary edge…
EPOh, Isn’t It Strange?

11/ ‘Life’ by SHHT (Ghent, Belgium)
Deranged eruption to go completely bananas to…

12/ ‘Beating Hard’ by LAS COBRAS (Uruguay)
Afro-beat psychedelia mixed with tropicalia krautrock…
Album: Temporal

13/ ‘Castle Spell‘ by SUNFLOWERS (Porto, Portugal)
Fuzzy blues punk rumble, injected with black magic…
New album: out 9 Feb 2018 – info on Bandcamp

14/ ‘Headless Children’ by MADONNATRON (London, UK)
Witchery priestesses messing up your mind with a horrific story…
Debut Album: Madonnatron

15/ ‘Get Messy’ by THE DARTS (United States of Cool Cats)
Perfect garage firework to say goodbye to 2017. PARTY NOW!
Debut Album: Me.Ow.

16/ ‘Serve The Rich’ by PINS (Manchester, UK)
Rage against injustice, intolerance and all sorts of inequality in our society…

17/ ‘Keeper’ by THE FRANKLYS (UK)
Hot-blooded, rowdy and obsessive. Ace cut from debut LP…
Album: ARE YOU LISTENING?

18/ Hit The Bottle by THE PEARL HARTS (UK)
A blitzkrieg hammer kicking ass from start to finish….

19/ ‘Man Cat Doll Machine’ by FERAL FIVE (London, UK)
Swirling disco fireball made to fill dance floors on New Year’s Eve…
4-Track EP: Man Cat Doll Machine

20/ ‘Too Much To Love’ by TomZack (London, UK)
Mind-twisting electro trash groove with a dark, scathing cadence and psycho vocals. Lovely!

Summer Is Not Over Yet! Scream And Dance 24/7 With TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Blistering Party Mix…

Summer is not over yet, here’s a blistering soundtrack
mind-boggling grooves, nasty hooks and red-hot vibes…
Open doors & windows, turn up the volume to the max
and start a sonic revolution in the streets with these…
fifteen irresistible party knockouts – bloody hell yeah!

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1/ ‘Stop’ by BLACK REBEL MOTORCYLCE CLUB (San Francisco, US)
Unstoppable wah-wah bolide going really fast and furious…
Album: Take Them On, On Your Own

2/ ‘Nothing New To Trash Like You’ by THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE (Berlin, EU)
Trashy psych-o-delic injection to scare your neighbourhood at night…
Album: Don’t Get Lost

3/ ‘The Rabies Are Back’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ (Sheffield, UK)
Electro disco madness for funky werewolves…
Album: Interplanetary Class Classics

4/ ‘Zipperface’ by The Pop Group (Bristol, UK)
Saturday night fever à la legendary prostitutes The Pop Group
Album: Honeymoon On Mars

5/ ‘LC Over Lithuania’ by GRUPPO DI PAWLOWSKI (Antwerp, Belgium)
Demonic noise rock trip for voodoo junkies…
Album: In Human Hands

6/ ‘Little Boy Blue’ by Millionaire (Belgium)
This nasty groove will haunt you forever and ever…
Album: Sciencing

7/ ‘Be My Bitch’ by Madonnatron (London, UK)
Don’t mess with this up and coming bitchy madonna’s…
Album: Madonnatron (debut LP)

8/ ‘I’m A Man Too’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Whirlwind glam punk ecstasy to go bananas to…
Album: Glow In The Dark

9/ ‘Mona Lisa’ by  Atlas Wynd (Brighton, England)
Glowing garage roller rock coaster – flaming score…

10/ ‘Oo La La’ by Beth Dido (Searcy, Arkansas, US)
Simply FANTASTIQUE! Activate your limbs, folks…
Album: Fake Sugar

11/ ‘Hahehiho’ by LA JUNGLE (Namur, Belgium)
Fully powered electro-dance-punk engine on an insane escapade…
EP: II
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12/ ‘Man Cat Doll Machine’ by FERAL FIVE (London, Uk)
You can’t have any excuse to stay away from the dance floor when you hear this…
EP: Man Cat Doll Machine

13/ ‘Heat’ by KOY (St.Petersburg/Berlin)
Adventurous electro delirium fused with appealing Björkesque vocals…

14/ ‘Grunge Bond’ by DEAP VALLY (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Even unplugged, the coolest duo on the planet fuels your bloodstream…
EP: Femejism Unplugged

15/ Against The Rich’ by Warhaus (Belgium)
Belgian Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin kicking against the fucking elite…
Album: We Fucked A Flame Into Being

To Hell With Blue Mondays – Here’s MILLIONAIRE…

Weekly firework to kick Blue Mondays in the face…

‘Little Blue Boy’ by MILLIONAIRE

Finally back from being away too long. MILLIONAIRE, led by charismatic frontman
Tim Van Hamel , is one of the best Belgian bands in sonic history. LITTLE BLUE BOY,
from new album in more then 10 years, titled Sciencing, is a vicious serpent, an endless
nasty groove, a mind-boggling engine. To fucking hell with bloody blue Mondays, open your mind and get on a high with this stupendous generator…

MILLIONAIRE: Website – Facebook – Biography


Album Sciencing – stream here


Lokerse Feesten Festival, Belgium – Last Friday (4 August)…


Voodoo wizard…


Peek-a-boo…

FOURTEEN KNOCKOUTS! On-Repeat-In-May-2017…

Fourteen knockouts I played on repeat in May!
A stellar mix of groovy vibes and electric havoc
that energized all my senses this past month!
Turn up the volume! Here is the sonic dope…

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1/ ‘Sissy Fists’ by QUEEN ZEE AND THE SASSTONES (Liverpool, England)
Wicked band name, mental look and a crushing debut single! Ace stuff!

2/ ‘Governed By Contagions’ by AT THE DRIVE IN (El Paso, Texas, US)
Red-hot post punks back with a stream of adrenaline…
New album: ‘in•ter a•li•a’ – stream here

3/ ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’ by ROYAL BLOOD (Brighton, England)
Two men army on a mission to break down the wall-of-sound…
New album: ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ – out 16 June – details here

4/ ‘LC Over Lithuania’ by GRUPPI DI PAWLOWSKI (Antwerp, Belgium)
Dark and loud side of multi-faced musician Mauro Pawlowski is back…
New album: In Inhuman Hands‘ – discover the madness here

5/ ‘Beehive‘ by MARK LANEGAN BAND (Washington, US)
Mark Lanegan still – three decades into his career – causes sonic goosebumps!…
New album: Gargoyle‘ – enjoy here

6/ ‘Little Boy Blue’ by MILLIONAIRE (Belgium)
Eccentric artist Tim Van Hamel & Millionaire return after 12 years and groove like hell…
New album:Sciencing‘ – experience it here

7/ ‘Oo La La’ by BETH DITTO (Arkansas, US)
Non-stop party time with the ex-Gossip frontwoman…
Album:Fake Sugar‘ – out 16 June – details here

8/ ‘Get High (No, I Don’t) by MAXIMO PARK (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England)
Highly catchy rocker that will vitalize your limbs from start to finish…
New album: ‘Risk To Exist’ – stream here

9/ ‘School Me’ by THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Schizophrenic outburst of manic psychedelia – ‘Close the door and turn up the music…’
Debut album:Transgressors’ – catch it here on Bandcamp

10/ ‘Captain’s Dead’ by THE COATHANGERS (Atlanta, Georgia, US)
Amplified garage pop electricity that will excite your body & soul instantly…
New EP: ‘Parasite‘ – play it loud here on Bandcamp

11/ ‘Riff’ by TOTTY (Wollongong, NSW, Australia)
Grunge-fueled stroke with a vibrant flow, energetic vocals and an overall catchy vibe…

12/ ‘Frankie’ by THE COURTNEYS (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Vivacious and irresistible garage pop earworm that sticks after one play…
New album: ‘II’ – jump to it here on Bandcamp

13/ ‘If Before I Wake’ by THE DISTRICTS (Lititz, Pennsylvania, US)
Enthralling and emotional epicness. Welcome back…
New album:Popular Manipulations‘ – out via Fat Possum Records on 11 August

14/ ‘Temporal’ by LAS COBRAS (Canelones Department, Uruguay)
Chill out with this fascinating, psychedelic trance trip…
Debut album:Temporal’ – capture the whole journey here on Bandcamp

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

MILLIONAIRE – Impossible To Resist This Staggering Groove From Their New Album…

‘Little Boy Blue’ by MILLIONAIRE

After 12 years Belgian eccentric singer/songwriter Tim Vanhamel (one-time member of dEUS, Belgium’s best & most notorious band ever) is back with his band MILLIONAIRE
and third album SCIENCING (note: their second, pitch-black & scorching LP Paradisiac
was produced by Queens Of The Stone Age‘s maestro Josh Homme back in 2005). “It’s not
a reunion, it’s a continuation
” says Vanhamel. Anyway here’s my favorite track of the new record. LITTLE BOY BLUE is a mind-boggling, ongoing bass/drums dominated jam that grooves his way, slowly but surely, to an impressive finale. Press the button and join this fascinating trip…

I guess we are in the right mood now
to experience the new album in full…

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MILLIONAIRE: Website – Facebook – Twitter

SONIC SUMMER MIX EXTRAVAGANZA – Part One…

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Stop looking desperately for the hottest mix for your lust for life street summer BBQ…
Here are 17 irresistible jams that will make the whole neighbourhood going bananas
A steamy melting pot to blow all political clowns on this planet into bloody space…

Terror affects us all in the heart but these 17 slams may help you not getting paralyzed
by the fear. Anyway, turning up the volume & playing this whole shebang loud keeps
me alive and kicking and hoping for the best. Alright now, let’s press that play button…

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1/ ‘Tinfoil Deathstar’ by FAT WHITE FAMILY
Good to hear that the hedonistic London anarchists are still alive…
Album: Songs For Our Mothers
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Without their straitjackets on

2/ ‘Never Let You Go’ by BUGEYE
Tremendous disco floor killer brilliantly spiced with B-52’s dance craziness…
EP: Never Let You Go
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Waiting for Saturday Night Fever…

3/ ‘Whipeout Beat’ by ALAN VEGA
Rest in peace, electro punk pioneer…
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Another legend gone…

4/ ‘Cannonball’ by HIDDEN CHARMS
Funky-disco-rock earworm to get you out of your lazy bed in the morning. Sickly catchy…
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The Breeders from London…

5/ ‘I’m A Man Too’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
Gorgeous punk pop firework to shout along at the top of your lungs – hell yeah…
Album: Glow In The Dark
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Coolest men I’ve ever seen…

6/ ‘One’ by PSYCHO COMEDY
Unstoppable psych steamroller getting stormier with every second – big Liverpool score…
Psycho
Alfred Hitchcock would have been proud…

7/ ‘All For One’ by THE STONE ROSES
Glorious Madchester call for solidarity – humanity should try it, at least once…
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The third coming…

8/ ‘Fear Life’ by MAURO PAWLOWSKI and THE GROOMS
Vicious lunacy groove made in Belgium by the mighty dEUS‘ guitarist…
Album: Black Europe
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Godlike genius….

9/ ‘I Wanna Hit’ by TUBELIGHT
Perfectly crushing jam to ventilate your paranoid madness. APOCALYPSE NOW!
Album: Heliosphere
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If you recognise any of these unusual suspects call the police at once…

10/ ‘A Lust Unmatched’ by MILLIONAIRE
The nastiest riff ever (FACT!), fabricated in Belgium & produced by Queen Josh Homme….
Album: Paradisiac
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Feel good hit of the summer…

11/ ‘Cry Baby’ by CAGE THE ELEPHANT
Highly underrated Kentucky gang flying big time driven by an inflammable rock swagger…
Album: Tell Me I’m Pretty
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“Take me to all the way to Belgium, we’re scheduled to play there next month”…

12/ ‘Smile More’ by DEAP VALLY
The cool barbed wire LA ladies are back with a crushing fuck you garage blues anthem…
Album: FEMEJISM (out September 16)
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“We believe in blowing minds”…

13/ ‘Fantasy Boys’ by BRONCHO
Captivating psych spiced passion to get completely lost in, on repeat…
Album: Double Vanity
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Meet and greet with the fans…

14/ ‘Sangue Neuf’ by MADDONATRON
Phenomenal Arabian sounding post punk havoc from London – unbeatable!…
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This is what you get after Madonna had a fight with Ladytron…

15/ ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’ by Angel Olsen
No problem, I’ll keep my mouth shut, Angel. See you soon in Belgium for a kiss?…
Album: My Woman (out September 2)
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Angel with sharp teeth…

16/ ‘I Want My Life Back’ by DEUX FURIEUSES
Don’t mess with my favorite savages, we bloody need their passionate thunder…
Album: Tracks Of Wire
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“Now you’re gonna listen….”

17/ ‘Um Chagga Lagga’ by PIXIES
Daftest ‘what the hell are they’re talking about’ cracker of the summer…
Album: Head Carrier – out 30 September
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“Ladies and gents, I still don’t know were my mind is”…

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Back in August, folks, for Part Two…