THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 44

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

1. ‘Coil’ by CONVERGE and CHELSEA WOLFE (USA)

The Boston hardcore/metal legends drop new album Bloodmoon: I,
their collaborative album featuring Goth heroine Chelsea Wolfe
next week.

Ahead of it comes this bombastic and haunting jam.

Hell yeahhhhh…

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2. ‘This Side Of The Sun’ by SHAME (UK)

At the start of this year, the South London gunslingers
released their second top album called Drink Tank Pink.

On this brand new single it’s guitars all over the place again.
Not their best effort, but a hefty hammer nonetheless.

“The whole song came together on the day we recorded it at the studio.
It’s also the first live recording we’ve ever done, we didn’t want it to sound
overworked. It’s a pure banger, listen with a piña colada in your left hand.”

Press play…

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3. ‘His Ilk’ by BRONSON ARM (US)

The two-man drill machine out of Kalamazoo, MI nails it again.

This rumbling rollercoaster bulldozes its way in slow motion,
forth and back, while producing an ominous vocal brouhaha
that causes a creepy nightmare experience. Whatever the song’s
protagonist’s ilk is, it doesn’t sound like you want to be friends

Be ready…

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4. ‘The Hardest Cut’ by SPOON (USA)

The Texan veterans drop their 10th LP called
Lucifer On The Sofa (great title) next year, in February.

They’re still alive and still kick as young hungry wolves,
as you’ll hear on the lead single, right here…

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5. ‘Dissonance’ by VEDA RAYS (USA)

A glam synth-pop twister with a darksome Soft Cell
edge by these two Brooklyn’s nightdreamers.

From their excellent album Crucial Fictions.

Check out the vibrant vibe here…

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6. ‘Holy Toledo’ by GREEN DAY (US)

This striking stroke is part of the soundtrack for
Mark, Mary & Some Other People, a new indie rom-com
about a young married couple trying out an open relationship.

Billie Joe Armstrong and his buddies do what they did throughout
their whole career, rockin’ and rollin’ without thinking too much.

Let’s hit the road…

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7. ‘See Ya When I See Ya’ by MILES KANE (UK)

From his upcoming new album
Change The Show, out 21st January 2022.

Kane: ‘See Ya When I See Ya’ is about being confident in yourself and
sticking to your gut whilst letting the Jekyll and Hydes pass you by.”

With this new single, just like with the previous two, Kane travels
to the good old days for inspiration for another retro tune.

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 37

Every week Turn Up The Volume‘s selects 7 new
firecrackers that burned his greedy ears the past 7 days…

1. ‘Hertz’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)

Last week punkette Amyl and her Sniffers dropped their second smashing
album Comfort To Me on Planet Earth with ‘Hertz‘ as one of the razzle-dazzle jackhammers.

Time for some kangaroo pogo, all you punks out there…

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2. ‘Beautiful James’ by PLACEBO (UK)

Placebo‘s first single in 5 years.

Brian Molko (frontman): “If the song serves to irritate the squares and the
uptight, so gleefully be it. But it remains imperative for me that each listener
discovers their own personal story within it – I really don’t want to tell you
how to feel.”

Come in, James…

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3. ‘Valentine’ by SNAIL MAIL

Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail throws her 2nd album,
titled Valentine at the world on 5th November.

Jordan: “I wanted to take as much time as possible with this record to
make sure I was happy with every detail before unleashing it unto y’all.
Referring to the process as the deepest level of catharsis and therapy I
have ever experienced would be a huge understatement. Valentine is
my child!”

Here comes Jordan‘s macabre side. Only for cannibals
(go directly to YT via the link below)…

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4. ‘Haven’t Been Doing So Well’ by FRANK TURNER

Another rockin’ taster from Turner‘s upcoming
full-length FTHC, out 22 February 2022.

Turner: “It’s been a difficult time for a lot of people and their
mental health, myself included, and discussing that openly is
important to me, so this is a song about anxiety and the
struggles that come with that.”

Sick and tired…

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5. ‘DiE4u’ by BRING ME THE HORIZON (UK)

The metalcore junks with another bomb,
part of their Post Human EP series.

Dance along with the creeps…

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6. ‘Playing The Part’ by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (New York)

The band’s new EP titled ‘Hologram: Destroyed & Disassembled’ will
see the light of day on the next Record Store Day, 26th November.

The first track ‘Playing The Part’ is a rather surprisingly
smooth cut for New York’s psych-o-delic gravediggers.

Feel the vibe here…

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7. Body​/​Dilloway​/​Head by Body​/​Dilloway​/​Head (USA)

This side project of former Sonic Youth queen Kim Gordon and
avant-garde guitarist Bill Nace will release its second LP in November.
The duo teamed up with Aaron Dilloway for this one.

Here’s the title track.

Instrumental, otherwordly, and spellbinding…


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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

BEST SUMMER PLAYLIST Ever (Probably) With All 160 Killer Tracks Of The Past 2 Holiday Months Together

6 September 2021

SUMMER 2021 JUKEBOX – The Final Part

No fillers, the 160 killers of the
past 2 months all together.

Shake and swing, twist and twirl, move and groove…

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With… Underworld/Iggy Pop, The Liminanas/Anton Newcombe, A Certain Ratio, Millionaire, Death Valley Girls, Partefacts, Bugeye/Feral Five, The Human League, Warmduscher, Crystal Castles, Rich Girls, Porridge Radio, deux furieuses, Black Needle Noise, Chemtrails, Night Haze, The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara, Joe Cocker, John Cooper Clarke
The Kills, Patti Smith, Placebo, Golden Earring, Broke Bldgs, Pins, The Moods, Sleigh Bells, Leftfield, The Chemical Brothers, Sinead O’Connor, The Honeyrunners, Stay Lunar, Girlboy J, Wilder., Devan, Black Grape, International Teachers Of Pop, Peaches, Sleater-Kinney, dEUS,

Death Valley Girls, Parquet Courts, The Charlatans, Vampire Weekend, Autogramm, Jenny, Headshrinkers, Timothy and the Apocalypse, Peaches, Pink Diamond Revue, T.C. Matic, U2, Caroline Rose, Girl K, Mechanimal, Thrillhouse, The Waterboys, Dropkick Murphys, Kill Chicago, Robert Plant, Kings Of Leon, Internet Friends, The Peach Fuzz, Keith Richards, Wolf Alice, Temples, Lucy Dacus, The Dandy Warhols, Partefacts, Where We Sleep, Gareth Sager, Pesh, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elefant, Saving Jackie, The Bankrobber, Trickshooter Social Club, The Parrots, Tricky, M. Exen, LCD Soundsystem, Suicide, Alan Vega,

Hey Colossus, Ramkot, Public Enemy, Yard Act, The Irrational Library, Tom Morello & Pussy Riot, Hideaways & Tiny Dyno, Texas & Wu-Tang Clan, La Jungle, The Horrors, Sleaford Mods & Amy Taylor, Bilie Eilish, Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul, Attawalpa, I The Mountain, Bleachers feat. Springsteen, The Fun Lovin’ Criminals Leftfield feat. Roots Manuva, The Chemical Brothers, Tiny Magic Pets, Tone-Loc, Paul Weller, The Prodigy, The B-52’s, Gruppo Sportivo, Todd Rundgren and Sparks, The FlaviansCurses, Massive Attack, Cypress Hill, Misled Convoy/Kat Five, Unruly Girls, Twist Helix, 9 O’Clock Nasty, Plastic Sun, Ghostlawans

And don’t forget

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 34

What happened this past week…

Turn Up The Volume‘s selection of
7 firecrackers from the past 7 days.

This week’s Magnificent Seven on Spotify

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Track by track…

‘Regularly Scheduled Programming’ by MY MORNING JACKET

The Louisville ensemble is back in town. New album Regularly Scheduled Programming comes our way on 22 October. Along with that announcement, they share the title track.
A slow-burning tower of song growing towards a sort of apocalyptic finale. Wow!

Check, it out…

‘Behave’ by SOHEILL (Nashville, US)

This fervent Nashville-based singer-songwriter hits big time with his new jackhammer. Sounds as if Bruce Springsteen turns up the decibels to the max and behaves like an 18-year old punk. The song “was inspired by reaching a point where you tell yourself, “Enough is enough!” I really want people to feel what I felt when I wrote this song and hopefully can use it as a catalyst for the kind of change they’re seeking in their life.”

I can’t get enough of this steamy stunner.

Here‘s why…

‘Dirty Water’ by DEBT NEGLECTOR (Orlando, US)

These red-hot-blooded Orlando misfits have a new LP
in the pipeline called Dirty Water coming in >October.

The razor-sharp-edged title track is: ““about the Flint Water Crisis and how ashamed
our country should be about letting it happen. We’re supposed to be “the richest country in the world,” but people were poisoned with dangerous levels of lead (among other cancer and illness causing toxins), people died, and many of the children in Flint will be dealing with lifelong health issues because of it.”

Anger, disbelief, and disgust fuel this spot-on stonker. An immediate
change is necessary. Now. All humans must be treated as humans.


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‘Stratego’ by IRON MAIDEN

Just like heavy rock heroes AC/DC these veteran metalheads repeat themselves for years now. And nothing seems to suggest a change when I heard this new single. Same formula as ever… but once in a while, I need this sort of thunder to practice my headbanging.

Let’s run to the hills once more…

‘The Gods That Failed’ by IDLES (Bristol, UK)

Metal icons Metallica have two major commemorative releases lined up to celebrate
the 30th-anniversay of their self-titled breakthrough LP known as the Black Album.

What can you expect: A standard expanded reissue edition, available in various formats including a behemoth box set with 6 LPs, 14 CDs, and 6 DVDs. And a massive covers compilation called The Metallica Blacklist featuring no less than 53 artists interpreting
a Black Album track. Out in September.

UK punks Idles are also part of the anniversary firework.

They picked The Gods That Failed track.
Metallica never sounded this raw and blustery.

Enter here…

‘Flickering’ by JUNE BODY (Halifax, Canada)

This alternative rock trio, interested in hearts and brains combines guitar rock and catching poppiness in a most effective way. For 140 seconds you can’t control your toe-tapping feet and your head’s approving movements. Bingo. Their new album arrives October 1.

Follow the beat here…


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‘Miss You’ by THE ROLLING STONES

The Magnificent Seven are about new firecrackers, but you’ll understand why
I included this golden Stones oldie. Goodbye Charlie Watts, we gonna miss you.

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

10 Towering Songs To Play Loud In Your Safe Home..

1. Once In A Lifetime by TALKING HEADS
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house

2. Play It Safe‘ by IGGY POP 
Let’s play safe / I never knew how / How to play safe / You told me how

3. All For One by THE STONE ROSES
All for one, one for all / If we take a stand, we shall not fall

4. ‘Safe From Harm’ by MASSIVE ATTACK
Just as long as my baby’s safe from harm tonight

5. ‘Help The Aged’ by PULP
Help the aged / ‘Cause one day you’ll be older too

6. ‘Hold On’ by ALABAMA SHAKES
Bless my heart and bless yours too / I don’t know where I’m gonna go / Hold On

7. Rescue’ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Things are going wrong / Won’t you come on down to my rescue


8. ‘Mixed Emotions’
by THE ROLLING STONES
You’re not the only one / That’s feeling lonesome /
You’re not the only one / With mixed emotions

9. ‘Little By Little’ by OASIS
We the people fight for our existence / We don’t claim to be perfect but we’re free ok

10. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by LIVERPOOL FANS
When you walk through a storm / Hold your head up high / And don’t be afraid of the dark