65-year old Angus Young explains why the new album is titled Power Up…
16 November 2020
Aussie riff maniacs AC/DC are back with their 17th ball-breaker
titled POWER UP. Mindless boogie-woogie havoc.
Perfect to kick this Monday in the ass.
Get your dusty short schoolboy trousers out of the closet, take
the highway to hell and salute everybody who wants to rock.
Whole lotta rock ‘n’ roll pollution
New sonic impulses…
12 November 2020
Before unleashing their 17th album POWER UP tomorrow, heads-up-and-down rock
devils AC/DC attack our ears with new cut REALIZE. And it sounds, completely surprising, like avant-garde jazz. NOT! Riffs, riffs and riffs, that’s what the Aussies do best for a long, long time.
Turn it up…
You want to bang your head against the wall, with your beloved family on, Xmas Eve?
No problem. Veteran rockers AC/DC from down under release their 17th album – which definitely will sound the same as the 16 previous ones – titled POWER UP this Friday.
Take your short trousers out of the closet and
prepare yourself for a thunderous riff tsunami.
Hells Bells! For those about to rock AC/DC salutes you with the lead-single…
NME says: “After 50 years in the game, the band don’t reinvent the wheel – when they
basically created it, why would they? – but their timely comeback is a hell of a ride… “I’m
hoping this album will make young kids go out and buy a guitar, learn the riffs and discover
the rest of our catalogue,” Brian Johnson told us. While it remains to be seen if they’ll heed his words, this album proves that it won’t be through lack of trying on AC/DC’s part. This is, all considered, a kick up the arse at a time when we need it the most.”
Full review here. Score: 4/5.
New sonic impulses…
7 October 2020
For those about to rock AC/DC salutes you. With hoarse vox Brian Johnson, drummer
Phil Rudd, and bassist Cliff Williams back in the line-up the Australian riff machine rocks
your socks off again.
New album POWER UP arrives on 13 November. Many of the songs date back to the period around Black Ice in 2008, and every track is credited to Angus and his late brother Malcolm Young .
Angus: “This record is pretty much dedication to Malcolm, my brother.
It’s a tribute for him like Back In Black was a tribute to Bon Scott.”
Lead-single SHOT IN THE DARK is a vintage scream along haymaker. It’s the same old bang-up racket the band produces since 1973 but it still works tremendously well, that’s why they don’t change to make jazzy, avant-garde music, I guess.
Angus about the new sucker-punch: “The title is a little bit cheeky because
we all like a little nip of alcohol in the night or a few shots in the dark.”