Welsh Romantics RED TELEPHONE Share New Sensitive Single ‘I’M ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT YOU’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

24 May 2019

Welsh daydreamers RED TELEPHONE already got Turn Up The Volume‘s attention with previous amorous singles Victoria Park and Day Off. The trio has another new one coming up, entitled I’M ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT YOU, officially out 28st June.

A song that “captures the disorientation of a new infatuation and delves into the mental anguish and uncertainty that accompanies it.”

Again the combination of compelling melodiousness, richly layered orchestrations – including a Manic Street Preachers like guitar solo – and Declan Andrews‘ gripping voice works pretty remarkable. His reflective vox balances between the moody timber of Peter Perrett, former frontman of new wavish legends The Only Ones and the sensuous high-pitched vocals of Welshman Green Gartside, mastermind of the 70s/80s pop act Scritti Politti. The overall resonance is enthralling. The band’s best score so far! Enjoy the sonic exquisiteness here…


Welsh Trio RED TELEPHONE Steams Ahead On Infuriating Single ‘DAY OFF’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

11 February 2019

After last October‘s romantic reverie Victoria Park Welsh trio RED TELEPHONE
returns with a totally different animal of a song. New single DAY OFF is a far-out
shock wave with frenetic synths having a vitriolic fight with scorching guitars while frontman Declan Andrews‘ distorted vox sounds like he’s getting tortured in hell.
The more worldly chorus seems to bring some relief but overall ‘Off Day‘ is an
ill-tempered uppercut that will do your head in. Experience the distressed ardour
right here…

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TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Knockout OCTOBER Team – Eleven Killer Tracks…

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven killer tracks we played on repeat in October!
An eclectic mix of poppy vibrations and steamy grooves
energizing all of our senses and our limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout October Team!

1. ‘Faith & Science’ by MODERATE REBELS (London, UK)
With Moderate Rebels it’s all about intoxicating mantra-like psych grooves. Like a mind-expanding mix of Velvet Underground, The Dandy Warhols and Spacemen 3. Far-out stuff!


2. I Don’t Care Anymore by BIG TIME KILL (Boston, US)
This raging electro-duo produces inflammable firework to go berserk to on the dance floor. This cutting cracker comes from debut LP ‘Shock And Awe‘. Read all about it here.


3. ‘Bar Stool Warriors’ by GARETH SAGER & THE HUNGRY GHOSTS (Scotland)
This is what happened when longtime post-punk chameleon Gareth Sager invited the ghosts of Captain Beefheart & Frank Zappa for a cup of tea and a rad jam. Full result here.

4. ‘Turn The Knife’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
A feverish mixed emotions pop pearl build around a stellar melody with layers of sparkling guitars and elevated by the enrapturing effect of duet vocals. Both dazzling and haunting.

5. ‘Money Money’ by RICHARD ASHCROFT (England)
Closing track of the legend’s brand new album. Hottest, hookiest and rockiest cut of all.


6. ‘The Witness’ by HERSELF (Italy)
Most upbeat, most funky and most vibey stroke on new LP by singer/songwriter Gioele Valenti aka Herself. Find out more about the whole album ‘Rigel Playground‘ right here.

7. ‘Pastel Blues’ by THE ATTICS (Melbourne, Australia)
You’ll feel groovy, you’ll look groovy and your swaying hips will make other people go groovy when you’re walking the streets with this earworm on your headphones. Ace!

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8. ‘Beacon’ by THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING (St Albans, UK)
Expect kooky guitars, a pulsating rhythmic tandem, an overall buzzing resonance, echoing vocals and karma-like 60s harmonies. Yesterday is the new today! Time to chill out! Yeah!


9. ‘Secret’ by VAUREEN (Brooklyn, NY, US)
As much decibels as My Bloody Valentine, as dark as Killing Joke and with Lydia Lunch‘s enigmatic spirit on vocals. Outcome? Like a pitch-black Neil Young hurricane. Puzzling!

10. ‘Victoria Park’ by RED TELEPHONE (Cardiff, Wales)
Melancholic melody, starry-eyed vocals and an overall gratifying warmth that makes you long for happy-go-lucky childhood days. Reminds me of romantic popsters Scritti Politti.


11. ‘Dream Apartment’ by OH FOR (Finland)
This humdinger’s jazzy bass warmth, its twinkling orchestration and its intimate vocals will make your thoughts drift away to the room in your mind where you can freely fantasize.

OH FOR: Facebook

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See/hear you next month for another knockout team

Welsh Trio RED TELEPHONE Designs Melancholic Pop On New Romantic Single – Here’s ‘VICTORIA PARK’…

New sonic impulses

5 October 2018

Band: RED TELEPHONE (Cardiff, Wales)

Track: VICTORIA PARK – singer Declan Andrews says it’s a song about “loose recollections of Victoria Park in Cardiff, where I used to go every now and again as a child. There’s something romantic about parks and there seems to be a strong relationship between parks and time too, especially with the memorandum benches and how a lot of them don’t change all that much compared to the people who visit them.”

Score: Victoria Park has all the satisfying ingredients of an impassioned humdinger.
A nostalgic melody, starry-eyed vocals and an overall gratifying, orchestral warmth that makes you long for happy-go-lucky childhood days. Its romantic and sonic feel reminds
me of the most sensitive vibes of British popsters Scritti Politti. Companionable music for meditative moments. Close your eyes and drift away right here…

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