Out Today! RIDE Launches Second Top Reunion Album – Stream ‘THIS IS NOT A SAFE PLACE’ Here…

Just released

16 August 2019

Band: RIDE
Sound: The band’s second reunion longplayer is
less about shoegaze, but more about pop and rock,
a mix of dreamy musings & cracking electricity. Top stuff!
Review: 4-star NME verdict here

Stream here…





RIDE: Facebook

RIDE Shares Melodious Beauty From Their Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘CLOUDS OF SAINT MARIE’…

Brand new sonic impulses

13 August 2019

After a triumphant return in 2017 with Weather Diaries, their first album in 21 years and last year’s Tomorrow’s Shore EP, shoegaze heroes RIDE are gearing up for new LP titled ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’. What we have heard so far from that record is quite surprising and special. First there was bouncy lead single Future Love, then first-class sticky stroke Repetition and now the band just shared melodious beauty ‘CLOUDS OF SAINTE MARIE’. Another remarkable step outside of their former shoegaze box. Poppy, contagious and truly beatific. Enjoy the uplifting vibe here…

RIDE: Facebook

New album ‘THIS IS NOT A SAFE PLACE’ out 16 August. More info here

(photo on top: FB Ride)

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

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A tasty cocktail of roaring rippers and sassy strokes.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout July Team!

1. ‘Letter Never Sent’ by MARK LANEGAN BAND (Washington, US)
The man’s vox never sounded so bright, so un-dark and peppy. This is a swirling
score from his band’s upcoming album ‘Somebody’s Knocking‘, out in October.

2. ‘Better To Know’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nahville, US)
Driving beat, exuberant flow, sparky guitars, punchy chorus. Guitar pop at its very best.

3. ‘Repetition’ by RIDE (UK)
A sickly sticky groover from the shoegaze heroes’ new album ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’.

4. ‘Wizard’ by BATZ (Melbourne, AUS)
Bang-up crackerjack with an instant impact that will make you dance your ass off! Hot hit!

5. ‘Year Of Rage’ by deux furieuses (London, UK)
Open windows & doors, turn up the decibels and play this thumping manifesto LOUD!

6. ‘Too Much Money’ by AUTOMATIC (L.A., CA, US)
This ongoing addictive ripper cuts like a Swiss knife. Speedy, magnetic and puzzling. Bingo!

7. ‘She’s Fine’ by THE RED FUZE (Sweden)
From the get-go this infectious corker will infiltrate your inner stereo system. Stellar drive.

8. ‘Let It Out’ by KATH & THE KICKS (Leeds, UK)
Pounding panache, exotic sounding strings & vibrant chorus. Result: irresistible swagger!

9. ‘Stay High’ by BRITTANY HOWARD (Athens, Alabama, US)
A glowing tribute to her father. From the modern queen of soul’s upcoming solo LP Jaime’

10. ‘The Highway Again’ by REMINGTON SUPER 60 (Norway)
Sonic daydream bringing VU and Stereolab‘s moony moments to mind. Starry-eyed beauty!

11. ‘Sleepwalk Reverie’ by JINDALEE (Toronto, Canada)
A soothing, soulful and sensuous electronic beauty. Tempting and alluring musing. Top!

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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RIDE Dropped New Sickly Sticky Track From Upcoming LP – Here’s ‘REPETITION’…

Brand new sonic impulses

3 July 2019

After a triumphant return in 2017 with Weather Diaries, their first album in 21 years and last year’s Tomorrow’s Shore EP, shoegaze stars RIDE are fully adrenalized again. Next month they launch new longplayer, titled ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’. We’ve heard bouncy lead single Future Love already a while back and here’s another new one. ‘REPETITION’
is a sickly sticky stroke that hits your sonic radar directly. Another topping return. Check the audio clip here…

RIDE: Facebook

New album ‘THIS IS NOT A SAFE PLACE’ out 16 August. More info here

Shoegazers RIDE Return With Harmonious Single ‘FUTURE LOVE’ From New Album…

Brand new sonic impulses

23 April 2019

Three years ago, in 2017, the reunited veteran shoegazers RIDE released Weather Diaries, their first LP in 21 years. Last year they dropped EP ‘Tomorrow’s Shore‘ with
tracks that came from the Weather Diaries sessions. And today the band announced
new longplayer THIS IS NOT A SAFE PLACE, out this summer and shared first single FUTURE LOVE. A harmonious poppy musing “about the beginning of a relationship,
when everything feels possible”
clarifies guitarist Andy Bell. Here’s the amorous vibe…

RIDE: Facebook

Brooklyn’s Darksome Noise Duo GHXST Shares Murky Track From Upcoming EP – Here’s ‘RIDE’…

Brand new sonic impulses

2 November 2018

(pic: Aldo D’Luna)

Brooklyn‘s noise duo GHXST announced the release of their third EP in their Nowhere trilogy, called GLOOM. The EP is the final iteration of a sonic journey that has taken the
duo across America: from the sonorities of hyper-real deserts, back to New York’s no-wave

Ahead of its release the pair just launched first single RIDE. A heavy, jet-black groove moving slowly and menacingly. Its multi-guitar-layered drones and murky electronics create a horror-ific tension that feels both mystifying and hypnotic. Tenebrous vibe with arresting effect. The accompanying video clip features footage from New Orleans‘Krewe
of Boo
‘ parade. Here we go…

GHXST: Facebook

GLOOM EP out 16 November – more info here


New sonic impulses to activate your senses…


9 January 2018

(photo: Julian Hayr)

After more than 20 years shoegaze legends RIDE returned in 2017 year with the excellent ‘WEATHER DIARIES’ album. And their adrenalin keeps streaming this year. They will release an EP titled ‘TOMORROW’S SHORE’ on 16 February, with songs from the Weather Diaries sessions. The band just shared the first track. CATCH YOU DREAMING “is written from the perspective of being one of the last two people alive, watching as the Universe is ending” says Andy Bell. It feels and sounds like synths paradise. Soothing, melancholic and starry-eyed. Like a rainbow up there in the sky. Here’s the audio-clip…

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