Turn Up The Volume’s 15 KNOCKOUT TRACKS For February 2021

The best of the past month…

Turn Up The Volume‘s 15 Knockout Tracks for February 2021!
A fervid fusion of rhapsodic rippers and clashing crackerjacks.

‘One + One’DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 (Canada)
New album Is 4 Lovers comes our way on 26 March and One + One
is the trash & slash lead-slam. Welcome back noiseniks. Hallelujah!

‘Coma-Inducing Gibberish‘ – PIZZA CRUNCH (Scotland)
The young gunslingers hit the bullseye again with this new stunner. A fab-tastic masterstroke to shut up all narcissists. Beware of getting too excited. It can lead
to a rock ‘n’ roll coma. Whatever! Go for it!


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‘Middle-Finger’DROPKICK MURPHYS (Boston, US)
A booze-filled party cracker from upcoming LP Turn Up That Dial. A familiar
Pogues-like chant that unleashes the beer devil in all of us. Bottoms up!

‘Vendetta’ICEAGE (Denmark)
An intoxicating jam with a threatening pace. A glam power
punch from their new album Seek Shelter arriving in May.

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‘Night Is Mine’ULTRA SUNN (Brussels, Belgium)
Combine D.A.F.‘s industrial vibes, Sisters Of Mercy‘s gloom and doom hallucinations and Depeche Mode‘s pop-noir thrills and you know it’s time for a dazzling party. It’s the title-track from their standout debut EP. Learn much more about this cool black leather duo from their interview with Turn Up The Volume!

‘Toxic’PUSSY RIOT (Russia)
The glorious Russian rebels hit again with a new cut from their upcoming EP. It’s an industrial-synth-whack going forth and back, bringing techno icons The Prodigy to mind.

‘Darkest Hour’N.O.A.H (Dublin, Ireland)
An instant killer with a harmonious, mood-boosting sing-along chorus and special guest the Booka Brass – Ireland’s first New Orleans style Brass Band – turning up the heat even more. Even in your darkest hour this vivid earworm causes an uplifting kick.


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‘LOUT’THE HORRORS (UK)
A mind-slashing, industrial drone that keeps on pounding and pounding until
the wall comes down. Hefty stuff, folks! Just the way I like it, any day, any time!

‘Ace Of Base‘ – THE FLAVIANS (Berlin)
Your feet and head’s movements get activated from the get-go. Unremitting piano bliss, glorious rhythm, pushed by a funky beat and colored with frisky vocals and cool sixties backing vocals. Synth-pop legends Eurythmics would say Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This.

‘Opaque Crater’RITUAL CLOAK (Cardiff, UK)
The power of resounding repetition here is just mind-boggling. In the end, you want the buzzing vibration of this adrenaline-charged tune on repeat in your head. And when this trip slows down for a brief moment it’s only to come back with even more dynamism. Top!


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‘Apply The Pressure’ – MISLED CONVOY and KAT FIVE (UK)
The missing link between two vibrating hallucinations, Massive Attack‘s Teardrop and Leftfield‘s Original. Spacey, outlandish and far-out. Michael Hodgson AKA Misled Convoy creates a flying saucer vibe and Kat Five‘s futuristic thoughts and prophetic words of change reinforce the puzzling and obscure experience.

‘Soho Bedroom Party’THE HIDEAWAYS feat. TINY DYNO (UK)
Blissful synth melodiousness. Tremendously sticky flow. Glorious duet chorus. Sparkling orchestration. Play this boosting cock-a-hoop stunner out loud in your bedroom so your neighbors can enjoy these spiffing pop sparks too. Sonic magic!


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‘Fade’VIOLET (Midlands, UK)
Imagine The Verve of the early days with madman Richard Ashcroft in the middle with their huge anthemic wall-of-psych-sound going sky-high. Add that cocksure Britpop swagger and you know that your stereo will shake, rattle and roll when this bittersweet amplified symphony bursts out of the speakers. A winner!

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‘Oxygen’SEASIDE HEIGHTS (Sweden)
A shot of pop adrenaline. Oxygen causes rhapsodic titillations. You can sing along, hum along, whistle along while pirouetting yourself dizzy to the vibrant vibrations. Fresh air to forget your lockdown blues for a while.


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‘There Be Monsters’ by FAR LANDS (USA)
A magnific sepia-colored musing. A tranquilizing stroll triggering your daily dream moments. McFarlane‘s warm voice takes you on a pacifying trip while a guitar gently weeps throughout the journey. This bluesy beauty invites you to forget the troubling reality we all experience for a while.


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‘Shouts Of The Coal Mine’JONAS AND I (Finland)
This beauty resonates as if it comes straight from a Tom Petty album. Its country-pop-
rock feel glows, scintillates and glisters and when the enlivening chorus sets in, with
those Beirut-like warmth of ardent trumpets a satisfying smile will emerge on your face. Topnotch tune!


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All together on Spotify

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A Shot Of Pop Adrenaline – New Single ‘OXYGEN’ By SEASIDE HEIGHTS

19 February 2021

Band: SEASIDE HEIGHTS (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Who: Swedish Pop/Rock with big melodies and straight
forward vocals. And they smell of fresh air and clean underwear.


(Photo: David Möller)

Single: OXYGEN – brand new single.

Score: Turn Up The Volume featured these sparkling Swedish pop designers before.
Their easy-listening, feel-good tunes ring like sweet little symphonies in your happy ears. New upbeat cracker Oxygen also causes rhapsodic titillations. You can sing along, hum along, whistle along while pirouetting yourself dizzy to the mood-boosting vibrations.
Fresh air to forget your lockdown blues for a while.

A shot of pop adrenaline. Top stroke.

Right here, right now…


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Also on Spotify

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Knockout Team – AUGUST 2018 – Eleven Killer Tracks…

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven killer tracks played on repeat in August!
A heated mix of flaming rippers and glowing grooves
energizing all of my senses and limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout August Team!

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1. ‘Bells & Circles’ by UNDERWORLD Feat. IGGY POP
British veteran techno junks return with a smoking groove AND with legendary maestro punk Iggy Pop babbling a lot of nonsense all over it. But it bloody swings! Full EP right here.

UNDERWORLD: Facebook

2. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, CA, US)
An inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed. Mind-stimulating, body-energizing and soul-stirring. From their upcoming EP ‘3‘ – out 14 Sept.



SEXTILE: Facebook

3. ‘Disaster’ (Is What We’re After) by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
A glorious glam slam thundering madly from the banging start to the wildly sax-noise injected finale with Bonnie Bloomgarden‘ voodoo vox adding fuel to the fanatic fire. Ace!

NEW ALBUM: Darkness Rains

4. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Luik, Belgium)
Demonic and loudmouthed molotov cocktail that feels like exploding any second. Nasty, riotous and tons of fierce guitars. Blustery eruption from new LP ‘Laurent‘. Check it here.

5. ‘Air Supply’ by ahem (Minneapolis, MN, US)
From the smashing start your adrenalin will pump faster, your body will make mysterious moves and your voice will scream along. From the band’s new EP Chutes And Ladders.

6. ‘I Want You Around’ by Oh800 (London, UK)
This corker resonates like a pungent fusion of LCD Soundsystem‘s repetitive beats and The Rapture‘s scintillating dance rhythms with vitriolic guitars adding a vicious edge. Top cut!

Oh800: Facebook

7. ‘Erase Me’ by KERCHIEF (Tennessee, US)
A robust hammer, a sinewy steamroller with a high dose of heartfelt power. The ardent combination of Hill‘s begging vox and the repetitive riffage is spot-on! Emo-wall-of-sound!

KERCHIEF: Facebook

8. ‘I Love Today’ by MODERATE REBELS (London, UK)
This mantra-like sing-along groove activates your bloodstream, makes your feet tap and your head shake. Body/mind trance experience. New LP Shared Values out 30 November.

MODERATE REBELS: Twitter

9/ ‘Hey!’ by SUMMER MAGIC (South City St. Louis, US)
Summer Magic aka Kevin Bachmann sounds like a 90s psychedelic Britpop version of The Beach Boys on his new single. Addictive jingle jangle riffs and luminous harmonies. Bingo!

SUMMER MAGIC: Facebook

10. ‘High Above‘ by SEASIDE HEIGTHS (Gothenburg, Sweden)
A wondrous synths injected composition with echoes from The National and Editors. Both magnetic and mysterious. From their excellent, new EP Made up Minds and Bad News.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS: Facebook

11. ‘The Somnambulist’ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (Liverpool, UK)
Anthemic, bewitching and irresistibly infectious with a king-sized chorus. Best Bunnymen score in years. From the band’s upcoming album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon.

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Facebook

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See/hear you next month, music junkies

SEVEN IN THE MIX! 7 Crackers For Week 32…

A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven striking strokes I played on repeat these past days
Seven towering tracks to feed body & soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!


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1/ ‘Getaway’ by ALCABEAN (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Frisky Danish guitar popsters strike again. ‘Getaway‘ roars terrifically from start to finish.
Copious electricity, booming rhythm section and a striking chorus to go nuts to. Bingo!

ALCABEAN: Facebook

2/ ‘High Above’ by SEASIDE HEIGHTS (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Most notable track from their new 4-track EP ‘Made Up Minds And Bad News‘. Stirring swagger, anthemic spirit and expressive vocals. Top-quality songwriting. Stream EP here.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS: Facebook

3/ ‘Too Fast’ by HEY HARRIETT (Adelaide, Australia)
Sunlit pop injection to sing, hum or whistle along. Playful, vivid and sparkling. Invigorating!

HEY HARRIETT: Facebook

4/ ‘Hey!’ by SUMMER MAGIC (South City St. Louis, US)
Summer Magic‘ aka Kevin Bachmann sounds like a 90s psychedelic Britpop version of The Beach Boys on his new single. Addictive jingle jangle riffs and luminous harmonies. Top!

SUMMER MAGIC: Facebook

5/ ‘Pants Off’ by THE CREACHIES (Baltimore, Maryland, US)
Highly catchy pop stroke transferring you to state of careless ecstasy. Elevating and frolic!

THE CREACHIES: Facebook

6/ ‘Omador’ by NORPHLET (Waco, TX, United States)
Multi guitars fueled roller coaster going fast/slow/fast. What you get is tons of electrical energy. Infectious, intense and powerful. From the duo’s self-titled EP. Stream it here.

NORPHLET: Facebook

7/ ‘Nothing Is Enough’ by DELTA WILL (Toronto, Canada)
This relaxing bass driven groove, smoothly colored with twinkling guitars and impassioned vocals all over it, will make you dream away. From their new EP ‘Multitudes I‘ – stream here.

DELTA WILL: Facebook

See/hear you next week, music junkies

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Opening Track ‘THE INVISIBLE ONE’ From New EP Is A Passionate Pearl…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

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19 June 2018

Seaside
(Photo: David Möller)

Band: SEASIDE HEIGHTS (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Who:Swedish Pop/Rock with big melodies and straight forward vocals.

Track: THE INVISIBLE ONE – from brand new EP ‘Made Up Minds And Bad News

Score: the opener of Seaside Heights’ new EP is a melodious triumph. Richly orchestrated and anthemically arranged. A wondrous synths injected composition with echoes from The National and Editors. Both magnified and mysterious, while carried by dusk vocals turning this mellow beauty into a passionate pearl. Momentous score!

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS: Facebook – Instagram

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New EP ‘MADE UP MINDS AND BAD NEWS‘ out now – stream on Spotify

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Swedish Outfit Creates Magical Pop With ‘BETTER DAYS’…

Relaxing musings for the laziest day of the week…

6 May 2018

Newest single BETTER DAYS by Swedish indie rockers SEASIDE HEIGHTS is a striking, nostalgic pop humdinger. A heavy-hearted reverie making me think of Bruce Springsteen
at his melancholic best. Yes, that good, that mesmerizing, that enthralling. The remarkable combination of this moody pearl’s magical melody, impassioned vocals and poetic guitar lines turns this sonic rainbow into a gripping beauty. Discover it here…

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS: Facebook – Instagram


BETTER DAYS available on iTunes