The 5 EPs That Impressed TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Ears During The First Three Lockdown Months Of 2021

13 April 2021

Band: DEAP VALLY
Who: The two charismatic rock queens Lindsey
Troy
and Julie Edwards from the city of angels,
Los Angeles.

EP: DIGITAL DREAM
Released: 26 February 2021

TUTV says: Deap Vally invited their friends jennylee (Warpaint),
Soko, KT Tunstall, Peaches and Jamie Hince (The Kills). With such
an impressive cast you can’t get but 4 genuine gems: 2 soulful
ballads and 2 bluesy grooves. Top stuff! And a new EP is already
canned. Can’t wait. More info about American Cockroach here.

Listen/buy here…


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DEAP VALLY: Facebook

Artist: SERJ TANKIAN
Who: Frontman of noiseniks System Of A Down

EP: ELASTICITY – solo debut
Released: 19 March 2021

TUTV says: 5 sledgehammers with balls, perfect to start
insane moshpits with. Tankian still roars, rants and rattles
as if nothing else matters. Absobloodylutely noisetadtic!

Stream here…

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SERJ TANKIAN: Facebook

Band: ULTRA SUNN (Belgium)
Who: Cold/darkwave duo – Sam Huge and
Gaelle Souflet – from Brussels

EP: NIGHT IS MINE
Released: 5 March 2021

TUTV says: 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 house-lockdown-party.

Listen/buy here…


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ULTRA SUNN: Facebook

Band: REMINGTON SUPER 60 (Norway)
Who: Dream pop outfit created by songwriter
and producer Christopher Schou in 1998.

EP: NOUVELLE NOUVEAU
Released: 19 March 2021

TUTV says: Dream pop at its very best. Sonic melancholia for
the twilight hours with the sensual voice of Elisabeth Thorsen.
Imagine Mazzy Starr‘s wonderful Hope Sandoval wandering
at night in empty city streets while whispering her lullabies.

Listen/buy here…


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REMINGTON SUPER 60: Facebook

Band: INDOORSMEN
Who: Rowdy passion rockers from Chicago

EP: CLEANING HOUSE PT. 1
Released: 25 March 2021

TUTV says: Expect electrifying head-spinning rippers you
can play out loud to deafen your lockdown demons with.
But this Chicago gunslingers also show their moody blues
side on this excellent debut EP.

Listen/buy here…


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INDOORSMEN: Facebook

SERJ TANKIAN Drops Boiling 5-Track EP ‘ELASTICITY’

New sonic impulses…

23 March 2021

System Of A Down captain SERJ TAKIAN released a 5-track EP titled ELASTICITY.

Takain about why going solo: “When I conceived possibly doing another record with
the guys from System of a Down a few years back, I started working on a set of songs
that I arranged in rock format for that purpose,” Serj explains. “As we weren’t able to
see eye to eye on the vision going forward with an SOAD album, I decided to release
these songs under my moniker.”

I agree these tracks aren’t really trash and slash SOAD hammers. But hey, do
they want to make the same album as the last one? Yes, Tankian’s songs are
more accessible but it’s not like he wrote pop songs about the birds and the
bees or that your grandparents will go gaga on hearing them.

Taikan rocks (Elasticity and Electric Yerevan are bang-on jackhammers) like
hell, sings like hell and raps like hell. What a voice! Fuck SOAD, welcome Serj.
YEAH!

The clips for Elasticity and Electric Yerevan

– ELECTRIC YEREVAN –

– ELASTICITY –

Full EP…

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SERJ TAKIAN: Facebook

(image: cover from his solo LP ‘Harakiri’)

Five Firecrackers To STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND!

Fuel to boost your favorite 48 hours…

1. ‘Elasticity’ by SERJ TANKIAN (US)
The ringleader of System Of A Down is going to make our ears tremble with a solo EP
out in March. This roller coaster lead-single was written for the band. But as the pandemic made studio contact impossible Serj decided to give a go himself. Four more to follow.

Bang your head here…

2. ‘Year Of The Horse’ by FUCKED UP (Canada)
Were you waiting for these Toronto rebels? Well, here they are with a new 19-minute (!) stunner. It goes loud and quiet, slow and fast, intimidating and relaxing, Totally fucked-up. From a new 4-track EP released yesterday. More info on Bandcamp .

Press play to start the mind-twisting escapade…


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3. ‘Marionette’ by RICH RAGANY AND THE DIGRESSION (London)
This flaming belter could have been a fired-up Tom Petty cracker. Rockin’ and rollin’,
movin’ and groovin’. A perfect radio song. It’s the lead-single from their upcoming LP ‘Beyond Nostalgia And Heartache‘, out in April.

Tune in right here…


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4. ‘Save Us From The Tory Scum’ by THE REV. JONNY KINKAID (Bristol, UK)
Breaking news: this is the brand new British National Anthem! To hell with God
Save The Queen
, here’s Jonny and his crystal clear Fuck You Tory Scum tribute!

Rise and sing with your two middle fingers in the air…

5. ‘Pukebox’ by PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS (Perth, Aus)
The psych-o-delic stormer and boiling key single from the Aussies
new album SHYGA! THE SUNLIGHT MOUND, out today.

Let’s roll