SEXTILE – Los Angeles’ Electro-Punk Tornado PUSH You To The Dancefloor With Their New Explosive Album

Standout longplayers

16 September 2023


Who: Electro-punk trio from Los Angeles, led by key members Brady Keehn and
Melissa Scaduto. Since emerging in 2015, they have been a party-provoking force
on the LA underground, capable of kicking up a riot with the raw-edged squall
of a synth or the sharp-elbowed jerk of a guitar.

So far they fabricated/released 2 albums:
A Thousand Hands (2015) and Albeit Living (2017)
and one EP (2018).

And number three just landed.

It’s named PUSH.
Order info HERE

Press info: “Sextile are now ready to rage with a serotonin-boosting new album, a new
group dynamic, faster BPMs, and an even wilder new direction. Recorded in Yucca Valley,
Push bounces and bops at the fringes of hardcore dance music, with the hallmarks of drum
& bass, gabber and trance illuminating the record like glow sticks at a ‘90s Fantazia rave.

Push was inspired by the kind of pleasure-seeking music fans whose social calendar comprises both the punk show and the rave. Josh Wink, Iggy Pop, Goldie, and early XL Recording shave all been name checked as influences onPush, and the dance floor remains a constant presence. Repping their place of origin, “New York” brings these musical touchstones off the page, guiding the album like an acid-soaked lodestar with its grinning nod to “Higher State ofConsciousness” and a whirly gig of music-box synths. There are still nods and “hellos” to the caustic post-punk of Sextile’s earlier work. Sextile haven’t relinquished their punk credentials, they’ve just given them a smiley-faced revamp.”

TUTV: Techno punk extravaganza. Chemical Brothers fused with drums & bass expert
Goldie‘s breakbeats and produced by NIN’s Trent Reznor. E-tastic nightclub fireworks. Saturday Night Fever for (il)legal raves on a modern weekend. Ghostly vocals coming
from LA’s underground while schizophrenic guitars rip your speakers.

24-party soundtrack for hedonists to lose themselves in again, before crashing.

Non-stop ominous electro-attacks keep on steamrolling out of your speakers
like sonic speedballs with the ferocious force of drilling hammers. Alice Glass,
Pussy Riot
and The Prodigy all rolled into one and pushing it to the limits.

Physical and mental preparedness required before entering Sextile‘s world.

SINGLES/CLIPS: New York / Crash



Don’t hesitate to buy tickets. They’re live beasts.
I know, I saw them before and will soon again.

SEXTILE: Instagram – Facebook – Twitter
TUTV: Facebook – Instagram – Linktree

SUMMER PARTY PLAYLIST Part 5 – 15 Top Thrills – New & Old

21 July 2023

Turn up the heat and feel your heart beat.

It’s PART 5 of Turn Up The Volume‘s yearly hot summer playlists.
A mix of new and old tunes. A mix of adrenalin-infused punk/rock
anthems, dance fireworks, and some moony musings to end the
party when the sun comes up.


1. ‘Look Like A Man’ by DECIUS (2022)

2. ‘Paradox’ 52018 by SEXTILE (2018)

3. ‘Video Babe’ by ALAN VEGA (1983)

4. ‘Rage Of Angels’ by MARK STEWART and FRONT 242 (2022)

5. ‘Murder Weapon’ by TRICKY (2010)

6. ‘Twitchin’ In The Kitchen’ by WARMDUSCHER

7. ‘Basta’ by GHOST CAR 52023°
Remixed by Dreamwife

8. ‘Wherever It Takes Us’ by JAMES (2021)

9. ‘Magic Medicine’ by DEAP VALLY (2021)

10. ‘Up The Mountain’ by REGINA SPEKTOR (2022)

11. ‘Therapy Couch’ by FLIGHT ATTENDANT (2023)

12. ‘bleed’ by ferna (2023)

13. ‘Vampire Empire’ by BIG THIEF

14. Goodbye Tonight by SOCIAL STATION

15. ‘Witness’ by BENJAMIN BOOKER (2017)


See you next week

TUTV: Blog – Facebook – Instagram

Los Angeles’ Electro-Punk Whirlwind SEXTILE With New Capricious Roller Coaster ‘CRASSY MEL’

New striking strokes

28 January 2023

Who: Electro-punk act from Los Angeles, led by
key members Brady Keehn and Melissa Scaduto.

So far they fabricated/released 2 albums:
A Thousand Hands (2015) and Albeit Living (2017)
and one EP (2018).

New single: CRASSY MEL

It follows the two new songs – Modern Weekend
and Contortion – that the duo shared last year.

Crassy Mel is a weird beast of a jackhammer. It detonates like an electronic
whirlwind, spiced with hyperkentic bongos, and pushed by Scaduto‘s sneering
vocals. But soon the track derails as if synth-wizard Aphex Twin sneaked into
the studio for some head-twisting sequences before glowing synths fade out
slowly. A 3.28-minute roller coaster, ladies and gents.

Tune in.


SEXTILE: Facebook – Instagram


Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

Here we go again! Dance yourself dizzy! Bonkers time!…

1. ‘All For One’ by THE STONE ROSES
(2015 single)

(From new LP Serfs Up!)

3. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE
(From this year’s ‘3‘ EP)

4. ‘Motor City Steel’ by THE DANDY WARHOLS
(From this year’s Why You So Crazy album)

5. ‘Shake It’ by FERAL FIVE
(Newest single)

ALL STAR TRACKS TEAM – Turn Up The Volume’s 21 Knockout Tracks Of 2018…

Lots of hair-splitting havoc and flaming pop firework this year.
21 Knockouts, 21 standoouts, 21 big ones right here, right now…

1. ‘Liberty Belle’ by FONTAINES D.C. (Dublin, Ireland)
Up and coming Irish punk idols impress with catchy ramshackle punk force…

2. ‘Dust On Trial’ by SHAME (London, UK)
Razor-sharp rage from South London from their cutting debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’

3. ‘Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES
“Fear leads to panic, panic leads to pain / Pain leads to anger, anger leads to hate”

4. ‘Isolation’ by TUBELIGHT (Belgium)
Belgian garage rockers sneer and spit with poise…

5. ‘Lately’ by TERRA PINES (Queensland, Australia)
A tornado of multi-layered guitars rollin’ all over you…

6. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Belgium)
Primal screams getting way deep under your skin…

7. ‘How Did This Happen?’ by BODEGA (New York, NY, US)
Irresistible jingle jangle electricity from one of the most thrilling new acts around…

8. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, California, US)
Inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed…

9. ‘Odyssey’ by MIEN (UK/US/Canada)
Like minded spirits from different bands coming together for a psych-y trip…

10. ‘Shiny One’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A glowing return in grand style with Tanya Donnelly‘s touching vox in the middle…

11. ‘The Bluebirds Are Singing’ by EERIE GLUE
Ongoing bluesy psych groove with a spellbinding impact on your soul…

12. ‘Turn The Knife’ by PALM GHOSTS (Nashville, US)
Mesmerizing make or break love song with glimmering guitars and vivid duet vocals…

13. ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’ by PEACE (UK)
Euphoric guitar pop at its very best…

14. ‘When We Left’ by SOMEDAYS (London, UK)
Glowing drive, tenacious pace, confident dynamic and instantly infectious. Strike!…

15. ‘Dark Stains’ by EXPLODED VIEW
Mysterious, magnetizing and masterful…

16. ‘Subsonic Dream’ by THE DARTS (Phoenix, CA, US)
Fuzzy garage banger hittin’ and kickin’ relentlessly…

17. ‘Faith & Science’ by MODERATE REBLS
The addictive power of repetition combined with a catchy boowie woogie piano…

18. ‘Under The Moon’ by REBECCA LOU (Denmark)
Vigorous, dynamic and highly brisk pop standout…

19. ‘Human Child’ by BELLY (Boston, US)
A gripping human pearl…

20. ‘Wayne’ by RICH GIRLS (New York, NY, US)
This is how authentic sensitivity resonates like…

21. ‘Knocking’ by BASEMENT REVOLVER (Hamilton, Canada)
Singer Chrisy Hurn‘s breathtaking voice will make you silent.

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!

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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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See/hear you next month, music junkies

Los Angeles’ Electro Trashers SEXTILE Share New Steamy Single ‘PARADOX’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…


One of the most exciting gigs I witnessed this year was by Los Angeles electro trash punks SEXTILE when they hit my home country Belgium early February on their first European tour. Check Turn Up The Volume‘s impressions of that night right here. The blistering band led by duo Brady Keehn, a modern-day Richard Hell and Melissa Scaduto, hitting her drums instinctively like The Velvet Undergound‘s Mo Tucker, produce a hot rip-roaring electronic pandemonium with an invigorating power you simply can’t resist. Now, after their stellar 2017 debut album Albeit Living they return with new rousing single PARADOX from their upcoming 5-track EP, entitled 3. An inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed. Mind-stimulating, body-energizing and soul-stirring. Experience the turbulent whirlwind right here…

SEXTILE: Website – Facebook –  Twitter

3 – out 14 September – info and pre-order facilities here.

(photo on top: TUTV)

SEXTILE – Celestial Bodies From Los Angeles Hit Belgium With A Non-Stop Electro Trash Punk Smack…

SEXTILE – Wilde Westen, Kortrijk (Belgium) – 2 February 2018

Wow! Wow! Wow! All the way from sunlit Los Angeles electro trash dance punks SEXTILE invaded Belgium, as part of their very first European tour, yesterday and gave us a steamy sauna experience that made us all forget the freezing cold outside, instantly. I discovered this ace squad (= meaning: aspect or position of 60° between two planets or other celestial bodies) only a few weeks ago and what a spectacular find it is. They sound like 80s electro punks D.A.F. (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) having the time of their life jamming with legends Suicide while aiming at breaking the decibels rules. Something like this blistering bolide…

Also this 4-headed whirlwind looks utterly cool with frontman Brady Keehn as a mixed reincarnation of James Dean and Richard Hell, with the tremendously hammering drummer Melissa Scaduto reminding me instantly of the fabulous Mo Tucker (the hitting heartbeat of the timeless 70s icons Velvet Undeground) and synths/guitars tandem Eddie Wuebben and Cameron Michel going for the British Romantics look. As well on record as on stage they create a rip-roaring pandemonium and develop an intoxicating potency you simply can’t resist. This is, without a shout of a doubt a must watch/hear/follow gang. They’ll be your new favorite band the very minute you’ll experience their mammoth stroke potential. No time to waste, fellow music junkies, here’s their newest, supersonic jumbo jet LP ALBEIT LIVING

ALBEIT LIVING available on Bandcamp and iTunes

Non-stop big bangs

Punk synths

The steamy setlist…

SEXTILE: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter

(concert pics by JL/Turn Up The Volume!)

On-Repeat-In-January-2018… FOURTEEN KNOCKOUTS!

Striking vibrations that good we play it on

A versatile mix of electric eruptions and firework strokes
that energized all my senses and limbs this past month!
TURN UP THE VOLUME! Here’s plenty of sonic dope…

1/ ‘Fol De Rol’ by THE FALL (Manchester, UK)
From the troubled genius’ final 2017 album – rest in peace…
Album: New Facts Emerge

2/ ‘Black Habit’ by MIEN (US, UK, Canada)
Supergroup hits it big psych time with debut single…
Debut album: out 8 April – info here

3/ ‘Love’ by ANTEROS (London, UK)
Striking pop pearl, as catchy as flaming hell…

5/ ‘Current Affair’ by SEXTILE feat SIENNA (Los Angeles)
Hyperkinetic electro whirlwind to go totally apeshit to…
Album: Albeit Living

6/ ‘The Gift’ by THE LIMIÑANAS feat. PETER HOOK (France/UK)
Sensual psychedelia with a sultry touch and legend Peter Hook on bass…
New album: Shadow People – just out now

7/ ‘Jukebox Babe’ by MOON DUO (Portland, US)
Portland’s mind-expanding pair covers Alan Vega in swinging style…

8/ ‘The Great Chain Of Being’ by KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
Another heavy eruption by the Aussie psych junkies…
Album: Gumboot Soup

8/ ‘Bubbilicious’ by TOKYO TABOO (London, UK)
Pschodelic glam punk, hot as an exploding volcano…
Album: 6TH Street Psychosis / Interview with TUTV!

9/ ‘Skin Spilling’ by BONNE APARTE (The Netherlands)
Weird and eccentric paranoia post punks…
Album: Scalps  – out 2 February – info here 

10/ ‘Ballad’ by NO FRIENDZ (London, UK)
Funky scream along indie kick for all useless people on this planet…
Album: split LP with Chupa Cabra – all info here

11/ ‘Luxury Animals’ by MUSH (Leeds, UK)
Jingle jangle noiseniks fronted by Lou Reed‘s ghost…

12/ ‘Black Smoke’ by BLACK FUN SURGERY (London, UK)
Glimmering disco ball electronics with a spell-binding edge…
New album: PATCHES – to be released soon

13/ ‘Serpent Speak’ by AURAL AIR (Dublin, Ireland)
Poetic guitar euphony and Laura Rai‘s remarkable voice…
EP: The Torpor OF Minds

14/ ‘I Didn’t Belong’ by HIGHLAND KITES (California, US)
Tremendous voice to solace your troubled heart and hurt soul in times of love sickness…
Debut EP: to be released this year

See/hear you next month, music junkies