SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Released Their Spellbinding ‘A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE’ Album 40 Years Ago

Back in time

7 November 2022

Active: 1976–1996 / 11 studio longplayers.

Anniversary Album: A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE – fifth LP
Released: 5 November 1982 – 40 years ago

NME wrote: ” ‘A Kiss in the Dreamhouse’ is a feat of imagination scarcely ever recorded. It’s breathtaking. Somehow, a bold assurance of intention has met with a hunger for experimenting with sound to expand an already formidable group of songs into pure, open-minded ambiguity. The flesh of the song will balloon out or contort into unimaginable patterns, indecipherable echoes volley between the walls of the recording, glassy, splintered tones pierce the luxuriant sheen of the mix. Repeated listens trick the sense of balance; tremendous risks are taken.”

Turn Up The Volume!: their most mystifying and compelling album ever to
my fan ears. Siouxsie became the superior queen of gothic grandeur and went
with the fabulous Banshees (including the late, great guitarist John McGeoch) on
a mind-boggling crusade.

Three Top Tracks: Slowdive / Melt


– MELT –

Stream full album via Spotify

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES: Facebook – Album Discography

SLOWDIVE – 30 Candles For Debut LP ‘JUST FOR A DAY’

4 September 2021

Who: Shoegazing dream pop outfit from Reading, UK
Active: 1989–1995, 2014–present / 4 studio albums so far

Anniversary album: JUST FOR A DAY
Released: 2 September 191 – 30 years ago

AllMusic wrote: “Just for a Day is Slowdive’s first album, and it shows,
when one listens to the magnificent sound of ‘Souvlaki’ or the brilliant
experimentation of ‘Pygmalion’, it becomes clear that ‘Just for a Day’
was only a step toward the greatness they would later achieve.”

Score: 3.5/5.

Single: Catch The Breeze…

Full album…

SLOWDIVE: Discography

(Pic by Turn Up The Volume – Brugge, Belgium – 2018)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s 15 Knockout Live Performances Of 2018…

Turn Up The Volume saw about 150 acts playing live this past year. Here are the 15 Knockout Performances that made his body temperature going way up, made his adrenalin stream faster and had a lasting impact on his greedy ears & impressed eyes.

1. THE FLAMING LIPS – Melkweg, Amsterdam – 11 November – Review here

2. SLOWDIVE – Cactus Brugge Festival – 15 July – Review here


3. IDLES – De Zwerver, Leffinge, Belgium – 2 November – Review here

4. JOHNNY MARR – Trix Club, Antwerp – 7 December – Review here

5. FONTAINES D.C. – Botanique, Brussels – 4 May – Review here

6. NOEL GALLAGHER – Vorst National, Brussels – 6 April

7. THE GLÜCKS – Ghent Fest – 19 July – Review here

8. RUMOURS – Cosa Nostra, Aalst – 21 April – Review here

9. JUJU – Kinky Star, Ghent – 18 February – Review here

10. PEUK – De Kleine Kunst, Ghent – 8 September – Review here

11. AUTOBAHN – Kinky Star, Ghent – 11 February – Review here

12. FALLING MAN – Ghent Fest – 14 July – Interview here

13. PERE UBU – 4 AD, Diksmuide – 1 June – Review here

14. TUBELIGHT – Charlatan, Ghent – 23 March – Review here

15. PINK ROOM – Kinky Star, Ghent – 3 March – Review here

(all pictures by Turn Up The Volume!)

SLOWDIVE Shines Sensationally At Cactus Festival In Brugge Belgium – Best Concert Of The Year (So Far)…

SLOWDIVE – Cactus Festival Brugge, Belgium – 15 July 2018



A heavenly-wall-of-supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-sound…

Divine vox…

Colorful symphonies

Awesome electro waves and psychedelic guitar jams

Dragonesque crowd

Best concert of the year, so far

If you never experienced ‘Slowdive’ here’s an idea of their magical live sound…

SLOWDIVE: Link to self-titled 2017 album – Website – Facebook

(concert pics by JL/Turn Up The Volume)

SLOWDIVE Released Their Second Heartfelt Longplayer ‘SOUVLAKI’ 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

15 May 2018



Released: 17 May 1993 – 25 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Slowdive are still capable of mouth-opening, spine-tingling flourishes. They’ve found a way to be quiet, moving, and aggressive simultaneously, mixing trance-like beauty with the deepest delayed guitar sounds around, a sound at once relaxing, soothing,
and exciting, and most of all harshly beautiful.”

Score: 9/10 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s Top Track: bewitching gem… ALISON

Album in full…
SLOWDIVE: Website – Facebook – All Albums

(photo by TUTV!)

SLOWDIVE – Second Shared Track From Comeback Album Is A Melancholic Beauty…

Fresh sonic impulses for your ears…


‘Sugar For The Pill’ by SLOWDIVE


After SLOWDIVE released their smashing new single Star Roving last January, singer & guitarist Neil Halstead talked about the band’s return: “When the band decided to get back together in 2014, we really wanted to make new music. It’s taken us a whole load of shows and a few false starts to get to that point. We’ve been working on a bunch of new tracks and it feels as fun, and as relevant playing together now as it did when we first started. We hope folks enjoy it.” Now the legendary British shoegazers shared a second track from their upcoming, self-titled, comeback album. SUGAR FOR THE PILL is a tender and melancholic promenade. Atmospheric guitars and dreamy vocals. A beauty for the twilight hours…

SLOWDIVE: Website – Facebook

Photo on top: photo by TUTV!