It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll But We Like It – ‘OOCHYA!’ By Welsh Darlings STEREOPHONICS

New longplayers

11 March 2022

Who: Veteran rockers from Wales
Active: Since 1992 / 12 studio LPs
(new one included)

New album: OOCHYA!
Released: 4 March 2022 – order info here

Info: “The brand new studio album features 15 tracks. As Stereophonics celebrate
25 years as one of the UK’s most loved bands, with Oochya! Kelly Jones continues to
cement his place amongst the great British songwriters. Having now achieved seven
number 1 albums and 8.5 million albums sold in the UK alone, Stereophonics stand
as undeniable giants of British Music.”

The Guardian says: “As ever, the best songs hit a reliably sweet spot between the
emotional and the anthemic. They’re past their best nowadays, but this is a decent
effort after a quarter of a century.”
Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume: A pretty vivid mix of muscled jackhammers and power ballads. Nothing new but nothing bad. It’s only rock’ n roll but we like it, don’t we? Well, I do.






Here’s the full album

STEREOPHONICS: Facebook – All Albums

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 46

Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days

1. ‘Let’s See Each Other’ by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (New York)

New York’s electro darkwave bulldozer has its 6th album See Through You
ready for release on 4th February 2022. It’s a return to their fiercely independent,
DIY roots on their own label Dedstrange.

Lead single Let’s See Each Other is an intimate and disarming love song from
a forgotten future. Syncopated memories and deconstructed fantasies of lovers
lost in an ity that doesn’t know their names.

Press play, watch and listen…


2. ‘Sonic’ by DAYFLOWER (UK)

This indie dream-pop band from Leicester, England, combines nursery rhyme melodies, reverb-drenched guitars, and electronic textures. They released their debut full-length Honeyspun two years ago and now return with this astonishing wall-of-shoegaze stroke. Imagine My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Swervedriver having a decibels contest.

Sonic is a hazy, multi-layered and perplexing
discharge leaving you behind with your mouth open
and totally puzzled.

Here’s why…


3. ‘Do Ya Feel The Love’ by STEREOPHONICS (Wales, UK)

On 4 March 2022, the vivid Welsh veterans will make their
loyal fans smile with new full-length Oochya!, their 12th LP.

This track is a feverish rocker with an immediate impact on your
body’s activity. Add Kelly Jones‘ characteristically fervid vocals and
energetic guitars and you have a solid gold Stereophonics winner.

Make your move here, folks…


4. Be Sarcastic‘ by SHYBITS (Berlin)

This fervent German trio fuzz and buzz with panache and determination. Jingle jangle electricity with that early B-52′s swagger. If this steaming stunner doesn’t make you jump out of your lazy couch you better fire your shrink and change your meds at once while we all go crazy to this head-spinning twister. Top!

Feel the heat here…


5. ‘Capture Love’ by MELTED WINGS (Toronto)

Melted Wings is the multigenre project of Toronto musician Michael Wynn (founding member of bands Trains of Winter and Vicky von Vicky.)

His new longplayer lands next year. Ahead of it comes first taster Capture Love which explores the melancholy of feeling down and the occasional small lights of brightness
that can help you get out of the funk of these depressing times.

Expect an electro head-in-the-clouds groove with an 80s New Romantics vibe.
Heartening, beatific, and hopeful…


6. ‘Tenement Time’ by JOHNNY MARR (Manchester UK)

The Former The Smiths guitar hero has another solo LP canned,
actually, a double one called Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 that lands
next year, in February.

New single Tenement Time is an excitatory tune, with
instantly appealing hooks and upbeat chorus.

Turn it up, Johnny…


7. ‘Big Wave’ by MODERN MOXIE (South Carolina, US)

Vivid guitar pop band centered around multi-instrumentalist
Madison Lucas who took up songwriting in college.

Two years ago entrancing debut album Claw Your Way Out saw the day
of light and now Modern Moxie have a 5-track EP, called Gutter Honey,
ready to unleash on 9 December.

First taster Big Wave sticks from the kick-off, jumps forth and back
and energizes all the way driven by Lucas‘ avid vocals. Touchdown!

Let’s roll…

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Do Ya Feel The Love Of Rockers STEREOPHONICS?

Daily electricity to load your batteries

14 November 2021

Who: Veteran rockers from Wales
Active: Since 1992 / 12 studio LPs (new one included)

New album: OOCHYA!
Out: 4 March 2022 – pre-order info here

New single: DO YA FEEL MY LOVE?

It’s the second taster after lead single Hanging On Your Hinges and an
equally feverish rocker with an immediate impact on your body’s activity.
Add Kelly Jones‘ characteristically fervid vocals and energetic guitars and
you have a solid gold Stereophonics winner.

Turn it up here…


New album OOCHYA! out 4 March 2022. More info here


Brand new sonic impulses

13 February 2019

After their 2017 Scream Above The Sounds Welsh rockers THE STEREOPHONICS return today with the release of a stand-alone single called CHAOS FROM THE TOP. Frontman and songwriter Kelly Jones told NME that the song is sung from the “imagined perspective
of a 15-year-old boy laying in the road after being shot. He’s reflecting in his time of dying about his life and the choices he made through the lack of options and opportunities he felt he had in today’s Britain.

Jones added also: “I don’t want this to be dark and all doom n’ gloom, as music is meant to
be a release, but at times also to inform or provoke us. I’m sure like I had, these kids who are victims of knife or gun or any attacks, had other hopes and dreams. The streets are changing in London just like they are changing
in Wales and everywhere else.”

‘Chaos From The Top’ is a supreme and compelling crackerjack growing in strength and vigour slowly but surely. A true tour de force about our troubled times that will grab you by the throat instantly. Magnetizing and spine-tingling power pop this is. Experience the profound passion right here…



Remarkable albums from the past…

‘Word Gets Around’ by STEREOPHONICS
Released: 25 August 1997 / debut longplayer

DROWNED IN SOUND review: “In the late ’90s, a rash of Welsh rock bands emerged, among them Catatonia, Super Furry Animals, 60 Ft. Dolls, and the Stereophonics. On the surface, the Stereophonics’ gritty rock & roll seems relatively uninspired, but upon close listen Word Gets Around proves to be a very accomplished debut. Vocalist/guitarist Kelly Jones’ vocals are raw and rip the songs apart, as his loud, arena-ready guitar assault gives every track a gritty edge.”
Score: 3.5/5 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Tons of passion, guitars and briskness.

Album in full…

STEREOPHONICS: Facebook – All Albums


Rest in peace, Stuart Cable…