THE LEMON TWIGS – Brand New Single Is Another Sixties Colored Collage – Here’s NIGHT SONG…

New sonic impulses…

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The young, extremely gifted D’Addario brothers from Long Island (New York), the core members of THE LEMON TWIGS look today as being born in the sixties and they sound like they listened 24/7 throughout their teenage life to all great artists of that era ( Beach Boys, The Kinks, Syd Barret, Todd Rundgren, Beatles etc.). But most important is that they have the huge talent to create spectacular compositions reflecting all those splendid 60s vibrations and they love to mix different moods, sounds and vibes altogether in just one song as they did gloriously on vibrant debut album Do Hollywood. New single NIGHT SONG follows the same exploring retro path. Check the new mini-musical out here…
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Dour Festival (Belgium) last Thursday…


1968…


Theatrical rock and roll…


All together now…


Picture this…

(All pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

My 21 Most Body & Mind Twisting Concerts Of 2016…

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I saw 136 artists in action this year, from performances in small bars to a couple of too crowded festivals, from many cool club gigs to mid-range venue shows. My mind is truly hooked to life music for years now, it helps me staying healthy and crazy at the same time – a much needed balance on this troubled planet – and it certainly helps to get away from daily, disturbing worries and create some thrilling time instead. Gripping concerts elevate me, vitalize me and energize me in several ways. Oops, before getting too philosophical here are the 21 most outstanding WHAM BLOODY BAM fireworks (in chronological order)
I witnessed in 2016…

1/  DOUBLE VETERANS
Café Video, Ghent – 9 February
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2/ FAT WHITE FAMILY
La Madeleine, Brussels – 4 March
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3/ MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels – 1 May
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4/ THE GLÜCKS
Cactus Club, Brugge – 18 June
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5/ PAUL MCCARTNEY
Werchter Festival – 1 July
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6/ THE HIVES
Rock Zottegem Festival – 9 July
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7/ ELEFANT
Charlatan Club, Ghent – 23 July
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8/ RICHARD ASHCROFT
Lokerse Feesten Festival – 10 August
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9/ PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT
W-Festival in Wortegem Petegem – 23 Augustus
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10/  THE PARROTS
Madamme Moustache, Brussels – 15 September
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11/ DEAP VALLY
Paradiso, Amsterdam – 26 September
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12/ THE KILLS
Paradiso, Amsterdam – 21 October
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13/ ARNO
Vooruit, Gent – 23 October
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14/ THE LIMINANAS
Madamme Moustache – 31 October
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15/ CROWS
Café Video, Ghent  – 2 November
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16/ ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Het Depot, Leuven – 5 November
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17/ THE LEMON TWIGS
Botanique, Brussels – 25 November
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18/ THE JULIE RUIN
Botanique, Brussels – 30 November
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19/ COCAINE PISS
VK, Brussels – 2 December
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20/ TOY
Trix, Antwerpen – 3 December
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21 / PRIMAL SCREAM
Brixton Academy, London – 15 December
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(All pics by TurnUpTheVolume!)

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SEVENTEEN KNOCKOUTS – On.Repeat.November.2016.

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Seventy-one minutes of stellar knockout sounds
that invaded my sonic bloodstream this month
From roaring to moody, from shaky to gloomy
Turn up the volume! Trust me, it helps instantly…

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1/ ‘Black Hanz’ by THE MOONLANDINGZ (London/Leeds, UK)
You can hit the outsiders, but you can not beat them! Let’s dance before we’re doomed…
EP: 4-track here on iTunes
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2/ ‘Disco Glove’ by EXPLODED VIEW (Berlin/Mexico City/UK)
Twisted rhythmic machinery & singer Anika ranting about Robert De Niro. Top mindfucker!
Album: self-titled debut ‘Exploded View’ – here on Bandcamp
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3/ ‘The Itch’ by CROWS (London, UK)
These post punk blusterers turn grimness into a forceful energy. Apocalypse thunder!…
EP: brand new 4-track titled ‘Cold Comfort’ – here on iTunes
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4/ ‘Performance’ by WHISPERING SONS (Hasselt, Belgium)
Goosebumps vocals, pulsating bass/drum beats and gripping guitars. Bright darkness…
Their new single – here on iTunes
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5/ ‘City Of Eyes’ by THE POP GROUP (Bristol, UK)
Legendary prostitutes going wah-wah while Mark Stewart tries to get rid of his straitjacket…
Album: ‘Honeymoon On Mars’ – on iTunes
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6/ ‘Jennifer’ by JENNIFER (London, UK)
Massive swagger, electrified with hellish guitars & a delirious Velvet Underground beat…
EP: ‘Stop Diggin’ – on Bandcamp
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7/ ‘Don’t’ by DYR FASER (Boston, US)
Mind-stimulating trip to experience on your headphones with the lights dimmed…
EP: ‘Trio’ – here on Bandcamp
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8/ ‘Like describing colors to a blind man on acid’ by THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Weirdest song title in ages and a vintage BJM groove as we know and love…
Album: ‘Third World Pyramide’ – on iTunes
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9/ ‘Take Me Home’ by SILVER ROSE (Mexico City)
Dreamy pop melancholia surrounded by a glorious wall-of-glimmering-guitars. Hypnotic…
EP: ‘206’ – here on Bandcamp
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10/ ‘Summer Breeze’ by LAS KELLIES (Argentina)
You can not & you will not ignore these repetitive, exotic garage guitar thrills. Irresistible…
Album: ‘Friends & Lovers’ – on Bandcamp
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11/ ‘Club House Killer’ by GALLERY CIRCUS (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)
Powerful rock twins with a terrific bravado that will make your hormones go bonkers…
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12/ ‘Eat The Love’ by DOOMSQUAD (Toronto, Canada)
Slowly but surely you will lose yourself totally in a ritual trance about eight miles high…
Album: ‘Total Time’ – here on Bandcamp
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13/ ‘Those Days Is Coming Soon’ by THE LEMON TWIGS (Long Island, New York, US)
Yesterday’s magic revisited for today’s pleasure. Retro brilliance on its way to greatness…
Album: debut LP ‘Do Hollywood’ – here on iTunes
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14/ ‘Eyes So Cold’ by SHY NATURE (London, UK)
Sad love song drenched in a bath of sparkling guitars & spiced with a striking chorus…
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15/ ‘Tear Us Apart Again’ by LITTLE CHILDREN (Stockholm, Sweden)
Highly swirling pop vibration that will stimulate all your senses from start to finish…
Album: ‘f.f.’ – here on Bandcamp
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16/ ‘I Am Over Here’ by EERIE WANDA (The Netherlands)
Every single time I hear this blissful beauty I see hundreds of twinkling stars in the sky…
Album: ‘Hum’ – on Bandcamp
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17/ ‘Liquid Lady’ by HOPE SANDOVAL AND THE WARM INVENTIONS (US/UK)
Gloomy sentiments and electrifying guitar emotions for the eternal twilight romantics…
Album: ‘Until The Hunter’ – on iTunes
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THE LEMON TWIGS – Yesterday’s Magic Revisited For Today’s Pleasure…

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THE LEMON TWIGS – Botanique, Brussels – 25 November 2016

Music junkies among us already know by now that THE LEMON TWIGS are the next big thing. And this time the hype is genuinely substantiated. This is a dazzlingly promising four-piece of teenagers from Long Island, New York led by brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario. Two extremely talented youngsters and, obviously, owners of an extensive record collection of all things great from the 60s to the 80s. From The Beatles to Queen, from Wings to Todd Rundgen, from Elton John’s balladry to Frank Zappa‘s jocose trickery
and all memorable pop and rock vibrations in between. Retro? Absolutely, but in a most genial way. At times you can hear snippets of all this magic in just one song. Sheer stellar creativity. They succeed where thousands failed before, because these yesterday’s sounds obsessed bros do not just copy/paste history. They compose rock opera like brilliance with the past’s very best era’s. They do not write songs, they build them brick by brick, they construct them step by step into something really special. If you didn’t hear it already check brand new album DO HOLLYWOOD here to find out what I try to stutter…

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To be honest I had some doubts about the band reproducing their richly arranged and orchestrated pearls live on stage without falling apart now and then. They proved me wrong, completely. Without the safety and help of tapes, special digital effects or other extra whatsoever assistance (pretty common now these days) they stunned the sold out 200 capacity club from start to finish. The songs sounded more basic and rougher than on record and it worked big time! The intensity of execution was just overwhelming. The first half of the set felt like a Broadway musical with songs bouncing from slow to fast, from up to down, from quiet to loud, from harmonies to screams. AWESOME! The second part of the concert, after the d’Addario’s swapped instruments (drums/guitar), was an adrenalin injected rock & roll blast with Micheal moving like a classic guitar hero while handling his instrument like Chuck Berry. First class, elevating entertainment. WOW! Double WOW!
And these fresh punks bring it all with a high dose of natural coolness and unshakable confidence as if they do this since the day they jumped out of their rocking cradle. The
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are on their way to meganess. They gonna be huge, really huge. …

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Melodic splendor…

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Doing a Berry walk…

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A singing snake…

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Harmonies intermezzo…

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From a whisper to a scream…

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Band meeting…

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Trapped in Brussels…

(concert pics by TurnUpTheVolume!)

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Best debut album of the year!…

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