Dance Till You Drop – THE NEW POLLUTION Shakes You Down With Debut EP

20 October 2020

Who: A band from New York/Worcester. This sparkling
trio combines groove, punk, psychedelic music, pop,
and atmospheric sounds.

Info: This extended play is the culmination of many shades of musical history from
the 1960s up until the present. New Pollution’s ambiguous blend of genre and styles
takes a front seat here, with tracks ranging from dance floor shakers to Glam rock snottiness. Lyrically, each track on the record explores some elements of modernism, group identity, and artistic frustration. With influences ranging from ESG to Herbie Hancock.

Key references: PiL / Gang Of Four / Talking World Music Heads / The Rapture /
A Certain Ratio / Wire / The Mekons and Sonic Youth

Expect: funky punky injections with clashing guitars, manic bass lines, organ-ic
electronics and critical vocals. Edged tunes for basement parties and illegal ramshackle discos. The restless sound of this science-fiction-like 2020. Dance till you drop is the key message as Armageddon is just around the corner.

Get up and shake down…


(Promo photo via a band’s member father. Thanks dad)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For SEPTEMBER 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A fervid fusion of clashing crackers and boisterous bangers!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout September Team

1. ‘Land Of Dead’ by ELEPHANT STONE (Montreal, Canada)
A stomping rocker pushed by a steamy sitar riff. Wham bloody bam!

2. ‘Destiny’ by PRYSM (North Of England, UK)
Flaming fuel for all you out there who needs to ventilate their fury once in a while. Yeah!

3. ‘Don’t Wake Up, Wake Up by NO SWOON
Savage guitars, ablaze percussion & urgent vocals! Bang-up buster! Jaw-dropping debut!

4. ‘Getting Older’ by RETAIL SPACE (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Dazzling guitar pop catchiness that will make your head swirl 360°. Irresistible zinger!

5. ‘Pushing Back’ by THE NEW POLLUTION (New York, US)
An ongoing repetitive hypnotic guitar riff spiced with airy dancey vibes. Bingo!

6. ‘We’re Not Detective’ by FEVA (Newcastle, UK)
Boiling hot smasher! Uproarious hubbub that will blow up your speakers! Kaboom!…

7. ‘Ego‘ by FERAL FIVE (London, UK)
Blistering blessing for those who want to swing themselves into a coma. Tanze jetzt!

8. ‘Mexico’ by HUSBANDS
The 21st Century Beach Boys. Non-stop fun, daily sun and sonic bubblegum. Surf’s up!

9. ‘Second Hand Emotion’ by SAYTR PLAY (Manchester, UK)
Put on some mascara, your sexiest boots, your coolest shirt and let your adrenalin flow.

10. ’75 Trips’ by REFLEKTER (Nottingham, UK)
Hungry guitars, jumpy electro beat injections, cocky vocals and a knockout chorus. Top!

11. ‘Love Is Around‘ by GREAT HARE (Gothenburg, Sweden)
A sticky amplified guitar pop tune, jingle jangle chants and a nostalgic Dinosaur JR feel…

All together on Spotify…

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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Groove And Move With THE NEW POLLUTION To Their Hypnotic Jam ‘PUSHING BACK’…

22 September 2019


Who: A group from Worcester/New York seeking to combine groove, punk,
psychedelic music, pop, and atmospheric sounds

Track: PUSHING BACK – the band’s newest single

Score: I found out about this rather mysterious band just 15 minutes before starting
to write this Shout Out. Only one spin of their latest single was enough to get entirely euphoric of what my greedy ears experienced. ‘Pushing Back‘ really creeps under your
skin without asking permission. It’s all about an ongoing repetitive hypnotic guitar riff starting first as if The Stooges were fronted by Joy Division’s Ian Curtis rather than Iggy Pop. Then, after about ninety seconds synths get involved in smoothly and playfully giving this jam an airy dancey feel for a couple of minutes before ending with some dark Krautrockish outro. Hypnotic stuff! Bingo! On repeat!!

Press play and move like if you’re your eight miles high just like these
motherrockers act in their own wacko DIY ‘cheaper is cooler‘ clip right here…

THE NEW POLLUTION: Twitter – Instagram – Bandcamp