BAMBIE THUG Does Your Head In With A ‘TSUNAMI’ Of Blaring Punk Beats

Daily electricity to load your batteries

25 January 2023

Artist: BAMBIE THUG (what name!)
Who: The musical moniker of
British artist Cuntry Ray Robinson

New single/clip: TSUNAMI

Thug: “The musician explains that the song in fact “seeded from a bicycle ride
I went on with Tylr Rydr in central London; I asked him to send me a beat that
sounded like our journey. I started the idea with a mate Charlie Hubbard and
finished the lyrics sitting on top of a bin in the rain in north London.”

“I was at point where nothing was going right for me and I needed to write
a song that embodied where I wanted to be: out of depression and top of
my game. Tsunami sat in the vault for over a year before I brought it to
Comanavago for additional production, now the beast has upgraded and
is finally ready to be birthed into the world.”

TUTV: Oh my, oh my. Wanna go ballistic? Wanna fight your worst nightmares?
Here’s what you need. A tsunami of blaring punk beats. Merciless bangs that do
your head, your mind, and your demons in. You’ll never forget Bambie Thug after
this punked-up electro-slam dunk. She’s creepy, devilish and sexy.

She’s an EBM witch, she’s 4 real, she rules.

Release the bats.

BAMBI THUG: Facebook – Instagram

Too Good To Be Forgotten – DEAP VALLY And Their 2021 Album ‘MARRIAGE

Too good to be forgotten

19 January 203

Utterly cool female rock duo DEAP VALLY out of Los Angeles
released their 3rd album, named MARRIAGE in November 2021.
It was a top-10 LP of that year on Turn Up The Volume‘s list.

Deap Vally said: “Being in a band is like being in a marriage: sometimes it’s magical,
sometimes it’s unbearably challenging. To reinvigorate that marriage we’ve made
album three a genre-bending experiment with new collaborators and instrumentation
that push the limits of what has previously defined us. Marriage’ is our musical Rumspringa,
if you will. We’re breaking free of the rigid creative constraints within which we previously existed (two members, two instruments, two voices). Writing with the calibre of musicians
that we did on this record was an unforgettable experience, and we’re so happy to have
the result of our creative rebirth eternalised in ‘Marriage’.”

The album featured a number of collaborations including
songs with Peaches, KT Tunstall, and Warpaint‘s Jenny Lee.

Paradiso Club, Amsterdam – photo by Turn Up The Volume

Turn Up The Volume wrote: The message of Marriage is loud and clear: Lindsey
and Julie Edwards are here to stay. Their musical bond is tighter than ever. Looking
to the future they broadened their musical horizons impressively. Mind you, don’t expect
a free jazz record. Deap Vally are still about rocking and rolling while tackling their demons with an intimidating vocal bravado, but in a far more varied way than before.

I hear eruptive echoes of Death From Above (Perfuction / Billions / I’m The Master), The Black Keys (Where Do We Go / Better Run), and early Deap Vally with a full-sound injection (Tsunami / Magic Medicine). And with Give Me A Sign (bringing Sparklehorse to mind) and the soul-stirring beauty of Look Away the couple shows their softer sonic side.

After 10 years and 3 LPS (and one together
with The Flaming Lips) their matrimony is alive and kicking.

Singles/clips: Tsunami / Magic Medicine / Perfuction




Full album. on Spotify

DEAP VALLY: Facebook – Instagram


Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

12 September 2018


Their fifth studio LP and their first No 1 LP in the UK

Released: 14 September 1998 – 20 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: ” ‘If Everything Must Go’ found ‘Manic Street Preachers’ coping with Richey James’ sudden, unexplained disappearance, its follow-up, ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’, finds them putting the tragedy behind them and flourishing as a trio. Wisely, the group builds on the grand sound of ‘Everything Must Go’, creating a strangely effective fusion of string-drenched, sweeping arena rock and impassioned, brutally honest punk. Since the band never writes about anything less than major issues, whether it be political or personal, it’s appropriate that their music sounds as majestic and overpowering as their pretensions… it emphasizes the Manics’ uniqueness as one of the few bands of the ’90s that can deliver albums as bracing intellectually as they are sonically.” Score: 4/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: With every LP The Manics turned more and more into intensely gripping-and-melancholic-sing-along-anthem-smiths. Glowing symphonies, human stories, and epic sounds touching countless souls. I clearly remember the concert they played in Brussels on 22 October 1998 in a small club (try-out for UK tour) and hearing those top tracks (see below) off the album live for the very first time. Eternal souvenir!…

THREE TOP TRACKS: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next /
You Stole The Sun From My Heart / Tsunami


* YOU STOLE THE SUN FROM MY HEART – one of their live classics for many years…

* TSUNAMI – overwhelming ardour…

THE TRUTH in full…

Manics: Website – Facebook – Discography

This is one of my favorite bands of all time, tell me yours