Killer tracks of the month…

Eleven standout tracks played on repeat in March!
A heated mix of flaming rippers and glowing grooves
energizing all of my senses and limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout March Team!

1. No Rock Save In Roll by CORNERSHOP (Northern London)
This sickly sticky earworm will put a big smile on your face! Welcome back Cornershop!

2. ‘Ponytail’ by PINS (Manchester, UK)
Hot disco banger that should be played in all discotheques around the globe. Dance fever!

3. ‘Home Thru Hell’ by DEAP LIPS (California, US)
The Flaming Lips + Deap Vally = Utterly Cool Yamaha Magic

4. ‘Vicious Little Sister’ by THE MEDICINE DOLLS (Cape Town)
Unquestionably one of the blowup singles of the year! The Medicine Dolls rule!

5. ‘Luminescence’ by THE HIDEAWAYS (Bristol, UK)
This burning sledgehammer’s riff is TITANIC! Kick-ass stroke! Hells bells!

6. ‘Cause Effect’ by SINKA (Watford, UK)
High-powered blast fueled by crazed guitars, banging percussion and racy vocals. Yeah!

7. ‘Somebody Else’ by PLASTIC SUN (UK)
Melodious swagger bringing stone rock icons Queens Of The Stone Age to mind. Top-notch!

8. ‘Louder’ by TWIST HELIX (Newcastle, UK)
A swirling electro pop stunner with sassy synths and stunning vocals. Bingo!

9. ‘Lungs’ by THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING (St.Albans, UK)
A retro psych vibe with a revitalizing, stimulating and spiritual impact. Save the trees!

10. ‘TheWorldIsClosingDown’ by TV COMA (St. Albans, UK)
A catchy apocalyptic psych pop humdinger. Witty, satirical and pungent.

11. ‘Harbor Me’ by AUDRI (Belgium)
Starry-eyed vocals, clapping flamenco hands and glimmering guitars. A trippy beauty!

All knockout tracks
together on Spotify


See you next month, music junkies…

Swirling Electro Force TWIST HELIX Returns With A Rad Bang – Here’s New Single ‘LOUDER’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

3 March 2020

(Photo Credit: Jay Dawson – Shutter Productions)

It’s been a while since we heard from exciting Newcastle band TWIST HELIX since
they released their imposing 2018 album Ouseborn. But they’re back now with an adrenalin-fueled bang. LOUDER is a swirling electro pop stunner, a sassy synths
symphony, an overwhelming tune with a bang-up vocal performance by Bea Garcia, injecting this ecstatic firecracker with a sparkling ebullience that will activate every
single nerve in your body. This invigorating electricity will boost your mood instantly!

Get thrilled right here…


Stream/hear/buy LOUDER on several platforms here

TWIST HELIX Raves About Their City That Doesn’t Sleep – Here’s ‘NEWCASTLE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

1 October 2018

Some weeks ago electro force TWIST HELIX released feverish cracker Graphite and
the trio has no intention to slow down. We can already enjoy a fresh new single from
the band’s upcoming LP. With NEWCASTLE they deliver another 24 Karat corker.

After a short, smooth piano intro with Bea Garcia‘s vivid vox on top of it, the song
raises proudly and turns into a riveting symphony. Its anthemic and high-spirited
energy gives you goosebumps. This is a stirring pop pearl with a big beating heart.
Here’s the homage to the trio’s beloved city…

This city’s not sleeping, it’s dreaming.
Its silence long until the dawn.
Its river waits in slumber,
Worn and tired lumbers,
Flock to docks and to its old quarters,
Artists’ hearts tided on like the waters.

This city’s not dreaming, it’s believing.
A great city wakes in wonder,
long hibernation over,
Flock to docks and to its old quarters,
Artists’ hearts tided on like the waters.

This city’s not believing, now it’s living.
A people proud in number,
Draw now to discover,
Flock to docks and to its old quarters,
Artists’ hearts tided on like the waters.

TWIST HELIX: Website – Facebook

Great artwork, great song, great band

(photo on top: Facebook Twist Helix)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Knockout SEPTEMBER Team – Eleven Killer Tracks…

Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…

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Eleven killer tracks we played on repeat in September!
A crazed fusion of roaring rippers and galvanizing grooves
energizing all of our senses and our limbs this past month!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout September Team!

1. ‘Dark Stains’ by EXPLODED VIEW (Mexico/Berlin)
A truly booming dance knockout. Its ongoing menacing and eurhythmic vibrancy is simply irresistible and will put a spell on your senses. New album Obey out today. Stream here.


2. ‘Dirty Boy’ feat. Barry Adamson by A CERTAIN RATIO (Manchester, UK)
The veteran Manchester post punks still make your hips sway uncontrollably. With special guest (ex-Magazine) Barry Adamson you can hit the dance floor and funk yourself dizzy…


3. ‘Danny Nedelko’ by IDLES (Bristol, UK)
A moshpit punk uppercut from the band’s smashing new longplayer Joy As An Act Of Resistance. It will catapult this hot-blooded gang of misfits into the premier rock league.

IDLES: Facebook

4. ‘Get Along’ by FADE AWAAYS (Toronto, Canada)
This loud-mouthed corker, made to energize mad crowds, confirms that guitar rock is still alive and kicking! Expect uproarious riffs, a pumping bass/drums force and a killer chorus.


5. ‘Bigfoot’ by DIANE GRACE (Belgium)
Demonic and exorcistic, yet catchy as bloody hell. Hot boiling ripper from this up and coming punk desperados’ debut EP ‘Panic!’. Stream/buy the whole shebang right here.


6. ‘When We Left’ by SOMEDAYS (London, UK)
Its glowing drive, its tenacious pace and its confident dynamic will vitalize your adrenaline’s stream and will activate your nerves. The Strokes are dead! Long live Somedays! Damn right.

SOMEDAYS: Facebook

7. ‘Graphite’ by TWIST HELIX (Newcastle upon Tyne. UK)
Here’s a wholehearted, passion injected synths power stroke. Ardent, blazing and totally infectious. An anxious crackerjack strongly intensified by frontwoman Bea Garcia‘s vox.


8. ‘The Present’ by MOVIESTAR feat. Professor Elemental (Oslo, Norway)
This is a funky hippy-hoppy party humdinger featuring the wacko steampunk-rapper Professor Elemental. Its funny, trippy, poppy, dancey and totally contagious all the way.


9. ‘The Beast Of Love’ by HERSELF Featuring JONATHAN DONAHUE (Italy/US)
A stirring ballad feat. Jonathan Donahue, angelic vox of legendary New York dreamers Mercury Rev. The song resonates like a sensitive symphony growing fuller along its starry-eyed path. New LP by Herself aka Italian singer/songwriter Gioele Valenti out 19th October.

HERSELF: Facebook

10. ‘Young Fools’ by SMALL MILLION (Portland, Oregon, US)
A highly charming pop pearl with singer Malachi Graham‘s gracious vox turning the sticky melody into a moony reverie. Ryan Linder‘s poetic guitar play adds magic to this beauty.


11. ‘As One’ by SUEDE (London, UK)
Grand and epic symphony. It’s the magnificent opener from the glam rockers’ new album ‘The Blue Hour‘. There’s a phenomenal choir in there that just blows my mind. Top score!

SUEDE: Facebook

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See/hear you next month, music junkies

Electro Pop Dynamo TWIST HELIX Scores With Feverish New Single ‘GRAPHITE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

10 September 2018

TWIST HELIX is a passionate British electro alt-pop trio out of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Their new single GRAPHITE is “a song about frustration and articulates a fear that
many artists have that their own work is derivative. The song imagines an artist
failing to give an original interpretation of the city’s landscape.”

Graphite is a wholehearted passion injected synths power stroke. Ardent, blazing and totally infectious. An anxious crackerjack strongly intensified by frontwoman Bea Garcia‘s vox – from vigorous to reflective and back – that will draw your attention forthwith. Her cutting potency is just amazing. Capture the jumpy avidity right here…

Bridges shown with setting sun,
no thoughts come, it’s been done.

Pencil, bite, tooth to graphite,
can’t write tonight, run dry.
No thoughts excite, reach valley height,
leave behind the quayside.
Give me vodka, give me wine,
give me one more good time.
New tempo, go to a show, go to where the water flows

GRAPHITE is available via Bandcamp and iTunes

TWIST HELIX: Website – Facebook – Twitter

Jubilant Electro Trio TWIST HELIX From Newcastle Upon Tyne Glorifies ‘OUSEBURN’…

Sonic vibes that thrill us in a way we want to scream out loud…

16 February 2018

Home: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Who: “Trio born out of the hip bars and rundown rehearsal rooms of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, fascinated with the exploration of place and its relation to creativity and identity and drawing influence from their immediate surroundings the band have worked hard to create an effervescent and joyous sound, evocative of the diverse energy and character of their home.”
Track: OUSEBURN – brand new single that “pays homage to the group’s humble DIY beginnings. The track is highly allusive, referencing everything from local bands to graffiti
tags that you can find around the Ouseburn area.”

Score: I’m sure you’ll do the very same thing after hearing this rhapsodic electro rainbow as I did. You’ll google ‘Ouseburn‘ to find out why this trio glorifies this place. Oh yes, the electronic buzz developed here will enlighten your day, will activate the muscles in your body and will make you curious about this hip Newcastle spot which sounds like this…

TWIST HELIX: Website – Facebook – Twitter