Brand new sonic impulses…
23 May 2019
British dance legends UNDERWORLD have been sharing for the past months, on a weekly base, music, film, and text pieces as part of their new multimedia work called DRIFT. More details here. Today the iconic party tandem announced that the project will culminate with the launch of a brand new album, entitled DRIFT SONGS next Fall. Simultaneously with the news the band just dropped two new old skool electro knockouts. Two delirious stompers you can go bonkers to right here right now……
1. LISTEN TO THEIR NO
“A just over five and a half minutes of superlative sunset techno, a lucid dream built
around an insistent analogue riff and a rush of pure positivity” says the band…
A new version of a track from DRIFT’s second installment
featuring lyrics from writer Aditya Chakrabortty…
Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
Here come Five Splendid Albums, selected
by Turn Up The Volume turning 20 next year!
– 1. ‘The Soft Bulletin’ by THE FLAMING LIPS –
– 2. ‘The Contino Sessions’ by DEATH IN VEGAS –
– 3. ‘Surrender’ by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS –
– 4.’Beaucoup Fish’ by UNDERWORLD –
– 5. ‘Midnight Vultures’ by BECK –
Eleven killer tracks on repeat this past month…
Eleven killer tracks played on repeat in August!
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 August Team!
1. ‘Bells & Circles’ by UNDERWORLD Feat. IGGY POP
British veteran techno junks return with a smoking groove AND with legendary maestro punk Iggy Pop babbling a lot of nonsense all over it. But it bloody swings! Full EP right here.
2. ‘Paradox’ by SEXTILE (Los Angeles, CA, US)
An inflammatory firecracker thundering like electronica pioneers Suicide on speed. Mind-stimulating, body-energizing and soul-stirring. From their upcoming EP ‘3‘ – out 14 Sept.
3. ‘Disaster’ (Is What We’re After) by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
A glorious glam slam thundering madly from the banging start to the wildly sax-noise injected finale with Bonnie Bloomgarden‘ voodoo vox adding fuel to the fanatic fire. Ace!
NEW ALBUM: Darkness Rains
4. ‘User Guide’ by IT IT ANITA (Luik, Belgium)
Demonic and loudmouthed molotov cocktail that feels like exploding any second. Nasty, riotous and tons of fierce guitars. Blustery eruption from new LP ‘Laurent‘. Check it here.
5. ‘Air Supply’ by ahem (Minneapolis, MN, US)
From the smashing start your adrenalin will pump faster, your body will make mysterious moves and your voice will scream along. From the band’s new EP Chutes And Ladders.
6. ‘I Want You Around’ by Oh800 (London, UK)
This corker resonates like a pungent fusion of LCD Soundsystem‘s repetitive beats and The Rapture‘s scintillating dance rhythms with vitriolic guitars adding a vicious edge. Top cut!
7. ‘Erase Me’ by KERCHIEF (Tennessee, US)
A robust hammer, a sinewy steamroller with a high dose of heartfelt power. The ardent combination of Hill‘s begging vox and the repetitive riffage is spot-on! Emo-wall-of-sound!
8. ‘I Love Today’ by MODERATE REBELS (London, UK)
This mantra-like sing-along groove activates your bloodstream, makes your feet tap and your head shake. Body/mind trance experience. New LP Shared Values out 30 November.
MODERATE REBELS: Twitter
9/ ‘Hey!’ by SUMMER MAGIC (South City St. Louis, US)
Summer Magic aka Kevin Bachmann sounds like a 90s psychedelic Britpop version of The Beach Boys on his new single. Addictive jingle jangle riffs and luminous harmonies. Bingo!
SUMMER MAGIC: Facebook
10. ‘High Above‘ by SEASIDE HEIGTHS (Gothenburg, Sweden)
A wondrous synths injected composition with echoes from The National and Editors. Both magnetic and mysterious. From their excellent, new EP Made up Minds and Bad News.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS: Facebook
11. ‘The Somnambulist’ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (Liverpool, UK)
Anthemic, bewitching and irresistibly infectious with a king-sized chorus. Best Bunnymen score in years. From the band’s upcoming album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon.
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Facebook
See/hear you next month, music junkies…
Brand new sonic impulses…
22 June 2018
IGGY POP, the 71-year old Godfather of Punk joins forces again with British
electro experts UNDERWORLD for an atmospheric ‘spoken word’ collaboration
about ‘demanding friends‘. Here’s the moody and meditative I’LL SEE BIG…