For your ears and eyes
11 January 2022
Band: THE BANKROBBER
Who: Italian alt-pop band led by
siblings Giacomo and Maddalena Oberti‘
The tandem revealed their newest single LEASH DIED (SHOULDN’T CRY)
last month. A first taster from their forthcoming, second, album titled
Lighters and Lovers
Turn Up The Volume wrote: The Italian band follows their intimate and tender
ballad Carry Me On with this new emotive reflection. But this shadowy dream is
more upbeat and lively although with a dark twist when a distorted ghost-like
voice takes over on the chorus. I’m pretty sure Tame Impala will like this.
As usual The Bankrobber visualize their songs with eye-catching videos.
Here’s the colors-filled clip for the new one, starring a young enigmatic
beauty. Eurythmics‘s Annie Lennox would sing ‘Who’s That Girl?‘.
Have a look, ladies and gents…
THE BANKROBBER: Facebook
15 December 2021
Who: Bristol punks making more
and more furor with every album
New album: CRAWLER
Their 4th longplayer
Video clip for WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON
Joe Talbot (frontman): “A poem of light
and sound exploring the cold light of day.”
Drive into the night…
14 December 2021
Band: BLOC PARTY
Who: London post-punk force
from London led by Kele Okereke
Active: Since 1999 / 6 studio albums,
with Hymns (2016) as the most recent one
New album: ALPHA GAMES
Release: 29 April 2022 via BMG
New single: TRAPS
Talking about a comeback! Holy smoke! Traps is a steaming
stormer, a killer knockout, a whopping whirlwind.
And here’s the video clip…
BLOC PARTY: Facebook
New album ALPHA GAMES out 29 April 2022
10 December 2021
Band: FUCKED UP
Who: Experimental noise explores from Toronto making
electrical hardcore waves for 20 years now / 5 studio LPs (so far).
Last May the FUCKED UP Toronto launched another part
of their Chinese Zodiac series called YEAR OF THE HORSE
containing four acts with contributions from The National’s
Matt Berninger and Julien Baker among others.
Turn Up The Volume wrote back then: “Fucked Up go on
a knock-down-and-drag-out expedition while switching from
loud to quiet and vice versa, from hardcore to prog-rock sketches,
from intimidating to relaxing, from cinematic to symphonic, from
trippy to jazzy. Totally Godspeeded-and-freaked-up.”
And they just shared a 14-minute short
film visualizing the album’s story.
Watch the horse of 2021 wandering through
the fields and the woods on its way to the night…
Stream full album…
FUCKED UP: Instagram
(band photo: cover of ‘Epic In Minutes’ album)
Eye-catching video clips
6 December 2021
Band: THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA
Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi (Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.
About a week ago the ever-compelling tandem impressed
(again) with new single New single: THE PROPHET. A tribute
to Sylvia Plath‘s poem, Lady Lazarus, told through the eyes
of an advanced A.I robot who is “resurrected” with a destructive
Turn Up The Volume said: “This is a slow-burning torch with
hellish flare-ups of Rammstein‘s Götterdämmerung hysterics
and roaring rock riffage while Samara‘s spoken-word ode to
the legendary American confessional poet/writer Sylvia Plath
hypnotizes and magnetizes.
Meet The Prophet here…
• Music by The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara
• Video by TCOMAS STUDIO
• Music mixed and mastered by Philip Marsden
Clips for eyes and ears
21 October 2021
Band: THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA
Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and Andrea Papi (Italy) –
that fills a gap in music by bringing literature, art, and history together into
a space where rock and metal meet electronica.
After the release, last February, of their spectacular debut LP Full Spectrum,
the creative tandem launched new piece Count The Dead two weeks ago. A
song composed in protest of governments and world leaders, whose negligence
and recklessness have resulted in one of the largest ‘avoidable’ losses of lives in generations.
Turn Up The Volume wrote: A crystal-clear structured protest against greedy
political sharks and megalomaniac charlatans oppressing people for their own
devastating agendas. Again Manimal and Samara show how to fuse poignant
poetry and versatile metal genres. Manimal and Samara are sonic architects.
And here comes the visualization for the cutting indictment.
If words do not say enough these images will…
Impressive clips for ears and eyes
14 October 2021
Artist: DREW FIVE
Who: A composer who works for independent movies and
writtes for installations and dance. He’s also half of electro
dance-pop duo Feral Five.
Last month Drew Five released his new single
Lights In The Expanse Of The Sky. An atmospheric
and starry-eyed instrumental.
Turn Up The Volume said: This electronic starlight instrumental
spiced with glimmering guitar play now and then is an ideal companion
for an odyssey to la-la land where reality looks so much different as
on our stricken planet.
Now here’s the video clip.
Start dreaming with your eyes
open and enjoy the magic of nature…
DREW FIVE: Facebook
Clips that impress your eyes and ears
Artist: LEG PUPPY
Who: Acid house junk
New album: THE AIR IN UTOPIA IS POISON
6th album – check all others on Bandcamp
Released: 27 August 2021
Order info: here
Puppy teamed up with Violent Vickie, a Los Angeles-based
Dark-Synth-Riot artist, for the album’s jinxed jam Turn It Up Keith.
Vickie‘s gloomy vocals fit the doomed groove perfectly. Seems like
the duo invites us for an illegal graveyard rave.
No idea where the horrific video comes from but while we’re at
that graveyard rave the clip should play on a giant screen while
we all losing our senses.
Roll the tape, Keith and turn up the volume…
LEG PUPPY: Facebook
VIOLENT VICKIE: Facebook
Your graveyard rave hostess
Photo by Aeaissa Jade
Clips that impress your ears and eyes
17 August 2021
Grunge icons NIRVANA shot the video clip for their global breakthrough blockbuster SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT at GMT Studios in Culver City, California on 17 August 1991,
30 years ago today. It costed less than $50,000 to make. All the youngsters going wild in the clip were Nirvana fans. The video won Nirvana the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Group awards at the 1992 MTV Video Music Award.
Number of views at the moment of writing this: 1.326.343.410.
Smells like a mega-massive video hit…
Clips to impress your eyes and ears
4 August 2021
Photo by Heather Bickford
Band: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Who: Infamous psych-noiseniks from Brooklyn, NY
led by founder/mastermind Oliver Ackermann
Active: Since 2003 / 5 LPs (so far)
A couple of weeks ago the band released new
5-track EP titled Hologram, out 16 July.
Order info: hero.
What does it sound like? Remember Ozzy Osbourne telling
his mates about movies that scare people and his idea of
making music that scares people. That’s exactly how A Place
To Bury Strangers sounds, even scarier than Black Sabbath if
you ask me.
The Brooklyn trio already showed us clips for two EP
tracks. For I Might Have and End Of The Night.
Here’s another one, for In My Hive. Guess what?
The music as well as the video clip scares people.
Take that Black Sabbath!
Wanna see the two other video’s too? Here we go…
– END OF THE NIGHT –
– I MIGHT HAVE –
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS: Facebook