VIOLET NOX – Boston’s Space Cowboys Shared Psychedelic Pink Floyd-esque Video For ‘MAGNETAR’

30 July 2022

Who: Experimental electro duo, Dez DeCarlo and
Andrew Abrahamson
, from Boston who collaborates
frequently with other artists.

Last April the Boston space cowboys released their notable
5- track EP ERIS WAKES. It was named ‘EP Of The Week’ here
on Turn Up The Volume. You can read the here.

To keep the momentum going the synth tandem has a new
video out for the EP piece Magnetar. Think of British trip-hop
explorers Portishead and Massive Attack.

The video reminds me of a Pink Floyd documentary showing the legends
in their early days playing with eye-puzzling psychedelic LSD inspired
visuals on a big screen behind their backs.

Discover the bright side of the moon here…

VIOLET NOX: Facebook

Bizarro Visions Of BLACK MIDI Visualized In Bizarro Clip For New Bizarro Single ‘EAT MEN EAT’

Eye-catching clips

19 June 2022

(artwork new LP)

Who: Young terrifically engrossing
indie 4-piece from London.

The British sound-digging crusaders BLACK MIDI scored one of
last year’s best longplayers with Calvacade, confirming their musical
prog-jazz-rock inspired vision of debut album Schlagenheim.

And their third one, baptized HELLFIRE is ready
for release on 15th July. Pre-order info here.

Frontman Geordie Greep

New single: EAT MEN EAT
The follow-up to ace lead single Welcome To Hell” features
Demi Garcia Sabat providing percussion, and more than 50 fan
recordings submitted and layered into the song’s conclusion.

Post-punk flamenceo.

(artwork new single)

Black Midi about the song/video clip: “The story starts in the desert with two men engaged in a desperate search for missing friends. Their quest leads them to a strange mining facility which, despite a dearth of natural resources in the area, opens its doors for even stranger hosts to welcome them. That evening, with zero sign of their friends, a massive feast is laid on by the mineʼs cantankerous Captain, who performs a long speech encouraging all to indulge as this is to be the workersʼ last night before returning to their families. With good reason for suspicion the protagonists feign gluttony and consume as little as humanly possible. Unfortunately, as they later find, even thatʼs not quite enough. Night falls, they hide and as the workers fall comatose the wardens, overseen by the Captain, make preparations to pump their poisoned stomachs. It turns out the purpose of the mine is to procure an excess of human stomach acid used in the production of a bastardized blood red wine, sold and loved in the region.

After the wider conspiracy is revealed and upon realizing their friends must be long gone, the partners decide they must destroy the facility. A spanner plugs the works however, as one of the men experiences mild effects of the poison and the production of acid in his stomach goes into overdrive. As his chest literally bubbles he says what may be his final goodbyes to his partner and the other man is left to do the heavy lifting alone.

He succeeds and as they flee, arm in arm, the demon Captain erupts from the burning embers and curses the two men to the hell of crippling acid reflux for the rest of their days. They see no reason to worry though, as theyʼre sure to return home hailed as heroes.”

Bizarro band, bizarro artwork, bizarro compositions, bizarro video’s.

BLACK MIDI is SPECIAL in any way!

BLACK MIDI: Instagram

For Your Eyes – Razzle Dazzle Clip For Badass Banger By MAGGIE LINDEMANN And SIIICKBRAIN

Eye-catching clips

(Artwork single)

Watch the drop dead cool MAGGIE LINNEDAM team up with her eccentric
friend SIIICKBRAIN of razzle dazzle video for Linnedam’s new badass banging
single BREAK ME!.

Lindemann: “It’s all the feelings it gives you, that rush of fear and adrenaline,
but also the calmness and peace. The video is meant to convey the juxtaposition
of the two – one moment you’re euphoric, and the next you feel like you’re broken,
suffocating and your heart is decaying.”


KATIE ALICE GREER – Former Voice And Face Of PRIESTS Captivated On New Piece Of Upcoming Solo Debut LP

New striking strokes

8 June 2022

Who: The former voice and face of
Washington‘s post-punk act Priests

New single: CAPTIVATED

The third (hear all 3 below) shared cut off Greer‘s
forthcoming solo debut album, named Barbarism.
Out on 24 June. Pre-order info here.

Greer: “This is a creepy song, in my mind, and I wanted to lean
into that for both the production and the video’s narrative.”

Be ready to get scared…

All three shared tracks on Spotify…


FONTAINES D.C. Share Video For Moody Single ‘ROMAN HOLIDAY’ Off Their Splendid Third LP

For your eyes

With their sublime third LP Skinty Fia rising Irish stars FONTAINES D.C.
went straight to the top of the UK’s album charts last April and will be in
lots of best-albums-of-2022 lists, including mine.

To keep the momentum going they just shared a video for
one of the album’s singles, the moody Roman Holiday reverie.

Roll the tape here…


FONTAINES D.C.: Facebook

Noise Maniacs CHAT PILE Visualize Their New Single ‘SLAUGHTERHOUSE’ With Blood-Curdling Horror Video

Clips that impress your eyes

5 June 2022

Beware America, they only look nice

Who: Caring noise turbo maniacs from Oklamohoma. Having lived alongside
the heaps of toxic refuse that the band derives its name from, the fatalism of
daily life in the American Midwest permeates throughout the works of Chat Pile.

New album: GOD’S COUNTRY
Out: 29 July 2022 – pre-order info here

“There’s a sick irony to how a country that extols rhetoric of individual freedom, in the same gasp, has no problem commodifying human life as if it were meat to feed the insatiable hunger of capitalism. If this is American nihilism taken to its absolute zenith, then God’s Country, the first full length record from Oklahoma City noise rock quartet Chat Pile is the aural embodiment of such a concept.”


A slow-scorching volcanic discharge.

Sick hammer, sick screams,
sick guitars. Sick country.


And the eyes of god
Always watching
Always watching

If we could only fly away now
If we could only fly away

And live in different skins
Exist in different skins
And live in different skins
Remove all your skins
And walk in new light
And walk in cleaner light
And walk in new skin
In new light

And the eyes of God are forgiving now
So forgiving now

Blood had to be shed
In order to set things right

Hammers and grease

Haunted building
Haunted life

And all the blood
All the blood
And the fuckin sound, man
You never forget their eyes

Everyone’s head rings here
And there is no escape
No motherfucking exit
Hammers and grease
And the sad eyes, goddamnit
And the screaming
There’s more screaming than you’d think
Everyone’s head rings here
You never forget their eyes
Hammers and grease


CHAT PILE: Facebook – Instagram

New album God’s Country is out 29 July through The Flenser

Band photo on top by Bayley Hanes

THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA Launched Spectacular Video For Newest Single ‘SHAMAN’

For your eyes

30 May 2022

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.

Out: 1st July 2022
Pre-order: here

Last week Samara and Manimal released a new piece from their forthcoming LP.

“Shaman’ narrates a journey of self-discovery into the depths of one’s psyche. Guided
by Jungian psychoanalytic theory, the song captures a personal confrontation with the unconscious in which one experiences the infinite and the energy of the universe. The song introduces the idea of attaining wholeness by uniting our inner and outer worlds

Turn Up The Volume wrote: Shaman progresses like a vicious viper working its way to a grandiose finale. Determined, but always wary of sudden danger. Shaman dumbfounds and flummoxes while the song’s tension intensifies and sends shivers down your spine.

They just launched a spectacularly animated video clip. As I said before
the duo has an ingenious vision when it comes to visualizing their hellraisers.

Roll the tape and get dazzled…

TCOMAS: Spotify – Website

Brit-Rockers KASABIAN Return With New Single ‘SCRIPTVRE’

For your eyes

14 May 2022

(Serge Pizzorno – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Two years ago flamboyant frontman Tom Meighan left KASABIAN following personal problems. The announcement came via this statement from the band: “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.”

After a break of 2 years, the Leicester 4-piece is back now with songwriter
Serge Pizzorno on vocals. He sang occasionally Kasabian songs in the past.

A new album, named The Alchemist’s Euphoria
will see the day of light on 5th August. More info here.

Here’s the new trippy single SCRIPTVRE, obviously inspired
by the Beastie Boys vibe, and its flashy video clip…

KASABIAN: Facebook

Artwork of the new, upcoming album The Alchemist’s Euphoria