IDLES Unleashed Their New Boiling Third Album ‘ULTRA MONO’ And A Video Clip For Opener ‘WAR’

26 September 2020

Bristol fierce punks IDLES released their third LP called ULTRA MONO confirming
their status of boiling-and-sharp-mouthed in-your-face misfits.

NME‘s verdict: “The Bristol punks’ third album is a juggernaut that roars through sarcasm, defiance, compassion and controversy… Talbot and the gang have built a wall around themselves and their followers, but also spend about half the record peering over at the
hostile world outside, before lobbing a few flares in its general direction… It’s a bumpy ride,
but one worth taking… This record fuses the first album’s goofy sense of humour with ‘Joy’s’ brazen manifesto for a healthier society. Despite their imperfections and the often justified criticism, IDLES are ultimately a good thing. The band want to take you on a trip and for you
to enjoy the ride, and for the destination to be serene. Hold on tight.”

Full review here. Score 4/5.

Frontman JOE TALBOT is 100% convinced that…

Check for yourself…

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Simultaneously the band shared a video clip for the opening track WAR

IDLES: Facebook


(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

 

Los Angeles’ Cemetery Pop Act ‘OF THE DARK I DARE’ Hits Intensely With Their Debut Single ‘WAR’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

23 May 2019

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Band: OF THE DARK I DARE

Who: An intriguingly named Los Angeles band producing a “unique brand of cemetery pop that unites Rickey Lumpkin II’s dark keyboard landscapes with the brave melodies and soaring vocals of Tracy Lorin. The volatile mixture is tethered solidly in place by the unwavering rhythms of drummer, Matt Lucich. The music has become an act of self-discovery and transformation, equal parts mad science and deep human longing, coaxing audiences to discover what has been waiting for them silently, seductively: The gravitational pull of their own souls.”

Track: WAR – brand new debut single officially out on 21st June

Score: War‘ is a huge tower of song centered around a monumental wall-of-synth-sound pop melody sending shivers down your spine from the mettlesome intro to the moody finale. Its overall poignant power and fiery fervor, both dark and poppy, is quite impressive with frontwoman Tracy Lorin‘s vox, reminding me of the glowing sensuality of Garbage‘s iconic singer Shirley Manson right in the middle. Arresting achievement! Perplexing performance. Experience it here…


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OF THE DARK I DARE: Facebook

Irish Icons U2 Released Their Third Massive Album ‘WAR’ 35 Years Ago Today…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

28 February 2018

BAND: U2

ALBUM: WAR – their third LP

RELEASED: 28 February 1983 – 35 years ago today

ROLLING STONE wrote at the time: “Generally, the album’s musical strengths are largely the product of well-honed arrangements and carefully balanced dynamics. Even as the Edge spins increasingly sophisticated guitar lines, he maintains the minimalist bluntness that sparked Boy. And while bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. have swung to more dance-oriented rhythms, their songs hurtle along with the sort of brusque purposefulness more frequently associated with punk. U2 may not be great intellectuals, and War may sound more profound than it really is. But the songs here stand up against anything on the Clash’s London Calling in terms of sheer impact, and the fact that U2 can sweep the listener up in the same sort of enthusiastic romanticism that fuels the band’s grand gestures is an impressive feat. For once, not having all the answers seems a bonus.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: massive tunes, massive sentiments, massive album…

THREE HIGHLIGHTS: Sunday Bloody Sunday / 40 / New Year’s Day….

* SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY a signature classic

*40 gripping pearl

* NEW YEAR’S DAY – massive cracker…

WAR in full

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