HIGH FIVE – 5 New Big Ones For The Weekend

5 new big ones to stay on track in the weekend

Weekend 4-6 November 2022


(Press photo via C & The R)

Scottish post-hardcore punk and tattoo artist FRANK CARTER
and his RATTLESNAKES had their 4th longplayer Sticky out last
year.

Two weeks ago they nailed it big time with a brand-new nasty
haymaker called The Drugs featuring Carter‘s buddy Jamie T.

And here’s another new fireball named PARASITE.

Carter: “‘Parasite’ was conceived on a particularly brutal trip to the seaside
where both Dean and I were in a difficult time in our lives and feeling low

Scream it out, guys…

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES: Facebook – Instagram
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Band: THUMPER
Who: Maximalist rockers
from Dublin, Ireland

Single: SUMMER ASSAULT

“It’s a vignette of self sabotage, an anthem of small failure. It’s about a doomed relationship that carries on regardless — a narrator banging on the glass trying
to warn the song’s inhabitants. Each melody and hook competes for space over
an ever expanding wall of guitars, bass and their signature double drums. In just
over three minutes, “Summer Assault” sees THUMPER boil their trademark noise
wall into an earworm of a pop song.”

Expect a concrete wall-of-schizophrenic-guitar sound, enough twists and turns
to make your head spin uncontrollably and a gigantic chorus spiced with flustered
vocals.

Yes, a stunning stonker.

Also streaming on other platforms here

THUMPER: Facebook – Instagram
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New Jersey’s Veteran indie rockers YO LA TENGO (already in action since 1984)
have a new album in the pipeline, their 16th. It’s named Stupid World p, planned
to land in February 2023.

First taster FALLOUT is pure YLT. Jangly guitars rotating on and on and Ira Kaplan
signing his story all over the hurried flow. Another familiar psych jam from masters
of the genre.

Let’s roll

YO LA TENGO: Facebook – Instagram
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Pithy rock girl meets pithy rock boy for a pithy pop-to-rock cry-out called I’M A MESS.

It goes like this…

AVRIL LAVIGNE: Facebook
YUNGBLUD: Facebook

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Band: TRAGICOMICS

Who: Manchester-based troubadour Christopher Eatough who returned in 2017, having spent several years away from the music scene, emerged from his struggle with mental health with a raft of new material and a renewed sense of romantic fatalism. Determined to find a like-minded, ragtag collective of musicians to help bring the songs to life, Eatough brought friends and musicians from across the Northwest together. So far the collective canned/released 2 albums: Old Songs For The New Celibacy (2017) and Book Of Want (2021).

New single: HOPELESS ROMANTIC

“The track bursts with Tragicomics’ swaggering, earthy take on folk-rock. Their diverse influences – ranging from pop, folk and rock to tin pan alley, prog and Americana – shine brightly as off-kilter rock guitar is combined effortlessly with Eatough’s charismatic vocals,
the soaring soundscapes of violin, gritty bass lines and relentless drum beat.”

Put on your blue suede punk-rock shoes, you’ll need them to dance, jump,
pogo, and pirouette when this super-duper corker hits your ears. Romantic
or not it’s going apeshit time for everyone who wants to let steam off for
4 minutes.

Stream/buy
the firecracker here…


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TRAGICOMICS: Facebook – Instagram

Waking Up With… New Smoking YUNGBLUD Single ‘THE EMPEROR’

New striking strokes

8 August 2022


(Photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Party animal YUNGBLUD canned a new self-titled album
and he will share it with his millions of fans on 2 September.

But ahead of the big day, we already got the steamy lead single
Don’t Feel Like Feeling Sad Today and here’s another new one.

THE EMPEROR is an enraptured fireball
with Yungblud going out of his head.

Dance yourself dizzy.

Also rollin’ on Spotify

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YUNGBLUD: Facebook – Instagram

Future British Mega Star YUNGBLUD Caused A Major Earthquake In Amsterdam…

LONDON CALLING FESTIVAL – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 25 May 2018

Fervid Yorkshireman YUNBLUD, a spectacular 19-year-old artist, who spent most of
his childhood on Denmark Street, Soho, London is a solid gold future star. His explosive fusion of hip-hop, ska, punk-pop and vivid rap-rock slams is simply irresistible. Last
Friday this fresh phenom was on my must-see list at the stupendous two-day indoor London Calling Festival in the wonderful Paradiso venue in AMSTERDAM. I knew beforehand that his most devoted are 14-18 girls (I was totally surrounded by them
near the crowded front of the stage), but I was curious to know why this teenage hype
was the highly acclaimed artist of this festival with only one EP, just released a few
weeks ago, under his belt. And? Well, that ecstatic young gunslinger came, saw, jumped, screamed and conquered The Netherlands. On record, he sounds more like a flammable modern-day punk-pop version of Eminem, but on stage his band turned the volume up while the hypnotic man in the middle explored every corner of the podium and sounded
at times like a red-steaming hip-hop incarnation of Rage Against The Machine ‘s frontman Zack de la Rocha . With his non-stop stream of sky-high energy, boiling intensity, shout-along crackers and his charismatic, flamboyant and hyperkinetic presence Yungblud proved tremendously why he’s a gigantic star in the making. Believe the hype! Never
heard of this pumped-up youngster? Check the heat here…

Debut EP ’21st Century Liability’ in full…

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Photos from his firework show in Amsterdam


‘Hello Amsterdam’


‘Y-e-e-e-e-e-e-a-a-a–a-h’


‘ i am an anarchist’


From the top

YUNGBLUD: Website – Facebook – Instagram

(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)