EAGULLS ! Ghent, Belgium – July 24, 2014…

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Looking back to some concerts I’ve seen the last two years and archiving pictures…

Band: Eagulls
Home: Leeds
Sound: post punk
Big track: ‘Possessed’ from their 2014 debut album

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GIRL BAND ! Louder Than War…

30 September, 2015

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GIRL BAND are four stunning noisemakers from Dublin, Ireland. Already much praised by the critics after they catapulted a couple of wicked EP’s earlier on and played many astounding gigs. They produce massive distorted post punk drones. Deconstructed steel ‘songs’. Hypnotic thunder. And incredibly exciting too as you wonder all the time when they are going to crash. I saw them performing in my hometown last year without knowing what to expect (they supported FAT WHITE FAMILY). I still remember I didn’t close my mouth during the show. Spectacular louder-than-war havoc and I can’t wait to see them again next month in Brussels.
Just last week they released their debut album ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’.
Concrete thwacks. Monotonous rants. Ear-splitting madness. PERFECT !
‘Pears For Launch’ is one of my favorite out-of-control tracks. It has all the aforementioned ingredients. Test your ears and scare your whole village…

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Charlatan Club, Ghent, Belgium – 2014…

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Want more? Here’s debut album ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’

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GREYS ! Nasty Noise Drones from Toronto…

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Band: GREYS
Who/home: a thrilling band of 4 noisemakers from Toronto, Canada
TRACK: I’D HATE TO BE AN ACTOR – from forthcoming new EP ‘Repulsion’, out on October 30th via Carpark Records and Buzz Records
Score: splendid, mean post punk drones – mighty muscled stuff !…

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KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD ! Never-ending-24/7-rollercoaster…

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KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD, the weird psychedelic gang from Australia, must be on epo or other performance-enhancing substances. They will release ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’ on November 13, their fourth album in two years ! Talking about work ethics. More details/pre-order here.

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New revealed track Trapdoor is a syncopated groove with punctuation from flute riffs, echo-heavy violin and lots of shaker. No guitars !
Most intriguing cut ! Here’s the audio clip…

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Most productive gang in ages…

And when they’re not recording they’re on tour or doing a live session for Seattle’s KEXP Radio performing previous stuff – feel the vibes…

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Social links to the band… Website – Facebook – Twitter
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ROME IS NOT A TOWN ! Spectacular In Belgium…

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ROME IS NOT A TOWN – Café Video, Ghent, Belgium – September 28, 2015

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BAND: ROME IS NOT A TOWN (guitarist Susanna Brandin – also a member of HUNT – told me that the first name they came up with was ‘Rome’, but after some beers it was decided that Rome is a city, not a town)
WHO: 4 charming ‘indie ‘looking girls from Sweden until they take the stage and their unleashed demons rock your socks off – members: Caroline Kabat (Drums), Susanna Brandin (guitar, vocals), Kajs A Poidnak (main vocals, guitar) and Emma Wättring (bass, vocals)
SOUNDS: muscled noise rock slams delivered with heavy, barbed wire panache – an avalanche of burning riffs, electrifying hooks, towering drums and a times mighty hypnotic jams – on top of it frontgirl A Poidnak’s powerful & passionate voice manages to challenge the gloriously fiery post punk noise level with touching success – and they have plenty of splendid songs on their setlist – about time to experience their force, here’s brand new single ‘Stupid‘…

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Rome Is Not A Town Is Not A Pop Band…

This band deserves tons of attention. Here’s some more sharp, captivating, solid rocks to shake body & soul – my most spectacular find in months…

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GREEN CIRCLES ! Mysterious psych journey…

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Artist: GREEN CIRCLES (named after a song by 60s pop/mod/beat/psych legends The Small Faces)
Who/home: one-man-orchestra of Paul McGill from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Track: HIGHER – brand new track written together with female Portland (US) musician Morningface
Score: fascinating psychedelic journey to the past and back with intriguing duet vocals, a steady nervous drum beat – ‘Green Circles’ moves in mysterious ways – experience the higher vibe here…

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NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING CHOIR !…

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Noel Gallagher just released a remix EP ‘Where the City Meets The Sky: Chasing Yesterday: The Remix‘ on vinyl – All details here

One of the remixed tracks is ‘The Girl With The X-Ray Eyes’ by veteran dance musician/producer David Holmes who hired a choir – don’t hesitate to sing along too…

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SEVEN IN THE MIX ! Weekend 26-27 September…

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Seven must hear tracks to spin again and again through the weekend…

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1/ ‘Air’ by THE VRYLL SOCIETY
Atmospheric psych grooves taking the listener to another place…
EP: Pangea (october 26) / pre-order here
Home: Liverpool, UK
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2/ ’30m Pool’ by POST LOUIS
Sparkling guitar pop interwoven with passionate vocals – sheeny score…
Debut EP: ‘This Could Be A Bridge’ (2014) – Listen here
Album: debut is in progress
Home: London, UK
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3/ ‘Departed’ by NOLITA VIEW
Mighty vibrant guitars cause smoking post punk groove – titanic stroke…
Home: London, UK
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4/ ‘Can’t Come Down’ by THE ELECTRIC LAZARUS
New band fronted by Andy Pringle of psych rockers The Balcony Stars – electrifying ride…
Home: Liverpool, UK
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5/ ‘Little Cloud’ by DESERT STARS
Their shoegaze swagger turns into a fully charged groove – boss track !
Home: Brooklyn, New york
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6/ ‘Joey Says We Got It’ by THE ORIELLES
Fresh teenagers produce punchy and captivating guitar pop vibe with enthralling result !…
Home: Liverpool, UK
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7/ ‘Bazooka Circus’ by RED FUZE
Swedish 60s inspired garage rockers going out of control – explosive psychobilly echoes…
5-track EP: ‘Bazooka Circus’ (2015) – on iTunes
Home: Sweden
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CROCODILES ! Live in Brussels – Popsychedelic Whirlwind…

25 September, 2015…

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CROCODILES – Botanique Club, Brussels – September 24, 2015

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Finally ! For different reasons I had to miss these swirling American psych pop/rockers’ previous gigs in Belgium. So this is my first Crocodiles live experience. I love these noisemakers from New York-via-San Diego. Core members Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell released their fifth studio album, titled ‘Boys‘, last May. They tour as a quartet – more is louder – and are now in the middle of their European promo tour. Yesterday they came to bomb Brussels with their psychedelic big-pop-beat strokes. With
tons of distorted guitars and squeaky feedback they roar through a ‘greatest hits‘ set.
The only time they actually slow down is to sing, with vocal help from an enthusiastic crowd, ‘happy birthday‘ for their rousing drummer.

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The show is actually one long & loud hypnotic journey. Every spectator is moving one or more body part(s). Guitarist Rowell hits his guitar strings while making shaking Elvis hip moves and Welchez‘s voice fights continuously with the towering mix. Perfect ! Ending the stirring concert with that punky 70s ‘Ca Plane Pour Moi‘ pop hit from Belgian’s one-hit-wonder Plastic Bertrand (released by the band as B-side of one of their singles from the third album as Brandon Welchez told me afterwards – must find that single !) assisted by the amazing girls of support act PINS was just brilliant. As I said this was my first Crocodiles live treatment. I want more…

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Here’s the excellent new album ‘Boys’ in full…

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(Concert photos by JL/TurnUpTheVolume!)

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GREYS ! Nasty Noise Drones from Toronto…

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Band: GREYS
Who/home: a thrilling band of 4 noisemakers from Toronto, Canada
TRACK: I’D HATE TO BE AN ACTOR – from forthcoming new EP ‘Repulsion’, out on
October 30th via Carpark Records and Buzz Records
Score: splendid mean post punk drones – mighty muscled stuff ! …

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Bandcamp – Facebook – Twitter

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Toronto steel…
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