ULRIKA SPACEK – Here’s Their New Psychedelic Jam ‘MIMI PRETEND’ From Upcoming Album…

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After releasing their excellent debut longplayer ‘The Album Paranoia’ about one year
ago psychedelic adventurers ULRIKA SPACEK – formed one night in Berlin and based in London – have already finished their second LP titled MODERN ENGLISH DECORATION.
It will be out on 2nd June. All details here. It’s again recorded, produced and mixed in their shared London house – a former art gallery called ‘KEN’, named after a cryptic inscription found above the front door. Here’s the very first track MIMI PRETEND. A magnetizing trip build around a repetitive, haunting riff that will creep slowly but surely under your skin…

ULRIKA SPACEK: Facebook – Twitter

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Antwerp 2016… (photos: Turn Up The Volume!)

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FOXYGEN With Their 21st Century High-Energy Big Band Revue Back In Brussels…

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FOXYGEN – Botanique, Brussels – Friday 24 February 2017

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After touring their rock opera inspired double LP ‘…And Star Power’ back in 2014/2015, Sam France (frontman/singer) and Jonathan Rado (multi-instrumentalist), the eccentric key members of Californian’s collective FOYXGEN announced, unexpectedly, the end of the band. Weird and sad, on the other hand I felt lucky to have witnessed their spectacular live ecstasy in Brussels on that final tour. Oh yeah, on stage their exciting, eclectic cocktail of soul, pop, jazz and many other sonic vibrations from the early years of popular music leaves an impressive impact on your ears, eyes and limbs. This live performance on the American David Letterman Show at the end of 2015 will give you a perfect idea of the group’s adrenalin injected live power…

And the good news, of course, is that FOXYGEN came, suddenly out of the blue, back last October with new single America, followed, last January, by their fifth longplayer, titled HANG. A continuation of their bombastic and theatrical approach of several decades of several musical genres of the past, featuring a 40-piece orchestra. Here’s the LP in full…

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And… last Friday the Big Band Revue, with some help of a steamy horn section and an extra female singer/dancer, hit Brussels again with the charismatic Sam France leading the non-stop swinging spectacle as if it was his last concert ever. The highly energetic chameleon has multiple stage persona’s. From a sort of white James Brown madman on tons of speed to a hyperkinetic snake version of young Iggy Pop while he also demonstrated his Elvis moves in between. Explosive, flashing, 24 Karat entertainment! Here some of my pics…

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‘Hello Brussels’…

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‘We’re here to entertain you’…

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Jonathan Rado going solo…

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Showtime…

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Elvis is in town

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Passionate harmonies…

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Great to have you back…

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FOXYGEN: Website – Facebook – Discography

THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Brand New Album ‘DON’T GET LOST’ Out Now…

Weekly fuel to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…

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‘Don’t Get Lost’ by THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

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Psychedelia expert Anton Newcombe is probably the hardest working and most productive artist on the planet. Brand new album DON’T GET LOST, released yesterday 24 February, is his 4th release of new music in the past two years and his 16th longplayer overall with his band featuring this time Ricky Maymi, Dan Allaire, Collin Hegna & Ryan Van Kriedt, and with contributions from Also Emil Nikolaisen from Norwegian group Serena-Maneesh and Pete Fraser (The Pogues, New Young Pony Club) on saxophone, plus vocal performances
from Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Tess Parks and Shaun Rivers. Time to discover the San Francicso born and Berlin based psych wizard’s new groovy jams, all weekend long…

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THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE: New album on iTunes – Website – Facebook

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PISSED JEANS – Hilarious New Video & Stream New Album ‘WHY LOVE NOW’…

Clips that will impress your ears and your eyes…

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‘The Bar Is Low’ by PISSED JEANS

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Philadelphia‘s hellish noisemakers PISSED JEANS just released new, smashing album
WHY LOVE NOW (their fifth LP, co-produced by legend Lydia Lunch alongside Philly
metal veteran Arthur Rizk) The first single of the album – THE BAR IS LOW – was already launched last November. Now the band shared a hilarious video for this mighty furious AC/DC riff beast. Watch the band go completely mental in a gym. Hell yeah…

PISSED JEANS: Facebook – Twitter

Go Ballistic With IT IT ANITA – Agaaiin and Agaaiin…

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‘Agaaiin’ by IT IT ANITA

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This mind-boggling four-piece out of Liege, Belgium released their new album AGAAIIN
last November. If you really want it LOUD & HEAVY come in, have a seat and check this thunderous engine out. High-voltage guitar frenzy loaded with muscled power chords, electrifying riffs and a manic madman on drums. Boisterous stuff! And …on top of it all raging vocals testing your ears’ flexibility. Sounds pretty mental, doesn’t it? You bet. I saw them playing live a couple of times in the past months and they blew me and many other affected spectators off their feet. Since then I have ‘Agaaiin’ on repeat on my stereo. A knockout from start to finish! Here’s the monster in full…


IT IT ANITA: Facebook – Twitter

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Hammer time in Brussels… (Botanique, Brussels – 9 February)

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(all concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)

Swedish Band MANKIND After Meeting THE VELVET UNDERGOUND’s Man…

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I recently discovered this Swedish band called MANKIND. Judging by their new single ART PROSTITUTE (featured on this week’s Seven In The Mix!) this quartet moves in mysterious ways. Those dark, obscure, psychedelic ways I really like. The B-side of the aforementioned new track – a cover of The Velvet Underground ‘s I’M WAITING FOR MY MAN – will show you exactly what I mean. Their extended version is something special. I’m absolutely sure that the band recorded this jam in one take AFTER they met THE MAN! Oh yeah, the first four minutes sound sloppy and stoned. Also loud, nasty and damn cool. And then a sort of The Doors’ The End outro comes on and lasts for about six minutes as if nobody had any idea when to stop. Final result: a doped VU cover! Experience the Stockholm madness here (warning: don’t watch the clip from too close or you might get seasick or high)…

MANKIND: Facebook – Soundcloud

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The Stockholm Underground…

Texan Rockers SPOON Share New Groovy Track From Upcoming Album – Here’s… ‘CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU’

Fresh sonic impulses for your ears…

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Texan rockers SPOON , led by dynamic frontman/songwriter Britt Daniel will release their 9th album HOT THOUGHTS on 17 March via Matador Records. After already sharing the title track some weeks ago here’s another new one. CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU is a damn cool funky beast. Sexy and groovy. Bouncy and high-powered. C’mon shake those hips…

SPOON: Website – Facebook

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Artwork new album HOT THOUGHTS – Out 17 March…

Shoegaze Legends RIDE Return With New Electrifying Stroke – Here’s… ‘CHARM ASSAULT’

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‘Charm Assault’ by RIDE

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British shoegaze legends RIDE returned two years ago, after breaking up in 1996, for a series of live shows and started to work on a new album afterwards. No release date is announced yet but it’ll sound “Equal parts Motörhead and William Basinski” joked the band while recording. Anyway here’s their first new song in more than twenty years. CHARM ASSAULT is a solid pulsating cracker colored with glimmering guitars, driven by pounding drums and spiced with an energetic chorus. Ride is totally back and they bloody rock!

RIDE: Facebook – Twitter – Discography