About

Turn Up The Volume! is JL a Belgium-based music junkie & gig addict sharing dope for kindred spirits – no special effects, no pedantic journalistic analyses –  writing from the heart, the soul and the ears about indie escapades & alternative thunder, classic rock & euphoric pop and all noise that makes my hair in my neck stand up ! Music is the dope!

Swing, shake, sing, share…

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Also contributor and interviewer for my fellow junkies at 50thirdand3rd across the ocean and I can’t  resist dancing on Twitter and making some waves on Facebook

Hallelujah!…

15 comments

  1. Carrie · August 11, 2015

    Thanks for following my blog! I am looking forward to reading and listening to yours. I can’t ever have too many music friends!
    Carrie

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  2. dottcross · January 29, 2016

    Thanks for the follow, your blog is ace. I’ll be pinching song suggestions for ages!

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    • JL · January 29, 2016

      Cheers ! Have a cool weekend…

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  3. Alex P. · March 26, 2016

    Hello, we Love your Blog!
    We’re a four-piece psychedelic garage rock band from Vancouver, Canada. We’ll be releasing our EP, Maladies, on cassette in April on WIENER Records (Subsidiary of BURGER Records). We’d love it if you’d have a quick listen:

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    • JL · March 27, 2016

      Just had a first listen. The EP is top. Smashing stuff. But I have confused & mixed emotions about your black & white ‘I.S.’ logo. Makes me think (not me alone, I guess) of terrorist organisation Islam State. Are you not afraid for misinterpretation?

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  4. Alex P. · March 28, 2016

    Hi JL,
    Thanks for the props. Our logo was a riff off of the design from San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Stop Watching Us” campaign logo (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stop-watching-us-a-rally-against-nsa-surveillance-on-october-26th–2#/). Ours was an ironic statement as we are called “The Intelligence Service” and as a Psych-Garage rock band we are quite clearly opposed to any forms of surveillance, violence, or suppression (by state or individuals). We believe in freedom and expressivity and peace for all. We did not intend for any association with the Islamic State. We mourn for the recent tragedies your fellow countrymen have suffered and have our most sincere sympathy and condolences. We’ve updated our logo and have changed the image for our upcoming EP release on Wiener. Thanks again.

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    • JL · March 29, 2016

      I was definitely aware that there was no association whatsoever with Islamic Stare. On the other hand I think having changed your logo now will avoid misinterpretation by whoever in the future. That said, we’re here to rock and I’ll be back soon with views on the EP. Best regards. Jean-Luc

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      • Alex P. · March 30, 2016

        Awesome! Thanks Jean-Luc!

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  5. Julesvaughan · May 3

    Hi Jean-Luc,

    Huge thanks for featuring our live video release ‘In Limbo’ as Track of the Night on your blog! I thought you might be interested in the full EP release, which is out next Monday 9th May.

    The pre-order on Bandcamp is currently available – https://echotrails.bandcamp.com/album/in-limbo-ep-pre-order
    Let me know if you are interested in reviewing the whole EP and I can send a private link over, alternatively the link will be public next Monday.

    I gather that you are Belgium based – but if you happen to be in the UK this week, we are doing some gigs in support of the release – you are very welcome!

    Many thanks,
    Jules, eT

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    • JL · May 4

      Hello, Jules. Have still a long list to review on my blog & for the American blog I also write for, but I’ll give the EP a couple of shout outs next week on Twitter. Greetz JL

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  6. Anastasia Walker · July 7

    Hey guys, wanting to send you new music from BANG BANG ROMEO, what’s the best form of contact? Please drop me an email so that I have your deets!
    Awesome blog by the way 🙂

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  7. Fuzzy Sun · December 29

    Cool Blog!

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    • JL · December 29

      Cheers & likewise – great stuff on yours too I can connect with (so many great music, so little time) – Have an inspiring 2017 – greetz from Belgium

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