Coming Soon… ROKY ERICKSON Tribute Album

15 April 2021

The late great ROKY ERICKSON (15 July 1947 – 31 May 2019) was one of the pioneers
of psychedelic rock back in the sixties as founder/frontman/guitarist of The 13th Floor Elevators and kept on rolling afterward as a solo performer.

The legend will be honored with a tribute album, titled May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson, featuring artists such as Jeff Tweedy, Margo
Price, Ty Segall, Lucinda Williams, Mark Lanegan, Neko Case, Chelsea Wolfe and The Black Angels
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The LP (clear/purple vinyl with a bonus RSD-only flexi disc featuring an unreleased early-’70s Roky Erickson track, ‘Love Hieroglyphics’) comes out on Record Store Day,
on July 17. A CD version will be available later in 2021. More info here.

Here’s Roky fronting the 13th Floor Elevators (60s)…

Tribute tracklist:

01 Billy F Gibbons: “(I’ve Got) Levitation”
02 Mosshart Sexton: “Starry Eyes”
03 Jeff Tweedy: “For You (I’d Do Anything)”
04 Lyyn Castle / Mark Lanegan: “Clear Night for Love”
05 The Black Angels: “Don’t Fall Down”
06 Neko Case: “Be and Bring Me Home”
07 Margo Price: “Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)”
08 Gary Clark Jr. / Eve Monsees: “Roller Coaster”
09 Ty Segall: “Night of the Vampire”
10 Lucinda Williams: “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
11 Chelsea Wolfe: “If You Have Ghosts”
12 Brogan Bentley: “May the Circle Remain Unbroken

And Another Covers Album Coming – THE BLACK KEYS Join The Long Queue

14 April 2021


(photo: William Eggleston)

The most famous blues-rock tandem, for the past few years, before it was the
White Stripes everywhere, THE BLACK KEYS go back to the roots that inspired
their successful career (overrated in my opinion). They release an album of covers,
titled DELTA KREAM, out next month, 14 May.

A collection honoring the heroes of the Mississippi Hill Country Blues

Here come two of the originals that get a Black Keys touch…

– CRAWLIN’ KING SNAKE –
John Lee Hooker

– DO THE ROMP
Junior Kimbrough

Tracklist:

01 “Crawling Kingsnake” (John Lee Hooker)
02 “Louise” (Mississippi Fred McDowell )
03 “Poor Boy A Long Way From Home” (R. L. Burnside)
04 “Stay All Night” (Junior Kimbrough)
05 “Going Down South” (R. L. Burnside)
06 “Coal Black Mattie” (Ranie Burnette)
07 “Do the Romp” (Junior Kimbrough)
08 “Sad Days, Lonely Nights” (Junior Kimbrough)
09 “Walk with Me” (Junior Kimbrough)
10 “Mellow Peaches” (Big Joe Williams)
11 “Come On And Go With Me” (Junior Kimbrough)

THE BACK KEYS: Website

Coming Soon… New GUIDED BY VOICES Album

12 April 2021

Band: GUIDED BY VOICES (Dayton Ohio)
Who: Imperishable and terrifically productive
veteran rockers, 33 albums in 38 years!
Active: 1983– 2004, 2010–2014, 2016–present

Album: EARTH MAN BLUES
Out: 30 April 2021 – Order info here

Info: “A magical cinematic rock album, full of dramatic and
surreal twists and turns. Lyrics and liner notes trace the growth
of young Harold Admore Harold through a coming of age and
a reckoning with darkness. Vivid scenes appear: snapshots of
youth, fantastical nightmares, unknown worlds.”

Maestro Robert Pollard told Rolling Stone: “ It’s a collage
of rejected songs. I combined some of them and created new
arrangements. Others I just left the way they were.”

Singles: Free Agents / Trust Them Now

– FREE AGENTS –
Speedy 2-minute, riff-fueled stunner that
razzles and dazzles as if nothing else matters.


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– TRUST THEM NOW –
Full-steam-ahead rocker that sticks
after 3 seconds. Hail hail GBV!


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GUIDED BY VOICES: Facebook

Coming Soon… Brand New BLOODY Punk HEAD Album

New albums to look out for…

8 April 2021

Band: BLOODY HEAD
Who: Rebels producing broken (brain/dick/mind) blues and
battling against things (mind/body/spirit) going very wrong.
Home: Nottingham, UK

Album: THE TEMPLE PILLARS DISSOLVE INTO THE CLOUDS
(talking about a striking LP title … and striking artwork!)
Out: 21 May via Hominid Sounds. Order info here.

Turn Up The Volume says: For these loudmouthed in-your-face outlaws
punk is a religion and they are devilishly obsessed apostles. They trash and
smash all evil sinners. They make your neighbours move house. They generate
deafening pleasure for your pierced ears, for your fucked-up soul & your angry
heart. No arty farty BS. No special effects. These punk junks will save you!

Hallelujah. May Satan bless them!

Be ready for the lead-single
Homeopathic Mountains


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HOMINID SOUNDS: Bandcamp

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – Turn Up The Volume’s 7 Best Albums First Trimester 2021

The 7 best albums Turn Up The Volume had on repeat the first 3 months of 2021.

‘FULL SPECTRUM’ by THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA (Singapore/Italy)

Released: 26th February – debut LP

TUTV said: Manimal and Samara are a poetallica sensation. A new laser light at the end of
a mythical tunnel where anything can happen. Imagine Sylvia Plath fronting a theatrical and mind-challenging psychedelic noise band. Their debut album is a multi-faceted opus in sound and vision. Compelling poetry exploring life, death, birth, past, present, and future embedded
in a titanic thunder and lighting symphony going from perplexing metal to chill-out ambient. The final result is at times jaw-dropping, at times weirdly confusing, at times dumbfounding
but always flabbergasting and fascinating. When surreality becomes reality you know something is about to happen.

Key single: Psychopath’s Monologue…


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Stream album here…

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‘SURVIVORS’ by ONISM E (San Antonio / NYC)

Released: 19th February

TUTV wrote: Gusto, high-spiritedness and anxiety are the keywords here.
This warm-blooded record is a heart-rending reflection of the group’s state of
2021 mind. A galvanizing collection of cohesive poignant emo songs influenced by
the disturbing way our troubled world is handling human issues, once-in-a-lifetime
dramas, and the personal turmoil of frontwoman Chavez. Her soul-stirring and
powerful (Aretha Franklin / young Tina Turner) voice, weeping guitars, and the
electrical intensity are at times overwhelming and heartbreaking. Impressive!

Key track: Stay


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Stream/buy album here…


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‘PUTAIN ROYALE‘ by PINK ROOM (Belgium)

Released: 12 March 2021 – second LP

TUTV wrote: “The essential message of this new powerhouse album is loud and clear:
noise-challenging turbo Pink Room is here to stay! Their tsunami energy is beyond any
decibel regulation. Again, loudmouth Bart Cocquyt leads the rip-roaring troops. As I said
before his vocal range is out-of-this-world. He easily could front a death metal band (Stay Black/Stay White) or a Nirvana reunion (Losing/Skin) or kick Ozzy Osbourne‘s ass (Hail Satan). Expect ear-shattering jackhammers, over-the-top frenzy, and an overall sonic lockdown paranoia.”

Key single: Losing

Stream album here…

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‘IS 4 LOVERS’ by DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 (Canada)

Released: 26 March 2021 – 4th LP

TUTV wrote: “The masters of drone rock are back, and they’re getting better over the years. Gigantic fuzz and buzz jackhammers but also some softer – yes, since they became fathers they let their heart & soul speak/play more – stuff. This stunning work will end up on many end-of-the-year lists.”

Key single: One + One

Stream album here…

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‘i became birds’ by home is where (florida, us)

Released: 5 March 2021

tutv wrote: “i’m damn sure this incredible punch-powered-punk-passion turbo was here before, about 40 years ago, inspiring bored kids like black flag , shellac, melvins, jello biafra, and other anarchist snotnoses, to leave home, steal guitars and drums in order to have some wild fun while scaring bad people with their deafening racket that’ll teach those old-fashioned adults watching fox.news all day long. so here they are back again, inspiring young social media junkies to steal guitars and drums instead of watching their phones all day long. home is where it all starts when you have no money to rent a smelly rehearsal room to rock your heads off. so you move into your own smelly basement and scream your poor lungs to pieces. listen up all you lost teenagers out there, play i became birds over and over again ’cause these hungry florida misfits can and will save your lives.”

Key track: sewn together from the membrane of the great sea cucumber


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Stream/buy here…


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‘CARNAGE’ by NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS (Australia)

Released: 25 February

TUTV wrote: “A mix of the romantic crooner and the haunting crooner. Growing with every spin. Compelling orchestrations, classical arrangements, with Ellis showing his musical skills once more. Can’t remember when Cave made an average album. Did he, actually? Okay, Carnage once again on my headphones.”

Key track: White Elephant

Stream album here…

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‘WE… ARE DOOMED’ by THE IRRATIONAL LIBRARY (The Netherlands)

Released: 15 January

TUTV wrote: “The rap and roll venom of Rage Against The Machine, the fuck-you-hypocrites grimness of Black Flag, the punky saxophone of X-Ray-Spex, the sharp poetic spit and sneer anarchy of Mark. E. Smith, the challenging spirit of an open-minded-plainspoken-asskicking-anti-establishement-and-other-scumbags force of doom and gloom. Sounds exactly like 2020/2021, like the end of the world as we know it, but also like an album that’s going
to be on my earphones for a long time.”

Title track: We… Are Doomed

Stream album here…

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Bang-On Blazing Blasts – New LP ‘TONIC IMMOBILITY’ By Supergroup TOMAHAWK Out Today!

26 March 2021

Band: TOMAHAWK
Supergroup with Mike Patton (Faith No More),
Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard) John Stanier (Helmet)
and Kevin Rutmanis (Melvins/ex-Cows)

New album: TONIC IMMOBILITY – fifth LP
Release: 26 March 2021

KERRANG! says: “This is an album that’s compelling and will leave you
hanging onto your headphones to see what’s coming next. Of course, it’s
helped massively by the fact that Mike Patton has the type of voice that
could recite a bus timetable and make it seem genuinely interesting.”

Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Loudmouth Mike Patton and his mates had
7 years to load their batteries for this new head-banging LP. Let your
dog out and prepare your poor ears and your poor speakers for some
scream-your-lungs-out slam dunks by this bulldozing hit team.

Singles/clips: Dog Eat Dog / Business Casual

– DOG EAT DOG –

– BUSINESS CASUAL –

Full album…

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TOMAHAWK: Facebook

Coming Soon… New -19th – GARY NUMAN Album

New albums in the pipeline…

23 March 2021

Artist: Gary Anthony James Webb aka GARY NUMAN
Started his triumphant career in 1975 as the frontman of
Tubeway Army. He celebrated his 63rd birthday on 8 March.

Album: INTRUDER – his 19th (!) longplayer
Out: 21st May 2021 – Order info here

Gary Numan: “Intruder looks at climate change from the planet’s
point of view. If Earth could speak, and feel things the way we do, what
would it say? How would it feel? The songs, for the most part, attempt to
be that voice, or at least try to express what I believe the earth must feel
at the moment.”

Single: title track..

GARY NUMAN: Facebook


Numan and his daughter in Belgium, 2018 – pic by Turn Up The Volume

NEW ALBUMS – Out Now!

20 March 2021

Bands: Vice Squad, The Insane, The Expelled, Chaos UK, The Expelled and many more
Album: RIOT CITY: COMPLETE SINGLES COLLECTION – THE SOUND OF UK 82
4 CDs – 119 songs – 4 hr 44 min
What: “Brings together every single side released by Bristol punk label Radio City,
plus the 1982 Riotous Assembly compilation album as a bonus.”

Key band: Vice Squad

Full album…

RIOT CITY: Info

Artist: LANA DEL REY
Album: CHEMTRAILS OVER THE COUNTRY CLUB – her 7th LP

NME says: “The star follows up her career-high ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ with another stunning album, one the aches with meditations on fame and romance… It’s a reminder that, more than just being influenced by the likes of Joan Baez and Stevie Nicks, she’s now on a par with them. Lana Del Rey is at the peak of her game – just don’t expect her to come down anytime soon.” Score: 5/5.

Key single: Let Me Love You Like A Woman

Stream album here…

LANA DEL REY: Facebook

Band: BLACK HONEY
Who: Stupendous indie rockers from Brighton, England
led by the charismatic Izzy Baxter Phillips
Album: WRITTEN & DIRECTED – 2nd LP

NME says: “The Brighton band’s follow-up finds them coming into their own and, like any great movie, offsets hard-hitting scenes with more tender moments… If Brighton’s Black Honey have always had a touch of the cinematic about them, then ‘Written And Directed’ finds them going blockbuster. Bigger and bolder than their self-titled 2018 debut, their second album has its teeth bared and snarling, ready to soundtrack frontwoman Izzy B. Phillips’ reckoning with those around her, the patriarchy and herself… ‘Written And Directed’ is a thrilling step up from a band quietly coming into their own. Score: 4/5.

Key single: Run For Cover

Full album…

BLACK HONEY: Facebook

Coming Soon… New ‘MY NAME IS IAN’ Album


15 March 2021

Band: MY NAME IS IAN
Who: Alt-electronic trio from Wales

Album: FANTASTIC COMPANY
Release: 4 June 2021 via Bubblewrap Collective

Info: “The band’s standard ‘prolific-and-terrific’ approach, culminating in no less than 18 releases since 2010, has been put to one side, with their latest being written and recorded over two years. The resultant LP takes a substantive shift from the garage-pop of previous records and leaps double-footed into a charmingly wonky, indie-dance parallel universe where almost anything seems possible.”

Lead-single: FOR LOVE
Imagine Talking Heads going dance with Nile ‘Chic’ Rodgers on guitar. Only one eye wink
and this crazily funky earworm makes your head rotate like a glimmering disco ball. This
is an incredibly vitalizing injection of addictive rapture. Shake your booty here…


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Also on Spotify

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I AM IAN: Website