FALLING MAN – Charlatan, Ghent, Belgium – 12 April 2019
Turn Up The Volume featured Belgian turbine FALLING MAN many times before because this rock machine knows the kick-ass art of turning a shaking cocktail of spellbinding riffs, bad-tempered licks, hammering drums and a haunting vox into memorable crackers, on record and on stage. And they do it with a heated heart and a stirring soul because THEY CARE ABOUT THEIR SHIT! Which can’t be said of many label controlled fakers out there.
Yesterday the flamboyant combo hit their and my hometown of Ghent to celebrate the release of their brand new 4-track EP, entitled CANDY. Another striking piece of messed-up crackerjacks. The record kicks off with the awesome title track – a painkiller that works instantly – followed by the manic anxiety of PANIC ATTACK NO. 22, then a raging ANGRY KID hits you hard in the face before the band closes with B&D, a sort of ‘I’m you, you are me‘ identity crisis that gets under your skin without asking permission.
Live up there, on the podium, these new killers sounded even more obstreperous, more stocky and more burly than on vinyl. Oh yeah, their sonic nightmares get an extra injection of adrenalin when performed live. That’s what great bands do. They gave you the best of both worlds. Conclusion: FALLING MAN, is one of those rare acts that never disappoints because basically, this is what these motherrockers do ALL the time…
They groove till you move
They rock till you shock
They roll till you toll
They sneer till you cheer
They spit till you split
They trash till you splash
They spree till you candy…
Stream/buy the Full EP right here…
This is how a ghost looks like…
Hammering panic attack…
FALLING MAN: Facebook – Interview
(concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)
LE BUTCHERETTES – Charlatan Club, Ghent, Belgium – 4 April 2019
My, oh my! Mexican rockers LE BUTCHERETTES’ frontwoman and mastermind Teresa Suarez-Coscio aka Teri Gender Bender is one hell of a breathtaking performer. Every nerve and every muscle in her non-stop dynamizing body is on hyperactive modus while I’m sure you could hear her exorcistic primal screams on the other side of the city. Just astonishing! She’s a red-hot-blooded mix of Polly Harvey, Karen O and Siouxsie Sioux.
The year is still young but this is, the most supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show, Turn Up The Volume witnessed so far in 2019. Backed by a perfectly well-oiled band operating like an unstoppable hot rod Bender gave us a dazzling live session of almost all of the tracks of their new (fourth) excellent, multi-faceted and turbulent album bi/Mental. A steamy and inflammable cocktail of post-punk dynamics, Gothic grandeur, hard-rockin’ electricity and sizzling electro waves turned into a relentless firework on stage with Bender‘s inexhaustible intensity and vitalizing vehemence leaving you behind in/THE END with a sweaty body, a sped up heartbeat and totally out of breath. Fantástico! Formidable! Fenomenal!
Here’s a visual idea of LE BUTCHERETTES’ awe-inspiring presence on stage…
nothing/ BUT TROUBLE…
Another buzzing mission accomplished…
Brand new album bi/MENTAL..
LE BUTCHERETTES: Website – Facebook – Instagram
bi/MENTAL available on iTunes
(All concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)
IT IT ANITA – Charlatan Club, Ghent, Belgium – 5 December 2018
I have seen these Belgian noiseniks many times before but
yesterday was probably their loudest gig I ever experienced!
It went just like this…
WHAM! WHAM! WHAM!
HIT! HIT! HIT! HIT! HIT!
SHOUT! SHOUT! SHOUT!
SICK! SICK! SICK! SICK!
HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!
SNEER! SNEER! SNEER!
WHACK! WHACK! WHACK!
HELL! HELL! HELL! HELL!
ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
ROWDY! ROWDY! ROWDY!
HOT! HOT! HOT! HOT! HOT!
11! 25! 11! 25! 11! 25! 11! 25!
LAURENT! LAURENT! LAURENT!
LP OF THE YEAR! YEAR! YEAR! YEAR!
PHOTOS! PHOTOS! PHOTOS!…
ARGH! ARGH! ARGH!
FRANK! FRANK! FRANK!
ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK!
STEP! STEP! STEP!
LOUD! LOUDER! LOUDEST!
GOD! GOD! GOD! SHINES! HIS! LIGHT! LIGHT! LIGHT!
IT! IT! ANITA! = F-F-F-A-A-A-C-C-C-E-E-E-B-B-B-O-O-O-K-K-K
(all pics by Turn Up The Volume!)