THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 38

Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days

1. Let’s Get The Party Started by TOM MORELLO feat. Bring Me The Horizon

From the RAGTM guitarist’s upcoming album titled The Atlas Underground Fire
with a series of big name guests. This is the clamorous belter featuring British noise
freaks Bring Me The Horizon

Deafening storm…

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2. ‘Black Widow Spider’ by PARQUET COURTS (New York City)

The jangly rockers drop album 7 Sympathy For Life on 21st October.
This is the third single. A rattling and rolling ripper.

Tune in…

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3. Hard Skool by GUNS N’ ROSES

The second new track of the year from the macho Roses. Old Skool would
be a more appropriate song title. As usual Slash has sex with his guitar and
Axl Rose‘s vocal cords are still alive and kicking.

Enter paradise city here…

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4. ‘A Toxic Life’ by IMPERIAL ASHES (Toronto, CA)

A metal uppercut serving as an urgent call-to-action to address injustices
and atrocities that have plagued Indigenous communities for centuries.

Anger, rage and fury is what you get when awfully greedy governments
do what so many political sharks did in the past, taking the freedom, hope,
and future away of whole populations. Horrible.

We are connected, we’re feeling infected (a toxic life)
The treaty’s neglected, your laws are rejected (give up your fight)
Our colonial apathy, making the rivers bleed (things aren’t alright)
Your violations, stealing from nations (eating us inside)


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5. ‘Living in the Heart of Love’ by THE ROLLING STONES

A few weeks ago the imperishable Stones announced a deluxe edition for
one of their last great albums Tattoo You celebrating its 40th-anniversary.
It will feature several previously unreleased tracks from those recording
sessions.

R.I.P. Charlie Watts…

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6. ‘Bonnie’ by CUFFED UP (Los Angeles)

The band says that this new crackerjack is “an anti-love anthem about the grief and
pitfalls of a serious relationship crumbling due to lies and deceit. This is explored through
the eyes of Bonnie (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), in an alternative universe where Clyde selfishly leaves Bonnie for dead.”
Bonnie takes revenge because of the end of their romantic,
albeit toxic relationship.

Famous Bonnie (movie) quote (addressing Clyde): “What would you do if some miracle happened and we could walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean?
No record and nobody after us?”

Electrifying and fuming.
Here comes Bonnie (with mustache)…

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7. ‘Before You Gotta Go’ by COURTNEY BARNETT (Australia)

One of the catchiest tunes I’ve heard all year, proving that sticky simplicity works tremendously well when you can sing along, hum along, or whistle along.
I Love you, Courtney.

Can’t resist this…

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Frenetic Sucker Punch – L.A. Rockers CUFFED UP Turn Up The Speed On ‘CANARIES’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

14 July 2021


(photo by Noah Kentis)

Band: CUFFED UP
Who: L.A. based post-punk rockers
making noise since 2019.

New single: CANARIES

About the song: “Canaries'” is about going down a path that you
know is wrong, yet you keep going because some form of shame is
driving you. Sometimes, we become numb to the burdens we carry.
“Carrying the weight of stones/with pins to his bones” reflects that
and the need to be vulnerable with yourself and not accept fate as is.”

Turn Up The Volume: After a canary whistles let’s roll, this haunting
kamikaze ripsnorter explodes into a non-stop whirlwind pushed by
siren-like guitars. At times, it feels as if this speedy bolide is about to
crash. The female/male vocalists spit their lines as if they are shooed by
something or somebody. I swear you’ll be out of breath after four red-hot
blooded minutes. A frenetic sucker punch! Oh, by the way, that canary
has the final say.

Speed it up right here…

CUFFED UP: Facebook

CANARIES is available here

To Hell With Blue Monday Here’s Mean Riff Machine CUFFED UP

2 November 2020


(pic by Ana Karotkaya via Someone Great PR)

Los Angeles’ post-punk hit team CUFFED UP knocked heavily on the gates
of noise rock last year with double A-side single Mother + SmallTown Kid.

And like many other American musicians, they also shout and scream to encourage
the people to come out and vote. They do it with a fitting, sharp-knife-cutting cover of ‘POLITICIANS IN MY EYES’ by 70s proto-punk band Death. A track originally recorded
in 1975, but released in 2009.

“At the time it was released, ‘Politicians in my Eyes’ was a challenge to the government
in place who were sending young racially diverse kids into a war they never wanted. We
covered the song because it runs parallel with our disgust and mistrust of everything the
current government administration has done and stands for.
says the band.

Get ready for a rip-roaring wave of ravage riffs backed by a stormy beat,
a flaring male/female duet chorus, and an extended magnetizing guitar outro.

FUCKING #VOTE LIKE THE COUNTRY’S DEMOCRACY DEPENDS ON IT (WHICH IT DOES) is the band’s loud and clear message. Time to vote that hate-preaching Trump bully out!

Turn up the decibels…

The original protest song…

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CUFFED UP: Facebook