Turn it up, turn it up (Blackberry Smoke “You Hear Georgia”)

Throughout their 20-year history, Blackberry Smoke have played a blend of sounds from southern rock to country and blues, largely inspired by other great southern rock bands like The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Drive-By Truckers. On 28 May, 2021 they released their seventh full-length studio album You Hear Georgia. The album, produced by producer … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up (Blackberry Smoke “You Hear Georgia”)

Turn it up, turn it up (Foo Fighters ”Medicine At Midnight”)

Medicine at Midnight is Foo Fighters’ tenth studio album. The album was originally scheduled for 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic delayed to February 5, 2021. Three singles have been released ahead of the album's release: Shame Shame in November 2020, No Son of Mine on New Year's Day 2021, and Waiting on a … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up (Foo Fighters ”Medicine At Midnight”)

Turn it up, turn it up (The War on Drugs “Live Drugs”)

Although a patchwork of moments, chosen from a number of live shows, The War on Drugs’ first live album Live Drugs (released on November 20, 2020) flows well. The songs are arranged to replicate the flow of a live set and it sure sounds like they were all from one show. My favourite song is … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up (The War on Drugs “Live Drugs”)

Turn it up, turn it up (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit ”Reunions”)

Americana singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit have been favourites of mine ever since I saw them in Gothenburg on June 17, 2018. Isbell has a unique voice and he’s an excellent guitarist. On May 15, 2020 they released a new album, Reunions, their first with new material since The Nashville Sound … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit ”Reunions”)

Turn it up, turn it up…(Pearl Jam ‘Gigaton’)

Pearl Jam’s eleventh studio album Gigaton, the first in seven years (!) was released on March 27, 2020. Gigaton consists of twelve newly written tracks and it starts off quite energetically with Who Ever Said and Superblood Wolfmoon. The level of intensity is almost the same as of classic Pearl Jam albums, which nostalgic fans … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up…(Pearl Jam ‘Gigaton’)

Turn it up, turn it up …(Brian Fallon ‘Local Honey’)

As you may have noticed, today I’m launching a new feature; album reviews. All album reviews are, from now on, titled Turn it up, turn it up … and will include album reviews of singers/bands that I find interesting, starting with Brian Fallon’s Local Honey, which was released on March 27, 2020. Fallon was supposed … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up …(Brian Fallon ‘Local Honey’)

The Live Series: Songs Under Cover

On 14 February, 2020 a new Bruce Springsteen archival live compilation was released via streaming services. It is the sixth installment in a series of themed live playlists from Springsteen (“the Live Series”). This new playlist gathers 15 interesting covers that Springsteen has played with The E Street Band over the years. The Live Series: … Continue reading The Live Series: Songs Under Cover