TURN UP THE VOLUME – XL ! 25 dope tracks of 2014 !

Wham bam… here’s my selection of 25 dope tracks I played over and over again this awesome-rock-and-roll year. They’re all number one on my list ! A perfect shaky soundtrack for a swinging ‘goodbye 2014′ party. From pure pop to thunderous goth ! Many thanks to the artists who delivered the magnificent goods ! And to all of you, ’50thirdand3rd’ followers, have a fabulous 2015 ! Love, fun and awesome music ! And don’t forget… Turn Up The Volume !

1/ ‘Possessed by EAGULLS

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Leeds (UK) postpunkers – a sonic blast…
From album: ‘Eagulls’

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2/ ‘eez-eh’ by KASABIAN

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British superstars with party smash !…
From album: ‘48.13’

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3/ ‘Blue Eyed Hexe’ by PIXIES

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Pixies doing AC/DC – perfect !…
From album: ‘Indie Cindy’

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4/ ‘Motherless Child’ by ELEPHANT STONE

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Canadian psych rockers – a sitar laden blow…
From album: ‘The Three Poissons’

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5/ ‘Keep In The Dark’ by TEMPLES

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New British, 60s influenced, pop stars…
From debut album: ‘Sun Structures’

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6/ ‘Sunday Evening’ by THE BLACK ANGELS

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Austin psych rockers with vivacious swagger…
From EP: ‘Clear Lake Forest’

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7/ ‘Red Eyes’ by THE WAR ON DRUGS

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Top year for Philadelphia’s top band…
From album: ‘Lost In The Dream’

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8/ ‘Peanut Butter’ by KRILL

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Boston’s indie rock trio – stellar riffs & hooks …
From debut album: ‘Lucky Leaves’

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9/ ‘What Color Is Blood’ by PARQUET COURTS

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The Texan New Yorkers hit again – hypnotic !
From album: ‘Sunbathing Animal’

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10/ ‘Sad Lover’ by MARK LANEGAN BAND

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The Washington warrior still rocks like the best…
From album: ‘Phantom Radio’

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11/ ‘Night Tripper’ by HOLY WAVE

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Dynamite psych ride with Texan five-piece…
From debut album: ‘Relax’

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12/ ‘Where No Eagles Fly’ by JULIAN CASABLANCAS & THE VOIDZ

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Brick-walled burst of noise – lovely !
From album: ‘Tyranny’

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13/ ‘Walk Me To The Bridge’ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS

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The Welsh trio still produces grand anthems…
From album: ‘Futurology’

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14/ ‘All I Want’ by KID WAVE

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Fresh UK based quartet – rad pop debut single…
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15/ ‘Moving On’ by JAMES

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Manchester veterans back with top pop crack…
From album: ‘La Petite Morte’

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16/ ‘Back In The Tall Grass’ by FUTURE ISLANDS

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Great year for the Canadians – a soul pop pearl…
From album: ‘Singles’

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17/ ‘Zombie’ by JAMIE T.

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Irresistible rocker – get your dancin’ shoes…
From second album: ‘Carry On The Grudge’

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18/ ‘Avant Gardner’ by COURTNEY BARNETT

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Rollicking tower of song from the Melbourne artist…
From debut album:’The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas’

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19/ ‘Parked Outside’ by THE AFGHAN WIGS

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Cincinnati’s finest back via the front gate…
From comeback album: ‘Do To The Beast’

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20/ ‘Cast A Shadow’ by COVES

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Addictive dream pop gem by London duo…
From debut album: ‘Soft Friday’

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21/ ‘Dangerous Days’ by ZOLA JESUS

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A proper dancefloor-filler – Brooklyn glory…
From album: ‘Taiga’

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22/ ‘Hang Me Up’ by PETER MURPHY

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Bauhaus’ English icon is back – gothic apocalypse …
From album: ‘Lion’

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23/ ‘Owls Talons Clenching My Heart’ by PAWS

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Poppy fuzz killer track from Scottish trio…
From second album: ‘Youth Culture Forever’

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24/ ‘Cellophane’ by KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD

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Mad, mindblowing gang from down under…
From album: ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’

25/ ‘Hey’ by SLAVES

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Mammoth garage rock sledgehammer (UK)…
Debut album: out in 2015

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