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Under The Influence with Lost In Kiev

Paris based post rock giants Lost In Kiev are back with their third album Persona, their first for the ever amazing Pelagic Records, on April 26th.Raw and driven, yet oozing with thick synth textures and a great sense of melancholy and drama, Persona s …

Vlad & Rosie from Bad Pond Festival

Earlier this year we posted something on Facebook that took a look at the gender balance on the lineups of a number of ostensibly ‘math rock’ festivals. When we published the results we had a mixture of reactions from those that we’d picked as examples. The folks behind Bad Pond Festival got in touch to say it was something they were already aware of and were working to improve this year & for the future, so we asked Vlad and Rosie from their team a few questions to find out more.

Exclusive Track Stream: Vodun – Ascend

Vodun are without doubt one of the most exciting metal bands around right now so we are really excited to be able to bring you a new version of the ‘Ascend’, the title track of their 2nd album that came out at the back end of last year and if that wasn …

Acid Cannibals Euro Tour Announcement

ACID CANNIBALS, Scotlands hairiest slacker speed-doom punks, take on a load of euro dates come May. Hot off a bunch of shows in Portugal and Spain over April comes this new splattering of EU LOVE.   Having toured the uk 3 times in the last year, t …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Cattle and Girl Sweat – Light Assemblage

We’ve got something really special for you today. Two E&D faves, Cattle and Girl Sweat, have teamed up to produce a live LP. Two of Leeds’ noisiest and most cathartic live experiences recorded the album live in front of a crowd at Assembly House (A …

Exclusive Track Stream: Into Orbit – Horus

We have been tracking the progress of New Zealand post/doom-metal duo Into Orbit since their impressive 2017 album Unearthing. They are now releasing their newest single HORUS in anticipation of their third full-length album KINESIS due out on May 1st …

Video Premiere: BIINDS – Ne’er-do-wells

BIINDS’ new album Breaking the Omen has been on repeat play here at E&D Towers so we are very excited to be able to bring you the video for another track to be taken from it. This performance is an alternate version of the studio version. Fans of M …

Under The Influence with Tempertwig

Tempertwig (1999-2004) were a three piece from South London. They featured Ben and Adam Parker of the acclaimed groups Nosferatu D2 and The Superman Revenge Squad Band.FAKE NOSTALGIA: An Anthology of Broken Stuff is a collection of Parker brothers mate …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Julinko – Death And Orpheus

Every now & then you come across an artist who, upon listening, you can only ask yourself “where has this been all my life?”. Julinko is one such artist. The music is dense, doomy and intense, the vocals powerful and soaring. There are obvious comp …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Kandodo3 – King Vulture

For those that are unaware, Kandodo is the moniker for the Bristol based project lead by psych legend Simon Price of The Heads. This June sees them return for their third album, k3, through Rooster Rock Records.  k3 continues the trajectory of out …

Under The Influence with Bilge Pump

Leeds DIY stalwarts Bilge Pump have returned with their first album for a decade, We Love You, and it’s a real winner. A post-punk, art-quirk trio of formidable dexterity and fierce live reputation it’s probably fair to say they have, thus fa …

Video Premiere: Lost in Kiev – Persona

Paris based post rock giants Lost In Kiev are back with their third album Persona, their first for the ever amazing Pelagic Records, on April 26th and ahead of that we have the video for the title track for you. Raw and driven, yet oozing with thick sy …

Hannah, Joy & Chocky from Upsidedown Festival

“We’ve put a lot of thought into creating an event we ourselves would want to attend – we want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable being themselves, whoever they are.”

Aesop Rock and Tobacco – Malibu Ken

With Aesop’s distinct and beautifully laid out poetry (yes, poetry. Read it) riding on Tobacco’s production the duo, as Malibu Ken, have easily created 2019s benchmark rap record.

Exclusive Track Stream: Cracked Machine – Jormungandr

Cracked Machine are back with the eagerly awaited follow up to 2017’s I, Cosmonaut. The absolutely superb (believe us, we’ve heard it!) new album The Call Of The Void comes out on April 12th through PsyKa Records and ahead of that we are …

Echo Chamber: ArcTangent and the Accidental Death of Math Rock

One thing I want to be clear on from the very start is that this is most definitely NOT a piece that aims to be critical of Arctangent. We love those guys and we are in absolute admiration for what they have achieved over the last 6 or 7 years. This is …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Childspeak – Indulgent Endeavors Part 1

It’s not often, well never, that we get asked to host the video for half of a whole album but that is what Portland, OR base post rockers Childspeak have produced. When we enquired as to why the band had taken on such an enormous task, they said …

Track Stream: BIINDS – Negative Joe

Long time E&D faves, Berlin based trip hop / industrial / ambient BIINDS return with an upbeat, synthetic, 80’s nostalgia induced track entitled “Negative Joe” which marks the return of their singer Christy Taylor. “Negative Joe” is a track about f …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Ben Shemie (SUNNS) – A Skeleton (Gnoomes Remix)

Known for his work with the band Suuns, Canadian Ben Shemie offers up his first solo work, ‘A Skeleton’ – an experimental pop album of cold synthetic sounds with touches of psychedelia. Based on his live, itinerant experiments, the whole album was reco …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Ni – Heliophobie

In the wake of phenomenal collaboration with Poil under the moniker of PinioL, France’s Ni are back with a new album of their very own,  released on March 1st, on Vinyl, CD and digital, on Dur Et Doux Records. Ahead of that we have this …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Irk – Life Changing Porno

Following the release of their debut album Recipes from the Bible in December, Leeds 3 piece Irk who make ugly, angular, noise-fused, math rock, consisting of drums, bass, and vocals have shared the final video from their Technoir Productions live …

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