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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 …

Under The Influence with Irk

Irk are a Leeds 3 piece who make ugly, angular, noise-fused, math rock, consisting of drums, bass, and vocals. They have been long championed by our good friends at Bad Owl Presents and those guys know their angry math rock onions. Having just rel …

Albums of the Year 2018 – Editor’s Pick

For the first time in a decade we have decided against doing a writers’s poll for the end of the year. list. However, we seem to be congenitally unable to not make some sort of list for you, so instead this year I, as your humble editor, have picked 25 records that I have enjoyed over the last 12 months and I hope you might enjoy them too.

RICH’S ROUNDUP: POST ROCK & POST METAL 2018 – PART 2

In the second part of our look at recent releases in the world of post rock and post metal, we spend some time with another 6 records that saw the light of day during September and October. Much like our previous feature which covered bands from Argent …

Exclusive Track Stream: Helium Horse Fly – Happiness

Belgian band Helium Horse Fly are today (14/12) releasing “Happiness”, to launch the pre-orders of their upcoming album Hollowed. Variously described as experimental rock, venomous noise music, progressive baroque hardcore putting a label on this …

Under the Influence with Frog

Hailing from ‘The Swamp’ in Queens, NYC, acclaimed cult guitar band Frog have returned with Whatever We Probably Already Had It. In our upcoming review Ljubinko Zivkovic has described it as “possibly, one of the briefest, under the radar gems of 2018”, so we thought it would be interesting to find out a bit more about the records that have influenced them.

Exclusive Premiere: Lay Llamas – Thuban Dub EP

On the 15 June, Italian-based collective Lay Llamas released their second album, the critically acclaimed Thuban – a travelogue powered by a pan-global fascination with rhythmic hypnosis and an unquenchable experimental mindset. Since the album’s relea …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Playback Maracas – La Verdad, Welcome Latino Alien

“The conception of Welcome Latino Alien comes from a UFO sighting in 1979. The conversation between an a comercial airplane pilot and the control tower puts us squarely in the pursuit of an alien ship to a commercial plane that went from Palma de …

Exclusive Album Stream: U.S. Christmas – Prayer Meeting

I first discovered U.S. Christmas through 2011’s The Valley Path; a 40 minute, single track opus that covers ground from psych to post metal to prog and folk. It’s a stunning piece of work and I heartily recommend you check it out if you are unfamiliar …

Exclusive EP Stream: Big’n – Knife of Sin

Big’n are a noise-rock band from Chicago, Illinois, who formed in 1990, consisting of William Akins, Brian Wnukowski, Fred Popolo and Todd Johnson. Big’n combines a Midwestern rock sensibility with a more embittered, dark and anti-ideological edge than …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Girls In Synthesis – Howling

Girls In Synthesis are a post punk trio from London. Their music is intense and abrasive drawing on Crass, Flipper, Wire and The Fall as influences although to be honest they sound like none of them particularly and do sound like a jarring, adrenalised …

Exclusive Album Premiere: MNMM – Minimum

The ever incredible Art As Catharsis label have done it again. MNMM’s self-titled debut record is a ‘middle-east meets west’ mix of post-rock, ambience, heaving progressions and Iranian musical elements. Full of swelling emotions, melancholy and s …

Under The Influence with Oh, The Guilt (with Exclusive Video Premiere)

Oh, The Guilt are a three piece post punk / dream pop band from Bristol. They got in touch with us a few weeks back with their new single, ‘Darkest Days’, and frankly it totally blew us away. It is an epic slice of emotive post rock drenched beauty. And the video is absolutely stunning too.

Exclusive Video Premiere! BIINDS – Negative Joe (live at The Famous Gold Watch)

We’ve been big fans of BIINDS for years now so it is always exciting when they pop up with new material. This time they have returned with an upbeat, synthetic, 80’s nostalgia induced track entitled “Negative Joe”, a play on “negative nancy”, alth …

Under The Influence Halloween Special with Kev from The Fierce And The Dead

‘So what sort of stuff do you play?’. The ubiquitous question that plagues pretty much every musician. The band I’m in, The Fierce & The Dead, play – well, what the hell do we play? I normally say that it’s really loud but you can dance to it which …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Only Echoes Remain – I Am Ozymandias

Photo by Helen Messenger Only Echoes Remain are back again with a second slab of new material since last year’s debut album The Exigent, following on from ‘Monolith’ back in the spring.  ‘I Am Ozymandias’ sees them leave behind the more …

Under The Influence with Justin Lockey (Editors/Minor Victories/Lights On Moscow)

Justin Lockey is best known for his brilliant work with Editors and Minor Victories so the news of him working with Hazel Wilde from longtime E&D faves Lanterns On The Lake got our full attention! Their debut EP is out today (Oct 19th) so we thought it was a perfect time to get Justin to pick his three most influential albums.

Exclusive Track Stream: Throw Down Bones – We Are Drugs

Every now & again a record comes along unheralded that turns out to be so good, so completely on point that one has to take a step back in amazement. Two, the second album from Italy’s Throw Down Bones, is very much one of those records. Casti …

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