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Mau from AMFest, Barcelona

AMFest has been running for 5 years now but it only really came across our radar last year when the standout quality of the lineup, featuring the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, pg lost & Sleepmakeswaves, really caught our attention. This ye …

Exclusive Video Stream: Julie’s Haircut – Purple Jewel (Live at Teatro Regio, Parma)

Italian sax driven psych explorers Julie’s Haircut follow up being one of the highlights of the recent Rocket Recordings 20th Anniversary weekend with this splendid ‘live’ video. On the night of January 27th 2018 the band performed live at the leg …

Echoes Of The Past: Re-jigging Manic Street Preachers’s Know Your Enemy

Stephen Naish takes an alternative look at Manic Street Preachers’s much maligned sixth album, Know Your Enemy.

Under The Influence with Steve Cleaton from The Fierce And The Dead

To mark the release of their third album, we asked Stevie from The Fierce And The Dead to pick the 3 albums that most influenced him as a musician.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Tigercats – Stay Out Of Limehouse

Three years since the release of the critically-acclaimed album Mysteries, East London’s Tigercats return with their long-awaited and much-anticipated follow-up, Pig City, released 11th May. The band’s third record, and first with Barcelona label El Se …

Under The Influence with Blanket

Blanket have been on our radar for a little while now, last year’s Ep Our Brief Encounters was a fine record, so we were very much looking forward to their debut album, How To Let Go,. To coincide with that release, we asked the guys to pick the books, films & music that have influenced where they are as a band today.

10 Years of Dingo Barracks

Stuart Metcalfe from Rail Cables celebrates 10 years of DIY promoting in the North West by Dingo Barracks

Exclusive Track Stream: Demetra Sine Die – Stanislaw Lem

Demetra Sine Die’s third full-length album marks a further development from A Quiet Land of Fear, moving deeper into psychedelic, post fueled, sludge driven hallucinations. Including blackened/death overtures and krautrock elements amongst many ot …

Under The Influence with the crew from Portals Festival

With a monster of a show hoving in to view rapidly, we thought it was time to get the brains behind it, Asher, Arran & the two Sams, to pick a record each that started them on this path.

Track Stream: Charlie Looker – Puppet

‘Puppet’ is the second single from Simple Answers, the solo debut album by Charlie Looker (Psalm Zero, ex-Extra Life, ex-ZS). “Lyrically, ‘Puppet’ could be seen as a companion piece to the album’s first single ‘Ritual Fire’. Both songs are about addict …

Exclusive Album Stream: Weathered Statues – Borderlands

Weathered Statues is a new group out of Denver featuring Wovenhand, Christie Front Drive, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club collaborators and they make a noise that hearkens to the heavy post-punk of Siouxsie and the Ban …

Exclusive Album Premiere: The Third Sound – All Tomorrow’s Shadows

The Third Sound is the solo project of Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson who used to play in cult Reykjavik rock’n’roll bandits Singapore Sling and currently tours in Brian Jonestown Massacre. Now residing in Berlin with a fleshed-out live line-up …

Eyre Llew & In The Endless Zanhyang We Are – Tour Swapping

A few weeks ago we received an email that really piqued our interest. We thought the idea of two bands, one from the UK (Eyre Llew) and one from South Korea (In The Endless Zanhyang We Are), joining forces to tour with each other in their native countries so we caught up with them both to find out more.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Hexenschuss – Capital Pledge

Hexenschuss present the final part of their singles video trilogy. The trilogy was firstly announced with the single Insert and continued with Are You Multifocal?. Now, with the release of Capital Pledge, the trilogy is complet …

Exclusive Track Stream: Dream The Electric Sleep – Sounds Like Magic

Dream the Electric Sleep officially formed in 2009 but in 2008, Matt Page and Joey Waters decided to write and record an album together. It was the first time Page wrote the lyrics and took over the lead vocal position in a band, and the first tim …

Exclusive Video Stream: Dancehall – 96

Dancehall are a newish, 2016, band based in London / Kent and formed of members of longtime E&D faves Kill Kenada and Spoilers. Recorded live throughout 2016 and 2017 to the band’s own three-take rule with producers Mark Jasper (Slowcoach …

Exclusive Album Stream: PinioL – Bran Coucou

Born of the spontaneous reunion of two bands (Poil and Ni), PinioL (yes, there’s a pun, but you need to know the French slang…!) have, from day one, chosen to occupy a wide spectrum of styles, all of them wild and free (noise, jazz, avant-rock, math) w …

Under The Infuence with Austel

Austel is the nom de plume of Devon born songwriting talent Annie Rew Shaw. Having studied classical vocal and piano from a young age, at the tender age of 19 Annie took the plunge to move to London to try and ‘make it’ as a musician. In late 2016, Aus …

Under The Influence with Midas Fall

On April 27th Midas Fall release their 4th album Evaporate through Monotreme Records and it is absolutely stunning. A breathtaking mix of impassioned, emotive vocals performances set to intense post rock soundscapes, it is sure to make many e …

Exclusive Album Stream: Lack The Low – One Eye Closed

We are very excited to be streaming Lack The Low’s stunning debut album, One Eye Closed – a catchy and challenging avant-pop record composed, performed, recorded and produced by musical virtuoso Kat Hunter through a three-year DIY process. Released on …

Exclusive Track Stream: Her Name Is Calla – The Dead Rift

Her Name Is Calla should need no introductions on these pages and new material from them always sparks a flurry of excitement around E&D Towers so we are hugely thrilled to be able to bring you the title track from their new EP, The Dead Rift. It’s …

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