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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 …

Album Stream: Terminal Soundsystem – The Endless Sea

From Rebirth and a four track recorder in the year 1999 to broken tape machines, untuned guitars/synths and extreme signal processing an eternity later, Terminal Sound System has remained the primary musical outlet for musician/producer Skye …

Exclusive Video Stream: Only Echoes Remain – Monolith

One of the lovely things about this ‘job’ is sometimes you get to watch first hand as a band go from taking their first tentative steps in to the world, all bristling with unrealised potential, to blossoming in to a fully fledged swaggering beast; and …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Bodies On Everest – Gold Fangs In Enemy Territory

BODIES ON EVEREST hail from Liverpool and Manchester and have spent the last few years playing intense live shows across the UK. The two distorted basses plunge the depths of ultra-low frequencies while the vocals lead the listener through the crushing …

Under The Influence with Charismatic Megafauna

In addition to having one of the best names around, Charismatic Megafauna have been ripping up the London scene of late earning themselves the mixed blessings that come with being tagged as ‘rising stars’. Having heard their debut album Semi Regular we can assure you that there is plenty of substance behind the hype. Ahead of the album’s release, we got them to pick the three records that mean the most to them as a band.

Under The Influence: Nik Koniwzski from Aesthesys with Exclusive Track Stream

Aesthesys is an instrumental outfit based in Moscow, Russia. Founded by Nik Koniwzski as a one-man project back in 2007. Over time it has evolved into an ensemble performing post-rock with ambient and neoclassical influences, becoming a quartet by the …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Lay Llamas – Silver Sun

pic credits: GIULIA NATALIA COMITO   The four years since Lay Llamas’ Rocket Recordings debut Østro has been characterised as much by forward motion as cosmic drift. A number of smaller releases on labels such as Backwards, 4 Zero a …

Exclusive Track Stream: Arms & Sleepers – Be This Way

Arms & Sleepers have been solid faves here at E&D Towers for sometime now. The American electronic music duo Mirza Ramic and Max Lewis have compiled an astonishing discography of 26 releases in their 11 year history and next month (6t …

Under The Influence with Ant from Baba Yaga’s Hut

Ant Chalmers, aka Baba Yaga’s Hut, has long been established as one of London’s finest promoters of all things psychedelic, experimental and all round weird. Week after week he produces consistently superb lineups, was the promoting muscle behind the r …

Exclusive Album Stream: Peaks – Happy Medium

Many of our regular readers will know Ben Forrester from his work with Bad Grammar and, more recently, with math rock ‘supergroup’ Gug; alongside Dan from Cleft and Tom from Alpha Male Tea Party. Happy Medium is his third EP under the Peaks monike …

Exclusive Track Premiere: CURVS – Khyper Pass, Pt. 1

Norwegian synth-rockers CURVS show their fantastic ability to create eerie yet compelling music with their up-coming debut album ‘Hauntropics’ to be released on March 16 2018 via Fysisk Format. Inspired by stays in the tropics and the inclination to co …

Under The Influence with Death & The Penguin

Death & The Penguin have been tearing up the London post/math scene for a while now so we were quite surprised to find they hadn’t yet released an album. That all changes later this year but ahead of that they are releasing the second single to be …

Exclusive Track Stream: Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band – The Mantra of The Pleasure Temple

‘The Mantra of The Pleasure Temple’ is the debut teaching brought forward by Sweat and the founding principle of The Pleasure Temple. The eternal words brought forward by Sweat are the most important and simple message; “Do it. Be it. Sweat. Again.” Th …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Pale Rider – I Run On Rain

Still in their infancy – the Liverpool quartet Pale Rider (not to be confused with Palehorse or Palehorse/Palerider!)  have but five gigs to their name – yet when Liverpool’s iconic Parr Street Studios come calling you know they’ve …

Records Of The Year – 2017

Explore our top 40 records of 2017 as voted for by our writers.

Under The Influence with Cloud

Long Island’s Cloud (aka Tyler Taormina and friends) makes music filled with quiet optimism and greying nostalgia, mixing the wide-eyed naïveté of Jonathan Richman with the cold-weather pop of Yo La Tengo and the fractured soundscapes of Galaxie 500. O …

Exclusive Album Stream: Tomorrow We Sail – The Shadows

Seeing Tomorrow We Sail live for the first time at Strangeforms Festival in 2015 was a revelatory experience. They create an incredibly powerful blend of post rock and folk music that is utterly spellbinding to watch. Needless to say we’ve been huge fa …

Exclusive Album Stream: The Oscillation – U.E.F.

We love The Oscillation. 2015’s Beyond The Mirror was one of our favourites of that year & we have been keenly following Demian Castellanos’ work ever since. Castellanos is an almost-mythical force in the London underground. Since 2006, u …

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