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Exclusive Track Premiere: Yvonne McDonnell – Mud

Hailing from East London, Yvonne McDonnell’s music has gone from strength to strength since she first started performing at university, with recent play on BBC 6 Music to add to her impressive catalogue of supporters. Her sound has developed over the y …

Acid Rooster – Acid Rooster

This is one of the best contemporary psych records I’ve heard, not just of this year but of any year. It is up there with the Gnods and White Hills of this world. Buy it and let it take you to special places.

Label Focus with Clément Dupuis of Dur et Doux

Dur et Doux is a collective of musicians, a label and a production structure that defends a singular vision of amplified music. Founded in 2008 and carried by thirty or so musicians forming around 15 bands, Dur et Doux praises the unusual, the creation …

Exclusive Video Premiere: ALTAS – Rattenkonig

Denver’s ALTAS share territory with post-rock bands such as Explosions in the Sky or Russian Circles but they refreshingly sidestep many of the typical genre tropes. Their compositions are carefully designed, the structures evolving engagingly and leav …

Exclusive EP Stream: Skyjelly – We Pull the Stars Over Our Heads Like Covers

Boston’s Skyjelly are back with a brand spanking new EP. Having first come across our radar a couple of years ago with their album Gost, described elsewhere on these pages as a “uniquely experimental, snow-shovelling, warm, fuzzy, hard to describe trea …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Gnoomes – Glasgow Coma State

Regular readers will know we are massive fans of Russia’s Gnoomes here at E&D. It’s rare to come across a band that genuinely sounds like no one else, when you do they should be treasured, and with their blend of off kilter electronica, propulsive …

Exclusive Video Premiere: My Octopus Mind – Welder

An experimental rock band hailing from Bristol, My Octopus Mind embody the creativity and idiosyncrasies of their hometown. Drawing from a wealth of influences as diverse as Jeff Buckley, Captain Beefheart, and The Mars Volta, this trio of musical virt …

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.

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