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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 …

20 Times Around The Sun with Rocket Recordings

As they celebrate their 20th orbit around the sun with a three night extravaganza at The Garage featuring more or less all of the great bands on their stellar roster, Dan caught up with Chris and John to talk about the label’s past, present and future.

Exclusive Video Stream: Halo Tora – Always The Last To Know

Progressive rock five-piece, Halo Tora have released the lead single, ‘Always The Last To Know, taken from their new, 6-track album, ‘Man Of Stone: First Chapter’, the first release of a 2-part series, set for release on April 6th 2018; pre-order the a …

Exclusive Video Premiere: BIINDS – It is I (Devil’s Night KVK Remix)

We’ve been huge fans of BIINDS for some time now so we’re always excited when new material from them lands. Next week they are releasing a new single in the shape of this remix by Klaas von Karlos of their 2017 track ‘It Is I’.  “The title of …

Exclusive Track Stream: Wild Cat Strike – Graves

We’ve been keeping a weather eye on Brighton’s Wild Cat Strike since we heard their last single, ‘Horses’, back in the autumn of 2017. Combining postrock soundscapes, elements of folk and emoish vocals, they make a lovely noise indeed. New single ‘Grav …

Exclusive Album Stream: Dreamweapon – SOL

Taking their name from the 1990 Spacemen 3 live album (Dreamweapon: An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music’) and the work of ‘Dream Music’ visionary La Monte Young, Porto outfit Dreamweapon are the perfect embodiment of the timeless, minimal-is-maximal …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Scraps of Tape – Experiments in Shame

‘Experiments In Shame’ is old school Scraps of Tape. A mainly instrumental track that harkens back to the bands earlier days, where the music leads the way and the musicians are mere passengers, trying to keep up. Guitars weave in and out of each other …

Under The Influence with VLMV

Post rock ‘super duo’ VLMV (formerly ALMA, still pronounced ALMA), Pete Lambrou of Monster Build Mean Robots & Nice Weather For Airstrikes Records and Ciaran Morahan from Codes In The Clouds, have just announced the release of their secon …

Firesuite – Outlive Your Body

They say “always leave them wanting more” and Firesuite have certainly done that with Outlive Your Body. But there will be no more and that is sad yet somehow it is also uplifting for they have created their magnum opus, they have fulfilled their potential and have left the world of music a better place than it was when they started and who can not see the joy in that?

Exclusive Track Stream: The Sun Burns Bright – Home Is Not A Place, It’s A Person

The Sun Burns Bright is the alter ego of Chris Garr, a one man post rock project from Birmingham, UK. His debut album, Through Dusk, Came The Light is released on January 23rd through Bandcamp; an 8 track affair of shimmering cleans, huge vol …

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