(((O))) Category: Features

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH THE QUIET TEMPLE

The Quiet Temple are set to release their self-titled debut album on Friday, July 5th via Wichita Recordings in North America & Point Of Departure Record Co in Europe/Rest Of The World. This UK based musical collective put together by Rich Machin a …

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH EYES TO ARGUS

(Photo by White Noise) Based in Malta, Eyes to Argus go by the genre of experimental post-rock (nothing else seems to fit). ‘Microcosm’ is the band’s latest single and their first production-level music video. The song is inspired by themes of megaloma …

Roky Erickson, Musical Demon with the Two-Headed Brain

Roky Erickson died this weekend in Austin at the age of 71, having created some of the most urgent, influential and truly psychedelic music of the 20th Century. But the traditional tale of hippie acid casualty whose light burned brightly but briefly, tells only half the story.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH noid

Surrealist rockers, noid, formed in Kanazawa, Japan, have returned with a new single and video entitled, ‘paradiselost’. It was released on May 17th via &Records (Japan) & Trapped Animal Records & Cargo Records (ROW). The video for this new …

Music and Resistance: Girls In Synthesis

Often musical form can perpetuate the cultural hegemony of a dominant ideology but it is also true that music can disrupt and challenge that hegemonic representation of society, be an artform that gives dissident expression to the lived experience of a community/class.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH FLYING HÓRSES

Canadian composer, Flying Hórses, released her sophomore album, Reverie, via Bonsound on February 22nd, 2019. The album is an emotional one and although this is a heartbreak record for multi-instrumentalist, Jade Bergeron, it still allows the listener …

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 …

Festival Preview: Roadburn Festival 2019

Dear Roadburn fans, I apologise for leaving this preview way too late. But what can I say? I suppose life got in the way. As the festival has long sold out, I decided to at least share some of the names with you, names of bands and artists I am definit …

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 …

Under the Influence with Port Noir

Swedish alternative rockers Port Noir recently announced the release of their new album, The New Routine on the 10th May, their first for InsideOut Music and the beginning of a new sound for the band. The new album sees the trio blending old-schoo …

Under the Influence with Sigils

New York based doom band Sigils released their debut album You Built the Altar, You Lit the Leaves last week, which Geoff Topley described as a very accomplished album that ensures the primal, raw, heavy tones of doom metal are present, but manage …

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 …

Echo Chamber: New Frontiers

Toni Martone of Wasted State Records gives his latest opinion on the Internet’s knock-on effect on the music industry.

Echo Chamber: ArcTangent and the Accidental Death of Math Rock

One thing I want to be clear on from the very start is that this is most definitely NOT a piece that aims to be critical of Arctangent. We love those guys and we are in absolute admiration for what they have achieved over the last 6 or 7 years. This is …

Under the Influence with Antre

Antre will release their debut album, Void, via Withered Hand Records on February 22nd, 2019. The black metal 5-piece band from Nottingham, UK take their name from the old English word for cave or cavern and self-recorded the tracks …

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 …

Under The Influence with Jo Quail

To say that cellist and composer, Jo Quail, has had an amazing 2018 is nothing short of an understatement. With the UK leg of her sell-out tour with Myrkur starting next week, we thought it an ideal time to ask Jo to write about three albums that have been huge influences on her playing and composition.

Under the Influence with Max Watt from Parasitic Twins

Ripping a page from the Killing Joke school of lo-fi noise, then setting it on fire via the way of Today Is The Day and Godflesh, Hull’s scariest kids, Parasitic Twins unleashed their debut EP; the furious All That’s Left To Do Now Is Sleep With E …

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.

Strong Hearts: The Battle to Save Strongroom Studios

“Strongroom isn’t just a business. It’s an ecosystem.” Mari Rank​ takes an in depth look at the existential threat posed to one of London’s most loved creative spaces.

Under the Influence with Andy Tillison from The Tangent

The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, released their 10th studio album Proxy on November 16th, 2018 through InsideOut Music. Recorded during the band’s tour with Karmakanic in 2017/18, which saw them with more chances than …

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