(((O))) Category: Features

David Berman 1967 – 2019

The death of David Berman at the age of 52 leaves a legacy of being one of the finest songwriters of his generation.

Under the Influence with Pencey Sloe

(Photo credit: Lou Beauchard)Paris based shoegaze/dream pop trio Pencey Sloe are set to release their debut album Don’t Believe, Watch Out via Prophecy Productions on September 27th. The band is made up of guitarist, singer and main composer Diane …

Under the Influence with Rise Twain

InsideOutMusic recently announced the signing of Philadelphia-based duo Rise Twain to the label, for the release of their self-titled debut album on the 6th September 2019. The union of Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of …

Under the Influence with Floating Spectrum

(Photo by Victor Luque)Floating Spectrum is the moniker for Taiwan-born, Berlin-based ambient electronic composer and audio technologist, Mei-Fang Liau. On September 20th, she is set to release her debut album titled, A Point Between via Temporary …

Under the Influence with Wizard Rifle

On August 30th Portland noisy metal duo Wizard Rifle are set to release their self-titled album via Svart Records.  On May 17th they released a track from the upcoming album titled ‘Rocket to Hell’. It’s an intensly spectacular track that bla …

Under the Influence with Acres

UK based quartet Acres are set to release their full-length album titled, Lonely World, on August 9th via A Wolf At Your Door Records. With this release, the band stays true to their roots and continue to deliver emotionally-charged anthems that r …

Under the Influence with Smoke Fairies

London dream-pop duo Smoke Fairies are set to release their first album since 2014. They are currently putting the finishing touches to the new album but have recently released a video showcasing one of the tracks off the new album. The track is titled …

Under the Influence with jade imagine

jade imagine are an Australian band who have just released their debut album Basic Love via Marathon Artists & Courtney Barnett’s Milk! Records on August 2nd. The band are known for its synth-wave, bleak-pop and art-rock sounds and this a …

Under the Influence with Ed Carlsen

Multi-instrumentalist Ed Carlsen started out as a professionally trained guitarist and a few years ago turned his attention to the piano. Marrying his skills on the guitar with his new found skills on the piano, he creates these wonderful ambient …

Festival Preview: Green Man Festival 2019

There’s a welsh word – Hiraeth – which roughly translates as ‘the longing to be somewhere’. It captures my feelings about Green Man perfectly.

Under the Influence with MMMΔ

If you don’t already know, MMMΔ are a dark chamber drone duo from Greece. They are set to release their 11th album on September 13th via Antifrost Records. The new album is titled EGOISMO and they recently released a preview track from that album title …

Under the Influence with NKOS

Dispersed throughout Europe, four artists came together to form the band now known as NKOS. The band initally started out as a studio-based project and later evolved into a full band. They recently signed to Beatbuzz Records and released their debut si …

Under the Influence with Black Doldrums

London based psychedelic/shoegaze power-duo Black Doldrums are set to release a new EP titled She Divine on August 3rd via Club AC30. On this EP they’ve once again captured their raw, untamed energy with the help of producer Pat Collier  …

Under the Influence with CULTDREAMS

Brighton duo, Cultdreams (formerly Kamikaze Girls) are set to release their second album on August 16th titled Things That Hurt via Big Scary Monsters Records. The album is made up of ten incredible tracks each filled with incredible instrumentati …

Under the Influence with Hugar

Hugar is the Icelandic duo of Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson, two composers and multi-instrumentalists. If Bergur’s name rings a bell, it’s because he is also the musical director for Bjork. They’ve also collaborated with fellow Icelanders Jóha …

Under the Influence with Fighting Kites

London quartet Fighting Kites have recently released an anthology and not just your usual sort of anthology. Mustard After Dinner is a free/pwyw anthology of non-album material dating between 2006-2012 and relased via Audio Antihero / Old Money Re …

Under the Influence with Catacomb Saints

Catacomb Saints is a duo of songwriter Neil Holyoak and synth artist Devon Beggs. On their Bandcamp bio and Facebook ‘About’ section it states “elevator music for the end of the world”. After listening to their debut  EP Cruel as the Grave …

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH FRAUDS

On July 5th, South London duo Frauds released a new single titled, ‘Putin’s Day Off’. The live favourite is the latest in a string of single releases that follow their well-received 2017 debut album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice, an epic ama …

Under the Influence with False

Minneapolis black metal band False will release their most pivotal and monumental record of their career on July 12th on all formats via Gilead Media.In the past, False would not participate in interviews and remained anonymous – but tha …

Under the Influence with Message to Bears

In late June we premiered the track ‘All We Said’ from Message to Bears’ upcoming album, Constants which is set to release on July 19th. It is Jerome Alexander’s 5th studio album which was written while he was back in his home town of Bristol with …

Under the Influence with The Meeting Places

Los Angeles based noise-pop/shoegaze band The Meeting Places have been together since 2001 creating some incredible music. On May 24th they released, You and I on cd/digital formats via Saint Marie Records. On July 26th, they are set to release th …

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