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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 …

Under the Influence with The Black Fever

Toronto’s melodic post-punk trio The Black Fever recently released their EP Unarticulated Wants on June 14th via Soundcloud. The band celebrates 10 years of being together this year and in those 10 years, their releases include three albums – Roma …

Under the Influence with Wreck & Reference

California experimental duo Wreck and Reference are set to release their fourth full-length album, Absolute Still Life, on July 19th via The Flenser. On this album, the duo reinvent their already unclassifiable blend of samples, haunting piano, vi …

Under the Influence with RIAH

Riah is a five-piece post-rock band from Bologna, Italy. Last November the band released their debut album Autumnalia via Fluttery Records in digital and CD format. They recently released in vinyl format via Drown within Records, Moment of Collaps …

Under The Influence with Pillars

(Photo courtesy of Wilson Raska) Following the release of Pillars’ first full length heavy opus Of Salt And Sea, they returned with the equally stunning and even more dynamic Cavum on A Thousand Arms/Dunk! earlier this year. After hearing of how p …

Under the Influence with Avalanche Party

North Yorkshire’s Avalanche Party dropped their frantic new single and video ‘7’ on June 7th, 2019. Unrelenting and bursting with immediacy, it’s a jagged-sliced aural glimpse into the five-pieces ferociously chaotic live performance and the first trac …

UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH KING HANNAH

Liverpool based, King Hannah have stormed the scene with an incredible debut track titled, ‘Crème Brûlée’, released on May 24th. This lo-fi, shoegaze quartet made up of Hannah Merrick (Vocalist, songwriter & rhythm guitarist), Craig Whittle (G …

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.

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