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The Boredom Tapes: DVNE

For the latest edition of The Boredom Tapes the boys from Edinburgh based progressive metalers DVNE have gone all out & given us a fascinating track by track analysis of their playlist.    Asheran by DVNE Stick these tunes in your ears …

Keeping Live Alive. . .

The power of live music can be one that is both communal and personal, sometimes at the same time. It is the breathing force of music and its tendrils reach way back before the existence of recorded sound. It is something to be cherished. . .

Keeping Live Alive. . .

Each and every live gig, good or bad, is a unique experience. It CAN’T be background music, because you are IN it as much as IT is in YOU. I miss the gig scene terribly, and I want it back.

Under The Influence With The Academy Of Sun

It smashed me into a thousand perturbed, titillated shards, scooped me up and reconstituted me down the road of Zorn, Tzadik, Kayo Dot, Secret Chiefs 3 – an unholy nexus of maverick compositional visionaries.

Under The Influence with Elisabeth Elektra

Glasgow’s Elisabeth Elektra has just released her debut album Mercurial last week; a rapturously received record absolutely chock full of uplifting electropop bangers, so we thought there was no better time to get her to share some of the music that ha …

Under the Influence with Bruecken

At the end of last year, Oldenburg-based instrumental post-rock band BRUECKEN released an incredible album titled Schall und Raum via Moment of Collapse Records. If you’ll recall, we had the pleasure of streaming the album ahead of its release last yea …

The Boredom Tapes: ROOKES

Regular readers will perhaps have come to the conclusion that we have become a Rookes stan account, and honestly there may be some truth in that! The North London songwriter / producer is certainly one of our favourite artists (and people) that we’ve d …

Under the Influence with The Echelon Effect

You might know David Walters from his wonderful solo project called The Echelon Effect. We’ve been following him for a while now and love his music. As a solo artist, he manages to build these incredibly vast and multi-layered soundscapes. His music so …

Britpop….An Irreverent Defence of the Indefensible

Perhaps the lasting legacy of Britpop, aside from its cultural impact which not only affected what was then called “indie music” but also pop music, and it’s not entirely invited political moments, is that it’s inclusive nature not only broke the gender divide but also brought together the disparate crowds.

The Boredom Tapes: Elisabeth Elektra

As we approach the end of the second month of lockdown, if you are anything like us you might be fraying at the seems a little bit. Well, thank god for music keeping us sane, that’s all we can say Our latest Boredom Tape comes from Glasgow’s Elisabeth …

The Boredom Tapes: Flies Are Spies From Hell

As we all adjust to the new normal we’ve been trying to find ways to fill the void of isolation. To that end, we’ve asked a bunch of bands & artists we know to compile playlists to combat the boredom. Our latest Boredom Tape comes from London based …

Under the Influence with Sunshine Boys

(photo credit: Peter Kuehl and band members (L-R): Freda Love Smith, Dag Juhlin, Jacqueline Schimmel) When I first heard the track ‘InfinityGirl’ I thought, R.E.M.? I had to check it out and I found out it was, in fact, a band called Sunshine Boys …

The Boredom Tapes: Burden Limbs

As we all adjust to the new normal we’ve been trying to find ways to fill the void of isolation. To that end, we’ve asked a bunch of bands & artists we know to compile playlists to combat the boredom. The second in our Boredom Tapes series comes fr …

The Boredom Tapes: Gazel

As we all adjust to the new normal we’ve been trying to find ways to fill the void of isolation. To that end, we’ve asked a bunch of bands & artists we know to compile playlists to combat the boredom. Our first Boredom Tape comes from the amazing G …

Under the Influence with Pure Reason Revolution

After nearly ten years, much-loved UK progressives Pure Reason Revolution have released a new album titled Eupnea (check out Geoff Topley’s great review of the album here.) The album was just released on April 3rd. The band describes the album’s sound …

Under the Influence with Perihelion

In early December of last year, Hungarian progressives/post-metal band Perihelion released their third full-length album Agg. One of our writers, Nik Prowse, reviewed the album and you can check it out here. I love the album for its emotive quality, so …

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