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Echoes Of The Past: Shades Records

In the decade where Heavy Metal went global, situated in the centre of London was arguably the greatest ever record shop – Shades.

Under the Influence with Mourning Routine

(Photo credit: Olivia Sher)Worcester, Massachusetts’ Mourning Routine is the solo project of Lucas Kamal. In December of last year he released a single titled ‘Too Much’ from his forthcoming EP, Hello, From Earth. “‘Too Much’ is a poignant and powerful …

Under the Influence with Logan Nelson

Composers are geniuses. They are masters in their craft creating works of sound art that stimulate the synapses on all levels. Using an idea, a theme, an emotion, composers build layers of beautiful sound to reflect the moment at hand or those that wil …

Under the Influence with Affet Robot

Affet Robot (meaning Forgive Robot) is an Istanbul-based dark-synth project. “The dark-synth pop project gathers his influences from the obscure side of the 80’s. Analog synthsizers, drum machines, reverbed vocals and chorus laden 80’s iconic guitars a …

Under the Influence with floss

On March 13th, UK alternative singer-songwriter floss released her debut single titled ‘Kings & Queens’. floss has created a cinematic, ethereal and dramatic sound, which underpins the lyrics that are about a relationship between two individuals. A …

Under the Influence with Alexis Castrogiovanni

Cellist Alexis Castrogiovanni emerged from years of classical training to create pared-down, emotional musical landscapes with a wide range of elements, from classical and folk, to trip-hop and punk. Her vulnerable vocal delivery and poetic lyrics expl …

Under the Influence with Stimmerman

The latest release by Brooklyn-based artist Stimmerman (a.k.a. Eva Lawitts) is an eclectic mix of some of the best genres out there including experimental, prog, punk, post-punk, jazz, grunge etc. The album is titled Goofballs and includes collaboratio …

Under the Influence with Bernhard Schimpelsberger

Austrian composer Bernhard Schimpelsberger recently released a haunting masterpiece titled Glansvit [official soundtrack] via Phantom Limb’s new soundtrack imprint Geist im Kino [Eng: ghost in the cinema]. It is a score composed for the Swedish ballet …

Under the Influence with Sejd

Sejd is an experimental, instrumental, post-rock band from Malmö, Sweden. They recently released a single titled ‘Stella’. The story behind how ‘Stella’ came to fruition is a pretty cool one. The band explains, “This tune is a bit special to us. Sejd s …

Under the Influence with Inwards

Worcestershire-based electronic musician Inwards, also known as Kristian Shelley, is set to release a new EP titled Bright Serpent via Small Pond Recordings on April 10th. It’s an “introspective collection of psychedelic modular synth led experimentati …

Under the Influence with Brian Bradley

Brian Bradley is a Minnesota-based indie-electronic musician and visual artist. On March 5th, he released a new EP titled Nocturnes via BonFire Records. It’s a beautifully melodic piano-based EP that calms and hits right in the feels. A much needed lis …

Under the Influence with Sex Cells

London-based duo SEX CELLS, made up of Matt Kilda and Willow Vincent, released their new album That’s Life on March 13th via Pretty Ugly Records. The duo “formed in a rehearsal studio in Peckham in late 2015. Armed with just a drum kit and synthesiser, …

Under the Influence with Maud the Moth

In today’s Under the Influence piece, we not only feature an incredible artist and her album influences but also premiere a track from her upcoming album Orphnē titled ‘As above, so below’. The Madrid-born, now Edinburgh-based pianist, singer and songw …

Under the Influence with Kazuya Nagaya

I was first introduced to Japanese percussionist and ambient producer Kazuya Nagaya’s latest release Dream Interpretation (SCI+TEC) in October of last year. We premiered the video stream for the track titled ‘Mother Wading in the River’. I wrote t …

Under the Influence with Guillaume Colin from WuW

WuW is the creative outpouring of two brothers, Benjamin and Guillaume Colin, both classically trained percussionists and veterans of the Paris music scene. Having played in jazz ensembles, classical contemporary orchestras, world-music troupes and alo …

Under the Influence with Niklas Paschburg

On February 28th, Hamburg-based producer and composer Niklas Paschburg released his second album titled Svalbard via 7K! Records. (If you didn’t know, Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago situated between mainland Norway and the North Pole.)  The a …

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