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Girls In Synthesis – Unmaking ‘The Spectacle’

…by fulfilling the Situationist’s ideal of disrupting the top down discourse of individualised dysfunctionality, breaking the spell of ‘the spectacle’ and deliberately creating environments of participation GIS may be one of the few bands that have come close to fulfilling punk’s potential.

Under the Influence with When Waves Collide

On October 15th, Paris based post-rock quartet When Waves Collide, released their debut EP titled EP I. The band is made up of Adrien Deurveilher (guitar) , Romain Fortané (guitar), Andrea Gallo (drums) and Timothée Valentini (bass). Adrien first start …

Under the Influence with Black Marble

(Photo by Ashley Leahy) On October 25th, LA-based synth-pop artist Black Marble (Chris Stewart) released his third album titled Bigger Than Life via Sacred Bones Records. After a cross country move from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, he wrote …

Under the Influence with Lisa Bella Donna

At the time I started corresponding with multi-instrumentalist, composer, modular synthesist, and clinician Lisa Bella Donna, she was preparing for the release of the album Destinations. That album was released on October 1st. Since that time she has r …

Under the Influence with Petbrick

(Photo by Nick Pancorvo) On October 25th, Petbrick released their debut album I via Rocket Recordings/Closed Casket Activities. The album is made up of ten tracks and on a few of those tracks, you’ll find guest vocals provided by Dylan Walker (Ful …

Under the Influence with Jon Meyer

On October 23rd, Dallas based composer and director Jon Meyer released the album titled Paper Trail. It is a “9 song modern classical/cinematic music and film project from Jon Meyer. The 4 part film series tells the story of a lost boy and the family t …

Under the Influence with Velf

(Photo by Roxolana Krywonos and Sae Heum Han) On October 25th, sound designer/composer Valeria Zaklinskaya, aka Velf, released her new album titled in a sense via Orange Milk Records. The album is “Inspired by fever dreams, in a sense explores the …

Under the Influence with Sorxe

Phoenix’s experimental sludge/post-metal band, Sorxe, rely heavy on improvisation, pulling ideas from an eclectic well of inspiration ranging from Neurosis, Swans, Melvins and Pink Floyd. They recently released their album The Ark Burner, which is avai …

Under the Influence with EchoKnot

(EchoKnot (Joe Barron-Cowie (Left) and Scott Kennedy (Right)) Photo by Scott Kennedy) EchoKnot are an instrumental/post-rock duo based in New Zealand and is made up of Scott Kennedy and Joe Barron-Cowie. In June of this year, they released their d …

Under the Influence with Some Bodies

(Photo by Nathan Maclaren-Stewert)On November 8th, Bristol five-piece Some Bodies will release their debut album Sunscreen via Funnel Music. “The album pulls in sounds from every corner of rock history, from the dulcet lo-fi harmonies of The Beach Boys …

Under the Influence with Gravves

On October 16th, North Wales noisy-alternative-punks three-piece GRAVVES released a split EP with duo DEH-YEY via Restless Bear Records. Each band contributed two punchy, dirty, awesomely in your face tracks to the EP. A great listen from start to …

Under the Influence with Naut

Bristol’s gothic post-punk outfit NAUT are set to release a new EP titled Semele on November 8th. The album was mastered by Orgone Studios and the title track features a guest solo from Henrik Palm (In Solitude, Ghost), which is now up for preview …

Under the Influence with Doug Wieselman

New York City’s multi-reedist Doug Wieselman releases his debut solo album today titled From Water via Figureight Records. Using the distinct sound of the clarinet, he weaves its sound in and out using recorded loops, like waves softly lapping the shor …

Under the Influence with Sterbus

Sterbus is the pseudonimo for Emanuele Sterbini and Dominique D’Avanzo, who though hailing from Rome have been making something of a splash in the UK experimental scene. Well, mostly the Cardiacs/Tim Smith and affectionate friends scene. And if that wa …

Under the Influence with Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something

(Photo by Suzi Corker)UK psych/glam rock trio Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something released their debut album Oh Really, What’s That Then? on October 18th via Trapped Animal Records & Cargo Records. The album was recorded over a year at “South Lo …

Under the Influence with Pijn & blanket

On October 18th, UK based quartet, blanket, will embark on a UK tour in support of their debut full-length album How To Let Go, which has recently been followed up with a video for the track ‘Turn Ourselves To Stone’. Joining them on tour will be their …

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