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Under the Influence with Pothamus

Raya is the debut album by sludge/post-rock band Pothamus, which is a 50-minutes long concept album focusing on a band that is searching for their own stories. “Respecting the intangible, we puzzled existing myths and ideas until new meanings emerged”, …

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 …

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 …

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