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Under the Influence with Jay Gambit from Executioner’s Mask

Offering a modern take on the classic blueprints set by Pornography-era The Cure, The Sisters Of Mercy and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Executioner’s Mask arrives at the darkest of times with its most haunting offering yet: the 11-song collection …

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 …

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 …

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