(((O))) Tag: Stephen Lee Clarke

Deerhoof – Mountain Moves

Mountain Moves is a veritable feast of adventurous delights, a smorgasbord of post pop/punk perfection that we all need in our lives. Album of the year in my most humblest of opinions.

Take Me Somewhere Nice

Back before the summer of 2014 we got the terrible news that one of our writers had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. However, the early prognosis was positive, some quick treatment and he should be back with us. Little did we realise then that it would turn in to a 14 month odyssey that would take Stephen to the brink physically and emotionally. In his own words, Stephen tells his story and how he used music as a crutch in the dark times.

Mogwai – Central Belters

Rather than review the record in a traditional sense we asked our writers to each contribute a short piece on what Mogwai mean to them persoanally. This caused a considerable degree of consternation in the camp and much discussion as to how on Earth you distill two decades of music in to a couple of paragraphs. This is what they had to say.

Interview: Yoseph Leigh Branton from Polymath

Math Rock trio Polymath recently blew our minds at the amazing Strangeforms festival in Leeds, and have just played a handful of dates around the UK. Bassist Yoseph Leigh Branton had a chat with us about what’s in store for the future. – By Stephen Lee Clarke.

Live: Strangeforms Festival. Wharf Chambers, Leeds. 19th & 20th April 2014

This Easter weekend just gone saw a merry half dozen of the E&D writers pack their bags & head to Leeds for the very first Strangeforms festival. We decided early on that it would be impossible to do a band by band review, so here are a few thoughts.

Silo – Work

A collection of discordant and distorted digital soundscapes that welcome you with open arms, as long as you have an open mind that’s ready to be rewarded. By Stephen Clarke

Hunter Ellis – The Healing Power Of Laughter

Thirteen floors of aural architecture that have been built carefully and purposefully to create a sonic structure of immense beauty and intrigue that stands proud and tall. by Stephen Lee Clarke.

Interview: Isaac Gale from Marijuana Deathsquads

Marijuana Deathsquads blew in to our lives earlier this year with their insane Oh My Sexy Lord album. Stephen lee Clarke grabbed some virtual interview time with Isaac Gale.

Jesus Christ – We Will Fight

At this moment, they haven’t yet nailed it. – By Stephen Lee Clarke

Interview: James from Pulled Apart By Horses

Pulled Apart By Horses have just announced dates for a UK tour and will debut new tracks from their upcoming album, the follow up to 2012’s ‘Tough Love’. James Brown took some time out to talk to us about what to expect. By Stephen Lee Clarke.

Fatalists – Unwelded

There’s plenty here for fans of all things noisy, angular and melodic, a mixed bag of sonic flavours that meld together. – By Stephen Lee Clarke

Dead Ranch – Antler Royal

A true statement for a tight-as-fuck, down-tuned colossus that will leave you with a huge grin on your face, and the fear of god in your eyes. – By Stephen Lee Clarke

Marijuana Deathsquads – Oh My Sexy Lord

It’s the breathtaking feeling of an adrenaline rush combined with electro-organic soundscapes warning you of an approaching apocalypse. By Stephen Lee Clarke

Echoes of the Past 24: Faith No More – Angel Dust

“Angel Dust… had me confused, scared, salivating, excited and everything else in between” – by Stephen Lee Clarke

Hejira – Prayer Before Birth

Each track has it’s own distinct individuality, yet they blend together effortlessly. There is much to keep the senses going throughout this 11 track orchestral art-rock beauty. By Stephen Lee Clarke

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