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Exclusive Video: Samoans – Broken Hands

‘Broken Hands’ is the latest track to be released from Samoans’ forthcoming second album Laika and it’s a song that’s expansive as ever, fully demonstrating the band’s wealth of influences, which range from Radiohead to Nine Inch Nails to Mogwai a …

Exclusive Album Stream: UpCDownC – I. Awake

We’ve been banging on about UpCDownC’s new album, I, Awake, for a while now to anyone that would listen. It’s a behemoth of a record, smashing together the soaring majesty of post rock with the bowelshaking intensity of doom resulting in an experience …

Exclusive Track Stream: NYOS – La Playa

NYOS are a noisy instrumental duo based in Jyvaskyla, Finland. The band formed in 2014 and have touring constantly since mid 2015, taking their (literal) wall of noise out to more than 120 gigs in over 20 countries! The band’s sound is a loop-driv …

Under The Influence with UpCDownC

We’ve been massive fans of UpCDownC here at E&D for over a decade and have followed their transformation from post rock legends to progressive doom behemoth with great interest. Their awesome new album, I, Awake, is released on September 22nd. …

Exclusive Album Stream: Astrïd & Rachel Grimes – Through the Sparkle

We’ve been fans of the work of Rachel Grimes, both solo and with the band Rachel’s, here at E&D Towers for many, many years so when we heard she was making an album with French ensemble Astrid we got very excited. It does not disappoint. The album …

Under The Influence with Big | Brave

Ahead of the release of new album Ardor, we asked Robin, Mathieu & Louis from Big Brave to pick the three albums that inspired them to make such densely fascinating music.

Video Premiere: Espher – Orchid

Espher is the nom de plume of Manchester based producer Ben Pearson and his debut album Ultraviolet was released on limited run of 25 Cassettes via Ramber Records (goo.gl/ZbBaXU) last month. He makes beautifully chilled, liquid electroni …

Video Premiere: Thomas Ragsdale – The Hagg

It’s no secret that we’ve been fans of worriedaboutsatan and all of their many aliases for years now here at E&D Towers, so we were super excited when they got in touch about their latest project, a two track release featuring a contribution each f …

Exclusive Track Premiere: The Diaphanoids – Jesus’ Son

A month or so back we brought you the first single and title track from Italian cosmic rockers The Diaphanoids’ new album Blessed Poisons, released 8th August, via People In The Sky, and now a few days before it’s release we have another slab of b …

Video Premiere: Kusanagi – Repeat|Static|Movement

Instrumental Rock band Kusanagi premiere their new video for Repeat|Static|Movement. The track is taken from their forthcoming album AEON which will be released on the 20th of October via physical CD, digital download and on all main streaming services …

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Oscillation – Evil In The Tree

Following on from our recent premiere of The Oscillation’s fantastic new single, ‘Evil In The Tree’, we now have the first look at the brand new video for the track.  The single is out on August 11th through Wrong Way Records and through …

Video Stream: The Poison Arrows – No Known Note (Part II)

The Poison Arrows, a three-piece band from Chicago comprised of bassist Patrick Morris (ex Don Caballero), drummer Adam Reach, and guitarist, vocalist Justin Sinkovich (ex Atombombpocketknife, Thumbnail) appeared on o …

Exclusive Album Premiere: I/O – Anyone, Anywhere

We first came across I/O back in 2014 when we covered their debut album Saudade, which our writer Willie Cross describes as “an extraordinary, cohesive collection of songs”. Three years on and they are back with their follow up to that record, …

Video Premiere: Thot – Odra

Following on from the epic video for ‘ICAUNA’ that we shared with you last month, Belgian band THOT continues unveiling its upcoming album FLEUVE with ‘ODRA’ & a dark and submersible music video directed by the French artist Arthur Shelto …

Exclusive Album Stream: Row Of Ashes – Let The Long Night Fade

This debut collection of songs share a tense atmosphere which all vary dramatically in dynamics. Owing as much to a Phil Spectre-style wall of undulating, apocalyptic-noise channelled through stack amps, as to the emotional honesty of T.S. Eliot’s Wast …

Exclusive Track Stream: The Diaphanoids – Blessed Poisons

The Diaphanoids are an outstanding cosmic psych band from Italy, their 2014 album LSME got some heavy rotation on the E&D hifi a few years back, and they have now returned with their sleazy, iconic brand of psychallucisergic rock, with new album Bl …

Exclusive Track Stream: The Oscillation – Evil In The Tree

We love The Oscillation here at E&D, their last album Beyond The Mirror was one of our favourite records of 2015, so we are very excited that they are back with this cracking slice of woozy psych.  From the outset of “Evil in the Tre …

Video Premiere: THOT – Icauna

‘ICAUNA’ is the first chapter from Belgian outfit THOT’s highly anticipated new record, FLEUVE. ICAUNA is the Latin name of l’Yonne, the river that runs through the region of France where THOT’s mastermind, Grégoire Fray, was born. In this track, …

Dialects Tour Diary

We’ve been fans of Dialects for ages now and were lucky enough to catch them at this year’s Strangeforms Festival in Leeds where, for this observer at least, they played one of the standout sets of the weekend. That show was the last night of their first tour for a while so we got Conor from the band to give us a few thoughts from the road.

Only Echoes Remain

Only Echoes Remain grabbed our attention last year when we caught their second ever gig and were impressed at how fully formed they sounded for such an early stage in their journey. Now they are on the cusp of releasing their debut album, The Exigent, so we sat down with Arran, Craig and Simon for a chat about their whistle-stop year.

Video Premiere: Hey Colossus – Potions

Photo by Julie R Kane “When a band changes direction musically it can very often be a moment where they either collapse, or it becomes a defining moment in their history. Not that Hey Colossus ever stray too far away from their original ethos, yet over …

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