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Under The Influence with Reformat

Ever wondered what Vangelis jamming with 65daysofstatic would sound like? Yeah, nor had we until this track from Reformat dropped in our inbox but we know now and it’s absolutely fantastic. Our interest sufficiently piqued, we asked Luke Pajak from the band to pick the three records that had the greatest influence on their musical direction.

Video Premiere: in violet – ceramic

in violet’s amber came out a year ago today. To mark the occasion, we are sharing this brand new video for ‘ceramic’ and the album is a pay what you like download all weekend from their Bandcamp page. This visual feast of a video was created by the fol …

Album Premiere: Kusanagi – Aeon

We are hugely excited to bring you an early listen to the brand new album from Liverpool’s instrumental rockers Kusanagi. which will be released on the 20th of October via physical CD, digital download and on all main streaming services. Pre-order …

Under The Influence With Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain are a fresh garage rock trio rising from Leeds featuring a handful of Leeds rockers including lead Lins Wilson of Grammatics, Tom Hudson of Pulled Apart By Horses, and Nestor Matthews of Menace Beach.  They have just released their …

Video Premiere: Korto – Hot Rock

Korto make fantastic, high energy shoegaze, landing somewhere between the swagger of Swervedriver and some of Ride’s more frenetic moments. The video for new single  is a trippy analog journey into the labyrinthine Seoul subway. Just like str …

Video Premiere: Thumpermonkey – Garmonbozia

Alt-prog-rock oddballs Thumpermonkey are back with their new EP Electricity (Rockosmos, Oct 13). A fantastic four-song collection that is incredible hard to pigeonhole, and utterly progressive in its own way. A bit Haken, a bit Radiohead, grungy, Faith …

Video Premiere: HiOR CHRONIK – Whispers On The Surface Of The Lake

This landed in our inbox a few days ago and instantly blew us away; absolutely gorgeous neo-classical in a similar vein to Olafur Arnalds, Federico Albanese or A Winged Victory For The Sullen, and we just had to share it with you. Taken from their albu …

Echoes Of The Past: Hookworms – The Hum

When The Hum ends, with the triumphant ‘Retreat’, you realise that you have been taken on a brilliant journey, one which could have become bogged down in overproduced haze, or mired in sludgy retro-fetishist dad-rock tropes. The genius of The Hum lies in Hookworms ability to walk this tightrope in order to produce some of the most thrilling and nuanced guitar music any band in the UK has recorded to tape.

Under The Influence with Candice Gordon

Candice Gordon caught our attention with her recently released album, Garden Of Beasts. A rich collection of darkly gothic songs sounding something like Siouxsie Sioux singing with The Bad Seeds. Our interest firmly piqued, we asked Candice to pic …

Gig Preview: Punk 4 The Homeless – 4th Nov. Gringos, Prince of Wales Road, Norwich

Tim Forster previews next month’s Punk 4 The Homeless benefit gig in Norwich.

Video Premiere: Shipwrecks – Monument

Shipwrecks are a band from Cologne, Germany, who make soaring, epic post rock  in a similar vein to This Will Destroy You, Jakob and the like. Their self titled debut album is out on November 10th, through Bandcamp and other outlets …

Video Premiere: SAVAK – I Left America

New York’s SAVAK are proud to announce the self-directed video for “I Left America” from the album Cut-Ups (Ernest Jenning Record Co.). Utilizing clips from nearly 50 films of late-19th and early-20th century documentation of immigr …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Ubiquity – Hopes

‘Hopes’ is taken from Ubiquity’s second album Forever/Denied, released October 29th through Third I Rex, which marks a completely different approach for the band to extreme music. Contaminated and deranged by more influences than previously displa …

Under The Influence with Balmorhea

“In the writing and demoing process for Clear Language, we listened to a wide array of different genres and eras of music separately throughout our days of thinking and dreaming about what we wanted this album to be. Our last full-length (2012’s Strang …

Exclusive Video: BIINDS – Un (Kin)

Photo by Rainer Fahrion “Un (Kin)” is taken from BIINDS’ EP Bloodlines On Ancient Skin. The song is about dealing with serious family issues and it addresses a family member directly. The video was shot on 8mm and digital footage that was mangled and m …

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.

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