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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 …

Video Premiere: YAGOW – Time To Get Rid Of It

YAGOW are a German three piece playing spaced out Krautrock but with elements of shoegaze and doom thrown in for good measure, the end result being something akin to a heavier Spacemen 3 in places; it’s seriously good stuff. Their self-titled debut alb …

Exclusive Album Stream: Zolle – Infesta

Following on from yesterday’s premiere of the video for ‘Magnum’ we now have a stream of Zolle’s full album for your listening pleasure. A couple of years on from their 2nd album, Porkestra, they are back with a third installment. Infest …

Video Exclusive: Zolle – Magnum

We first crossed paths with Zolle back in 2013 when Phil Johnston described their self titled debut album as “instrumental in delivery but with zero pretentiousness or poe faced introspection. Zolle aren’t re-writing musical history here or breaking do …

Under The Influence with Massimo Pupillo from Zu

For those unaware of Zu (and what have you been doing with yourselves, frankly?), they are signed to Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings and are an avant garde jazz/noise/mathcore trio who are just as comfortable in face-melting free-jazz hardcore as they are in drawn out experimental doom. It’s every type of heaviness under the sun, but with jazz saxophone solos. We asked bassist Massimo to pick 3 influential albums & unsurprisingly he came up with some fascinating choices.

Exclusive Track Stream: Driven By Machines – Wake Up, You’re Alive!

Chad Murray’s Driven By Machines project returns with ‘Wake Up, You’re Alive!’ (a quote from The Simpsons episode One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish, Blow Fish, natch), the first track from the new EP;  ‘A Stillness That Moves’. The EP marks the first …

Forest Swords – Compassion

Compassion is simply magnificent, already a firm favourite to be my album of the year with not a dull moment or wasted second.

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