(((O))) Category: Features

Under the Influence with Adam Holt from Hair of the Dog

Edinburgh based heavy rockers Hair of the Dog are coming back to Roadburn Festival again this year, playing at the Cul de Sac, which is the ideal venue for their brand of catchy and sweaty rock, which is full of melodies, hooks and riffs. In 2016 …

Under the Influence with The Atlas Moth

Last Friday February 9th, The Atlas Moth released their new album Coma Noir, which is their first release for LA indie metal, Prosthetic Records, it’s the first to feature Mike Miczek (Broken Hope) on drums and their longtime friend Sanf …

Under the Influence with Fathers

Fathers is Oscar Ross (vocals), Eddie Maestas and Zach Amster (guitar), Mhyk Monroe (bass), and Ryan DeWitt (drums). Drawing from influences such as Whores and ISIS, the Denver-based band’s debut LP puts forth loud music that serves as a call to arms a …

Under The Influence with VLMV

Post rock ‘super duo’ VLMV (formerly ALMA, still pronounced ALMA), Pete Lambrou of Monster Build Mean Robots & Nice Weather For Airstrikes Records and Ciaran Morahan from Codes In The Clouds, have just announced the release of their secon …

Earth 2: Special Quarter Century Version

Twenty-five years ago, on the 3rd of February 1993, Seattle-based band Earth released their first full-length record, ‘Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version’. The ultra-extreme yet weirdly ambient, intensely embodied but marginal and fragmented subgenre of drone metal was born.

Under The Influence with FORT

FORT are an achingly new post rock band from South Wales who recently sent us their debut EP. As it turns out, it’s great. Coming in at the chunkier, mathier end of the post rock spectrum it lays down a marker announcing that they are a band to keep an eye on. Given this impressive introduction, we wanted to know what made them tick so got the band to pick the three records that have most influenced them.

Under The Influence with Chrissie Caulfield

With CSMA having just released a new album, possibly their most accessible (although I use that word advisedly!) yet we thought it would be a great time to get Chrissie to talk about some of the albums that have influenced her.

Under the Influence with Ghold

Ghold recently released their new album ‘Stoic’ and they are now officially a trio. So enough reason to ask the band about the records that have influenced them the most.

Under The Influence with Peter Broderick

In the wake of the release of Peter Broderick’s new album, looking back at 10 years of work, we thought it would be a good time to probe his influences.

Under the Influence with Rekti from Mooner

Although they’re relatively unknown outside of their native Indonesia, Mooner are something of a supergroup on home soil. The band feature members of The Slave, The SIGIT, Sigmun, and Sarasvati – all well established acts, commanding huge aud …

Under The Influence: The Pink Diamond Revue

The Pink Diamond Revue are a three piece project from outer-space via Reading, they create a truly unique mixture of heady electro and vintage blues.  PDR combine beats from today with riffs, samples and vocal harmonies from the 50’s and 60’s. Fea …

Under the Influence with Virginia Monti from Psychedelic Witchcraft

We asked Virginia Monti from Italy’s occult doom band Psychedelic Witchcraft about the 3 records that have influenced her the most as a musician and song writer.

Under The Influence with Guy Andrews

Guy Andrews is a London based musician known for creating dark, atmospheric music by combining an array of influences from post-rock, techno and electronica to create expansive cinematic masterpieces. His new album released in September, Tåke, is a bro …

Under the Influence with Scott Crouse from SECT

SECT guitarist Scott Crouse selects 3 records which have influenced him the most as a musician. Check out their new album ‘No Cure For Death’, which is released on November 24th through Southern Lord.

Under the Influence with William Robertson from Disposable

We asked William Robertson from Edinburgh based thrash metal band Disposable about the 3 albums that have influenced him the most.

Under the Influence with Paul Kenney from Kroh

We asked Paul Kenney from Birmingham doomsters Kroh about the 3 albums that have influenced him the most as a guitarist and musician. Read on for a very interesting and mixed selection…

Echoes of the Past: GNOD – Ingnodwetrust

This isn’t about punishment, it’s nourishment for the head and heart, and Gnod have had plenty to feed us since.

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.

Echoes Of The Past: Monoliths and (One) Dimension: Enslaved’s Yggdrasill demo

This album is not just interesting as an historical document or a great example of lo-fi black metal, but it can and should also be appreciated as a philosophical statement – even if Enslaved did not intend it as such.

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 …

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.

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