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.

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 …

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 …

Under the Influence with Biblical

Canada’s rocking riffers Biblical recently released their new album The City That Never Sleeps through the excellent Tee Pee Records.The City That Never Sleeps is a great mix of riffs, rock ‘n’ roll with added layers of psychedelia.  We …

Under the Influence with Nathan Sadd from Shrapnel

We asked lead guitarist Nathan Sadd from Norwich based thrashers Shrapnel to pick three releases which have influenced him as an extreme metal guitarist.

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. …

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.

Celtic Frost – The Reissues

The recent Celtic Frost reissues provide a great opportunity for our team of writers to shine a light on these artefacts, though never forgetting the story behind them. This is music people should hear, music that should inspire a new generation.

Under the Influence with Lucas Gadke from Völur

Canadian folk influenced ritual doom metal band Völur impressed us hugely earlier this year when they released Ancestors throught he excellent Prophecy Productions. Owen Coggins wrote “An all around excellent, focused and adventurous add …

Grateful Dead: A Primer For The Long Strange Trip

With the recent 50th Anniversary celebrations, a new documentary showing on Amazon Prime, and the remaining core of the band selling out arenas across the US, Grateful Dead’s stock has never been higher. The strangest of bands in that they are cultural cornerstones of the hippy movement, and form an integral part of musical history, they nonetheless remain a cult band.

Under the Influence with Victor Vicart from Dvne

Dvne guitarist and vocalist Victor Vicart tells us about the 3 albums that have influenced him hugely as a musician.

Echoes and Dust Guide to Mark Lanegan

Of course this list is incorrect. The following guide will probably do more to confuse new listeners and annoy longstanding fans alike.

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.

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.

Under The Influence with Gavin from Lush Purr

Lush Purr first came to our attention about 18 months ago when they featured on Song By Toad’s David Cameron’s Eton Mess compilation where Chad Murray described them as having “the muffled charm of The Beta Band with the staggered pop sensibilitie …


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