Articles by Benjamin Bland
Benjamin Bland gives his thoughts on this year’s Roadburn Festival edition, in the first part of our Roadburn coverage.
Benjamin Bland gives the Roadburn festivalgoer seven tips which hopefully enables you to have the best Roadburn possible.
Are Hey Colossus the best live guitar band in Britain right now? You’d be brave to argue otherwise… – by Benjamin Bland
“… as gloomy as the album’s predominantly black cover suggests” ~ by Benjamin Bland
Ahead of the release of Boris’s new album Noise, Benjamin Bland meets one of the most enigmatic groups in the rock underground…
“Disorientating more than disarming, Köner’s status as one of the world’s top current sound artists made him the perfect choice to close such an esoteric festival, one that I hope much returns to London in 2015.” – Benjamin Bland
Nick Gill (of The Monroe Transfer, Fireworks Night and more) enlightens us on his music-making processes…
“…a seamless collation of Deathprod’s icy dark ambience with retro electronic aural sculpting” – by Benjamin Bland
“In the lowest of low fidelity, Les Rallizes Denudes ask: fidelity to what?” – Owen Coggins on the mysterious musical forms of the cult Japanese legends…
Benjamin Bland looks forward to Easter’s premier live music weekend for fans of experimental music, London based Denovali Swingfest 2014…
“St. Vincent is almost distressingly effortless in its brilliance, distilling Clark’s talents more potently than ever before…” – by Benjamin Bland
“The fact is that, whilst Memoryhouse is just as easily accessible as its more illustrious successor, it is nowhere near as powerful…” – by Benjamin Bland
“It’s hard not to see Five Spanish Songs as a slightly contradictory step…” – by Benjamin Bland
“What a beast of a band” – by Benjamin Bland
A communal exhibition of devotion – by Benjamin Bland
“As a challenge to the artist involved this has produced stupendous results” – by Benjamin Bland
“We’re planning a reet Yorkshire do” – Benjamin Bland talks to yet another brilliant new band from Leeds…
“To be honest, I think the end product is pretty unique” – Benjamin Bland talks to his new favourite band, Dutch jazz-inflected noiseniks Mannheim.
“I ‘read’ people and sense their sincerity and motivation and ability to follow through in addition to skill level” – Benjamin Bland sent some questions to former Swans vocalist and living experimental music legend Jarboe…
“The point is you can never ‘make it’ as that would spell complacency…” – Benjamin Bland talks to Bristol quartet Repo Man
“Somewhere at the meeting point between jazz and rock music is a place where you can do pretty much anything you like without anybody raising an eyebrow or their voice in stern consternation. On Transister that’s roughly the place where Italian duo Satelliti have ended up…” – by Benjamin Bland