Charlie Gardner


“We could have been a really good stadium band. It would have not been any good for the personalities in the band – it would have driven us all absolutely insane I would have thought. Any level of success would have made us worse people in my opinion. We could have been really good at it though. It didn’t happen and that’s that – it is what it is. It’s not a good or bad thing, just a thing. I would have liked to have made that second record though. There’s nothing wrong with being unknown, with being anonymous, it’s what almost everyone is – but try telling that to an arrogant idiot in his early twenties. . .”
Michael J Hall, Nebraska

Articles by Charlie Gardner

Exclusive Video Premiere: Jessica Moss – ‘Light Falls On Every Door’

This is a ‘performance’ video. But a dream-reflection of what a performance feels like to me; conjuring multiple inner versions of myself to bring to life and sustain this music that was built in layers and over time.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Plastic Barricades – ‘Lucid In The Fall’

‘Lucid in the fall’, the new single from London indie-rock band Plastic Barricades, is out on the 18 November. Written during those never-ending lockdowns, this track will be the first introduction to the band’s new studio album We Stayed Indoors.

Exclusive Video Premiere: LOST IN KIEV – ‘Prison of Mind’ feat. Loïc Rossetti (The Ocean)

For over ten years French cinematic post-rockers LOST IN KIEV have been creating massive, narrative-driven atmospheric rock opuses that have brought them to play on renowned festivals like Dunk!festival and AMFest, as well as on tours with acts like EN …

Exclusive Video Premiere: TWIN DRUGS – ‘Eyelets & Aglets’

Using harsh noise to induce a turbulent trip and soothing vocals for an indefinite high, TWIN DRUGS take you on a hallucinogenic voyage, combining the dreamy atmospheres of My Bloody Valentine with the punishing riffing of Metz. Virginia’s Noisy shoega …

Exclusive Video Premiere – ‘Invitation’ by Andert Tysma

On the third single drop from his forthcoming debut album, the Dutch artist and composer Andert Tysma delivers the tender and emotive ‘Invitation’, backed by a truly mesmerising video. Tysma’s neo-classical compositions really do stop the listener in t …

Video Premiere: Schmerz pt. II – Jochen Arbeit and Sonja Kosche

Einstürzende Neubauten guitarist Jochen Arbeit releases his forthcoming album Tier Macht Toene (in English: Animal Makes Sounds) this month, and shares a track today. The album was made with homemade instruments and others built by Sonic Youth guitar builder Yuri Landman. Arbeit is joined on the album by Sonja Kosche.

Exclusive Video Premiere – HELL by Torpedo

Entitled Orpheo_ Nebula, the rock ‘n’ roll, noise and industrial piece built around six poetic texts, including our featured video, ‘HELL’, crowns an ultra-coherent artistic path. A sincere approach that grips the gut with each play, transforming the listening experience into a shamanic, introspective and overwhelming adventure.

Exclusive Track Premiere – ‘Regen’ by Andert Tysma

On the second single drop from his forthcoming debut album, every breath and every musical inflection can be heard on ‘Regen’, a truly mesmerising piece of neo-classical composition from the Dutch artist and composer Andert Tysma. Regen by Andert Tysma …

Under the Influence with Motherhood

New Brunswick’s Avant Punks share four records that have been major influences on their unique sound. . .

Exclusive Track Premiere: Light Creates Shadow – ‘Post Truth’

Light Creates Shadow is the musical project of Marc Changnon, Adam Young and Jered Johnson. Based in Portland Oregon, LCS has developed a distinct style that bends genres and creates a reinterpretation of the loud-quiet-loud dynamic.

Under The Influence with Bridear

J-Metal’s Fukuoka Five share a quintet of albums that are their greatest influences.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Blind Eye – ‘Breakdown’

Blind Eye. Photo: Lee Thornton Nottingham has always been a melting pot for heavy music. For a small city, it has boasted more than its fair share of genre defining bands and artists, not to mention record labels. Bands cross-pollinate, form projects a …

Under The Influence with Myles Newman

Rising Americana singer-songwriter, Myles Newman, shares three albums that have been major influences on his music.

Video Premiere – Maius Mollis – ‘The Tide Turned’

Echoes and Dust are proud to premiere the video for ‘The Tide Turned’, the debut single by Newcastle songwriter Maius Mollis and released on Both Sides Records. A sombre and efficacious composition discussing love, grief, and mental health, it’s a stan …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Orochen – Anthroposcenic

Taking their name from an ethnic minority group indigenous to Northern China, Orochen are more than just a band, they are a political collective harnessing the power of music as a means to achieve a just and right end.   Chiefly preoccupied with t …

Track Premiere: Katie Malco – Brooklyn

‘Brooklyn’ is a frustrated plea from singer-songwriter Katie Malco to her friend to return home – a love song to a cherished friendship where an absence is sorely felt. The release comes as part of a series of stripped-down songs from Malco’s debut alb …

Under The Influence with Caitlin Woelfle-O’Brien from Blunt Chunks

Blunt Chunks, the project of Toronto-based Caitlin Woelfle-O’Brien (Jaunt) will release her self-titled debut EP on May 6 via Telephone Explosion Records. The new EP, which can be downloaded here, also features members of The Weather Station, Broken So …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Olanza – Constant

Human Worth are super proud to premiere the video single ‘Constant’ from Bristol trio Olanza’s intoxicating new album, with a portion of proceeds donated to charity. As an instrumental three-piece Olanza have long explored the interplay between loud wi …

Under The Influence with LibraLibra

A chaotic postmodern Frankenstein’s monster, LibraLibra sits simmering in the fractured space between art-pop and punk. A Pandora’s box that first opened itself to the world in 2018, LibraLibra has continued to erode the stability of convention with ea …

Video Premiere: Moundabout – Bring Me Stones

John Doran writes: Moundabout is a new folk project based in Ireland by Paddy Shine of Gnod and Phil Masterson of Los Langeros/Damp Howl/Bisect, but the words ‘new’ and ‘folk’ need to be treated with care here. Listening to Flowers Rot, Bring Me Stones …

Video Premiere: The Moral High Ground – Take The Cash

Photo: Dom Wallace North-East London’s anthemic, wonky alt-rockers The Moral High Ground release their new single and music video ‘Take The Cash’ via Glasshouse Records. Written and recorded during the start of lockdown, ‘Take The Cash’ is an introspec …

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