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“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

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Morcheeba – Budapest Park

MorcheebaBudapest Park 10.09.2021 Photos by Charlie Gardner

Exclusive Album Premiere: X’ed Out – We All Do Wrong

Human Worth are proud to present noise outfit X’ed Out’s formidable debut album We All Do Wrong, with a portion of proceeds going to charity Breast Cancer UK.Featuring members of such hailed bands as Silent Front & Working Men’s Club, this record i …

Track Premiere: HOO – ‘Still Dream’

What or HOO do you get if you mix members of Slowdive and Beechwood Sparks with uncompromising folk angel, producer-songwriter and organic gardener with a penchant for wah-wah, Nick Holton? The answer is the wide-screen, heartbreaking glory o …

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Oscillation – Heart of Nowhere

Photo: Julian Hand Veering between krautrock edginess, droning medicated tones and noise-driven no-wave fuzz, Demian Castellanos’ The Oscillation recalls the music of Neu! and Tangerine Dream and Loop interpreted with an eye on Pil’s dubbed out punk fu …

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Answer Lies In The Black Void – ‘Become Undone’

Photo: Mike Redman The Answer Lies In The Black Void is a collaboration between Martina Horváth (singer for the avant-garde metal project Thy Catafalque) and Jason Köhnen (Celestial Season, Bong-Ra, ex-The Kilimanjaro Dark …

Exclusive Video Premiere: HIPPOTRAKTOR – ‘Manifest The Mountain’

Taking notes from the best moments in contemporary progressive and post metal, Belgium-based HIPPOTRAKTOR capture the awe-inspiring power of nature – from the delicacy of the first falling leaf to the massive cosmic energy of the sun. By combining the …

Exclusive Track Premiere: HORTE – Ilman nurka

Photo: Sami Salmela Maa Antaa Yön Vaientaa is as captivating as it is alienating. The sophomore album by Finnish experimental post-rock extravaganza HORTE is a dark and mesmerizing journey that is best consumed in one sitting – HORTE demand your undivi …

Exclusive Track Premiere: STAHV – ‘Cold Plunge’

For its fourth release, Cold Plunge, doomgaze act STAHV aka Solomon Arye Rosenschein improvised – literally. The three tracks which make up the twenty-one minutes of the EP were each recorded live in one continuous take with minimal overdubs. The perfo …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Kago – Tetermats 2

Following numerous false-starts and delays, the twenty-fourth – and last ever – issue in FatCat Records’ long-running and much-loved Split 12” Series finally arrives on the 25th anniversary of the Brighton-based label. It features acclaimed Canadian si …

Exclusive Video Premiere: ZAHN – ‘PAVIAN’

ZAHN are a new noise rock supergroup consisting of Nic Stockmann (Heads., ex-Eisenvater), Chris Breuer (Heads., ex-The Ocean Collective) and Felix Gebhard (live-Einstürzende Neubauten). It’s noise rock merged with sludge and post-punk but with with ava …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Thought Leaders – ‘Burning Glass’

Dark post-punks, Thought Leaders, came together when Tyler Cox (drums, The Mass) and Andrew Lund (bass, The Mass; guitar, Lower Forty-Eight) decided to start writing music in the vein of dark, gritty post-punk bands from the 80s, pulling from a wide ar …

Exclusive Video Premiere: healthyliving – ‘below’

Photo: Sandrina Schwarz healthyliving is the project of long-time collaborators and friends Scott McLean (Falloch) bass, guitar and production, Stefan Pötzsch on drums, and Amaya López-Carromero (Maud the moth) on vocals and lyric writing. After workin …

Video Premiere: Koka – The Next Step

With a unique blend of influences deriving from the 80s’ New Wave, Soul, Trip Hop, Grunge to Cinematic Power Ballads, KOKA merges her distinct tastes into a beautiful blend between Art Pop, Indie Soul and Experimental Pop. Her vocal melodies, paired wi …

Under The Influence with Divest

Artful and original Norwegian indie popsters, Divest, dicuss their new EP, Mercury Retrograde, and share four records that are among their greateat musical inspirations.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Hippie Death Cult – ‘Red Meat Tricks’

Psychy, Stonery, Sludgy heavy Rock quartet, Hippie Death Cult premiere ‘Red Meat Tricks’ from their sophomore album Circle Of Days – an album that serves as a musical bridge to their critically acclaimed debut 111, while being a fresh exploration of so …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Midas Rex – 01 (Zonned Vol.1 Compilation)

Zonned Vol.1 Compilation is the first release of Zonned, a label created by Gnoomes, which focuses on releasing mainly ambient music. Sasha Piankov, the label owner asked his friends all over the world to create an ambient piece which could serve as a …

Under The Influence with Voronoi

In an extended and very entertaining edition of Under The Influence, Prog Jazz Metal trio, VORONOI, discuss the three records that have been hugely impactful on their compositions and unique fusion of styles.

Under The Influence with Tim Crabtree (Paper Beat Scissors)

Lancashire-born but now Montréal-based musician, Tim Crabtree (aka Paper Beat Scissors) has re-shaped his tender and beautifully orchestrated 2019 indie-folk album, Parallel Line into Spanish, re-working a selection of the songs onto an EP entitled La …

Video Premiere: Gian Battaglia – ‘Mood Collection’

Gian Battaglia has been involved with music and audio in some way or another from a very young age, starting out as an avid collector of obscure electronic music, spending countless hours trawling through the record shops of Leamington Spa, Coventry an …

Exclusive Video Premiere: VORONOI – ‘Darker Than Night’

The band name suiggests heavy metal, the title of the track suggests heavy metal, but Leeds trio VORONOI will confond your expectations with  new album The Last Three Seconds – a complex and remarkably ambitious foray into the realms of progressiv …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Dead Neanderthals – Assault Rifle

2020 has been one of the worst years in recent history: a global pandemic with deadly outcomes, hateful police brutality leading to the deaths of countless black people, and a wack conspiracy theory about a satanic, pederast network of the elite which …

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