Charlie Gardner

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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

Articles by Charlie Gardner

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 …

Exclusive Album Premiere: SleapingDreaming – M. Inclemens

Brooklyn-based​, Post-Rock/​Post-Metal Shoegaze band, ​​SleapingDreaming premiere their album, M. Inclemens  a day before its public release on Friday, March 26. Through the forthcoming record, the trio explore a sense of dreamy detached surrealis …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Material Loss – A Rope Unfolds in Pitch Black

Photo: Chad Murray ‘A Rope Unfolds In Pitch Black’ is the lead single and title track of the latest EP by bleak minimalist artist Material Loss. The project helmed by Chris R, who you may also know for his Cattle and Soft Issues output, deconstructs id …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Warren Schoenbright – In Gethsemane

The Agony in the Garden by London based experimentalband, Warren Schoenbright, is a meditation on a fractured vision of nature. The garden to which the title refers is a space that has been constructed using Foucault’s essay, ‘Of Other Spaces: Utopias …

Exclusive Album Premiere: The Ember Glows – Passerby

Photo: Brian Gagnon Montreal based four-piece The Ember Glows is pleased to announce the release of their debut five-song EP entitled Passerby. The independent release will be available via Bandcamp on Friday March 19. The Ember Glows was formed in ear …

Exclusive Video Premiere: RIAHPSTVRT – RIAH and POSTVORTA

Italian post-rock/metal bands RIAH and POSTVORTA will join forces to release the RIAHPSTVRT fusion and split album on March 19, 2021. The record will feature one song per band plus a collaborative suite track, and is due to be released in vinyl format …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Stearica – ‘How He Came Into The World’

Photo: Agnese Samà Golem 202020 is a 10-track recording synthesis curated from the full soundtrack of the classic silent horror film ‘Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam’ created by the Italian avant/post/progressive rock band STEARICA. The soundtrack wa …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Mountainscape – Acceptance

Mountainscape are a three-piece post metal band hailing from Reading. formed in mid 2019 after having played together in previous projects. A big drive behind starting the band was writing music without adhering to boundaries. Acceptance is a blend of …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Kaupe – Cognitive Dissonance

“Holy shit, I got this riff!” In this way Kaupe, an ambitious band with influences spanning decades, was born in 2016. The Florida-based project started life between two eclectic individuals whose propensity to riff off each other knew no bounds. Two y …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Codes In The Clouds – ‘Sixes and Seventeens’ (Mogwai Remix)

Codes In The Clouds have worked with a huge variety of artists over the years. In 2010 they released their Paper Canyon Recycled record, with remixes from Nils Frahm, Rival Consoles, Maybeshewill, Library Tapes and more. More recently, they have releas …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Walfang – ‘Never Enough(!)’

WALFANG is the new incarnation of the Belgian band Monkey Juice. With their mix of stoner, grunge and post-everything, the foursome have managed to leave a hefty impression on the Belgian music scene with multiple festival slots and a number of support …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Blackout Transmission – ‘Since She Guided You Away’

Los Angeles-based post-punk shoe-gaze band Blackout Transmission summon a psychoactive rush of sound on their debut long-player Sparse Illumination out February 19, 2021 via Etxe (et-CHAY) Records. Bright and gleaming at times, warm …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Soothsayer Orchestra – ‘Dead Lovers Eden’

SOOTHSAYER ORCHESTRA is Pieter Hendriks – former bandmember of Reaching Forward, Born From Pain and Black Bottle Riot. A musical solitudinarian, Pieter leaves the commonplace behind and only take with him what can enrich his music and performance. His …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Coma World – ‘Oblonge’

Coma World is a new collaboration between Maxwell Hallett, a.k.a. Betamax (The Comet Is Coming/Soccer96) and Pete Bennie (Speaker’s Corner Quartet) bringing together their potent chemistry in an intoxifying self-titled debut LP. Betamax drives the duo …

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