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

Exclusive Video Premiere: Driven By Machines – ‘Pneumatic’

Photo: Jose Caamaño Visual: Emily Bailey ‘PNEUMATIC’ marks a change of pace and direction for London-based artist Driven By Machines. Whilst the project previously focused more on ambient and electronica, this new single-accompanied by a pulverising mu …

Video Premiere: Lizzard – ‘Blue Moon’

If colour can communicate forebodings of feelings and introspective mental states, then the cover of LIZZARD’s new album Eroded would be an excellent metaphor for the current state of the world: the ochre, brown and green feel tired, worn, drained, ero …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Cut the Slack – Zeahorse

Zeahorse are a four-piece psychy noise-rock band from Sydney formed in 2010. For the past decade they have built a strong dynamic and immersive live experience that has earnt them a loyal and underground following across Australia. Living in different …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Fellowcraft – ‘This Is How the World Ends’

Washington-based indie prog band FELLOWCRAFT today unveil their emotional new video entitled ‘This Is How the World Ends’. The song is the fourth single taken from their upcoming studio album This Is Where You’ll Find Me, due out February 26, 2021. FEL …

Exclusive Video Premiere: Cavern – ‘Grey’

Photo: Karlo Gesner Maryland-based atmospheric post-rock trio CAVERN today release their video for standout track ‘Grey’ taken from their recent fourth album, Powdered, released last year and warmly applauded by Echoes and Dust. Morphing almost magical …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Transmogrifications – Guy Andrews/Kevin Drumm

London-based musician/producer Guy Andrews premieres a remix release by the formidable musician Kevin Drumm, Transmogrifications, incoming via Houndstooth on January 22, 2021. Drumm transforms two pieces in particular, one from Permanence (which was re …

Under The Influence with Sturle Dagsland

As a a prelude to his forthcoming album, avant garde Norwegian singer Sturle Dagsland shares three of the records that are his biggest influences.

Video Premiere: Chaos E.T. Sexual – ‘Tomorrow, Prudence’

French underground’s most loyal members since 2010, CHAOS E.T. SEXUAL is an ambitious project mixing massive drone/industrial soundscapes and hip-hop/noise-laden beats to produce a hybrid songcraft. Highly sensitive to anything visual and improv-relate …

Exclusive Video Premiere: A Burial At Sea – ‘D’accord’ (live)

  “Fun” is not often the first word that springs to mind when speaking of instrumental post-rock music. In a genre defined by self-seriousness, A Burial At Sea are the outsiders of the outsiders. The usual rock ‘n’ roll setup of guitar, bass, drum …

Under The Influence with Jamie Cameron (The Last Dinosaur)

Instrumental Post Rock magician, Jamie Cameron (The Last Dinosaur) shares the three records that are his greatest influences. . .

Video Premiere: James Johnston & Steve Gullick – ‘Stormy Sea’

Having first met in 1991, music photographer Steve Gullick and James Johnston, founder of Gallon Drunk, began blurring the boundaries between audio and visual in 2004 when they formed their own band,’…bender’. They’ve maintained the habit ever since, …

Video Premiere: Jakethehawk – ‘Counting’

Formed in 2016, Jakethehawk has always sought to synthesize the classic, riff-centric sound of proto-metal’s pioneers with the textures of psychedelic rock and progressive rock. Additionally, heavy influence is drawn from the band’s home turf – both fr …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Komatsu – ‘Call Of The Wolves’

Eindhoven quartet, Komatsu, reveal their powers of mass construction and resurrect a rare desert flower in their forthcoming album Rose of Jericho. Light meets heavy and desolation meets beauty in the nine powerful songs that make up their fourth LP. R …

Video Premiere: Evan Gildersleeve – ‘Mortal’

Photo: Olly Burn ‘Mortal’ is the debut single from London-based composer and electronic musician Evan Gildersleeve. Available on Bandcamp in aid of the charity, Mind, the piece explores Evan’s personal challenges with mental health, his search for soli …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Plastic Barricades – Self-Theories

Welcome to a pre-release of Self-Theories, an album about despair and hope, anxiety and optimism, lack of self-esteem and active search for it, maladies of the modern world, our responsibilities and reinventing ourselves for the sake of …

Video Premiere: Divide and Dissolve – Denial

Photo: Billy Eyers Gas Lit is the new album by the multidimensional duo Divide and Dissolve, incoming on Invada Records on 29 January, and produced by Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The album is preceded today by the second single and power …

Under The Influence – Juanita Stein

Brighton- based Australian singer-songwriter, Juanita Stein, shares the three albums that are her greatest musical influnces. . .

Album Premiere: OEM Compilation 1

OEM Compilation I by various artists Founder member of OEM, Adriana Cicccone, writes:How did the idea of putting together a compilation album start?Covid has pretty much put an end to live shows. The music industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. …

Under The Influence – Axel Flóvent

Icelandic singer-songwriter, Axel Flóvent, shares three records that have influenced his music.

Video Premiere: S. McLean – ‘As You Consume My Oxygen’

Driven by his personal experience as a migraine sufferer, S. McLean’s debut EP Between Heart and Lung serves as an exploration of how the post-migraine state affects the listening experience. Video premiere, ‘As You Consume My Oxygen’ is the first of t …

Exclusive Album Premiere: Karhide – Erasable Assignments

What is a guitar, anyway? That’s a question Karhide has been asking for more than a decade now. From early releases that coupled the blowtorch intensity of Pelican with the assembly-line heaviness of Godflesh, his initial answer seemed to be a declarat …

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