Articles by Charlie Gardner
What is Me Pop Now? A continuum of descendants of the Ig? A comment on the self-fixated modern malaise/ discombobulation of individuality? A nifty film quotation? A trip into the commercially viable? All of the above and more?
We aimed to achieve an altered state of consciousness while making and performing this album so that we, along with the listener, could take a deep dive into the cosmos and beyond.
‘LURA’ reminisces about childhood summer days spent with friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. This song is a homage to their memory while expressing deeply the wish to meet again by living a space-time shift, like a magical journey. . .
To celebrate their new LP Laundromat, out today via Father/Daughter Records, Lukas Mayo (Pickle Darling) reveals four records that have hugely influenced their unique fusion of folk and DIY pop.
Erei Cross was born in 2019, when Adrien Grousset and Laetitia Finidori,decided to join forces and work on a new project. Adrien is renowned for his work with Hacride and Carpenter Brut, but this is Laetitia’s first experience as a recording artist.
Hamburg’s HDR Noise and Post Rock power-trio play ‘Horses’, ‘Switch’ and ‘Mantra’ from thier forthcoming album SIGNAL via Golden Antenna Records, and prove it’s worth waiting for!
Celebrating the release of her new video, ‘You Got The Man’, and her forthcoming tour with The Mars Volta, the exuberant Le Butcherettes frontwoman shares four records that have hugely influenced her unique style of music.
King Howl’s new album, Homecoming, represents a new chapter in the band’s stylistic universe. . . A mix of blues, stoner, psychedelia, and classic rock that paints the soundscape of an on-the-road story set in 1960s America. . .
Ambula ab intra is an oneiric travel into the depths of the psyche, experiencing the inner path into Self. The outcome is an ethereal work of heavy ambient guitar soundscapes.
Paris Hurley’s poetic punk and post-rock ritual, a beautifully choreographed cri de coeur for freedom taken from her new album, HERETIC, via Lost Future Records.
True to their name, The Heavy gave us considered and heartfelt responses as they chose the four albums that have proved the greatest influences on their music.
On the release of their mesmerising doomgaze EP, Solace, singer amd guitarist Michelle Malley chooses three albums that proved the greatest influence on the sound of their latest record.
When Selah Broderick reached out to her son, musician and composer Peter Broderick, asking if he’d like to help set some of her poetry to music, Peter replied immediately with a euphoric Yes! And once Peter heard Selah’s beautiful, vulnerable words, he dedicated himself to helping facilitate this album by his mother.
Andert Tysma Originally released on the R&S Records sub-label Global Cuts in 1993, ‘20HZ’ by Capricorn became the breakthrough track for its creatorHans Weekhout, a Dutch multi-instrumentalist who starte …
The Most Important Thing is that you watch this video. . . right now!
There is a dread that never rests – a lament which lies deep in the barren rock valleys and moorlands of the Wicklow Mountains. Lost in the dark, in unrelenting wind and rain. Ian Nyquist is a Dublin based composer and producer whose work is distinctly …
Photo: Manuel Estrada Mouth from Cologne switch from the prog label Tonzonen to This Charming Man with their fourth album Getaway – and what a mad trip the three of them throw in here. At 22 minutes, the title track almost bursts the duration of a …
Exclusive two-part premiere. A fantastical fusion of surrealist scenes and soundscapes from three of Spain’s greatest ambient artists and their forthcoming album, Bordando el manto terrestre.
Photo: Talia Burkett Helvey Santa Barbara’s RIVAL CULTS are here, peddling their distinctly west-coast brand of energized gothic rock, and bringing back the rock ‘n’ roll that has somehow been forgotten in this era’s dark rock movement. After ye …
Paris Hurley’s poetic punk and post-rock ritual, a cri de coeur for freedom taken from her forthcoming album, HERETIC, via Lost Future Records.
Photo: David Holmqvist Orsak:Oslo is one of those hidden gems, always grinding, always perfecting the imperfections. They have been lurking around the underground for years, steadily pawing their way with their mellow, laidback, but yet intense groove. …