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Exclusive Track Premiere: Twist Helix – Ghost

Newcastle’s fabulous Twist Helix are back with their eagerly anticipated second album, Machinery, on Friday (20th Nov). We were huge fans of their debut Ouseburn around these parts, so we are very excited for the new record. Based on a raw, emotive cul …

Richard Grassby-Lewis from Holomen (w/ Exclusive Track Stream)

So, in the interests of full disclosure, I need to mention that Richard is my uncle and has been something of an inspiration to me throughout my life as he was my first exposure to the life of a working musician. Seeing him play Glastonbury with his band Startled Insects in the early 80s went a long way to set me on the path the eventually lead to this website being born, so when he came to me with news of his new project that sat nicely within the musical sphere that we cover here at E&D, working with Tony Levin of King Crimson, I had to take the chance to interview him really!

Video Premiere: Taras Bulba – The Blistering of Summer Heat

Taras Bulba release their 2nd album, Soul Weaver, on Friday. Recorded between February and April of 2020, the album is a sharp contrast to the Taras Bulba debut ‘One’.  “Whereas ‘One’ was a laid back psilocybic novelty travelogue; Soul-weaver is m …

The Boredom Tapes: DVNE

For the latest edition of The Boredom Tapes the boys from Edinburgh based progressive metalers DVNE have gone all out & given us a fascinating track by track analysis of their playlist.    Asheran by DVNE Stick these tunes in your ears …

Track Premiere: in violet – Burden

in violet resurfaces with charity fundraiser rarity ‘Burden’   After four years dormant, the first rumblings of a return from London-based outfit, in violet, come in the form of standalone single ‘Burden’. A brooding electronic fog, unfurling into …

Under The Influence with Elisabeth Elektra

Glasgow’s Elisabeth Elektra has just released her debut album Mercurial last week; a rapturously received record absolutely chock full of uplifting electropop bangers, so we thought there was no better time to get her to share some of the music that ha …

The Boredom Tapes: ROOKES

Regular readers will perhaps have come to the conclusion that we have become a Rookes stan account, and honestly there may be some truth in that! The North London songwriter / producer is certainly one of our favourite artists (and people) that we’ve d …

The Boredom Tapes: Elisabeth Elektra

As we approach the end of the second month of lockdown, if you are anything like us you might be fraying at the seems a little bit. Well, thank god for music keeping us sane, that’s all we can say Our latest Boredom Tape comes from Glasgow’s Elisabeth …

The Boredom Tapes: Flies Are Spies From Hell

As we all adjust to the new normal we’ve been trying to find ways to fill the void of isolation. To that end, we’ve asked a bunch of bands & artists we know to compile playlists to combat the boredom. Our latest Boredom Tape comes from London based …

The Boredom Tapes: Burden Limbs

As we all adjust to the new normal we’ve been trying to find ways to fill the void of isolation. To that end, we’ve asked a bunch of bands & artists we know to compile playlists to combat the boredom. The second in our Boredom Tapes series comes fr …

Alex Henry Foster – Windows in the Sky

The reasons for this album coming in to existence are sad ones for sure, but I truly hope that Foster found some catharsis in the creation of what I can only describe as a musical masterpiece.

Dave Heumann of Arbouretum

Shortly before they released their most recent album Let It All In, our Editor In Chief Dan Salter had to chance to catch up with Dave Heumann of Arbouretum. (((o))): Hey Dave, can you believe it’s been 8 years since we last interviewed you guys? Crazy …

The Boredom Tapes: Gazel

As we all adjust to the new normal we’ve been trying to find ways to fill the void of isolation. To that end, we’ve asked a bunch of bands & artists we know to compile playlists to combat the boredom. Our first Boredom Tape comes from the amazing G …

Rookes

We first encountered Rookes back in May and were completely blown away. On November 8th they released their second EP, Liminal which they ‘launched’ a few days later at a joyous show at The Glory in Dalston. Now the dust has settled a little on all of that activity, we popped them a few questions to find out a bit more about what makes Rookes tick.

Video Stream: The Motion – 3AM

The Motion is the musical project of Non-Binary songwriter, engineer and producer Penny Churchill. Originally from the Isle of Wight, the South London-based artist offers an emotionally driven, raw and dream-like presence to draw on deeply personal exp …

Exclusive Track Premiere: track not found – Everyone Hates track not found

Track Not Found hail from Guernsey and play a soulful brand of grungy punk. Over the last three years the energetic duo of Grace Tayler (vocals and guitar), Maisie Bisson (vocals and bass) have been taking their local scene by storm and are now startin …

Exclusive Track Premiere: Yvonne McDonnell – Mud

Hailing from East London, Yvonne McDonnell’s music has gone from strength to strength since she first started performing at university, with recent play on BBC 6 Music to add to her impressive catalogue of supporters. Her sound has developed over the y …

Acid Rooster – Acid Rooster

This is one of the best contemporary psych records I’ve heard, not just of this year but of any year. It is up there with the Gnods and White Hills of this world. Buy it and let it take you to special places.

Label Focus with Clément Dupuis of Dur et Doux

Dur et Doux is a collective of musicians, a label and a production structure that defends a singular vision of amplified music. Founded in 2008 and carried by thirty or so musicians forming around 15 bands, Dur et Doux praises the unusual, the creation …

Exclusive Video Premiere: ALTAS – Rattenkonig

Denver’s ALTAS share territory with post-rock bands such as Explosions in the Sky or Russian Circles but they refreshingly sidestep many of the typical genre tropes. Their compositions are carefully designed, the structures evolving engagingly and leav …

Exclusive EP Stream: Skyjelly – We Pull the Stars Over Our Heads Like Covers

Boston’s Skyjelly are back with a brand spanking new EP. Having first come across our radar a couple of years ago with their album Gost, described elsewhere on these pages as a “uniquely experimental, snow-shovelling, warm, fuzzy, hard to describe trea …

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