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Rookes – POPNOTPOP

If there is any justice in this world, POPNOTPOP should put Rookes up there alongside Billynomates & Self Esteem as one of the pop icons of our time.

Under The Influence with THE ASTEROID NO.4

Stalwarts of the modern ‘psych’ scene, California-based psychedelic-rock legends The Asteroid No.4 released their new album ‘Tones of the Sparrow’ last week (25th March) via Club AC30.Heavily inspired by the UK shoegaze scene including My Blo …

Farewell, Dark Prince: A Tribute To Mark Lanegan

Dan Salter (Editor) This one really, really hurts. Of all the passings of musicians in the last few years, of which there have been far to many, hearing of the untimely death of Mark Lanegan has hit me harder than anyone since David Bowie. Just finding …

Tribes of Medusa

Tribes of Medusa are a Brooklyn-based, husband and wife duo who create dark ambient/doom/goth metal music. With an impressive discography to date, Adriana thought it was time to catch up with the duo and find out more about their music, what led them to making music together and more.

Exclusive Track Premiere: Birds Of Passage – Petite Mort

After 3 years, New Zealand based Alicia Merz breaks her silence with her 5th Birds of Passage album ‘The Last Garden’, released on November 5th through Denovali. Alicia doesn’t share much with the public, except through her music, and so this album off …

Exclusive Album Stream: The Shining Tongues – Milk of God

The new expansive collaborative project picks up where their former band The Infinite Three left off. When that trio’s drummer Paul Middleton passed away suddenly in October 2019, the surviving members Daniel Knowler and Sam McLaughlin decided the band …

Karhide – Stable Orbit

Exclusive Video Premiere: Christina Lopez – Strangers

Christina Lopez is most well-known as the drummer and music director for gothic synth-pop outfit Empathy Test but, she is also a drummer, programmer and backing vocalist for in violet, and has provided live and session drums for John Parry, Eves The Be …

Track Premiere: The Holy Road – Coming Up For Air

The Holy Road is the brainchild of Jonathan Stolber, an artist we discovered almost a decade ago when he was supporting perennial E&D faves Her Name Is Calla in his previous incarnation as To Bury A Ghost. We were blown away that night and have kep …

Video Premiere: Fashoda Crisis – Hate Coupons

The mighty Fashoda Crisis are back with their first new music since 2014’s  Almost Everyone is Entirely Average at Almost Everything and they are angrier than ever! As Sim from the band said “In the interim, we’ve had Brexit, we’ve had Tory landsl …

Bugeye X Feral Five – Don’t Stop (Reset Remix)

Bugeye are celebrating the first anniversary of the release of their debut album, Ready Steady Bang, with an album of remixes. “We gathered together a smashing bunch of musicians to create a reimagined version of our debut album. From Pet Shop Boys sty …

Chris Chapman from A Cheery Wave Records

Today (2nd April) sees the release of the ninth A Cheery Wave compilation, and the first to be released physically. The man behind the label is Chris Chapman from post rock stalwarts Flies Are Spies From Hell and we’ve known each other a long time, having spent many drunken evenings inhabiting the same late 2000s London post rock gig scene; so it seemed an apposite time to sit down with him and pop a few questions.

Hannah & Laura from If I Had A Hifi

If I Had A Hifi are an exciting, emerging London based duo consisting of Hannah Morgan (Vocals, Piano, Violin) and Laura Perrett (Vocals, Piano, Bass), who draw on their experiences of existing as women and workers in a patriarchal capitalist society and channel those feelings into their songwriting. Ahead of the release of their debut EP, Adriana sat down with the band to find out more.

Sarah & Pete from Reckless Yes

Reckless Yes have been one of our favourite labels for a while now but over the last year or so they seemed to have really upped their game & signed a whole load of bands that we absolutely love, so we thought t was about time we sat down with Sarah & Pete from the label and pop them a few questions.

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 …

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