Thursday, 9 April 2015

Alamist - Aztec Dreams

Artist: Alarmist
Track: Aztec Dreams
Album: Pal Magnet EP (2013)

Alarmist is an instrumental four-piece from Dublin, consisting of Neil Crowley, Elis Czerniak, Osgar Dukes and Barry O'Halpin. While inevitably compared to many acts on Ireland's healthy post/math-rock scene, Alarmist gained attention for their audibly wide range of influences.

Within their configuration of electric guitars, double drums and electronics, instrumental guitar music is only one touchstone, with the various members' backgrounds in jazz, electronica and contemporary composition infiltrating their tightly wound tracks.

Their performances are often enhanced by projections by live visuals artists Slipdraft.

Find @alarmistband on Twitter

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Gilmore Trail - Memories Of Redfern

Artist: Gilmore Trail
Track: Memories of Redfern
Album: The Floating World (2015)

Gilmore Trail is a four-piece instrumental rock band based in Sheffield. The band is named after a trail in Alaska - a route recommended for the best experience of the Northern Lights.

The band's first release was the "Circle of Least Confusion" EP, which was recorded at 2Fly Studios in Sheffield in October 2011. In January 2013, the first full-length album was released, entitled "Sailing Stones". The band's latest release "The Floating World" will be launched on 16th May 2015.  Head over to Bandcamp to get the releases and Facebook keeps you up to date.

Gilemore Trail Twitter is here - @gilmoretrail

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Japancakes - Behind the Mountains

Artist: Japancakes
Track: Behind the Mountains
Album: Behind the Mountains (2009)

Japancakes is an American indie rock group based in Athens, GA.

Improvisational drone-pop orchestra Japancakes was the brainchild of Athens, GA-based musician Eric Berg, who in 1997 had the idea of organizing a group of ten musicians to take the stage without any previous rehearsals all for the sake of playing a single "D" chord for 45 minutes. Fascinated by the subtle changes and imperfections which textured the performance, Berg began mounting other experiments within a similar conceptual framework; although the onstage lineup often expanded to as many as a dozen instrumentalists, other constants included Nick Bielli, Todd Kelly, Heather McIntosh, John Neff, and Scott Sosebee.

The debut Japancakes album, If I Could See Dallas, followed on Kindercore in the autumn of 1999; an EP, Down the Elements, appeared in the spring, and the sophomore effort Sleepy Strange was issued in early 2001. Darla released Belmondo the following year, and Waking Hours arrived two years later on the Warm imprint. Japancakes switched back to Darla for their two 2007 albums, a cover of My Bloody Valentine's classic album Loveless and an album of original material, Giving Machines, which both arrived that fall
- Bio from All Music

Japancakes is on Twitter @japancakesmusic

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Plini - Atlas

Artist: Plini
Track: Atlas
Album: Atlas (2014) 

Plini is a 21 year old guitarist and composer from Sydney, Australia. He previously went under the name Halcyon, during which time he released Pastures EP. His music is available on Bigcartel, Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Say hello over on Facebook.

Follow @plinirh on Twitter

Thursday, 12 March 2015

You Break, You Buy

Artist: You Break, You Buy
Track: J Is For Genius
Album: Happy Happenstance (2014)

You Break, You Buy is a four-piece instrumental band with members from England, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.

They have to date released a 5 track EP in Happy Happenstance (2014) which you can stream on Spotify, or download digitally on Bandcamp. Or go old school and buy a CD for £5. Stay informed on Facebook. For fans of LITE, Enemies, Battles... etc.

They don't appear to Tweet.