der Mist drop long awaited electro-rock debut album

Glasgow-based der Mist joined forces through a local charity that was founded to to help out young musicians, and are now set to take on the electro-rock scene. With their multi-instrumental talents, the duo have pieced together a debut album that has the sound and atmosphere of a band with many more, showcasing powerful choruses and impressive instrumentals.

Their first lead single of the album ‘It’s Alright’, which was released January 15th, touches upon topics that can be related to the pandemic, as it brings the positive theme of “everything will be okay in the end” – which is just the type of thing we need to get us through the current lockdown! Craig, 1/2 of der Mist, says his favourite part of the creative process was “trying to channel his inner 80’s child”; he goes on to say they were aiming for something new and fresh, yet with that nostalgic feeling, which is definitely something that was achieved with the 12 track album.

der Mist brings us the 80’s inspired electro-rock album that we’ve been missing over the last few decades, picking up on old school inspirations whilst making a sound that is so distinct to themselves and their own style.

Throughout the creation of their album, they released regular content detailing their experiences and the musical processes behind them piecing the album together, being completely transparent about their style of music and the type of people they are – which is something seen as rare within the industry. If you’re looking for good music with strong personality behind it, der Mist are the two-piece for you.

You can listen to their debut album here.

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Written by Emily Lindsell


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Track Review: ‘Glimmer’ by Glitch Code

Glitch Code is the fascinating musical vehicle behind the talented minds of singer, Rachel Harvey, and songwriter/producer, Paul Kirkpatrick.

The single ‘Glimmer’ comes from the band’s album, Gifted_Damaged which has received critical acclaim from a number of publications including Subba Cultcha and Rhythm and Booze.

With dark and brooding vocals, Harvey adds a very distinctive edge to Glitch Code’s brand of alternative electro-pop that may remind listeners of Kate Bush, Annie Lennox’s work with the Eurythmics or (going out on a limb here) the moody sound of Evanescence.

As you can see, trying to pin down Glitch Code’s music is difficult because it is so eclectic, evidently drawing influences from a number of musical locations. Therefore, perhaps we should stop trying to compare them to others and embrace them for their individualism! Their experimental approach to songwriting has even led to them using unique instruments to fine-tune their sound, such as fretless basses and the theremin (yes, I had to look it up too).

What can be said though is that there is definitely a few sprinkles of 80s production values found in Glitch Code’s mixing pot with computer-esque synths and robotic sound effects. This, combined with the heavily distorted guitar that upholds the track creates a truly one-of-a-kind sound that has been meticulously tweaked to electro-pop perfection – nobody is making music quite like Glitch Code at the moment.

Overall, you need to get on the Glitch Code hype ASAP so you can say that you were into them a long time before before a whole host of other bands come along trying to imitate their style. Go on! Do it!

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Love For Zero set to release single ‘Call Me Up’ in early 2014

Manchester 5 piece precede summer EP with killer electro-rock track

Having already supported the likes of The Bluetones, The Kooks and The Twang this year, Love For Zero are looking to make 2014 their own with their new single ‘Call Me Up’, swiftly followed by EP ‘Allies and Enemies’.

The Manchester band have impressed a number of established pros, including Bez (Happy Mondays) and Mike Joyce (The Smiths), with their mix of rock, indie and electronica and are set to win more fans with this killer single.

Mixed by Cenzo Townsend (The Maccabees, The Vaccines) and mastered by John Davies (Lana Del Rey, Snow Patrol), it’s a powerhouse of a tune that opens with an electro-pop sound before kicking into upbeat indie-rock.

The track was written at a time when each member of the band were finding influences in different genres, and ‘Call Me Up’ is the first track they wrote which truly creates a synergy between all those different approaches.

‘Call Me Up’ will be available from March 2014, but if you can’t wait until then, you can check out the video for previous track ‘Let It Go’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAZZAoS2EY8&feature=youtu.be

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