Elephant Tree have slowly but steadily gained a deeply reverential fan base since their 2013 inception, through hard work and exemplary studio output.
Toronto’s Scott Hardware recently released Engel, his second full-length album, and first on Telephone Explosion Records. It marks the end of a three-year process of writing, recording and letting down his guard (for better or worse.) Here, Scott Hardware tells us why he loves Diamanda Galás.
Scott & Maria are an Anglo-Celtic-Hellenic duo who write uplifting acoustic tunes evoking the heart with their mesmerising harmonies. Influenced by the earth and the stars and all forms of love, they create powerful feel good music.
Malevolence are gearing up to release The Other Side EP on 24th April. Here, they share their love of fellow hardcore heroes, Hatebreed.
Hell’s Ditch are a punk band from Nottingham; they are a new band formed of members from other bands including ex/current members of Bad Ideas, River Jumpers & Dearist. They write about their love of Ash for our Why I Love column.
Arvo Party released their latest album on 6th March this year. It was well received by us here at At The Barrier. The award nominated artist, producer and musician has written about one of his biggest influences in the latest in our Why I Love series.
Jamie R Hawkins is an Award Winning Singer Songwriter whose songs have won him critical acclaim in the UK and around the world. Here, he shares his love of Del Amitri.
Dystopian Future Movies are about to release their new album. ‘Inviolate’ will be the first release on Caroline Cawley’s new label, Lasairfhíona Records. Here, Caroline tells us of her love of Kerbdog in the latest in our Why I Love series.
Matt McGinn has already released one of the best albums of 2020 in Lessons Of War. The County Down native is a master wordsmith who has crafted brilliant, narrative songs. Here, he tells us why he loves the music of John Martyn.
Aruba Red is an alt-soul songstress who is set to release a new EP in March. In the latest in our Why I Love series, Aruba Red shares why Erykah Badu has been such a big influence on her.
Lippy Kid is the electronica project of Derbyshire based musician Paul Scott. Here, he tells us of his love for the iconic Chuck D.
The Bloody Mallard is a London-based heavy psych, prog and alt-rock project. Here, the band share their love of the mighty King Crimson.
Darran Charles from Godsticks tells us about the influence of rage Against The Machine on him and his music.
Human Head is the new industrial pop / hip-hop solo project of poet and storyteller Joshua Jones, Here, Jones tells us why he loves Arab Strap.
Post Louis join us at the barrier for another instalment of Why I Love. Robbie Stern writes of his love of Do Make Say Think.