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Hessian Renegade – ‘BullDog’ Single highlight and Interview.

The architects of sound fusion, Conor Moore & Ross McCann have had an exceptionally progressive year through their highly visual and sonically power-driven, Hessian Renegade project. The dynamic duo is set to release a rousing, supercharged single titled ‘Bulldog’ this coming Friday 15th  accompanied by animated music video, to round off, in explosive style, the end of an exciting year!  

Conor and Ross’s unbridled talents have resulted in them sharing the stage with inspiring bands, and from the release of their debut EP ‘Oral Spiel’ has received radio play in the most unexpected of places, Japan being one! Also, this year, the duo was taken under the umbrella of label, PR & marketing organization, Reaction Management which has led to a more structural approach to gained and shared creative opportunity.  

I had the pleasure of conversing with lead vocalist Conor Moore, one half of Hessian Renegade about the duo’s new single release, in where I progressed into other general mind probes about their creativity, influences and future plans. I began by asking him what the latest record was about?… and if the release was under Ross’s independent record label, Esquimaux Records?       

Conor – “‘Bulldog’ is focused on current affairs in the UK and takes a swipe at the polarisation of British politics in its current state with its tongue placed firmly in its cheek.” and yes, as always, it’s under Esquimaux and being supported by our management, which is Reaction Management

Miff – is there going to be a full EP release?

Conor – Nah, not for this, just a single drop to round off the year for us. We are always working on stuff in the background though, this just isn’t part of a bigger project.

Miff – How would you say your year has gone down for the Hessian project?

Conor – Really well! It’s been busy, mostly behind the scenes working on recording and the live show after Oral Spiel dropped, but we played a great show at Cathouse with Neshiima and played our first out of city show in Perth. Got onto Reaction Management which is working out great so far. We spent a good chunk of the year working on a Collaborative project as well which should start to reveal itself in the very near future!

Miff – How did you become involved with Reaction Management?

Conor- Our current manager Dave Maxwell was looking for bands and I stumbled across his post of Facebook pretty much! Sent him the material and funnily enough he’d caught our set last year supporting Neshiima and thought our sound was really cool and different, so we got signed up it’s a fantastic roster of bands so it was really awesome to get added alongside them

Miff – Can you name a few of the bands on the roster so our readers can check them out?

Conor – We’ve already played with Neshiima and Dancing With Dakota but there’s lots of other amazing bands we’re sharing a bill with in December who are all under Reaction like, Take Today, Layaway, DMS, Nocturne Wulf, House of Hatchets & OHNOVA!

Miff – That’s uber cool to be under the one umbrella, December’s showcase event in which Conor mentioned can be found on the following link –

https://www.facebook.com/events/1339874356179532/

Miff – It must feel empowering to channel your voice regarding today’s current political climate through the Hessian project. The political climate is incredibly fast changing, do you feel it’s overwhelming in trying to encapsulate the mood?… In a sense, so many pressing issues, not enough attention paid….

Conor – It’s great to have a creative outlet for my frustration to be honest. the political climate seems fast changing but really, we’re still arguing over the same shit as we were 3 years ago, people are just angrier. the funny thing is we wrote this song a good while back and were worried it would date quickly, but somehow, things I said originally as a joke/over exaggeration are now MORE relevant!

Miff – I hear quite allot of stylistic shifts amongst your music, would you say your project is experimental by nature?

Conor – For sure, at least instrumentally. We’ve narrowed down our core sounds, but we really enjoy changing stuff up and cross pollinating. The great thing about hip hop, dance and rock is how vast they are, each is jammed full of sub genres we can take from. We’re definitely straddling the right genres.

Miff – What would you say is Hessian’s biggest sonic influences?

Conor – we both have quite different music tastes but where we always crossed over was The Prodigy, we’re both massive fans. We also take a lot of influence from UK urban music and dance sub genres like Trip Hop, Garage, Grime, Drum & Bass etc. I think we’re both very attracted to the bleak rough stuff as much as hard sesh music.

Miff – Can you talk about the freedom of you and Ross being able to have complete creative control of your project, from writing, production, artwork and design?

Conor – Its incredible to be honest, we’re only really limited by our free time out-with our real life commitments. We also save a f*ck load of money with our combined skill sets meaning we can invest in other things, like videos, without worrying too much. The creative control from conception to delivery of a final project is beyond awesome, it looks and sounds how we want it every time. For example, the video for Bulldog was designed and directed by us for the grand total of £1.50 and some time.

Miff- Time which is priceless, of course! …Any forthcoming plans for Hessian you can divulge.

Conor – We’ve got some gigs lined up for the new year already, so more live stuff. We’ve got another single + B-sides in the pipe line for some time in the first half of the year and a very different (but very awesome) collaborative effort that should be emerging pretty soon. Now that we’re live ready and have some extra help from the awesome Reaction Management, we’re hoping 2020 will be another big step forward for us!

Exciting times for a bright and imaginative, all empowered duo!

Follow & support their forthcoming release and future creative endeavours with passion and heart over on the following links –

https://hessianrenegade.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/HesRenOfficial/

https://www.instagram.com/hessianrenegade/

The Zips – HUH!? Album Launch Night Review.

To say punk-rock aficionado’s, The Zips are a uniquely transcending band would be an understatement as their creative radar seems to have embedded itself amongst the pulse of the people, rising and falling throughout the unfolding years, essentially placing their musical expression exactly where it needs to be directed, within a vastly complex fluctuating societal landscape where the sense of urgency amongst the people to project justice and truth  is ceaseless, carrying the spirit of the band ever forward to carve a deeply sincere impression into the hearts and minds of all who embrace The Zips music.

From the birth of punk in the 70’s, The Zips are primarily one of the first punk-rock outfits to come out of the impulsively edgy, Glasgow city, embossing their name into the narrative of punk rock history as one of the most authentic socio-political bands who has etched an indelible mark with their humanity driven, punchy, confrontational music.  

The Zips first release, limited edition singles are highly sought after, little did they realise how their D.I.Y ethos would provide them with such an unwavering longevity of interest, a resolute, do-it-yourself approach that they still firmly affix to this day, continuously making their release material highly distinctive and genuine in its collaborative intricates, from artwork to production, studio location to collective folds within the punk community.

I had the undivided attention and pleasure of spending time with lead protagonist, Jon Zip McNeil for a, soon to be published, detailed interview for Louderthanwar UK entertainments Magazine/Website before the album launch show at the bands most celebrated Glasgow venue, McChuills, a venue he referred to as, The Zips HQ.

Certainly, the band feels most content amongst their devoted Glasgow tribe, an undisputed zenith in conjuring atmosphere and utterly devoted appreciation towards the band’s music which was indisputably demonstrated throughout the night as it emerged. I was struck by Jon’s attentive, creatively passionate and caring nature, his conversation flowed with heart, in fine detail about the construction of their 4th studio album titled HUH!? Unconditionally attentive in showing unwavering support of every facet within the craftmanship of the album’s creation, making sure to cover each and every inspiration of place and person who has contributed to the album’s completion.

I felt inspired by Jon’s passion and enthusiasm for being out on the road, traveling across Europe with his comrades and mentioning his fondness of Berlin, a city where they recorded part of their current album, between there and Glasgow’s Barrhead! For more nuanced detail please keep an eye over on Louder for this supremely fascinating interview with Jon in the coming weeks ahead.

The exceptionally talented local artist, Stephen Scott has provided a powerful eye-catching artwork of one lone figure standing head-on before a military tank, an emotion stirring image of defiance and determination, The Zips have stuck to retro style within the inlay cover and actual CD pressing is a take on a vinyl pressing, making the album look, feel and sound tailored, original and bona fide in nature. As a photographer I was completely in my element capturing the raw energy of the people, McChuills was absolutely rammed and the intoxicating atmosphere of the night was electric making me came away with a mound of intimately intense people shots.

The Zips where on their best form, super charged with ferocity throughout an unremitted projection of the new album, hurtling through their songs at heart pounding pace from start to finish. Their new album material is exceptionally strong, rife with infectious hooks, burly rumbling rock n’ roll baselines and lyrics that pack a mean punch. The Zips always have a powerful narrative to tell within their music, always pushing the boundaries with their vehement delivery and sharp musical intellect, whether the songs are played stripped down or in full construct.

The band then proceeded in taking special requests from the eager, high octane audience. On the night the band had a collecting can for Bread Over Bombs, a charity who assist local food banks, in the end the generosity of the people contributed £65 on the night, all of which will be delivered to a food bank in the area. This was by far one of the best, most memorable punk nights I have attended in a long time. If you wish to view the entire batch of photos from this event night please click the following Gobophotography/Revel Rousers link –

https://www.facebook.com/pg/GobophotographyGlasgow/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1651198168350431

If you wish to lay heart and mind on the new album it is available from, Love Music record shop in Glasgow, you can also order it online through the Love Music website, via EBay, All Ages Records in London, or just simply private message Jonzip direct.

Keep up to date with the legends of punk on the links below to follow their forthcoming creative endeavours and up-and-coming tour dates.

A Band Not To Be Missed Live!

http://www.thezips.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/thezipsuk/

Ingraves EP Launch Night – Review/Interviews & Music.

11th Oct, Scottish melodic Metalcore band, Ingraves provided an outstanding live show performance at their debut, self-titled Ep Launch in Glasgow’s Cathouse Rock Club. The five-piece threw down a heavy progressive set with vocal vehemence and instrumental fluidity. The night was supported by new, up-and-coming Rap/Metal fusion outfit, First World Hunger in brotherly arms with the ferociously skilled, heavy duty warriors, Titan Breed, alongside the visual assault, sonic annihilators H8teball.

Ingraves demonstrated an interactive, tight knit set, providing emotive melodic guitar structures which were technical in nature and intensively complex in altering pace, laying down unrelenting fierce vocal and instrumental attacks, sonically shifting stylistically towards constant shifts in mood. Hands down the dudes provided a face clenchingly, bittersweet atmospheric set that sent the crowd energetically reeling.

Take the time to tune into their current EP on the following Bandcamp link, and if you missed Revelrousers Ep review at the beginning of the month delve into the article within the blog –  https://ingravesuk.bandcamp.com/releases

Here at Gobo/Revel we managed to capture a deluge of high octane expressive shots of all the participating bands which can be found for full viewing over on our music media page on FB.

From another journalistic viewpoint, The Doomsday Report caught up with the dudes from, Titan Breed backstage after the show to talk about origins, influences, playing Bloodstock festival, plans for the future and share tips on how to survive going to Bloodstock as fan.

This interview is published on Will Ryan’s Metal subscription channel, Demon Dethchase so please do check it out below!

And please make sure to subscribe!…   

Ardent, seven-piece alternative Rap/Metal fusion band, First World Hunger own a monumental amount of crazed eagerness, musical drive and onstage exuberance within their fresh impulsive approach as an up-and-coming outfit who want to pack a profound punch with their musical expression and overall aesthetic. Visually the band are exceptionally striking, adorning high contrast face paint and disconcerting masks, taking the time to modify their clothing with hand painted drawings, illuminating neon bright statements to the dark and moody stages of the clubs they play.

FWH have currently recorded material and are waiting on final mixes to come back to them, with the plan for a set of singles to be due for release at the beginning of 2020, then following with a full Album launch mid-2020.

I caught up with the band’s vocal protagonist, Colin to ask what message they are projecting through their music, and if they had a socio-political angle to their lyrics?

And here is what Colin had to say –

“We are a non-political and non-religious group. Everyone in this particular project is very different. We focus on writing about things that we feel are a therapy to us and more importantly, things that other people may be able to relate to or helped by. For example; One of the tracks (the first one we played at the launch night) is about coming out the other end of a troubled youth. Watching friends succumb to addiction and the loss of loved ones. The chorus is about the strength found through loss and finding the determination to dig deep and to always gave your best regardless of circumstance. It also touches on self-sabotage, sometimes you are the person standing in the way of your own success (whatever your definition of that may be.)

“Most of the songs deal with “first world problems” hence the name “First World Hunger”. We want to reach out to people and let people know it’s ok to be going through hardship, even in the “first world” and through suffering you can gain a sort of enlightenment. There’s a duality to it too, we are a fun loving band, we are all about having a good time. We feel the best way to do that is to be totally open and honest with the audience, we indulge in our flaws and through that we can exorcise the badness within ourselves and come off stage pure again. To be honest it’s very hard to summarise in a few words lol, I could talk about this for hours, each song has a different message or story. I think that’s why the live show is so intense in way, we are really just up there letting out a collective 200 odd years of suffering, giving everything, we have and trying to shape it into a positive experience for everyone that’s there. It’s really difficult for us to tell how it actually comes across, I guess we will never know.” –  Colin FWH

First World Hunger have only played a handful of shows, starting out in March this year, and have so far found themselves amongst a highly skilled network of metal bands who are fully supportive and tight knit within the metal community, aiding them to share stages and build an incremental fanbase which they endeavour to grow as they keep on playing more live shows. The band are currently looking for a booking agent to get them out on the road for 2020, so if anyone in the industry is willing to give them the opportunity to do so, please contact their social media page.

https://www.facebook.com/1stWorldHunger

It’s Halloween every day of the year where H8teball is concerned, serving sonic and visual uppercuts to the cerebrum with demonic masks, ghoulish face-paint, dynamic doom-laden guitar riffage and aggressive vocal throat growls. From the outset H8teball’s music packs a hefty punch with their comprehensive intensity, drawing from classic sounding chugging guitar riffage, thunderous basslines and menacing vocals which branch off into a diverse blend of screamo, singing and disconcerting growls. There is an Irrefutable sense of purpose and infectiousness which permutates from H8teball’s sound, an all guns blazing rampant heavy metal sound.

I managed to catch-up online with vocalist, Daniel and guitarist’s Atholl & Scott to ask if they could shed some light on their creative angle? And to provide insight into their songwriting and lyrics?

Here is what they had to say…..  

Guitarist – Atholl aka Ging – “I’d say given that were called H8teball, were not here to hate everything. We’re here to hate on the hate. Everything that’s wrong with the world.  And to quote shaggy, if it beats you, don’t let it break you. We stopped thinking it was a competition an age ago. It’s about working as a collective to create a new scene. Build a musical empire together.”

Vocalist – Daniel aka Shaggy – “More or less what, Ging says to be honest.
Hate on anyone or anything that hates.  Our song titled ‘Disgrace’ is about depression. ‘Black Mamba’ is about an arsehole lying woman. ‘Eater of World’ is kind of about how we as a human race are actually the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse, kind of. ‘Undead’ is actually about deforestation, strangely enough, ‘Unbreakable’ is self-explanatory and ‘Almighty’ is about how religion is the cause of all things shitty on earth. There’s usually a good amount of anti-religious stuff as well”

Guitarist – Scott – You can’t really explain every song before you start it live. We don’t really go into it much to be honest, the music always comes first in the creative process and Daniel takes it away and comes up with the song concept, but we are all very like minded so it’s always something we are down with and can get behind….

Check out ‘Black Mamba’, a song about an arsehole lying women! (LOL.. So Specific!) Captured by Demon Dethchase… And please don’t forget to subscribe!  

Black Mamba , Performed live by H8teball at Glasgow’s Ivory Blacks.

You can experience Hateball live, Friday 1st November at Smashed Halloween special, HELL ON PERTH! ….FREE ENTRY, hosted by Slow Dragon Music 

https://www.facebook.com/titanbreedmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/IngravesUK/

https://www.facebook.com/H8TEBALL/

Ingraves Self-titled Debut EP Release.

Artist – Ingraves

EP -Ingraves / Debut

Genre – Alt /Metalcore

Scottish-based five-piece heavy alternative groove makers, Ingraves have been focusing intently over the past few months on crafting their metal sound, channelling their creative drive to deliver an authentic, highly emotive feel to their structurally diverse progressive musical expression which the band are proud to present to the metalcore scene in the form of their four-track, self-titled debut Ep this coming Friday 11th at Glasgow’s Cathouse Rock Club with supports from the gargantuan sounding Titan breed, masked loons, H8teball and rap/metal fusion instigators, First World Hunger…. Please join the events page for event and ticket details –

https://www.facebook.com/events/1253264614848259/

Ingraves have conjured an intense listening experience with their newly crafted sound, offering led heavy riffage combined with melodic forms of metal. I spoke briefly with lead vocalist Willie Lang about the new release and this is what he expressed –

“We wanted something that was incredibly varied to demonstrate our abilities and the stuff we’ve been writing now is heavier, darker more emotional and honest.” – Willie Lang.

The first track on the EP ‘Cut You Out’ spectacularly encapsulates the essence of what Ingraves are channelling creatively within this current band project, which makes no surprise as to why they have chosen to release this initial track as their debt single accompanied by an eye wobbling, visually energetic music video.

Please check out the single on the following link and delve into their hugely beasting, progressive sound.

Ingraves – Dynamite dynamic from their current debut single – ‘Cut You Out‘.

Second track on the Ep, Fade – Has a tight-knit, fast and furious pace to its instrumentation which instantaneously evokes the need for a mosh-pit circle, this is definitely one to get the crowd rampant. It is easy for the listener to follow the lyrical content of the song due to structural space and the sudden changes throughout the song in tempo and mood makes for a rollercoaster listen. There is a classic, old-skool trashy feel to the guitars as the vocals provide a deep, interchangeable, surprising element to the overall atmosphere of the track.

The third track that comes crashing in on the EP titled, Crossroads delivers chunky heavy bass riffage alongside technical guitar groove, unified with one of the fiercest lead vocal displays on the EP. There exists rhythmical space regarding the drumming, which is consistent throughout the entire EP, and the backing vocals are superbly placed adding that extra layer of depth regarding shapeshifting tone and interchanging mood.   

The final track on the Ep titled, AntiSocial delivers deliciously harmonious lead guitar textures and a swaying rhythmical sense of euphoria blended with melocolie and rage . Again, plenty of heavy, chugging guitar riffage, intricate technical guitar grooves and soaring lyrical content that evokes emotion and calls on a kind of abstraction amongst the rage and velocity of the track, as striking soaring backing vocals truly elevates, yet again onto another new dizzy level.

There is an exceptionally well thought-out fluidity to this debut EP, both vocally and instrumentally offering heavy groove laden guitars in an even, uncluttered distribution to lead vocalist Willie Langs engrossing vocal diversity, who transitions from wrathful throat growls to poignant melodic singing. The Ep offers excellent sound production and carries through the energy of the live raw environment. There is plenty of space within the vocal and instrumental ferocity for the listener to digest the changing tempos, mood and atmosphere, and most certainly the EP offers a plethora of superbly structured juxtapositions to stirr and stimulate the headspace.  

Keep up to date with the band on the following – https://www.facebook.com/IngravesUK/

DYlab Interview – Melbourne Acid Producer provides insight into his world of music making.

Artist – DYlab

Label – New York Haunted

Current Collaborative Release –

https://dearsoil.bandcamp.com/album/dylab-dances-on-all-fours

Melbourne based Acid producer/ technician, Dylan Davis aka, DYlab has taken some time out of his busy schedule to provide Revel with a wonderfully insightful interview into his evolution as an acid producer as well as insight into the more technical side of his creative process, from his favorite hardware equipment to his current method in creating.

DYlab provides a glimpse into the Acid scene over in Melbourne Australia with lots of names drops to check out, as well as the record label he is involved with, his radio show, collaborations, current projects, as well as his inspirations…..  

Miff/Revel- Where did it all start for you regarding your passion for creating acid music?

Dylan /DYlab – I’ve always thought about making music and playing around with sound. I used to make sounds while my friend played instruments in the early 90s, it was synth, drum machine, lots of effects and bass guitar.

Later in the 90s, I picked up some synths and a drum machine of my own for messing around with, but it wasn’t until about 15 years ago that I decided to give it a try and as acid house was one of my first musical loves I aimed to make acid house music.

Miff/Revel – What elements have you experimented with, both sonically and in regard to tech that has truly surprised and excited you?

Dylan /DYlab- I have experimented with lots of different tech and sounds, I like blending computers and hardware, the iPad was an interesting device to play with to control other synths and create sequences, I used to do radio shows where I’d jam using iPad software connected to computer-based FM synths alongside other hardware devices, and that was a lot of fun.

Usually, I work with different sounds and textures and listen for the types of sounds that are missing and look at ways to create and incorporate those sounds and tones.

Miff / Revel- What currently shapes and fuels your creative ideas for future production? What is your direction?

Dylan/ DYlab- At the moment it’s the machine and live jamming. I generally jam on the machines until I feel some kind of emotional response to what I have created and then I hit record. If I jam and don’t feel anything I don’t record. Then toward the end of the month those pieces that have an emotional resonance I finish off as best as I can on the computer, adjusting, arranging and modifying whilst maintaining the original feeling I had when I first heard the piece.

Miff / Revel – Who have you been working with most recently regarding remixes? …How best would you describe your approach to remixing?

 Dylan /DYlab – It varies depending on what I get sent to be honest. Sometimes the process is a reductive one, I mine for one sound or one element then reconstruct a new track from that. Other times the process is adaptive when I add effects to existing tracks then add a new beat or a new sound or texture to it. It all comes back to how I respond to the material.

Miff / Revel – How would you best describe your evolution in making acid music?

Dylan / DYlab – I have learned a lot more along the way about music theory, production and how to work the equipment but the process in terms of doing what I resonate emotionally to is part of the core of how I work, so whilst my techniques have grown and improved and become freer, most of my work is now recorded and cleaned up, the core is the emotional response to the sounds the machines make.

Miff /Revel – What samples, sounds, and machinery is currently floating your boat?

Dylan/ DYlab – The DFAM is currently floating my boat hardware-wise, loving the sounds I get from it and the improvised nature of it for live set. Other than that, I’m using a lot more breaks in my live sets and also in my productions and looking to probably feature more in upcoming tracks

Miff/ Revel – Can you give us some insight into the acid scene in Melbourne, who are the instigators?

Dylan/DYlab -Melbourne has a rich history of techno and acid music, I’m a bit of a late arrival only getting there in 2000, and at that time Virus was doing the whole London Acid Techno sound. But people like Honeysmack, Voiteck and Zen Paradox have been doing acid and techno in Melbourne since the 80’s.

There are lots of crews putting on techno club nights, Bunker, Cat House, Machine, Tekno Mulisha are some of them that spring to mind. There seems to be a lot of local labels putting out interesting electro and acid-tinged sounds and plenty of live acts that incorporate that acid sound, people like ACM, Lou karsh/Reptant, Kettokai, and so many others.

Miff/Revel – In the summer Acid Slice released a super cool compilation tilted, 303% Acid Music which you are featured on, can you tell us about the Acid Slice collective and their fresh approach to creating acid music?

Dylan /DYlab -The Acid Slice compilation is a bunch of tracks from people that have played live sets or DJ’d at acid slice events over the past year and it was our (the organisers) way of saying thanks for playing, we appreciate it and let’s showcase the music you make both as CD and digital release.

Miff/ Revel – Can you give us some insight into the Dutch label, New York Haunted and its ethos? and when did you first become involved with the label?

Dylan/ DYlab – The label is Vince Korman’s label and he runs things there. It’s a very much a family feel to it though and have done a lot of cool project and releases, things like for the Bees and Vote Acid are some of the cool VA projects. He releases music he likes, and it goes from extreme noise stuff to the melodic techno acid and pretty much everything in between. There is a good ethos and he tries to showcase so really diverse and incredible talent from all over the world. I think my first release was about 3 years ago and I got in touch with him either via email or social media and sent him a few things that resonated with him and it went from there.

Miff/Revel – Tell us about your monthly radio shows with FNOOB and Seance Radio.

Dylan/DYlab – I’ve been doing these radio shows for a while, it’s a good way to showcase new tunes I’m working on, or do a live set for an hour or have guest mixes to showcase other people I meet. Both FNOOB and Séance have been really supportive of my music and put out releases on their respective labels, with Séance releasing a CD album of my tunes,

Miff/Revel – Aside from your hardware live sets and acid production, what kind of energy and experience do you strive to create and provide through your DJ sets.

Dylan/ DYlab – I don’t DJ. I can’t mix records that’s why I play live. Even my radio show mixes are all lined up audio files in Ableton then rendered out.

Miff/Revel – Have you ever gone off on an unrehearsed tangent during a hardware live set?

Dylan/ DYlab – My sets now are improvised so the whole thing is a tangent tbh. I have a mix of patterns and the DFAM & TR8 is fully improvisational so yeah, the whole set works as a pick and mix, and it goes in whatever direction I feel.

Miff / Revel – When did you first start to tinker with analog machines, how best would you describe your relationship to machines you own? Do those machines really take on a life of their own? Who bosses who?

Dylan /DYlab- I got my first synth and drum machine around 1997. The sh101, mc202 and a 606. I synced them together and made some attempts at music with them. When I started making music again, later on, I revisited the whole set up and things have grown and now my setup is pretty full of a diverse range of sounds and machines.

The machines tend to have a life of their own but saying that turning on a 303 and a 707 the sounds you hear would lead towards acid house because these sounds have been established and that’s the language created and in memory, so it’s interesting to work outside of those ideas or pre-existing sounds. I really enjoyed the freshness footwork brought, combining rave, jungle and dub music with just about anything made for very exciting possibilities at the time.

So sometimes it’s good to work within existing confines as it gives you a blueprint and sometimes it’s good to work with stuff that sounds uncomfortable because you aren’t used to it yet.

Miff/Revel – Where has been the most electrifying parties/clubs you have played or aspire to play?

Dylan/DYlab -The latest version of my live set up is pretty free and the open provisional format has made it really enjoyable to play, so the last few gigs I’ve played have all been great fun and very positive, enriching experiences, I just hope to keep having fun, having people invite me to play and have people dance to the music I make.

Miff/Revel – Do you have any plans to tour either the UK or Europe?

Dylan / DYlab- I have been invited to play in Europe but it’s a question of funding, so looking at grants and thing like that to get overseas, and hopefully, play there.

Miff/Revel- Who are your inspirations?

Dylan/ DYlab- Probably some of the first live set acts I saw like Crystal distortion and 69DB from old spiral raves. Then obviously Jeff Mills for his live set and also Shawn Rudiman. Then outside of that, there are so many people making live electronic music with whatever they can afford it’s a very inspiring time for music-making, people coming on stage with cheap synths doing great things, laptop sets where people really making great-sounding music that resonates so well.

So, I find everything I see and hear a source of inspiration, people like Neybuu goes great live stuff with her electron gear and sounds like stuff I’ve never heard before. So, anything that exposes me to new, diverse sounds and practices is inspirational.

Keep up to date with DYlab’s projects on the links below.  

http://www.acidboxblues.com

https://dylab.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/dylabs

https://hearthis.at/dylab/

https://newyorkhaunted.bandcamp.com/

Thrash Metallers -Gama Bomb – Stereo Basement- Live Footage/Review.

Last weekend Irish THRASH metaller’s Gama Bomb smashed their way through a mini UK tour alongside road buddies, Divine Chaos and Shrapnel, throwing down shows in Manchester’s Satan’s Hollow, Glasgow’s Stereo and London’s Underworld, heading on wards to play the Gargantuan German open-air Wacken Festival, beginning Thursday 1st of August until Saturday 3rd.  

Glasgow thrashers were super charged for the return of Gama Bomb with many avid followers returning to Stereo basement to mosh to Gama’s high octane, humorous, technically super-fast show. The band have crafted a very cool, idiosyncratic execution in their overall deliverance as they threw down insanely skilled, technical playing ability with tongue-n-cheek humour, belting out body hurtling songs from their current album, Speed Between The Lines, drawing on not taking themselves too seriously, but in the same breath blowing all the fishes out of the water with their unbelievable musicianship and vocal aptitude.

As a first time encounter with the band I was immediately sucked in by their individualism and all-inclusive fun approach, not to mention their effortless raw talent, and most certainly I would now call myself a fan. They have been described as a kind of Thrasher Judas priest, with those signature soaring vocal shrills.

Lead Protagonist – Philly Byrne  – Gama Outlaw. – Photo Credit – Darren Morier

Here at Gobo, the supremely talented, Darren Morier captured a whole bunch of amazingly expressive shots of the night, so please head over to the Gobophotography/Revel Rousers music media page on FB to view them in their entirety.  

Check out the first three songs of Gama Bomb’s set on the following Demon Dethchase YouTube Channel. Superbly captured by Will Ryan –

Gama Bomb -Footage Credit – Will Ryan – Demon Dethchase YouTube Channel.

Also, check out Divine Chaos’s ferocious vocal approach with complex drumming, and melodic, technical musicianship. An extremely awesome band who most certainly pack a clean punch to the gut.

Divine Chaos – Footage Credit – Will Ryan – Demon Dethchase YouTube Channel.
Jut Tabor – Vocals – Photo Credit – Darren Morier. 

The GROOVE LADEN, Shrapnel threw down a top class set which propelled the crowd into a head spin with the bands radical changes in velocity and super charged, gravely vocal delivery. Many thanks to Will Ryan of Demon Dethchase for the footage. Please make sure to subscribe to his channel over on YouTube to keep attuned to more exciting metal band uploads.

Shrapnel – Footage credit – Will Ryan- Demon Dethchase You Tube Channel.
Bassist/frontman – Aarran Tucker – Photo credit – Darren Morier

LegPuppy – Non Disclosure Agreement – Album Release.

Artist – LegPuppy

Album – Non Disclosure Agreement

Genre – Electronic/ psychedelic/ experimental

London-based, Electro dance punks, LegPuppy has to be one of the most creatively impulsive outfits out there, channelling instinctively their visual and sonic creative expression through the pulse of socio-political satire and dark humour.  Following LegPuppy’s 2018’s critically acclaimed album ‘You Should Be Paranoid‘ comes forth in punchy, uncompromising fashion their second album, Non Disclosure Agreement, released (June 21st)

The album takes a subtle swipe at the current farce that is British politics, the darker side of social media, corporate conversations recorded in branded food franchises, soulless developers & following the death of a close friend of the band, lyrics and words from a past life regression session. There’s also a homage to an 80’s classic house track by Lil Louis. 

Sonically this current offering executes a diverse cacophony of brash electronics, experimental vocal twists and unorthodox sampling techniques, most certainly creating an impact in regard to the albums unpredictability and metamorphose nature.

In other words, It’s punchy, with much unshaven balls and feels completely uninhibited in its razor sharp compulsion for in-ur- face expression….

Take a head space moment to absorb one of their more conventionally structured tracks off the album titled ‘Tears’ (feat Voi Vang)

LegPuppy are renowned for their idiosyncratic live show performances.

Try to catch them live this summer in a zone near you.

Live dates 2019
Jun 13th – Cavendish Arms (London)
Jun 21st – Album launch + art exhibition (The Barn, Ledbury)
Jun 22nd – Sonic Rock Solstice Festival (Stoke Prior)
July 5th – Le Royal Onze (Paris)
Sept 20th – Maze Lounge (Berlin)
Oct 7th – Half Moon (Putney)
Oct 25th – Royal Standard (Sheffield)
Oct 26th – 1 in 12 (Bradford)
Nov 2nd – Foundations Festival (Manchester)
Nov 17th – Hope & Ruin (Brighton)


Purchase the album  – https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/legpuppy/non-disclosure-agreement

Listen to more of LegPuppy on Spotify –  https://open.spotify.com/album/0WLuu7zbuJQ0uXej0PaRIJ?si=AkPZUYyQT6iA3lmt5akI3w