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Guest Playlist #06: Matt Bower of Wizards Tell Lies

By Steve Dewhurst

“When I started buying films on VHS, I would record the sound onto tape so I could take the film with me on journeys.”

Pete Swanson
Enough Dark Intensity: An Interview with Jimmy Lacy of SiP

By Jason Cabaniss

"I like the idea of “cocktail music.” Something intentionally light and pleasant. I’m always trying to write music that communicates some type of positive mood and when I’m playing, trying to focus my energy there"

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Clean is Dirty: An Interview with Flowertown

By Lindsay Oxford

The birth of San Francisco’s Flowertown makes for a good story: longtime Bay Area scene compatriots Karina Gill (Cindy) and Mike Ramos (Tony Jay) compose a song together for an upcoming show in later winter 2020, and the day before they’re slated to play it, the world stopped.

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Needles and Pins: Derek Piotr's Journey to the Heart of Britain's Folklands

By Steve Dewhurst

“Yorkshire is not so dissimilar to my home in the Northeast of America,” Derek Piotr tells me from York, the latest stop on his great British journey. “Connecticut is part of New England, so that makes sense.”

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Watch: Pram of Dogs – “Teeth”

Brighton, UK label Phantom Limb today announced the launch of a new imprint to be known, simply, as Spirituals. The inaugural release is due next month from Pram of Dogs, a hereto rather mysterious synth composer whose love of cult cinema and obscure film scores set him on the road to creating Matter-Anti, a soundtrack to the moving picture in his mind.

The first tantalising glimpse of Pram of Dogs’ imaginary world comes in the shape of “Teeth” and its glitchy accompanying video. Part Rear Window, part Lynchian time-loop nightmare, it focuses on the numerous inhabitants of an apartment block as they live and re-live a matter of seconds one night. The accompanying music, initially shimmering prettily before a surge of unnerving bass builds beneath, complements perfectly the strange sense of dread that builds as the voyeur darts back and forth fly-like outside the windows, seemingly frustrated by – or perhaps responsible for – a rumple in the fabric of time itself.

Matter-Anti will be released on 18 September.  Watch the video for “Teeth” below: