Hull-based crankwave band, Mary and the Ram (the studio project of The Trembling Hellish Infernal Nightmare Generator’s Kiran Tanna and The Parasitic Twins’ Dom Smith) is set to release a new single, ‘Eclipse’ on October 18, 2019 via Syndicol Music.
Recorded at Melrose Yard Studios in York, UK and co-produced between Kiran, and New York-based producer, Kallie Marie (Explosives For Her Majesty), the band have also hooked in the talents of Dave Ogilvie (The Weeknd, NIN, Skinny Puppy) for mixing, and mastering by Howie Weinberg (Thirty Seconds To Mars, Mars Volta, Nirvana).
MaTR has also made efforts to expand the live sound, recruiting musicians from both York and Hull to join the group as full-time members: Edward Alan Logie (Modern Mood Swings) and Sarah Shiels (Black Delta Movement). Live dates will be announced soon.
Nightmares For Children (And Other Stories)’ is the debut soundtrack from York-based HFD (Hypnotic Funeral Drone)-act, The THING (Trembling Hellish Infernal Nightmare Generator)!
Taking some inspiration from drone/doom bands like Sunn O))) and Godflesh, and created with the sole purpose to force people to recoil in absolute disgust, the four-piece (featuring TC6’s Kreecha Honey [guitars, samples] and Seep Away’s Dom Smith [drums]) alongside Mary And The Ram’s Kiran Tanna on vocals/synths and Rotting Monarchs’ James Briggs on bass, combine haunting samples, droning vocals and bass, with ferocious guitar work and intense drums to craft what can only be described as an abrasive, stomach-churning soundtrack to the death and destruction of your emotions…and hearing.
19-year-old Joe Russell-Brown’s debut EP is a collection of songs created on a cheap microphone and laptop in his grandma’s bungalow. It captures his transition from acoustic songwriter to dream-pop band leader. It’s lo-fi yet anthemic.
Check out the new Let Man Loose single, ‘Shotgun Good Fun’ now.