In need of something ambient to begin the day? Well, you’ve come to the right place with this post of Dom Sith, aka Dom Smith’s, latest track ‘Mono’.
You may know Sith as the drummer for Mary and the Ram and The Parasitic Twins, but in his spare time he has continued to experiment with electronic beats and sounds, and ‘Mono’ (which you can purchase now right here) is his latest creation.
The song is a dark, lo-fi offering that recalls the very best of 1990s trip-hop, which may remind you of genre-defining artists such as Portishead and Tricky.
With the pending May 24th release of ‘Mono’ out through the recently resurrected Yorkshire alternative electronic music label The New Anonymous, Sith is looking to inspire others with his latest collection of beats and samples. Commented Sith, “I just want to make electronic music, man. I forever wanted to be like Trent Reznor, or Chris Corner (IAMX), so I got some software and just started tinkering a few years back, just trying to make really unsettling sounds. I’ve done a few releases now, and they’re pretty lo-fi and dark, but if I can make music that I genuinely love, then I want others to know that they can too.”
Miles. is the acoustic outlet for York-based multi-instrumentalist, Michael Donnelly.
On new single ’16; My Delightful Inheritance’ (taken from the new EP, ‘Beauty For Ashes’ out on April 15 via Daddy Issues Records), Donnelly channels the passion and emotion of Benjamin Francis Leftwich, and Death Cab For Cutie at their most evocative and passionate.
Of the track’s inspirations he comments: “Death Cab shaped much of my musical upbringing; learning from their creativity and ingenuity made for wonderful foundations that I create from today. They’re an invaluable part of my past. BFL however, holds my future; what I want to achieve next. I aspire to his honesty and vulnerability and always keep it in mind working on the next thing and the next track. I like to think they both can lay claim to 16 in a many ways.”
Miles. will play the following spaces (with more to be announced) in support of the new single, and the EP:
19/04 – The Crescent – York
29/04 – The Birdcage – Norwich
30/04 – The Blue Moon – Cambridge
07/05 – Servant Jazz Quarters – London
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Yorkshire post-punk duo, Mary and the Ram have today premiered a remix of their debut single, ‘The Cross’ by London alternative rock band, Birthmarks. The track moves the original away from its gothic Sisters of Mercy-esque roots and takes it in a more ambient Massive Attack-inspired trip-hoppy direction.
MATR are currently working on new material at home in York following the success of their debut material (produced by John Fryer [Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails]). Birthmarks will release their debut album, ‘And Then The Rain Stopped’ later this year.
In our new home at C4Di in Hull, we chat to Ryan Cole and Rich Bates about working in the design and animation industries, and how they got their start.
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