Hull/York band Mary and The Ram is streaming the Officers remix of their latest single, ‘Eclipse’ now, released recently on The New Anonymous / Forever Underdogs.
Before the remix by Officers’ Jamie Baker, the original version of ‘Eclipse’ was recorded at Melrose Yard Studios in York, UK and co-produced between Kiran, and New York-based producer, Kallie Marie (Explosions 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.
Mary And The Ram – the studio project of Kiran Tanna from The Nightmare Generator and Dom Smith from The Parasitic Twins – have unveiled the video for their latest single Eclipse.
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, Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy) for mixing, with mastering by Howie Weinberg (Thirty Seconds to Mars, Mars Volta, Nirvana).
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.
Hull, UK based soundtrack and minimal electronic composer, Dom Sith (otherwise known as Dom Smith of Mary And The Ram, Seep Away and The Parasitic Twins) returns with a new video game-style track that’s heavily influenced by cyberpunk culture. He comments: “Man, I’ve always loved the culture of cyberpunk, and I wanted to build something that could soundtrack someone’s emotions if they were either playing, or inside this video game…in my head! Ha!”
Featuring lighter chiptune elements that move away from Sith’s darker sound, this represents a move towards more peaceful sonic exploration. “I’m not a vocalist, I’ve made peace with that now, I mean…I do miserable spoken word bollocks from time-to-time, but that’s about it. I want to focus my energy on soundtrack stuff that makes people chill out, and get them to imagine, if only for a moment that they are in another world.”