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.
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: