The AT Blog2020-02-15T21:11:19+00:00

The AT Blog //

Our blog is curated by the AT team, with a select group of friends and music aficionados also contributing content. Driven by the same passions as the label, we aim to give some much-deserved publicity and promotion to music and artists that can otherwise go uncovered and indeed, undiscovered by the more mainstream, trend driven press.

For us, the blog is a platform to showcase and celebrate the creativity and vision of musicians, artists and bands that we love, whilst giving us another opportunity to support new or emerging bands and artists as much as possible.

We hope you find something you like.

Latest Posts //

The Weekly Roundup 13.08.17

Festival season is in full flow here in the UK and this year has seen more high-profile problems than previous years. There’s been the abandonment of the Y Not festival, with the blame being put on inclement weather – something that seemed to shock people organising an outdoor festival in the UK! That was followed by the cancellation, also mid-festival of Hope and Glory in Liverpool. Boomtown saw people queuing for up to six hours to get in, with people having to stand in the blazing sun the entire time. And then getting rained on once they got in! And of course, there was the fire at Tomorrowland in Spain. Disappointed Y Not revellers will get refunds, in fact after the social media disappearing act of Hope and Glory, Skiddle have said they’ll refund tickets bought via them. Generally, Boomtown fans have taken queuing in good grace and there’s been no issue with the festival itself. As with any large event, things can go wrong, from the weather to organisation difficulties and with over 30 festivals in August alone, the law of averages dictates there’ll be problems somewhere along the line. Having been involved in co-ordinating a boutique festival some years ago, it gives you an appreciation of how daunting and complex running large scale events must be. But good festivals will have contingency plans for potential problems – and the ones that cut corners, expand too quickly or fail to prepare? Well, we’ve all seen the consequences.  And with that, on to this weekend’s roundup.

By |August 13th, 2017|

New Music: DiipSilence – Glimmer

DiipSilence is a chillstep, melodic, and downtempo music producer, deliberately keeping a low profile and letting little information out there other than the fact that they’re originally from China, but now live in Los Angeles. Glimmer is their latest release, a track that on the surface is relaxing, but contains a hidden, darker meaning.

By |August 13th, 2017|

Introducing: Android Lust

Android Lust is the one-woman project of Bangladeshi-born New Yorker (but now resident in L.A.)  Shikhee, who has been releasing music under the Al moniker since the late-1990s, releasing her first album Resolution in 1998. Her music balances elements of rock, industrial, electropop and classical styles to create a sound that is individual, challenging but very rewarding for the listener. We caught up with Shikhee for a chat.

By |August 9th, 2017|

New Music: Everything Everything – Desire

Desire is the second single to be taken from Everything Everything’s forthcoming album A Fever Dream. The follow up to Can’t Do, the track has been produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Depeche Mode). It sees the quartet succeed in delivering another solid slab of electro rock, all vocal harmonies, urgent guitar licks and bombastic perusssion.

By |August 8th, 2017|

New Music: ConnectieCuts – Eistu

Duo eLeMeN and ColorCowboy are the madcap geniuses behind Danish act ConnectieCuts. Their new track Eistu is a full-on electro club track, all fuzzy basslines and swaggering electronica; a song that comes across like it would hit on your partner in a nightclub and then pick a fight with you! It’s a slow and dirty and infectiously good slice of electronica, that’s for sure.

By |August 8th, 2017|

New Music: Emma Miller – Leaving

Singer/songwriter Emma Miller is originally from the north east of Scotland but is currently living in London and attending the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Leaving is her second single, following on from her critically acclaimed debut track  Burning Out  which was released back in May.

By |August 7th, 2017|

New Music: KOHL – Better The Devil That You Know

KOHL is the musical alias of up and coming musician Zoe Stirling. Based in Manchester, United Kingdom, she defines her sound as ‘Ethereal Electro’ which is an apt description of her first single, Eclipse. Check out her minimal but moody take on electro-pop in the stunning video for new track Better The Devil That You Know, below.

By |August 7th, 2017|

The Weekly Roundup 06.08.17

Music and technology were very much in the news this week, for two very different reasons. The Guardian has published an article on the ramifications A.I. will have on music; with a few clicks Jukedeck will create  a new track for you once you select genre, mood, tempo, instruments and track length. The catch is that they retain the copyright unless you pay them. A few days before, Shelby Hartman has written about the effect ‘the click’ has on modern music, making it a slave to regularity and repetition whilst stripping out the human side from the music. He may have a point that this need for precision is resulting in a uniform sound, at least for chart music but I’m not convinced just yet. After all, people are dismissive of ‘laptop’ bands and DJs, but the technology is but a tool to aid creativity – it doesn’t make and artists a better musician or imbue them with greater talent. Yet now it looks like we could be the edge of another musical revolution – with a bit of money, an A.I. somewhere could turn anyone us in to a musical genius and the flick of a switch. And the flexing of a credit card. On to the music!

By |August 6th, 2017|

New Music: Tigertown – Warriors

Tigertown are the pride of Sydney, and the uplifting hook laden synthpop of Warriors is sure to see their sound gain wider exposure along with their American tour supporting VÉRITÉ. The quartet brew up an anthemic brand of electropop which is sure to make the listener smile and dance, no matter where they are.

By |August 4th, 2017|

New Music: Inner Tongue – Dig Deeper

Dig Deeper is a new song from Inner Tongue’s forthcoming debut album, which will be released early 2018 via Mount Silver Records & Caroline International Records. Describing the genesis of the song, Inner Tongue says it’s ‘about the adrenaline you feel before take off, the seconds in weightlessness and the eventuating Netflix-boredom, that can be ultimately freeing’. The track is the follow-up to the synthwave seduction that was Underworld.

By |August 3rd, 2017|
Go to Top