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 //
Electronic duo Amethysts have just released their debut single My Love and it’s very, very nice indeed. Recorded in their own home studio and mixed by Shuta Shinoda (Daughter, Ghostpoet), the two-piece’s first release sees them mix electronics and live instrumentation, with layers of sweet vocal harmonies washing over depths of synthesisers and guitar, whilst drum machines battle with live drums.
Oliver Munch is an eclectic multi-instrumentalist/producer and sometimes DJ living on the North Coast of Australia. He says that ‘surf and skate culture influence individuality and a drive to amalgamate genres without the pressure of fitting into a box’ and you can certainly feel that in his compositions. His new track, Mallawa is a flowing piece of instrumental hip hop with a lush vocal lead that we recommend you listen to.
Ian Beattie and Craig Johnston are Man With Glasses, a new Scottish outfit with a penchant for melodic, instrumental electronica, storytelling and pirates (yarr!). We chatted with Ian about the band’s influences, future and their upcoming adventures as part of our Introducing series.
Using cast-away sounds, re-cycled synths and drum machines AEW create a balance between pop structures and experimentation. The sounds and textures are crafted from vintage sources creating warm and mellow music that explores themes of childhood, the natural world, industrialism and pop history. More than just revivalist AEW weave melodies, speech and atmospherics to capture moments and moods that summon a deep sense of nostalgia.
This Human Condition are an electronic duo from Bristol, formed in early 2015. Blending a whole gamut of different electronic music influences including synthpop, trip hop, dance, pop, house, trance and dubstep, they describe their genre as ‘Handbag Electro Punk’ and quite frankly, that description alone was enough to make us want to chat to them as part of our Introducing series. Read on for a little more insight into this most excellent band.
Based in Reading, Draconic Elimination Projects is a dark electronic music project born of idealism, eclecticism and the drive to do something different. We caught up with D.E.P. main man Mark Haigh to find out a little more about his musical output, remix work and his future endeavours.
Indie electropop sensations Empathy Test are back with Demons, a brand new track and the first taste of the forthcoming debut album. Since releasing their debut EP, Losing Touch, the enigmatic duo have impressed many with their brooding cinematic electro pop sound; winning both critical acclaim and a legion of dedicated fans worldwide (us included!) .
Wakefield’s premier synth band Berlyn Trilogy are best described as a modern synthpop band with a classic edge. Since forming in 2012, this up and coming act have gigged extensively, supporting 80s icons like Blancmange and Toyah and continue to go from strength to strength. We caught up with synth player and founding member James to find out more about Berlyn Trilogy’s past, present and future.
Chiptune/fakebit artist mpegasus is rather partial to beeps. His sound is drawn from the 8-bit era of home computers like the Spectrum and c64, mixed with heavy bass and crunchy drums to leave each track existing in a temporal limbo between the past and the future. Maybe it sounds weird, but it’s brilliant. Strap yourself in and read on to find out a little bit more about this Cambridge-based artist.
Residing in Glasgow via Sheffield, London and Vancouver, Soft Riot is an artist who’s been rocking the synths for the best part of 20 years across various bands and projects. He describes his current output as ‘art punk synth disco’ and you should absolutely be checking it out. We caught up with JJD for a chat as part of our Introducing series.