As well as having a sit down with Ghostpoet about his top five new acts to discover at Simple Things in Bristol last weekend, we also had the chance to talk to Scottish electronic post-rock quartet Errors. Read on to find out the sounds that have been impressing them lately…
“Psychedelic music from Glasgow that uses a lot of old analog equipment and keyboards. Me and him actually do a side project together and he’s supporting us on his debut solo show soon. He has a visual side to what he does as well – his artwork owes a lot to 90s computer graphics. It’s a nice juxtaposition between 70s psychedelic music and bad 90s graphics! He’s one worth looking out for.”
Mother Ganga is certainly in the early stages of his career, with his experimental sounds not really making their way onto the stereos of Last.fm users yet. However with support slots with the likes of Errors, his debut release Pineal Soup should start to receive some substantial attention soon.
“I don’t know much about them… they’re one of these mysterious acts that don’t have much about them online. Again quite an analog sound – recorded on a tape mostly. Has a nostalgic sound that I like, a really nice keyboard sound. It’s all recorded on a tape so it has a lot of hiss on it. They got in contact to collaborate actually, which would be great.”
“American band from Nashville. For our last record I was trying to get vocals on something but I couldn’t work anything out so I got in contact with their vocalist and he recorded it and it sounded great. The tune ‘Barton Springs’ on our record has got his vocals featured on it. His band sound like Spectrum or Spaceman Three – really droney but melodic. It’s almost like every tune they do is a pop song but it’s hidden beneath loads of layers of noise and drum machines and stuff. They’ve only got two albums and have never been to Europe so it’d be good to get them to come across here.”
The second of their two albums, Lie In Light, was released four years ago now so fans of Cloudland Canyone will be pleased to know that they have supplied their services on new Errors music. “Krautwerk”, the lead track on Lie In Light, has been scrobbled 15,292 times and with the duo boasting 128,412 scrobbles in total, anticipation for new material must be building.
“Another guy from the States… again I just heard him on a blog and started following him. He builds loops on guitar so it’s full of effects. I saw him at SXSW and it was just him with a big array of effects pedals. His stuff sounds like 80s prog rock music, all instrumental. I really like it. I don’t know too much about him and I kinda like that – knowing too much can change your opinion sometimes and this way you can build up your own story about the artist.”
Dustin Wong is another of Errors’ picks to have been scrobbled over 100,000 times (110,472 to be exact) and another to owe his sound to the tag of lo-fi. You can download his track “Talking Walking Cloud” on Last.fm for free here.
“Instrumental band from Lisbon. Quite unusual ‘cos I don’t think I’ve heard any band from Lisbon before! The most obvious similar band would be someone like Battles. The tunes are seven minutes long with really nice instruments and old drum machines. The songs build really nicely and and there’s an element of dance music as well.”
Gala Drop recently put out their second album Broda, which follows on from 2008′s self-titled debut. 2010 saw a release of the Overcoat Heat EP and the track “Drop” from that release is their most popular amongst Last.fm listeners with 3,386 scrobbles.
To find out more about Errors, visit their Last.fm page. Their latest album Have Some Faith In Magic is out now.
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