There aren’t many Indie artists who have the ability to successfully weave together a track with anthemic energy and darkly poignant lyricism. Yet, London-based breaking talent All the Machines managed to do so with stylistic ease with their self-titled single which dropped in February 2019.
It’s so much more than your archetypal Indie track which you would hear drop on a sticky student dancefloor following Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys, so much more.
If you could imagine the angst of the Manic Street Preachers’ Holy Bible album weaved into a more concordant soundscape, you’d get a good idea of how viscerally arrestive the guitar-driven track is. Combining the light and textured tonality of the acoustic guitar with the buzz saw riffs of the electric was nothing short of a genius move from All the Machines. There’s also plenty of use of atmospheric spatial effects – which you may be more accustomed to hearing from Bauhaus or the Cure.
All the Machines may be one of the most exciting up and coming Indie acts on the underground right now; get them on your radar whilst you can still witness them in intimate venues.
You can check out the latest track from All the Machines by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast