Monday 6 October 2014


As part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, Machines In Heaven and Atom Tree are playing a gig together at the The Glasgow School of Art this Thursday (9 October) with additional support from Jo D'arc and DJ Dribbler.  Get along to the gig's Facebook page and invite yourself. All ticket information is there too

As you should already know, Machines In Heaven and Atom Tree are two of the most exciting electronic acts to come from Glasgow in ages and their initial releases (Machines In Heaven's Glasgow Jihad e.p. and debut album bordersbreakdown, Atom Tree's Tide of Thorns e.p. ) rightly received much praise in the music press, music blogs and, of course, on here. I've seen both bands live before and their gigs are always worth seeing and it's especially cool to see how bands have grown as live acts over the last 12 months. My last review of Machines In Heaven live is here ( and the last Atom Tree review can be found here ( both of which will give you an idea of what to expect. To refresh your memory further, here is the beautiful Die For Your Love from the Tide of Thorns e.p.

An additional incentive to come along on Thursday is that you'll get to hear previews of the new e.p's the bands have in the works, both of which will be released on the ace Hotgem. Machines In Heaven's Hindu Milk e.p. is due to be released in November and promises to build on their already impressive catalogue. A preview of the lead track Hindu Milk can be seen below from the band's recent gig at The Night Fair on 28 September.

Atom Tree meanwhile, fresh from shows at The Night Fair and Tenement TV, release their new e.p. Clouds on 21 November and it's bound to be one of the releases of the year. 

Music aside, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, which is now in its' 8th year, is a hugely important nationwide cultural event that definitely deserves some of your time. It emphasises the importance of arts and film and this year focuses on power, specifically the power arts and film have to enforce change. For all info about the festival, click here ( and make sure you get along to something.

Thursday night's gig would be the ideal place to start.

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