The 'Glasgow Jihad' EP

by Machines In Heaven




"The likely bet to follow CHVRCHES as Glasgow's synth-pop heroes... Their lush, squelchy electro has mild undercurrents of funk and is dressed up with stunningly ethereal guitar riffs."
- Billboard Magazine

"They are, in many ways, the quintissential Glasgow band, combining mopy but uplifting indie with banging electro and occasionally dizzying flights of musicianship. When they soar, they really soar."
- The Skinny

"It’s the closing track bordersbreakdown that shows the band at their most ambitious, encompassing everything from skittering RnB rhythms to a widescreen Killers-esque guitar line… it’s not hard to see the four-piece following the likes of Chvrches in breaking out of the Glasgow electro-pop scene."
- Rave Child

"Machines In Heaven make rather interesting music, full of bleeps, whirls and beats, often going off on seemingly outlandish tangents only to wrap the whole thing back up with a blistering thrash of guitars or gleeful synths.... Machines In Heaven have got the promise to be a show stopping band..."
- Scottish Fiction

Black Lantern Music are proud to present the debut EP by Glasgow four-piece Machines In Heaven. Machines in Heaven began in August 2010 when songwriter Graham Crossan (previously The Great I Am, who recorded with Miaoux Miaoux and Sam Smith of Green Door Studio/Casual Sex/Mother & The Addicts) was introduced to producer Magic Daddy, aka Greg Hurst (Optimo, Stuff, Oscarr) by manager Clair Crawford (Miaoux Miaoux).

Magic Daddy’s production led Machines In Heaven away from The Great I Am’s previous lo fi aesthetic and short songs, and towards something more epic and multilayered. Producer Scientific Support Dept. aka Brian Docherty (Creeping Bent, Shirley Manson, Malcolm Middleton, Emma Pollock) also came onboard later, and, once a short set of songs was ready, gig offers quickly came in (including headlining at Glasgow’s ‘Pin-Up Nights’ on their third ever gig, in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd with members of The Twilight Sad DJing afterwards).

At this stage of their development, MiH had already had two of their tracks (‘Le Quark’ & ‘Mumbo Jingo’) played on BBC Radio 1’s ‘Introducing’ show, and had gained an ever increasing enthusiastic following plus support from various bloggers, journalists, DJs, and other musicians.

After taking time away from gigging to work on a new live set, and having recruited Robbi Pinkerton (How Garbo Died, Julian The Apostate) and Davey Gwynne (Blood Blood, Adult Emergency) into the band, MiH agreed to release with BLM, and are currently lining up numerous gigs for 2013 and planning to release their debut album in March, then tour the continent in summer.


released February 9, 2013




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