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Prog's Tracks Of The Week

Here’s some music that various members of the Prog team have been grooving to this week…

EDITOR - JERRY EWING

YES - ONWARD

Yesterday myself and Russell were privileged to attend a memorial service for Yes bassist Chris Squire. The piece of music chosen as people departed the chapel was this track from the Tormato album. It was the perfect fit then, and it seems like the obvious choice for today’s Tracks Of The Week. Enjoy in memory of Chris.

DEPTUY EDITOR - HANNAH MAY KILROY

EARTHSIDE - THE CLOSEST I’VE COME

Earthside’s debut was produced with the help of those behind the works of Opeth, Katatonia and The Ocean, and this comes as no surprise when you hear this beautifully rich piece of intricate heavy prog.

ART EDITOR - RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER

SWALLOW THE SUN - HEARTSTRINGS SHATTERING

I’ve been immersing myself is Swallow The Sun’s megalithic Songs From The North album all week. It’s 3 discs of ice cold atmospheric slabs of dark prog. Winter is coming so wrap up warm

NEWS EDITOR - NATASHA SCHARF

HOLLY TERRENS - ONCE UPON A TIME

Holly is the talented progressive pop singer-songwriter from Brisbane who’s been working alongside djent band Caligula’s Horse for the last few years. Once Upon A Time is her current single, which is apparently all about ‘sinister discoveries within a friendship’. This is what Radiohead’s Thom Yorke might sound like if he had been born female!

You can find Holly’s new single on the homepage of her website: http://www.hollyterrens.com

REVIEWS EDITOR - GRANT MOON

Guess who didn’t get their track in on time?

LIVES EDITOR - MALCOLM DOME

GERMAN OAK - INTO THE BUNKER

A really oddball, track, from the Dusseldorf band’s overlooked self-titled 1972 debut album. It has a funky, arcing groove, but sets this against a fuzzed-up psychedelic guitar motif, with a chugging space rock rhythm. The result is a instrumental that comes across as spontaneous and charismatic. Spellbinding.

LIMELIGHT BAND

KYLVER - THE DANCE OF THE MOUNTAIN GHOST

Hailing from Newcastle, this quartet have been called “Kyuss jamming with Yes”. There’s certainly some meaty ruffs in their music, but there’s a sense of adventurism that seats them firmly in the progressive realm. This is taken from their debut album The Mountain Ghost.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.