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Gandalf's Fist sign Agile Thumb to their label – listen to In One Ear (Out The Other)!

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Milton Keynes four-piece Agile Thumb are to release Edocesrom – their debut EP – on April 17 via Nightkeeper Productions. They're the first external signings on the label, which was set up by Gandalf’s Fist – check out lead track In One Ear (Out The Other) below.

Fist guitarist Dean Marsh, who's also CEO of Nightkeeper Productions, says, “We absolutely fell in love with the mysterious nature of Agile Thumb and were already somewhat familiar with their sound. We could see a lot of ourselves in their DNA, so when we heard they were looking for a label to release their debut EP we jumped at the opportunity!”

Agile Thumb started out in 2018 as a psychedelic funk trio Pinto Johnson Memorial Assembly and now specialise in head-twisting experimental soundscapes. Their vocalist, Robert Black, says: “We’d like to thank the guys from the Fist for signing us up to their label – it’s an honour to be the first band to do so and we think existing fans of Gandalf’s Fist will be sure to find our stuff to be up their street – exciting times ahead."

Meanwhile, Gandalf’s Fist are working on their follow-up to the epic Clockwork Saga. The band's eighth studio album is due for release later in 2022.

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Stream In One Ear (Out The Other) below.

Agile Thumb EP artwork

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Natasha Scharf
Natasha Scharf

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.