405 Focus: Binary
Binary are a band who play upon a backdrop of post-punk influences, with definite Echo & the Bunnymen vibes, highly evident in the dusky vocals of frontman David Troster. The band have also worked with producer Sean Bevan, whose work with Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson lead to the boys supporting Mr Manson in Europe.
The 405 got the chance to hang out with the brooding London foursome, allowing them to discuss their musical plans, their ideals and showcase some of their moody musical handiwork.
The session was recorded/edited by George and Louise Nindi.
Having played in separate bands during their time at NYU, one could call it fate that these Brooklyn natives eventually found their way to each other and formed Milagres. Their sweet, interesting sound has resonated with music fans all over the States and the UK, with many anointing them as one of the breakthrough bands for 2012. [read more]
In our review of Porcelain Raft's latest album, 405 writer Paul Kerr went a long way towards explaining the world that Mauro Remiddi has managed to create with Strange Weekend, though it seems like Remiddi considers the process as a "work in progress." The idea of approaching an album with the idea of capturing two days (a weekend) - rather than making something timeless - also explains a lot about the movement found in the album. [read more]
Welcome to the second edition of '405 Focus'. A few weeks ago we kicked off our new video series by heading into the world of Big Deal, and today we have another relatively young band in the form of Tripwires. We've been following this Reading based band for quite some time now, with their first 405 appearance taking place late last year when we spoke about their track 'Cinnamon'. [read more]
I genuinely can't remember how I met House of Strange mastermind, Ash Gardner. It might well have been through Twitter, though I find it far more romantic to make up a far-fetched story involving dragons, dwarves and a duel. Either way, we've known each other for a while now, and if I was asked to present you with one word to describe his personality, it would be 'joyous'. [read more]