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Prog's Limelight

Prog's Limelight feature highlights up and coming prog bands. For many it's the first step on the press ladder, hopefully bringing them to wider attention, while the Prog Around The World feature looks at band's from outside the UK. Notable Limelight artists we've featured throughout Prog's history who've gone on to bigger and better things include Big Big Train, Haken, Leprous, The Anchoress, Voyager, Iamthemorning, Von Hertzen Brothers, Exploring Birdsong, Jo Quail and more. "Progzilla is delighted to be working with Prog Magazine, helping to bring grassroots artists to a wider audience," says Progzilla's Stacy Doller. "Our team of enthusiastic broadcasters are excited to shine the spotlight on acts featured within the pages of Prog Magazine, and our dedicated playlists will allow our listeners to discover something new, as the background to their day without lifting a finger – simply ask your smart speaker to play Progzilla Radio."
Polinski

Futuristic and thoroughly human soundscapes from the electronic mind of 65daysofstatic. “I still have a lot of faith in human beings. It’s just the system we have built around ourselves, the miserable machine, causing all the problems.” Paul Wolinski laughs as he says this, almost surprised by his own view of the state of things. […]

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Covet

Life-affirming and joyful storytelling from a modern-day guitar master. Cowboys walking off into the sunset across vast deserts. Wizards stood in the middle of forests practising spells. Heroes riding into certain danger to save citizens from burning buildings. Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools we have in the world, and for Yvette Young, […]

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Us & Them

Swedish duo Us & Them do a wonderful line in folkish beauty undercut with a generous helping of foreboding. It’s no surprise then to discover that they’re big fans of //The Wicker Man//. The pair are all set to release a new compilation of their work via the gloriously fecund Surrey-based Fruits de Mer label, […]

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The Enigma Division

Ireland-based progressive metallers The Enigma Division formed in 2019 but their story begins much further back in time, 1977 to be precise. //Star Wars// had fired the world’s imagination and Nasa launched the Voyager Program to observe the outer limits of the Solar System. Guitarist Conor McGouran explains “People began to take an interest in […]

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Hög sjö

Patrik Berger’s new music represents something of a radical left field turn though the Swedish record producer certainly doesn’t see it that way. “When I make stuff it’s all the same in my head,” says the man whose CV boasts collaborations with bona fide superstars like Diana Ross, Kylie Minogue and Taylor Swift. Taking a […]

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Yemrot

Lavish, adventurous and unashamedly weird, Yemrot’s first album //The Sunken Garden// is one, as we used to say, for the heads. The brainchild of Margate-based multi-instrumentalist Jimi Tormey, it has occasional echoes of psych forebears like Kevin Ayers and Robert Wyatt, but Yemrot’s musical world is far stranger than that. Partly based around the escapades […]

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Natt

As much as it pains us to admit it here at //Prog//, words are not always necessary. Residents of Bergen, Norway, instrumental duo Natt have dispensed with the human voice and embarked on a fascinating, atmospheric journey on their self-titled debut LP. Three tracks and 45 minutes long, it’s a profoundly imaginative piece of work […]

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Jan Rivera

Puerto Rican guitarist who mixes the flavours of home with a contemporary flair. As far as debut albums go, few come with as fully formed as Jan Rivera’s, //Existential Paranoia//. For the Puerto Rican guitarist, it’s the result of a lifetime obsessed with the guitar.
“Growing up, our house used to be the happy place,” he […]

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WIZRD

Soft Ffog and Krokofant musicians team up for unpredictable prog-psych joy. INCREASINGLY ONE OF Northern Europe’s most prog-friendly creative epicentres, Oslo has become a hotbed of strange and exciting bands. Wizrd may be the most exhilarating of the lot. With a sound that unfolds from some unexplored midpoint between psychedelic prog, jazz fusion and angular […]

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Cabiria

Epic and ambitious post-rockers… to the power of three JOINING THE VERITABLE host of excellent instrumental bands that have emerged over the last couple of decades, London-based Cabiria have been working hard to build their profile over the last three years. With a self-confidence bordering on hubris, the trio self-financed and self-released their debut album, […]

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Moundrag

Heavy sounds from French brothers-in-prog with no strings attached! “WE MAY BE the only band in France that plays with just an organ and drums,” says Colin Goallen, drummer of the Reine-based hard progressive psych duo Moundrag. “For many people, the first time they hear us, it’s a real shock!” Having released their debut album, […]

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EBB

Gutsy, authentic and multifaceted rock from these Scottish proggers FOR MANY BANDS, living communally is part of the rock’n’roll dream – for EBB it’s simply what they do and an important element of their shared identity. Wintering in their base, an arts collective in rural Scotland, lead singer and guitarist Erin Bennett, Kitty Biscuits (percussion, […]

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