The Name Says it All…..Meet, The Exploding Sound Machine


This is the first EP from The Exploding Sound Machine. Very cool psych sounds, great riffs and beats that will get you looking to that dreamy space in the sky. Anyone who follows us here knows that Psych is high on our list of likes. This band is the real deal so all you fans of Tame Impala, and The Black Angels, we have a new band for you to listen to…..

Meet, The Exploding Sound Machine

Hi our name is….

The Exploding Sound Machine.

And our sound might be best described as….

a 60s influenced mix of Psych and early Prog.

We are…..
Joey (vocals, guitar), Ed (guitar), Lewis (bass), Sarah (organ) and Simon (drums).

We are originally from…..

Birmingham, UK.

The first time we met was…..

in 2010 in Birmingham as we were going to the same club nights and hanging out with the same people. Lewis joined the band in early 2013 and Ed eventually in January this year.

We knew we were going to be a Band when……..

we realized that we all had a massive passion for the same type of music. That, and the fact that we all play different instruments, without any of us being in a band at that time made us think, why not give it a shot.

Before starting the band we were employed as…….

Well, apart from Lewis who is studying, we are all still employed at the moment. Unfortunately, keeping the old original gear working and travelling to all the gigs is not cheap.

Our craziest gig ever was….

probably our first gig as Joey was suffering from bad laryngitis and could hardly sing. In the end, we had to cut our set short by two songs. Another memorable gig, for all the wrong reasons, was us supporting the Night Beats in Birmingham last year as Simon’s bass pedal fell to pieces during a song, Joey’s guitar strap broke and the bass kept cutting out.

The first song we wrote was…….

Brick Faced Man.

It’s about……

an old tramp in Wolverhampton, apparently.

What we are currently listening to….

is a lot of Neil Young, Moody Blues and The Nice.

A few albums we could never part with….

Tomorrow – Tomorrow, Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow, Doors – Strange Days, Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesty’s Request, Love – Forever Changes, Pretty Things – SF Sorrow, Brian Jonestown Massacre – Bravery, Repetition & Noise

For fun we like to…..

rummage through record and vintage shops as we’re all massively into 60s clobber.

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us……

is it’s all in the mind.

lots of pedals, oil wheels and very heavy equipment!

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Co-founder of 50thirdand3rd, stepped away to spend time with family and write. From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife, 4 great kids, and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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