The Machine Room

The Machine Room

 Edinburgh, Scotland, GBR

Bewitched dulcet dream pop from Edinburgh.


Already regarded as one of the most exciting bands to
arrive on the Edinburgh music scene of late, dream
quintet ‘The Machine Room’ are influenced, equally, by
the succinct and bittersweet rhythms of “New Order”
and the jangly Pre- Britpop wonder of “The House of
Love”. They are ethereal, vulnerable and strikingly pop
all at once. Retro pads, modern arpeggios, hooky bass
and beautiful guitar lines set the backdrop for John
Bryden’s falsetto delivery of lyrical honesty, packing a
brutal love punch.

With a live session for BBC Radio 1 Introducing barely
in the proverbial can, support slots with Ghostpoet, The
Heartbreaks and Twin Sister, and debut EP ‘Love from
a distance’ set for release in March, it would appear
that The Machine Room are a band answering all the
right questions and are a definite one to watch for 2012.


‘The Machine Room are all about strong, hook-driven
songwriting backed up by expertly textured
arrangements and varied and danceable rhythms.’
Scotsman: On the radar

'This five-piece are very much in their infancy but
already sound incredibly self-assured, and their
beguiling mix of understated melodic pop and hazy
electronica is particularly enthralling.'
Fake DIY

‘The Machine Room walk the edge of emotional despair
Ringmaster Review

‘Gorgeous blissed out tracks with lush and euphoric
atmospheres. Brilliant, look out for the Edinburgh band,
they are fantastic.’
BBC Radio, Bethan Elfyn

‘There’s a strangely appealing weft and weave in their
music, where the strict rhythms bow to an indie
sensibility, and vice-versa. A pleasant, epic-sounding
A new band a day (Joe Sparrow)



Tape Singles club.
23rd May 2010

‘Camino de Soda’
Single - self-release
5th December 2011

‘Love from a Distance’
EP - self-release
5h March 2012

Radio Plays:
Ally McCrae (BBC Radio 1 & BBC Introducing Live
Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland)
Tom Robinson (BBC 6, introducing)
Jim Gellatly (Amazing Radio, Radio Magnetic)
Beth Elfyn (BBC Radio Wales, Amazing Radio)
Richard Brant (Amazing Radio)
Fresh Air FM
Morary Firth Radio

Jim Gellatly’s New Music Podcast
Radar Scotsman
Glasgow Podcart
Best in British Music with Tara O