Release Date: 9th October 2011
Label: Self released.
2. Lobby Shooting Spree
3. The Shadow Self
4. A Blank Canvas
5. Tempus Edax Rerum
7. Ectopic Beat
At The Heart Of It All were formed in Bristol in 2009 by Derek and Aaron. Beginning with the rudimentary set-up of an old synthesizer plus a guitar, and the intent on causing sonic distress to whoever listened to them, the two had soon collected a vast array of electronic equipment, enlisting Hayley to help control the noise they were producing. Taking the DIY template of punk, the sonic brutality of early industrial and the wall of sound technique of shoegaze, the band started playing any gig they could, usually to a crowd of unsuspecting indie fans, often resulting in violence.
Described as “end of the world music”, the band soon gained a following of fans in the Bristol area. From the demand of fans for recorded songs, the band soon started producing demos on an old laptop and giving them away for free at gigs.
Being compared to bands such as Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, Wire, Atari Teenage Riot, Sonic Youth and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, At The Heart Of It All have played on The Fleece’s ‘Best of Bristol’ season, many local band showcases, supported Errors and Remember Remember, as well as setting up bills with like-minded bands and promoting their own nights at venues such as The Croft and The Louisiana.
The band released their first EP, “To Those Who Wait”, in 2011 as a limited edition CD of a hundred copies. The EP was produced and recorded in the bedrooms and sheds of the band members, with the artwork created by them as well. Live Music Scene has described the sound as that of a “heavily damaged computer”.