Machines In Heaven are a three-piece electronica/bass/shoegaze act who materialized in 2011. Their harmonious digital collisions nearly covers the whole aural gamut, with Radiohead, Clark, Pixies and Glasgow's decibal-decimating pioneers Mogwai sharing experimental space with genres including bass culture, Warp and Detroit. Alongside founding member Greg Hurst, writers and producers Davey Gwynne and Connor Reid now complete the MiH set-up. Their debut album, bordersbreakdown, built on the back of the success of EP The Glasgow Jihad. It's an album soldered together with sunshine-soused synths, overlapping layers of iridescent electro and dressed in both the luminosity and darkness of the 80s, with digital melancholia and a shimmering yet chameleonic ten minute opus both fearlessly staking their place. Inevitably, praise came thick and fast. America's MTV describing them as ‘an intriguing collision of varied influences, with nods to everything from shoegaze to Prince and Aphex Twin’, and Billboard comparing them to A Certain Ration and Durutti Column, while closer to home media including CLASH and The Herald waxed-lyrical about the debut LP, the latter citing it as “one of the finest to come out of Glasgow in many a year”. A Best Electro Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA), several major festival appearances and follow-up EP 'Hindu Milk' later, and Machines in Heaven look seconds away from being propelled into the stratosphere. Keep your head towards the skies!