Empty Yard Experiment
About: Empty Yard Experiment (also known as EYE) was formed in 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The band’s music often eludes categorization – it is essentially a unique combination of sub-genres that includes the alternative and progressive varieties of rock, as well as experimental and instrumental/post-rock.
Since their inception, EYE have built an impressive live portfolio, including high-profile opening spots for Metallica, Evanescence and Anathema. They have toured the UK twice, and have performed at various festivals across the world.
The soul of the band’s work is rooted in a restless Middle East, and channels its volatile energy through a multi-sensory approach to performance. In other words, each EYE show features an elaborate set of projected visual elements, which create an experience that each member of the audience is invited to relate to in their own unique way.
Although its influences range from bands such as Tool, King Crimson and Nine Inch Nails, to Porcupine Tree, Alice in Chains and Mogwai, EYE have developed a distinctive sound that continues to enchant audiences across the region. Indeed, the variety of their musical role models is as diverse as their cultural backgrounds, with members hailing from Serbia, Iran and India – providing this versatile group of musicians with genuine multinational appeal.
Check out their record ‘Kallisti’ right here on Bandcamp: https://emptyyardexperiment.bandcamp.com/
What they play: Progressive/Alternative/Post-Rock
Most often play at: Events