Markers is the London-based guitar project which involves Jason Carty and Jodie Cox, both prolific members of the London math rock scene in the late ’90s up to the early ’00s. They originally met on stage when playing in their very first bands, respectively Geiger Counter and Ursa, later on associated with the independent record label House of Stairs.

Both guitarists have a keen interest in cinema, especially in its slower, meditative variety, quoting Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks, dir. David Lynch), Ry Cooder (Paris, Texas, dir. Wim Wenders) and Johnny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) as their primary influences. Heaven In The Dark Earth is their debut album which is out now.

Today we have the pleasure to share a non-album track titled “Palm Tree Corpse” which is a cover of a Prurient (Dominic Fernow) track. Their words about it:

“Following our arrangement of Pastoral by The Jesus Lizard, we had a look at other things we were listening to as a potential exercise in reconstructing it in our style, purely for the fun of it and what’s more fun than listening to Prurient? We experimented with the main themes of this song, adding and subtracting parts along the way, ultimately exposing the melodies with a slower pace and cleaner sounds whilst hopefully maintaining some of the mix of intensity and serenity that the original has. Prurient makes fantastic, engaging music and we really enjoyed putting this together. Hopefully others will find it enjoyable too.”

Listen below and check the tour dates.

Markers: UK Live Dates:

15-Mar: Nottingham, JT Soar
16-Mar: Shipley, The Triangle
17-Mar: Liverpool, The Old Brazilian Embassy
19-Apr: Brighton, The Prince Albert (with Jaye Jayle)

02-May: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (with Jaye Jayle)