Ending 2017 #2

Continuing with the series of round ups.

Underwater Obstacles – Meet Me

I have really been enjoying Underwater Obstacles morose offerings of late. Meet Me is the latest track and is a great alternative gothic song. An album entitled Ghosts Of Trees is forthcoming.

Wintermilk – Sonnik

Ethereal shoegaze from Russia. The band have released a few songs to date but this is the first sung in their native language. Sonnik, or Dream Book in English, reminds me of The Cranes mixing it up with The Sundays and is not too dissimilar to some of Ummagma’s recent work. Lovely stuff.


Castlebeat – Wasting Time

More lo-fi indiepop/dreampop from Castlebeat. The jangling Wasting Time is the lead single from the forthcoming album that is due out soon on Spirit Goth Records.


Fever Blush – Remember, Forget

Two slices of upbeat epic indiepop with shoegazy guitars on this debut release from Nashville’s Fever Blush. I am sure they would have been signed by 4AD if they were around 25 years ago given they sound a bit like Tanya Donelly fronting Lush.

Available on cassette or digital formats from here.


Vacations – Moving Out

An atmospheric jangling track from down under. The sorrowful vocals give the tracks a haunting but beautiful feel. Excellent.


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