April’s round up covers dream pop, indiepop and shoegaze releases that have caught my ear in the past few weeks.
The Raft – Xanadu (Abloom Version)
The track is an epic, creative dream-pop song which showcases the band at it’s strongest and is a benchmark for the rest of the album.
Tara – Second Guess
Second Guess is an outstanding debut single from Brooklyn’s TARA.
Tight Knit – Too Hot
I Want You has a catchy chorus that you could die for
Fresh – Going To Brighton
Fresh? Pretty confident more like.
HuanHuan – Charlie
Ethereal female vocals forge an alliance with shimmering guitars on an instant shoegaze classic
Peppermint Showers – Dotted Lines
A stunning song from Australian band Peppermint Showers.
Ta Toy Boy – Goodbye
They use an organ to distinguish themselves from their peers and it works harmoniously with the guitars and vocals resulting in an appealing, well crafted song.
Blushing – Dream Merchants
The excellent new single from Austin’s Blushing.
Fragile Animals – Melbourne
The voice of vocalist/bassist Victoria Jenkins brings another dimension to the songs which sound pretty much effortless.
Silent James – Puede Ser
The standout track taken from the recent Pálidos y Débiles EP (Grupos de Discos de Kirlian adaptan a los Smiths) which is out now on Discos De Kirlian.
True Sleeper – Coda
The third single to be lifted from the recent Life Happened album. Out now on Lady Sometimes Records.
Group Photos – Infirmary
Infirmary is one of the highlights from the recent 33RPM EP.
Gentle Ivanhoe Death Skulls – Cedric
The new song from this wonderfully named Swedish band.
L I P S – Apartment
Apartment is a searing dream pop song that soars above and beyond thanks to the vibrating guitars and graceful vocals of singer Rachel Anstis.
Mellow Daze – How Could This Be Fair
The first song from this new Australian band.
Бадди Психолли – Да!
Wonderful stuff taken from a wonderful EP.
Sunflower – Heroin
The band’s music has that epic, stadia feel to it and the afore mentioned Heroin is very catchy indeed.
The Hannah Barberas – I Like You In Blue
Of the three new tracks it’s the lovely I Like You In Blue that harks to bygone eras that tickles my fancy and the voice of Lucy is a delight. Very Amelia Fletcher like.
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