Texan shoegazers Eternal Something follow up last years Realm//Zone EP with new track Seagoats. It’s another one of those shoegaze tracks that are inspired by poetic imagination and my mind wandered vividly as it played. I could listen to ethereal tracks like this all day long – well until the
cow’s Seagoats come home.
Brighton’s Dreams Of Empire have released their first new material since last years Nothing’s Ever Finished debut album. I am not sure if I have ever heard a song that references both the Sparks and Plastic Bertrand before but Broken Dreams does just that as it tells the tales of fumbles and departures. Jane Craig’s voice on this one is immense. “Flip side” Lying Awake cannot compete with the catchiness of the first track but is still a fine blend of reverb driven indie rock and shoegaze inspired by psychedelia. Get it from here.
We have not heard from Finnish band Verandan for a while with new track Pink Clouds being their first release for almost three years. The band mention that it’s the first of a couple/few single releases this year. The song fuses guitars and synths with the result of being a jangle pop song that invokes a feeling of calm and a sense of balance. You can get this one from here.
Bandung’s Pop At Summer have released a new track in the shape of Kiss Berry. It’s a tweepop track that also manages, to my ears, to merge Sophisti-pop alongside the obvious indiepop influences. It’s nice to hear a band doing something new although it does get a bit sugary sweet at times. This one is available here.
Rounding up today Sugar World have released a cover of the Yo La Tengo track Shadows they recorded on a four track over the course of last weekend. To be honest it doesn’t come close to the original but I guess that isn’t the point during these times of lockdown. It’s one for ticking over until the next new tune or two arrives!