Blue Tomorrows, who feature Sarah Nienaber from Candace in their line up, have released a new single and it’s their first in almost a year. Violet Shine mixes psychedelia and dream pop with the result sounding a bit like a cross between Spacemen 3 and Stereolab.
Brighton’s Dreams of Empire have released an acoustic cover version of Reflection which originally appeared under the guise of band member Andrew’s Intermere side project. Recorded during lockdown it loses the fuzziness of the original becoming a gentle vessel for Jane Craig’s soothing voice.
La Naissance is a bedroom pop duo led by Trixie and Ivan with Night Doves being their debut single. Despite being about being disillusionment and toxic relationships it’s pretty catchy being laden with fuzziness whilst the dominant female vocals are relentless, being driven on by the drum machine and guitars. In short an excellent noisy pop song. Night Doves is out now on Lady Sometimes Records and is possibly that label’s best release to date.
To say I was impressed with Planet Loser‘s previous single Inside Your Mind is an understatement and I am glad to see (hear?) that standards have not dropped on new track Small. It’s a fine dreampop/alt rock hybrid with the vocals of Amber Lewis dominating once more. Nice!
Small is out now digitally via 6131 Records and comes complete with some nice artwork.
Münchhausen hail from Bogotá, Colombia, Their new single Here Again is a journey through post-punk and then onto the early days of indiepop with some synths thrown in for good measure. It’s an interesting mix/track that’s for sure and I will have to make time to listen to their earlier work.
The new single from The Radio Dept. is a cover of the Tri-Lite’s 1964 track You’re Lookin’ At My Guy. Whilst it loses some bounce when compared to the original it’s still a great effort. It’s backed with Could You Be The One which is not a cover of the Husker Du song and it’s one of those ballads the band do so well and which, at times, sounds like a song on a 1970s soundtrack thanks to the horn effects. It’s available on 7″ vinyl and digital formats from the band.
The latest single from Seasurfer is Too Wild which is the second single to be taken from their, as of yet, untitled third album. Mixing elements of shoegaze, noise pop and electronica it is a pulsating track with haunting female vocals sauntering in and out at will. It’s backed with three remixes, the best of which is the mix by Justin Stephens (Wires & Lights) which focuses on the guitars and manages to bring out elements of drone too. Too Wild is out now on Reptile Music.
Canadian jangle posters Skytone have released a remix of their last single Without You. I thought the original had a retro feel and this synthwave remix by Legendary House Cats takes that feel even further. It features some nice twiddly bits which enhance the vocals and is backed with an instrumental version of said remix.