Midnight Flowers – Never You
Never You is the second release in as many months from this new band comprising of in-laws Tatiana and Charles. Their music blends indie-rock and indiepop with the female vocals delicately poised over woven layers of atmospheric guitars and more. The band are working on new songs and new EP should follow earlier rather than later.
93millionmilesfromthesun – Covered
Doncaster Shoegazers 93millionmilesfromthesun have released an album of cover versions they have previously released on compilation albums and EPs alongside some previously unreleased efforts.
There are some excellent versions here which include covers of songs from Ride, Lush, The House Of Love and The Jesus & Mary Chain to name a few. Their fuzzy laden version of Primal Scream’s Velocity Girl stands out.
Torrey – 90s Loop
90s Loop is a short but lovely slice of indiepop from San Francisco based Torrey. Gentle guitars and wistful vocals make this one a dreamy affair.
English Summer – You Can Go Now Dear
You Can Go Now Dear is the latest track to be taken from the forthcoming debut The Wedding. Chiming guitars give the impression of the joyous ringing of church bells but somewhere further along the line you expect a jilting at the altar waiting to happen.
Kai Tak (feat. Draag) – Jalen Rose
This is an interesting and distinctive song. Dreampop vocals glide over trip-hop beats whilst shoegaze guitars and electronica adds depth to the mix. If I had to name a soundalike Curve would be right up there.
The Chantepleures – Meet the Exciters EP
Californians The Chantepleures are inspired by all things UK based, well musically at least. They sound like a mix of New Order, The Lightning Seeds and The Dylans on opener You Bring Me Down and this and other influences pretty much continue to run throughout the EP.
1980s indiepop and 1990s indie rock meet up on a date whilst Madchester and Britpop get a room. Do U Recall? complete with it’s spoken word dialogue stands out but in truth the whole EP is an enjoyable romp.