Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators – The Day The Earth Caught Fire/They’ll Fix You (They Fix Everything)

The wonderfully named Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators have band members with an impressive pedigree who have performed with bands such as Pop Threat, The Manhattan Love Suicides, The Blanche Hudson Weekend and more recently Girl One And … Continue reading Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators – The Day The Earth Caught Fire/They’ll Fix You (They Fix Everything)

Lightning Bug – The (L​)​onely Ones

The new single from New York’s Lightning Bug is a magical moment for these ears. The Onely Ones mixes dreampop, shoegaze with ambient and experimental music. They then push the boundaries out even further on The Lonely Ones which ventures deeper into ambient territory which includes some “dubby” moments alongside bursts of white noise. There is no need for me to gush any further as the music speaks for itself. The (L​)​onely Ones is out now on Fat Possum Records. Facebook Continue reading Lightning Bug – The (L​)​onely Ones

Hey Elbow – Nurture​/​Aptitude

There are a few bands that operate outside imposed boundaries and constraints – self or otherwise. Of the top of my head, bands such as Haiku Salut, The Leaf Library and more recently Dummy fall into that group. I can now add Swedish band Hey Elbow into that mix. Late to the party as ever as the band have been going for a few years now I have been exposed to them via their new single Nurture​/​Aptitude. The band combine ambient, experimental and pop to mould a novel and, at times, unique sound. The vocals are woven like thread during … Continue reading Hey Elbow – Nurture​/​Aptitude

Palm Haze – Walk Away

The new track from Vancouver based Palm Haze revisits David Bernstein’s 80’s-era ballad You Walk Away. Never having heard the original basis of this song I got stuck in. Musically Walk Away is fuzzy, distorted and atmospheric whilst the vocals are restful but sorrowful. As for the original. Nah. I couldn’t be bothered to find it as my guess would be that it would spoil this lovely but bleak, drifting soundtrack piece. Facebook Continue reading Palm Haze – Walk Away