Something For The Weekend? Three New Albums

A belated pack of three this weekend highlighting three new album releases. Moscow based Neonic Sundrive have just released their debut album. Titled Lies Paradise it features 10 tracks including the two recent lead singles Taste Your Lips and Collapsed Stars. The band’s sound is a mix of shoegaze and psychedelic rock with the odd hint of garage throughout as evidenced on the excellent Can You Feel and This Side Down. It’s available digitally from the band. Portland’s Jangle popsters The Crystal Furs have just released their third album. Or maybe not as the band explain. “Beautiful And True is … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three New Albums

Silent Run – Side A [EP]

Russian band Silent Run hail from the city of Nizhny Novgorod and Side A features the first part of a live session that the band recorded last year. They make a blend of music that mixes alt-rock, post-rock and shoegaze. As it is recorded live some of their songs come over as loud and raw especially on the driving and noisy instrumental Because Fuck You, That’s Why! They demonstrate that they can do the “not so severe side” just as well as evidenced on the gentle opener Drone A. Highlight for me is Awake as the female vocals give the … Continue reading Silent Run – Side A [EP]

Intermere – Reflection

Intermere is the project of Andrew Craig from Dreams of Empire and they describe their music as “immersive slowdown shoegaze”. I quite like the sound of the guitars on this one. They make for a slow deep sound and whilst listening, you get more than a hint of psychedelia running through the song. The accompanying female vocals work well giving the song a great big handful of blissfulness. Definitely one for a late-night listen. Instagram Continue reading Intermere – Reflection

Something For The Weekend? Three From My Bandcamp Feed

This weeks pack of three feature three bands from this weeks Bandcamp feed! The Giraffe Told Me In My Dream – Slowfall Epic and noisy shoegaze from Taiwan. Slowfall contains colliding guitars and synths with the ethereal female vocals providing … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Three From My Bandcamp Feed

Herlights – Sometimes

Russian band Herlights are back with their first release of 2019 with the Sometimes EP. If you have been following the band I guess you will know what to expect but if not their music blends post-punk, dreampop, shoegaze and to a lesser extent post-rock. The songs feature the now trademark brooding vocals whilst the translucent guitars shimmer brightly as ever. There isn’t much to differentiate each tune but seeing as Herlights rarely deviate away from their self-designed template that doesn’t come as a surprise. Sometimes though, I think it would be nice to break that mould. Until then this … Continue reading Herlights – Sometimes

Asimov – Evasión

Asimov come from Guatemala and Evasión is their second track/single – I somehow missed the first. Their music is a blend between post-rock, dreampop and shoegaze. The guitars are in an inquisitive mood and just as I start to think that Evasión will remain an instrumental some faint vocals can be heard before they disappear once more into the melodic, explorative guitars. Interesting! Continue reading Asimov – Evasión