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One of Those Catch Up Posts

It’s been a busy few days at work and I have been dipping in and out of a number of releases. So the first post of the weekend is a rip through whats been happening and what delights for your ears may be on offer. Regular visitors to this blog may note that I am … Continue reading

Records I Like Mix November 2020

A bit later than planned but better late than never. Another round of new releases since the last upload. Matinee Recordings have had a busy month and all four of their single releases so far are included alongside a couple of Robin Guthrie mixes. There is the usual round-up of indiepop from Spain as well … Continue reading

Seasurfer – Zombies/SOS

German band, the electronic noise and shoegaze influenced outfit Seasurfer, will be releasing their third album on 16th January 2021. It’s titled Zombies and will be a sixteen-track affair which will be whittled down to 12 on the vinyl version. It includes the singles Too Wild and Lovers Breakdown. Limited CD and digital versions will … Continue reading

Resplandor – Adore

I don’t really need to describe the new single from Dutch band Resplandor for you seeing as it’s been mixed and produced by The Cocteau Twins Robin Guthrie so, if you are a fan of his work both as a mixer and musician, then you will know what to expect. Suffice to say there are … Continue reading

Another Bunch of Five!

The Churchhill Garden – Reality The latest collaboration between Swiss-based Andy Jossi and Krissy Vanderwoude over in the states takes me by surprise given its intensity. It’s an in your face 1990’s inspired alternative/indie track with tinges of shoegaze. It’s a bit like Lush circa Lovelife. And that’s no bad thing. Reality is available digitally … Continue reading

Sleep Overload – Afraid

Russian band Sleep Overload have dropped both the ethereal and experimental sound found on their previous two singles. New single Afraid is straight-up full-on shoegazing effort with heavy, sometimes chiming, guitars interloped with hazy vocals. It’s an enjoyable track albeit being guilty sticking to the shoegazing template at times. Afraid can be purchased digitally from … Continue reading

Bunch of Five

Love Tan – Love Tan If I had to compare Love Tan to anyone else right now it would have to be The Jeanines. The two share the same DNA from musical influences (c86, twee) right down to the same retro artwork and style! This new duo from Brighton, who comprise of Ben Nightingale (B. … Continue reading

Shoe Shine Six – ’96

Yekaterinburg based Shoe Shine Six have a new EP out. Titled ’96 it features the songs I Will and two versions of the title track. The former errs on the side of dreampop set against a backdrop of shimmering guitars and soaring synths whilst ’96 in its original form is a full-on track fusing alt-rock … Continue reading

Fog – Fogesque

Seoul based Shoegazers Fog release their debut album on November 16th 2020. It’s called Fogesque and features nine tracks including the singles Nocturne and the wonderfully titled Fictitious Fiction Fictitious. The band, who consist of Sin (Vocals/Guitars), Ryu (Guitars), Oh (Bass) and 9SUK (Drums), have also made two of the album tracks available for streaming … Continue reading

A Trio of Albums

The Wellington – Playmaker Indonesian band The Wellington have just released their new (debut?) album. Titled Playmaker it features nine tracks including the singles Lost In Cario and It’s So Fine. The band’s sound embraces indiepop, shoegaze and dreampop. It’s early days but Burned is the standout track for me at present. Playmaker is out … Continue reading

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