El Club Audiovisual – Ya No Somos Tan Solos

Argentinian dreampop/shoegaze band El Club Audiovisual release their debut album later this year on Casa del Puente Discos. Titled Ya No Somos Tan Solos it’s been preceded by two singles. The first single Portal, was released back in May and it’s now been followed by El Ritmo (Rhythm). The former is a slow-burning track that works it’s way up from measured guitars before breaking into a sweat unleashing some fuzzy riffs and echoing notes. The latter is straight out of the blocks grabbing your attention with some catchy vocals alongside jangling morphing into alt-rock strings. Both singles can be purchased … Continue reading El Club Audiovisual – Ya No Somos Tan Solos

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Records I Like Mix July 2020

It’s a bumper mix this month running at just over two hours. So get stuck into shoegaze, dreampop, indiepop, jangle-pop and a lot more besides. All the tracks have featured on these pages and in light of the absence of the normal accompanying details please use the search function to find out more and if you can support the artists in this mix. Enjoy! Full Tracklisting: Apple Orchard – A Slow Dissolve The Shop Window – Mannequin Lies Hater – Sift Day Aches – After Glow English Summer – I Know You Loca Polka – Surrender Spunsugar – Happier Happyless … Continue reading Records I Like Mix July 2020

Populardays – Shiny Happy Digital Club 02

Populardays are a Filipino dream/pop shoegaze band hailing from Manila. They have been making music for several years, as long as this blog has been going, if not longer! They have just released a digital EP on Indonesian label Shiny Happy Records which is the second in that labels new digital Club series. The EP consists of the songs played for the label’s Our Secret World Quarantine Session with three of them being drawn from 2014’s Somewhere in Time album. The fourth and final song is Februarys Lost In Space track which will hopefully see a full release at some … Continue reading Populardays – Shiny Happy Digital Club 02

The Sunday Session

The sun has gone in and it’s p*ssing it down in London Town. Time to get stuck into more tunes resting on top of my digital back pile. Fowl Science hail from Toronto and, judging by the lack of anything else listed, The Flowering Eye is their debut release. The song is a catchy mix of shoegaze, alt-rock and post-punk. The synths give the song an emotive feel as does the repeated chorus of “they’re calling; they’re calling”. The Shop Window follow up their excellent previous single Mannequin Lies with new single Reflection. To be honest it does not grab … Continue reading The Sunday Session

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

Weathering/Ease Split

Weathering follow up last November’s debut single I Come Down with an appearance on this new split release with fellow Sunday Drive Records labelmates Ease which should not be that much as a surprise as both bands share members with Anxious Arms who are also on the label roster. Their contribution to the single Changing Colors is an exerting shoegaze affair with Elinor Carbone’s lovely voice standing out over the loud, vibrant and sometimes grungy guitars. Sadly the contribution from Ease isn’t my bag but if you are a fan of hardcore based music it may well tickle your tastebuds. … Continue reading Weathering/Ease Split

Star-Crossed Lovers – In the Shadows

Hot on the heels of their recent self titled EP California’s Star-Crossed Lovers have a new single out. The band, who were formed out of the ashes of Dream Suicides, deliver two slices of shoegaze that would not have been out of place on Creation Records circa 1990-1991. In the Shadows certainly sounds like early Ride and in a very good way at that so if you like a retro-tinge to your shoegaze check this one out. Continue reading Star-Crossed Lovers – In the Shadows

93millionmilesfromthesun – All Am Now

Doncaster based shoegazers 93millionmilesfromthesun hope to release a new album later this year. All Am Now is the first single to be taken from the, as of yet, untitled album. It’s backed with four tracks taken from their recent DKFM DreamGaze Worldwide live session which not only features a version of this single but tracks taken from 2012’s Northern Sky album. It’s (amazingly) available on a pay what you want basis from here. Facebook Continue reading 93millionmilesfromthesun – All Am Now