Category Archives: shoegaze

Undone / I Don’t Know Why I Love You – Soft Science (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At that point where the haze of shoegaze meets the pristine lines of pop, where cool of the underground overlaps with the more discerning end of the commercial music machine, where the dream-like meets the danceable, you find Soft Science. … Continue reading

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The Altered Hours release new EP and start European tour today

Irish band The Altered Hours release their new EP ‘On My Tongue’ today on Art For Blind/Penske Recordings. Clocking in at just 15 minutes, ‘On My Tongue EP’ is a window into the rock and roll heart of the group. Underneath … Continue reading

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The Amazing announce new album “In Transit” new single “Rewind”

The eleven tracks on The Amazing’s new album – ‘In Transit,’ out April 6th via Partisan Records – manage to stay just out of focus. Together, they refine the Swedish five piece’s signature dreamlike soundscape, and cement the band’s status … Continue reading

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Volker – Blurred City Lights (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Dean Garcia’s post and parallel Curve career is a CV which demonstrably shows that he has never been someone to rest on his laurels and coast on past achievements. Bands such as The Secret Meeting and more recently SPC ECO … Continue reading

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Melanina –  Maff (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There are many people in the English speaking world who are put off by songs, like lead single Desfile, which are not sung in their native language. I have two issues with this. One, how arrogant! Two, you are totally … Continue reading

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Disaffection –  Nostalgist (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Post-Punk is more a place on a musical timeline than any meaningful conceptual handle, too broad to be insightful, too vague to carry any deep meaning. But if we take it to encapsulate a place that fits between the end … Continue reading

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Gut Splinter –  Nova Flares (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Even if the current zeitgeist wasn’t already highly receptive to the dreamscapes and shoegazing explorations of past heroes and current torch bearers, this debut single by Jason Wagers solo project Nova Flares would still have caught the ear of the … Continue reading

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Help Ummagma navigate the globe

Canadian – Ukrainian duo Ummagma have just launched a crowdfunding campaign for their next original album on vinyl and CD on Indiegogo. Their’s is an eclectic yet harmonious potpourri of sublime resonance, beats and rhythm, with McLarnon’s delicate airy gossamer-like vocals … Continue reading

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Thanks to The Moth and Areanna Rose –  The Veldt (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I continue to be amazed by The Veldt’s ability to similtaniously shimmer yet saunter, chime but groove. How do you even do that? On the one hand they play with sounds which seem built of almost intangible, ethereal qualities, the … Continue reading

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The Dayoffs – The Dayoffs (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Albums should grab you from the off, entice you, draw you in and wrap you up in their own musical plane of existence. The Dayoffs are aware of this, even if they are not aware that they are aware of … Continue reading

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