Category Archives: shoegaze

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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A Lullaby EP – Phil Wilson (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As Phil continues his hazy pop odyssey with another small but perfectly formed batch of songs you realise something profoundly important about the man at the heart of the music. He understands what guitar pop music is about. I don’t … Continue reading

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Going around in circles

Music is cyclical, we all know that, 30 years seems to be the recognised time span for music to drop off the fashion radar long enough to seem cool or cult and be rediscovered and reinterpreted by a new musical … Continue reading

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PREMIERE: Parsons Rocket Project debut EP

With all those textured and ambient sonic dreamscapes that seemed to go hand in hand with the explosion of the small independent record labels back and riding high in the modern zeitgeist, Parsons Rocket Project are the perfect band for … Continue reading

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The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur – The Veldt (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The Veldt has always been a fascinating concept. Two black school kids in 80’s Raleigh, North Carolina dressing like European New Romantics and listening to the underground releases of London’s infamous 4AD label. A bold stance to take but one … Continue reading

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Room For The Others (and other singles) – A Shoreline Dream (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The past is a different country; they promote their musical releases differently there. And whilst there are lots of recognisable references shooting through A Shoreline Dream’s hazy, neo-shoegazing, the idea of releasing each track on their planned album as a … Continue reading

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Swirl – Dead Vibrations (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some time ago, out on a dark, lonely highway, an illicit meeting between the then members of My Bloody Valentine and Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster met to discuss the matter of who would inherit the throne. They came up with … Continue reading

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Andy Oliveri & The Mountaineers – Call Them Brothers (reviewed by Ed Dyer)

It’s not often that a record comes along that makes you both excited for the future of music and pine for the sounds of the past but this effort from the newly gathered Oliveri and associates does just that, and … Continue reading

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New Luna – New Luna (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

New Luna plays a very clever hand, whether they are aware of it or not, but they are surely aware that it is not an easy task to deliver music that is at once both new and interesting and still … Continue reading

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