New York based alt-shoegazers 'Elemantra' released a brand new two track single entitled 'Peach Fuzz' back on the 10th July 2016. This latest track is lifted from their recently released sophomore album 'Foreign Breath'. The band are made up of Justin W - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, 6 String Bass, Brent B - Guitar, Nick B - Bass & Jonah - Drums and you can get your hands on 'Peach Fuzz' plus the new album right now from elemantraband.bandcamp.com
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'Peach Fuzz' is swift, sharp, shock of melodically brilliant alternative shoegaze with intricate instrumentation and those instantly addictive vocal lines ....
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Leicester & Hamburg based dark experimental psych gazers 'Children of Leir' have unleashed a gargantuan sonic behemoth in the form of their latest single, the brilliant 'Shades'. The track is a cover version of the Lee Hazlewood song of the same name and it doesn't disappoint. It's also the first single to be lifted from their forthcoming new album which is penned in for release on the August 25th 2016. 'Shades' is only available to buy/download from: childrenofleir.bandcamp.com
Shades(Single) by Children of Leir
'Shades' is a dark fuzzy ball of glistening sonic energy that drones as it skips along its designated path, deliciously perched upon a skittish bed of motorik-driven percussive patterns. The swirling mass of reverberating noise carefully circumnavigates that addictive duel vocal attack as those organ crescendo's tease and the hypnotically charged instrumentation instils both giddying excitement & atmospheric trepidation all at once.
Leeds based experimental psych-gazing trio 'Jellyskin' have unleashed a stunning new single entitled 'Grey Glass Hat' and have also had it included on a fantastic little compilation release courtesy of the Manchester based independent record label 'Sea Of Skin Records'. 'Jellyskin' create stunning musical soundscapes that gracefully meander through shoegaze, dream pop and psych rock whilst taking a decadent swerve on route through space-rock and atmospheric post-rock.
'Grey Glass Hat' floats on a wave of beautiful golden frequencies as metronomic percussive patterns, soothing ethereal vocal lines and the soaring synth swells carry the listener through layer after layer of reverberating sonic joy ......
Berlin based post-gazers ‘I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream’ released their self titled eleven track debut album back on the 20th of January 2016. With a sound that traverses the very edges of 90’s alt-rock and 80’s post-punk but also has its foundations buried firmly within the hazy early days of the first wave of shoegazers ‘I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream’ collectively create stunning layered reverberating soundscapes that build intensely throughout each verse and soar impressively when required throughout every single chorus break. The band have just released a brand new video to accompany their stunning track 'Drowning' lifted off the aforementioned album and it harks back to those early 90's, low-budget, alternative music videos! The full album is available to buy/download right now on various formats via nomouth.bandcamp.com
‘Drowning’ has a distinct post-punk edge reminiscent of early ‘Cure’ but with a shimmering bright reverb induced hue ....
Michigan based dreamy shoegazers 'Great Black Night' have returned after a short hiatus with a stunning new two track single entitled 'Living Life'. No strangers to our little music blog, 'Great Black Night' have been wowing us with solid, no nonsense slices of well written and melodically melancholic shoegaze standards for a few years now and this latest two track release is no different.
Living Life Single by great black night
'Do What You Were Born To Do' kicks things off with a genre defining swagger as it meanders through layers of fuzzy chord progressions, throbbing bass lines and steadying drum patterns, as those duel boy/girl vocal attacks swirl high up in the sonic ether and transfix the listener from the off. 'Spit You Out' veers more towards the alt-rock side of the gazing spectrum as its building drum patterns add atmosphere and those lead guitar licks compliment another stunning vocal performance. Reminiscent at times to seminal UK stalwarts 'The Verve' and highly recommended, 'Great Black Night' are back with a bang!
Chicago based multi-instrumentalist Michael Tenzer aka 'Eyes Behind The Veil' has released a stunning video to accompany the latest single entitled 'Blushed', lifted from his brand new full length sophomore album entitled 'Empathy' which had its full release via the Seattle based independent record label 'Hush Hush Records' back on the 22nd July 2016. With "Eyes Behind The Veil" Tenzer creates beautifully ethereal soundscapes that swirl gracefully within a sonic stew thats filled to the brim with shoegaze, drone, lo-fi and ambient frequencies. You can get your hands on the full sophomore release by heading over to: hushhushrecords.bandcamp.com
ARTIST: No Joy
RELEASE DATE: 15/07/16
RECORD COMPANY: Unsigned
Montreal band 'No Joy' are one of the genre's gems. Crafting intoxicating melodies, their dry wit and dark edges are a potent combination. 'Hare Tarot Lies' embodies this perfectly and is simply one of the best songs ever. So with all that in mind, I was pretty pleased to be asked to review their latest release, a short sharp shot of shoegaze. The EP 'Droolsucker' came out a few weeks back and travels from thunderous fury to mellifluous mellowness in just three tracks.
Drool Sucker by No Joy
They show off their deep, dark imaginations in 'A Thorn in Garlands Side' with ferocious guitars screaming, 'Xo (Adam's Getting Married)' is shades lighter in feel and sound, glimmering with a mischievous sense of humour. Closer 'Theme Song' is so melodious, with Jasamine and Laura’s vocals shimmering serenely.
'No Joy' are touring Europe in August with Poland, Germany and the UK on the list. Get out and see them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In her time, Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr has attended raves and rock clubs. She enjoys pedals, pizza and spy dramas. Sarah also plays guitar in Edinburgh-based noisemakers Wozniak and is co-founder of Morningside Young Team who put on gigs and put out records for discerning audiences who enjoy fuzz and confusion.
Brilliant Parma based noise manipulators 'My Invisible Friend' have unleashed a musical behemoth in the form of their new single entitled 'Sleepless', lifted off their forthcoming three track self titled EP. The band have just signed to the magnificent London based 'Fuzz Club Records' and have penned in this release for September 19th 2016. For pre-order info head over to www.fuzzclub.com
'Sleepless' is eighteen minutes of driving psychedelic exploration that loops and arcs through layers of fuzzy experimental guitars, throbbing bass frequencies, those glorious synth licks and an intensely dark, rhythmic percussive repetition that collectively circumnavigates a hauntingly delicious hazy vocal line. Truly a work of art and bound to enthral your inner psych demon!
'Dazy Crown' are a Norwich-based lo-fi garage band who create stunning soundscapes that are full of melodic brilliance. Formed in 2015 as the solo project of guitarist and vocalist Thomas Little. It soon fleshed out to a four-piece with Philip Jones on guitar, Thomas Rees on bass and Theo Lewis on drums. Leading up the new single the band have been playing all over the UK, appearing at The Alternative Escape in Brighton and playing numerous headline shows in London and Norwich, whilst getting well-deserved airtime and praise by Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing. This latest single entitled 'Move' gets its official release on the 30th July 2016 via Hazy Dog Records and will be available to buy/download on Cassette, Digitally & on CD.
'Move' is an infectious slice of experimental psych-pop with addictive reverberating guitar parts, throbbing bass progressions, repetitive percussive hits and an instantly recognisable floating vocal that lazily meanders between the instrumentation with aplomb.
Recommended listening and most definitely ones to watch going forward!
Indonesian based dreamy shoegazing five piece 'Heals' have unleashed their second immense single & its accompanying video entitled 'Myselves' via the very impressive Indonesian based independent record label FFWD Records. The band are due to float their debut album this October and we're eagerly awaiting its release. 'Myselves' is available to buy/download right now via iTunes
'Myselves' is a driving melodic ball of gloriously addictive golden frequencies that melodically skip through reverberating instrumentation and soaring layered vocal lines. This is recommended listening from a band who deserve your attention!