London based experimental sonic aficionado's 'In Violet' have returned with a stunning single entitled 'Amber' lifted off their forthcoming album of the same name, penned in for release on October 21st 2016 via 'Bottle Imp Productions'. With a sound that traverses a plethora of varying musical styles, taking in driving electronica, avant-garde post industrial, psych & krautrock tones whilst infusing melancholic post rock & sonic atmospheric's into the mix, 'In Violet' are not afraid to push boundaries or test limitations with their music. 'Amber' is the highly anticipated follow up to 2013's stunning debut album release 'Opal' and see's the band embark on a darker, more electronically driven sound coupled with intense sonic manipulation, sense's pummelling percussive attacks, layered reverberating guitars and meandering hypnotic vocal lines.
'Amber' is available to pre-order right now both digitally & with an extremely limited edition CD & art book available via: inviolet.bandcamp.com
amber by in violet
'Amber' takes no prisoners as it squeals into earshot on a bedrock of dark synthetic drones and screaming psych induced guitars before its motorik percussive patterns and accompanying sequenced synth lines add weight to proceedings thus buffering those hazy vocal lines, helping to guide the listener into a cacophony of reverberating instrumentation and explosive sonic manipulation. This is a magnificent return to form by a band who never fail to amaze.
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Norwegian based psychedelic dream gazers 'The Age Of Coloured Lizards' have unleashed a beautifully hazy new video to accompany their debut single, the brilliantly titled 'We Don't Care', released via 'Sotron-Records'. With a sound that harks back to the likes of 'early Verve, Spacemen 3, Spiritualized & fuzzy UK stalwarts Lupine Howl', 'The Age Of Coloured Lizards' have created a downtempo masterpiece, filled with jangling acoustic guitars and utterly addictive vocal lines that collectively swirl within a shimmering sea of glorious reverberation.
'We Don't Care' is streaming right now over on Soundcloud, Spotify & Apple Music.
Indiana based shoegaze/dream pop outfit 'Whimsical' formed in 1995 as a five piece. They self-released two demo's prior to signing to 'Seraph Records' back in 2000 and then went on to release their stunning debut album 'Setting Suns are Semi-Circles' before their untimely demise in 2005 whilst on the verge of unleashing their sophomore release. After some time away from the scene, the band have returned as a song writing duo consisting of Krissy Vanderwoude - Vocals & Neil Burkdoll - Music. They have a forthcoming new album entitled 'Sleep To Dream' (Saint Marie Records - November 2016), and have been deftly adding tracks throughout the year to a bandcamp based self-released album entitled 'Brought To Light', which includes their own cover versions of tracks by bands such as 'Slowdive, Lillys & Lycia', plus two original 'Whimsical' soundscapes & a remix by the brilliant 'Beatastic'. The latest track to be added to 'Brought To Light' is a blissful original composition entitled 'Never Come Down' and you can buy/download it right now from: whimsical1.bandcamp.com
<a href="http://whimsical1.bandcamp.com/album/brought-to-light">Brought to Light by Whimsical</a>
'Never Come Down' bends into earshot on a frequency laden cacophony of reverberating guitars and throbbing baselines before the percussion explodes and introduces us to the gloriously ethereal vocal tones of Krissy Vanderwoude. 'Never Come Down' floats and weaves a fascinating sonic web of hazy dream pop and layered melodious shoegaze that's fabulously underpinned by one of the most impressive vocalists ever to have graced this modern underground scene. Roll on November!