Visitor by todavía
Hot on the heels of last May's immense 'Sin Iris' single and just in time to inject some dreamy synth led dream-gaze into this already fading summer, comes the latest jam entitled 'Visitor' by self-releasing multi instrumentalist and Californian native Rhyan Riesgo aka 'Todavía'. We're big fans of Todavía here at Primal Music & Radio having covered the vast majority of Rhyan's previous releases and we think that this latest single is absolutely sublime. Filled with simmering atmosphere, 'Visitor' shivers on top of sequenced percussion as layers of soaring synth ebb and flow alongside lines of intense vocalisations collectively steeped in oodles of melodic reverberation. It's a triumph and we can't wait for the forthcoming new EP to drop.
'Visitor' was officially released back on the 10th August 2018 and is available to buy/download right now from todaviamusic.bandcamp.com
Golden Sun by Citrus Clouds
One of our favourite bands at the minute, the ever brilliant Phoenix-based trio 'Citrus Clouds', have been busying themselves behind the scenes working on some new material that will eventually go on to form the basis of a full release sometime in 2019. For now though, they've just released a little taster of whats to come in the guise of their new two track aptly named 'Golden Sun' (b/w 'Nothing Familiar'), a superb follow up to last January's beautiful 'You Loved Me First' single (lifted from the immense 'Ultra Sound' EP originally released back in September 2017 via Custom Made Music).
With a sound that centres around melody infused shoegaze that's filled with a unlabored and dreamy under current of dream-pop, 'Citrus Clouds' create catchy reverb laden soundscapes befitting of this modern day resurgence of the sound. 'Golden Sun' is seamlessly impressive and this in turn only bodes well for the full release in 2019.
The band consists of Stacie Huttleston - bass/vocals, Erick Pineda - guitar/vocals & Angelica Pedrego - drums. 'Golden Sun' was officially released back on July 30th 2018 and is available to buy/download right now via citrusclouds.bandcamp.com
Nothing Here by Tombstones In Their Eyes
L.A-based psychonauts 'Tombstones In Their Eyes' have unleashed a stunning new single entitled 'Silhouette' lifted off their forthcoming brand new three track EP 'Nothing Here' penned in for release on August 24th 2018. This latest single is the first release since 2017's 'Shutting Down' and see's the band's continuous rise to prominence bearing fruit. Stoner rock, neo-psych, subtle flavours of shoegaze and rolling slowcore melded with fluttering dark frequencies, intense melody and those totally addictive vocalisations of John Treanor are still evident but there's a maturity developing in their collective sound that is really pleasing to hear.
'Tombstones In Their Eyes' current line-up is John Treanor - guitar/vocals/keyboards/songwriter, Josh Drew - guitar,/backing vocals, Mike Mason - bass/guitar and Stephen Striegel - drums. 'Nothing Here' get's it's official release on August 24th 2018 and is available to pre-order right now via tombstonesintheireyes.bandcamp.com
Red Dust by The Suncharms
Sheffield's finest indie-gazers 'The Suncharms' unleash their long awaited new single 'Red Dust' to the masses on September 21st 2018 via Californian-based independent record label 'Slumberland Records'. Originally founded back in 1989, 'The Suncharms' skirted some of the most influential music genres of that time such as indie-pop, shoegaze and C86, dipping their experimental toes into each one to mould and sculpt a sound all of their own. Having shared the stage with some notable bands like The Brilliant Corners, St Christopher, The Orchids and The Television Personalities, the band unleashed a demo tape in 1991 that secured themselves a place within the early nineties shoegaze firmament. 'The Suncharms' went on to release their first EP in 1991 that reached No.23 in the UK indie charts.
In November 1991 the bands stunning second EP entitled 'Tranquil Day' was released, followed in 1992 by a stint in the Peel Sessions studios which highlighted their ability to manufacture melodically catchy soundscapes that transferred brilliantly to a live stage scenario. Unfortunately, as is the way, the trials of modern life took control of the band pulling them in different directions hampering songwriting/recording until eventually they played their last gig in 1993. Fast forward to 2016 and the release of a retrospective compilation of the two EP's plus assorted demos through 'Cloudberry Records' /' Wilde Club Records' and with the buzz surrounding them increasing rapidly the band played their first gig since 1993, opening for The Orchids and The Chesterfields. This in turn led to a stint in the studio working on tracks leading to this highly anticipated brand new release.
'Red Dust' hovers in a kind of cinematic haze before opening up into mesmerisingly melodic swirl of sound. Rattling percussion keeps a steady beat as those jangling guitars twinkle and shine in amongst cascading lines of bass and that instantly recognisable vocal. 'Red Dust' is impressive and a solid return to form by a band who are relevant now more than ever.
'Red Dust' b/w 'Film Soundtrack' gets it's official release on September 21st 2018 and is available to pre-order right now on various formats including lovely 7' vinyl through slumberlandrecs.bandcamp.com
2016's retrospective compilation of the two EP's plus assorted demos is available to buy/download right now via thesuncharms.bandcamp.com
Dublin-based noise merchants 'Sun Mahshene' conjure up a blisteringly good lysergic brew filled to the brim with alternative led sounds, psych, shoegaze and swirling electronics on their highly anticipated new single 'Tales Of Fiction', penned in for release via Deathcapades Music Ltd on the 28th July 2018. High up on our list of bands to watch, 'Sun Mahshene' are on the forefront of Irelands own shoegaze revival, leading the sonic charge and transforming this once revered genre of music into something altogether new sounding. The musical collective is made up of Nathan Henderson - guitar/vocals, Ian McGinn - guitar, Ryan Daffy - guitar, Darren Hughes - bass, David Murray - drums, Ray Burke - percussion/backing vocals & Robert Crosbie - keys/synth. The single was recorded and co-produced in Darklands Audio (Dublin, Ireland) by Dan Doherty and written by Nathan Henderson.
'Tales Of Fiction' follows on from their sublime 2016 released EP 'Drones That Don't Kill' and is lifted from their forthcoming debut album entitled 'Contradictions & Tales of Fiction' due for full release this October. The single will be available to buy/download on release day via sunmahshene.bandcamp.com and all major streaming and digital platforms.
Peach by Burning House
Southampton based alt-gaze trio 'Burning House' have just announced a brand new single entitled 'Peach', the follow up to their sublime four track debut EP 'Tracer' which was released back on the 17th February 2018. The band inject blissed out noisy infusions into melody driven song structures adding conscience shaking melancholy along the way to create something altogether infectious. 'Peach' was officially released back on the 8th June 2018 is available to buy/download right now via burninghouse.bandcamp.com
'Peach' jangles on multiple layers of fuzzy reverberation as it's intricate guitar progressions spin overlapping sonic webs that envelope an impressive vocal line drenched in blissed out melancholy. 'Peach' is another impressive track by a band who continue to amaze!
Slow Science by Night Tide
'Night Tide' hail from Caen, France and create hazy modern themed shoegaze permeated by 80's/90's indie-pop and subtle post-punk connotations reminiscent of Alvvays, Snail Mail, The Cure, New Order and The Stone Roses. The band are made up of Lucie & Dorian and they adhere to a DIY manifesto (which we applaud them for) of writing, recording & producing their music in their living room.
Their latest single entitled 'Slow Science' is a wonderfully melodic slice of summer with intricate lines of guitar overlapping catchy hooks and brilliantly executed vocalisations. 'Slow Science' is the first single from a batch of tracks that will eventually go on to the form their debut EP. We love it and can't wait to hear more from them going forward.
'Slow Science' had it's official release on June 6th and is available to buy/download right now via nighttide.bandcamp.com
Diving by Corasandel
Lincoln-based ambient tinged experimental shoegaze duo 'Corasandel' have announced a brand new single entitled 'Diving' b/w 'Tape Interference'. Continuing Corasandel’s work with local musicians, producers and labels the single will have it's official release on June 12th 2018 via 'Old Tin Box Recordings'.
'Diving' meanders into the ether jittering precariously on a slow but busy percussive sequence accompanied by instrumental drones and intricate lead lines that ebb and flow brilliantly just above humming bass frequencies and oodles of reverb. Melodic in stature, it's vocalisations are hushed yet impressive and they wash over the entire piece effortlessly until we're led into that ambient strewn break where we float on waves of shimmering atmospherics. The singles b-side is an experimental gem. 'Tape Interference' could have been lifted from experimental pioneers 'The Telescopes' latest release 'Stone Tape'. It pulses into life straddling swells of atmosphere as ambient electronics dance and whirr pulling fret board theatrics into the ether that rise and fall into deep resonating pools of wonderful reverberation with ease.
'Diving' is available to pre-order right now via corasandel.bandcamp.com
Sooner / Paris by Soft Science
Hailing from Sacramento Valley, 'Soft Science' flirt beautifully with a heady blend of shimmering pop orientated song structures deftly infused with 90's era shoegaze sensibilities, melodic dream-pop and a subtle understated tinge of 60's era guitar bands. The band are made up of Katie Haley - vocals, Matt Levine - guitar, Ross Levine - drums/backing vocals & Mason DeMusey on bass. 'Sooner' is the second single to be lifted from their forthcoming & highly anticipated long player 'Maps' (available to pre-order HERE) penned in for release via the California-based independent label 'Test Pattern Records' on June 1st 2018 and it follows on from the albums brilliant lead track 'Undone' which was officially released back in April 2018.
'Sooner' soars into the ether on cyclonic waves of simmering synth, humming bass and jangling guitars that all meld effortlessly with those dreamy vocalisations courtesy of Katie Haley. Catchy chorus changes reminiscent of seminal era Lush are intensely captivating here also as are those twinkling tambourine shakes that arrive sporadically to ride that steady percussive swagger. The B-side to this single is a cover version of Northern Picture Library’s 1994 track ‘Paris’ originally released on another one of those covers compilations from TBTCI Records. As cover versions don't really float our boat here at Primal Music we'll leave it up to you to decide on this tracks viability.
'Sooner/Paris' is available to buy/download right now via testpatternrecords.bandcamp.com
Sin Iris by todavía
Seattle-based dream-gazer Todavía aka self-releasing multi instrumentalist Rhyan Riesgo has just released the stunning first single entitled 'Sin Iris' from the soon to be named new EP, penned in for release in early summer 2018. Following on from 2017's stunning full length album 'Shyness' (which earned Todavía a coveted spot on our best of 2017 year end tally) Rhyan moved lock, stock and barrel from Los Angeles to Seattle and we reckon this move has only solidified the outfits overall sound. Distinctly dreamy, with hushed synth swells, sequenced percussion, swirling guitars and shimmering reverberation all circumnavigating that almost ethereal vocal tone, Todavía is a sonic force to be reckoned with again this year.
In a swirling wash of melodic synth the breathtaking 'Sin Iris' floats into the sonic ether effortlessly. Twinkling sequenced percussion arrives on a whim throbbing wonderfully on top of deep booming bass frequencies as those angelic vocalisations, completely enveloped in luscious reverberation, wash over this listener. Melodically brilliant, this track lifts when required and dips into deep cavernous pools of echoing effects with ease. 'Sin Iris' is absolutely stunning and this in turn only bodes well for the forthcoming full release.
'Sin Iris' is available to buy/download right now via todaviamusic.bandcamp.com