Someday by FAWNS OF LOVE
Hot on the heels of the recent release of their 'Part Time Punks Session', their signing to 'Test Pattern Records' and the subsequent announcement of a full length sophomore release in early 2019 comes the latest single entitled 'Someday' from one of our favourite modern dream-pop outfits 'Fawns Of Love'. With a hint of 80's chic, some shoegaze highlights and lashings of synth led dream-pop, Joseph & Jenny Andreotti have been unleashing some stunning music over the past few years to burgeoning world-wide applause from both fans and peers alike. This latest single highlights the bands impressive rise and their constant evolution as they prepare to release new music with the backing of a record label.
'Someday' pulses on a sequenced pad of soothing synth, electronic percussion filled with off-kilter bongo hits and the constant pitter patter of hi-hats. Bouncing bass frequencies hum and cascade through layers of blissful reverb, shimmering ambience and subtle lines of guitar twinkle just below the mix allowing Jenny Andreotti to show us all just how good her vocal prowess actually is. 'Someday' is the first track to be lifted from their forthcoming new album and we reckon it's a doozie! It was officially released via 'Test Pattern Records' on October 5th 2018 can get your hands on it right now to buy/download from fawnsoflove.bandcamp.com
Blenefill by Corasandel
Lincoln natives 'Corasandel' have been bringing some serious refreshment to the underground music scene as of late. Not happy with just floating what could be one of the best singles this year to date with their June 2018 released track 'Diving', now the band are unleashing a blissed out slice of experimental shoegaze entitled 'Blenefill' deftly permeated with a kind of shimmering, ambient hued folkiness. It's backed up brilliantly with another super sonic gem, the fantastically titled 'We Play Forever', a washed out wall of tie-dyed resonance steeped in reverb that pulses reverently alongside floating vocalisations, the pull of those subtle lead lines and the wavering swells of synth. The pitter patter of slow moving percussion hovers atop of humming bass frequencies here too eagerly directing the listener into it's massive pools of effervescent atmosphere. Both tracks are perfect for these melancholic autumn evenings.
'Blenefill' gets it's full release on September 27th 2018 and is available to buy/download right now via corasandel.bandcamp.com
Umbrellas by The Here Todays
Originally hailing from Joensuu, Eastern Finland, 'The Hear Todays' create a hazy melding of simmering shoegaze with soaring fuzz and an undercurrent of post-punk that is completely saturated with oodles of dreamy melody. The quartet draw influences from their adventures in modern life to spin impressive reverb drenched sonic sensibilities that are distinctly evident on their immense debut single 'Umbrellas'. The track charges into the ether on waves of blissed out guitars and driving percussion as cascading lines of bass meander underfoot collectively carrying that impressive dream-pop inspired vocal line. With more music on the way from them this year we reckon 'The Hear Todays' are ones to watch going forward.
'Umbrellas' gets it's official release on September 28th 2018 and is available to buy/download right now via theheretodaysband.bandcamp.com
Part Time Punks Session by Lavender Blush
Fabulous San Francisco-based quintet 'Lavender Blush' have just unleashed 'My Pal K', the marvellous first track to be taken from their forthcoming 'Part Time Punks Session' penned in for release on November 1st 2018. Originally tracked live back on February 11th over at the Cave Studio in Los Angeles and with the vocals recorded later on back in San Francisco, 'Lavender Blush' have completely melted our hearts with this latest dreamy single. Filled with hazy passages of psychedelically enhanced shoegaze and underpinned with shimmering melody, 'My Pal K' oozes a sonic brilliance that will only bode well for the full release.
The band are made up of Ana Ramundo - synth, Chris Howard - drums, Jérémie Rüest - guitar, Ryan Lescure - vocals/guitar & Sam Hewatt - bass. The bands 'Part Time Punks Session' is officially released on lovely 10' vinyl on November 1st 2018 via Blue Aurora Audio with the digital release due on November 14th. You can pre-order the four track EP on various formats right now via lavenderblush.bandcamp.com
Homebody by cathedral bells
'Cathedral Bells' is the shoegaze project of Florida-based Matthew Messore (Ex-Dear Tracks). His debut single was officially released back on August 10th 2018 and is deliciously titled 'Homebody'. It pulls in various sonic stylings from the worlds of shoegaze, dream-pop and even synth-pop to collectively create a glistening sound filled tom the brim with ambient connotations that both glide and soar when needed through hazy clouds of simmering reverb. 'Homebody' is a beautiful debut attempt and this will only bode well for future releases.
'Homebody' is available to buy/download right now via cathedralbellsmusic.bandcamp.com
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.