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
‘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!