London-via-Norwich psych-pop outfit 'Teen Brains' have released the first single from their forthcoming highly anticipated EP 'Translucent' thats penned in for release on September 12th 2016 via Witchgirl Recordings (UK) and Citrus City Records (USA).Read more
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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 ....
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 ......
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!
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!
Primal Fav's - 'Dead Rabbits' have unleashed the stunning first single entitled 'Get Me Over There' from their highly anticipated forthcoming full length album 'Everything Is A Lie' penned in for release via the fantastic London based purveyors of all things sonically wonderful 'Fuzz Club Records' on September 5th 2016. These Southampton based neo-psych shoegazers have been wowing their fans with their musical talent having previously released two albums, 2013's awesome debut 'The Ticket That Exploded' and the brilliant 'Time Is Your Only Memory' back in 2014.
'Dead Rabbits' formed in 2011 and since then have been busy playing countless gigs and tours throughout the UK and Europe - appearing at Eindhoven Psych Lab, Common People, Cosmosis Festival and sharing the stage with the likes of Band of Skulls, Yuck, Night Beats, Crystal Stilts and The Telescopes. Later this year the band will be heading out on a huge EU tour with The Warlocks.
'Get Me Over There' rumbles and growls on a bed of fuzzy jangling guitars, swirling pulsating bass frequencies and skittish percussion as the howling vocals ride a raging sonic twister into the ether. One of the best tracks this year by far and most definitely recommended listening!
Head over to www.fuzzclub.com for pre-order details.
Vancouver based experimental psych aficionado's 'The Orange Kyte' have returned with their sixth single and possibly their best release so far entitled 'International Caveman'. This single see's the band continuing on with their sonic manifesto of releasing one new track per month in varying shapes & sizes! The band are made up of 'Vancouver based but Dublin born', Steve Moonboots & a revolving door of likeminded musicians. For this release the experimental band of psychonauts are: Guitar and vocals by Stevie Moonboots, Drums by Dave Mulvaney, Organ by Mat Durie (Summering), Bass by Robin Schroffel (Fashionism, Strange Things) & Tamborine/additional guitar by Felix Fung. This latest single is available to buy/download right now from: theorangekyte.bandcamp.com
International Caveman by The Orange Kyte
The opening bars of 'International Caveman' swim in a murky psych induced sea as we're treated to atmospheric thrills held fast within shady reverberating frequencies and a dark repetitive guitar line. The track builds as it works through its sonic gears, manoeuvring through layers of additional instrumentation before tambourines shake, baselines undulate and those cyclonic organ progressions add intense weight and help to bring soaring hypnotic psychedelic vibes to the entire track! The vocals are immense and cut through the hazy soundscape in its entirety, bringing a serine clarity to proceedings.
Lets not be fooled here - this is a stunning return from a band who continuously amaze!