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Album Review: The Raft releases the shimmering and dreamy album ‘Summerheads and Winter Beds’

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Last month, we described Brisbane musician Monet’s Pond‘s debut single ‘Floating In Air’ as  a swirling panoply of sound that created a sonic kaleidoscopic haze – a musical version of a Pucci dress. Now, Monet’s Pond – essentially the work of Brigette Lawrence – has provided a sumptuous, visually riotous video that encapsulates the same …

Singer/songwriter/producer Geoffrey O’Connor set my radar beeping with his release last month ‘For As Long As I Remember’, the reflective and delicate track featuring the dulcet vocals of Jonnine from the band HTRK as a duet. He has now returned with another blissful sunlit escapade, ‘What A Scene’, this time with Melbourne artist Sui Zhen stepping up to …

Melbourne duo Grazer have released the atmospheric double ‘A’ side single ‘Without You’ and ‘Visions’: both dreamy willowy pieces that positively float and shimmer like a distant mirage in a desert. Consisting of Mollie and Matt, with backgrounds in painting, photography and poetry, Grazer has a dream pop/shoegaze veneer over a pure pop core: dappling, bubbling …

Monet’s Pond – essentially the work of Brigette Lawrence – is adding to the flourishing and verdant music scene in Brisbane, and her new single ‘Floating in Air’ does just that: it’s an ethereal, psychedelic melange of whirling sounds and a sonic haze that seems free of gravitational pull. The swirling panoply of sound creates …

New Zealand’s elusive T.G. Shand has delivered another gorgeous, muscular dream pop masterpiece with her new track ‘Lemony’. T.G. Shand is the work of Ōtautahi/Christchurch resident Annemarie Duff, formerly of the legendary Melbourne shoegaze band Miniatures (on the iconic Saint Marie Records label). Her single from earlier this year gave us a portent of what was to come (see …

‘The Overflow’ eases out of the speakers with a dreamy fugue – a soft and enchanting melody embellished with some glorious harmonies weaving in and out of the dappling notes. French for Rabbits, hailing from New Zealand’s capital Wellington, have created something that feels ever so delicate and fragile, deeply melancholic and yet floating on …

The quiet, reflective and reverberated voice of Liam “Snowy” Halliwell glides over the gentle guitars in Snowy Band‘s beautiful new single ‘Whatever You Want’. There is a luminescent glow to the track: burnished by the glorious backing vocals and the guitar lines that follow the melody like a glove. There a yearning dream pop reverie …

We are very honoured to premiere ‘Reflector Shield’ – a classical indie pop anthem replete with undulating waves of sparkling guitars, a thundering percussion and passionate vocals burnished with some gorgeous harmonies. The responsible culprits, Anatomy Class, have been here before, of course – read my review of their earlier single ‘Welcome to the Ages’ …

It’s been nearly two years since we reviewed the delightful album ‘Last Light’ from Brisbane’s dream pop giants syrup go on. They have returned after a year of songwriting, development and, I presume, avoiding the maelstrom of COVID with a new single: the luminescent and sparkling track ‘Lavender Sky’. Evoking images of pastoral, bucolic countrysides …

There are layers of lush instrumentation and a dreamy intergalactic aura to the new single from Sydney artist LOVER (the nome de plume of Oliver Kirby. The slightly surreal atmosphere – a dreamy, melodic fugue – is matched by the arresting visuals of the accompanying video. What LOVER does is infect an electronic wash with …