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dream pop


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

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Album Review: Kidsmoke – A Vision in the Dark

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Album Review: Tan Cologne – Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico

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Ghosts of Helag have released an absolutely gorgeous slice of sweet synth pop in their new track ‘Chemistry’. Layers of bubbling synth stream under melancholic, mesmerising vocals, evoking a sense of a dreamy dark landscape and endless, restless movement. Indeed, according to singer Teresa Woischiski, the track was born out of a night time journey: …

New Zealand’s fabulous Mermaidens have just release a video for the song ‘Bastards’ off their album ‘Look Me In The Eye’, out now through Flying Nun Records. ‘Bastards’ is a dark brooding sleek song immeshed in melancholia and regre,t with a serpentine bass and a haunting refrain: I’ve got bruises from being too close. Mermaidens …

The Know consist of husband and wife duo Daniel Knowles and Jennifer Farmer. Knowles had previously worked as a producer and guitarist for UK shoegaze band Amusement Parks on Fire. This pedigree shows. Their new EP, ‘wearetheknow’, out now through those purveyors of extremely high quality music, Shore Dive Records is an indelible, sparkling release that …

After releasing a stunning debut earlier this year, (‘Jimmy sour highs‘) solo artist Martin Garside, operating under the name Garsa, is back with another perfect slice of dream pop/ shoegaze in ‘The Devil’s Own’, which Backseat Mafia is proud to premiere. This is a beautiful release, infused with an air of wistfulness and yearning and …

Moon Panda follow up last month’s delicious ‘Rick F***in Dalton’ with another tasty slice of ethereal dream pop with the single ‘Slow Drive’. Singer Maddie Myers’s voice floats and glides over a bubbling surface of shard-like guitars and synths, mesmerising and hypnotic: ‘Slow Drive’ captures that hard to remember feeling of roaming freely along country …

Pizza Daddy is the new project of London dream-pop band BOYS founding members Ross Pearce & Mike Stothard who are taking a break after 5 years, and doing something different instead. The band has a new single Too Many Boyfriends on May 15th, about which the pair explain “The song was written about a friend …

With a spectral guitar intro and the yearning vocals, Kidsmoke’s new single ‘The Bluest You’ is a dreamy smooth pleasure of the highest degree. There is a celestial shimmer to the song – it shines and sparkles while simultaneously creating an air of pastoral melancholia. An air that clearly reflects its lyrical themes, of which …

With a title inspired from Tarantino’s recent classic, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, the new single ‘Rick F***in Dalton’ from US/Danish duo Moon Panda is not what you’d expect. It is a dreamy and mesmerising single filled with lush instrumentation and a divine melodic spine. This a song for the times, as singer/bassist Maddie …

If you caught Australian act DMA’s brilliant live performance live at the Brixton Academy in the UK, streamed twice over the past few days, you might have noted bass player Tom Crandles modestly driving the rhythm at the back of stage. Crandles is in fact a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter in his own right and …

We were highly impressed by The Brave Faces single ‘In the Dark’ which we were honoured to premiere recently, and it great to be able to see the new video for the track. It is fittingly haunting, psychedelic and evocative video and a perfect accompaniment to the dream pop/shoegaze timbre of the song: You can …