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Album Review : Drab Majesty’s ‘Modern Mirror

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There is no doubting the legendary status of Dean Wareham, whose band Galaxie 500 in the late eighties defined a gentle low-fi poetic brilliance and melodic genius that influenced and enhanced the shoegaze/dream pop genre. After Galaxie 500 burned ever so brightly between 1987 and 1991, releasing three landmark albums in the process, Wareham formed …

Sungaze’s new album This Dream truly reflects its title, it is a dream.  Sungaze, made up of husband and wife duo Ian Hilvert and Ivory Snow have only been producing albums since 2019, making This Dream only their second album ever. The album does not break new ground in the genre of dream pop but …

A MEETING of delicate pop like minds: musician-producers David Tanton (aka Rhoda/Tender Spring), Éloi Le Blanc-Ringuette (aka Thomas White), and Lia Kurihara (aka LIA) met on the fertile Montréalais music scene in 2018, began to share and mesh ideas, and formed Afternoon Bike Ride – and listen up, friends; they’re an absolute delight of hazy, …

Dream-pop duo EGOISM are supporting Odette on their East Coast tour this month, following the release of new single Lonely But Not Alone. The tour re-commenced last night with a hometown show at Sydney’s The Factory Theatre, before moving on to Newcastle and Canberra. This follows already successful shows in Queensland and Byron Bay. EGOISM is …

“Castaway was a record born out of frustration.” Tashaki Miyaki singer Paige Stark says; “I felt stuck in every single aspect of life, and writing was my way of venting.” The trio’s aforementioned second album, Castaway, will be with us come July 2nd – you’ll find pre-order details below; but let us turn to the matter in hand, …

REQUIN CHAGRIN is a multifaceted creative guising of Marion Brunetto, who’s an author and multi-instrumentalist with an ear for blissful beauty, for sure. A well-received, eponymous debut emerged in 2015, came on 10″, and contained early surf-garage belters such as “Le Chagrin”; 2019’s Sémaphore proved this was no passing ship in the night and kicked …

WITH only days to go before the release of her new album, Monthly Friend, and her also venturing out on the road for a socially distanced series of dates across the UK, purveyor of intelligent and politically couched dream pop Wyldest has shared one final single, the sweet and chiming “Heal”, the video for which …

TAPE WAVES are a rather lovely dream pop duo hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, who are leading a slow and sleepy dance for us towards their June album with a lovely, airy single, “Tired”, which you can play right here. It does all the correct things for a shoegazey tune; Kim Weldin’s voice is breathy, …

EN ROUTE to Come Play With Me’s new compilation album, Side By Side, which is out in a month, the grassroots Leeds organisation which is doing the good work in tending to the West Yorkshire music scene has dropped another teaser track, which you can come play right here. It comes from Leeds’ own dream …

A BERLINER born and raised, THALA took her first steps into the world of music as a street musician and attending open mic nights, since when it’s completely been an upward curve; and a listen to her new single, “weep”, and you’ll see why her rise has been so effortless so far. She brings together …