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LATE in August 2019 – more innocent days, hey? – Lightning bug singer Audrey Kang could be found hiking along the windy coastline of Washington state. The trip marked a bit of an escape, a reset, following a cyclical conclusion: the end of an affair, and of a job. Time to get away and resdiscover. …

WHEN shoegaze was so cruelly traduced by the inkies, dazzle-eyed by their enthralment with the twin coming of grunge and early Britpop, us aficionados shed a quiet tear for a lovely sound, a gorgeous aesthetic seemingly consigned to the history books; but you can’t, as we can see in retrospect, keep a great idea down. …

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 …

HE REALLY is spoiling us, is Cheval Sombre, the transporting, ethereal folk-shoegaze guising of Chris Porpora; who, not content with the hushed emotional whirlwind of Time Waits For No One, his album from back in February, is shortly to drop his second album of the year, an album that works in lighter correspondence with the …

AFTER so many moons away from us Chris Porpora, aka Cheval Sombre, has delighted us, truly delighted us, with the gorgeous ambient shoegaze folk of Time Waits For No One just a month ago. If you haven’t caught up with that yet, then by crikey you must. We commented upon its release that: “Well, wow. Time …

ZOON is an artist who’s fully busting it up Stateside, and you can so see why when you go swimming in the deep guitar scorch of his new single “Was & Always Will Be”, which we’ve embedded for you below. Zoon is the musical guising of Daniel Monkman, a Hamilton, Ontario-based musician in love with …

MATHIAS ENGWALL is no stranger to these pages, though a relative newcomer; based in Gothenburg, he’s enthralled, like so many of us, by the heady twin rushes of dreampop and shoegaze, his particular vision of which he introduced us to in November gone with “Reverie Neverending”, a lovely slice of ‘gazey pop with a little …

WE’RE a way towards the release of Chris Porpora, aka Cheval Sombre’s, first album in eight years, Time Waits For No One; brighter days to come, seasonally and musically, for sure, come February 26th. It seems serendipitous that, with the ‘rona and the lockdown and all, the globe has wound down to Cheval Sombre’s pace just …

IF YOU’RE the kinda person who likes shoegazing to be actual, y’know, shoegazing – that deep, complex bleed of guitars and thicketed, soundscapes, the one which Slowdive do in an unparalleled way – then maybe you need to become acquainted with Slow Crush, the darker perfumed Belgian band fronted by Mancunian Isa Holliday. The band’s …

YOU KNOW him so well, of course, as one of the creative forces behind shoegazing legends Ride; and when Andy Bell stepped out from the boys from OX4 last autumn for The View From Halfway Down, you knew it would be a cracker. And your instincts were right. We reviewed it here and said, for …