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Album review: Chihei Hatakeyama – ‘Late Spring’: a halcyon, beautiful ambient journey

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Track: Kestrels – Vanishing Point

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Premiere: The Brave Faces – In The Dark

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Sydney’s Imperial Broads, on the strength of their new single ‘Control’, are a perfect amalgam of day-glo bubble gum pop and cutting, excoriating gritty indie rock with shabby leather jackets. It’s a delightful mixture: a jangling , ringing, shimmering guitars, muscular wandering bass and celestial layered harmonies with a pop sensibility and euphoric afterglow. The …

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 …

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 …

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’ …

THE HONG KONG shoegaze quintet Lucid Express have tapped into the beautiful blur of that genre at its finest as a safe and exhilarating space away from the continuing political upheaval, domestically. The band began when the five were teenagers in the winter of 2014, in the weeks leading up to the protests that became known …

WHEN shoegaze was so cruelly traduced by the British 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 …

WITH East Yorkshire’s shoegaze princes bdrmm blowing out the candle on the first birthday cake of their cracking debut album, Bedroom, the band have lined up a week of events to celebrate that milestone (what, already, a year, really?) When Bedroom hit the shelves on July 3rd last year, we noted that its songs were …

LOS ANGELINO trio Tashaki Miyaki really do put the dream into dreampop, with a deliciously languorous, hazy cast to their music, which seems to call on the Mary Chain, Lush, Hole, Mazzy Star, soothe them into a shoegazey drowse; and they’ve a new album, Castaway, out now on July 2nd – slightly delayed – on Metropolis Records. The new …

We are delighted to premiere the new EP ‘Tears While We Sleep’ from artist Naytee: a collection of deeply personal songs from the Melbourne-based singer/songwriter. After a period overseas, Naytee returned to Australia and began solo work in 2019 with his debut EP ‘Broken Record Store’ and multiple singles – including a cover of The …

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. …