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shoegaze


Album Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain reveal their stunning ‘Glasgow Eyes’ – an intoxicating mix of swagger and attitude with just a hint of reflection.

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News: Viji’s debut album is far from “Vanilla”

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Album review: Mildred Maude – ‘Sleepover’: From Cornwall with beautiful, incendiary love

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‘brand new day’, the new single from Aotearoa/New Zealand-born and based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Lucian Rice is a gorgeous, luscious track that positively shimmers with colours and textures. It features a wash of thick sound, underpinned by a shoegaze blush and delivered with a dream pop lustre, filled with a sense of yearning and …

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LA band the black watch are a veritable institution. Their albums have a sparkle and a sense of yearning that permeates every note and every song is a stadium filling anthem suffuse with melody and atmosphere. Lead singer and songwriter, John Andrew Fredrick, a songwriter and a writer (his fifth novel came out this September …

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The sun always shines brighter, even on a cold winter’s day in the deep south, when Naarm/Melbourne-based shoegaze dream popster RINSE releases another single. And the radiance is altogether brighter with the news that it will be part of a new EP entitled ‘Starfish’, out through Cohort Records on 20 June 2024. RINSE is of …

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T.G. Shand is the moniker of Ōtautahi/Christchurch resident Annemarie Duff, formerly of the legendary Melbourne shoegaze band Miniatures (on the iconic Saint Marie Records label) and she returns with her first single of 2024, the shimmering ‘Cheese’. There is a more muscular drive to the new single – a dark majestic pop element that results …

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We are honoured to bring you an exclusive look at the new video for the song ‘Drop To The Floor’ from Italian shoegaze band swan.seas. ‘Drop to the Floor’ was released on 26 April 2024 as the second single to swan•seas’ debut album, entitled ‘Songs In The Key of Blue’, through Shore Dive Records and …

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SCHØØL, with members from Rendez-Vous, Dog Park, Special Friend, Marble Arch and Liquid Face is a new signing on French label Géographie, and their debut single ‘N.S.M.LY.D.’  is an absolutely thrilling sign of things to come. Already one of the contenders for single of the year for me, the raw veracity and sheer swagger reminds …

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New Orleans ambient shoegaze duo Belong might come across as determinedly illusive, maybe even deliberately opaque. Their music seems to arrive from nowhere, marked by increasing time voids between each release and then, almost as succinctly, Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones (a.k.a Belong) disappear. Their debut album, the underground classic ‘October Language’ emerged in 2006, …

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In a massive week for tour news, the inimitable icons The Jesus and Mary Chain have just announced their 40 year celebration tour of Australia and New Zealand. This is hot on the heels of their brilliant new album ‘Glasgow Eyes’ (reviewed by me here). It’s been seven years since we last heard from the …

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DIIV, those purveyors of fine shoegaze since 2011, have graced us with a new track that feels like a hazy daydream wrapped in a sugar-coated melancholy. Their latest single, released ahead of the upcoming album “Frog in Boiling Water,” is a swirling concoction of understated vocals, noisey guitars that weave in and out and fray …

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If you haven’t been following closely, DIIV —Andrew Bailey, Colin Caulfield, Ben Newman, and Zachary Cole Smith—have announced their fourth album, ‘Frog in Boiling Water’, which will be released on May 24th via Fantasy Records. Following the announcement of the upcoming album, DIIV has already released tracks ‘Brown Paper Bag’, ‘Soul-Net’, ‘Everyone Out’ and, just …

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