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Album Review : Holy Wave’s ‘Adult Fear’

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Earlier this month Night Beats released their fifth LP, Outlaw R&B on Fuzz Club Records. In it, Danny Lee Blackwell steers the band back to its raw, acid-fried roots in a blaze of technicolour glory. It follows 2019’s Myth Of A Man LP (Heavenly Recordings) and last year’s ‘That’s All You Got’ 7” featuring Black …

Rosie Varela is the singer, songwriter and guitarist for the brilliant Texan shoegaze outfit Eep (whose single ‘Hogar’ I raved about last year). She has now branched out as The Rosie Varela Project (RVP) and released the first of a slough of singles in anticipation of an album later this year. And ‘Low’ clearly puts …

The music of Alex Maas has always mesmerised. Now, on his soul-baring solo debut Luca, the Texan and Black Angel’s singer journey is taking an equally hypnotic detour along the wild trails of his indigenous homestead. Driven by the force of nature, each phase of life is celebrated through songs of love, hope, human connection …

WHEN the going gets tough … You know the rest. A summer that’s bust more than a few consciousnesses has proved the right conditions for Austin, Texas’s Craig Clouse, who records fractured drone-psych with a dancefloor edge as $hit & $hine, to lay down deep frazzled psych groove, which we can lose ourselves in come …

FACED by the reality that any chance of getting some gigs under their belt for 2020 was vanishing like a mirage, Austin, TX guitar deities …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have gone some way to assuaging our collective need by announcing a trio of live-stream shows, with a date especially …

THEY weren’t an outfit that was hyped into the musical consciousness worldwide by a huge machine, fully packaged and billboarded; rather Houston’s Khruangbin have seeped into the world gradually but effortlessly via all the coolest of channels. First breaking through in the UK on the back of their inclusion on Bonobo’s LateNightTales mix compilation, they …

Today, Gothenburg-via-Texas duo Routine Death, comprised of Lisa and Dustin Zozaya, are announcing their second album 2 Weeks To Four Months and BSM brings you the premiere of the first single. Due for release on 19 October on Fuzz Club, the album fuses shoegazey psych-pop and lo-fi electronics to create something that’s at times mesmerising …

RF Shannon is the psychedelic-folk project of Shane Renfro. Having recently returned to the US from a European tour playing alongside Jess Williamson supporting Kevin Morby, Renfro is gearing up for the release of his new full-length album, Trickster Blues, on 4th May on Fuzz Club Records in Europe and Cosmic Dreamer in the US. …

There’s a dusty, ‘road trip to nowhere good’ vibe to Holy Wave. They make the kind of grainy, 8mm-type of garage rock that feels like one of those gloomy yard sale finds. Searching through a damp cardboard box of LPs marked “.50 or best offer” you find various copies of Herb Albert & The Tiujana …

If his first EP, Part One – Strange love and consequence, was about a recurring dream, then the latest in a set of EPs entitled ‘The Balance EP’s’ from Louisiana born and Austin based singer-songwriter Ben Millburn is about dealing with them. Whereas it’s predecessor was a loud affair, so this new EP, Local Honey …