Track: New Zealand shoegaze dream pop queen T.G. Shand delivers another outstanding and sparkling track ‘Lemony’


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 my review of ‘The Ease’ here).

A shoegaze wall of tremolo, feedback and reverb envelop this track – reaching a crescendo towards the end – while razor-sharp guitars slice through the mix and Duff’s extraordinary vocals float across the surface. You will certainly immediately think of the rich textures of Cocteau Twins and Elizabeth Fraser’s magic vocals that roam widely amongst the shimmering mix, but ‘Lemony’ has its own varietal layers and sense of mystery. The ethereal, sparkling chiming guitars shimmy across a muscular bass line and indelible melodies arch across the firmament. The lyrics are opaque, dreamy and evocative:

A show like lemony
Stand off anyway
A show like lemony
Stand off centre lake

This is another blissful track from a very exciting artist. ‘Lemony is available to stream here and listen to and download through the link below:

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