Track: Ōtautahi/Christchurch resident T.G. Shand returns with the shoegaze shimmer of WAWO ahead of EP release.

Feature Photograph: Lil Sieve

The irrepressible dream pop/shoegaze queen T.G. Shand is back with another shimmering masterclass in fuzzy pop with ‘WAWO’. 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). We here at Backseat Mafia have been transfixed by her stream of jangling, sparkling singles over the past years (‘Little Sieve‘, ‘The Ease‘, ‘Lemony‘ and ‘Seats‘). 

‘WAWO’ – we are way off – continues down this sparkling path but with a little more muscle and a little more fuzz. The guitars reverberate and swell over a shuffling rhythm, etching celestial trails while Duff’s vocals softly weave in and out of the magnificent ethereal sounds. There is a opaqueness and delicacy to the delivery that certainly recalls The Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser and an evocative range that references Kate Bush, but T.G. Shand stands on her own two feet as a purveyor of the most delightful sounds:

T.G. Shand will be releasing an EP in the near future which will be something to look forward to. ‘WAWO’ is available to stream and download here.

Feature Photograph: Lil Sieve

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