Oslo Oscillator –  Newlands

Oslo Oscillator – Newlands

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I introduced Norwegian band Oslo Oscillator on here last year (Article Norway Calling ). To refresh the memory: Oslo Oscillator makes- in their own words – “old-school indie pop“, and in doing so, frontman/singer/ songwriter Kåre Eriksen has surrounded himself by his musical circle of friends that he successfully worked with in the past (members […]

Barrie – Tal Uno

Barrie – Tal Uno

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Brooklyn based dreampop outfit Barrie, consisting of members  Dom, Noah, Sabine, and Spurge share their second track, “Tal Uno” on label Winspear. The band formation certainly has an unusual background: lead songwriter Barrie Lindsay used to work as a studio assistant for a sculptor, while Spurge and Noah work at The Lot Radio – a community-run, online radio […]

Hatchie – Sugar & Spice EP

Hatchie – Sugar & Spice EP

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Australian indie darling Harriette Pilbeam is releasing her first, 5-track EP under the monniker Hatchie, on May 25th via Heavenly Recordings. To recap: since the feature I did on the single “Sure” earlier this year, Harriette Pilbeam was already quite a prominent figure in Brisbane scene: she played in bands like Go Violets and Babaganouj, and decided to form Hatchie because she was specifically attracted to a 90’s […]

Chromatics – Black Walls

Chromatics – Black Walls

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On May 16th, Portland-based four piece Chromatics (Ruth Radelet, Johnny Jewel, Adam Miller & Nat Walker), share their new track/ video “Black Walls” and confirm that their 5th studio album, ‘Dear Tommy’, will finally be out in autumn this year, on Italians Do It Better. In the self-directed video for “Black Walls,” singer Ruth holds […]

Margot – Desensitised

Margot – Desensitised

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Yours truly, like most other people, had never heard of the London-based quintet Margot, until I heard “Desensitised” played on the rather wonderful podcast Near Perfect Pitch  (a weekly podcast featuring the best in Indie, Alternative and BritPop, and Shoegaze), and a friend of mine went nuts! The friend was right, of course, “Desensitised” is a great song […]

Blue Note Indie

Blue Note Indie

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Jazz and prog are hot… I have noticed. Go to any hip underground club and there will be some cute band trying to sound like a jazz-fusion band from the 70’s, which is kind of an interesting, but also a curious development, having grown up in that era myself. In the end everything comes around […]

Boy Pablo – Losing You

Boy Pablo – Losing You

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Boy Pablo are Pablo Muñoz, a 19-year-old teenager from Norway with a Chilean background, and Declan Mckenna and Gus Dapperton, his best friends. Together they started Boy Pablo, a bedroom project, in 2016 and released 3 singles and a 6-track EP. All Boy Pablo’s tracks are self produced and written. Boy Pablo‘s “Everytime” ended up […]

The Day – Leave the Dark

The Day – Leave the Dark

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I am quite ruthless in my search through new indie tracks. I always look for a certain sound, a certain “je-ne-sais-quoi”.  That doesn’t mean that the submissions I get are bad, or that the tracks posted on the myriad of new indie hubs are shite. In the end, everybody tries to pour their own little […]

Dayflower – Daisy Age (single and video)

Dayflower – Daisy Age (single and video)

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Daisy Age by Dayflower By now, British band Dayflower have become a household name on Fadeawayradiate! It all started when the late Chris Tressler, a beloved mutual friend, referred them to me and I was instantly interested. The double a-side single “Neverfriend “/”Seeing Up” was the first featured on here. Then we spotlit the video […]

Bolinas – Casa

Bolinas – Casa

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Subtle is the word that springs to mind when I listen to Bolinas‘ latest song “Casa” (or any Bolinas song for that matter) and subtlety and depth is what sets them apart from the bulk of other, more formulaic, dreampop bands. It’s the gossamer, delicate distant sound of the guitars. It’s the frail emotive pitch […]

Camilo Beltran – Whispers

Camilo Beltran – Whispers

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I recently got this subtle gem of a song submitted that was too precious not to pay attention to: “Whispers” is a brief, temperate track in 3/4 timing, balanced on a sober acoustic guitar that ripples alongside whispery vocals, subddued synths and swelling echoes of brass that set a mood reminiscent of that of the […]

Hatchie – Sure

Hatchie – Sure

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Hatchie‘s single “Sure” was already released in November last year, but I came across it recently and wasn’t able to resist its catchy flashback-to-the-90’s vibes. The start of the song made me anticipate Chapterhouse‘s “Pearl”, followed by the warm jangly guitar chords of the Sundays, and the innocent, poignant vocals of the early Cranberries (whose […]

North West – Sun

North West – Sun

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Etheral, London-based duo Northwest (Ignacio Simón & Mariuca García-Lomas) want to show you their latest creation/single/video (ironically?) called “Sun“. NorthWest: “Sun” is our brainchild and so it’s difficult for us to find the proper words to describe it. Maybe is a chant for something unattainable; maybe it’s just another song. However, we want to share it with you in the […]

Amber Clouds – Perhaps Tomorrow

Amber Clouds – Perhaps Tomorrow

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I came across Oslo based Amber Clouds’ single “Let’s Meet In Air“via a repost of another talented compatriot, called Måke, which we have paid some attention to in an article in September (Norway Calling).  I instantly shared the song and, as I do with what I like, I decided to keep my eye on them and press “follow”. […]

Gaze Girls Talk

Gaze Girls Talk

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2107 has been quite an eventful year for women in general: millions of women marched against the inauguration of Trump and later, again millions stood up against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, followed by a wave of confessions by women around the world, breaking the silence on their own personal experiences of harassment. Naturally, there were […]

Fadeawayradiate Top albums lists 2017

Fadeawayradiate Top albums lists 2017

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Top 5 album releases 2017 by Fadeawayradiate crew: I think this last year saw some really great releases, as opposed to last year, when everybody was scratching their heads a bit. This year we saw the triumphant return of Slowdive, a way overdue release of Airiel, and a strong comeback of Frankie Rose, but also […]

Gingerlys S/T

Gingerlys S/T

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Sometimes keeping up with all the music that comes out is the hardest thing, and often, a lot of bands, or even small hypes, just pass me by. The band Gingerlys was one of those, and I am really glad a mutual friend pointed them out to me because it was love at the first […]

From Dreampop to Sophistipop YouTube Playlist

From Dreampop to Sophistipop YouTube Playlist

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I did this Youtube playlist for SWIT magazine but decided it looks good on here as well of course 😉 Enjoy!

UK Cinema – English Girls

UK Cinema – English Girls

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Canadian quintet UK Cinema released their first single “English Girls” on digital format on the 2nd of November along with a new video, directed and shot by Black Lake. The song is a melancholy, dreamy, laid back tune that will go down well with fans of Day Wave and Wild Nothing etc. Gossamer guitar-scapes are sustained […]

Bolinas – Vacation & Angostura

Bolinas – Vacation & Angostura

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Bolinas are a dreampop quartet I came across by accident on Soundcloud suggestions, and immediately adored! The band, and their perfectly sultry beachy sound, are obviously from the cradle of current dreampop (aka California), and were formed by singer/ guitarist Chris Thomas;  bass-player and producer Phil McGinn;  drummer Dwight Stannard and recent keyboard addition Anna San Juan. Bolinas was […]

AKWUAR – Millions of Same Faces

AKWUAR – Millions of Same Faces

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We are pleased to introduce you to a whole new name in indie-dom and present this first single/ video release by DIY indie project AKWUAR. The single is called “Millions of Same Faces“, the video will be released November 13th, followed up by the release of a self-titled full EP in January 2018, that will available on […]

Dreampop: from Cocteau to Craft Spells

Dreampop: from Cocteau to Craft Spells

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As some of you know, I curate a Dreampop (Jangle and Twee) music group on Facebook and I do notice that the term “dreampop” in itself, seems to a confusing one. It is often mixed up, associated or even so much as equalled to term “shoegaze”. I guess the confusion is understandable and if we […]

Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds from Another Planet live & highlights

Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds from Another Planet live & highlights

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Japanese Breakfast was one of the last bands on the line-up of the 25th anniversary London Calling edition (yes,yours truly was there at the very first edition in 1992 as well!) in Amsterdam. I had been there since the afternoon and seen quite a number of acts already. Frankie Rose cancelling was a major disappointment,  […]

Surf Rock is Dead – We Have No Friends? EP

Surf Rock is Dead – We Have No Friends? EP

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Brooklyn based dreampop duo Surf Rock is Dead are Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg. The duo have spent the last two years experimenting in order to produce a quality kind of neo-jangle/surf/ dreampop similar to that of DIIV, Day Wave, Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing. However, what sets them apart from those bands, is that […]

I Remember That!: 12 Sophistipop tunes quoted out of context…

I Remember That!: 12 Sophistipop tunes quoted out of context…

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Somewhere in May I sent a nice little cover of Oh Patti by Scritti Politti to a friend who said: “So… a Scritti-tribute album curated by Estella Rosa?” It got me thinking and the next day we were all planning this cover-compilation on the Sophistipop Lounge group on Facebook! It is October now and from the […]

Norway Calling!: brandnew Oslo Oscillator, Måke and The Megaphonic Thrift

Norway Calling!: brandnew Oslo Oscillator, Måke and The Megaphonic Thrift

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In the last weeks, three brandnew indie-tracks from Norwegian bands saw the daylight. I am intentionally avoiding the word “fresh” here, as they all seem to draw extensively from past influences in indiepop. Both Scandinavian and Japanese bands alike, seem to excel in meticulously nailing a particular style or genre (or pastiche thereof), often with […]

Close Encounter – Fade Away…

Close Encounter – Fade Away…

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Aaah…. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a blog Anthem! And what could be a better than this magical mystery tune by Seattle based band Close Encounter (personal resonance of the first kind!).The song just has that perfect balance of sparkly jangle, scintillating haze and sophisticated radiance: in short, the sounds that we live and breathe on […]

The Morelings – We Were (video/single)

The Morelings – We Were (video/single)

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SINGLE VIDEO RELEASE “WE WERE”: On September 12, Philly based dreampop duo The Morelings release the first single, “We Were,” from their debut LP “Same Century” set to drop September 26th on Mostly Venus Records (digitally) and Custom Made Music (vinyl and cassette). To be honest, I think this video/song should have been used in the third […]

Airiel – This is Permanent

Airiel – This is Permanent

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I had the pleasure to be woken up by this track this morning and I can assure you, it kicked in a hell of a lot more than caffeine!! After all the waiting, and many releases of formerly beloved bands that were sort of .. meh…  I didn’t know what to expect anymore. But this […]

Softer Still – Visions of You EP

Softer Still – Visions of You EP

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Softer Still – Visions of You EP  July 28th 2017 Club Fandango   Softer Still‘s second EP “Visions Of You’” was released on 28th July. The EP has an overall more 80’s/synthpop/sophistipop quality layered on top of their former already jangly dream-pop sound similar to bands like Wild Nothing, Day Wave, Small Black and Beach Fossils.  “Wishing Well”,  the first single […]

Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical album

Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical album

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Cage Tropical Slumberland Records/Grey Market 11 August 2017   Phenomenon Frankie Rose, former member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls and Beverly is finally back on the indie-scene with an epic 4th album! “Cage Tropical” still contains some of Rose‘s dreamy signature sound, but also breaks away from that quite radically by juxtaposing it with […]

Bye Bye Badman – Wave EP

Bye Bye Badman – Wave EP

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Artist: Bye Bye Badman Album: Wave Released: April 29, 2017 Genre: K-pop Label/Distributor: Magic Strawberry sound   Korean band Bye Bye Badman are an indie electro-pop group from Seoul that owe their name to a Stone Roses song. Coming across them was bliss! There’s quite a lot of material already and some of it is really […]

Space4lease – “Must be Something” single

Space4lease – “Must be Something” single

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Space4Lease’s new song “Must Be Something”  premiered on Friday July 14 comes as the first single of releases. They released their first EP “Hiraeth“ in November 2016.   I have to say, the band name doesn’t particularly appeal to me and the introduction as indie psych-rockers meant little or nothing to me either, but I always play […]

China Crisis – Saint Saviour Square: the elusive video….

China Crisis – Saint Saviour Square: the elusive video….

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In 1989, the China Crisis single “Saint Saviour Square” was released on Virgin Records from the album “Diary of a Hollow Horse”: their 5th studio album. An accompanying video was made inspired by a painting of Annie Swynnerton called “The Sense of Sight” (1895: showing an angel gazing up to the heavens) which is housed […]

Dayflower – Sweet Georgia Gazes premiere!

Dayflower – Sweet Georgia Gazes premiere!

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The newest Dayflower single“Sweet Georgia Gazes”premiered today on Fadeawayradiate!!!: “Sweet Georgia Gazes” has a less fuzzy sound than “Neverfriend” and less psychey than the excellent “Seeing Up“:  it’s a is a very summery janglepop track that takes us back to our heroes from the late 80’s like Johnny Marr, The La’s, the Mock Turtles, the […]

Kingsbury – Emeralds

Kingsbury – Emeralds

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I came across this wonderful track because it was suggested as one new indie tracks on Spotify and it instantly hit me since it starts off as some sort of heavenly avalanche of sparkle, like the sounds of Sirens washing over you… The wonderful track progresses to reveal Caroline‘s superb vocals: a voice a range […]

Softer Still – Forever Faces – new single

Softer Still – Forever Faces – new single

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I wrote about indie dreampop band Softer Still before because I adore their blissful, hazy sound. So lucky me!: they soon have a follow up for their debut, self-titled EP, that was released in November 2016, and attracted attention from the NME, Clash, BBC Introducing and Steve Lamacq. The new EP “Visions of You” is […]

Hazel English Live at London Calling Festival 27-5-2017

Hazel English Live at London Calling Festival 27-5-2017

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Hazel English Live at London Calling Festival, Amsterdam/Paradiso 27-5-2017 Last minute guest list…arriving late…her music wafting towards me from somewhere, I follow my ears up the stairs of Paradiso. The room looks almost empty and Hazel is experiencing some problems with her red Telecaster. Exit band. In the meantime, I get a beer and the […]

Geyster – With All Due Respect

Geyster – With All Due Respect

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Geyster seems to have been around for ages, since “With All Due Respect” is his 7th album to date, so yes, the respect is due.  A “French Connection” of mine pointed him out to me and I am forever grateful. “With All Due Respect” houses a lot of my past musical influences and it lifts my […]

Pia Fraus – That’s not all EP

Pia Fraus – That’s not all EP

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Artist: Pia Fraus Title: That’s Not All Label: Seksound Record Label (Estonia) Released On: 29.05.2017 Format: CD         In the fall of 2017 Pia Fraus  (Eve Komp -vocals, synths, metallophone, Kärt Ojavee -synths, Rein Fuks – guitars, vocals, percussion Reijo Tagapere -bass, and Margus Voolpriit -drums) will release their first full-length album in almost a decade, and pretty […]

Spotlight: Northwest – Dimaryp

Spotlight: Northwest – Dimaryp

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I already added their mesmerising track “Wind” to one of my playlists this year, and was an instantly hooked on their supernatural, atmospheric “poetry in sound” stuff… This time the London-based act Northwest showcases a more innovative and experimental sound, featuring an old tube organ recorded in Hertfordshire and the hypnotic production of Ignacio Simón, over […]

New Sophistipop Playlist

New Sophistipop Playlist

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Sophistipop is making a comeback! The old stuff is back in vogue and a lot of newer band are paying homage to this genre that was popular in the 80’s. I selected 10 new Sophistipop tracks that I personally love and think are worth listening to (for more info on the genre see http://fadeawayradiate.com/2016/10/sophistipop-then-and-now: 1. […]

Tenant from Zero: single, EP and interview

Tenant from Zero: single, EP and interview

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I think every Sophistipop lover would be over the moon to hear a combination of Prefab Sprout and The Aluminum Group with the vocals of David Sylvian, produced by neo Sophisti maestro Kurt Feldman. Well this is it!! I am honoured to introduce the brand-new Sophistipop project Tenant from Zero, brainchild of Paul Darrah: singer, composer Brooklyn, NY. Enjoy […]

Pia Fraus – Cloudy Eyes / Rocketship – Outer Otherness Split 7″

Pia Fraus – Cloudy Eyes / Rocketship – Outer Otherness Split 7″

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Pia Fraus presents their new single ( March 2017) as a split 7” together with a new track from Rocketship on Estonian label Seksound. This split single includes a new track from both bands, recorded especially for this particular release: We haven’t heard any new material from the legendary Pia Fraus in quite a while, so […]

Video Premiere Seeing Up – Dayflower

Video Premiere Seeing Up – Dayflower

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“Seeing Up” is the third video from Dayflower, produced by the band as a visual companion to the song, which was originally released alongside “Neverfriend” on EDILS Recordings in September 2016. Earlier last year, on Fadeawayradiate, “Seeing Up” was portrayed as “a super spacey trip that has luscious juxtapositions of ethereal and noise and is […]

Single of the Week : The Death of Pop – Like Always

Single of the Week : The Death of Pop – Like Always

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The Death of Pop – Like Always Released February 17, 2017 Spider’s Island I am very pleased to present this brilliant, new single of my favourite psych-jangle (star-spangle?) understated, quartet from Bournemouth: The Death of Pop. (Angus James /Guitar and Vocals ; Oliver James /Guitar and Vocals; Richard Dent/ Bass; Thom James /Drums ) This […]

The Holiday Crowd Album

The Holiday Crowd Album

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The Holiday Crowd Album Label: Shelflife Records Release date: January 13, 2017 If ever there’s music that I consider to be timeless and will never bore me, it’s the music of my favourite guitarist Johnny Marr, and the latter is the first thing that springs to mind upon hearing The Holiday Crowd. Is this a good […]

Germans – Live in Amsterdam Bitterzoet 28-01-2017

Germans – Live in Amsterdam Bitterzoet 28-01-2017

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Germans supporting The Radio Dept.- Amsterdam -28-01-2017 Set list: 1. Dead Bird 2. Hideaway (new track) 3. Cruel 4. Delusions (new track) 5. Anne + Cats 4EVA 6. Wonderhow A known fact by now: I love Kurt Feldman (Depreciation Guild, Ice Choir) and his productions for others ….see my article on SophistiPop Now and Then. […]

Softer Still EP

Softer Still EP

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RELEASE DATE: Out Now TYPE: Digital EP LABEL: Label Fandango Track Listing 1. Eulogy 2. New Age 3. Bliss 4. Company I came across Softer Still whilst searching for new UK based dreampop acts, because of some event that might take place in the future. No, I’m not telling you yet. There are obviously many similar […]

The Marbles Jackson – Ten Million Suns Single

The Marbles Jackson – Ten Million Suns Single

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After their debut album “Notes To The Dust“,  Londoners ( Hackney) The Marbles Jackson release a new single called “Ten Million Suns” / “Wish For” on 26th January 2017.  The Marbles Jackson are: Terry Kirkbride vocals, drums & guitar, Naoko Takahashi on guitars and vocals,  Simon Gwynne on keys and guitar and Mikey Belfast Gibson on bass. Sofar, the sound of the […]

Sunshade – Souvenir & Interview with Mathieu & JC

Sunshade – Souvenir & Interview with Mathieu & JC

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Sunshade are an Indiepop duo from France, consisting of two guys with the most exotic sounding surnames: Mathieu Rivalan and J.C Valleran. Their blend is an extremely subtle take on the sort of dream pop mix or hybrid that seems to be popular in this day and age. Mathieu popped up on my FB feeds […]

Sound Smiths: 12 shoegaze /dreampop artists on their favourite tools….

Sound Smiths: 12 shoegaze /dreampop artists on their favourite tools….

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Sound Smiths: 12 shoegaze /dreampop artists on their favourite tools…. To celebrate the guitar & guitar-pedal/effect as the foundation for the magnificent sonic soundscapes created in Dreampop & Shoegaze, I asked 12 craftsmen / women about their favourite guitar and pedal:

Single of the Week: Cascadia Fault Line – “Paper Stars”

Single of the Week: Cascadia Fault Line – “Paper Stars”

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Cascadia Fault Line are a brandnew, 4 piece shoegaze/dreampop band formed very recently in Liverpool, home of one of my most beloved bands. Cascadia Fault Line has Rachael Dunn as their front woman, who sings and plays guitar, Joe Jackson (no joke) on guitar, Tony Duncan on bass/keyboards, and Marcus Mayes on drums. The band have […]

Top 10 indie releases 2016

Top 10 indie releases 2016

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The year has nearly gone…to the majority it wasn’t a good year. And that is an understatement. Surely strange things went on: politics weren’t too great and we lost a lot valuable artists along the way. Was it a bad year for indie music? We have picked 10 of our favourites this year. An eclectic […]

Lost Shoegaze Gems part II: The Suncharms & Dreamscape

Lost Shoegaze Gems part II: The Suncharms & Dreamscape

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The Suncharms The Suncharms were an indie band that was formed in Sheffield, 1989 and played with the likes of Catherine Wheel and Curve to name a few. The Suncharms are: Marcus Palmer-vocals, Matt Neale-guitar, John Malone-guitar and Richard Farnell-bassguitar, and Chris Ridley on drums. Their first two EP’s were released on Wilde Club Records. In […]

Ablebody – Adult Contemporaries

Ablebody – Adult Contemporaries

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Ablebody – Adult Contemporaries review and interview Release date October 14 Lolipop Records One thing is certain: the Depreciation Guild played a huge part in my rekindled love for shoegaze but before the revival reached its peak (around last year) the band was disbanded (2011) and its band-members went on to do their own thing. […]

Single of the week: Day Wave – Wasting Time

Single of the week: Day Wave – Wasting Time

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Dreampop project Day Wave /Jackson Phillips has recently signed a fresh deal with Californian label Harvest Records, also the house of Best Coast, and Richard Ashcroft. He’s celebrating the news with a brand-new single named “Wasting Time: which might lead us to conclude that that will be a closed chapter from now on. The new single adds nothing truly […]

Meeting Heavy Heart…

Meeting Heavy Heart…

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Review and short interview with Anna Vincent I hear a lot of similar music and find myself scanning through SoundCloud and YouTube quite often for music to post in the groups, put on playlists or write about on this blog. Things often begin to sound like more of the same to be honest, but once […]

Sophistipop Then and Now…

Sophistipop Then and Now…

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According to wiki, the term: “Sophisti-pop was a subgenre of pop music that emerged during the mid-1980s in the UK. It incorporates elements of jazz, soul and pop. Music so classified often made extensive use of electronic keyboards, synthesizers, and polished arrangements, particularly horn sections.” Anybody over 40 that used to think of themselves as […]

Dreampop, Jangle and Twee play list

Dreampop, Jangle and Twee play list

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Dreamy Dreampop Playlist Edition number 1: Tracklist: Day Wave – Gone Brett – Dans Un Autre Reve Real Estate  – Out Of Tune White Wishes – Hold Your Hand Hazel English – Control Devon Williams – Toy Sunflower Bean – Easier Said Washed Out- Before Clubs – Luminous Ducktails – Headbanging In The Mirror Craft […]

Hazel English – “ Never Going Home” EP

Hazel English – “ Never Going Home” EP

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I have been following Hazel English and sharing her stuff ever since I heard “It’s Not Real” last year. After more songs appeared on Soundcloud  I was hooked: her sound is a perfect blend of dreamy, lo-fi jangle with sunshine-pop traces. Hazel English is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter based in Oakland,California but native to Australia. Hazel […]

Dayflower – Neverfriend / Seeing Up ( single)

Dayflower – Neverfriend / Seeing Up ( single)

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Dayflower’s single new single -” Neverfriend” / “Seeing Up” deserves  bit of a Spotlight on here! The band Dayflower from Leicester UK are : Alex Clemence  – vocals, guitar David Dhonau  – bass Chris Merriman – guitar Simon Bland – drums. According to themselves Dayflower “pour their honey-drenched pop melodies over a collage of fuzzed-up synths, […]

Day Wave – Hard to Read EP

Day Wave – Hard to Read EP

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 Day Wave – Hard to read EP Love at first Play! Day Wave came up in my Soundcloud newsfeed as being connected to one of my recent favourite artists, Hazel English. Apparently, fellow Oaklander Jackson Philips aka Day Wave, is her producer which is instantly clear because they have a very similar sound, as is the case […]

THE DEATH OF POP/ THE SKATING PARTY SPLIT 7″ LATHE CUT

THE DEATH OF POP/ THE SKATING PARTY SPLIT 7″ LATHE CUT

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Hidden Gem Records presents, “Skate or Die!” Limited Run, split 7″ lathe cut. Hidden Gem Records has just released this great looking split lathe 7″ by The Death of Pop from the U.K. & The Skating Party from the  U.S.  You can grab this special collection of songs from Hidden Gem : http://hiddengemrecords.bigcartel.com/product/the-death-of-pop-the-skating-party-split-7-lathe-cut The Skating […]

Lavender Blush EP

Lavender Blush EP

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Lavender Blush EP Lavender Blush is a newish San Francisco based noisepop project. Band member Ryan Lescure has already been involved with several like-minded groups including LSD and the Search for God, Moonbeams, and My Red Dress. According to themselves they are devoted to “ home recording, atmospherics, and analog warmth.” Band members are Alvin Fenner, […]

The Rebirth of Whimsical: an interview with Krissy VanderWoude

The Rebirth of Whimsical: an interview with Krissy VanderWoude

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Whimsical is currently a duo (Neil and Krissy), but was originally a Shoegaze / Dream Pop band from Northwest Indiana, active from 1999 until 2005. They released one demo CD, one full length album called “Setting Suns are Semi-Circles“ on Seraph Records, and one single. The band was 90% done with recording their 2nd full […]

The Arctic Flow –  “The Luminous Veil”

The Arctic Flow – “The Luminous Veil”

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The Arctic Flow –  “The Luminous Veil” Label: Oscarson Realease: December 14, 2015 The Arctic Flow, again was discovered on one of my associative Tube sprees: bang! “As Close To A Kiss As We Will Ever Be” (2011) hit the spot: accompanied by the cutest animation ever, I was met by a heavenly sound that […]

High Violets: Heroes & Halos

High Violets: Heroes & Halos

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High Violets: Heroes & Halos  CD/LP (Saint Marie Records) Release date: April 1st, 2016 Clint Sargent: guitars, vocals, keyboards, piano Kaitlyn ni Donovan: vocals, piano, violin Colin Sheridan: bass guitar Luke Strahota: drums The High Violets are our favourite high-priests of Dreampop! They have been around since 1998, way before the “second wave” or nugaze, and have risen […]

Shoegaze On Admin Favourites

Shoegaze On Admin Favourites

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List of Shoegaze Favourites of the Shoegaze On group admins on Facebook: Estella Rosa, Luis Rodriguez, Wesley Breard and Chris Tressler. Enjoy! [workbox_video_YV_list gallery_name=”Shoegaze On Admin Favourites”]

Pia Fraus  – Nature Heart Software 10 year Anniversary

Pia Fraus – Nature Heart Software 10 year Anniversary

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Pia Fraus -Nature Heart Software Label: Seksound Record Label (Estonia) Released On: 20.01.2016 Promo info: Seksound is proud to announce the vinyl reissue of Estonian shoegaze forefathers Pia Fraus’ legendary album “Nature Heart Software”, celebrating its 10th anniversary. The album was Pia Fraus’ first to be released under the label Seksound, the cradle of Estonian indie […]

Meet Keith Canisius: sonic wizard.

Meet Keith Canisius: sonic wizard.

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Meet Keith Canisius: sonic wizard. I must have been living under a rock because I never discovered Keith Canisius until very recently: there I was, browsing through YouTube bumping into the song that was “LSD” which I instantly posted on the group, followed by “The Sea me Feel me” shortly after. I haven’t stopped playing […]

Shoegaze On 2015 top 3 lists

Shoegaze On 2015 top 3 lists

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Shoegaze On 2015 top 3 lists: These are the top gaze picks of 2015 by the Shoegaze On admins: Estella Rosa: founder of Shoegaze On and owner of Fadeawayradiate. “Old” gazetress from Amsterdam. Death of Pop – “Gardens” EP : Brilliant group getting more brilliant every day. “Only Now” is their best song to date. […]

The Morelings “Too Far” video

The Morelings “Too Far” video

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The Morelings “Too Far” video Philadelphia dream-pop duo, The Morelings, have released a mesmerizing new video for “Too Far,” the second of their three-song EP No Sign issued in January of this year. A watery dreamscape of ephemeral beauty, directed by Detroit-based artist, Santa Anna, the video takes place on a beach at sunset in […]

The Churchhillgarden- Evelyn & the 8th Day

The Churchhillgarden- Evelyn & the 8th Day

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Churchhillgarden – Evelyn feat. Blush Response The beauty that is “Evelyn”, was released on the 27th of October in collaboration with Alister Douglas of Blush Response. On the 8th of December he published a newly polished, older song “The 8th day” featuring, Omega Vague’s Craig. The Churchhill Garden is Andy Jossi, a one man project from […]

Shoegaze ON II Playlist

Shoegaze ON II Playlist

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Shoegaze ON II Playlist: for the starry-eyed amongst us….. The Death Of Pop – Only Now Keith Canisius – LSD Echodrone – Cold Snap White Cascade – Anything U Want Snow in Mexico – Prodigal Summer Hazel English – It’s Not Real Sound is Lovv – These Waves… Sway – Winter Heart GoodnightGoodbye – TheHighViolets […]

Stella Diana – Alhena

Stella Diana – Alhena

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Stella Diana – Alhena Italian  ( Neapolitan) band Stella Diana are probably the  most prominent band of the Italian shoegaze scene, or rather Italogaze scene: a scene with some excellent bands like, for example, Rev Rev Rev, Be Forest and Clustersun.  Stella Diana consists of singer Dario Torre (vocals & guitar), Giacomo Salzano  (bass),  Roberto […]

The Death of Pop – Gardens

The Death of Pop – Gardens

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The Death of Pop – Gardens The Death of Pop are Bournemouth’s most famous bedroom jangle-gaze quintet consisting of Angus James (Guitar and Vocals ); Oliver James (Guitar and Vocals); Isaac James( Bass); Thom James (Drums) and George Abram ( Art) . Sofar they have released two albums and some ep’s/ singles. Recently they have […]

Sound is Lovv – Debut EP Shipwrecks

Sound is Lovv – Debut EP Shipwrecks

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Sound is Lovv is a brand-new Shoegaze project from Los Angeles sprouting from a solo project of frontman Brad Watson, now being assisted by John Rockwell (guitar and backing vocals), Dario Grenados (bass), and Joel Murray on drums.  Although overall , Sound is Lovv are more on the noisy/ powerful side of Shoegaze spectrum,  they still […]

The White Cascade – Endless

The White Cascade – Endless

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The White Cascade – Endless The White Cascade are a noisy space-gaze trio from Raleigh in North Carolina: Matt Guess (Guitar, Vocals), Matt Cash (Bass, Vocals), Matt Robbins (Drums, Percussion). Their debut album Endless was released by North Carolina label Deep Space Recordings who are a: “Small indie label trying to keep the spark of […]

Savage Sister – Speechless

Savage Sister – Speechless

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  Chicago based dreamwave/ shoegaze/ dreampop trio Savage Sister have released their 2nd, full album Speechless on Friday the 2nd of October. The album was made freely available for streaming throughout the subsequent weekend, and is the follow-up of the self-titled 1st album of 2013. Savage Sister, founded in 2012, is the brain-child of multi-instrumentalist […]

Shoegaze On Playlist

Shoegaze On Playlist

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Shoegaze On Playlist 40 Delicious Shoegaze tracks to keep the us gazing in the right direction!Enjoy! List: – Highspire — Satellite – 93MMFTS – Sunshine Girl – Dead Leaf Echo -Kingmaker – Sealight – Dead letters – Tamaryn – I’m Gone – Marion- Sea Dweller – Yuck – Rebirth – Swervedriver- Autodidact – Soft Blonde […]

Presents for Sally : Colours and Changes

Presents for Sally : Colours and Changes

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Presents for Sally : Colours and Changes review and interview with Matt Etherton “Colours and Changes” is the 2nd album of UK trio Presents for Sally, released on 9/11 (of all dates) this year. The band consider this to be the first “proper” album they ever completed, and they are probably right: it is an […]

Sound Is Lovv : “Take Me With You”

Sound Is Lovv : “Take Me With You”

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Sound is Lovv : “Take me with You” video debut The ships have all sank.. and these waves go on forever… Sound is Lovv are a brandnew shoegaze project from Los Angeles who have just released their first music video of the single “Take me with You”. The video was directed by Jon Mancinetti who […]

Lost Shoegaze Gems part I: Hope Chest

Lost Shoegaze Gems part I: Hope Chest

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Lost Shoegaze Gems part I: Hope Chest When it comes to “old” Shoegaze  we often don’t get past the obvious pillars like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine and Ride, Lush and Curve. Occasionally we digress (or discover) on lesser known bands like, Revolver, Blind Mr. Jones, The Belltower, Moose, Bleach, Kitchens of Distinction, but in all […]

Bubblebath EP Death of Pop

Bubblebath EP Death of Pop

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  Death of Pop “Bubble Bath” EP I was a fan of British quintet the Death of Pop the moment I heard “Sun in my Eyes” which is still one of my favourite songs of theirs. What I particularly like about them, is that, just when you think you sussed it, they do something surprising. […]

Adorable interview with Pete and Robert

Adorable interview with Pete and Robert

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Our Favourite Fallen Idols An interview with Adorable’s Pete and Robert Everybody that was into indie bands in the first half of the 90’s will instantly recognize the intro of “Sunshine Smile”. They may never have heard of the name Adorable or know any other songs by them,  but “Sunshine Smile” will awaken fond indie disco […]

Souvlaki Reheated – A Slowdive Tribute

Souvlaki Reheated – A Slowdive Tribute

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Souvlaki Reheated – An Italian Tribute to Slowdive “Souvlaki Reheated – An Italian tribute to Slowdive” is a declaration of love to the music of Slowdive(band) and their album “Souvlaki”, which turns 22 years old today. This tribute album is available in free download and involves ten Italian projects and bands: Antartica, Białogard, Nicolò Carnesi, Claudio Cataldi, Felpa, Haas, MasCara, Novanta, Il Ragazzo Del Novantanove, Stella Diana.”  […]

Flyying Colours – ROYGBIV EP

Flyying Colours – ROYGBIV EP

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Flyying Colours – ROYGBIV EP Melbourne based shoegaze outfit Flyying Colours released their second EP ROYGBIV on the 12th of May this year with Club AC30. Melbourne seems to be a hotbed for the current  shoegaze/ psych. The city is the cradle of bands like Blush Response, Contrast, Kigo, Lowtide and Fait, just to name […]

Efflorescence compilation

Efflorescence compilation

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Efflorescence compilation: “Efflorescence” is a Spring-fresh Dream pop/ Shoegaze compilation published by At Sea compilations. According to At Sea themselves: “At Sea Compilations is a German project to create free downloadable compilations with indie- and undergroundbands.” With “Efflorescence” At Sea has made an attempt to collect some lustrous, International  Dream Pop/ Shoegaze tunes and have […]

Dead Mellotron – Winter EP

Dead Mellotron – Winter EP

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Dead Mellotron Winter EP  I have to be honest : I think Dead Mellotron are an amazing Shoegaze band. They put down a sound so ethereal and reverberating  that they have the exalting, all-encompassing quality of Slowdive but in a lighter mood.  Unfortunately,  frontman and multi-instrumental wizard Josh Frazier’s interest in the project is waning. […]

Small Town Love EP The Enters

Small Town Love EP The Enters

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Small Town Love EP The Enters By Estella Rosa London based trio The Enters  released their debut EP Small Town Love – produced by Rory Atwell (Palma Violets, Veronica Falls, Yuck et al.) and recorded on the Lightship 95 – on May 13th 2014, after the band had toured with the  (not-unimportant) likes of The […]