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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]