Sobs – Telltale Signs

Sobs – Telltale Signs

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The on the far side of the world lies a small record label in Singapore called Middle Class Cigars. With only four artists on their roster so far they’ve managed to put Singapore on the map for producing outstanding young bands. Their latest release comes by way of Sobs‘ debut album Telltale Signs. Sobs are […]

Summer Singles: Part 1

Summer Singles: Part 1

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Summer is halfway over already and maybe you’ve been busy enjoying the pool and barbecues too much to notice all of the brilliant singles released so far.  If so, you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up ten great songs that came up on our radar in June and July:   “Telltale Signs” – Sobs Singapore […]

Harrison Lipton – Loveliness

Harrison Lipton – Loveliness

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  Harrison’s Lipton has captivated us with his sensual and heartfelt debut album “Loveliness.” His dynamic gospel trained voice compliments the soft downtempo synth beats and warm guitar melodies. The album cover shows Lipton playing a guitar and casually dipping his feet in a colourful otherworldly pool, surrounded by a serene utopia of verdant trees, […]

Young Scum S/T & Interview

Young Scum S/T & Interview

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Last year while trying book my band a show in Richmond I was furiously searching the Internet for some exciting bands to share the stage with. Richmond is a medium sized city about 100 miles south of Washington DC and isn’t particularly well known to the outside world. I never did manage to get my […]

Snail Mail – Lush

Snail Mail – Lush

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Bedroom diary confessionals in indie music can be a risky path for a songwriter to venture down. The wrong delivery can easily put listeners off or give you a feeling the singer is insincere. However when done with conviction, honesty and lyrics that put the listener in the songwriter’s shoes a band can invest a […]

Washed Out – Face Up

Washed Out – Face Up

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Washed Out’s recently released single produced for “Adult Swim“, “Face Up” reminds us why Ernest Green out stands apart from other dream pop artists: his perfect execution of 80’s post-punk revival dreamy synth, balanced with his own modern, whimsical, and innovative beats. No wonder “Adult Swim” chose Ernest Green to entice their viewers into their […]

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 […]

The Catherines S/T

The Catherines S/T

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Before you’ve even heard a note of The Catherines music you can almost imagine what you’re in for. The monotone covers displaying a young Catherine Deneuve explain the band-name,  and their overall look evokes classic albums of Belle & Sebastian, The Smiths, etc. Song titles like “Is Your Bigmouth Girlfriend Really So Charming” sound like they […]

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 […]

Nah … – Summer’s Failing EP

Nah … – Summer’s Failing EP

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Indiepop duo Nah… , who are based in Amsterdam in Munster, have released their debut EP “Summer’s Failing”, and it’s everything that fans of dreampop and twee could possibly ask for. Luscious harmonies and indie pop sensibility is stamped upon each track and with the short release, less is more, and this lends itself to welcomed […]

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 […]

Stephen’s Shore – September Love 

Stephen’s Shore – September Love 

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September Love by Stephen’s Shore Summer might be a few months away, but Stephen’s Shore is here to fill that void for you with breezy guitars and relaxing melodies. Close your eyes and listen to their latest album “September Love” and you can almost picture yourself on that shore too. “September Love” is Stephen’s Shore’s […]

Amusement Parks on Fire – All the New Ends

Amusement Parks on Fire – All the New Ends

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Before I listened “All the New Ends”, I took another audial gander at Amusement Parks on Fire’s back catalog. Their early releases are a perfect conglomerate of nineties rock tempos, early 2000s post-emocore anthems, and a tincture of shoegaze. Their sound, as previously described in other reviews,  is “otherworldly.” This ominous presence of the unknown in APF’s […]

Orchid Mantis – Kulla Sunset

Orchid Mantis – Kulla Sunset

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I have recently found myself looking for some newer Lo-fi Chill/Vaporwave, the likes of which were all the rage in the summer of 2009, when a few weeks ago I had somehow thought that Washed Out had new material out (they don’t) and then found that for some reason, it just seems that this music […]

Flashes – Black Monday/Infinites double-single

Flashes – Black Monday/Infinites double-single

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Black Monday / Infinites by Flashes Flashes are a “four-sometimes-five” piece band based in Cornwall (UK), self-described as playing “dreamy grunge-infused noise-pop” influenced by Sonic Youth, Slowdive, Aphex Twin, Dinosaur Jr. and The Cure. “Black Monday/Infinites” was released as a double single in February 2018, following the July 2017 EP release of “Rzhev”. “Black Monday” […]

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 […]

Candace – “New Ruins”

Candace – “New Ruins”

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It is amazing to hear a band evolve right before your ears. I had to take a listen at Candace’s previous releases to get a real feel of what they may have hoped their new album “New Ruins” to sound like. It sounds like what a time-lapse video of a dahlia bud flowering looks like. […]

Gliss – Strange Heaven

Gliss – Strange Heaven

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Berlin duo Gliss released a new album just a few weeks ago, and it has absolutely enraptured me. At times “Strange Heaven” reminds the listener of other acts, such as the Raveonettes and early Tamaryn releases but they also somehow remain completely true to their own sound. This album is a luscious hybrid of sorts […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sun System – Ways we Meet

Sun System – Ways we Meet

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Phoenix band Sun System have a brand of indie Dreampop that is catchy and clean, with a slight resemblance to the likes of Chicago’s Shoegaze juggernaut Airiel, as well as nods to other more hybrid bands such as the painfully missed Depreciation Guild. While listening I also hear a bit of a mainstream alternative rock […]

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 […]

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 […]

Light upon Brief Candles

Light upon Brief Candles

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Today marks a little bit of post-show depression for me, as I just wrapped up the concert weekend that I look forward to most here in Michigan each year, Kalama-Shoegazer. I have been attending this event for the past few years, and it’s not only a collection of some of the best Shoegaze and Dreampop […]

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,  […]

The Morelings – Same Century

The Morelings – Same Century

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Imagine if you stumbled across a mystical place, somewhere between the light and dark. Here a dense fog covers the ground but is punctured by glowing shafts of light. There are ominous beings in the shadows but also great beauty and delights. What would the soundtrack to such a place sound like? The Morelings offer […]

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 […]

Airiel – Molten Young Lovers

Airiel – Molten Young Lovers

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The long awaited, highly anticipated full length new release from Chicago Shoegaze outfit, Airiel is almost upon us. If you are anything like me, you have already preordered a limited-edition swirl colored copy on vinyl and have been counting down the days until you have it in your hands. I cannot wait to finally be […]

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 […]

The Sorry Shop – Soft Spoken

The Sorry Shop – Soft Spoken

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“After a long time, we finally released our third full album. Based on a Dream Pop aesthetic but also flirting with the most iconic elements of Shoegaze, “Softspoken”, our new album, is a soft and noisy blast. The blurred and fuzzy pachyderm of the cover (which is signed by the talented Meire Todão) summarises the […]

Pia Fraus – Field Ceremony album

Pia Fraus – Field Ceremony album

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  Field Ceremony will be released in digital, CD and Vinyl LP on the 16th of October, between labels Seksound (Pia Fraus’ own label, releasing other Estonian indie bands) in Europe, Shelflife (Airiel, Flyying Colours, Ice Choir, Pinkshinyultrablast) in the US, and Vinyl-Junkie Records (Astrobrite, Medicine, Placebo, The Black Ryder) in Japan. Pia Fraus returns […]

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 […]

Violent Dreams – Scared of the Dark

Violent Dreams – Scared of the Dark

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Violent Dreams, “Scared of the Dark” released July 22, 2017, Every now and then, the Internet surprises me with the sounds of a budding band. This is one of those times, and we at Fadeawayradiate are proud to bring Liverpool’s Violent Dreams to your attention. Consisting of Matt Suter and Abby Sethu, the duo has recently […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Dream Eaters – We are a Curse review & interview

The Dream Eaters – We are a Curse review & interview

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The Dream Eaters’ new release “We are a Curse” features folky dream pop a’la Beach House, with echoes of low fi in the vein of Iron and Wine. The songs on this release also feature gorgeous harmonies with wit and bite to the lyrics. Overall, I felt this release definitely echoed one of my favorite […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lazy Legs Interview

Lazy Legs Interview

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Lazy Legs, a  talented, playful, and kind trio from Chicago, played a noisey,  fuzz-filled, shoegaze show at a DIY space in February. Lazy Legs are Michael Tenzer (guitars, vocals), Laura Wagner (bass, vocals), and John Rungger (drums for this band, Light Foils and Chorus of Shadows). Their set was nothing short of a reverberated, overdriven […]

Lost Shoegaze Gems III : Ozean EP

Lost Shoegaze Gems III : Ozean EP

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Ozean is the shimmering, crystalline lost little child of Slowdive’s “just for a day” era, who offer us with this posthumous reissue a trio of beautiful songs (all proceeds from downloads will go to funding a vinyl release this year!) Like some of the other genre-skirting, dreamy bands of the decade (the EP is originally […]

Alternative Facts Compilation : 3 exclusive songs….

Alternative Facts Compilation : 3 exclusive songs….

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Alternative Facts is a brandnew compilation of shoegaze and dream pop artists in opposition to tyranny, and in support of civil liberties and women’s health. Half of the musical contributions are exclusive for the album and unheard before it. All proceeds from this compilation will be split evenly between Planned Parenthood and the A.C.L.U. This […]

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 […]

Whimsical – Sleep to Dream

Whimsical – Sleep to Dream

Whimsical – “Sleep to Dream” Release date: February 24, 2017 Label: Saint Marie Records 1. Love Me 2. Lost And Found 3. Surreal 4. Flutter Echo 5. Beginning Of The End 6. I Thought Of You 7. Leap Of Faith 8. Glow 9. Sleep To Dream 10. Anchor (Bonus Track) 11. Part Of Me   Side […]

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 […]

A Thousand Hours – The Desolate Hour single

A Thousand Hours – The Desolate Hour single

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A Thousand Hours are Red Collier – vocals, guitar, keyboards, production; Demi Haynes – vocals, guitar and bass and Albert Gresens – guitar, bass There are some songs which are like ghosts that inhabit a certain hour, a certain place. Beyond these places, they only manifest as bad feelings or pleas, begging someone to visit them in their haunts in the […]

New Slowdive Single!!!! – Star Roving

New Slowdive Single!!!! – Star Roving

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Fresh from the press: after almost two decades of wandering space since their last few releases and a long breakup, Slowdive returns to our galaxy with the chiming, high-energy boom of a new single, the well-named “Star Roving”. Thankfully, they are roving no longer and we welcome them home! As many of us know, the […]

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:

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. […]

Keith Canisius – We are the Dreamers

Keith Canisius – We are the Dreamers

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Keith Canisius – “We Are The Dreamers” Album Release Date: November 11, 2016 Label: Darla Records Sonic artist Keith Canisius will release a whole new full album tomorrow with Darla Records. We’ve asked Keith a few questions about the new album and the changes since his last releases (see article on this blog: Meet Keith […]

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 […]

Tears Run Rings – In Surges

Tears Run Rings – In Surges

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Tears Run Rings “In Surges” / Full song by song review Deep Space Recordings Release date: December 2, 2016 The album is up for pre-order now: Pre-Order “In Surges”     As one of many raindrops in the mighty wave of sound-texture/noise rock bands we collectively call the shoegaze scene, Tears Run Rings (which was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spirit System “Nightfalling”

Spirit System “Nightfalling”

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SPIRIT SYSTEM “NIGHTFALLING” RELEASE DATE: 3/1/16 ALBUM RELEASE PARTY: Fri 3/4/16 @10pm, Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC and Fri 3/11/16 @ Krankies Coffee, Winston Salem, NC Spirit System transcends genres on their haunting 7 song debut full length album “Nightfalling“, set to be self-released on March 1st. The North Carolina “darkwave/gothgaze” group offer up near perfection […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Shoegaze Revivals by Matt Cattling

The Shoegaze Revivals by Matt Cattling

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The shoegaze revivals by Matt Cattling The introduction and the first Wave: During the Madchester scene in 1990, there was a flourish of British indie rock or dream pop bands in London & South East. Bands like RIDE, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Chapterhouse, Swervedriver, Lush, Curve, Revolver, Catherine Wheel, The Telescopes, Bleach, Moose, Adorable, Blur […]