Reverse Play: C86 re(dis)covered cover compilation

Reverse Play: C86 re(dis)covered cover compilation

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FadeAwayRadiate released our annual compilation last month titled Reverse Play: C86 Re(dis)covered and since we’re music reviewers at heart here at this blog, it only makes sense for us to write about this compilation too. In case you’re unfamiliar with C86: it was originally a cassette compilation released by British music weekly NME in 1986. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]