Amusement Parks on Fire – All the New Ends

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 …

Flashes – Black Monday/Infinites double-single

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 …

The Day – Leave the Dark

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 …

Candace – “New Ruins”

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 …

Gliss – Strange Heaven

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 …

Amber Clouds – Perhaps Tomorrow

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 …

Gaze Girls Talk

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 …

Sun System – Ways we Meet

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 …

Gingerlys S/T

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 …

UK Cinema – English Girls

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 …

Bolinas – Vacation & Angostura

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 …

Dreampop: from Cocteau to Craft Spells

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 …

Light upon Brief Candles

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 …

Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds from Another Planet live & highlights

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 …

The Morelings – Same Century

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 …

Surf Rock is Dead – We Have No Friends? EP

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 …

Airiel – Molten Young Lovers

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 …

Close Encounter – Fade Away…

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 …

The Morelings – We Were (video/single)

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 …

The Sorry Shop – Soft Spoken

“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 …

Airiel – This is Permanent

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 …

Pia Fraus – Field Ceremony album

  Field Ceremony will be released in digital, CD and Vinyl LP on the 16th of October, between labels Seksound (Pia Fraus’ own label, releasing …

Violent Dreams – Scared of the Dark

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. …

Pia Fraus – That’s not all EP

Artist: Pia Fraus Title: That’s Not All Label: Seksound Record Label (Estonia) Released On: 29.05.2017 Format: CD         In the fall of …

Alter – Pendulum

Alter, Pendulum released April 28, 2017   “Pendulum” is the second full length recording by Alter. Alter is a 3-piece atmospheric rock band from Baltimore, …

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

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 …

The Veldt live at The Riviera in Chicago March 11 2017

The Veldt played at The Riviera Theater in the historic Uptown neighborhood on the North side as part of their tour in support of their upcoming EP …

Lazy Legs Interview

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 …

Lost Shoegaze Gems III : Ozean EP

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 …

Alternative Facts Compilation : 3 exclusive songs….

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. …

Video Premiere Seeing Up – Dayflower

“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” …

Interview Shimmer DJ Scary Lady Sarah and DJ Philly Peroxide

The Chicago shoegaze and dreampop scene goes back decades and continues to thrive with a loyal following of fans and bands. With staple bands like …

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

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 …

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 …

Drab Majesty – The Demonstration

Drab Majesty – The Demonstration Released: January 20th 2017 Label: Dais Records Stark, beautiful, and poignant; the much-anticipated release from Los Angeles two-piece Drab Majesty …

Softer Still EP

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 …

A Thousand Hours – The Desolate Hour single

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 …

Violentene – Denial EP

Artist: Violentene Title : Denial Label : Digital Zen Country: Canada Format: Digital Release Date: Feb 24, 2017   Violentene are veteran musician/producer/ex-leader of past …

New Slowdive Single!!!! – Star Roving

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Top 10 indie releases 2016

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 …

Lost Shoegaze Gems part II: The Suncharms & Dreamscape

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 …

Keith Canisius – We are the Dreamers

Keith Canisius – “We Are The Dreamers” Album Release Date: November 11, 2016 Label: Darla Records Sonic artist Keith Canisius will release a whole new …

Single of the week: Day Wave – Wasting Time

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 …

Tears Run Rings – In Surges

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 …

Meeting Heavy Heart…

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 …

Hazel English – “ Never Going Home” EP

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  …

Dayflower – Neverfriend / Seeing Up ( single)

Dayflower’s single new single -” Neverfriend” / “Seeing Up” deserves  bit of a Spotlight on here! The band Dayflower from Leicester UK are : Alex Clemence  …

Day Wave – Hard to Read EP

 Day Wave – Hard to read EP Love at first Play! Day Wave came up in my Soundcloud newsfeed as being connected to one of …

Lavender Blush EP

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 …

The Rebirth of Whimsical: an interview with Krissy VanderWoude

Whimsical is currently a duo (Neil and Krissy), but was originally a Shoegaze / Dream Pop band from Northwest Indiana, active from 1999 until 2005. …

The Arctic Flow – “The Luminous Veil”

The Arctic Flow –  “The Luminous Veil” Label: Oscarson Realease: December 14, 2015 The Arctic Flow, again was discovered on one of my associative Tube …

Spirit System “Nightfalling”

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 …

Shoegaze On Admin Favourites

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 …

Pia Fraus – Nature Heart Software 10 year Anniversary

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 …

LSD and the Search for God ‘Heaven Is a Place’ EP

LSD and the Search for God ‘Heaven Is a Place’ EP Deep Space Recordings Release date: January 15, 2016 Formats: 12”/digital (CD available through Mind …

Meet Keith Canisius: sonic wizard.

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, …

Shoegaze On 2015 top 3 lists

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 …

The Morelings “Too Far” video

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 …

The Churchhillgarden- Evelyn & the 8th Day

Churchhillgarden – Evelyn feat. Blush Response The beauty that is “Evelyn”, was released on the 27th of October in collaboration with Alister Douglas of Blush …

Shoegaze ON II Playlist

Shoegaze ON II Playlist: for the starry-eyed amongst us….. The Death Of Pop – Only Now Keith Canisius – LSD Echodrone – Cold Snap White …

Stella Diana – Alhena

Stella Diana – Alhena Italian  ( Neapolitan) band Stella Diana are probably the  most prominent band of the Italian shoegaze scene, or rather Italogaze scene: …

The Death of Pop – Gardens

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 ); …

Sound is Lovv – Debut EP Shipwrecks

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 …

The White Cascade – Endless

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, …

Savage Sister – Speechless

  Chicago based dreamwave/ shoegaze/ dreampop trio Savage Sister have released their 2nd, full album Speechless on Friday the 2nd of October. The album was …

Shoegaze On Playlist

Shoegaze On Playlist 40 Delicious Shoegaze tracks to keep the us gazing in the right direction!Enjoy! List: – Highspire — Satellite – 93MMFTS – Sunshine …

Presents for Sally : Colours and Changes

Presents for Sally : Colours and Changes review and interview with Matt Etherton “Colours and Changes” is the 2nd album of UK trio Presents for …

Sound Is Lovv : “Take Me With You”

Sound is Lovv : “Take me with You” video debut The ships have all sank.. and these waves go on forever… Sound is Lovv are …

Lost Shoegaze Gems part I: Hope Chest

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 …

The Shoegaze Revivals by Matt Cattling

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 …

Bubblebath EP Death of Pop

  Death of Pop “Bubble Bath” EP I was a fan of British quintet the Death of Pop the moment I heard “Sun in my …

Adorable interview with Pete and Robert

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 …

Souvlaki Reheated – A Slowdive Tribute

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 …

Flyying Colours – ROYGBIV EP

Flyying Colours – ROYGBIV EP Melbourne based shoegaze outfit Flyying Colours released their second EP ROYGBIV on the 12th of May this year with Club …

Efflorescence compilation

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 …

Dead Mellotron – Winter EP

Dead Mellotron Winter EP  I have to be honest : I think Dead Mellotron are an amazing Shoegaze band. They put down a sound so …

Small Town Love EP The Enters

Small Town Love EP The Enters By Estella Rosa London based trio The Enters  released their debut EP Small Town Love – produced by Rory …