Treatment – Solitary

Brooklyn’s 80’s sophistipop/dreampop project Treatment announce “Solitary” as the first single to the album “Pond Life” which will be coming out October 18th on Joe …

Perfect Blue – Wicked

Perfect Blue is a six-piece band from Chicago, derived from the need to do something a little different in their local music scene. Perfect Blue: …

Hats and Hollow Bodies: rough Sophistipop gems

Upon running the great Sophistipop Lounge on FB with DJ Calle Falksten I often bump into some rare gems, stuff that I relatively unheard or …

Daisies – What Are You Waiting For?

I found the Daisies album (released on June 28th, co-release by K Records and Perennial) recommended to me on Bandcamp (bless them): the description and …

Fadeawayradiate Guesthow at DKFM Shoegaze Radio

Some of you might have caught it, but it was tricky with everyone being awake at different hours on this planet etc. I was asked …

Capitol – Blondie

Sometimes we get overloaded with things. Work. Our hobbies. Our obligations. I haven’t had much of a creative streak in me lately, I’ll be honest. …

Hospital – Dust

Formed in 2011, Hospital is the vision and project of talented lead vocalist Egor Berdnikov and assisted by band members, Andrey Tsvetkov (on lead guitar …

Tokyo Tea Room – Always Tomorrow

Tokyo Tea Room are the psych/dream-pop project of Canterbury-based Daniel Elliott and Ben Marshall. Tokyo Tea Room describe themselves as “melodic bass lines, hypnotic guitar …

Gardens of Capri – Let Go

Gardens of Capri were founded in last year by Amy Elizabeth Jarrett (originally from California) and her German partner Julian Scharpf, who describe their sound …

Remington Super 60 – The Highway Again

Remington super 60 is/was an indie pop band from Norway, that released quite a bit of material in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s, during the …

Stray Fossa – Eyze

Charlottesville / Virginia 3-piece dream-pop project Stray Fossa released a debut EP (Sleeper Strip) in September 2018, and now follow up on their last single …

Hatchie – Keepsake

Summer is here and with it brings my most anticipated album for 2019; Hatchie’s first full length entitled “Keepsake”. I’ve been a fan of Hatchie …

An Interview with Teen Body

On a humid summer night I stood in a dark alley in northeast Washington DC outside a 19th century carriage house turned DIY music venue. …

Epic 45 – Sun Memory EP

Staffordshire’s Epic 45’s “Sun Memory”, a 6-track EP, was released on 24th May 2019, on Wayside & Woodland Recordings . Strangely enough, and especially considering …

Seablite – Grass Stains and Novocaine

Seablite’s debut album, “Grass Stains and Novocaine,” delivers eleven tracks of pure adrenaline-fueled pop colonized by buzzing rhythm guitars and pinging telegraph-key leads. The songs …

Soften – Iridescent

The Cincinnati based Dreampop band Soften, consists of vocalist/guitarist Brianna Kelly, Jon Delvaux (bass), Corey Waddell (guitar) and Andrew Aragon on drums. The band have a …

Foliage – In Reference To

Foliage have shared a new single titled “In Reference To” this week.  It’s the second single following “Pattern” from their upcoming 4th album.  Building on …

Blue Unit – S/T EP

Just within the past few weeks, the date and lineup for the Midwest Kalama-Shoegazer event has been revealed. This event is an all day Dreampop …

Gary Daly – Gone From Here

“…a big factor is we are very much back to being indie. In the past, our records would have been made with a huge amount …

Morabeza Tobacco

Morabeza Tobacco’s “TTYL” has been on repeat in my playlists for more than a year now… there is something deliciously weird and familiar about it: hearing …

Swimming Tapes – Morningside

London quintet Swimming Tapes has been quite a prolific group delivering no less than nine singles and two EPS since they first surfaced in 2016. …

Teen Body – Dreamo

Brooklyn four piece Teen Body return after three years with the release of their sophomore album Dreamo. The title is a reference to a friend’s …

The Pearl Fishers – Love and Other Hopeless Things

“Music is love, kiss a musician !” – Marina Records – 1993 – 2019 Sometimes it happens. A record shows up that you just wanna …

Nah … – Apple Blossoms

The trouble with being in a band and running a blog is that you can’t review your own stuff. Still, it feels kinda weird not …

The Memory Fades – She Loves The Birds

The Memory Fades creates dreamy pop, bittersweet below the surface, a dream from which you awaken with the sensation of having passed through the home …

LIPS – LIPS EP

Indie/Jangle pop band LIPS are a four-piece from Falmouth, Cornwall consisting of Rachel Anstis on vocals and guitar, Theo Dorian on guitar, Christian Wright on …

Tamaryn – Dreaming The Dark

“Dreaming The Dark”; the long anticipated follow up to 2017’s “Cranekiss” isn’t exactly what I thought it would be, but that might be a good …

Marble Arch – Gold

I introduced French dreampop outfit Marble Arch here last year with the first single (‘I’m On My Way“) from their upcoming album release “Children of …

Tugboat Captain – Be Strong, Smoke Less

London bedroom-pop ensemble Tugboat Captain are a crew of friends and family that record, rehearse and release music from a terraced house in South London. …

Brothertiger – A Chain Of Islands

John Jagos, aka Brothertiger, has been making sunshine synthpop since 2009 and upon listening to his latest release, “A Chain of Islands“; I can’t help …

Living Hour – Softer Faces

Winnipeg’s Living Hour return with their first collection of new material in three years and as you might expect their sound has evolved in the …

Interview with DKFM’s Greg Wilson

In a world where we are obsessed about music, we naturally tend to put the bands in the spotlight most of the time, but I …

Superego – Loose

UK/Midlands-based shoegaze/ dreampop quartet Superego just released their single “Loose” on 25th February 2019. Superego consists of bandmembers Cam Potts (frontguy & vocalist), Tom Richards, …

Margot – Arles

London dream-pop quintet Margot, were introduced here in May last year, when they released their first single, “Desensitised” (Margot – Desensitised). A few singles down …

The Loch Ness Mouse II

In April 2017 we introduced The Loch Ness Mouse on this blog with an overdue review of their self-titled album: after getting an email in …

EGOISM – Enemies

As opposed to the more electro based Wild Nothing-offspring-dreampop of the last decade, the last year saw a resurgence in classic late 80’s/90’s jangly dreampop …

Secret Attraction – All Night

Secret Attraction is the project of Phoenix/Arizona-based producer Derek Wise. Starting 2014 with debut EP Desire, Wise is now 5 EP’s into his Secret Attraction project. In …

Marigold – Addicted

Ever since we featured the Candy Opera re-release it’s been a bit quiet on the sophistipop front here on Fadeawayradiate. It’s not that nothing is …

Sweetsoak – Stained Hands

Sweetsoak is a five piece shoegaze outfit from Seattle.  Originally, a solo project of guitarist/vocalist Omar Lizarraga, the band is now completed by Brittany Garcia …

MMBLR – That Breeze

“That Breeze“ is a track that reminded me of the kind of thing that Austin based duo Hovvdy do: kinda dreamy but simple, sober and organic …

Be Forest – Gemini

WWNBB#099 – Knocturne by Be Forest We haven’t heard from Italian shoegazers Be Forest since their last release in 2016, the single “Glow“. Now they are …

Fanclub – All the Same

Last year we were introduced to Texas trio Fanclub who landed on the dreampop scene with three singles of catchy electronic tinged dreampop.  Some bands …

Heavy Heart – Bed Bug

I introduced London-based indie-poppers Heavy Heart on FAR in October 2016 in a feature and interview with singer Anna (http://fadeawayradiate.com/2016/10/meeting-heavy-heart). Today they share a new, excellent …

Shiny Happy Records Tapes: the spirit of DIY alive in Indonesia

Some time ago the label Shiny Happy Records was recommended to me by Gregory Harrigan (from the band The Skating Party) as a small DIY cassette label with a …

Cathedral Bells – Ethereal Shadow

This is the second single I have had the pleasure of reviewing from Florida based Cathedral Bells, which is the newest project from Matthew Messore, …

Tallies – ST album & Interview

We introduced Tallies earlier last year with their single “Trouble” here on FAR. Our “correspondent” Dane Di Pierro recently went to see them and probed …

Elsa – ST

In the summer of 2012 Toronto’s Jonathan Rogers began recording his solo music under then moniker Elsa, named after his brother’s pet cat. Over the …

Foliage & Andrew Younker – Split EP

Andrew Younker and Manuel Joseph Walker (AKA Foliage) have charted a similar course in the world of bedroom produced indie pop so perhaps it was …

Oslo Oscillator – City Nomads

I introduced Oslo Oscillator on Fadeawayradiate last year. The band has been tantalizing us with demos and singles for some years now, but the release …

Fadeawayradiate End of Year Song List 2018

Well, it’s that time of the year again! Time for lists! This time we decided to skip whole album/EP’s and we made a top 5 …

Fanclub – Stranger

Austin based trio Fanclub have released their third in a series of brilliant singles titled “Stranger”. Building on a simple synth motif and guitars urged …

Men I Trust – Say, Can You Hear

Men I Trust, are a dreampop trio from Montreal (Canada) that started out in 2014 and consists of Emm(anuelle) Proulx (guitar/vocals), Jessy Caron (bass), Dragos …

Tallies – Trouble

  With their debut album out 11th Jan 2019 via Fear of Missing Out Records, Toronto-based jangle-pop outfit Tallies are sharing their latest single “Trouble”.  The …

Marble Arch – I’m On My Way

I know I do go on about current dreampop bands sounding formulaic etc. but once in a while I find a track in my inbox …

Softer Still – Nuances

Surrey’s purveyors of gentle blissed out indie pop, Softer Still have been teasing us with singles and EPs the last couple of years, but this …

Orchid Mantis – Yellow House

Out of the many artists I have enjoyed on many autumn hikes and walks around downtown Chicago, I have found much-needed solace in the works …

The Strange Creatures – Phantasms

Manilla based The Strange Creatures have got to be the most endearing outfit in dreampop-land! Not only do they have the most adorable happy-pill sound …

Piroshka – Everlastingly Yours

On the first of October, the bomb dropped that Piroshka, an ex shoegaze/britpop allstar-band had formed, and of course everybody went nuts! The four people in …

Cathedral Bells – A Passing Phase

As late Fall descends on the Midwestern US, I find myself needing bright and shiny tunes to help ease in that transition. “A Passing Phase” …

Bootchy Temple – Glitches

Bootchy Temple are a Paris based indiepop band, that claim to be influenced by “the tweepop scene like Sarah Records, Flying Nun Records and bands like Yo La …

Hypnagogica: new psychedelica in slumberland

Recently, I have been noticing this little sub-niche within the dreampop genre that is usually listed as neo-psychedelica (which, officially, was a “diverse genre of psychedelic …

Interview with Matt Haynes from Sarah Records

Recently I had the honour to chat to Matt Haynes, co-founder of the legendary Bristolian Sarah Records, founded by him and Clare Wadd. Sarah Records …

The Daysleepers – Creation

In 2005 I was twenty years old and just starting my love affair with shoegaze and dream pop. While swapping CDs and mp3s with my …

Softer Still – Turtle Bay video/single

Softer Still are fam to Fadeawayradiate by now! Grant Williams, his girlfriend Ellie O’Shea and chums had quite a few features on here and also …

Amber Arcades – European Heartbreak

Dutch dreampop outfit Amber Arcades release their second album, European Heartbreak, on 28th September 2018 via Heavenly Recordings.  The album was recorded and co-produced in LA with Chris Cohen from Deerhoof and in …

Barrie – Singles EP

Barrie are new kids on the scene (not new to FAR), but already carving out a name for themselves with their laid back and dreamy …

Reverse Play: C86 re(dis)covered cover compilation

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 …

The Churchhill Garden – Bittersweet

Although there is 7 thousand miles of distance and a 7 hour time difference between them, creating divinely intimate music has no tangible boundaries for …

The Beths – Future Me Hates Me

What do you get when you take some university jazz students and a former folk singer and put them in a band together? If you …

The Maria’s – Cariño

“Cariño” is the latest single/video of the LA based The Marias’ forthcoming second EP, Superclean Volume II, which will be out in out in September …

Andrew Younker – Well Wishes

Michigan based Andrew Younker is only 21 now, but Well Wishes was released with French label Hidden Bay Records on cassette tape (who also released …

Sobs – Telltale Signs

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 …

Summer Singles: Part 1

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 …

Vinyl Williams – Opal

The surreal pyramid dream-palace of an album that is Vinyl Williams‘ “Opal” begins to take form with “Sanctuary Spells“, a jittery but tranquil jazzy piece …

Young Scum S/T & Interview

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 …

Snail Mail – Lush

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 …

Oslo Oscillator – Newlands

I introduced Norwegian band Oslo Oscillator on here last year (Article Norway Calling ). To refresh the memory: Oslo Oscillator makes- in their own words …

Barrie – Tal Uno

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 …

Hatchie – Sugar & Spice EP

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 …

Chromatics – Black Walls

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 …

The Catherines S/T

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 …

Margot – Desensitised

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 …

Nah … – Summer’s Failing EP

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 …

Stephen’s Shore – September Love 

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 …

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 …

Orchid Mantis – Kulla Sunset

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 …

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 …

Boy Pablo – Losing You

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 …

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 …

Dayflower – Daisy Age (single and video)

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 …

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 …

Candy Opera – Sophistipop Gem Unearthed

At the start of the year somebody posted a track of Candy Opera in the Sophistipop Lounge, which went almost completely unnoticed but not entirely. I picked it …

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 …

Bolinas – Casa

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 …

Camilo Beltran – Whispers

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 …

Hatchie – Sure

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. …