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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 was active …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

North West – Sun

Etheral, London-based duo Northwest (Ignacio Simón & Mariuca García-Lomas) want to show you their latest creation/single/video (ironically?) called “Sun“. NorthWest: “Sun” is our brainchild and so it’s difficult …

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 …

Fadeawayradiate Top albums lists 2017

Top 5 album releases 2017 by Fadeawayradiate crew: I think this last year saw some really great releases, as opposed to last year, when everybody …

From Dreampop to Sophistipop YouTube Playlist

I did this Youtube playlist for SWIT magazine but decided it looks good on here as well of course 😉 Enjoy!

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 …

AKWUAR – Millions of Same Faces

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

I Remember That!: 12 Sophistipop tunes quoted out of context…

Somewhere in May I sent a nice little cover of Oh Patti by Scritti Politti to a friend who said: “So… a Scritti-tribute album curated …

Norway Calling!: brandnew Oslo Oscillator, Måke and The Megaphonic Thrift

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 …

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 …

Softer Still – Visions of You EP

Softer Still – Visions of You EP  July 28th 2017 Club Fandango   Softer Still‘s second EP “Visions Of You’” was released on 28th July. …

Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical album

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 …

Bye Bye Badman – Wave EP

Artist: Bye Bye Badman Album: Wave Released: April 29, 2017 Genre: K-pop Label/Distributor: Magic Strawberry sound   Korean band Bye Bye Badman are an indie electro-pop …

Space4lease – “Must be Something” single

Space4Lease’s new song “Must Be Something”  premiered on Friday July 14 comes as the first single of releases. They released their first EP “Hiraeth“ in November 2016. …

China Crisis – Saint Saviour Square: the elusive video….

In 1989, the China Crisis single “Saint Saviour Square” was released on Virgin Records from the album “Diary of a Hollow Horse”: their 5th studio …

Dayflower – Sweet Georgia Gazes premiere!

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 …

Softer Still – Forever Faces – new single

I wrote about indie dreampop band Softer Still before because I adore their blissful, hazy sound. So lucky me!: they soon have a follow up …

Hazel English Live at London Calling Festival 27-5-2017

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 …

Geyster – With All Due Respect

Geyster seems to have been around for ages, since “With All Due Respect” is his 7th album to date, so yes, the respect is due.  …

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 …

Spotlight: Northwest – Dimaryp

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 …

The Loch Ness Mouse S/T

I am always really happy to hear something vaguely resembling one of my favourite bands of all time, in this case Prefab Sprout. But, the …

Tenant from Zero: single, EP and interview

I think every Sophistipop lover would be over the moon to hear a combination of Prefab Sprout and The Aluminum Group with the vocals of …

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 …

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” …

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 …

The Holiday Crowd Album

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 …

Germans – Live in Amsterdam Bitterzoet 28-01-2017

Germans supporting The Radio Dept.- Amsterdam -28-01-2017 Set list: 1. Dead Bird 2. Hideaway (new track) 3. Cruel 4. Delusions (new track) 5. Anne + …

The Marbles Jackson – Ten Million Suns Single

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 …

Sunshade – Souvenir & Interview with Mathieu & JC

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 …

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 …

Ablebody – Adult Contemporaries

Ablebody – Adult Contemporaries review and interview Release date October 14 Lolipop Records One thing is certain: the Depreciation Guild played a huge part in …

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 …

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 …

Sophistipop Then and Now…

According to wiki, the term: “Sophisti-pop was a subgenre of pop music that emerged during the mid-1980s in the UK. It incorporates elements of jazz, …

Dreampop, Jangle and Twee play list

Dreamy Dreampop Playlist Edition number 1: Tracklist: Day Wave – Gone Brett – Dans Un Autre Reve Real Estate  – Out Of Tune White Wishes …

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 …

THE DEATH OF POP/ THE SKATING PARTY SPLIT 7″ LATHE CUT

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″ …

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 …

High Violets: Heroes & Halos

High Violets: Heroes & Halos  CD/LP (Saint Marie Records) Release date: April 1st, 2016 Clint Sargent: guitars, vocals, keyboards, piano Kaitlyn ni Donovan: vocals, piano, violin Colin Sheridan: …

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 …