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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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” …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Dream Eaters – We are a Curse review & interview

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 …

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 …

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 …

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” …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …