WL//WH Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – April #16-21

Dalston, 1978. Photo © Alan Denney.

  • Sydney, Australia electronic /shoegaze /kraut /post-punk /dream pop /art-rock duo Fabels “Waiting” from forthcoming 3rd album ‘Minds’.

Magnetic and intoxicating preview from the third LP through shimmering circular strummed guitar melodies that wind hazy spectral echoes, uncoiling sinuously through a deeply mesmeric droning sea of helpless despair, to surge in the aching searing intensity of tremolo reverberations atop alluringly bleak, organic female vocals, shrouded in hypnotic male back-ups, seeking comfort and relief from the eternally “waiting” auras of secretive fear. Check for the live visuals here.

  • Italian indie /noise-rock /shoegaze /synthpop 4-piece from Rimini, COSMETIC – ”La Luce Accesa” new single on To Lose La Track

We knew the longstanding well-respected Italian noisemakers Cosmetic for a rather abrasive guitar-driven band, but the quartet come back with the new single ”La Luce Accesa” (The Light On), almost as a stripped-down version of an Italians Do It Better’s band, less glossy and glamorous, yet equally nocturnal and hypnotic, gently enshrouded with bittersweet, and bright swathes of synth, underpinned by swishing mechanical beats, as soothing airy dual male/female emotional Italian croons layer romance and nostalgia into the hopeless melancholy of a broken-hearted blues. Hardly the four will give up the noisy racket of their guitars, but given the rather convincing experiment, it would be a pity if it was just an impromptu foray.

  • Italian shoegaze /dream pop band formed in Verona, YOU, NOTHING “Gazers” new single on Floppy Dischi | Non Ti Seguo Records | Dotto Records 

Far less experienced than Cosmetic and consequently brimming with youthful enthusiasm, Verona‘s 4-piece You,Nothing don’t give up wiry guitars, blending shoegaze distortion with dynamic punk urgency, and even an edgy post-rock-tinged bridge, in a fizzing, frenzy, and suffocating new third single, to build searing nervous tension around angsty breathless female vocals exhaling relentless panic to “Take me away from here”.

  • London-based, German/Danish shoegaze /ambient /electronic collaborative project, Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk “Return To Burlington” from the album “Eight Fragments Of An Illusion” on Azure Vista Records
  • Ghent, Belgium ambient /jazz /folk 6-piece The Milk Factory “Bos” from the EP “Dusky” on W.E.R.F. Records.
  • Serbian indie /jazz /krautrock /psychedelic instrumental band Samalas – “Babad Lombok” new single on POP Depression
  • London, UK noir-pop/shoegaze/dream pop duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, SPC ECO “Just For A Day” off the 2-track single “Just For A Day / Our Time To Die”
  • Glasgow, UK ambient /electronic /dream pop project of Fotzepolitic‘s multi-instrumentalist, Les Willox “On The Air” from the album “Drifting”
  • Highland Park, NJ shoegaze /dream pop/ indie rock solo project of a member of electronic groups You Shriek, Model Behavior, Project Sphere, and Provocateur, Skot Kremen “Forgive” title track from the new EP “Forgive”
  • Los Angeles based indie /dream pop project of Jackson Phillips, Day Wave “Daydream” recorded to cassette in 2017 in Malibu, Ca
  • Melbourne-born, Stockholm-based dream-pop project of ex Kins frontman Thomas Savage aka Vilde “Holograms” new single.
  • Twee /dream pop /indie pop DIY project of Amsterdam-based music-blogger Estella Rosa and Munster-based psychotherapist Sebastian Voss, NAH… “Airy Day” title track from upcoming EP “Airy Day”
  • Hamilton, Ontario bedroom pop /dream pop /sad pop singer/songwriter Linnea Siggelkow, aka ELLIS “Hospital” from the upcoming EP “Nothing is sacred anymore”
  • Beirut, Lebanon’s dream gaze trio Postcards “Home Is So Sad” from the forthcoming LP “After the Fire, Before the End” on T 3 records                                                                                                                                                       
  • Tilburg, Netherlands based indie /dream-pop project of 20-year-old Cas Erkeland, aka CALUNDÉ “Feathers” new single                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Atlanta, Georgia indie rock/ psych-pop band Attic Fowler “Little Diamonds” from the album “Pinch”
  • Oslo, Norway indie folk /indie pop band fronted by singer- songwriter Tonje Tafjord, AVIND “Ta sjansen” new single
  • Copenhagen, Denmark indie-pop project of songwriter Jeppe Gade, aka FAVOR “Radio is Company” new single on Celebration Records
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer, French lo-fi /indie /dream pop 5-piece fronted by Quentin Isidore aka Pastel Coast – “Sunset” from the upcoming sophomore album “Sun” on June 4th, 2021 via Groover Obsessions and Shelflife Records
  • Crewe, UK dream pop /shoegaze solo project RAINSTEAM&SPEED “I awoke to dream” second single
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania lo-fi bedroom dream-pop musician Tyler Burkhart “Walk You Out” new single
  • Denver, Co shoegaze /ethereal /dream pop outfit Stacking Pennies “Nothing’s what I thought it would be” single for upcoming Bummer Recordings‘ “Pedal Worship – A Modern Shoegaze Compilation”
  • Santa Cruz, Ca shoegaze /dream pop (one half of Faded SF), Jeremy True “Echoes all around my mind” (full version)
  • Queens, NY indie/noise pop trio, UV-TV ‘Back To Nowhere’ off upcoming “Always Something” LP.
  • Kalamazoo, MI-based Dream Pop /Shoegaze 4-piece featuring members of Glowfriends, Overly Polite Tornadoes and Vida Eterna, TAMBOURINA “Dedicated” from the debut vinyl 12″/CD album “Tambourine Dream”
  • Hermosillo, Mexico’s grungey shoegaze noise 4-piece band, Margaritas Podridas “Wow” from the S/T debut album
  • Seinäjoki, Finland shoegaze /space rock band LUDALLOY “Luminous” off the new debut album “Sine”
  • Japanese indie rock /shoegaze band Fish In Water Project “Daydream Daydream” from the EP “DREAMS”
  • Japanese alt /shoegaze solo project Kinoue64 – 終末 from 生きている EP                                                                                                                   
  • Mexico City shoegaze 4-piece JAUS “Oceans” debut single
  • Christchurch, New Zealand shoegaze /indie rock 4-piece SUPERTANKER “Made of Light” debut single
  • Tokyo, Japan gazecore /indie rock /emo /shoegaze band THE FLORIST “Wide Eyes” new single.
  • Doncaster, UK psych / space rock / shoegaze band 93MillionMilesFromTheSun “Window Ledge” from the new album “Why Do We Fall Apart”
  • Australian psych/garage band from Brisbane, Sacred Shrines “Take The Fall” from the sophomore album “ENTER THE WOODS” on Rebel Waves Records
  • Villahermosa, Mexico dream pop /shoegaze 5-piece LASITUD “Feroz” new single
  • Hong Kong indie pop /shoegaze 5-piece Lucid Express “Wellwave” from the upcoming S/T album on Kanine Records
  • London-based dream pop /shoegaze songwriter and musician Sam Juner “Surfacing” second single
  • Birmingham, UK shoegaze /dream pop solo project Graywave “Planetary Shift” title track from the new EP “Planetary Shift”
  • Queensland-based DIY noise pop/indie pop 4-piece, Olivia’s World “Social Seagull” from sophomore cassette EP “Tuff 2B Tender” on Lost Sound Tapes
  • Hamilton, Ontario indie rock solo project of Bradley Davis (Fresh Snow, Safe Alighting, Lake Holiday, Oval-Teen, Unattended Luggage, Jefferson Carwash, The Bland Proclamations, etc…), aka Affiliate Links “The Dedicated Organ” new single
  • Vancouver‘s new wave /indie-pop /power pop band The Ormidales ‘Strangers After All’ new single on Aldora Britain Records
  • Dublin-based indie/electro-pop 6-piece, The Crayon Set “Don’t Step Back Too Far” from forthcoming album ‘Downer Disco’ out Sept ’21
  • Chicago post-punk /psych /shoegaze /indie rock band Cafe Racer – “Zenith” from upcoming “exit 001″ a zine/cassette compilation
  • 1980 founded Australia‘s youngest composing and recording psychedelic new wave band based in Brisbane, Tangled Shoelaces “Oceans Away” from “Turn My Dial – The M Squared Recordings and more, 1981-84” vinyl 12″ compilation album on Chapter Music
  • Viedma, Argentina lo-fi /C86 /indie pop solo project of Juan Olima, aka UN DIA SOLEADO “amigx invisible” from “amigx invisible / sentirnos tristes (no está mal)” 2-track single on Entes Anómicos
  • Italian indie rock /emo trio New Adventures in Lo-Fi “Double Negative” from “Godspeed” EP on Dotto | Floppy Dischi | È un brutto posto dove vivere | Scatti Vorticosi
  • Baltimore, Maryland based slacker surf rock/pop band TRUNKWEED “happy ever after (outer space)” comeback single
  • Sidney, Australia alt /indie rock 5-piece The Sunday Estate “Fight Me” new single on Mirror Records                         
  • Nashville-based dream pop /indie rock solo project of Brian Holl of Foreign Fields, Boy Bjorn “Too Young” from the upcoming LP ‘Save Us’                                                                                                                               
  • Liverpool, UK indie-pop band The Night Café “Think It Over” off the new EP “For Better Days” on TNC Recordings
  • Bogota, Colombia-based Indie/Psychedelic Rock project of multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter Michael Ramey from Columbus, OH, Golden Death Music “De La Fe” new single from the upcoming album.
  • UK based psych /dream pop duo of Jack O’Hea and Josh Best-Shaw, Kirk Francis ‘Ophelia’ new single on Nice Guys
  • Electronic /dream pop collaboration between American vocalist Cat Hall (Dissonance) and French musician Nicolas Pierre Wardell (BEATASTIC, Xeresa, Tears On Demand, Futurafter, etc…), The Insatiable Disquiet “Unbidden” title track from the EP “Unbidden” on Shore Dive Records
  • Czech lo-fi pop /sadcore solo project of Lenka Zborilova (vocalist and lyricist in Billow), IVY Z “Cape Town” from “Under a Red Moon” EP on Bughead Records
  • Santa Ana, Ca indie-folk singer-songwriter CHIVES “Think Too Much” new single
  • L.A. ambient /post-rock instrumental solo project Pictures Of Wild Life “Caldera” from debut EP “Terrene”
  • Chicago, Il indie /psychedelic gospel singer /songwriter Natalie Bergman “Shine Your Light On Me” from upcoming LP “Mercy” on Third Man Records