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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – June #22-21

‘Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?’ directed by William Klein (1966).

  • Canadian shoegazey, noisy, post-rock-y music solo project of Toronto‘s musician Charlie Berger (Dormer, Tonemirror, Slow Planet, Lacquer, Soft Wounds, With Hidden Noise), aka SLOWLY “Watermark” from the new EP “Reverse”

The highlight from Slowly‘s, otherwise excellent, new EP is a heady and immersive blend of dark atmospheric reverb-infused textures and meandering and piercing abrasive post-rockish soaring guitar lines that fuse subliminal pain over haunted, spectre-like male vocals, to cast a sentient essence of wandering helplessly through a lover’s selfish dream.

  • Aguascalientes, Mexico dreampop/noise pop /shoegaze duo Le 1991 (Feat. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete) “Si en tu voz” (Single)

Mexican dreamy chiaroscural noise-rockers are reflected in the bewitching vocal clarity and purity of the psych chanteuse Lorena Quintanilla. Seamlessly poised between ethereal, reflective moods and edgy and stabbing, jagged guitar tones, fueled by rambunctious rhythms, the new single is an emotional and spiritual fusion of masculine and feminine vocalizations, laced with organic heartfelt longings and passionate whispers, to convey a tumultuous and ethereal swirl of uninhibited harmony.

  • Galway, Ireland jangle /indie rock project of Brian Kelly, aka SO COW “The Sheds of Glennafosha” from the upcoming cassette album “Bisignis” on Dandy Boy Records                                                                   

Fresh from both delicious and leftfield pop alchemy straddling between the acoustic and the analog with Loner Deluxe, Irish singer/songwriter Brian Kelly is back with the first preview from his main band’s upcoming LP, characteristic of his crooked and dragging yet highly endearing moody melodic tunes, laced with Jonahatan Richman and power-pop vibes, embodying abrasive strummed guitar chords, wiry leads and rowdy drum beats around powerful, energetic male vocals, paying it forward plight “I am the reformation!”.

  • Manchester, UK based alt-folk duo, The Breath “Remembering Mountains” from “Something On Your Mind / Remembering Mountains” single in tribute of 60’s American cult folk singer Karen Dalton [Real World Records]
  • San Francisco-based space folk band lead by Sarah Gagnon, Hectorine “Agua Viva” from the cassette sophomore album “TEARS” on Paisley Shirt Records
  • Copenhagen, Denmark psychedelic trio the Sonic Dawn “666″ (Dave Bixby Cover)” the lead single from upcoming album “Dave Bixby’s Harbinger Orchestra” compilation due out on vinyl, Fall 2021, pressed by Guerssen Records and distributed through Harbinger Records.
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK mindbending psychedelic band Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska “The Holy Mountain Of Fire” from the 12″ vinyl album “The Eternal Electric Landscape” via Up In Her Room Records.
  • English wavy, fuzzy, sitar-infused psychedelic four-piece hailing from Manchester, FARFISA “Out of my Mind” from the cassette EP “2020 Singles Compilation” on Sour Grapes Records
  • Polish folk /noise /grunge /kraut /psychedelic one-man band from Darłówko, Fairyport Convent “Starful” from the sophomore EP2
  • Ambient /shoegaze outfit ULTRASUN ‘Death’ on Glasgow’s netlabel Vaporgaze
  • California indie pop /shoegaze trio CERAMIC “Distinction” off the new single “In A Slight Blue // Distinction”
  • San Francisco, Ca psych /dreamgaze 4-piece MOON MUSEUM “Contraptions” new single
  • Manchester, UK shoegaze /dream pop 4-piece CRUSH “Chewed” (Single)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio dreamgaze duo SUNGAZE “Storm Chaser” new single from the forthcoming debut LP “This Dream”.
  • Dark dreamgaze /indie rock duo from Minneapolis, ALL EYES “Backslide”
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania britpop /shoegaze /indie rock duo The Starlit Hues “The Darkness and The Light” off the new EP “Yes”
  • French bedroomgaze 5-piece from Paris, Pam Risourié “So Be It, Eternity” title track from upcoming cassette EP on Stellar Frequencies
  • Houston, TX dark ambient /noise rock /dream pop /psych /shoegaze foursome GLIA “Pinned Down” from new single “Pinned down/Hutchins St”
  • Bristol, UK based indie /dream pop /shoegaze solo project from Richard Stockley, aka GUSHH “Drifting Through the Emptiness of Space” new single from upcoming second EP
  • Indiana shoegaze /dream pop duo of Neil Burkdoll (music/production) and Krissy Vanderwoude (lyrics/vocals) aka Whimsical “Gravity” ltd. 2-track 7″ single on Shelflife Records
  • Norrköping, Sweden indie/shoegaze/dream pop band CORDUROY “Blasè” from the Self-Titled debut album on VÅRØ
  • Nugaze /noise-rock /alternative-rock band founded by Eugene San, aka Go With Strangers “Further” debut single
  • Welsh lo-fi shoegaze /noise-rock 3-piece based in Bristol, Thinking With Sand “These Atoms” from the LP “Dreams And Half Truths” on Shore Dive Records
  • Belgium-based shoegaze /psych-pop/ dream-pop band lead by Joachim Liebens, The Haunted Youth “Coming Home” sophomore single on Mayway Records                                                                                         
  • Melbourne, Australia jangle /indie pop 4-piece BLUE ARCADE “The Devil Wears CHANEL” from the double-a single “Champagne On A Boat / The Devil Wears CHANEL”                                                                                                  
  • Oklahoma City dream-pop trio Mad Honey “Good Grief” new single on Cowboy 2.0 Records
  • Buenos Aires based, Argentinian all-girl indie rock band Fin del Mundo – “Desvelo” (Single) on anomalía ediciones
  • Wellington, New Zealand ambient /dream pop musician/producer and photographer (Junica, Over The Atlantic, Physical, Psychic Powers and Bright Music), Nik Brinkman “Candy” debut single off upcoming debut LP ‘Secret Stairs’ on Declared Goods
  • Hauts-de-France, France indie pop/dream pop 5-piece fronted by Quentin Isidore aka Pastel Coast “Funeral” from the album “Sun”
  • Melbourne, Australia synth-pop/dream pop DIY one-girl-project of Nat Chippy, Japanese Heart Software “Passenger” (Single)
  • Finnish indie pop /dream pop band, Burning Hearts – ”Where I Belong” new single                                 
  • UK electronic /indie-pop musical collaboration between Si Farrier, Rob Morgan and Johny Nocash, aka Milk Bottle Sympathy “Disco Johnny” new single from the forthcoming album ‘Three’s A Cloud’
  • Charleston, SC indie /dream-pop duo Tape Waves – “Eventually” from the album Bright” on Emotional Response Records
  • Bern, Switzerland psych /dream pop duo SILVER FIRS “Allergies” from the EP “Lake Hypoxia” via Oh, Sister Records.
  • Hermosillo, Mexico surf /garage /dream pop 5-piece Señor Kino “Kino” off the new album “Aurora Boreal”
  • Thessaloniki, Greece dream /synth /indie-pop duo TA TOY BOY “Dark Fantasy” from the second album “Endless Life” out now on make me happy records
  • San Francisco 4-piece indie pop /jangle-pop group THE UMBRELLAS “She Buys Herself Flowers” from the upcoming self-titled debut album on Slumberland Records ​
  • Seattle, WA indie /folk /jangle /dream-pop solo project of Danny Rowland (Seapony), Space Daze “Doesn’t Matter” from the upcoming EP “Visible Spectrum”
  • Paris, France garage /jangle /indie-pop 4-piece POP CRIMES “There Were Smiles” from the 7″ single “Up To The Moon” on Howlin Banana Records / Safe in the Rain
  • Marseille, France punk /powerpop trio Pogy et les Kéfars “Kilomètre-heure” from the second LP “Dans Ton Rétro”
  • Manchester, UK indie-pop band HANN “Daddy’s Drugs” from “Daddy’s Drugs / Essential Travel Only” on Wooden Records
  • Bilbao, Spain surf /indie pop band AIRU “Voy tan deprisa” from the 7″ vinyl single “Con las ventanas tan grandes me da vergüenza mirar / Voy tan deprisa” on Snap! Clap! Club & Hidden Bay
  • Cleveland, Ohio glam /indie rock /art rock /power pop artist Richard Hamilton – “There Had 2 Be U” from the LP “Memory Palace” on his own Quality Time Records
  • Birmingham, UK alt-rock /psychedelic rock 4-piece The Novus “Castway” (Single)
  • Oslo, Norway indie /psychedelic rock duo Porto Geese “Screens” from upcoming LP “Duck” on Sheep Chase Records
  • Québec City indie /dream pop /new wave creative duo consisting of Alinoë Schneider and Charles Bélanger, SUNDERLOOM “Disbeliefs” new single from the upcoming debut album “Cafés In Times of Disbeliefs” via For the Record
  • Russian post-punk /new wave/shoegaze/dream pop band from Saint-Petersburg, Весна Весна [Vesna Vesna] “Фантом” from “Детские игры” EP
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia indie rock trio LELEE “Ništavilo” second single from the upcoming debut album, due out on June 18th 2021 via Moonlee Records and Ill in the Head Records.
  • Bangkok, Thailand indie pop /shoegaze band trio (formerly The Passion of Anna), Traveling With Monika “Imagination” new single
  • Crete, Greek indie rock band Green Was Greener “Stargazing” from the album “Introspective” on Inner Ear
  • Sheffield, UK based shoegaze /indie pop band The Suncharms – “Liquid Through My Hands” from V/A “Something Beautiful” on Sunday Records
  • Swedish indie pop-rock duo of Erik Bergqvist and Christian Gustafsson, aka Victorian Tin “Tired” (Single)
  • Sidney-based legendary The Church frontman, Steve Kilbey and The Winged Heels ‘Brass Razoo’ from the double album ‘The Hall of Counterfeits’
  • Italian blackened post-rock /shoegaze band Australasia “Perdere” (Single)
  • Plymouth, UK electronic /ambient /post-rock /shoegaze father-daughter duo Winterlight – “Harmonium Drones” from upcoming third LP ‘Gestural Abstractions’ via n5MD
  • Stockholm, Sweden ambient /dream /post-rock 4-piece IMMANU EL “Breath Out Black Out Pt2” from the new album “Distance”                                                                                                                                                      

‘Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?’ directed by William Klein (1966).