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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – July #28-21

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  • Stratford Upon Avon, UK shoegaze /indie /dream pop solo project bk bx ft rr [black box flight recorder] “The Moment It Changed (But looked The Same)” [Single]

Stratford Upon Avon‘s elusive solo project, with a mouthful of a name, keeps on experimenting with atmospheric reverb-drenched fuzzed-up guitar soundscapes, while adding new instrumental hues to his sonic palette, delivering this time his first instrumental piece. Folksy evocative arpeggiated tragedies weave immersive textures of driving, wistful guitar strings, hard-hitting drum rolls and crashing cymbals with organic pulsing bass lines, carrying urgent emotional moods into a key exchange with brittle and numb piano notes, to transform the beautiful stirring melodies into an intense quivering, sparkling nostalgic end.

  • Jakarta, Indonesia new wave /synthpop /dreampop outfit Gizpel “Glides” new single on Kolibri Rekords

Indonesian quartet with an off-kilter and somehow darkly dreamy yet energetic synthpop tune infuses of mercurial energy to ignite hypnotic clicking and bouncing crisp rhythms to roll through an ominously deep pulsing bassline, swirling airy glaring synth melodies and obsessively stacked tinkling chords, whilst soft and airy layered male vocals chanting ritual friendships into the city-lit night skies of restless dreams.

  • Swindon/Bristol, UK electronic pop side project for The King in MirrorsRich May and Jonathan Troy of The Hi-Life Companion, aka PIER LIGHTS “Lovely Things” 4th single

The gently humming and glaring newwavey synth glow of the ‘pier lights’, refresh and envelope our hot summer days with an endearing electro-poptastic number, driven by nimble, rolling beats, whirling glittering chords, while dizzying layered, feather-light male vocals, float weightlessly through shimmering, light guitar stabs and tinny, tingling glockenspiel melodies to build such a “Lovely Thing.”

  • San Diego, Ca lo-fi ambient /dreampop /shoegaze music/art project MUMBLE “Twin Souls” (Single)
  • Anchorage, Alaska ambient /post-rock /shoegaze solo project Kidsawcat “Enough to understand (vocal edit)” a collaboration with Nashville drummer Adam Matacale (Single)
  • London, UK based experimental /dream pop /alt-pop collective FIRESTATIONS “Outpost Index (Sunken Version)” from the upcoming ltd. CD-R “Pixel Wilderness” third and final instalment in the “Automatic Tendencies” EP trilogy.
  • Los Angeles dreamy indie-pop duo (Fka Ablebody), Always You “Have It Your Way” off the new album “Bloom of the Rose” via shelflife records and discosdekirlian
  • Newburgh, New York indie rock /post-rock /shoegaze band COLD HEAVEN “Brightness Falls” from the sophomore LP “Unraveled”
  • UK noir-pop /shoegaze /dream pop duo of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve) & Rose Berlin, aka SPC ECO “All I Need” from “Times Like These” JULY 2021 LP
  • Glasgow, Scotland indietronica/ experimental electronic pop project from Finlay Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub/BMX Bandits), wor_kspace “song” from upcoming EP “ext_ended play” on Glass Modern
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina post-punk/shoegaze/dream-pop duo Corriendo Por El Bajo “La Osa Mayor” first single from upcoming LP
  • Canadian dream-pop /shoegaze /trap-gaze solo project of Vancouver Island‘s artist Debbie Debased, aka SUFFER FOOLS “I’m not a nihilist” new single
  • Montreal, Québec dreampop /new wave /synthpop trio Dawn to Dawn “Care” (Single)
  • New Zealand new wave /synthpop solo project by Pascal Orzabal, QUARTERBOY “Pulling Away” (Single)
  • Paris-based indie pop /French dance pop solo project Courrier Sud “Fool Moon” from forthcoming EP on Délicieuse Records
  • German bedroom /electronic /indie-pop solo project Dolphin Love “areyougoingtobehere” (Single)
  • London, UK dream pop/indie pop /new wave band Idle Youth “First Contact” new single.
  • Jupiter, FL ambient /ethereal wave /trip-hop /shoegaze /’gazehop’ solo artist Melissa Shawn Griffin, aka Darkwater and Stars “High Levee (feat. Dtr0n)” (Single)
  • Austin, TX indie-pop / dreampop /pillowcore duo HOVVDY “True Love” title track from the upcoming 4th LP “True Love” on Grand Jury Music
  • Fresno, Ca bedroom pop /indie rock project Valley Palace “Friend” (Single) on Run For Cover Records
  • London, UK psychedelic rock /dream pop band Sunken – “Show Me Your Mind” new single on Seven Four Seven Six
  • Lakeland, FL shoegaze/dream pop band Spirit and the Cosmic Heart “In Between Dream” from the new third EP “MOMENTS”
  • San Francisco lo-fi dream-pop collective, April Magazine “Sugar Daddy” from the cassette album “Sunday Music For An Overpass” on Paisley Shirt Records
  • Montreal, Quebec dreampop /synthpop /psych-pop 4-piece Holy Data “Vanquisher” from the upcoming sophomore and final album “514”
  • Australia based, Japanese/American shoegaze /indie rock project of Yoodoo Park, aka GRMLN ‘Another Turning Car’ from the upcoming album ‘Laughing Shadow’
  • Italian indie-rock /indie-pop /new wave band from Turin, LUSSAC “(Leaves)” (Single)
  • Spain-based Russian born indie-pop artist Victoria Zolotukhina, aka April June “Summer Bruises” new single on Spirit Goth
  • Warsaw, Poland psych /dreamrock /dreampop /sadcore all-girl 4-piece ROSA VERTOV “Until Blue in the Face” from the new album “Day In Day Out”
  • US shoegaze /dream pop band based in Atlanta, MIRROR MOVE “Even The Score” first single off the upcoming debut self-titled EP
  • Estonian dreampop /shoegaze collective Pia Fraus – “In Mind” from the upcoming compilation album “Now You Know It Still Feels The Same” [1998 – 2000] on Seksound
  • Tolyatti, Russia noise pop /shoegaze /dream pop band FAIENCE KNIFE “Lost” from the debut EP “ἀλκυών”
  • Bath, UK dream rock /shoegaze project of Jenn Zed, aka ZED POINT “Cambridge Girls” from the new LP “Platinum Fingers”
  • Toronto, Ontario indie /shoegaze 5-piece (Fka Iris), Bliss Fields “What Kills You” lead single off upcoming EP “Bliss Fields” on Acrobat Unstable Records
  • Los Angeles indie /shoegaze /sadcore /dream-pop band Cryogeyser “Sonic Peace” new single on Terrible
  • Nashville, Tn Grunge /Shoegaze / Noise Rock solo project YOUR GAZE “Icy Dunes” from upcoming album “Mind Palace Technique” on Somewherecold Records
  • L.A. psych punk grunge post future rock + roll band FEELS “Night Walker” (Single)
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK noise-rock /shoegaze /psychedelic outfit WAVES OF DREAD “Day I Did Nothing” new single
  • San Francisco, Ca indie /dream pop /slowcore 4-piece fronted by singer/guitarist Karina Gill, CINDY “To Be True” from the forthcoming album “1:2” on Tough Love
  • Torquay, UK indie guitar pop /international pop star Richard Hughes “All I Have To Love Is You” from “Record Shop” mini-LP on zebra4ever
  • London. UK bedroom pop /dream pop /indie pop project of Swimming Tapes member, Lou Price “Hit Me Up” from the debut EP “Parkside Grooming”
  • Japanese shoegaze /indie pop band Letniy “Idly” from the cassette EP “Same Here” via TESTCARD RECORDS
  • Legendary German jangle /guitar pop /indie-pop maestro (ex Brideshead), DEN BARON “Glass Half Full Glass Half Empty” off the upcoming new album “From Now On” via Japan’s blue-very label
  • Jakarta, Indonesia indie-pop unit, H! “Stay At Home” single on shiny happy records
  • Brooklyn, NY based dream pop /indie pop project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Sea Glass “Pinecone Alley” from the debut EP “Advanced Youth”
  • Sydney, Australia alt-pop /indie rock project of Dinosaur City Records co-founder and singer/guitarist in Big White, Cody Munro Moore “Bulli Beach” (Single) on Dinosaur City Records
  • Hull, UK indie rock /Britpop band FEVER “Time Will Define” new single on Very Clever Records                           
  • Chicago, IL indie rock 4-piece Girl K – “Girl K Is For The People” off their EP “Girl K Is For The People” due out Sept.10th via Take This To Heart Records
  • Ontario, Canada AOR pop /power pop/rock’n’roll project of folk/country troubadour Daniel Romano (Ancient Shapes), aka DANIEL ROMANO’S OUTFIT “Nocturne Child” from upcoming LP “Cobra Poems” on You’ve Changed Records
  • Dream Pop /Proto-Punk trio out of New York City, Women of the Night “Money” off “Sub Rosa” LP on Declared Goods
  • Atlanta, Georgia garage /indie rock band Gringo Star “I’d Find You Again” first single from the upcoming album on Declared Goods
  • Legendary early 80s New York power-pop band SORROWS “Christabelle” from the upcoming album “Love Too Late… the real album” on Big Stir Records
  • Gainesville, FL-born psych-rock /punk outfit SUPERTWIN “Drunken Master” from upcoming LP “Fortress”
  • L.A. indie noise rock band CUFFED UP “Canaries” (Single) on royal mountain records
  • Nantes, France indie rock band Heavy Heart “Sub 120” from the upcoming third LP “Closer” on Gunner Records (GE) and Rad Girlfriend Records (USA).
  • Belgian lo-fi /noise pop /indie rock /garage /rock’n’roll band, Frankie Traandruppel “Fresh Pack Of Cigarettes” from the new EP “Asbestos Eye Candy” on Ronny Rex
  • Sidney, Australia leftfield avant pop home recording project of Annabel Blackman (from Body Type), aka SOLO CAREER “Movie” from upcoming “The Sentimentalist” EP on Dinosaur City Records
  • Mexico City indie /dream pop /psych-pop band Petite Amie “Disastre” (Single)
  • Washington, DC indie /dream-pop duo GLOSSER – “Lost in Your Life” first single off of the first EP, “GLOSSER”
  • London, UK indie-folk singer /songwriter Laura Reznek “Green Linoleum” debut single on Birthday Cake
  • Denver, Co dream /synthpop solo project MON CHER “Make Sure” (SIngle)
  • Boston, Ma instrumental shoegaze project MEELOU “Amess” from “Amess” EP
  • Puerto Rico instrumental post-rock band Slow Grave “Run”
  • UK experimental /IDM /post-rock /noise rock /shoegaze solo project of Nossiennes guitarist George Simpson (former On Autopilot/nmftt), Aliquis Artikkel “Rotifers” from “Ondine” EP on Shore Dive Records

John Bulmer-Manchester, 1977


  1. Andy 21st July 2021
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