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

Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips – July #30-21

  • Australian bedroom shoegaze duo from Adelaide, LUCE CARGO “Drifting Off” second single.

Buzzing, abrasive sophomore single from Adelaide DIY duo, replete with over-driven and energetic layered riff-laden shoegaze guitar sound, shimmer and swirl amid a tumultuous haze of warm fuzz and distortion, vaguely infused with Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘1979’ like-harmonies wrapped in reverb, over fragile high anxious female vocals drifting brimful of harsh disconnected fear into an overwhelming noisy swarm of emotional turmoil. A nice promising second effort for a working in progress band maybe still too stuck to their own muses.

  • Barrie, Ontario power-pop /indie-pop quartet CLUB SILENCIO “When You Talk About What You’re Into” (Single)

Utterly endearing new single from Canadian outfit of rickety nostalgic indie groove and woozy sun-dappled melodic charm. A whimsical yet angsty blend of swishing dragging rhythms, sad meandering airy keyboards, obsessive glistening spidery guitar strings, and elastic bass tones carry distressed emotional male vocals through the agony and ecstasy of relationship blues.

  • Wiltshire, UK indie rock /dreamgaze /shoegaze /dream pop musician, singer and songwriter, Archie Sagers “Glitter” second and final single from Archie’s upcoming E.P. “New Colours In The Sky” on his own Crafting Room Recordings

Crafting Room Recordings head honcho combines, with usual freshness and balance, 80s British suggestions (Field Mice, The Cure, New Order), to depict shimmering melancholia and hazy dreamy introspection laced with the cinematic vibes of a rainy evening in Brighton, as raindrops fall over a web of glistening guitar progressions, off-tempo beats, and pulsing, snaky basslines, whilst fragile, baritone, male vocals, echo angsty, nervous observations into the warm blowing synth swathes’ brassy nostalgic tones.

  • India-born, US-based ambient /drone /ethnic /ethereal /electronic composer, modular synthesist, vocalist, technologist, and engineer Arushi Jain “My People Have Deep Roots” off the debut LP “Under the Lilac Sky” on Leaving Records
  • UK folkotronica project of Daughters of Grief, Grey Malkin and Hidden Velvet, aka Widow’s Weeds “Long Lankin” from “Long Lankin / Barbara Allen” 2-track clear vinyl Lathe Cut 7″ Single on Future Grave (Reverb Worship)
  • Sintra, Portugal based experimental pop project of singer/songwriter Chris Page, aka Closed Circuits “We Dance” from upcoming album “You & The Night”
  • Hertfordshire, UK ambient /shoegaze /dream folk project of Ben Houlihan, aka YOYOTTE “Isle Of Lucky Charm” from the EP “Dissonance Scrawls”
  • Astoria, Oregon experimental /dreampop solo project of musician and artist Liz Harris aka GROUPER “Unclean mind” from upcoming LP “Shade” on Kranky
  • Oslo, Norway bedroom pop /electronic /slowcore solo project Broken Swans “Tomorrow Is Gone” new single via Sotron Records.
  • Swansea, UK indie-pop outfit Swansea Sound “Swansea Sound (English)” [version will be on the forthcoming album ‘Live at the Rum Puncheon’] off 2-track cassette single
  • Indiana indie /dream pop solo project Whirling “Still Here” (Single)
  • Manchester, UK indie rock DIY band Gorgeous Bully “Something In The Air” new 2-track single from the forthcoming 11-track album “Am I really going to die here”
  • Canadian lo-fi /indie rock/dreampop trio from Toronto, TV SETS – “Evelyn” new single
  • Goiás, Brazil indie /shoegaze /post-rock /dream-pop quartet OUSEL – “Coffee Break” new single.
  • UK dream pop /trip-hop band based in Bristol, OSLO TWINS “The Edge” debut single
  • Munich, Germany dream-pop /synthpop /psych-pop trio Clear Coast “Sun-Drenched” from “Clear Coast” EP
  • Oporto, Portugal ambient /gaze psychedelic band, 10000 Russos “A House Full of Garbage” off of the upcoming fifth album ‘‘Superinertia’’ on Fuzz Club
  • German indie rock /dream-pop /shoegaze 4-piece from Regensburg, SWIRLPOOL “Cinnamon Sun” new single
  • Melbourne-based dream pop /psych-pop /shoegaze trio HYLA “Pacifico” from the new LP “Caravel”
  • Falmouth, UK three-piece improv psych /noise /shoegaze band MILDRED MAUDE “Trevena” on Sonic Cathedral
  • Austin, TX indie /shoegaze band OBSERVER “Absent” from the upcoming EP “Contact Has Begun”
  • Toronto, Ontario indie /shoegaze 5-piece (Fka Iris), Bliss Fields “Peal” lead single off upcoming EP “Bliss Fields” on Acrobat Unstable Records
  • Indonesian heavy shoegaze band ENOLA “Blue Waves ft. Angeeta Sentana” from “Does Anyone Else” EP on Greedy Dust Records
  • Ottawa, Canada grunge /shoegaze /indie rock duo SOFTCULT “Spit It Out” (Single)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana post-metal /post-rock /shoegaze 4-piece CHROME WAVES “Sometimes” from upcoming LP “The Rain Will Cleanse” on disorder-recordings
  • Edinburgh/Dresden noise /shoegaze rock trio healthyliving “u n t i l” from the single “u n t i l / b e l o w”
  • Brazilian noise /slowcore /shoegaze band TERRAPLANA “Na Sua Estante” new single
  • Los Angeles based noise rock /psychedelic /rock and roll band Tombstones in Their Eyes – “Hidden in My Eyes” from V/A “Hope: For the Trevor Project” charity compilation on Somewherecold Records
  • Collingswood, NJ based Britpop /shoegaze /indie band lead by Jamie Blanchard, The Starlit Hues “My Only One” from the debut album “Lifting Off The Ground”
  • US indie shoegaze band based in Las Vegas, Luxury Furniture Store “Here Comes the Craven” (Single)
  • Bogota, Colombia Dream-Pop /Shoegaze band ENCARTA 98 “Temores (Retrogresiones)” from the album “Lo Que Extrañas Ya No Existe”
  • Japanese psych /shoegaze band THE EARTH EARTH “For The Same” (Single)
  • Italian dreampop /shoegaze solo project Inframell0w “Daylight” (Single)                                                                        
  • Thai post-punk /indie rock band Wave And So “Brutalism” new single                                                                 
  • Miami, Fl post-punk /indie rock solo project PRISMS “Cycles” from the debut album “Hot Under The Collar”                  
  • Egersund, Norway indie power jangle-pop band led by singers and guitarists Frode Stromstad and Anne Lise Frokedal, I WAS A KING “Song For The Dead” from the upcoming digital release of the 2020 vinyl LP “Grand Hotel”
  • Boston, UK sadcore /dreampop /indie-pop duo of Liam James Marsh (Kid Chameleon) and Alice Kat, FINE. “Our Lives To Ruin” from “How I feel now” EP
  • Bordeaux, France jangle /shoegaze /indie pop singer/songwriter FANDOR “Pierre blanche” from the LP “En quatrième vitesse” on Nemo records / Electric Romeo records
  • London, UK based folk /indie /jangle pop 4-piece (with two former members of Welsh outfit Joanna Gruesome), The Tubs – “Crystal Ball” from 7″ vinyl EP “Names” on Prefect Records and Trouble In Mind
  • Wilmington, North Carolina‘s dream indie pop /shoegaze /nugaze band, Lauds “Wait Forever” from the self-titled Digital EP on Fort Lowell Records
  • Knoxville, Tennessee psych-pop /indie rock /new wave project of Jared Colinger, aka The Enigmatic Foe “That Would Be Fun” from the LP “The Original Plan”
  • Neston, UK based indie pop/ shoegaze /dream pop project of Phil Wilson along with JPedro, aka THE RAFT “Hola I Don’t Think So” (Single)
  • Phoenix, AZ post-punk/dream pop/synthwave solo project Secret Attraction “You” from the new EP “Sensitivity/Drifting”
  • Melbourne, Australian electro pop /art rock /avant pop duo of siblings Lily and Sam Harding, aka MUG “Brace Yourself” from the debut “Mug” EP on Tiny Town Records                                                                       
  • Dark r&b /dreamgaze /indie rock duo from Minneapolis, ALL EYES “Falling Into Place” (Single)
  • South Korea dreampop /synthpop trio Seoul Magic Club “Que Sera Sera” (Single)
  • Montreal, Quebec synthpop /dream pop /indie-rock 4-piece Helen Paradise “Glass of Anything” sophomore single.
  • Bristol, UK lo-fi /bedroom pop /synth duo Sun Spot “Mercury” from upcoming “Clipping” EP 10″ on rosecoloured records
  • New York indie pop /dance pop /dream pop duo CLAVVS “Arms” from “O” album
  • Bratislava, Slovakia indie /dreampop duo TOLSTOYS “Chýbanie” new single
  • Pittsburgh, PN dream-pop duo DRAUVE “Search Party” new single
  • Ottawa, Canada indie brunch pop duo Soft Top Intrepid “Some Same” debut single
  • Oslo, Norway yacht rock /indie pop /psych-pop band Autoyacht “APIB” (Single).
  • Spanish psychedelic rock band based in Barcelona, The Zephyr Bones “Verneda Lights” from the sophomore “Neon Body” LP on La Castanya
  • London, UK indie /dreampop 4-piece Bleach Lab “Real Thing” (Single)                                                                          
  • Los Angeles psych-pop/ shoegaze solo project HAYIEN “Toa” new single
  • Australian Indie Rock Band from the Gold Coast, Eliza & The Delusionals “Save Me” new single
  • Syracuse, NY late ’70s power pop legends THE FLASHCUBES with MIMI BETINIS of The Pezband “Baby It’s Cold Outside” [The Pezband cover] (Big Stir Records Single No. 145)
  • Detroit, MI surf /power-pop duo The Kickstand Band “Cube” (Single)
  • Filipino lo-fi /bedroom /twee /indie rock /sadcore artist NOA MAL “Fever” from 6th album “Dead Girl”
  • Graz, Austria shoegaze /noise pop /indie rock trio LAND OF OOO “Fight on the beach” new single on Numavi Records
  • Oakland, Ca power pop /twee /indie-pop 4-piece Blues Lawyer “Scenic Route” new 2-track single
  • Minsk, Belarus alt /indie /garage rock band Lubber Louie “Мала” from the EP “NQ”
  • Long Beach, Ca jangle /garage /surf /dream pop band, Sweet Nobody “Other Humans” new single
  • Costa Rica‘s bedroom pop /indie rock /synthpop artist/musician Rolffrom from San José, aka FURRY LOSER “Viaje a Egipto” (Ataque de Caspa cover)
  • Los Angeles‘ ambient /dream pop /psychedelic /shoegaze band Daydream Cathedral “Going Out” (Single)
  • US experimental /ethereal /modular synth electronic composer, recording, and performing artist based in Chicago, IL. Brett W. Naucke aka Brett Naucke “The Glass Shifting” from “Mirror Ensemble” created in conjunction with Windy City mainstays Natalie Chami (TALsounds) and Whitney Johnson (Matchess) on American Dreams


  1. David Hidayat 3rd August 2021