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Weekly Shoegaze / Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips

  • New Cross, London indie jangle-pop DIY band The Hannah Barberas “W.Y.E.” from the “Fallow Days” EP

Usual umpteenth brilliant collection of lockdown home-recordings from New Cross outfit through jaunty Americana tinged indie pop tones, soulful strumming grooves and shimmering melancholic harmonies, amid a touching Motown-flavoured cover of early 70s Hanna-Barbera’s cartoonish band Josie & The Pussycats, but the highlight comes from the jittery, abrasive riffage and serpentine bassline of “W.Y.E.”, fueling overwhelmed and anxious male vocals swept in grateful exhaustion, that encourage us to better appreciate our bitter survival from the ‘Worst Year Ever.’ All proceeds going to Lewisham Foodbank.

  • Canadian indie/dream pop songwriting and music collaboration between James Gray and Nathan Athay from Toronto, SOFT SET “7 on Up” from upcoming “Love and Dancing” (EP)

Dizzying melancholic and nostalgic moods exude by jangly sparkling guitar melodies and spiralling icy bright synth hazily shimmer around airy calm vocals, that fall dreamily into an extreme happy daze. Enticing 2nd preview from the Toronto‘s duet.

  • Australian bedroom dreamy synth pop project of Melbourne-based Brooke Yallop, aka Blessè “Sudoku” off V/A ‘Stay Inside: Songs from the Great Indoors’ cassette compilation via Blossom Rot Records & Dinosaur City Records

In a huge compilation with loads of indie goodness from Down Under, I got totally a crush on the Brissè, I guess, second-ever tune. Those alluringly sinuous bassline heartbeats, that throbs into your soul long after it’s over, rippled by crystalline guitar shimmers, amid smooth rhythmic patterns and sparse tinkling piano notes, elicit intense emotional wanderings, prickled by bright awakenings and dreary fantasies, left unpredictably numb, blurring time in space less mundanity. Sublime!

  • Florida Indie Pop duo from Tampa, Planet Loser “I’m Yours (In Bloom)” new single on 6131 Records
  • Czechia electronic/shoegaze/trip-hop band CARYA “Castalia” second single
  • Danish cinematic/ethereal/indie/dream pop 4-piece (former Oliver North Boy Choir), ONBC “A New England” (Billy Bragg cover) from the upcoming EP “Forty Thousand Tears” on Crunchy Frog
  • New York post-punk /dreampop duo of Rachel Brown (Thanks For Coming) and Nate Amos (Opposites), Water From Your Eyes “14” new single
  • Japanese/American dream pop collaboration between Jumpei (Fluffytails JP), Greg (Umbrage US), mayumi (GrayNightly JP), aka The Lalabies “Wink Like A Sweet Bird” debut single on Get your Genki
  • American ambient dream pop singer-songwriter and guitarist born and raised in Southeast Asia, Alexia Avina “Fit Into” from the upcoming album “Unearth” on Lost Map Records
  • Sheffield, UK indie-pop trio CRAWLIES “Movement” from 10″ vinyl debut S/T debut EP on Delicious Clam Records
  • Glasgow-based Irish singer-songwriter Claire McKay, AKA Martha Ffion ‘Nights To Forget’ title track from the sophomore LP ‘Nights To Forget’ on Lost Map Records
  • Australian indie rock band from Sydney, KEY OUT “Buildings” single taken from the “Anthropomorphia” album on Half A Cow Records
  • San Francisco, Ca lo-fi/indie/dream pop duo Michael Ramos (Tony Jay) and Karina Gill (Cindy), FLOWERTOWN “RCP” from “Theresa Street” EP cassette on Paisley Shirt Records
  • Estonian dark/cinematic/Americana/dreamgaze band from Tallinn, Holy Motors “Endless Night” from the upcoming album “Horse” on Wharf Cat Records.
  • Montreal, Québec dream pop/indie rock singer/songwriter HELENA DELAND “Black Metal” from “Drawing Room” EP
  • Sheffield, UK indie rock duo Sydney Herds “Dreadful Camping Weather” from “Bingo Thissen” lathe-cut 7″ split EP with Willow Layne co-released by Bingo Records and Do It Thissen
  • UK shoegaze/indie rock solo project of Cardiff-born Ride guitarist ANDY BELL “Love Comes In Waves” from the upcoming album “The View From Halfway Down” on Sonic Cathedral
  • Seminal London, UK based electronic/indie rock duo of Toni Halliday & Dean Garcia, CURVE “No Escape From Heaven” from the unreleased “Blindfold EP – Bootleg EP Series 1”
  • Silver Lake, L.A. indie /noise rock /shoegaze band, Teenage Wrist “Silverspoon” new single on Epitaph Records
  • Los Angeles based jangle indie pop trio SMOKESCREENS “Fork In The Road” from the upcoming debut album “A Strange Dream” on Slumberland
  • Salzburg, Austrian indie/shoegaze//dream-pop 4-piece Backwards Charm “Funeral Dreams” from the new album “Nevergreen” on Somewherecold Records
  • Brisbane-based, dream-pop outfit, lead by Jaimee Fryer (Major Leagues), POOLSHOP “Pass me by” from the debut album “A Shadow”
  • Portland, OR queer indie-pop trio The Crystal Furs “Friday I’m In Love” (The Cure cover)
  • Indian shoegaze/dream pop/psych rock three-piece band based in Imphal, Lo! Peninsula “Untitled” [Demo]
  • Russian post-punk/indie rock/shoegaze 5-piece from Moscow, Джуна [Dzhuna] ‘Вместо снега’ from the new EP ‘Тюрьма’
  • Sheffield, UK indie/synthwave/dream pop trio, Rehearsed Living “Strangest Days” title track from the new EP “Strangest Days”
  • Canadian dream-punk/shoegaze band from Montreal led by Jasamine White-Gluz, NO JOY “Dream Rats” from upcoming “Motherhood” LP on Hand Drawn Dracula
  • Los Angeles lo-fi/post-vaporwave/dream pop side project of TV Girl, BLOODbath64 “Escalators to the Moon” from the album “AESTHETICADELICA”
  • Melbourne‘s funky/psych pop band SUNFRUITS “Mushroom Kingdom” from upcoming “Mushroom Kingdom / Bonsoy” 7″ EP on Six Tonnes De Chair Records and Third Eye Stimuli Records
  • Australian avant jazz/punk/psych project led by Brisbane musician Andrew McLellan along with Glen Schenau (Per Purpose), Mitchel Perkins (Clever / Psy Ants) and Stuart Busby (Deadnotes), CURED PINK “The New Public” from “Current Climate” on Rough Skies Records
  • Brighton, UK indie grunge space psych pop collective Moon Attendant “Hot Power” off the upcoming debut LP ‘One Last Summer’ on Big Potato Records (EU) & Graveface Records & Curiosities (US)
  • Porto, Portuguese drone/krautrock/psychedelic trio of 10,000 Russos bassist Andre Couto, João Campos Costa and Edgar Moreira, DREAMWEAPON “Odum” from the unreleased album “Rites Of Lunacy” recorded in 2016.
  • Chichester, UK kraut/psych/shoegaze/post-rock trio TRAAMS – “The Greyhound” new single on FatCat Records
  • Bristol, UK noise shoegaze band SPECTRES – “An Annihilation Of The Self” from Spectres’ upcoming 3rd album, ‘It’s Never Going To Happen And This Is Why’ via Dark Habits & Little Cloud Records
  • Chilean post-punk, shoegaze and dreampop band from Coquimbo, SEATEMPLES “M.I.S” from forthcoming album “Trópicos”
  • Minneapolis post-rock/indie rock/shoegaze trio, WAVELESS “Half Mast” from the new album “Sugartree” on Joyful Noise Recordings
  • Austin-based post-punk/shoegaze ensemble (members of Future Museums and Thousand Foot Whale Claw), Single Lash “To Laugh” new single on Holodeck Records
  • Malmö, Sweden alt/shoegaze/dream pop trio SPUNSUGAR “Run” new single from forthcoming debut LP “Drive-through Chapel” on Adrian Recordings
  • UK new-age dream-pop/post-punk duo, LIGHTS THAT CHANGE [LTC] “In My Dreams” from the new EP “percEPtion”
  • Burbank, Ca based music project of Wolverhampton, UK born guitarist and songwriter for The Mighty Lemon Drops, David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels “In Love And War” from the album “A Gateway To A Lifetime Of Disappointment”
  • Halifax, NS indie/post-punk/dream pop band DOG DAY “Distraction” from the new 5th album “Present” on FunDog
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico bedroom/lo-fi/indie pop/dream pop project, Anuncio en Blanco “Aunque Sea” from the new album “Un Lungar”
  • Seinäjoki, Finland space/noise rock/shoegaze band LUDALLOY “Shimmering Shady” third single
  • London, UK dreampop/shoegaze outfit led by composer Atlas, The Dead and the Downright Queer “Space Girl” debut single
  • Maryland dream pop/shoegaze bedroom project THE PLEASURE HOLES ”Bad Witch” new single
  • Folk/r&b/indie rock singer/songwriter from California, JENNY O. “Not My Guy” from the new LP “New Truth” out now via Mama Bird Recording Co.
  • Brooklyn indie-rock artist (Beverly, Public Practice), Drew Citron “Summertime” from upcoming debut LP “Free Now” on Park The Van
  • Los Angeles, Ca indie/dream pop trio PET “Blood Orange” new single
  • El Paso, TX dream pop/indie rock duo SLEEPSPENT “In Reverse” new single
  • Athens, Ohio bedroom pop/folk project WISHED BONE “In the middle of the night” from “Mail’s pace” album
  • Vancouver, Canada dreamy psych-pop 5-piece YUKON BLONDE “In Love Again” new single via Dine Alone Records.
  • Columbia, Missouri via Alabama, dream pop/folk singer/songwriter Rae Fitzgerald “I’ve Got A Vision” from the upcoming album “Lonely Listener”, out on August 28th via Keeled Scales
  • Cincinnati, Ohio indie rock/art rock quartet THE OPHELIAS “Grand Canyon” from the upcoming LP “For Luck” on Joyful Noise Recordings
  • Budapest-based alt indie rock duo M o y o g i “Cold Cave”                                                                                   
  • Swedish electronic dream pop singer/producer Kristina Florell aka Merely – ”I’m Your Lover’ new single on YEAR0001
  • Russian lo-fi/coldwave/atmospheric pop project from Samara, Парк Дружбы [parkdruzhby] ‘Mope’ from the debut S/T EP
  • Illinois lo-fi/post-punk/shoegaze/ambient trio VOOLTED “Riot Bless” new single

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