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

Weekly Shoegaze/ Dreampop / Psychedelic / Indie Tips #44

Picks Of The Week:
  • Cardiff-based indie-psych-rockers Red Telephone “Day Off” from the ltd. 7″ single “Day Off / Kookly Rose” via The Popty Ping Recording Company

Cardiff‘s trio Red Telephone boldly swift with natural ease from the beautiful Suede-alike guitar-driven introspective and poignant previous “I’m Always Thinking About You” to an electronic-infused new single comprised of reverberating searing guitar lines, syncopated rhythms, harrowing and quivering sleazy vocals and insanely catchy and mesmerizing synth-charged chorus, making for an initially surprising albeit promptly fully infectious new tune, you just can’t get enough of. Expect big things from the Welshmen!

  • Swedish indie rock quartet from Gothenburg, Great Hare “Weightless Stardust” new single                              

Swedish rockers Great Hare keep on delivering dreamy yet vigorous guitar-charged tunes made of sturdy groovy rhythms, restrained sharp noisy guitar riffage, alluringly quivering vocals, and sticky melodies, in this case with a lush glam twist, that sneakily hang with captivating resonance. 

  • Melbourne, Australia lo-fi/bedroom/jangle/indie-pop solo project Calum Newton, aka CANDY “Whine Whine Falls” from the new cassette album “Everything In Motion”

Sophomore album from Sidney-based grief-stricken singer/songwriter Calum Newton, under his Candy alias, abundant in sheer DIY pop artistry and heartfelt vibrating spontaneity that’s startling, moving, delicious, and enticing from beginning to end.

  • Puerto Rico‘s first Shoegaze band UN.REAL “Arenas – Islands reimagined” standalone track/companion from audio samples off the upcoming album ‘Islands’.
  • Devonshire, England psych folk singer/songwriter Crystal Jacqueline “The Edge Of My Garden” from the album “A Prayer for the Birds” on Mega Dodo
  • London, UK post-punk/krautrock/psychedelic five-piece TOY “Sixty Forty” (Nico, 1981) from the cover album “Songs of Consumption” on Tough Love
  • Melbourne-based, New Zealander and Batrider leader singer/songwriter, Sarah Mary Chadwick “Please Daddy” title track from the upcoming new album on Sinderlyn/Rice is Nice
  • New Zealander psych-garage finest JOE GHATT “Farewell” off of from the vinyl edition of the debut album “Banana Sludge” (originally on cassette by Aussie label, Third Eye Stimuli Records) via Six Tonnes De Chair Records
  • New York City-based lo-fi fuzzy kraut/psychedelic pop project of DIY musician Joe Stevens, aka Peel Dream Magazine ” Novelty” taken from the EP of the same name, out 29th November via Tough Love         
  • Kraków, Poland post-rock/noise pop/shoegaze trio PUSTOSTAN “znowu tam” from the new EP “dialogi”
  • Hertfordshire, England dream pop/shoegaze trio PLAINBOW “Walk Into The Sea” from the new EP “Super Super Super”
  • Australian psych/post-punk/dream pop musical project from Brisbane by Kelly Hanlon (Terra Pines/DEAFCULT) on multiple instruments and Chris Preindl (Leavings, Vestiges & Apparitions) on drums, aka ANCIENT CHANNELS “Footprints In The Dark” debut single
  • Dreamy psych-pop project of the Croatian/Dutch singer-songwriter Marina Tadic aka Eerie Wanda – ‘Cars and Parties’ (Original by Edith Frost) on Joyful Noise Recordings
  • Auckland, New Zealand orchestral pop project by ex-Brunettes frontman and owner of Lil Chief Records, Jonathan Bree “Cover Your Eyes” new single
  • Chengdu, China twee/jangle/indie pop duo ALL ROMANTIC DAYS “She Says” from the debut EP “May I Waste Your Time”
  • Israel folk/indie-pop singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Tel Aviv, Nomke נומקה
    ‘Ended (by the morning)’ from the upcoming new LP ‘True Queen’ due in January 2020.
  • Seattle dream-pop duo Night Hikes “Jess” from the incoming debut studio album “Chalice”
  • Taiwan noise-pop/shoegaze/dream pop band The Giraffe Told Me In My Dream “Where we are going” from the new EP “Slowfall”
  • Los Angeles, CA-based industrial/ethereal electronic dream pop/shoegaze duo Chasms “Until It Happens To You” on Felte
  • Tambov, Russia shoegaze/indie rock trio Radioprotector ‘В другой комнате/In another room’ new single from the upcoming album
  • Stockholm’s indie/new wave duo Black Beach Baby “This Is The Day” new single                                               
  • Norwegian indie/dream pop band Remington Super 60 “Fake Crush” new single from the upcoming 6 -track EP on Cafe Superstar Recordings                                                                                                                           
  • Paris-based indie garage pop quintet En Attendant Ana “Words” the first single from the second album “Juillet”, out January 24th, 2020 via Trouble In Mind Records.
  • Melbourne, Australia fuzzy/jangle/slacker/indie band Scott & Charlene’s Wedding “Back in the Corner” from the forthcoming new album ”When in Rome, Carpe Diem” on bedroom suck records
  • Detroit‘s psych-garage all-girl trio of guitarist Ava East, bassist Kate Derringer, and drummer Kerrigan Pearce (also of Moonwalks), SHADOW SHOW “Shadow Show” from upcoming debut LP “Silhouettes” on Stolen Body Records                                                                                                                                  
  • Liverpool, UK art rock/indie rock four-piece Seatbelts “Black Spring” new Edwyn Collins‘ produced single
  • Chicago‘s post-country/indie rock/noise rock duo RATBOYS “Alien with a Sleep Mask On” from the album ‘Printer’s Devil’ on Topshelf Records
  • Volgograd, Russia indie rock trio Раздор [Razdor] “Мнмл” new single
  • Philadelphia lo-fi indie-pop solo project Painted Forest – “Bend” from V/A “Fall 2019” cassette compilation via Z Tapes
  • Melbourne-based Australian indie pop/noise pop/surf outfit from Hobart, HEART BEACH “Cliffhanger” new single
  • Auckland, New Zealand dreamy/shoegaze/fuzzy noise-pop trio fronted by Hayley Smith, Dead Little Penny “Dead Together” from the debut album “Urge Surfing” via Empty Goon Records
  • Fukushima, Japan lo-fi/C86/indie pop band Dronjo Kept By 4 “Umbrellas” from the cassette EP “School Festival” on Galaxy Train
  • Mississauga, Ontario C86/twee/noise pop/indie-pop trio TEA ROOM “Froggy” from the new EP “Dress Up”
  • Southend, UK based lo-fi fuzz loving-grungers HIGH/LOW “Hide In The Shade” from the vinyl album “Down The Wave”
  • North London, UK dream pop/noise pop/shoegaze trio LEMONDAZE “Neon Ballroom” debut single
  • Boston, MA noise-rock/shoegaze/psychedelic ‘hypnotic reverb rock’ band Magic Shoppe “In Between” off of Magic Shoppe’s “Circles” LP out now on Little Cloud Records
  • Japanese Shoegaze band COLLAPSE “Ritual” from the new EP “ENDOGENIC REBIRTHDAY”
  • Glasgow, UK garage/post-punk/laptop rock duo John Meme and Paul Meme, aka MEMES “Happy Shopper” from the debut 7″ EP via Six Tonnes De Chair
  • Sidney, Australia based dark dream-pop duo of Claudia Schmidt and Arlen McCarthy, aka LORELEI “Skylight” second single
  • New York-based American/German alt dream-pop 4-piece Just Like Honey “Golden Glow (radio edit)” from “Slow Lane” EP on Shore Dive Records
  • London/Brighton-based space/psych/dream pop 4-piece MOON PANDA “That Girl” new single
  • London, UK indie/electronic/psych-pop 4-piece Pynch “Disco Lights” debut 7″ single on Speedy Wunderground Single Series                                                                                                                                   
  • Australian dream-pop artist from Melbourne, Sophie Treloar aka POPPONGENE “Wet Towel” new single on Our Golden Friend
  • Armagh, Ireland singer/songwriter (former member of Silences), Conchúr White “Daises” debut single
  • London-based dream pop/synthpop collaboration between Greek artist Marianthi from MARSHEAUX and Dj/producer, Undo Records head Nick Bitzenis (also Mikro and Fotonovela), Melllo & Nikonn – “Red Light” first single on Undo Records                                                                                                                          
  • Bridport, UK grunge/post-rock/shoegaze outfit BEACHED “Well” from “Demo Tape” EP
  • Italian post-rock/vintage electronica/shoegaze project AUSTRALASIA “Mercurio” from 2-track 10″ vinyl “Mercurio • Argento”