"Embarking on one of the most delicious dreampop-shoegaze tightrope walks we've heard in a long time" - Introducing Tuques.
It's been a while since we've had a post like this and it feels great. Tuques are a four-piece from Edmonton, Alberta who're embarking on one of the most delicious dreampop-shoegaze tightrope walks we've heard in a long time.
London noise-pop three-piece Crushed Beaks announce news of debut LP Scatter, unveil "Rising Sun".
This is so so so delayed, so apologies for that - the troubles of 'real life' affect us all. It feels like it's been way too long coming, this debut LP Scatter from Crushed Beaks, but it's good to see the band taking the bull by the horns and going it on their own.
Bristol beauty Trust Fund returns with "Cut Me Out" amidst news of a debut LP and signing to Turnstile.
It's no secret that every blog, magazine and conglomerate, that already know of Bristol's Trust Fund, hold the band in very high esteem with only a handful of releases to date - and in fairness, the fact the band have put pen-to-paper with Turnstile (Christopher Owens, Perfume Genius etc.) pretty much says it all.
Brisbane's Nite Fields return with new track "You I Never Knew" and details of new LP Depersonalisation.
This is great news, we haven't heard a release from Nite Fields since we first featured the band on the site back in 2012 with "Vacation", so naturally we're ecstatic to have them back in our ears.
Mysterious Berlin outfit DEATHS unveil "Lonewolves" follow-up track, "Sold".
The whole ambiguity card got done to death post Wu Lyf, so naturally, it's died down in recent times. With that said though, it's nice to see acts like DEATHS relying on high levels of production quality and originality, rather than leaving us focused on unnecessary details.
London's off-kilt electronic-r&b duo Honne unveil "All In The Value" follow-up track, "The Night".
In comparison to "All In The Value", Honne's latest track - "The Night" - sees the duo head back to a more "Warm On A Cold Night", funk-laden styling rather than the purely stripped back smooch fest that we witnessed on their previous track. It works as well as ever, and in a similar way to George Maple's recent and stupendous "Vacant Space" - goes a way to prove that new school stylings and genre twists aren't all as crap as we've grown to expect.
Following "Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest" earlier this year, Psych rockers The Babe Rainbow unveil "Planet Junior".
The three-piece make full blown psych rock, theres nothing complicated about it and I don't beed to ass any extra to describe their styling, it's straight up psych and brilliant at that.
"Sydney Bartra produces danceable nostalgia driven synth-pop" - Introducing L.A. Girlfriend and current track "Runner".
Brooklyn four-piece MOTHXR (fka Mother) return with new track "Stranger" to accompany their name change.
Following on from previous tracks, "Easy", "Victim" and "Centrefold", MOTHXR's "Stranger", isn't all that much different - it's brooding, edgy and a seriously addictive chorus. The intro sounds like it's been ripped from Twin Peaks too.
Swedish dream-pop four-piece School rename themselves School '94, sign to Cascine for debut EP.
Having said that, latest track and debut EP title track, "Like You", isn't as much dream-pop, as it is shimmering indie-pop with some 80's new wave influences floating to the surface. Alice Botéus is on point as always with crisp melancholic vocals that really draw your attention.