Melbourne-based shoegaze/dream pop band Miniatures have announced they will release their debut full-length album 'Jessamines' on October 6th via Saint Marie Records.
New Zealand expatriates Ché Walden and Annemarie Duff craft cinematic and emotive soundscapes, wrapped around warm and welcoming songs. With the addition of Chris MacLean on bass, the band worked with renowned Melbourne producer Matthew Hosking to record their first full LP. Pre-order your copy here.
Layering rich tones, beautiful textures, cascading melodies and angelic vocals, Miniatures build soundscapes that rise and fall like the ocean tide. Lush guitars wash over you until the wave of sound sweeps you out to sea. While swirling in a reverb riptide and drowning in delay, Annemarie's vocals shine like a beaming light from above.
Sure, you’ll pick up influences here and there: The Sundays, Lush, Cocteau Twins, Smashing Pumpkins, even a hint of Johnny Marr’s guitar adventurism. But ‘Jessamines’ is more than a sum of its influences. Miniatures have been working at careful songcraft for five years, and this is their coming out party. From track to track, Miniatures have crafted an album’s album, a journey through colour and mood, high and low, fuzzy and shiny, light and shade. Allow the waves to take you, and prepare to be swept away.
03. To The Lake
04. Form Into Soft And Wild
06. Without Saying
07. What You Want
08. Silent Tide
Re-visit the video for their dreamy single "What You Want" below.
Melbourne surf pop/rock/jangle pop band DIET. have released their catchy new single "Take Me".
With this song, the band have channeled the yearning for a sunshine filled romance. Following their ode to the classic Aussie tradition of streaking in 'Clothes Off', the surf jangle, five-piece have written a heartfelt adolescent plea to a love interest, at the tail end of a beach party.
Nostalgic synthesisers and playful guitar lines (influenced by The Smiths and The Cure) make for an affectionate and sweeping overture.
Canadian experimental/industrial/post-gaze band Odonis Odonis have unleashed their infectious new single "Check My Profile".
The song is taken from the band's upcoming new album 'No Pop', which will be out on October 20 through Telephone Explosion (Canada) and via Felte (Worldwide). Pre-order your copy here.
Odonis Odonis continued to push their sound further into the depths of post-apocalyptic experimentation. Following 2016's foreboding Post Plague, No Pop is the band's starker, more dance-floor-friendly fourth LP.
Sydney guitar pop/surf band Morning TV have shared their new single "Get It Right".
The song is taken from their upcoming new EP 'Sun', which will be released on September 29 via Habit Music Co. Get the single here.
“Get it Right was the first song we wrote for this EP,” says the band. “It’s probably one of our most fun songs to play live, its fast passed and fun. The guitar riffs and melody are heavily inspired by that early summer excitement.”
Australia indie rock/psych band Deep Sea Arcade have shared a video for their cover version of Edwyn Collins classic "A Girl Like You".
About hte cover they have posted: "Nick came over for dinner last night and we decided (while cooking) to do a quick cover of Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You. It was filmed and performed in 1 take with Nick playing 3 different instruments all at the same time."
London alt-pop/rock three-piece The Caress have unveiled their catchy new single "You're Always Miles Away".
The song is part of our current playlist and is the first single taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'You Say I Kiss Like A Girl', set to be released on September 15 via Fierce Panda Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Our new Single Of The Week is "Everything They Said", the excellent new track by Brooklyn based indie pop/surf rock duo Surf Rock Is Dead.
The song is taken from their upcoming five-song EP ‘We Have No Friends?’, which will be released October 6th on both vinyl, and digital formats. Vinyl versions include their debut 'SRiD' EP on the b-side. Pre-order your copy here.
“The phrase ‘we have no friends’ is a running joke and half-truth between the band.” Says Pariso about the namesake of the EP. “When we formed the project we would spend late weekend nights jamming and writing music instead of spending it out with friends. Putting time into a creative project definitely can hamper your social life but the idea is that the fruit it bears will be worth the sacrifices.”
Russian dream pop/shoegaze band Pinkshinyultrablast have aired their dreamy new single "Find Your Saint".
The band are currently putting the finishing touches on its as-yet-untitled third album in as many years. With vocalist Lyubov recently moving to LA, the band have been exploring new ways of composing and collaborating. Partnered with a line-up refinement, the new material sees Pinkshinyultrablast go down a more electronic path while experimenting with new sounds and genres (including inspiration from Japanese pop such as Chiemi Manabe and Yellow Magic Orchestra).
About the track, vocalist Lyubov had this to say:
“It’s strange to think that the memories we cherish the most are in fact the ones that with time become most distorted. The process of recollection is not only an act of reconstructing an image or an event but also to a large extent a product of imagining and perceiving. Find Your Saint takes its inspiration from the notions of memory and imagination and considers various ways those become intertwined so closely in an act of recalling. We often retreat to our most darling memories to seek comfort in a moment of desolation, but could it be that even those are nothing more but the ever-improvised beautiful stories we tell ourselves to lull ourselves into sleep and out of lonesomeness?"
The single will be out on September 1st via Club AC30. Stream it below.
Detroit deathrock/goth/post punk trio Ritual Howls have premiered their new single "Blood Red Moon".
The song is taken from their upcoming EP 'Their Body', set to be released on September 22 via Felte. Pre-order your copy here.
The EP follows up their third album, Into The Water, released a little over a year ago on Felte. Ritual Howls’ production sees the band dipping their toes into cleaner sonic territory than previously heard.