In terms of spirit, I am very much reminded of the eponymous first album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Civilian feels earnest and honest and urgent.
Finland duo Les Miserables lead with powerful songwriting and an organic alt-rock set-up throughout this beautifully intoxicating, emotive new album.
Artist and songwriter Alsea Dianna leads with a distinctive sound and songwriting style throughout this new EP.
Fresh from the upcoming album imago, shut my eyes is a powerful and conceptually thoughtful new single, which introduces the unique creative sound of Slovenia’s Hei’An with both style and substance.
Dreamboat is a beautifully ambient, intimate and nostalgic new single, which quickly prompts a volume increase as warmth and melancholy unite to increasingly envelop you.
Industrial rhythms and hypnotic loops create a heavily eighties-influenced, dramatic yet energizing vibe for this fresh single from Washington’s Aspect Ratio.
Turns out a lovely hit of lo-fi, guitar-led trip-hop is all that’s required to temporarily switch off the weight of the world and relax into the moment.
Driving with a psychedelic shoe-gaze set-up and a deep-running desire to break away from the norm, Texas alternative indie act SAGASAW brings a swirling chaos of organic and distorted musicality, to rain down around you in a wholly immersive fashion. Following an unfortunate stint in hospital with poor health, SAGASAW emerged with a goal in … Continued
Mainly instrumental, then, and a love letter to the employment of adding reverb to sound, this album represents huge trips of introspection and simple melodic and tonal exploration – marking it out as something of a one-off. The fact that it all kind of hangs together as one concept is surprising, but it definitely does.
Following the release of their latest and final album as a band, the superb project that is The Mild Mild West, we were blessed with an interview with Austin’s AP Mode to find out more about their journey and what they hope the future holds. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi guys … Continued
The Mild Mild West is an album from the heart, from freedom of creativity and expression, from unity between musicians, and all of these qualities shine brightly in their natural state. It’s tricky, if not impossible, to fake such authenticity.
In true shoe-gaze fashion, imagery begins to shine through the cracks – scenes conjured from memory, provoking deeper thought, enhancing that hypnotic aspect all the more so.