Tag Archives: shoegaze

Antennas to Nowhere – Gritted

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Thick and noisy shoegaze from Denmark. Antennas to Nowhere have an excellent female vocalist who really complements their dense sound. The music is really dynamic, and has plenty to show for itself underneath loud walls of sound. Expect to hear some great guitar driven melodies alongside solid and often frantic bass and drums.

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If This Is A Man – Random Acts Of Kindness Have Saved Lives

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Dreamy, genre hopping release from England. Takes influence from various genres, including shoegaze, folk, psychedelica, slowcore and ambient. You can expect to hear some electronic elements too. If This Is A Man manages to do this whilst still remaining cohesive – no easy feat as you can probably guess! Really heartfelt and emotional album. Highly recommended.

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Strangelets – Summer Forever EP

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Mellowed out Los Angeles shoegaze release with brit-pop influences. You can expect to hear some catchy melodies alongside thick, fuzzy bass and upbeat vocals. The mix of male and female vocalists is pulled off really well, which is always a good thing. The name of this EP is apt too, as this collection of warm, hazy tracks call to mind those long summers passed that we thought would never end.

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The Sunshine Factory – Sugar

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Sugar is a brilliant, blissed out shoegaze album by The Sunshine Factory. What makes this release so great is the depth and variety within the songs.  Whilst you can expect the typical shoegaze sound, there is alot of experimentation here. In addition to occasional psychdelic meandering, there are surprisingly lucid lyrics and beautiful instrumentals. Overall, an incredible album.

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Arrange – Plantation

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This is an album I found recently whilst trawling the web. Its sombre lyrics and melodic style fit well together and it is most certainly a heartfelt recording.

Although the electronic backing is clear cut, the lyrics are hazy and slow paced. As one reviewer has pointed out, The Antlers’ album Hospice is called to mind in its quiet delivery and serious lyrics.

All in all it is a beautiful album that is well worth your time.

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