2020 Singles

Surf Rock is Dead – Diabolik (Review)

Brooklyn-based dream-pop duo Surf Rock is Dead (SRiD) use 80’s post-punk rhythms and a wide soundscape of reverb to showcase their songwriting. Dropped today, “Diabolik” is their new single and and includes a poetic resonance that features their iconic dream-pop and lo-fi aesthetic. Engaging with smooth vocals, the modern take on shoegaze draws listeners in… Continue reading Surf Rock is Dead – Diabolik (Review)

2019 Singles

HAVVK – Operate (Review)

Irish outfit HAVVK create a poignant sonic soundscape with Operate, out now via Veta Records. Combining elements of dream pop, shoegaze, indie-rock and even grunge, HAVVK make their own haunting euphoria set to their own rules. Not following any rulebook, the originality in this number is screaming with power. Julie Hawk’s impassioned vocals are warming… Continue reading HAVVK – Operate (Review)

2019 Singles

Bryony Williams – Little Tree (Review)

If you follow the blog, you already know that Bryony Williams is one to watch. Not long ago, she released the heartbreak track “Silhouette”. Back with the empowering “Little Tree”, it’s fascinating to watch this songwriter blossom into the best version of herself.  Bathed in a shoegaze reverb, Bryony's vocals ride the song like the… Continue reading Bryony Williams – Little Tree (Review)

2019 Singles

Sam Valdez – Turn (Review)

  Los Angeles singer songwriter Sam Valdez is back with the most vibrant track I’ve heard in a while. Featuring ethereal vocals and a glistening charm, “Turn” resonates perfectly within the indie shoegaze category. With hints of Americana in Sam’s vocals, the new release holds a stunning atmosphere over our heads.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWsSqMKhhgI Deep and meaningful… Continue reading Sam Valdez – Turn (Review)

2019 Singles

SUNGLO – Elevator Belle (Review)

It’s like Sonic Youth had a love child with the Pixies and created SUNGLO. Manchester based quartet are back with the infectious “Elevator Belle.” 2018 saw the release of their debut single “I Don’t Mind”, which took Manchester by storm with Sunglo’s defying “happy filth” sound, which is probably the best way to describe them… Continue reading SUNGLO – Elevator Belle (Review)

2019 Singles

Bryony Williams – Silhouette (Review)

First release since her Conscious EP, Bryony Williams is back with what may be her most ambitious track yet. ‘Silhouette’ has had support from Tom Robinson on Radio 6 and well deserved too. Bathed in dream pop, the new single is out today. Bringing you up to speed, Bryony is a young singer songwriter from… Continue reading Bryony Williams – Silhouette (Review)

2018 EPs/Albums

She Makes War – Brace for Impact (Review)

Finally getting round to sitting down and reviewing this really great album. For people who don’t know, Bristol based, Laura Kidd has her own solo project called She Makes War. Think delicate, angelic vocals over powerful, melancholy grunge ballads, pretty cool huh? She Makes War is FIERCE. With already 3 albums and 2 EPS under… Continue reading She Makes War – Brace for Impact (Review)

2018 EPs/Albums

Our Girl – Stranger Today (Review)

  I've been waiting for Brighton based Our Girl's debut album ever since I first heard of them back in November when I saw them support Marika Hackman. They blew me away from the first song they played. For a trio, they have such a big sound and Stranger Today just confirms that. I find it really interesting that this album features 6… Continue reading Our Girl – Stranger Today (Review)

2017 Albums

Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life (Review)

I've been a huge Wolf Alice fan from the start. When they released their debut album "My Love is Cool" back in the summer of 2015, there was hope for music again. With songs like "Fluffy," Wolf Alice bring grunge, shoe-gaze and indie influences into their music. There's seriously nothing stopping them from becoming the next "big… Continue reading Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life (Review)