There are some bands that you should just never try to cover. Cocteau Twins is one such band and tackling Cherry Coloured Funk seems like a dangerous move for an up and coming band. That said, Arctic Lake hit a home run with this beautiful rendition
Great news for Slowdive fans. Singer Rachel Goswell has teamed up with her husband, Steve Clarke, to form a new band called The Soft Cavalry
Sigur Rós has 2 new releases available for record store day, 22° Lunar Halo and Variations On Darkness
April 13th is the much anticipated Record Store Day. To celebrate this, Sigur Rós has announced two exclusive vinyl albums that they will be releasing.
Welcome to the debut episode of Shoegaze Sunday featuring host Brenna Cavanaugh. Brenna will update us weekly in this video cast with her thoughts on the latest new releases in shoegaze and dreampop.
First the good news, the Icelandic band Sigur Rós are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Ágætis Byrjun. The anniversary edition of the album is being released in various formats including a limited edition deluxe box set, a cd expanded edition, an LP Edition, and a deluxe digital edition. The limited edition boxset…
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Dreampop. This features a few familiar names such as Dido, Richard Ashcroft and Moby along with a Robin Guthrie remix of Hatchie which will remind you of the days of Cocteau Twins.
In 2018, Australian singer Hatchie (Harriette Pitbeam) gained a lot of attention with her Cocteau Twins sounding medley of dream pop and shoegaze. In fact, her debut EP Sugar & Spice even featured a remix of the track Sure by none other then Robin Guthrie. Hatchie is back with a new single called Without A Blush.
Past Forward celebrates how modern music is influenced by classic songs and performances from the past. This month celebrates the current music of the indie rock band The Boxer Rebellion. Known for a style similar to The Editors or White Lies, the band took a more ethereal approach to their single Here I Am off last years Ghost Alive album.
One of the worlds biggest mysteries seems to be, when will Chromatics finally release another album. While we don’t have answers, we can share this lovely new single from the Italians Do It Better label darlings. This song features the Chromatics sound that we have all come to love and hopefully it’s a good sign…
Pure Phase Ensemble 4 is amazing. This project oozes with enough jangle and harmony to keep every listener within the fringes of Shoegaze and Dreampop happy, and there’s enough credit to make it a draw to those who enjoy that style of music, even without ever hearing a sample of the project. Mark Gardener from Ride, Ray Dickaty, an ex member of Spiritualized, and Karol Schwarz (KSAS), who manages Poland’s Nasiono Records front this version of the ever evolving Pure Phase Ensemble project, that pulls acts from various stellar indie bands with each new incarnation.
A very low-fi jangle of Post Punk guitars gives way to a fuller, dreamier song about 12 seconds in. However, the magic really happens when the ethereal vocals of Rebekkah Castellanos wash over the track. As things evolve, Cocteau Twins are the first band that comes to mind.
For those of you eagerly awaiting a new Slowdive record, this release may just tide you over! Pure Phase Ensemble is a collective of musicians including Ride frontman Mark Gardener (how refreshing to not have to say FORMER), Raymond Dickaty (a member of Spiritualized from 1997-2002), Jacek Rezner (Wilga), Kamil Hordyniec (Wilga), Michał Pydo (Hatifnats), Michał ‘Kostek’ Stolc (Cisza nocna) and Karol Schwarz (KSAS).