Cosmic Strip – ‘Heavenly’

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Cosmic Strip is a London-based outfit revolving around frontwoman Camella Agabalyan, who, with her her ‘cosmic friends’ – Alice (guitar), Jack (bass), Omar (drums), and Jay (synth) – carefully weave a sound self-described as “music to move the stars”.

Following an eight-month gap from darkly alluring previous single ‘Echo Chamber’, Cosmic Strip have returned with ‘Heavenly'; a heady brew of beautifully hewn shoegaze with flourish of psych. ‘Heavenly’ is a beautiful return, all about mood and atmosphere, it thrives within the layers upon layers of shimmering guitars and spacey atmospherics. From this cloud of melodic mist, humming bass and reverb ascend to new levels of sound as dreamy guitars wrap around each note and Agabalyan’s sweeping honeyed tones float atop as ‘Heavenly’ rushes past in an intoxicating haze, as it pushes higher and higher.

A lush, addictive and colourful single, you can check it out below.

WILD WILD WETS – ‘May Games’

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San Diego foursome WILD WILD WETS – Mike Turi (Vocals / Synth), Taejon Romanik (Guitar), Yegor Mackey (Bass) & Marco Piro (Drums) – are predominantly preoccupied with fuzzed-up distortion fuelled, ’60s inspired garage/psych rock-outs; as their debut Prisom will attest to.

Amid the storm of rock & roll distortion and fuzz, a melting pot of sounds, including touches of surf, post-punk, kraut & grunge, are threaded together to create their own vital force. ‘May Games’ is the latest single lifted from the record and it is one of its finest and most memorable moments. Drawing heavily from a palatable Echo and the Bunnymen influence, it whisks up a swirl of ethereal tones, fuzz, reverberation and all things psychedelic. Mesmerising and intoxicating in equal measure, ‘May Games’ burns bright, spurred on with shimmering surge of ’80s, Bunnymen-esque guitar work, joined by some ’90s shoegaze and indie guitar jangle, and wrapped up nicely in a light, fuzzy haze of mild psychedelia.

Check out the superb ‘May Games’ below and while you’re here, why not check out the San Diego foursome’s debut Prisom over here.

Galants – ‘In Vein’

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Dublin shoegaze foursome, Galants marked their return with the release of new single ‘In Vain’, last month.

The track, out via Zen Ten Records, is the first to be taken from forthcoming EP ‘Follow’, set for release in the Autumn. Sonically speaking, it’s the distillation of parts The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Chameleons and Ride; a pretty tasty concoction if there ever was one. ‘In Vain’ whooshes by in a sea of hazy, mild distortion. Ethereal guitars soar, basslines snap and beats pulsate as lush melodies swell all around adding another layer of sweetness and warmth, accentuated by Kennedy‘s tender, reverb laden vocals. An elegant five-minute exploration of bright and shimmering worlds of ‘90s indie rock, shoegaze and dream pop filled with blissful sunshine, youthful yearning and glistening guitar lines.

Listen to ‘In Vein’ below:

Silver Liz – ‘Hazy Daisy’

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Silver Liz are Chicago-based husband-wife duo of Carrie and Matt Wagner who delight, excite and enthral with their shoegaze-meets-dream-pop sound.

We were introduced to their dreamy allure with single ‘Him’ a few months back. The pair are back with another gem ‘Hazy Daisy’, the latest single lifted from their recently released, tantalising debut LP. The single is a sonic symphony of blissed-out – yet simultaneously piercing – all enveloping spacey and shoegazey atmospherics and dreamy soundscapes. Amid the squall of noise, Carrie Wagner’s honeyed cooing is majestic and blissful, striding beautifully upon an undulating sea of fuzz, distortion and whirring guitars, off-kilter twang, and crashing percussion; percussion that comes at you like waves smashing on coastal rocks. Silver Liz have an innate ability, it would seem, to eek out a sweet spot between beauty and unrelenting noise – with style, swish and sheer volume.

For now you can check out ‘Hazy Daisy’ below & if that is to your liking, why not check out their debut LP, I Can Feel The Weight? – listen to it here.

Introducing: Permahorn

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Permahorn are a Scottish-Serbian duo – Saint Pauly (guitar, vocals, percussion, knobs) and Jexy Pesic (bass, vocals, drums, switches) – who now reside in London.

Together, the pair deliver a beautiful, raw yet reflective and intense experimental indie sound with brooding, heartfelt songs – think somewhere between Beta Band, Pictish Trail or Arab Strab.

Debut album My Blood Carries My Dreams Away is due for release in December and ahead of which, Permahorn have shared the record’s title-track. ‘My Blood Carries My Dreams Away’ is one to get lost in. A dense, intriguing offering, opening with an unusual sort of warped, swaying where churning backward loops swirl and other distorted sounds are accented beautifully by gentle lilting vocals; it is all consuming and imbued with sense of longing and melancholy. A simply stunning introduction to Permahorn’s irresistible sound which all bodes well for the forthcoming debut record.

My Blood Carries My Dreams Away is due for release on 1st December 2017 via Shimmy-500.

Tune into ‘My Blood Carries My Dreams Away’ now.