Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Silence, It’s Golden’

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Bloodhounds On My Trail have delivered their debut EP ‘Escape‘, with a launch show planned for October 24 at Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne. The four piece emerged from the local shoegaze scene earlier this year, playing their first gig in February before early demos of ‘She’s In My Plans’ and ‘Keep On Calling’ were released. ‘Escape’ was recently tracked at Birdland Studios with engineer Matt Hosking, take a listen to the closing song ‘Silence, It’s Golden’ below. These guys like their reverb, sounds like they’re playing in the next room! It’s a promising start and a welcome addition to an impressive list of Melbourne gazers that includes Lowtide, Luna Ghost, White Walls, Flyying Colours, Lunaire, Miniatures and Sunbeam Sound Machine.

 
Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Silence, It’s Golden’

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Nothing – ‘July The Fourth’

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As you may have heard, Philly’s Nothing premiered their latest tune ‘July The Fourth’ via Vogue last week. It’s a straight ahead alt rocker, that doesn’t mess about. The song will be released on a split 12inch with Whirr, bundled with a full length documentary DVD of both band’s in the studio, pick it up via Run For Cover Records from November 17 (pre-sale).

 
Nothing – ‘July The Fourth’

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Wish – ‘All The Time’

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Toronto’s Wish have posted a colourful new video for ‘All The Time’, taken from their recently released debut album (available via Hand Drawn Dracula). It’s a jangly pysch popper with loads of charm! I particularly like the pretty descending melody that takes over in the chorus, it works great with the lo-fi processed vocals (mildly Strokes-ish). Wish are helmed by Kyle Connolly (of Milk Lines, Breeze and Beliefs) together with drummer Peter Gosling (Decades, Lobby), bassist Emily Bitze (Milk Lines) and guitarist Josh Korody (also of the shoegaze outfit Beliefs and Breeze). One big happy family!

 
Wish – ‘All The Time’

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The Virgance – ‘Propulsion Lab Pt I’

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The Virgance is streaming another collection of experimental shoegaze tunes called ‘Hiko Shrine’, perfect for fans of noisy instrumental music! It’s the work of English solo recording artist Nathan Smith (formerly of the band Ripley & ambient trio Loveless). Nathan released his debut  LP ‘Lost Continent’ earlier this year (download). Take a listen to the ‘Hiko Shrine’ album opener below or hit up Soundcloud for more.

 
The Virgance – ‘Propulsion Lab Pt I’

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Gnoomes – ‘Roadhouse’ (Live)

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Russian newcomers Gnoomes released a very impressive EP in July called ‘It’s Moonbow-time, Boy‘. You may recall me gushing over the song ‘Popol Vuh‘? This week the foursome returned with a live video of a fresh tune called ‘Roadhouse’ – take a peek below. It’s a progressive psych stunner running close to ten minutes! In other news, fellow Russian band Pinkshinyultrablast will be releasing their single ‘Umi’ via Club AC30 on November 10. It’s definitely one of the best dream pop songs of 2014 (listen), so it made my day to hear that their debut LP will arrive in January! *does a jig*

 
Gnoomes – ‘Roadhouse’ (Live)

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