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Collapse – ‘Rip’


Introducing Collapse, a Japanese shoegaze band with a cutting debut EP (available now). ‘Rip’ hits like an angry swarm of bees, interspersed with catchy, sugary vocals! The foursome are hitting up Kyoto Shoegazer / Noisy Pop next month, and are also part of the limited compilation ‘Muso Asia’ with Looprider, Thud, Oeil, TuT and Yukino Chaos.

Collapse – ‘Rip’

Visit Collapse @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Airiel – ‘Cloudburst’


Airiel return in shimmering fashion with the dreamy jangle popper ‘Cloudburst’! The all-new single is backed by a Navigateur remix (as premiered by KCRW last week). The Chicago-based shoegazers have also announced that their long, long, long awaited new full length (called ‘Molten Young Lovers’) is on the way! It follows 2012’s ‘Kid Games’ EP and their 2007 LP ‘The Battle of Sealand’. There’s no release date on the album as yet but you can download the single now from Shelflife Records. Enjoy!

Airiel – ‘Cloudburst’

Visit Airiel @ Web @ Shelflife Records @ Facebook.

Plastic Flowers – ‘Mary (Del)’


The Native Sound (one of our much loved New York labels) has dished up two brilliant singles; Miserable’s ‘Violet’ and Plastic Flowers’ ‘Mary (Del)’. The latter is led by multi-instrumentalist George Samaras who creates beautiful soundscapes and delicate dream pop that’s been praised by the BBC. ‘Mary (Del)’ is taken from Plastic Flowers new record ‘Heavenly’ (out April 22). Meanwhile San Francisco’s Miserable (aka Kristina Esfandiari) is back with ‘Violet’ (this follows the lead tune ‘Oven’ that went public a few weeks back). I think its safe to say that Kristina has really hit her stride, her debut LP ‘Uncontrollable’ is sounding special, it’s available from April 29.

Plastic Flowers – ‘Mary (Del)’

Miserable – ‘Violet’

Visit Miserable / Plastic Flowers @ Native Sound.

Telstar Sound Drone – ‘Dark Kashmir’


Apocalyptic noise, psych and drone converge on ‘Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles’ – the new record by Telstar Sound Drone (out March 18 via Bad Afro). ‘Dark Kashmir’ is the latest public track, a trippy and progressive song that gathers barbs as it burns toward the six-minute mark, it follows the equally explosive ‘Drugs Help’.

Telstar Sound Drone – ‘Dark Kashmir’

Telstar Sound Drone – ‘Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles’ [*UPDATED ALBUM STREAM*]

Visit Telstar Sound Drone @ Bad Afro @ Facebook.

Rayning – ‘See You Soon’


Gerald McKay is back with another offering under his solo moniker Rayning. ‘See You Soon’ is a fresh five track EP with minimal vocals and loads of ambient dream pop. The Detroit artist has delivered four releases in as many years, last impressing with his self-titled 2014 EP (pick them up here).

Rayning – ‘See You Soon’ [EP Stream]

Visit Rayning @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.