The Veldt – ‘Sanctified’

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With the recent reemergence of A.R. Kane, it was timely to hear that The Veldt have returned to our eardrums! The 90s vets were brave enough to combine elements of soul and r&b with ambient shoegaze. ‘Sanctified’ continues that journey, it’s the first public song from the group’s forthcoming EP ‘The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation’ (out digitally on March 18 / or pre-order the limited run vinyl via the UK’s Leonard Skully Records). There’s also a tour of the USA and Canada planned, hit up Facebook for further details.

 
The Veldt – ‘Sanctified’

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Fait – ‘Chasing Youth’ [Video]

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Elise Higgins (aka Fait) has enlisted the help of Matsu to shoot her latest video ‘Chasing Youth’. The stunning clip features Elise’s very own “nieces & nephew”. Since delivering her last single ‘Solace’, the Perth native has signed to Inertia, relocated to Sydney, played a spot at Laneway Fest and now finds herself in London, hard at work on her next EP. Not to mention the 1 million Spotify plays she’s accumulated since 2014’s ‘Atmosphere’! The new EP can’t come quicker.

 
Fait – ‘Chasing Youth’ [Video]

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Nothing – ‘Vertigo Flowers’

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‘Vertigo Flowers’ is our first listen to Nothing‘s forthcoming album ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ (out May 13 via Relapse Records). It’s a catchy rocker built to please, and indeed it does! The vocals are more upbeat, less breathy, with a more positive tone than ‘Guilty Of Everything’. It will be interesting to hear whether the Philly foursome shake off the ‘shoegaze’ tag on this album. Perhaps so. Pre-orders (in pretty much any format you can think of!) are available right here. To accompany the album, there’s also a six-part “making of” documentary series on the way, the trailer is below. If that’s not enough, Upset Magazine recently posted a live clip of ‘Vertigo Flowers’ and ‘Eaten By Worms’ (check that out here).

 
Nothing – ‘Vertigo Flowers’

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Minor Victories – ‘A Hundred Ropes’

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We knew it was coming but we didn’t know when… now we do! Minor Victories debut self-titled album will be in our hands on June 3 via Fat Possum. The supergroup features Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Justin Lockey (Editors) and James Lockey (Hand Held Cine Club). There’s also a few guests involved including The Twilight Sad’s James Graham. ‘A Hundred Ropes’ is our first taste (since Minor Victories posted the teaser ‘Film One’ last year). I expect it will be a very diverse record, but first impressions are positive (pre-order here).

 
Minor Victories – ‘A Hundred Ropes’

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Hazing – ‘Joy Void’

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Introducing Hazing, a vocalist and producer from Holland (via Dublin). The 25-year-old has shared two songs ‘Nervous Signals’ and ‘What Youth’ from his forthcoming EP ‘Joy Void’ (out March 4 via Happy Valley Records). Hazing produces a lo-fi bedroom pop with plenty of reverb, and a little 80s synth pop thrown in. Lovely work!

 
Hazing – ‘Nervous Signals / What Youth’ [from ‘Joy Void’ EP]

Visit Hazing @ Happy Valley Records.

She Bit Her Lip – ‘Voolav Viirastus’ [Video]

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She Bit Her Lip‘s latest full length ‘Viiv’ is one of the strongest dream pop records of last year, and perhaps one of the most underrated. The five piece recently shot a new video for ‘Voolav Virrastus’ which shows the “South-Estonian sunny scenery, but in degrees of up to -20C!”. Pick up ‘Viiv’ here (via Seksound).

 
She Bit Her Lip – ‘Voolav Viirastus’ [Video]

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