Nothing – ‘Endlessly’

NOTHING - 'GUILTY OF EVERYTHING'

It’s been a big week for Philly’s Nothing after the foursome premiered their latest track ‘Endlessly’ at Rolling Stone and stopped by Noisey for an interview in which Slowdive’s Neil Halstead was called a “f**king c**nt“. Ouch. I thought shoegazers were meant to be the shy, retiring types… afraid to leave the house? Apparently this is a new generation! Pretty hilarious that the resulting Twitter war made the gossip sheets, move over Kanye. Anyway, if anyone’s keen for a twitter war, I’m up for it (@betterreverb). Get your insults and PR teams ready. But beware, I know three swears and I’m not afraid to asterisk them!

 
Nothing – ‘Endlessly’

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Winter Drones – ‘Towns Alight’

WINTER DRONES - 'HEAVY EYES'

Still Corners and Hush Arbors guitarist Leon Dufficy returns with his solo project Winter Drones and the new single ‘Towns Alight‘ (as premiered @ Line Of Best Fit). The London-based artist delivered the Winter Drones debut LP ‘Blood In The Coffin‘ in 2011 and has re-assembled the same pair of musicians (Alannah Ashworth and Luke Jarvis) to record a follow up. Once again Dufficy indulges his love for fuzzy, shoegaze and psych inspired pop. ‘Heavy Eyes’ will be available from April 14 through Marshall Teller Records.

 
Winter Drones – ‘Towns Alight’

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Woman’s Hour – ‘I Need You’

WOMAN'S HOUR - 'HER GHOST'

This song is really, really, pretty. I could muster a more flowery description of Woman’s Hour than that, but once you hit play on ‘I Need You’ it’ll stop you like a stun gun. The British quartet unveiled it via The Fader this week, it’s the b-side to ‘Her Ghost‘ and is available now through Secretly Canadian (digital/vinyl).

 
Woman’s Hour – ‘I Need You’

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Curelight Wounds – ‘Gates’

CURELIGHT WOUNDS - 'CLEAREST VIEW'

Brooklyn’s Curelight Wounds enjoyed a big 2013 with the release of two EP’s ‘4‘ and ‘Clearest View‘ featuring the opener ‘Gates’. The solo project’s full frontal noise rock also made the list of Gimme Tinnitus‘ top tracks of 2013. More recently, Matthew Bedford and the team at Muso Planet (a Japanese-based magazine dedicated to post punk, noise, dream pop, shoegaze and the like) featured Curelight Wounds and the track ‘Square’ (free download here). 2014 is looking bright!

 
Curelight Wounds – ‘Gates’

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Black Hearted Brother – ‘Got Your Love’ (Edit)

BLACK HEARTED BROTHER - 'GOT YOUR LOVE' EP

Slowdive continue to announce more reunion dates, together with Neil Halstead’s side project Black Hearted Brother. The trio have kept busy, last month electronic wiz Mark Van Hoen gave us Children Of The Stones and now Black Hearted Brother have announced a new EP called ‘Got Your Love’ (which follows their 2012 debut album ‘Stars Are Our Home‘). The release will feature remixes of the previously released album cut ‘Got Your Love’ bundled with an all new song ‘Don’t Take The Weight’, pick it up from March 31 via Sonic Cathedral. The ‘electro-gaze’ tune is BHB at their most poppy, with Halstead’s vocals floating over an ocean of synths and saturated guitars.

 
Black Hearted Brother – ‘Got Your Love’ (Edit)

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Hand Habits – ‘Be Yr Man’

HAND HABITS - 'SMALL SHIFTS'

Hand Habits is predominantly the work of New York’s Meg Duffy, who is known for her textual guitar work and dreamy psych leanings. However the group perform as a five piece, most recently gigging with Widowspeak. Later this month the band is releasing a split album with Peg (the solo project of Avi Buffalo drummer Sheridan Riley). Both are available from Eschatone Records on February 25 including the beautiful tune ‘Be Yr Man’ from Hand Habits ‘Small Shifts‘ EP.

 
Hand Habits – ‘Be Yr Man’

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Savage Sister – ‘Wild Sleep’

SAVAGE SISTER - 'WILD SLEEP'

Savage Sister can’t be accused of going light on the reverb, if ‘Dreamfeathers’ is any example! There’s endless reflections throughout this track, with Chloe’s vocals occasionally peeking through the haze. The Chicago-based dream pop trio release their latest EP ‘Wild Sleep‘ this week featuring lead tune ‘Champagne Panthers‘. This time round Savage Sister explore new ground with meditative electronic tracks that combine drone, ambient and coldwave influences. Download or stream ‘Wild Sleep’ here.

 
Savage Sister – ‘Dreamfeathers’

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Wildhoney – ‘Seventeen’

WILDHONEY - 'SEVENTEEN FOREVER&'

Wildhoney return strong with the fresh song ‘Seventeen‘. The Baltimore shoegazers first impressed with ‘Like Me‘ taken from their debut EP, released last July (download). Their latest is a step above, with bold melodies and just the right amount of production sugar! Pick it up on Wildhoney’s forthcoming three song EP ‘Seventeen Forever‘ which is available from April 20 (vinyl through Photo Booth Records).

 
Wildhoney – ‘Seventeen’

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Trementina – ‘Hazy Youth’

TREMENTINA - 'BRILLIANT NOISE'

‘Hazy Youth’ starts with a bed of seasick guitars before kicking into fourth gear, it’s a melodic shoegazer with raw edged charm. Pick it up on Trementina‘s latest album ‘Brilliant Noise’ out now via Vinyl Junkie (Japan). The four piece hail from Valdivia in Southern Chile, and have crafted some loveable lo-fi tunes over the past twelve months, listen to more at Soundcloud. For more reading, check out the third edition of Muso Planet featuring Trementina, Skip Skip Ben Ben and Curelight Wounds.

 
Trementina – ‘Hazy Youth’

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VibraGun – ‘Send Me To Dream’

VIBRAGUN - 'VIBRAGUN'

VibraGun channel the fuzzy force of 80s and 90s rock royalty like Swervedriver, Catherine Wheel and Curve. Not surprisingly, there’s a mild English flavour to the Seattle-based outfit. After forming in 2011, the band spent eight months with producer Evan Foster to craft their self-titled debut record. Album opener ‘Send Me To Dream‘ is a heady rock anthem, with stadium ready riffs and the attitude to match! Stream or download the rest here.

 
VibraGun – ‘Send Me To Dream’

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