Sounds of Sputnik Feat. Ummagma – ‘Light Scheme’

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Sounds of Sputnik‘s debut album ‘New Born’ was released this week, featuring the talents of dream pop duo Ummagma. Take a peek at the new video for ‘Light Scheme’ below. The Moscow-based artist (Roma Kalitkin) blends his love for post rock and shoegaze with a bunch of remixes thrown in too! A number of notable guests have contributed, including drummer Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/ Brian Jonestown Massacre), producers Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn, Lords of Acid) and Marc Joy (Primal Scream, Oasis) plus many more! It’s very much an international affair, a melding of creative minds from Ukraine and Russia (during a time of social upheaval). Roma’s twenty plus years of playing with various post punk and shoegaze acts has paid off – pick up ‘New Born’ via Ear To Ear Records.

 
Sounds of Sputnik Feat. Ummagma – ‘Light Scheme’

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Eternal Summers – ‘Window’

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New Eternal Summers!? Well, not quite. But unless you bought the ‘Gouge’ single you’ve probably not heard this amazing b-side! It’s an indication of how many great songs did make the cut for their third album ‘The Drop Beneath’ (out now via Kanine Records). The Roanoke trio are in the middle of an extensive tour of the USA and Canada (see dates).

 
Eternal Summers – ‘Window’

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Old Amica – ‘Joni’

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Old Amica have spent Spring recording a new EP called ‘Drone & Hum’ (available from September 5). The Swedish duo grabbed a microphone and every instrument they could find, recording seven tracks of instrumental music for the release. It’s the first time the pair have recorded together in the same room (as they’re usually located on separate sides of the country). I’ve had the pleasure of previewing the EP and it’s a very special collection! ‘Joni’ is our first listen, with a video produced by Jonas Börjesson. To date, Old Amica have released three full lengths and an EP, click here to discover more.

 
Old Amica – ‘Joni’

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Blush Response – ‘Without You’

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Blush Response delivered a brilliant EP earlier in the year called ‘Telltale‘. This week the Adelaide-based solo artist (Alister Douglas) returned with a follow up, the ‘Dead Air’ EP. Opener ‘Without You’ proves that it wasn’t a one off, it’s a stellar shoegaze tune, well worth your four minutes! In fact, there’s no filler on the four track release. ‘This City Will Eat Itself’ pairs a catchy twee melody with droning guitars, ‘Satellite’ hits you with wall of sound guitars and the title track combines the two approaches. Check out the stream below or head to Bandcamp to download.

 
Blush Response – ‘Without You’

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