Kigo – ‘Lust Lost’


Kigo has dropped a fresh single called ‘Lust Lost‘ (just in time for Roogaze 2015)! For his latest effort, the Brisbane artist (Dwayne Pearce) adds some synthesizers to mix up his gazey sound. It’s his third single since ‘Close (Enough To Kiss)’, and is set for release on a forthcoming EP or LP (release date and details are to be confirmed).

Kigo – ‘Lust Lost’

Visit Kigo @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Roogaze 2015


Melbourne lovers of noise and reverb will be converging on The Tote this Saturday (May 9) for Roogaze 2015! Gabe (of Lowtide) has assembled some of Australia’s finest shoegaze music makers for the event, including Miniatures, Kigo, Blush Response, Day Ravies, Hideous Towns, Luna Ghost and more. *wipes proud tear from eye* To get you in the mood, there’s a Roogaze playlist below and fresh videos from Blush Response and Hideous Towns! Hit up Facebook for all the details, checkout DKFM’s interview and grab tickets here! Amen.

Roogaze 2015* set times…

12:00 Day Ravies (SYD)
11:15 Contrast
10:30 Bloodhounds On My Trail
9:45 Miners (SYD)
9:00 Miniatures
8:15 Blush Response (ADEL)
7:30 Lowtide
6:45 kigo (BRIS)
6:00 Luna Ghost
5:15 Hideous Towns

*might be bigger than Woodstock.

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Flyying Colours – ‘Running Late’ [Video]


British fans can catch Flyying Colours on tour this week with Pinkshinyultrablast! The quartet are set to deliver their new EP ‘Roygbiv’ next week via Club AC30 (UK) / Shelflife Records (USA). Take a peek at the newly released video for ‘Running Late’ below.

Flyying Colours – ‘Running Late’ [Video]

Flyying Colours – UK / EU Tour – May 2015
06 May – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach with Pinkshinyultrablast
07 May – BIRMINGHAM – The Temple with Pinkshinyultrablast
08 May – NOTTINGHAM – Lofthouse with Pinkshinyultrablast
09 May – LEICESTER – Scholar Bar with Pinkshinyultrablast
11 May – LONDON – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen with Pinkshinyultrablast
13 May – RAMSGATE – Music Hall with Pinkshinyultrablast
15 May – BRIGHTON – The Great Escape Festival – The Hope
22 May – PRAGUE – 007 Venue
23 May – HAMBURG – Molotiv

Visit Flyying Colours @ Club AC30 @ Shelflife Records @ Facebook.

Transmission Break


Sounds Better has been on an unscheduled break for the past week (or two) due to the early arrival of a baby girl. She’s all kinds of awesome! And while all’s well in the land of projectile turds, there’s loads to catch up on. During the break there was also a technical malfunction – the website got too large and was almost removed (due to hosting restrictions). To remedy this, 20,000+ spam comments (along with thousands of legit comments) were removed. This was regrettable, and apologies to those who contributed and got snuffed out!

On a different (and more pressing) note, is the ongoing Earthquake crisis in Nepal. After spending time there in 2013, it’s heartbreaking to hear of their loss. I’ve been in contact with a Nepali friend this week, his family is one of thousands now living in a tent without any basic needs. If you are in a position to help, please donate through the Red Cross (or your chosen charity). Thanks!

Tamaryn – ‘Hands All Over Me’


Tamaryn is back and sounding… totally different! ‘Hands All Over Me’ is the lead single from their forthcoming full length ‘Cranekiss’ (out August 28 via Mexican Summer). The New Zealand native has assembled a new line-up for live shows and is sporting an 80s synth pop sound on the single. It’s caused a stir online. After all, it’s a big departure but apparently it’s not representative of the album. I guess we’ll find out in August, but given the brilliance of ‘The Waves’ and ‘Tender New Signs’, I’m full of faith it’ll be a marvelous record.

Tamaryn – ‘Hands All Over Me’

Visit Tamaryn @ Mexican Summer @ Facebook.

Fever Dream – ‘Moyamoya’


Fever Dream‘s debut LP ‘Moyamoya’ is out now via Club AC30. The London-based act serve up fuzz filled rockers, and frenetic noise pop with a post-punk edge (stream via Beat). The lead singles ‘Serotonin Hit’ and ‘Nightcrawling’ are loads of fun, with bold choruses, poppy vocals and wall of sound distortion. The trio (drummer Cat Loye, bassist Sarah Lippett and guitarist/vocalist Adey Fleet) have been making music together since 2010, releasing an EP in 2012 before writing their full length.

‘Moyamoya’ doesn’t settle for any one genre. Sure it’s a rock record, but it doesn’t attempt to fit in. This is not a purist experience, which is a positive because it doesn’t stick to a formula. There’s shades of noise pop/shoegaze in ‘Sleep TV’ and ‘Serotonin Hit’, a punk rock pace in ‘Flux’ and ‘Watch You Sleep’. But a catchy indie rock feel prevails, such as ‘They Live’, ‘Dance Forever’ and ‘Vapours’. The album sounds like it was written for the stage. ‘Moyamoya’ doesn’t rely on studio trickery or high gloss, it’s a band rockin’ out in a room. Simple, no fuss, rock n’ roll.

The two singles are definite highlights, the remaining album cuts are a little less tightly composed but could be compared to The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Yuck or early Crocodiles. In truth, the midsection laboured a little for me before ‘Sleep TV’ swept in. It’s a fantastic rocker with a natural feel, and a killer ending. ‘Flux’ and ‘Vapours’ round out the ten track album with relentless fashion, both songs are strong entries. Fever Dream find their feet on ‘Moyamoya’, and I imagine it will sound amazing on tour. A solid debut effort.

Visit Fever Dream online @ Club AC30 @ Facebook.

Fever Dream - 'Moyamoya'
  • High energy, fun noise pop
  • Diverse collection of styles
  • A solid debut
  • Mid section loses steam
3.7Overall Score
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