Lowtide – ‘Blue Movie’ [Video]

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On July 18 Lowtide release their debut full length through Lost And Lonesome! The lead single ‘Blue Movie‘ has been given the video treatment (as premiered by Who The Hell this week). But don’t let the title mislead you, there’s no X-rated action here! The Melbourne-based shoegaze outfit will officially launch the song tonight at the Worker’s Club (with Hideous Towns & The Ocean Party). Vinyl pre-orders right here.

 
Lowtide – ‘Blue Movie’ [Video]

Visit Lowtide @ Bandcamp @ Lost And Lonesome @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Kinoko Teikoku – ‘Whirlpool’

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Here’s a lovely shoegaze tune from Japan’s Kinoko Teikoku (which translates to English as ‘Mushroom Empire’). ‘Whirlpool’ was originally released on the seven track EP ‘Uzuninaru’ through the UK Project in mid 2012 (also on iTunes). Since forming in 2007, the four piece have delivered a pair of EPs and last year’s impressive album ‘Eureka‘ (full stream).

 
Kinoko Teikoku – ‘Whirlpool’

Visit Kinoko Teikoku online @ UK Project @ Facebook.

Reighnbeau – ‘Hands’

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When I first came across Reighnbeau‘s music I was a little confused. His Soundcloud page includes some truly stunning downbeat dream pop but there’s also some left field remixes of Rihanna, Mariah Carey (and a brilliant Twin Peaks Bootleg). I thought it must be two different people. But no, this is the colourful world of Albuquerque’s Bryce Hample. Self described as “an alchemist of shoegaze, melancholy electronica and southern rap”. And also as a hybrid of trap music and shoegaze. I’m still confused, but what I do know is that the latest eight track release ‘Hands’ is very impressive.

‘Splinters’ was released previously (as a single) but also serves as the album opener. It features guests Shane Brown and Emma Crane (of Javelina). The combined guy/girl vocals are hushed and barely distinguishable. It’s otherworldly and really beautiful. Reighnbeau had me at ‘Splinters’. Another stand out is ‘Echo’, a slow burner with sunken vocals and a sluggish pace that’s feels like it wants to pull the listener through the floor. It’s also a good summary of what ‘Hands’ has to offer. While there’s vocals in the mix, it almost works like an instrumental piece. Cinematic and ambient throughout. If you’re looking for something a little different, this chilled out collection could be your answer. A quiet achiever in many respects. ‘Hands’ is available now at Bandcamp (via Bridgetown Records).

Visit Reighnbeau @ Bridgetown Records @ Soundcloud @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Reighnbeau - 'Hands'
Songwriting
Sound & Production
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PRO'S
  • A unique melding of genres
  • Beautiful songs & delivery
CON'S
  • May be too sleepy for some
3.8Overall Score
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