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Thud – ‘Prime Of Pride’ [PREMIERE]

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Thud‘s monster new single ‘Prime Of Pride’ has arrived and it’s a pleasure to present the first public stream! The Hong Kong shoegaze champs teamed up with Yuck’s Max Bloom (for mixing duties), and director Neo Yeung for the video. The clip is inspired by sea punk / vapour wave and it’s much like candy for the eyeballs! Thud’s debut singles ‘Lime’ and ‘Venture’ were praised by NME and Drowned In Sound, their latest is even more colourful. Thud have recently played live shows alongside Postiljonen, Braids, Caspian, The Bilinda Butchers, and picked up spots at the East Asia Shoegaze Fest in Shanghai and Rocking the Region in Singapore. It’s great to hear more chaotic noise coming from Asia.

Thud – ‘Prime Of Pride’ [PREMIERE]

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Turnip King – ‘Metonymy’ / ‘Carsong’

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Time to put Turnip King on your radar, I’ve been lucky enough to have a listen to their forthcoming debut album and it is brilliant! The lead single ‘Metonymy’ has been floating around for about a year now but the wait is almost over, the ‘Laika’ LP is out August 19 through Fire Talk. The New York four piece recently got picked up by NPR’s All Songs Considered and I’m sure it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

**UPDATE** The ‘Carsong’ video has just been posted (via NPR) – check that out below!

Turnip King – ‘Metonymy’

Visit Turnip King @ Bandcamp @ Fire Talk Records @ Facebook.

Flyying Colours – ‘It’s Tomorrow Now’

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Flyying Colours are back with ‘It’s Tomorrow Now’; an amazing band on an amazing label! The Melbourne-based shoegazers have already given us two EPs and are ready to unleash their debut album. ‘Mindfulness’ will be in our hands on September 23 via Club AC30. Since touring with Pinkshinyultrablast, Brian Jonestown Massacre and A Place To Bury Strangers last year, the band has changed up their line-up; adding Andy on drums and Mel on bass. ‘It’s Tomorrow Now’ is a relentless anthem with noise pop appeal and a rock god guitar solo! It’s a more dynamic sound than the ‘ROYGBIV’EP, and loads of fun from the get go.

Flyying Colours – ‘It’s Tomorrow Now’

Visit Flyying Colours @ Club AC30 @ Facebook.

Kindling – ‘Weightlessly’


Kindling have announced that their new album ‘Everywhere Else’ will be out August 12 via No Idea Records! It’s the follow up to last year’s four track EP ‘Galaxies’. The Massachusetts shoegaze act are sounding amazing on the lead single ‘Weightlessly’ (as premiered by Stereogum). The blistering rocker is offset by a wailing guitar line and Gretchen’s chilled vocal delivery. Kindling teamed up with veteran Justin Pizzoferrato for the album, known for his work with Dinosaur Jr, Pixies and Sonic Youth.

Kindling – ‘Weightlessly’

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DAODA – ‘Shields’


DAODA is a Philly solo project (by way of New York) that continues to drip feed impressive dream pop, case in point ‘Shields’. It’s a stalking tune that reminds me a little of The Cure; sitting unevenly between new wave and post punk. DAODA (pronounced “day oh duh”) has amassed a healthy Soundcloud following over the past few years due to his quality output. No word on an official long player as yet.

DAODA – ‘Shields’

Visit DAODA @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.