Hideous Towns – ‘Devolution’

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Melbourne’s Hideous Towns have cut their teeth playing shows alongside Lowtide, Hollow Everdaze and The Ocean Party. Now the foursome are ready to deliver their debut self-titled EP. The first public tune is ‘Devolution‘ and it’s a gem! An effortless blend of new wave, post punk and dream pop with a casual melody that sinks in deep. Locals can catch the launch show on November 22 at Boney with Contrast, Zig Zag and Bad Family (details here).

 
Hideous Towns – ‘Devolution’

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Venera 4 – ‘Black Paws’

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Venera 4 are back with a new single and video called ‘Black Paws’. The Paris-based shoegazers will release it via Requiem Pour Un Twister (date to be announced). It follows the band’s appearance on the ‘Songs From Nothing #2′ compilation (as below) and arrives almost a year after their much loved ‘Deaf Hearts‘ EP. ‘Black Paws’ is a brooding rocker with multi-layered everything! Let’s hope a full length is just around the corner. *crosses fingers*
 
Venera 4 – ‘Black Paws’

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Princess – ‘Molly’

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Amazing single from Dublin dream popper’s Princess. ‘Molly’ is available now, with a fresh video to match! The spacey artwork is a perfect fit for this slow motion tune. It’s an epic listen that drifts into a guitar solo and eventually wanders back. Check out previous singles and an EP from Princess here.

 
Princess – ‘Molly’

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Spectres – ‘Sea Of Trees’

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Exciting news from Spectres, the noise rocking foursome will team up with Sonic Cathedral to release their debut LP next year! The first song ‘Sea Of Trees’ has arrived with visuals by Sophie Hoyle. It lulls you into a nice melodic space, then drenches you in experimental noise. The Bristol band are never shy to push the boundaries, making sport of rough edges and invasive distortion! Having jumped on the Spectres bandwagon with 2013′s ‘Hunger‘ EP, I’ve got no doubt the LP will be an engaging and challenging listen.

 
Spectres – ‘Sea Of Trees’

Upcoming Spectres Shows

October 25 – Simple Things Festival, Bristol
November 10 – NME New Breed Tour, The Louisiana, Bristol
December 6 – Drill Festival, Brighton

Visit Spectres online @ Bandcamp @ Sonic Cathedral @ Facebook.

Cochlear Kill – ‘Insomni-Stations’

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I don’t think I’ve ever heard a shoegaze track with a vocoder before *scratches chin* *strains* … nope! Cochlear Kill‘s latest single ‘Insomni-Stations’ changes that, pick it up on digital or 7inch flexi single from November 7 (pre-sale). It’s the work of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Mot Bollox, who combines all sorts of sounds into a hazy concoction with loads of poppy hooks – explore more of Cochlear Kill here.

 
Cochlear Kill – ‘Insomni-Stations’

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Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Shirim’

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Melody’s Echo Chamber reveal ‘Shirim’, the first song from the forthcoming second album (expected early 2015). The French multi-instrumentalist (Melody Prochet) released her debut full length via Fat Possum, it became one of the most popular psych / dream pop releases of 2012. Somehow her latest manages to be poppier and more experimental at the same time! No word on whether Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker helped with production this time around. ‘Shirim’ is available now for download at iTunes (via Rayon Vert Records).

 
Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Shirim’

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