White Caves – ‘Dig’

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More superb music out of Melbourne – I’m not sure what drugs they’re taking down south but I want in! ‘Dig’ is taken from White Caves forthcoming 7inch (order here for a May 7 release), or download a digital copy now, as mixed by Scott Horscroft (Silverchair, The Presets). White Caves is the work of Darren Cordeux, who began writing songs for the project in 2012 “as a way of coping with his recurring insomnia”. Inspired by Spiritualized, Ride and My Bloody Valentine, Darren has crafted rock anthems with BIG choruses and a classic flavour. Sydney locals can catch the launch at Brighton Up Bar on April 16 (details). If you’re hungry for more, take a listen to the self-titled EP from last October. Highly recommended.

 
White Caves – ‘Dig’

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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – ‘Sealed Scene’

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After six weeks touring Europe, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete take their live show to the UK this week (see dates) on the back of their record ‘Chambers‘ (out now via Sonic Cathedral). The Mexican psych duo have also released their latest single ‘Sealed Scene’ with much praise from NME, BBC 6 Music, Drowned In Sound and Q. The 405 recently premiered the video which you can check out below…

 
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – ‘Sealed Scene’

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HYLA – ‘Sides’

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Introducing Perth rockers Hyla, founded by friends Alex Board (Vocals/ Guitar) and Rob Stephens (Bass) with the addition of Drummer Ethan Darnell and Michael Antonas (Guitar). Together they draw from a pool of garage rock and shoegaze influences including The Jesus And Mary Chain, MBV and Thee Oh Sees. The debut double a-side ‘Sides/Remedy’ is available now and two EP’s are just around the corner. Fellow Western Australian Fait has also enlisted Hyla members for live shows following the release of her EP ‘Atmosphere’ next month.

 
HYLA – ‘Sides’

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Curelight Wounds – ‘Ride’

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Brooklyn noise maker Steve Schwadron (otherwise known as Curelight Wounds) returns with his third EP ‘Silver Sand’ on April 22. Late last week the title track was posted on Soundcloud and today we have a sneak peek at the song ‘Ride’. The four song collection is an onslaught, with wall of sound noise rock, shoegaze whammy chaos and post punk vocals to clean out your eardrums! Check out more here.

 
Curelight Wounds – ‘Ride’

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Spökraket – ‘Distant Light’

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Monstrous space rock out of Denmark, courtesy of Spökraket! The trio (which expands to a five piece for live shows) delivered their full length ‘Darling Adharma‘ last September, a mix of experimental psych and ominous drones. For their follow up Spökraket have joined forces with Aarhus label Raum Eins Records. On April 11 the band release a limited 7inch featuring ‘Distant Light’ and ‘Sedated Fun’ (pre-order).

 
Spökraket – ‘Distant Light’

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Elsa – ‘I Do’

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Toronto dream pop band Elsa released their debut EP ‘I Do’ via One Big Silence last October. If you’re yet to hear the beautiful tune ‘In Two’, I recommend checking out the video below. The label is helmed by Mike Haliechuk (guitarist of Fucked Up) and is also home to Austra, Diamond Rings and Myths. Elsa began as the bedroom recording project of guitarist Jonathan Rogers in 2011 before growing into a live band with Angie Wong (drums), Matthew Goldman (guitar) and Jesse Mirsky (bass). There’s no word on a follow up but apparently an album’s worth of material has already been recorded. In the meantime the four piece have kept busy playing shows with some big names including Weekend, Crystal Stilts, Mac DeMarco, Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500) and Beliefs.

 
Elsa – ‘I Do’

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Dead Horse One – ‘Without Love We Perish’

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Electrophone have previewed Dead Horse One‘s debut album ‘Without Love We Perish’ (out April 14 via A Quick One Records). The French quintet formed in 2011 and released their first EP ‘Heavenly Choir Of Jet Engines‘ the following year. Inspired by Ride, The Telescopes and Swervedriver, it’s fitting that Ride‘s Mark Gardener jumped on board to produce the record. Lead single ‘I Love My Man’ is an example of the rock n’ roll swagger you should expect. It’s predominantly a psych rock experience, combined with loveable slacker rock balladry. I had a chance to preview early cuts of the album many months ago, it’s clear that a lot of work has gone into putting this record together and it’s paid off. For fans of The Black Angels, Sleepy Sun and Brian Jonestown Massacre.

 
Dead Horse One – ‘Without Love We Perish’ [Stream]

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Luna Ghost – ‘Future End’

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The psych, noise rock and shoegaze melting pot of Melbourne has spat forth another high voltage contender – Luna Ghost! The four piece have released their self titled EP (download here) featuring lead track ‘The Sea’. Since unveiling the single in November, Luna Ghost have gigged with The Citradels, Flyying Colours, The Grand Rapids, Hideous Towns, Lunaire and Miniatures. Plus Happy have given them a big wrap! If you need some more convincing, get your head around the apocalyptic guitar tones of ‘Future End’.

 
Luna Ghost – ‘Future End’

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Iris – ‘Fix Me’

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Toronto shoegazers Iris are getting set to deliver their new EP following the ‘Blossom‘ release last year. The four piece haven’t been at it for long but by the strength of ‘Fix Me’ it could be something special. Sporting guy/girl vocals, crunchy production and big melodies – what’s not to like!?

 
Iris – ‘Fix Me’

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Daydream Machine – ‘And I Love Her’

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Portland psych rockers Daydream Machine have returned from an extensive tour, playing shows with the likes of The Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Wax Idols and more. The five piece have since delivered their debut LP ‘Twin Idols’ (via Picture In My Ear). There’s a lot of combined talent on this recording, with members from a heap of bands including The Upsidedown, Music For Headphones, The Great Northwest and Hawkeye. Plus Peter Holmstrom (of the Dandy Warhols) and Collin Hegna (of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Federale) have made guest contributions. Take a listen to the epic album cut ‘And I Love Her’, in all its drugged out glory!

 
Daydream Machine – ‘And I Love Her’

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