Tennis System – ‘Memories And Broken Dreams’

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On October 21 Tennis System will release their second album ‘Technicolour Blind’ via PaperCup Music! Our first listen is ‘Memories And Broken Dreams’ which shifts into pop/punk mode, a step away from their shoegaze origins. To be fair, that step was made some time ago – cemented by the impressive ‘Part Time Punks Session’ EP last November. The Los Angeles trio have perfected their high energy anthems on tour with Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Fresh And Onlys and Ringo Deathstarr.

 
Tennis System – ‘Memories And Broken Dreams’

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Rollerskate Skinny – ‘Shoulder Voices’

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Medical Records are re-issuing Rollerskate Skinny’s 1993 debut ‘Shoulder Voices’! It’s available from September 25 on limited colour vinyl (pre-sale). The Irish rock act were fronted by Jimi Shields (younger brother of My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields) and produced by Laika’s Guy Fixen (who also helped produce ‘Loveless’). It can’t be easy for Jimi living under that shadow! But… judged on its own merit, Rollerskate Skinny stand tall.

 
Rollerskate Skinny – ‘Bow Hitch Hiker’

Rollerskate Skinny ‘Shoulder Voices’ @ Medical Records.

Waveless – ‘Nausea (Song For Proski)’

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Introducing the raw rock of Waveless, it sits somewhere between post punk, garage rock and shoegaze. One thing’s for sure they’re not interested in, (and I quote) “following the current post punk trend of playing some Joy Division knock-off jangly horseshit”! The Minneapolis trio (Hannah Kathleen, Jared Sather and Dustin Mcchesney) feature former members of Total Trash. The Waveless one sheet (as above) was entertaining enough to include (a rarity). Next month they’re heading on tour to support the release of their debut EP, stream the rest here.

 
Waveless – ‘Nausea (Song For Proski)’

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Threading – ‘Heat’

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Michigan space rockers Threading have returned with ‘Heat’ from the new three tracker ‘Willing In Woe‘. Since releasing the impressive ‘Azure‘ EP in January, Threading have shared the bill with Pity Sex, Nothing and Ovlov (among others). ‘Heat’ is a cinematic rocker with buckets of reverb, vocal harmonies and melodic haze!

 
Threading – ‘Heat’

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Bummed – ‘Slow See’

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‘Slow See’ is a heap of fun once it kicks in around the 40 second mark! It’s taken from the self-titled EP ‘Bummed’ (available now). The Boston shoegazers have just released it on tape, with a 7inch coming in late fall/early winter. There’s also a handful of Massachusetts shows planned in the coming months and an east coast tour. For fans of Lush, Chapterhouse, Drop Nineteens and Swirlies.

 
Bummed – ‘Slow See’

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