Blush Response – ‘Without You’

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Blush Response delivered a brilliant EP earlier in the year called ‘Telltale‘. This week the Adelaide-based solo artist (Alister Douglas) returned with a follow up, the ‘Dead Air’ EP. Opener ‘Without You’ proves that it wasn’t a one off, it’s a stellar shoegaze tune, well worth your four minutes! In fact, there’s no filler on the four track release. ‘This City Will Eat Itself’ pairs a catchy twee melody with droning guitars, ‘Satellite’ hits you with wall of sound guitars and the title track combines the two approaches. Check out the stream below or head to Bandcamp to download.

 
Blush Response – ‘Without You’

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The Spirit Of The Beehive – ‘Roll Over’

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The Spirit Of The Beehive have delivered their debut self-titled album featuring ‘Roll Over’ (download). The Philly trio serve up a diverse collection of songs that touch on alt rock, punk, psych and shoegaze – take your pick! In any case, there’s some stand outs on offer, take a listen to ‘Fever Dream’, ‘I Smell Bud’ and ‘Tulsa, Ok’. Spirit Of The Beehive hit the road next month, check Facebook for updates.

 
The Spirit Of The Beehive – ‘Roll Over’

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Everything By Electricity – ‘Abyss’

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Everything By Electricity are back with a dreamy synth popper called ‘Abyss’. It was first spun yesterday by Mr. Simon Raymonde (of Cocteau Twins/Snowbird) on Xfm X-Posure. It’s a beautiful tune, Yulia’s vocals steal the show but I’m also loving those over the top solos (drenched in reverb)! The London-based trio made their debut in mid 2013 with ‘Violet Haze’ and ‘Story Of You’. Check out more via Soundcloud.

 
Everything By Electricity – ‘Abyss’

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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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