Ummagma – ‘The Road To Lees’

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It’s a pleasure to premiere the latest video from Canadian-Ukrainian dream poppers Ummagma. ‘The Road To Lees’ (free download) was originally released on the duo’s self-titled debut. Welsh videographer Jason Sheppard stepped in to create their 13th video around the idea of dream states. Ummagma’s Shauna McLarnon notes, “unfortunately, apart from that which was familial or community-based, what we knew as the good old days did indeed seem ‘real’, but it was based on a faulty foundation, which we’re only hearing about now. Just the same, this is still a happy place for many”. 2014 is a big year for the band with several albums set for release through Germany’s Emerald & Doreen Recordings. This first being the ‘Lama Remixes‘ LP out May 16.

 
Ummagma – ‘The Road To Lees’

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Panda Riot – ‘Amanda In The Clouds’

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Panda Riot have posted their latest music video for ‘Amanda In The Clouds’ (as premiered by MOKB). It’s taken from the 2013 LP ‘Northern Automatic Music‘, which is one of the strongest shoegaze records of last year. The Chicago foursome are offering some super fancy vinyl via Saint Marie, as well as a 7inch Flexi of this single.

 
Panda Riot – ‘Amanda In The Clouds’

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You Walk Through Walls – ‘Gone In A Day’

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You Walk Through Walls released their debut EP ‘Destroyed Places‘ in 2012 and are following it up with a full length on July 21 (via Club AC30). The London-based trio features former Air Formation members (Matt Bartram and James Harrison) together with bassist Harry Irving. The shoegaze driven single ‘Gone In A Day’ is our first taste, take a look at the new video.

 
You Walk Through Walls – ‘Gone In A Day’

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Colours – ‘My Memory Is A Maze’

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Father/Daughter Records has delivered the double A-side single from Colours. The London-based Aussie (Tom Crandles) gave us the lead tune ‘You Can’t See Me‘ last month and now we have ‘My Memory Is A Maze’. Both tracks are great and point to an exciting debut full length (expected later this year).

 
Colours – ‘My Memory Is A Maze’

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Sleep Party People – ‘Floating Blood Of Mine’

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Last month we heard the first track ‘In Another World‘ from Sleep Party People‘s forthcoming LP ‘Floating’. Now the Danish multi-instrumentalist (Brian Batz) gives us the second serving with ‘Floating Blood Of Mine’. It’s one of Brian’s more accessible creations, with a light and airy chorus. The record will be available worldwide from June 2.

 
Sleep Party People – ‘Floating Blood Of Mine’

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Aerofall – ‘Aerofall’

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Aerofall delivered their self-titled album this month via Hands And Moment and it’s well worth checking out. The Russian shoegaze outfit already impressed with ‘Alien Dance’ and ‘Fear For Everyone‘, thankfully the rest of the record doesn’t disappoint. The five piece don’t rely on face melting noise or in-your-face vocal melodies. That’s not to say there’s not a little of both, but instead the album is a sum of parts. The key being strong song writing which makes ‘Aerofall’ an effortless sounding record.  Perhaps a few curve balls could have been added to mix it up, but that’s a small complaint. Some select album cuts are available to stream below…

 
Aerofall – ‘Aerofall’

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Aerofall - 'Aerofall'
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  • Brilliant singles
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  • Variation
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