I’ve been meaning to post this tune for several weeks – I blame Easter and bad chicken burritos (but that’s another story)! Belgian Fog is something of a tangent for SBWR, rarely do indie pop tunes like this get much of a look in. But rarely are they this interesting either! Belgian Fog is the work of solo artist Robert Dale, who posted ‘Wait For Help’ online last month. Vocally, it reminds me a little of Gotye but otherwise I’m at a loss for close comparisons. Looking forward to hearing what comes next.
Belgian Fog – ‘Wait For Help’
Visit Belgian Fog @ Soundcloud.
Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow (formerly Reading Rainbow) released their third record ‘Yeah Right’ via Kanine Records earlier in the year. Whilst its not their strongest release to date, it does contain this solid shoegazer called ‘Shades Of Eternal Night’. Dig in!
Bleeding Rainbow – ‘Shades Of Eternal Night’
Visit Bleeding Rainbow @ Tumblr @ Kanine Records @ Facebook.
Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete are one of the most exciting psych / dream pop acts in the world right now. Big statement but take a listen to either of their LPs and see if you disagree! ‘The December Riots‘ comes from their sophomore album ‘Corruptible Faces’ (available now through Captcha Records). Brilliant!
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - ’The December Riots’
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‘Once Were‘ is our first taste of Red Traces forthcoming album, led by Los Angeles-based musician Albert Ovadia. This impeccably produced tune is due to the skills of Erix S. Laurent (otherwise known as Teepee). Drummer Jorge Balbi completes the picture, looking forward to hearing more from Red Traces soon.
Red Traces – ‘Once Were’
French rock outfit Team Ghost release their debut LP ‘Rituals’ in the US on April 16 through wSphère featuring the explosive album cut ‘Fireworks’! Led by Nicolas Fromageau (formerly of M83), Team Ghost have put together an album with some stand out moments, but perhaps it would’ve made a stronger EP. Decide for yourself next month.
Team Ghost – ‘Fireworks’
Brutal fuzz rock from Odonis Odonis‘ new EP ‘Better’, available from Buzz Records on April 16. The Toronto trio barrel themselves through their latest single ‘Intelligence’ and leave the surf rock stylings of their previous LP ‘Hollandaze’ in a dimly lit corner.
Odonis Odonis – ‘Intelligence’
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Dark and twisted post punk (with an 80s bent) from Oakland’s Wax Idols! The four piece released their second LP ’Discipline & Desire’ through Slumberland this week (stream), featuring the rocker ‘Sound Of A Void’. Wax Idols have grown into themselves since making their debut ‘No Future’ in 2011. This time round producer Monte Vallier helped out (known for his work with The Soft Moon and Weekend).
Wax Idols – ‘Sound Of A Void’
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Melbourne trio I’lls (pronounced ‘aisles’) will release their second EP ‘A Warm Reception’ via Yes Please on May 21. The lead single ‘Plans Only Drawn‘ sounds a little like Radiohead (not a bad thing) and has gained plenty of fans online this week. I’lls made their debut in 2011 with the ‘Thread‘ EP.
I’lls – ‘Plans Only Drawn’
Visit I’lls @ Bandcamp @ Yes Please @ Facebook.
Fans of Trespassers William will already be all over this – singer Anna-Lynee Williams has released a new solo album under the moniker Lotte Kestner. ‘The Bluebird Of Happiness’ is available now through Saint Marie Records and features the stunning song ‘Wrestler’. Beautiful voice.
Lotte Kestner – ‘Wrestler’
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Irish trio (Karen Sheridan, Conal Herron and Patrick O’Laoghaire) are Slow Skies, an ambient folk outfit of sorts. The dreamy single ‘On The Shore’ will be available from April 1, followed by the EP ‘Close’ on May 4. The intergoogle has really lost its shorts over this one.
Slow Skies – ‘On The Shore’