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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DMA’s – ‘Feels Like 37′

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I went along to DMA’s first show at Deus last Friday night, having heard nothing except the fan fave ‘Delete‘. From the artwork I half expected a hip hop show. But nope, the Sydney trio are anything but. In fact, there’s a distinct British feel to their debut EP which is out now (grabbit at iTunes). Opener ‘Feels Like 37′ comes across like 90s Oasis on steroids. Judging by the manic response from the crowd (as pictured), it’s fair to say these lads will do very well for themselves.

 
DMA’s – ‘Feels Like 37′

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High Desert – ‘Disappeared’

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Introducing Albuquerque’s High Desert and their brilliant new single ‘Disappeared’. The duo is electronic beat wiz Nick Noedin Jr together with fuzz maker Marty Crandall (Flake Music, The Shins and Sad Baby Wolf). Together they land somewhere in electronic pop / shoegaze land, influenced by “the likes of dreamy Creation Records fuzz joining forces with Warp Records electronics”. Who knows where this train is going but it’s stopping for a debut self-titled album on April 15. So far, so good! Today Brian Fejer posted their colourful first video…

 
High Desert – ‘Disappeared’

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School – ‘Head Over Here’

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Jangle poppers School got loads of love following the release of their debut single ‘So Long‘ and the follow up ‘Clouds Aside‘ earlier this year. The Swedish foursome has since delivered another stellar track called ‘Head Over Here’, all of which are available through Luxury. There’s also a fan made video to match – the first person to pick the TV show gets a gold star!

 
School – ‘Head Over Here’

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