Hand Habits – ‘Be Yr Man’

HAND HABITS - 'SMALL SHIFTS'

Hand Habits is predominantly the work of New York’s Meg Duffy, who is known for her textual guitar work and dreamy psych leanings. However the group perform as a five piece, most recently gigging with Widowspeak. Later this month the band is releasing a split album with Peg (the solo project of Avi Buffalo drummer Sheridan Riley). Both are available from Eschatone Records on February 25 including the beautiful tune ‘Be Yr Man’ from Hand Habits ‘Small Shifts‘ EP.

 
Hand Habits – ‘Be Yr Man’

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Savage Sister – ‘Wild Sleep’

SAVAGE SISTER - 'WILD SLEEP'

Savage Sister can’t be accused of going light on the reverb, if ‘Dreamfeathers’ is any example! There’s endless reflections throughout this track, with Chloe’s vocals occasionally peeking through the haze. The Chicago-based dream pop trio release their latest EP ‘Wild Sleep‘ this week featuring lead tune ‘Champagne Panthers‘. This time round Savage Sister explore new ground with meditative electronic tracks that combine drone, ambient and coldwave influences. Download or stream ‘Wild Sleep’ here.

 
Savage Sister – ‘Dreamfeathers’

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Wildhoney – ‘Seventeen’

WILDHONEY - 'SEVENTEEN FOREVER&'

Wildhoney return strong with the fresh song ‘Seventeen‘. The Baltimore shoegazers first impressed with ‘Like Me‘ taken from their debut EP, released last July (download). Their latest is a step above, with bold melodies and just the right amount of production sugar! Pick it up on Wildhoney’s forthcoming three song EP ‘Seventeen Forever‘ which is available from April 20 (vinyl through Photo Booth Records).

 
Wildhoney – ‘Seventeen’

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Trementina – ‘Hazy Youth’

TREMENTINA - 'BRILLIANT NOISE'

‘Hazy Youth’ starts with a bed of seasick guitars before kicking into fourth gear, it’s a melodic shoegazer with raw edged charm. Pick it up on Trementina‘s latest album ‘Brilliant Noise’ out now via Vinyl Junkie (Japan). The four piece hail from Valdivia in Southern Chile, and have crafted some loveable lo-fi tunes over the past twelve months, listen to more at Soundcloud. For more reading, check out the third edition of Muso Planet featuring Trementina, Skip Skip Ben Ben and Curelight Wounds.

 
Trementina – ‘Hazy Youth’

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VibraGun – ‘Send Me To Dream’

VIBRAGUN - 'VIBRAGUN'

VibraGun channel the fuzzy force of 80s and 90s rock royalty like Swervedriver, Catherine Wheel and Curve. Not surprisingly, there’s a mild English flavour to the Seattle-based outfit. After forming in 2011, the band spent eight months with producer Evan Foster to craft their self-titled debut record. Album opener ‘Send Me To Dream‘ is a heady rock anthem, with stadium ready riffs and the attitude to match! Stream or download the rest here.

 
VibraGun – ‘Send Me To Dream’

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Viscous Liquid – ‘When I See You’

VISCOUS LIQUID - 'SONGS FOR JEALOUS LOVERS'

UK-based solo artist Rhys Williams aka Viscous Liquid started posting his spacey tunes on Soundcloud over a year ago before releasing his debut EP last October. So far we’ve heard an impressive mix of lo-fi surf pop, shoegaze¬†and drone. Viscous Liquid has successfully fulfilled his aim to “sound like the Beach Boys strung out on barbiturates playing in some sort of wind tunnel.” But to keep it fresh, the new EP will feature his catchiest song to date ‘When I See You’ from the tentatively named ‘Songs For Jealous Lovers’ (expected late February / early March). It’s a surf-tinged jangle pop track with summery vocal harmonies. It eventually descends into a chaotic wash, so I suppose pop can only last so long! Keep an eye on Bandcamp for an official release and/or head to Soundcloud to hear more cuts from the EP, like the delightfully druggy ‘Beach Party Yesterday‘.

 
Viscous Liquid – ‘When I See You’

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