Cheatahs – ‘Leave To Remain’


You might be sick of hearing about them but nonetheless there’s more news from the Cheatahs camp! The London-based rock act recently released the new single ‘Leave To Remain’, taken from their debut long player (available through Wichita). Plus there’s tour updates across Europe and the USA with Eagulls (see dates). In the meantime, wrap your eyeballs around Cheatahs recent performance for KEXP Seattle…

Cheatahs – ‘Leave To Remain’

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Colours – ‘You Can’t See Me’


Aussie ex-pat Tom Crandles has shared his music through a number of guises, namely Sun Machine and the dream pop duo Au.Ra. But most know his work as Colours, a moniker he returns to for the new digital single ‘You Can’t See Me‘. Described as “industrial shoegaze”, Tom’s latest is one of his strongest songs to date. Pick it up via Father/Daughter Records on April 8. Meanwhile the London-based solo act has hit the studio to record a debut full length – more on that soon.

Colours – ‘You Can’t See Me’

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Should – ‘The Great Pretend’


Dream pop veterans Should returned from a thirteen year hiatus in 2011 with ‘Like A Fire Without A Sound‘ along with the re-issue of their classic ‘A Folding Sieve‘ via Captured Tracks Shoegaze Archives. This month the Baltimore-based duo (Marc Ostermeier and Tanya Maus) delivered their fourth album ‘The Great Pretend’ through Words On Music. Lead tracks ‘Down A Notch’ and ‘Mistakes Are Mine’ would appeal to fans of sugary twee pop while album cut ‘Dalliance’ is an understated gem – stream the rest here.

Should – ‘Dalliance’

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Motorama – ‘She Is There’


Motorama have released their new single ‘She Is There‘ with the b-side ‘Special Day’, download at iTunes or hold out til early May for a limited 7inch via Talitres! The four piece from Rostov-on-Don, Russia have produced a brilliantly catchy tune that remains sunny despite Vlad’s deep and dark vocal performance. Fans will note that drummer Roma Belenky doesn’t appear in the video due to his recent departure from the band. A fresh Motorama album is expected mid year.

Motorama – ‘She Is There’

Visit Motorama online @ Talitres @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Diving Bells – ‘Paper Thin’


Irish shoegaze outfit Diving Bells return with the new digital release ‘Paper Thin‘ featuring the blissed out rocker ‘Sirens’. The tune was featured on Greg Wilson’s mighty DKFM over the weekend and rightly so! ‘Paper Thin’ follows Diving Bells debut EP ‘Connection‘ from last March. No word on a full length as yet.

Diving Bells – ‘Sirens’

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