Solkyri – ‘Yes, I’m Breathing’

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‘Yes, I’m Breathing’ is our first listen to Solkyri‘s second full length ‘Sad Boys Club’, out this week via Bird’s Robe! The Sydney-based four piece have been dishing out apocalyptic instrumentals for almost a decade. The experience shows on their latest, it’s a lashing of reverb-heavy post rock performed with math-rock precision! European fans can catch them on tour through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Austria and Poland next month.

 
Solkyri – ‘Yes, I’m Breathing’

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Similarity – ‘Davenport Days’

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Naww. ‘Davenport Days’ starts all sweet n’ dreamy, then kicks you in the teeth with a wall of slowcore guitars! It’s taken from the new four tracker by Similarity (available here). The Oklahoma trio dabble in post metal, doom and sludge (with minimal vocals). Stream the rest below (and in the meantime, wait for those guitars to hit)!

 
Similarity – ‘Davenport Days’

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This Will Destroy You – ‘New Topia’

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Director Adam Fuchs (Lilfuchs) has created a stunning animated video for ‘New Topia’ by This Will Destroy You. It’s a brilliant instrumental piece, the opener to their 2014 album ‘Another Language’ (which you can stream in full below). The Texas quartet are heading on tour later this month, check out the full details through their label Suicide Squeeze.

 
This Will Destroy You – ‘New Topia’

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Gidge – ‘Fauna, Pt I’

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Wow, I’m not sure what Gidge are doing with ‘Autumn Bells’ but it’s taking me to another headspace entirely! The album is out via Atomnation on September 23 with a range of electronica, surreal soundscapes and experimental compositions. The Swedish duo (Ludvig Stolterman and Jonatan Nilsson) echo their Nordic surrounds with a deep selection of sounds (some tracks contain up to 100 different channels). Yep, 100 – that’s a mixing challenge. Pre-sale digital or vinyl here!

 
Gidge – ‘Fauna, Pt I’

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Wozniak – ‘Pikes Peak’

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After many months of hard work, Edinburgh foursome Wozniak have released their latest EP ‘Pikes Peak’ via Morningside Young Team Records (download). The five track release is a mix of shoegaze, post rock and psych. Lead single ‘El Maresme’ is a stormy slow burner that opens up into a sprawling noise fest! But there’s a heap of variation, my favourite being the balls-to-the-wall rocker ‘Columbo’s Car’. Stream the rest at Bandcamp or below…

 
Wozniak – ‘Pikes Peak’

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Aires – ‘Contraplacado’

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Get ready to have your hair blown back by the new experimental project Aires (out of Lisbon, Portugal). The eight minute epic ‘Contraplacado’ is enough to put the fear of God into all of us – prepare the fallout shelter folks! Aires is only a few months old, born with a view to explore drone, ambient and field recordings and then combine them with a love of noise rock and shoegaze. The self-titled debut EP (out via Enough Records) is cinematic, dark and gives MBV’s ‘Holocaust’ a run for its money! The beautiful part is, just when you think it’s getting too left field, you realize a melody has already been set up, taking you to another head space. Fans of experimental tunes can stream/download at Bandcamp.

 
Aires – ‘Contraplacado’

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