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Melt – ‘Rewind’


New Jersey foursome Melt have posted another tune from their forthcoming debut LP ‘Riffer’ (out this week through Danger Collective / Top Shelf Records). ‘Rewind’ follows the lead single ‘Out Of Line’ and it’s another reverb rocker with fuzzy edges and plenty of vocal hooks. An accessible mix of college rock n’ shoegazey/post-hardcore production. Fans of Nothing’s latest should find something to like here.

Hoo boy… there’s been plenty of other ‘gaze related news about the internets this week – where to start!? Lush have called it a day (again) after a very successful reunion tour and the ‘Blind Spot’ EP release (read their statement here). Creation Records announced that The Jesus And Mary Chain will deliver a fresh record in March 2017! Plus some My Bloody Valentine news; while we knew that Kevin Shields was busy remastering ‘Loveless’ at Abbey Road Studios with Sean Magee, we didn’t know that MBV plan on touring again next year. *faints* Of course, that’s according to some drunken pub talk (via Reddit). But hey, it’s a small whiff of hope nonetheless. While we wait The Vinyl Factory have posted an introduction to each MBV record (check that out here).
Melt – ‘Rewind’

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The Megaphonic Thrift – ‘Få meg til verden i tide’


The Megaphonic Thrift have delivered their new record ‘Få meg til verden i tide’ (out now through Old Flame Records). For the first time the Norwegian space rockers are singing in their native tongue, and they’re sounding dreamier than ever! In fact, their rock edge has made way for an 80s synth pop sound (but I’m liking the change). Check out the lead tunes below (or steam in full at Spotify).

The Megaphonic Thrift – ‘Få meg til verden i tide’

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Parading – ‘Jungle Songs’


Parading share their love for “Galaxie 500-cum-Mary Chain pop” on their second full length ‘Jungle Songs’ (out now through Lost And Lonesome). The Melbourne four piece cover loads of noisy ground; from psych-tinged rockers to Sonic Youth sounding slow burners. Fellow label mate Alana West (Hideous Towns) also lends her backing vocals to a number of tracks. It’s an impressive listen with a Paul Kelly cover in there too. Thumbs up!

Parading – ‘Jungle Songs’

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Joensuu 1685 – ‘Joensuu 1685’


Joensuu 1685 (pronounced Yo-Anne-Sioux Sixteen-Eighty-Five) have been spinning in my house over the past few weeks. You may remember their 2008 self-titled debut; an elaborate mix of noise rock, psych and experimental feedback. The band is three Finnish twenty somethings; Mikko Joensuu, Markus Joensuu and Risto Joensuu. Together they teamed up with Medicine’s Brad Laner to release a 10 inch split but are currently on hiatus. Hit up BB Island for the vinyl.

Joensuu 1685 – ‘Joensuu 1685’

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Soviet Soviet – ‘Endless Beauty’


‘Endless Beauty’ is a bold post-punk tune with loads of ‘verb and dark edges. The Italian trio absolutely nail it! This widescreen anthem marks the beginning of Soviet Soviet‘s sophomore album campaign. ‘Endless’ is set to land on December 2 via Felte (pre-order here). *hits repeat*

Soviet Soviet – ‘Endless Beauty’

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Newmoon – ‘Helium’


Belgium space rockers Newmoon are sounding just as convincing on ‘Helium’ as they did on ‘Head Of Stone‘. It’s the opening tune from their debut album ‘Space’, which lands shortly before their European tour kicks off (dates as below). Despite forming in 2013, Newmoon have already shared the stage with Nothing and Cloakroom. ‘Space’ will be available from October 14 via PIAS / Mayfly Records (USA).

Newmoon – ‘Helium’

Newmoon December European Tour Dates

3 Vera, Groningen (NL)
6 Cassiopeia, Berlin (DE)
7 Hafenklang, Hamburg (DE)
8 The Garage, London (UK)
10 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (BE)

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