To The Wedding – ‘Set Fire’ [Premiere]

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It’s a pleasure to present ‘Set Fire’, the latest song from To The Wedding‘s upcoming ‘Silver Currents’ EP, out October 28 (pre-sale here). It’s the solo moniker of San Francisco’s Lauren Grubb, who first turned heads with the ‘Taken‘ EP back in 2010. ‘Set Fire’ is a cinematic rocker that sits somewhere between shoegaze and post rock. Lauren’s smoky vocals are a haunting contrast to the death marching wall of noise behind her – huge tune! It arrives following the lead track ‘Come On‘ and points towards an impressive EP. Good news is, there’s already a second EP slated for early 2015. (Photo courtesy of Olivia Lee)

 
To The Wedding – ‘Set Fire’ [Premiere]

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Sway – ‘Fall’ [Video Premiere]

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Sway‘s classic 2003 EP ‘The Millia Pink And Green’ has been released on vinyl for the first time with the bonus track ‘Channel’ (available via Saint Marie Records). The 180 gram pressing kicks off with the shoegaze stunner ‘Fall’. In another first, the song has now received the video treatment and we’re proud to share it with you all! The California-based band formed fifteen years ago as a four piece before turning into the solo project of chief songwriter Andrew Saks. Sway’s first (and last) LP ‘This Was Tomorrow‘ arrived in 2011.

 
Sway – ‘Fall’ [Premiere]

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Venera 4 – ‘Black Paws’

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Venera 4 are back with a new single and video called ‘Black Paws’. The Paris-based shoegazers will release it via Requiem Pour Un Twister (date to be announced). It follows the band’s appearance on the ‘Songs From Nothing #2′ compilation (as below) and arrives almost a year after their much loved ‘Deaf Hearts‘ EP. ‘Black Paws’ is a brooding rocker with multi-layered everything! Let’s hope a full length is just around the corner. *crosses fingers*
 
Venera 4 – ‘Black Paws’

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Cochlear Kill – ‘Insomni-Stations’

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I don’t think I’ve ever heard a shoegaze track with a vocoder before *scratches chin* *strains* … nope! Cochlear Kill‘s latest single ‘Insomni-Stations’ changes that, pick it up on digital or 7inch flexi single from November 7 (pre-sale). It’s the work of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Mot Bollox, who combines all sorts of sounds into a hazy concoction with loads of poppy hooks – explore more of Cochlear Kill here.

 
Cochlear Kill – ‘Insomni-Stations’

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Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Silence, It’s Golden’

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Bloodhounds On My Trail have delivered their debut EP ‘Escape‘, with a launch show planned for October 24 at Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne. The four piece emerged from the local shoegaze scene earlier this year, playing their first gig in February before early demos of ‘She’s In My Plans’ and ‘Keep On Calling’ were released. ‘Escape’ was recently tracked at Birdland Studios with engineer Matt Hosking, take a listen to the closing song ‘Silence, It’s Golden’ below. These guys like their reverb, sounds like they’re playing in the next room! It’s a promising start and a welcome addition to an impressive list of Melbourne gazers that includes Lowtide, Luna Ghost, White Walls, Flyying Colours, Lunaire, Miniatures and Sunbeam Sound Machine.

 
Bloodhounds On My Trail – ‘Silence, It’s Golden’

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The Virgance – ‘Propulsion Lab Pt I’

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The Virgance is streaming another collection of experimental shoegaze tunes called ‘Hiko Shrine’, perfect for fans of noisy instrumental music! It’s the work of English solo recording artist Nathan Smith (formerly of the band Ripley & ambient trio Loveless). Nathan released his debut  LP ‘Lost Continent’ earlier this year (download). Take a listen to the ‘Hiko Shrine’ album opener below or hit up Soundcloud for more.

 
The Virgance – ‘Propulsion Lab Pt I’

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