Fait – ‘Surrender To’

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Perth solo artist Fait has posted her latest video ‘Surrender To’ ahead of her debut EP release ‘Atmosphere’ (out next month). It’s also a precursor to forthcoming live shows, the first time we’ve seen a full band setup. Fait (Elise Higgins) enlisted producer Darren Lawson for the recording, known for his work with Editors, My Bloody Valentine and White Lies. ‘Surrender To’ is a fantastic slow burner with a suspenseful “it’s going to get loud soon” opening and indeed it does! The wall of sonic mayhem is contrasted by a simple but groovy baseline. It’s a testament to Fait’s composition that the lack of vocals is a non issue. The industrial strobes of the video are a good fit, not far removed from the visual onslaught of classic Nine Inch Nails clips. It leaves little doubt that ‘Atmosphere’ will be a fantastic EP, given the strength of previous singles ‘Koto‘ and ‘Slow Glow‘.

 
Fait – ‘Surrender To’

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Whirr – ‘Live At Saint Vitus Bar’

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It’s been a colourful week for Whirr, first up we heard their cover of Nirvana’s ‘Pennyroyal Tea‘ and today guitarist Nick Bassett was the subject of a Noisey interview that went pear shaped. Interviewer Lukas Hodge asked for an apology due to a slew of Facebook insults directed at fans. The subject has already spawned a Tumblr page. Not good! But as the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity. The fickle internet embodies it. But then, look what happened to Justin Bieber. Here’s a full live set from Whirr’s tour (filmed late last year).

 
Whirr – ‘Live At Saint Vitus Bar’

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Lights That Change – ‘Cherokee Blessing’

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Here’s a blissful tune from Lights That Change, taken from the EP ‘Rainbow On Your Shoulder‘ released last October (through Ear To Ear Records). Day dreams are built from this! You’ll find ‘Cherokee Blessing’ at the tail end of the EP, blended with the song ‘Moccasins, Snow and Rainbows’. The UK-based shoegaze outfit is lead by Marc Joy, who is accompanied by various collaborators. We can expect fresh music from Lights That Change in the near future.

 
Lights That Change – ‘Cherokee Blessing’

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Nothing – ‘In Metal’ (Low Cover)

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Nothing have posted a free cover of Low’s ‘In Metal’, a song from the Minnesota slowcore vets 2001 LP ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ (original version here). The Philly shoegazers announced the news on Facebook, “Recorded a song at home on an anxiety ridden friday night. I’m giving it out for free for Record Store Day and hopefully @lowtheband doesn’t mind the rendition of their beautiful song.” I doubt they do, it’s a really pretty three minutes. Pick up Nothing’s latest LP ‘Guilty Of Everything’ via Relapse Records.

 
Nothing – ‘In Metal’ (Low Cover)

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Whirr – ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ (Nirvana Cover)

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Robotic Empire have spent the past seven years jumping through legal hoops while compiling their tribute to Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’. This weekend it was finally released, featuring a re-imagining of the classic tracks by the late Jay Reatard, Ceremony, Circa Survive and shoegazers Whirr (among others). Whirr’s cover of the ’93 single was recorded several years ago but now it’s out there, in all its noisy glory! Pick up ‘In Utero: In Tribute’ at Bandcamp / iTunes.

 
Whirr – ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ (Nirvana Cover)

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Viscous Liquid – ‘Songs For Jealous Lovers’

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Earlier this year we had a listen to Viscous Liquid’s stellar song ‘When I See You‘ in the lead up to an EP release. In case you missed it, the UK-based solo artist (Rhys Williams) has now delivered ‘Songs For Jealous Lovers‘ and it’s a great listen for fans of shoegaze or lo-fi surf pop. Head over to Bandcamp for a download if it lifts your skirt!

 
Viscous Liquid – ‘Songs For Jealous Lovers’

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The Enters – ‘Small Town Love’

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London shoegazers The Enters have spent the past few years gigging around the UK and Europe, sharing the stage with The Telescopes, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), The Fauns and Spotlight Kid. Recently the trio teamed up with producer Rory Attwell to record their latest EP at Lightship95. The studio built on a boat (pics)! The result is ‘Small Town Love’, an impressive collection of dense noise pop (that’s been making the internet rounds this week). A vinyl announcement is expected before too long.

 
The Enters – ‘Small Town Love’ [EP Stream]

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Panda Riot – ‘Amanda In The Clouds’

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Panda Riot have posted their latest music video for ‘Amanda In The Clouds’ (as premiered by MOKB). It’s taken from the 2013 LP ‘Northern Automatic Music‘, which is one of the strongest shoegaze records of last year. The Chicago foursome are offering some super fancy vinyl via Saint Marie, as well as a 7inch Flexi of this single.

 
Panda Riot – ‘Amanda In The Clouds’

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You Walk Through Walls – ‘Gone In A Day’

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You Walk Through Walls released their debut EP ‘Destroyed Places‘ in 2012 and are following it up with a full length on July 21 (via Club AC30). The London-based trio features former Air Formation members (Matt Bartram and James Harrison) together with bassist Harry Irving. The shoegaze driven single ‘Gone In A Day’ is our first taste, take a look at the new video.

 
You Walk Through Walls – ‘Gone In A Day’

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