Tuques – ‘Slushpuppie’


Introducing Tuques, a new shoegaze act out of Edmonton, Alberta. The four piece (singer/guitarist Nathan Levasseur and Dan Cook, together with bassist Robert Michalec and drummer Steve Laughton) released an understated EP called ‘Slushpuppie’ last month. ‘Stay With Me’ demonstrates the lo-fi haze you can expect! Stream/download via DIY-label Phok-ing. So far, so good.

Tuques – ‘Slushpuppie’ [EP Stream]

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Nick Petakas – ‘Joeina’


Florida-based collective Figbox is proud to present ‘Apollonia,’ a new EP by solo artist Nick Petakas. Inspired by the greats (Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Drop Nineteens, Pale Saints, etc.), ‘Apollonia’ delves into experimental rockers, balladry and very honest song titles (‘I Kinda Wanna F**k Courtney Love)!? Take a listen to the stand out cut ‘Joeina’ below.

Nick Petakas – ‘Joeina’

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The Black Ryder Reveal Album Details


Aussie shoegazers The Black Ryder have confirmed their second album ‘The Door Behind The Door’ will be released on February 24 through their own imprint The Anti-Machine Machine. While there’s no new single to share, there is a new “behind the scenes” type video below!

It’s been a long wait since their debut LP ‘Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride’ in 2009 but the wait is almost over. Singer Aimee Nash explains, “We’ve been hands on in all facets of making & releasing our music. This approach may have taken more time to get to this point where we are finally releasing our music, but as the pieces are falling into place it’s quite a wonderful feeling knowing that our imaginations have brought us here to now with an album that we’re both proud of.” iTunes digital pre-order is available now.

The Black Ryder – ‘The Door Behind The Door’ Tracklist…

1. babylon
2. seventh moon
3. the going up was worth the coming down
4. let me be your light
5. santaria
6. throwing stones
7. all that we are
8. until the calm of dawn
9. (le dernier sommeil) the final sleep

Visit The Black Ryder @ The Anti-Machine Machine @ Facebook.

Ride Reunite For World Tour


It’s official, British shoegaze vets Ride are reuniting for a world tour in 2015! The dates kick off in Scotland on May 22, before heading to Primavera Sound and Field Day in London. The announcement  was enough to crash the band’s official site and send the socials into a frenzy! It started with rumours and an ambiguous billboard before being confirmed. Take a look at the dates below, more are expected in the coming weeks.

Ride’s Andy Bell tells NME, “It’s going to be really cool. As we were all still friends, we always thought when the time was right we’d do it. And now the time is right.” Mark Gardener adding, “People bought our records first time round, but our music has grown in significance since we’ve been away… We want to give the people what they want. We’d be idiots to go out and play a new album, but that’s not to say we wouldn’t make new music.” The frontman doesn’t rule out a new record in the interview (more here).

05/22 Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowland Ballroom
05/23 Manchester, England @ Albert Hall
05/24 London, England @ Roundhouse
05/26 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
05/27 Paris, France @ Olympia
05/29 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
06/02 Toronto, Ontario @ DanForth Music Hall
06/04 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/07 London, England @ Field Day

Visit Ride online @ Facebook.

Ringo Deathstarr – ‘Colour Trip’ Re-Issue


Club AC30 have repressed Ringo Deathstarr‘s debut album ‘Colour Trip’ “on three new flavours of vinyl. Each one is limited to 100 copies only worldwide, pressed up on heavy 180g vinyl, and you can choose from Transparent Cyan, Transparent Cola-Cube and Raspberry Ripple!” Pre-sale is on now, expected to ship in January. If you need a reminder of what the Texan shoegazers were up to in 2011, check out the videos below…

Ringo Deathstarr – ‘Colour Trip’

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