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shoegaze

Kinoko Teikoku – ‘Ai no Yukue’ (きのこ帝国 – 愛のゆくえ)

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Japan’s Kinoko Teikoku have delivered their new album ‘Ai no Yukue’! This is their fourth album (since forming in 2007), and follows last year’s ‘Neko to Allergy’. The quartet’s latest is a little more pop leaning than their shoegaze beginnings; certainly more so than 2012’s ‘Uzu ni Naru’. Nevertheless, since being released in early November ‘Ai no Yukue’ has been well received. If you’re a fan of whirlwind Japanese shoegazers, you’re probably already onto it! Kinoko Teikoku’s ‘Ai no Yukue’ is available now to stream (Spotify); download (iTunes); or on CD (Amazon Japan).

Kinoko Teikoku – ‘Ai no Yukue’ (きのこ帝国 – 愛のゆくえ) [Spotify Stream]

Visit Kinoko Teikoku @ WEB @ Instagram.

Vet Trip – ‘Swimming In Machines’

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Austin shoegazers Vet Trip recently delivered their first full length ‘Swimming In Machines‘. It’s a solid debut, so chances are you’re already all over it! The foursome posted the lead single ‘Finland’ back in April and have backed it up with the spacey opener ‘No Smile’, the stormy and dissonant ‘I’m Your Shadow’, as well as the poppier songs ‘Fall Away’ and ‘Sunny Wigs’. Stream in full below…

 
Vet Trip – ‘Swimming In Machines’

Visit Vet Trip @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Dayflower – ‘Big Blue’

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Leicester shoegaze act Dayflower have posted several impressive singles over the past few months. Most recently on the Edils Records double a-side ‘Neverfriend / Seeing Up‘ and earlier on ‘Big Blue’. The four piece have been at it since 2013, and have so far enjoyed airplay on BBC, attention from FatCat Records, and shows alongside Gulp and Pinkshinyultrablast. One to watch.

 
Dayflower – ‘Big Blue’

Visit Dayflower @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Vivienne Eastwood – ‘Shook’ EP

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Brooklyn shoegaze act Vivienne Eastwood have delivered their impressive new EP featuring the lead single ‘Messy’. The four piece have also posted a new video for the opener ‘Snooze’ (which you can check out below). The ‘Shook‘ EP is a nostalgia driven collection of songs; from lo-fi indie pop (‘Maybelline’), spacious dream pop (‘Sea Salt’) to overdriven shoegazers (‘Messy’). The combination of feels gives the mini album plenty of touch points, their first since 2012’s ‘Vanity’ EP. It’s a great listen, ‘Snooze’ and ‘Messy’ are musts.

 
Vivienne Eastwood – ‘Shook’ [EP Stream]

Visit Vivienne Eastwood @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Kestrels – ‘Kestrels’

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Kestrels have dropped their self-titled full length (via Sonic Unyon Records) and are heading on tour later this month (dates here). The trio have spent two years crafting the record following shows alongside Ringo Deathstarr, Beliefs and Greys. They feel it’s their most accomplished to date and I’m not about to disagree! The singles ‘Waiting’ and ‘No Alternative’ bolster a no-filler selection of energetic rockers, noise pop and shoegaze. Should sound great on the road. There’s still some limited gold/purple splatter vinyl available here.

 
Kestrels – ‘Kestrels’ [Album Stream]

Visit Kestrels @ Sonic Unyon @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.