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Warm – ‘Visions Of You’

New York’s Warm are enjoying a huge start to the year. The quintet followed up their 2015 debut EP ‘Pt. 1’ with its successor ‘Pt. 2‘ in January, and have already posted an impressive follow-up single (and video) in ‘Visions Of You’. All of the above releases are worth your minutes. Warm are sounding lush and polished, check out the dramatic visuals below.

Warm – ‘Visions Of You’

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Moaning – ‘Tired’

Sub Pop have some fresh signees that are a little shoegazey! Introducing Moaning, a Los Angeles trio who (after ten years of gigging) are really starting to heat up. Moaning have already been compared to Slowdive (one of the their heroes) along with New Order and Broadcast. The slick production is a precursor to their self-titled debut album (out March 2).

Moaning – ‘Tired’

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Candace – ‘Rewind’

Candace have posted a fresh video for their single ‘Rewind’, lifted from their forthcoming long player ‘New Ruins‘ (available March 2). The Portland-based band is Sarah Rose (guitar/bass/vocals), Sarah Nienaber (guitar/bass/vocals), and Mara Appel DesLauriers (drums/vocals). The trio have been making music since 2009 (under the moniker Is/Is) before changing their name to Candace in 2016. Long-time collaborator Neil Weir produced the album, which follows last year’s ‘Horizons’ 7 inch. ‘Rewind’ is perfect for those who like it downbeat and hazy!

Candace – ‘Rewind’ (‘New Ruins’ LP)

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A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Never Coming Back’

On April 13 A Place To Bury Strangers will return with a new album called ‘Pinned’ (pre-order via Dead Oceans). The noise rock legends have shared the video for the first single ‘Never Coming Back’. Frontman Oliver Ackerman described it as “a big concept” saying in the presser that, “you make these decisions in your life…you’re contemplating whether or not this will be the end. You think of your mortality, those moments you could die and what that means. You’re thinking about that edge of the end, deciding whether or not it’s over. When you’re close to that edge, you could teeter over.” Thankfully after a decade of music making A Place To Bury Strangers didn’t call it quits. Instead the trio added a fresh member, drummer Lia Simone Braswell (who also sings on ‘Never Coming Back’).

A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Never Coming Back’

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Wylderness Share Their Top 3 Shoegaze Albums

British shoegazers Wylderness (Chet, Phil, Marz and Oli) share their favourite shoegaze albums of all-time, with a Youtube playlist to match! It follows their impressive ’72 and Sunny’ single (as streaming below). So far Wylderness have received airplay from Amazing Radio and BBC Radio Wales, along with live shows alongside Pinkshinyultrablast and Acid Mothers Temple. The Cardiff/London-based band are currently readying their debut album with producer Rory Atwell (of Veronica Falls, Telegram, and Palma Violets fame). The future is looking bright, and from what I’ve heard, it’s going to be special! So here ’tis, Wylderness’ albums picks…

My Bloody Valentine – ‘Loveless’

If there’s one record that defines shoegaze it has to be ‘Loveless’. The record is full of fuzzy guitars, keys and layers of dreamy vocals which swirl, bend and crawl to wrap you up in a blanket of noise. Three of us were at Primavera Festival in 2009 and saw My Bloody Valentine. It was just the most incredible and intense live experience, and we couldn’t get over how loud they were outdoors on a festival stage.

Chapterhouse – ‘Whirlpool

Whirlpool mixes together psychedelia, jangly pop, nasal The Jesus & Mary Chain guitars, sustained vocal harmonies, and throws in some Sonic Youth-esque freak outs for good measure (on songs like ‘Autosleeper’ and ‘Guilt’). The drums on ‘Pearl’ and ‘Falling Down’ really stand out as they have this processed, almost mechanical sound to them.

Ride – ‘Nowhere

‘Nowhere’ was Ride’s first full length album, following on from three EPs. It’s full of great pop songs drenched in frantic wiry guitars, psychedelia, string sections and full-on noise freak outs.

WYLDERNESS’ Youtube playlist

Only Shallow
To Here Knows When

Falling Down

Vapour Trail

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Collapse – ‘Tokyo / Meadow’ [Delirium Poetry]

Japanese noisemakers Collapse release their second EP ‘Delirium Poetry’ this week (get it thru Disk Union). It follows their 2016 self-titled debut EP and the ‘Curse/Drop‘ single. Check out Collapse’s lead single/video for ‘Meadow’ below, it’s a great listen. Hopefully the full release hits Bandcamp soon. *crosses fingers*

Collapse – ‘Tokyo’ / ‘Meadow’ [taken from the Delirium Poetry EP]

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