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Ever heard a shoegaze song with a saxophone!? You’re about to! Take a listen to ‘Last Cry’ from Neiv‘s latest EP ‘Decades’ (an all analogue recording). It’s a dramatic, inventive, and at times surreal collection of dream pop and shoegaze that bends your expectations of the genre.

The songwriting rule book has gone out the window in favour of unpredictable compositions, usually found in prog or post rock. ‘Summer Daze’ is one example, it’s a slow burner that transitions from post punk into ambient and then explodes with a noisy crescendo. ‘Killed By A Unicorn’ (great title) is a creepy tune, it’s backed by a big synth that sounds like a swarm of bees. It has the same saturated effect but without the guitars.

Closing track ‘Sedaced’ (‘Decades’ backwards), is a reworking of the single ‘Decades’ but this time in reverse! A clever twist to end the EP, and with unnerving results (especially on the vocals). Due credit also goes to Neiv’s producer James Aparicio, known for his work with Mogwai and These New Puritans. The Swiss trio (Pj, Jennie and Bugy) have created a unique EP with depth, pick it up through Worn Pop Records from July 5 on digital and limited white vinyl!
Neiv – ‘Decades’ EP [Premiere]

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Neiv - 'Decades' EP [Premiere]
Sound & Production
Reverb Rating
  • Genre defying
  • Inventive songwriting
3.8Overall Score
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