I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream – ‘Drowning’

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I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream or simply, No Mouth, take their name from a “dystopian science fiction short story about survivors of a nuclear war”, with influences from The Cure, Joy Division and MBV. The Berlin rock act unleash their debut full-length this month featuring ‘Drowning’. I’m hearing Sonic Youth in this dissonant gem, which you can pick up via Bandcamp on vinyl, cassette or digital.

 
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream – ‘Drowning’

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This Love Is Deadly – ‘Want’

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Last week I posted ‘Vertigo‘ by This Love Is Deadly from their recently released second album ‘Want’. I hadn’t heard the album, just the single, and I didn’t know what to expect. Well now I have, (thanks to Bekassine Records) and wow, great album! It’s very rare these days to be unable to stream an album on release, but ‘Want’ remains elusive. Unless I’m mistaken, you won’t find it publicly streaming anywhere at present (which may change). So you’ll have to snap up the vinyl to really jump into it. But the Berlin-based shoegazers have allowed me to share a new song, the album opener ‘Certainly Not Pushed’.

The ten track collection ranges from icy cold dream pop to explosive shoegaze anthems, with bendy guitars and beautiful boy/girl vocals. ‘Certainly Not Pushed’ gives you a taste. It’s a highly creative record, there’s plenty of tangents to keep you locked in, like the unexpected drum machine break in ‘Certainly Not Pushed’, which ends in a manic flourish. The rest of ‘Want’ is just as strong, it’s intricately composed, and well suited to repeat listens.

The noise pop moments of their 2012 debut LP have been chiseled back. The melodic hooks are far less obvious but carry far more weight. It’s a mature step towards understating the obvious and focusing on the subtler elements. Of course, there’s still overt shoegaze/noise pop songs on ‘Want’, like the catchy ‘Saudade’. But as you’ll hear on ‘Vertigo’, the melodies aren’t shoved down your throat, instead there’s just a fantastic feel to it. ‘Want’ has caught me by surprise, it’s a quiet achiever that I hope you’ll hear in full. Loved it.

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  • Recommended for shoegaze/dream pop fans
  • An understated gem!
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This Love Is Deadly – ‘Vertigo’

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This Love Is Deadly have unveiled their second album ‘Want’, with the lead track ‘Vertigo’. The Berlin trio delivered their fuzzy s/t debut back in 2012, but their latest is a little more dreamy. ‘Vertigo’ is a stunner, not far removed from The Radio Dept. I’m not sure if the rest of the LP is this good, but I intend to find out! Pick up ‘Want’ on limited 12inch through Lovesick Records.

 
This Love Is Deadly – ‘Vertigo’

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The History Of Colour TV – ‘Yr Arms Can Stretch’

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The History Of Colour TV deliver their latest full length ‘When Shapes Of Spilt Blood Spelt Love’ this week through Saint Marie Records. The twelve song collection features the lead single ‘Split Blood‘ and the stand out album cut ‘Yr Arms Can Stretch’. Long term fans may be surprised by this one, it’s perhaps the most stripped back the Berlin band have sounded. But founder Jaike Stambach should be commended because this is their most refined offering yet. The History Of Colour TV have pushed past the industrial noise rock wall to find a much more melodic sound. Grab a copy on physical or digital.

 
The History Of Colour TV – ‘Yr Arms Can Stretch’

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The History Of Colour TV – ‘Split Blood’

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All new upfront rocker from Berlin’s The History Of Colour TV, the single ‘Split Blood‘ will be available on vinyl via Saint Marie from March 25. The release also includes remixes by Bloody Knives and precedes the new full length tongue twister ‘When Shapes Of Spilt Blood Spelt Love’ (due June 24). Anybody else confused by the spilt/split titles? No, just me. Moving on, this tune is a confident step away from 2012’s synth heavy ‘Emerald Cures Chic Ills‘, it’ll be interesting to see where the new album goes from here.

 
The History Of Colour TV – ‘Split Blood’

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