FOREVR – ‘Petrichor’

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Brissy shoegazers FOREVR drop new single ‘Petrichor‘! And wow, the foursome have switched up their tremolo riding ways for a brooding dose of industrial electronica. Plus there’s a fresh cover of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s ‘You Trip Me Up’ from the ‘Tym Records Presents Psychocandy’ compilation. Meanwhile FOREVR kick off their tour this week with the Street Street Band (details).

 
FOREVR – ‘Petrichor’


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J. Francis – ‘Last Minute’

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After sharing Kigo’s latest album, it only seems right to keep it in the family and post J. Francis‘ newie – ‘Last Minute’. The Queensland-based solo artist has crafted a lovely mood piece, very cinematic. BUT… that ending, what a tease! I want to hear how the next three minutes plays out. *throws toys* Get a copy here.

 
J. Francis – ‘Last Minute’

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Kigo – ‘Sunshine’

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We knew it was coming but didn’t know when; Kigo released his new album ‘Sunshine‘ this week! The ten track LP features a few of last year’s singles (‘How Can I See’ and ‘Lust Lost’), together with fresh music recorded over the past three years. The Brisbane-based solo artist (Dwayne Pearce) has produced a large amount of work since first popping onto our radar in 2013 with the ‘Guilt’ EP. Kigo’s latest combines the shoegaze monsters he’s known for (‘Everyone Waits’ / ‘Can You’) with some ambient tangents (‘Some Other Place’ / ‘It Is’). ‘Sunshine’ doesn’t pull any punches, it’s an unforgiving collection of dissonant shoegazers, warped textures and sunken earbleeders. There’s some brilliant moments on the album, my fave being the closer ‘Sound And Score’.

 
Kigo – ‘Sunshine’

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Kigo – ‘How (Can I See)’

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It seems like an age since Kigo graced us with one of his bendy, distorted monsters! This week the Brisbane native returned with ‘How (Can I See)’, backed by ‘Come, Come To Me’. These droney indulgences are not for the faint of heart! The single will likely land on the next EP (hopefully by mid year). *fingers crossed*

 
Kigo – ‘How (Can I See)’

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Forevr – ‘Heart Of Ice’

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Brisbane-based label Tym Records has delivered Forevr’s first 7inch ‘Shoegazer (シューゲイザー)’ (pick up the digital here / vinyl here)! Back in October we heard the amazing a-side ‘Contest’. The b-side ‘Heart Of Ice’ has been reworked since it first appeared on the ‘Demonstration’ EP. The Aussie duo have impressed since making their debut in April, a full length can’t come quick enough.

 
Forevr – ‘Heart Of Ice’

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Ultra Material – ‘Crash’

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Ultra Material dropped their debut EP last month featuring the opener ‘Crash’, and now the Aussie outfit are on their way to delivering a debut full length. The foursome features Matt and Sarah (of Do The Robot) who ramped up the noise for this project. Speaking of, there’s been loads of lovely noise coming out of Brisbane this year. It’s home to Kigo, Roku Music, Loomer, and more recently Forevr and Deafcult. It’s one big happy family, as Forevr’s Donovan Miller also recorded this one at Nowhere Audio. Grab a copy here.

 
Ultra Material – ‘Crash’

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