Alcest – ‘Je Suis D’ailleurs’

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Alcest‘s new record ‘Kodama‘ drops on September 30, another tour de force of French blackgaze and post-metal! ‘Je Suis D’ailleurs’ doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it does make its ear shaking point clear enough. After ten years of noise making Alcest continue to push their transcendental sound. Shame Slowdive’s Neil Halstead isn’t back for another guest spot. Pre-orders are up here.

 
Alcest – ‘Je Suis D’ailleurs’

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Good Morning TV – ‘Ordinary People’

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Good Morning TV‘s debut s/t EP has landed via Requiem Pour un Twister! The French project is the work of songwriter Bérénice Deloire and producer Barth Bouveret. ‘Ordrinary People’ is a stunning psych pop tune with loads of grit. Highly recommended listening for fans of Broadcast, Stereolab or Melody’s Echo Chamber.

 
Good Morning TV – ‘Ordinary People’

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Man Is Not A Bird – ‘Life And Levity’

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Man Is Not A Bird returned this month with a crushing new EP, ‘Life And Levity’. The French foursome create monstrous anthems by mixing melodic post-rock and shoegaze with math rock precision. If you like thick catchy melodies and crunchy guitars, then this is for you.

 
Man Is Not A Bird – ‘Life And Levity’

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Maria False – ‘Spades’ [Premiere]

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It’s no secret that we’re big Maria False fans, so today I’m super excited to share a new single called ‘Spades’ from their forthcoming EP (out later this year via Beko)! ‘Spades’ is a textured mass of provocative shoegaze with loads of atmosphere and a drugged-out swagger. By the noisy mid-section I was stuck in a ‘Spades’ trance… too many decibels! The song follows last year’s ‘When’ album, which packed eight tracks of ear bleeding rock, including my personal fave ‘Blossom’. French fans can catch the four piece at Espace B on March 26 with the mighty Spectres! More from Maria False soon.

 
Maria False – ‘Spades’ [Premiere]

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Dead Horse One – ‘Sons Of God’ [Premiere]

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It’s been less than a year since Dead Horse One teamed up with Ride’s Mark Gardener to deliver their lauded long player ‘Without Love We Perish’. Today it’s a pleasure to usher in the next chapter with ‘Sons Of God’, the first song from Dead Horse One’s new album ‘Season Of Mist’ (out this October through Requiem Pour Un Twister / Dead Bees Records). This time round the French foursome are joined by another notable producer, The Fleeting Joys John Loring! ‘Season Of Mist’ delicately balances psych rock and shoegaze into hypnotic anthems, ‘Sons Of God’ is just a little taste. The band is also heading on tour this March, including a show in Rouen with LSD and the Search for God. Full details will be announced on Dead Horse One’s Facebook page in the coming days.

 
Dead Horse One – ‘Sons Of God’ [Premiere]

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Venera 4 – ‘Masked Dance’

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In case you missed it, Venera 4 dropped a previously unreleased single called ‘Masked Dance’ over the holiday period (download here)! The French shoegazers always release something special each Christmas, and this year they’ve produced a new swooning slow burner to mark the occasion. Looking forward to more from Venera 4 in 2016.

 
Venera 4 – ‘Masked Dance’

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