Wish – ‘All The Time’


Toronto’s Wish have posted a colourful new video for ‘All The Time’, taken from their recently released debut album (available via Hand Drawn Dracula). It’s a jangly pysch popper with loads of charm! I particularly like the pretty descending melody that takes over in the chorus, it works great with the lo-fi processed vocals (mildly Strokes-ish). Wish are helmed by Kyle Connolly (of Milk Lines, Breeze and Beliefs) together with drummer Peter Gosling (Decades, Lobby), bassist Emily Bitze (Milk Lines) and guitarist Josh Korody (also of the shoegaze outfit Beliefs and Breeze). One big happy family!

Wish – ‘All The Time’

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Beliefs – ‘She Comes Alive’ [VIDEO]


Beliefs are hitting the road (Europe and the UK) on the back of their debut LP (out now via No Pain In Pop [UK] / Hand Drawn Dracula [CAN] / Manimal [USA]). The Ontario shoegazers are celebrating the news with a new video for the album cut ‘She Comes Alive’. Tour dates below…

Beliefs – ‘She Comes Alive’ [VIDEO]

Beliefs UK / EU 2013 tour dates…

09.19.13 – Harlem Bar – Reykjavik IS
09.21.13 – Incubate Festival – Tilburg NL
09.22.13 – JC Den Eglantier – Antwerp BE
09.25.13 – Hafen 2 – Offenbach DE
09.26.13 – West Germany – Berlin DE
09.28.13 – Reeperbahnn Festival – Hamburg DE
09.30.13 – Seabright Arms – London UK
10.01.13 – Pivo – Glasgow UK
10.02.13 – Shipping Forecast – Liverpool UK
10.03.13 – Old Blue Last – London UK
10.04.13 – Espace B – Paris FR
10.20.13 – Piston – Toronto ON

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Breeze – ‘Dolls’


Josh Korody (Beliefs), Kyle Connolly (Elk), Dustin Hawthorne (Hot Hot Heat / Islands) and Shawn Dell (Great Bloomers) have combined their musical powers to form the jangly dream pop band Breeze. The Toronto-based quartet delivers their second single ‘Dolls‘ (following their debut ‘Paradise/Repent’). Breeze are currently finalizing their debut album with producer Leon Taheny (Austra, Owen Pallet, Doomsquad) for release via Hand Drawn Dracula.

Breeze – ‘Dolls’

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Beliefs – ‘Long Wings’


Ontario’s Beliefs have been crafting dreampop / shoegaze sounds since 2010. Over the weekend a limited 7inch split with Greys was handed out at Hand Drawn Dracula‘s NXNE party in Toronto. One of the exclusive new tunes is ‘Long Wings’ (listen below). Beliefs self titled debut record is out now through No Pain In Pop (UK) / Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN) / Manimal (USA) and features the awesome track ‘Lily’ among others.

Beliefs – ‘Long Wings’

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Dream Affair – ‘From Now On’


Brooklyn’s Dream Affair released their ‘From Now On‘ EP on vinyl this week via Artificial Records/HDD (digital previously available). The coldwave/post punk trio craft stormy sounds with an 80s goth bent. If you like bleak pop tunes, you may have found a new friend – if not, carry on.

Dream Affair – ‘From Now On’

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Beliefs – ‘Catch My Breath’

Toronto’s Beliefs released their new ‘Untitled’ single via Hand Drawn Dracula/No Pain In Pop this week. The two track release features the shoegazer ‘Catch My Breath’ and the dream pop leaning ‘Violets’. If you’re a cassette lover, there’s a limited run of 100 on offer here.


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