Launder – ‘Fade’

L.A.’s John Cudlip teams up with guitarist Zachary Cole Smith (of DIIV fame) and French singer Soko for a new project called Launder. The trio have posted ‘Fade’, taken from their forthcoming debut EP ‘Pink Cloud’ (due March 23). It should sit well with fans of jangly dream pop; a la Day Wave and Hazel English. In fact, the recording was produced by Day Wave (aka Jackson Phillips) in his Echo Park home studio. Definitely one to keep an ear on.

Launder – ‘Fade’ [Pink Cloud EP]

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Seeing Hands – ‘It’s True’

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‘It’s True’ is a jangly earworm courtesy of Newcastle’s Seeing Hands. It’s the foursome’s second single (following ‘I Knew You’), and was produced by Alex Greaves and mastered by Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, The Shins). This dreamy psych popper has already been praised by DIY, BBC 6 Music and XFM. Seeing Hands are all set for a bright 2017 with a debut release.

 
Seeing Hands – ‘It’s True’

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Pastel Dream – ‘Pastel Dream’

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Caitlyn Whitfield fronts Pastel Dream; a five piece dream pop outfit out of California. Fans of lo-fi jangle/dream pop should lap up their debut self-titled EP. Its a short introduction (at four tracks), but it’s a promising start nonetheless. Name your price at Bandcamp.

 
Pastel Dream – ‘Pastel Dream’

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Orchin – ‘If I Ever’

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Orchin have served up ‘If I Ever’ (the b-side to ‘One’). It’s another shimmering delight from the LA-based three piece. The group is led by Sydney expat Jeremy McLennan, who weaves intricate melodies through a mass of guitar strings and reverb. I like where Orchin is going with this one, the latter half of ‘If I Ever’ really opens up. If I could direct an 80s teen movie, this would be on the soundtrack! Download a copy here.

 
Orchin – ‘If I Ever’

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Boys – ‘Off To New York City’

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Introducing the jangle pop styling of Boys; a London-based four piece. ‘Off To New York City’ is the second public track from their debut EP. Clash premiered the first tune ‘Nice Guys’ which was well received last month. It’s early days, but I’m liking the laid back feels so far.

 
Boys – ‘Off To New York City’

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Hazel English – ‘I’m Fine’

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The internets is going crazy for Hazel English; last week ‘I’m Fine’ was posted, a dreamy synth excursion with a lo-fi / bedroom pop feel. The Oakland-based singer (via Australia) will unveil her debut EP ‘Never Going Home’ on October 7 through House Anxiety/Marathon Artists. Vinyl is up for grabs here.

 
Hazel English – ‘I’m Fine’

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