Gorgeous Bully – ‘Nobody Hates You’ (Demo)


Lo-fi rockers Gorgeous Bully have been working their asses off over the past twelve months, so much so that it’s hard to know what to listen to! For newcomers, I’d recommend getting stuck into their ‘Smiling, Laughing‘ LP from last October which pieces together a whole bunch of tunes into one (pay what you want) album. Last month the Manchester four piece (lead by Thomas Crang) released the fresh single ‘Love Song For Someone Else‘ and just this week, the free demo cut of ‘Nobody Hates You‘ (originally released on the EP ‘NHYAMAYHY‘ via Art Is Hard). See, I told you – lots going on, but lots to love!

Gorgeous Bully – ‘Nobody Hates You’ (Demo)

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Dead Mellotron – ‘Winter 2014’


Baltimore shoegazers Dead Mellotron have returned with a fresh five track EP called ‘Winter 2014‘. It’s been almost two years since their last release ‘(is it)‘. The four piece have been fairly quiet since announcing their split, thankfully that didn’t last too long! There were a few shows and a cassette release following the departure of drummer Zach, along with the song ‘Birthday‘ (which oddly or not, doesn’t appear on the new EP). ‘Winter 2014′ is a warm n’ lo-fi affair with dreamy jangle poppers that soon get stuck in your head. Another welcome return.

Dead Mellotron – ‘Winter 2014’ [EP Stream]

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Pretty Sad – ‘Pretty Sad’ EP


Shelflife Records have discovered a gem in their latest signing Pretty Sad. The collective “are scattered all throughout Europe (Scotland, Denmark and the UK) and exchange music and song ideas with the help of Garageband and Dropbox.” The trio (Victoria, Maxim and Luke) produce twee, lo-fi dream pop that’s easy to fall for! Pretty Sad’s full length is expected next year, in the meantime, pickup the three tracker digitally here.

Pretty Sad – ‘Pretty Sad’ [EP Stream]

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Moon Tapes – ‘Back In Love’ (Demo)


Moon Tapes are a new band to put on your musical radar! The Amsterdam four piece have posted a handful of demo songs, the latest being ‘Back In Love’. It’s a beautiful tune with a lo-fi, dream pop feel. The vocals steal the show, with a new wave/crooner charm that sucks you in. Check out more via Soundcloud.

Moon Tapes – ‘Back In Love (Demo)’

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Balms – ‘Balms’ EP


San Francisco’s Balms delivered their debut EP this month (grab it here). The trio kick it off with the single ‘Golden Hair’, for lovers of lo-fi rock n’ jangle pop. The floaty harmonies of ‘See You’ are another stand out. It caps off a busy year for Balms, after playing shows alongside Canyons, Vibragun, The Foreign Resort, Blackstone Rngrs, Dissolve, Moonbell and Couches.

Balms – ‘Balms’ [EP Stream]

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Foxes In Fiction – ‘Ontario Gothic’

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Orchid Tapes has delivered the second album from Foxes In Fiction, download ‘Ontario Gothic’ here! It’s the work of New York-based artist Warren Hildebrand, who creates beautiful lo-fi pop songs. It’s a very emotional, introverted collection, written following the passing of Warren’s younger brother. It should appeal to dream pop fans however there are some experimental tunes on there too. The title track and ‘Shadow’s Song’ are brilliant!

Foxes In Fiction – ‘Ontario Gothic’ [Stream]

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