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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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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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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Nøthing Collective – ‘Nøthing #4’ (French Compilation)

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Hartzine have premiered the EPIC new compilation from Nøthing Collective, ‘Nøthing #4’. It features 27 songs from the French underground, from Rennes to Paris (including coldwave, shoegaze, psych and dream pop). There’s a number of familiar names; Dead Horse One, Venera 4, Hermetic Delight, Maria False, Dead Sea, and plenty of new acts to discover as well.

 
Nøthing Collective – ‘Nøthing 4’ (French Compilation)

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High June – ‘Far’

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High June are a fresh shoegaze / grungegaze band from Paris featuring Yann from Venera 4, Maria False and Future. ‘Far‘ rips with buzz saw guitar tones, an industrial wall of noise and relentless energy. The short blast runs at just over two minutes but it’s a memorable introduction nonetheless!

 
High June – ‘Far’

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