Is Bliss – ‘Ocean Blue’

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Is Bliss are the latest addition to Club AC30’s roster; featuring singer/guitarist Jimmy Stuart, bassist Dean Edwards and Sam Speakman (on drums). The psychedelic shoegaze act have combined their shared love of Slowdive, Spacemen 3, and The Cure for their forthcoming debut EP ‘Velvet Dreams’ (out October 21). The British trio have announced a short run of dates in support of the release, with a full length planned for next year.

 
Is Bliss – ‘Ocean Blue’

Thursday 4th August – The Victoria, London – Supporting The Hacienda
Friday 5th August – The Fat Fox, Southsea – Supporting New Desert Blues
Saturday 24th September – Edge of the Wedge – Southsea Psych Out
Saturday 28th January – The Fat Fox, Southsea – Icebreaker Festival 2017

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The Laurels – ‘Reentry’

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The Laurels return with a warbling, space rocking, acid tinged oddity called ‘Reentry’! Since releasing their debut album ‘Plains’ in 2012, the Sydney-based foursome “have not spent the past four years sitting in their lounge room punching cones…” *cough* …instead they’ve kept busy writing and recording their second LP. The Laurels have also recruited Jasper Fenton in the wake of Kate Wilson’s departure. ‘Reentry’ picks from their shoegaze/psych origins but it’s a much more eclectic and adventurous sound than we heard on ‘Plains’, which is no doubt a good thing! ‘Sonicology’ is out October 14 via Rice Is Nice (pre-order). Side note, if you’ve never heard their ‘Mesozoic’ EP (jump on that here)!

 
The Laurels – ‘Reentry’

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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – ‘La Distinción’

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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete are back with ‘La Distinción’, a prowling psych rocker that would sound perfectly at home in a Tarantino movie. They capture so much vintage analogue warmth, like there’s already dust and ash on the reel! The wailing guitar solo towards the end is the cherry on top. It’s taken from the Mexican duo’s forthcoming fourth album ‘Distance’, out September 16 via Captcha Records (US) / Sonic Cathedral (UK/EU). The album was an international affair; recorded at home in Mexico, then mixed in Chicago by Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), and mastered in Melbourne by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring).

 
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – ‘La Distinción’

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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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Vinyl Williams – ‘Riddles Of The Sphinx’

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Psych pop doesn’t come much more mesmerizing than ‘Riddles Of The Sphinx‘, the latest from Vinyl Williams. The Los Angeles-based solo artist (Lionel Williams), will release his new LP ‘Brunei’ on August 26 through Company Records (founded by Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick). Vinyl Williams has also announced a run of shows this October with Temples. You can hear more from the album by searching around the super trippy Brunei website here!

 
Vinyl Williams – ‘Riddles Of The Sphinx’

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Turnip King – ‘Metonymy’ / ‘Carsong’

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Time to put Turnip King on your radar, I’ve been lucky enough to have a listen to their forthcoming debut album and it is brilliant! The lead single ‘Metonymy’ has been floating around for about a year now but the wait is almost over, the ‘Laika’ LP is out August 19 through Fire Talk. The New York four piece recently got picked up by NPR’s All Songs Considered and I’m sure it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

**UPDATE** The ‘Carsong’ video has just been posted (via NPR) – check that out below!

Turnip King – ‘Metonymy’

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