Ride – ‘Catch You Dreaming’

Ride will release a fresh EP next month! You read correctly. ‘Catch You Dreaming’ has just been posted, the new song and the November single ‘Pulsar’ will both be on the ‘Tomorrow’s Shore’ EP (available February 16). A release show in London will take place on the same night to launch the release. The EP was recorded during the ‘Weather Diaries’ sessions with producers Erol Alkan and Alan Moulder.

As posted on SPIN, Ride’s Andy Bell explains, “Catch You Dreaming is written from the perspective of being one of the last two people alive, watching as the Universe is ending. The protagonist looks back over the time when humanity existed, realising that we as humans brought about our own inevitable demise. Then the couple look back over their own lives of shared memories and as they are sharing this moment, everything vaporises. It’s a love song about fate, nostalgia, and having no regrets.”

Launch tickets & vinyl preorders are available here!

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Swirlpool – ‘Camomile’

New year, new bands! Meet Swirlpool, who released their first tune/video for ‘Camomile’ this week. It’s a confident rocker for fans of Newmoon, Flyying Colours or Cheatahs. The German shoegazers plan to release their debut EP this Spring.

Swirlpool – ‘Camomile’

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The Voices – ‘Dark Waters’

Welsh veterans The Voices released a new album on new year’s eve that was eight years in the making. ‘Dark Waters’ has already been supported by the BBC, Kool Strings and DKFM. Lovers of space/alt rock should find something to enjoy here, with plenty of moody rockers on offer. Stream below or pick up the physical release at Bandcamp.

The Voices – ‘Dark Waters’ [album stream]

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Syrup, Go On – ‘Joyful Hesitation’

Introducing Syrup, Go On and their fresh EP ‘Joyful Hesitation’ (available now)! The Gold Coast band deliver a mix of melodic noise pop, shoegaze and angular post-punk. Syrup, Go On have actually been at it for several years now (formerly known as Young Pros) and hail from the same state that is responsible for Deafcult, Kigo, Roku Music, Nite Fields and Forevr. Syrup, Go On started as duo (featuring Tom and Kris Briese) before fluctuating into a five piece. ‘Joyful Hesitation’ is an explosion of bright melodies against a wall of noise. Opener ‘Mantaray’ is instantly catchy, the title track is an impressive slow burner, whereas the final two tracks mix in male vocals. ‘Waco’ (which runs at 6 minutes) is less pop-focussed, and demonstrates a more progressive spirit which is appreciated after the short and sharp start to the EP. It’s an exciting listen, jump in!

Syrup, Go On – ‘Joyful Hesitation’ [EP Stream]

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Makthaverskan – ‘Ill’

Run For Cover / Luxury Records delivered Makthaverskan‘s third long player ‘Ill‘ this October. The Swedish four-piece mix post punk and dream pop with stunning results. The Gothenburg natives sound absolutely brilliant on ‘In My Dreams’, it’s an instant classic. Makthaverskan contrast aggression and anguish with beautiful melodies and catchy hooks. It’s an easy record to fall for. Maja Milner’s vocals steal the spotlight, and sound like they’re from another era. Producer Hans Olsson Brookes spent three years crafting the album with the band. ‘Ill’ benefits from his focused approach, its cohesive and without filler. A 2017 must-listen, love it.

Makthaverskan – ‘Ill’ [Stream]

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Melt – ‘Rewind’

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New Jersey foursome Melt have posted another tune from their forthcoming debut LP ‘Riffer’ (out this week through Danger Collective / Top Shelf Records). ‘Rewind’ follows the lead single ‘Out Of Line’ and it’s another reverb rocker with fuzzy edges and plenty of vocal hooks. An accessible mix of college rock n’ shoegazey/post-hardcore production. Fans of Nothing’s latest should find something to like here.

Hoo boy… there’s been plenty of other ‘gaze related news about the internets this week – where to start!? Lush have called it a day (again) after a very successful reunion tour and the ‘Blind Spot’ EP release (read their statement here). Creation Records announced that The Jesus And Mary Chain will deliver a fresh record in March 2017! Plus some My Bloody Valentine news; while we knew that Kevin Shields was busy remastering ‘Loveless’ at Abbey Road Studios with Sean Magee, we didn’t know that MBV plan on touring again next year. *faints* Of course, that’s according to some drunken pub talk (via Reddit). But hey, it’s a small whiff of hope nonetheless. While we wait The Vinyl Factory have posted an introduction to each MBV record (check that out here).
 
Melt – ‘Rewind’

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