Vivienne Eastwood – ‘Messy’

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If ‘Messy’ is indicative of Vivienne Eastwood‘s upcoming EP then we’re all in for a treat! It’s a stunning ambient trip from the Brooklyn shoegaze act. A submerged head nod to MBV and the classics; with all the warmth and fuzzy edges you’d expect. It’s the first new music we’ve heard from the quartet since 2012’s ‘Rose Pedals’ (as below), which is equally awesome. The new EP is dropping on October 6, with a release party happening at Night Of Joy (for the New Yorkers).

 
Vivienne Eastwood – ‘Messy’

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Kestrels – ‘Waiting’

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Kestrels return with their third album on September 30 featuring the lead single ‘No Alternative’ and their latest ‘Waiting’. I had a listen to the record this week, and I know you’ll love it! The Halifax noise pop trio is drummer Paul Brown, bassist Devin Peck and singer/guitarist Chad Peck (of We Need Secrets / Noyes Records fame). Kestrels spent two years carving out the record, as mixed by Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins / Sunny Day Real Estate). Pick up the limited gold and purple splatter vinyl through Sonic Unyon.

 
Kestrels – ‘Waiting’

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Newmoon – ‘Helium’

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Belgium space rockers Newmoon are sounding just as convincing on ‘Helium’ as they did on ‘Head Of Stone‘. It’s the opening tune from their debut album ‘Space’, which lands shortly before their European tour kicks off (dates as below). Despite forming in 2013, Newmoon have already shared the stage with Nothing and Cloakroom. ‘Space’ will be available from October 14 via PIAS / Mayfly Records (USA).

 
Newmoon – ‘Helium’

Newmoon December European Tour Dates

3 Vera, Groningen (NL)
6 Cassiopeia, Berlin (DE)
7 Hafenklang, Hamburg (DE)
8 The Garage, London (UK)
10 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (BE)

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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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Golden Graves – ‘Moon Man’

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Austin’s Golden Graves have delivered their latest EP ‘Be Safe’ featuring the jangle/surf/shoegazer ‘Moon Man’. It’s the second EP from the foursome since they formed in 2013. Since then Golden Graves have played shows alongside Ringo Deathstarr, Bloody Knives, and some other bands you may (or may not) like! The ‘Be Safe‘ EP sounds very close to a DIIV record at times, but I’m enjoying it regardless. There’s many messy, melodic moments with plenty of charm; ‘Moon Man’ is one of them.

 
Golden Graves – ‘Moon Man’ [‘Be Safe’ EP Stream]

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Nothing – ‘Curse Of The Sun’ [VIDEO]

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Wanna see Domenic Palermo get hit in the face with a firecracker? You’re in the right place! Nothing have posted their latest music video for ‘Curse Of The Sun’ which features a whole bunch of mental live footage. It was filmed in May by Jimmy Hubbard during shows at New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia. The four piece are just about to hit Europe for a string of tour dates (see ’em here). I just gave ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ another spin on my way to work this morning (after a few months break); such a great record. Stream in full below.

 
Nothing – ‘Curse Of The Sun’ [VIDEO]

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