Last October we had a listen to ‘Propulsion Lab Part 1‘ by British shoegazer The Virgance. This week, the solo artist releases his second album ‘Hiko Shrine‘, an ode to instrumental drone, shoegaze and experimental noise. It’s the work of Nathan Smith, who debuted his work as The Virgance on last year’s ‘Lost Continent‘ LP. His latest is a melodic step forward whilst keeping a foot in the lo-fi waters of his debut. It’s not for the casual listener, just because there’s an absence of vocals doesn’t mean it’s background music! The Virgance is a textured, visceral experience that’s best consumed as a whole. Listening through one song doesn’t do it justice. Stream the rest below or grab a copy at Bandcamp. The Virgance – ‘Hiko Shrine’ Hiko Shrine by The Virgance Visit The Virgance @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.