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British shoegazers Wylderness (Chet, Phil, Marz and Oli) share their favourite shoegaze albums of all-time, with a Youtube playlist to match! It follows their impressive ’72 and Sunny’ single (as streaming below). So far Wylderness have received airplay from Amazing Radio and BBC Radio Wales, along with live shows alongside Pinkshinyultrablast and Acid Mothers Temple. The Cardiff/London-based band are currently readying their debut album with producer Rory Atwell (of Veronica Falls, Telegram, and Palma Violets fame). The future is looking bright, and from what I’ve heard, it’s going to be special! So here ’tis, Wylderness’ albums picks…

My Bloody Valentine – ‘Loveless’

If there’s one record that defines shoegaze it has to be ‘Loveless’. The record is full of fuzzy guitars, keys and layers of dreamy vocals which swirl, bend and crawl to wrap you up in a blanket of noise. Three of us were at Primavera Festival in 2009 and saw My Bloody Valentine. It was just the most incredible and intense live experience, and we couldn’t get over how loud they were outdoors on a festival stage.

Chapterhouse – ‘Whirlpool

Whirlpool mixes together psychedelia, jangly pop, nasal The Jesus & Mary Chain guitars, sustained vocal harmonies, and throws in some Sonic Youth-esque freak outs for good measure (on songs like ‘Autosleeper’ and ‘Guilt’). The drums on ‘Pearl’ and ‘Falling Down’ really stand out as they have this processed, almost mechanical sound to them.

Ride – ‘Nowhere

‘Nowhere’ was Ride’s first full length album, following on from three EPs. It’s full of great pop songs drenched in frantic wiry guitars, psychedelia, string sections and full-on noise freak outs.

WYLDERNESS’ Youtube playlist

Only Shallow
To Here Knows When

Falling Down

Vapour Trail

Visit Wylderness @ Web @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

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