Listen: Crescendo – ‘Softly’

We’ve got to hand it to Los Angeles dreampop outfit Crescendo. They’ve mastered the art of naming a song so you know exactly what it’s going to sound like. The hazy guitars and reverb-laden characteristics of shoegaze mean that there’s always a least a tinge of fluffy comfort in the layers of swirling sounds the…

Listen: ACRE TARN – ‘Dawn Faces’

Hailing from The Lake District, Anna-Louisa Ehterington began impressing with her dreampop tunes last year with ‘Flex’ and ‘Lanterns.’ As ACRE TARN she’s been leading anyone who’ll follow down a rabbit hole that leads to a synth wonderland that’s hypnotic but propulsive enough to still get you dancing. Her latest track ‘Dawn Faces’ doesn’t deviate…

Listen: Wyldest – ‘Stalking Moon’

We should have picked up the signs Wyldest were trying to give us when they named their upcoming EP Dark Matter. The band are known for their lush instrumentation but they’ve always had a little bit of a dark edge and on their latest song ‘Stalking Moon’ they not only wash you in the rich…

News… jj Give Away New Song ‘Paranoid’

Image: Malin Bernalt Swedish dreampoppers jj have been slowly releasing a steady stream of tracks over the past couple of months, many of which have been free gifts to their fans. Over the Christmas period they shared their latest endeavour, ‘Paranoid.’ It’s a lo-fi track that’s cushioned by feathery synths and druggy dance synth vibes…

News… Dream Koala Shares New Track ‘Synthetic Evolution’

We’re being treated. Yndi Ferreira – aka Dream Koala – wasn’t meant to release this song yet, but in light of recent events we’re getting a new track from his upcoming release Exodus early. ‘Synthetic Evolution’ is beautiful, intense and completely free. There’s something a little bit Radiohead about how ‘Synthetic Evolution’ starts off. You…

Yuuca Share B-Side To New Single, ‘Melt II’

Well here’s a strange little bit of deja vu. Upon first seeing the title of this track by New Zealand shoegazers Yuuca, you might be forgiven for thinking that they’ve just slightly rebranded their latest single (perhaps going for what Arcade Fire were aiming for with ‘Sprawl II’). But don’t be fooled! ‘Melt II’ is…

News… Listen To Yuuca’s New Track ‘Melt’

The Australian music scene is bursting with talent at the minute and the return of Brisbane six-piece Yuuca half a year after the release of their first song ‘Breathe,’ in the form of their buoyant new track ‘Melt,’ is a welcome addition to the party. ‘Melt’ will probably turn you from a solid ice statuette into a…