Listen: Ladada – ‘New Psych’

Multitasking. Some are good at it, some not so much. Virginia Beach musician Josiah Schlater is pretty good at it though. His project Ladada is just one of a couple he’s got on the go, and it allows him to indulge in a bit of DIY kind-of punk that’s fun and full of beans. His…

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…

News… Pinkshinyultrablast Have A New Song Called ‘The Cherry Pit’

Is Pinkshinyultrablast (all one word, of course) the best band name you’ve heard this year? Maybe. While you’re thinking about that one, a potted history of the band: the Russian five-piece love shoegaze, the released a debut album earlier this year called Everything Else Matters and they’re great. What more could you possibly need to…

News… Hey Sholay Unveil New Single ‘Ribcage’

Hey, you want to know what’s mystifying? How Sheffield five piece Hey Sholay haven’t become as massive as their contemporaries The Maccabees. They make some truly sublime, slightly psychedelic pieces that are infectious and give Mr. Weeks and co a run for their money. But if you’re familiar with The Maccabees’ canon and not with…

News… Museyroom Share New Single ‘Ballad’

Image: Carly Hoskins In the summer of 2009, Matt Coppola, Jack Donovan and Ben Cohen holed themselves up in Motel Studios and produced a debut EP of nostalgia pop. And then, seemingly, nothing. Well, it seemed that way on the surface. In actual fact the group were spending years trying to hone their craft and…

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…