Interview with I, Us & We

Hello Jordan, Evan, and Aaron.  What are the vibes like now just after the release of your alluring synth-pop/dream-pop EP Mono? The vibe for us at all times is creativity and forward motion.  As much as we love and are proud of what we have accomplished already with Mono, we are already working on our next piece to present. I’ve read your … [Read more...]

Ten Best Shoegaze-Related Events of 2014

A rundown of the 10 best shoegaze-related events of 2014 is better late than never, right?  Just like the reformation, continuation, or news of these original shoegaze-tagged bands some 20 years after their initial glory days during the 1990s U.K. music scene.  The (re)evaluation of the impact of bands like My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and … [Read more...]

Oliver Wilde – Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb

Last year’s debut album from the Bristol-dwelling Oliver Wilde - A Brief Introduction To Unnatural Lightyears - was part of a snowballing word-of-mouth story that gave an initially reticent artist a quick leg-up without the need to compromise.  With his promising presence logged extensively across the worlds of old and new media, a slew of live … [Read more...]

Interview with Lilies On Mars

Hello Marina and Lisa!  I think you’re on tour with Fanfarlo in the U.K. and Europe at the moment.  How is it all going? Marina: Hello Jen - Yes we are currently in Berlin, a town we really love, tonight we are playing at Bi Nuu and we are very looking forward to it, it's always so exciting to play abroad and see the different reaction from … [Read more...]

Exclusive Album Stream of Made Of Stars by Strata Florida (Louise Trehy of 1990s 4AD duo Swallow)

Louise Trehy is back at long last with a spectacular new album that channels the dreamy bliss and noisy distortion of the best of the 1990s U.K. dream-pop and shoegazer bands.  Fans of Kate Bush, Liz Fraser/Cocteau Twins, B’linda Butcher/My Bloody Valentine, Miki Berenyi/Emma Anderson/Lush, and Toni Halliday/Curve will not only be enthralled … [Read more...]

Louise Trehy of 4AD duo Swallow is back as Strata Florida

Strata Florida is the newest project of Louise Trehy, formerly one half of the 4AD duo Swallow. Debut album Made Of Stars is only Trehy's second album in twenty years. Swallow's flame flickered bright but brief in the early 1990s, and disillusion after the band’s break up caused Trehy to abandon music altogether. Her creative spark was … [Read more...]

Keel Her – self-titled

With a home-recording productivity rate to rival Robert Pollard, the prolific Brighton-based Rose Keeler-Schäffeler has furnished the musical world with a large body of work in a relatively short space of time.  Until now though, her output under the Keel Her alias has been scattered across Soundcloud streams, Bandcamp downloads, limited edition … [Read more...]

Interview with The Stargazer Lilies

Hi Kim and John!  It’s quite a delight to chat with you about your new band and upcoming debut album We Are The Dreamers.  You’re no strangers to the music scene, since you were both integral members of the dream-pop band Soundpool.  What’s the reason behind your move from Soundpool to The Stargazer Lilies? John:  Hi Jen, the pleasure is ours! … [Read more...]

Emilíana Torrini – Tookah

Tookah follows 2008’s critically acclaimed Me And Armini. Emilíana Torrini has had a varied career in pop for more than a decade. She was once a member of the 90s indie art band Gus-Gus , she wrote Kylie Minogue's hit "Slow" and in the credits of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers you can hear her "Gollum's Song". It’s this sort of varied and … [Read more...]

Underappreciated Album of the Month: UAM #9 (Pluramon – The Monstrous Surplus, 2007)

With this feature we focus our attention on an album that may not have gotten the recognition and accolades it deserves. It might be a cult hit, a little-known favorite, or an album that is just so great, we feel it needs all of the attention possible. Albums chosen for this feature were released five years ago or more and are chosen at the … [Read more...]