NewDad: Waves – EP review

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NewDad Waves EP Fair Youth Records Out now Hazy pop melodies float on feedback-fuelled guitars and rolling basslines in Irish dreampop quartet NewDad’s debut EP Waves. While musicians have been missing out on gigs during the pandemic, the only way to keep fans happy has been to keep busy online. That’s harder for a new […]

Album Of The Month: Listen to Topographies “Ideal Form”

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Topographies grapples with existentialism in their icy post-punk debut LP, Ideal Form, out today via Funeral Party. The album’s concept revolves around “the projections human beings place upon experience and the impossibility of a perfectly realized existence.” Helmed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Gray Tolhurst (yes, son of The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst), Topographies evolved its sound from shoegaze and […]

Holy Drone: Fibres – single review

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HOLY DRONE Fibres Out Now A shoegaze lullaby for a world that longs for heartening sounds. After the first lockdown, Holy Drone came together to make new music, and Fibres reflects the optimism yet precarity of a world traversing a once-in-a-century pandemic. The song is strikingly contained and even-keeled, then slowly punctuated by the ups […]