Echo Ladies – “Dirty Dancing”

I didn’t realize it’d been so long since we’d heard from Sweden’s Echo Ladies – pandemics do things to one’s perception of time – but it has been five years since their 2018 debut Pink Noise and saying it out loud, well that’s far too long. So it’s great to hear them back with a […]

Beach House / Become

Beach House participated in the just-passed Spring 2023 edition of Record Store Day with Become, an EP of new material drawn from the sessions that begat last year’s Once Twice Melody. Of the five songs, the duo said: The Become EP is a collection of 5 songs from the Once Twice Melody sessions. We didn’t think they fit in […]

The Clientele – “Blue Over Blue”

It’s a good day when you’re reminded that The Clientele remain an active concern. Their last musical dispatch came in 2020 with “Orpheus Beach”, a one-off Go-Beetweens cover, so it’s a good start to the week when you receive news that they’re returning with a new album – their first since 2017’s Music For The […]

Manic Sheep – “No More Anger”

Just in case you think my explorations of Asian shoegazers is limited to acts coming out of Japan, I direct you to Manic Sheep, who hail from Taipei, Taiwan. “No More Anger” was a single taken from their second album, 2016’s Brooklyn, and if the Ameri-centric album title wasn’t a tip off, there’s very little […]