RAY – “Fading Lights”

Shoegaze and J-Pop don’t initially seem like the most obvious of bedfellows but it turns out that loud, churning guitars and the super-saccharine sound of Japanese idol groups can be like chocolate and peanut butter. At least that’s the case for the premier – and maybe only – J-pop idol/shoegaze crossover act I know of, […]

Blonde Redhead – “23”

Following an astonishing show in Toronto last night in support of their latest Sit Down For Dinner, a look back at Blonde Redhead’s finest moment, at least from my perspective. The New York trio have always been hard to pin down, stylistically, because their uniqueness keeps them from fitting neatly into any pigeonhole – noise? […]

Deary – “Sleepsong”

Up and coming London dreampop duo Deary started the year out right, introducing themselves with a lovely Cocteaus-esque single in “Fairground” and they’re looking to close out 2023 on an equally high note, opening up for one of Slowdive’s London shows and scheduling the release of their debut self-titled EP for November 17. Accompanying the […]