Velocity Girl – “Sorry Again”

Took a week off – sorry not sorry – and of course in that time, the big news dropped that ’90s DC shoegaze/dreampop heroes Velocity Girl were reuniting for the first time in over 20 years to headline the 30th anniversary party for Washington DC club The Black Cat in September. They were a university […]

Lush – “De-Luxe”

Let’s land the wayback machine in 1990, and look at the first video – or videos – from Lush. They released their debut mini-album Scar in July of 1989 and despite it being well-receieved, they didn’t record any promotional videos for it. They saved that honour for “De-Luxe”, the opening track of their follow-up EP […]

Tokyo Shoegazer – “Bright”

At first, you might think the even the name is a joke. Tokyo Shoegazer? And… they’re shoegazers? From Tokyo? Well, yes. And it’s fitting that Tokyo Shoegazer is a sort of avatar for everything about Japanese shoegaze; it’s not original or boundary-pushing, but it’s also not trying to be. Instead it’s taking everything they love […]

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 […]

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 […]