Writing about music is troublesome as a result of everybody has such vastly completely different tastes, however I do like to share a few of my very own private discoveries within the occasion I can flip a handful of you onto a brand new band.
There have been a couple of new releases over the previous few weeks which can be all in the identical camp – a mesh of doom and shoegaze, all of which ship brooding, noisy, and intensely fuzzy/crunchy tunes. I adore it. Perhaps you’ll too? Try a couple of sampling under.
Followers of My Bloody Valentine ought to undoubtedly dig into Sluggish Crush, Belgian shoegazers who’re set to launch their model new LP, Hush, on October twenty second by way of Quiet Panic.
“The album radiates moonlit heat by way of a haze of abrasive whirling layered guitars and soul-soothing vocals by Isa Holliday,” hypes the press launch.
The band simply shared a model new monitor, “Swoon”, the second single accompanied by the next music video directed by Jeroen Jullet – a Jerry’s Joint.
Pre-order and pre-save the brand new album right here.
Final week, New York-based shoegazers, Heat, surprise-released a model new EP that’s skyrocketed to the highest of my record of finest albums of 2021. What’s Completed within the Darkish, boasting 5 wonderful new tracks, may be streamed right here.
Hearken to “The Sky Was Gray nevertheless it Felt Like Heaven”, one of many EP’s standout tracks.
One other underground act that’s simply unbelievably good is Shedfromthebody, an unbiased doomgaze/various metallic artist from Espoo, Finland who does every part herself.
“Suvi Savikko‘s music paints a distorted, ethereal panorama, by way of which she carries her songs with hauntingly stunning vocals and lone, wailing guitars,” explains the press launch. “With major roots in doom metallic, doom folks, and early 2000s various, Shedfromthebody’s music varies from grim to comforting, from crushingly heavy to gentle and ethereal.”
Savikko has additionally produced darkwave music below the title 1X4X44R, and composed music for Good Rubbish Studios’ recreation Love Shore.
The subsequent album from Shedfromthebody is being teased with the discharge of the model new single, “The Hollowing Women”, from Black Terror Data. In case you take pleasure in this monitor, I extremely suggest her 2020 debut A Useless and Aimless Hum.
Final however not least is a sprawling 8-minute lengthy monitor from Russian doomgazers Gena, who shared “Sooner or Later (” Рано ли, поздно ли”) this previous spring.
The band celebrates a heavy folks taste and has two must-listen EPs out there on streaming providers. It’s unclear if a 3rd is on the way in which, however the launch of this new monitor signifies it’s extraordinarily possible.
“Sooner or Later” is a collab of types, being that it’s the primary joint work of Gena and ethno-electronic mission Oligarkh. “It’s a vicious, grim-colored composition tangled with the themes of Russian darkish folklore.” Examine it…
Рано ли, поздно ли by OLIGARKH X GENA