Fotoform – They Say It’s Always Lonely

Well, it’s the festive season again at the end of the toughest year in my memory. Throughout this year our bands and musicians have been producing some of their best work. I was looking for something suitably festive to post as my Merry Xmas blog when along came Fotoform. Fotoform hail from Seattle, Washington andContinue reading “Fotoform – They Say It’s Always Lonely”

The Method One – A Life Obscene

Returning with their latest single is Greenock’s rock supremo’s The Method One. ‘A Life Obscene’ is the latest in a series of tracks the lads have been teasing us with ahead of a much-anticipated album release. The band formed from the ashes of Glasgow outfit Dresden features Dave Mac (Vocals), Robert McGovern (Guitar), Gary FoleyContinue reading “The Method One – A Life Obscene”

CASTLEBEAT – Melodrama

Dream pop is such a vibrant and vital genre. There is no more vital member of that scene than CASTLEBEAT, the lo-fi project of first gen Spanish-Korean-American Josh Hwang, also founder of the record label Spirit Goth. He has a unique DIY, lo-fi approach to recording. His self-titled debut was recorded at home in hisContinue reading “CASTLEBEAT – Melodrama”

Psychedelic Trips To Death – The Resistor

It only seems like yesterday we were here discussing the last release from our friends at Dirty Filthy Records, the immense Depopulation from Acid Roulette. Yet here we are with another exciting release in the inbox. This time it comes from Greek psych rockers Psychedelic Trips To Death and their sophomore release The Resistor. TheContinue reading “Psychedelic Trips To Death – The Resistor”

Laveda – Better Now

When I started Static Sounds Club one of the first bands I featured was New York’s Laveda. I had been enthralled with their performance on the most recent DKFM Global DreamGaze event where they performed a stunning version of their album track ‘Blue Beach’. Now they release the latest single from their stunning debut albumContinue reading “Laveda – Better Now”

Spotlight Kid – Roller State Disco

It was with great excitement that I opened an email from Nottingham shoegazers, Spotlight Kid, this week. I am so happy to announce that they are back with a new single “Roller State Disco” and really exciting news about a new EP. The band are releasing their first new music in a year and theContinue reading “Spotlight Kid – Roller State Disco”

The Churchill Garden – Reality

Earlier this year I received one of the most beautifully packaged records I have in my collection, containing music to match the beauty of its sleeve. That record was Heart & Soul by The Churchill Garden. Andi Jossi is the one-man musical machine behind The Churchill Garden, playing all the instruments on the record. HeContinue reading “The Churchill Garden – Reality”

The Voices – Death of a Lovers Song

It’s very rare that I get the opportunity to cover an iconic release by an equally iconic act. I was over the moon to be sent on Death of A Lover’s Song from Welsh psychedelic shoe-gazers, The Voices. Death of A Lover’s Song was the band’s third album which was released on CD only backContinue reading “The Voices – Death of a Lovers Song”

Fir Cone Children – Waterslide at 7am

Back in the pre Covid days of 2019 I was enthralled by the fifth album by German dream pop/punk outfit Fir Cone Children. Fog Surrounds Us has an eclectic catch all approach to songwriting that multi-instrumentalist Alexander Donat is renowned for. Like a magpie, he cherry picks all that is positive and life affirming andContinue reading “Fir Cone Children – Waterslide at 7am”

PREMIERE – Fir Cone Children – Soaking In

Static Sounds Club is incredibly proud to be sharing the latest track from Fir Cone Children, ‘Soaking In’, for three reasons. Firstly, Fir Cone Children have consistently produced albums of the highest quality, none more so than their last full-length release Fog Surrounds Us. Secondly, this track features my very dear friend and DKFM sisterContinue reading “PREMIERE – Fir Cone Children – Soaking In”

Slow Pulp – Moveys

Wisconsin-bred and Chicago-based band Slow Pulp – Emily Massey (vocals/guitar), Alexander Leeds (bass), Theodore Mathews (drums), and Henry Stoehr (guitar) – have just released their self-produced debut album, Moveys, out into the world.Having heard a track from the album on DKFM Shoegaze Radio late one night I knew I had to investigate. It’s an albumContinue reading “Slow Pulp – Moveys”

Nothing – The Great Dismal

Philadelphia heavy gazers Nothing are back with a new album. The Great Dismal was conceived when, singer and songwriter, Dominic Palermo picked up a copy of the New York Times from a newsstand and saw the famous first photograph of a black hole, taken by scientists in 2019. True enough, he couldn’t escape it. TheContinue reading “Nothing – The Great Dismal”

Dehd – Flower of Devotion

It’s not often that the video for a song opens the door to discovering a band for me. That is exactly what happened when I seen the video for ‘Loner’ by garage pop punks Dehd. The Chicago trio—bassist-vocalist Emily Kempf, guitarist-vocalist Jason Balla, and drummer Eric McGrady weave a heady mix of surf rock, shoegazeContinue reading “Dehd – Flower of Devotion”

Acid Roulette – Depopulation

You just know when an email from the good folks at Dirty Filthy Records drops into your inbox you are about to hear something special. This gem of a label has provided me with some of this years’ highlights with releases from Soden and Par Asito. They are now about to release Depopulation an EPContinue reading “Acid Roulette – Depopulation”

A Good Man Goes to War – The Sounds of a Large Crowd

I am a huge fan of post rock. Bands like Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You Black Emperor create amazing soundscapes that you can lose yourself in. This is why I was so pleased when I was asked to listen to Italian post rockers A Good Man Goes to War. Hailing from Turin,Continue reading “A Good Man Goes to War – The Sounds of a Large Crowd”

trillion – Move To You EP

When life hands you lemons what do you do. That’s a question bands all over the world were asking when the spectre of Covid-19 reared its ugly head. Australian gazers trillion were no different. Like many other parts of the world, trillion’s members had been under lock down. But the drive to make music remainedContinue reading “trillion – Move To You EP”

Funeral Lakes – Golden Season EP

Funeral Lakes are a Canadian folk-rock duo with hearts fit to burst.  Sam Mishos and Chris Hemer started the band in the spring of 2018, self-producing music in their apartment in Vancouver and now in Toronto. They deal in politically and socially charged lyrics set against the most dynamic of instrumentation. Their eponymous debut albumContinue reading “Funeral Lakes – Golden Season EP”

Ten Million Lights – Myanmar

Bursting out the speakers comes Ten Million Lights with the first track from their upcoming Shine So Bright EP release. “Myanmar” is an absolute classic in the making. Hailing from Portland, Oregon these shoegazers have a penchant for catchy hooks and imaginative lyrics. If you like your gaze on the heavy side, you’ll love whatContinue reading “Ten Million Lights – Myanmar”

Carla J Easton – Weirdo

Can it be nearly two years since we first heard “Impossible Stuff”, Carla’s last full-length release. That was a real statement of self from the Glasgow pop artist extraordinaire. I’m now sitting here with her brand-new release,” Weirdo”, just soaking up the lush soundscapes. Carla has a sound all of her own and on thisContinue reading “Carla J Easton – Weirdo”