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”

The Dawdler – Lava Lamps

Last year I had a very clear winner for my album of the year. It was Keith in Ballachulish by The Dawdler. It remains a firm favourite of mine to this day getting regular spins on the turntable. The Dawdler is songwriter John Edgar from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. You may be familiar with his name from bandsContinue reading “The Dawdler – Lava Lamps”

Eep – Death of a Very Good Machine

Bursting out of El Paso, Texas come Eep with their debut album Death of a Very Good Machine. This is a band with a story to tell, a message for the listener. One which repeats throughout this album. A message bore out from the life experience of founding member Rosie Varela. Quite simply, that messageContinue reading “Eep – Death of a Very Good Machine”

Laveda – What Happens After

Nominees for my album of the year just keep piling up. Adding to the list this week are New York based duo Laveda with their sparkling debut album What Happens After. I discovered this band on the recent DKFM DreamGaze III event where I was bowled over by their vocal interplay and harmonies. Little wasContinue reading “Laveda – What Happens After”

Par Ásito – Singularity

Dirty Filthy Records have been releasing some amazing records over the last year. They have done it again with the latest addition to their roster. Par Ásito and their fourth full length album Singularity. Par Ásito come from Guadalajara, Mexico, and they combine space rock, post rock, shoegaze and a passion for space exploration intoContinue reading “Par Ásito – Singularity”