Molly – Picturesque

 It only feels right that my first blog of 2023 is a release from my one of my all-time favourite labels Sonic Cathedral. Back in 2019 they introduced us to Innsbruck based Austrian duo MOLLY. Lars Andersson and Phillip Dornauer created a stunning debut in All That Ever Could Have Been. That album soundtracked aContinue reading “Molly – Picturesque”

Static Sounds Club Top 10 Albums of 2022

2022 has been a year of positive change and renewal for me. Musically, it’s been a year of incredible creativity out there. That’s meant that this has been the hardest list to compile ever. The sheer amount of excellent albums that have been released this year has been overwhelming. I’ve been really lucky to haveContinue reading “Static Sounds Club Top 10 Albums of 2022”

Southeast of Saturn Volume II

Back in 2020 I happened upon an amazing compilation of shoegaze and space rock featuring bands that had never been on my radar. Always on the hunt for new music I grabbed a copy on vinyl and gave it a spin. Sure, there was a couple of bands I’d heard namely the Scott Cortez projectsContinue reading “Southeast of Saturn Volume II”

Fabriccio De La Mora – Entropy Death

For the second time this year I’m pinching myself as I’ve had a sneaky early listen to a new album from Par Ásito main man, Fabriccio De La Mora, Back in May, I brought you my thoughts on his debut solo album Grand Unified Theories, a stunning gallop through the galaxy. Now he’s back withContinue reading “Fabriccio De La Mora – Entropy Death”

Thought Bubble – Nowhere

It’s been just over a year since I wrote about the debut album from alt electronic duo Thought Bubble. A lot has happened in those ensuing twelve months for the band. Which is why it gives me enormous pleasure to hear that they’re back with their latest record, Nowhere. Thought Bubble, as you’ll remember, areContinue reading “Thought Bubble – Nowhere”

Hooveriii – A Round of Applause

I’m fond of a really good psych album. One that has direction, drive and hooks I can really get my teeth into. You can imagine my delight when the latest album from LA psych rockers Hooveriii dropped into my inbox. Pronounced Hoover Three, the band was created by founder Bert Hoover. Hooveriii has grown toContinue reading “Hooveriii – A Round of Applause”

Fir Cone Children – Today There’s No Tomorrow

A new Fir Cone Children album is a cause to celebrate at the Static Sounds Clubhouse. Alexander Donat’s shoegaze punk project has always produced the most uplifting, optimistic music. Given that this is one of many musical projects he’s involved with I’m constantly in awe of his work ethic. Not only that, but his abilityContinue reading “Fir Cone Children – Today There’s No Tomorrow

Holy Springs – E.A.T

I’ve been craving some new shoegaze sounds which my good friends over at the label Up In Her Room were only too happy to help me out with. They are releasing the debut album from London based three-piece, Holy Springs. Consisting of Neil Atkinson Jr, Maria Bellucci and Suzanne Sims the band have released aContinue reading “Holy Springs – E.A.T”

Korb – Korb III

I am a relative late comer to the cosmic sounds of Korb. I received their self-titled debut album as a gift and was blown away by the vivid journey that the music took me on. I then discovered their seminal second album, Korb II. Again, the space rock sounds took me away and had meContinue reading “Korb – Korb III”

The Stargazer Lilies – Vibes of Love

My favourite psychedelic gazers are back with a second teaser for their new album Cosmic Tidal Wave. The Stargazer Lilies return to spread the ‘Vibes of Love’. My mind was spinning after hearing the previous single, ‘Bending the Lines’, so I literally had to be scraped off the ceiling to write this. ‘Vibes of Love’Continue reading “The Stargazer Lilies – Vibes of Love”

Mark Peters – Red Sunset Dream

Back in July, I posted my first impressions of the new track from Mark Peters, ‘Switch On The Sky’. It was a beautiful mantra to the sun sung by One Doves Dot Allison. I’ve now been living with the album it comes from for a couple of months now and I think it’s about timeContinue reading “Mark Peters – Red Sunset Dream”

Whiteout – Bite It

1995 was quite a year in music. Oasis were building their ‘Wonderwall’, the Manic’s Richey Edwards went missing, The Beatles returned with ‘Free As A Bird, The Smashing Pumpkins released their sprawling masterpiece Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and a band from my home town released their debut album on the same label asContinue reading “Whiteout – Bite It”

Mark Peters – Switch On The Sky

After the recent reissue of Engineers early releases, I was over the moon to hear that Mark Peters was releasing a new album called Red Sunset Dreams on Sonic Cathedral. I absolutely loved his last solo outing, Innerland, so I was excited to hear what he had in store for us. “Red Sunset Dreams’ isContinue reading “Mark Peters – Switch On The Sky”

Sheer – … And Then There Were Four

Back in 1990 Greenock born musician, Sheer Taft was signed to the world-famous Creation Records label. There he released the cult classic single ‘Cascades’. It was a song out of time, carving its own highly influential spot in Creation history. Fast forward to 2022, now based in Spain, Sheer returns with his first new albumContinue reading “Sheer – … And Then There Were Four”

Tren Go! Sound System – Suspended Islands OST

Having been fortunate enough to had a sneak peek at Assessment, the 2021 breath-taking release from Tren Go! Sound System & Ornamental I was buzzing to hear from the good folks at Dirty Filthy Records. Pedro Pestana, the man behind Tren Go! Sound System is poised to release his next record and this time it’sContinue reading “Tren Go! Sound System – Suspended Islands OST”

Soñder – Broken in Place

The last couple of years have been hard for us all and we’re starting to see the experiences of this tumultuous period coming through in the art of today. None more so than the music we are listening to. Such is the preface to the new album from Maryland based musician Sean F. Schultz akaContinue reading Soñder – Broken in Place”

The Rosie Varela Project – What Remains

You will undoubtedly know Rosie Varela from her outstanding band Eep. Now she has stepped into the spotlight with her solo album What Remains. A native of El Paso, Texas she has drawn on the musicality and creativity of her band mates and friends to help her realise her vison. Joining her are Ross Ingram,Continue reading “The Rosie Varela Project – What Remains”

Perpetual Void – The White Room

Perpetual Void is a shoegaze/dream pop band creating ethereal, emotive soundscapes. Originating from Glasgow, Scotland, the band solely consists of Scottish songwriter and guitarist Graeme Gray. I first encountered Gray back in 2020 when he released his debut single now the lead track on this album. I remember being struck at the time by theContinue reading “Perpetual Void – The White Room”

Fabriccio De la Mora – Grand Unified Theories

Back in August 2020 when I started Static Sounds Club, the first band I wrote about were Par Ásito who come from Guadalajara, Mexico They combined space rock, post rock, shoegaze and a passion for space exploration into something quite unique for their album Singularity. I love that album to this day and so youContinue reading “Fabriccio De la Mora – Grand Unified Theories

Just Mustard – Mirrors

I have made no secret of the fact I adore Dundalk’s finest musical export, Just Mustard. Out on May 27th Heart Under is the long awaited follow up to their landmark debut album Wednesday. I had reported last month on the stunning teaser single ‘Still’. A dark affair, with massive bass and raging guitars itContinue reading “Just Mustard – Mirrors”