ALBUM REVIEW: Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival (A Compilation) – Episode 2

FINAL cover artwork for Revolution - The Shoegaze Revival

Artist Name: Revolution – A Shoegaze Revival ( Compilation )

Release Date: 11/02/15

Record Company: Ear To Ear Record’s & Gerpfast Kolektif Record’s

On the 11th of February 2015 a collaboration of 2 amazing Independent record label’s, Ear To Ear Record’s & Gerpfast Kolektif Record’s, will bring together 30 band’s from all over the world, to celebrate, with us listener’s, the spirit of a new wave of underground shoegaze. This collection of like minded artist’s have not only donated their epic track’s,  but have all agreed that this compilation will be available to download for free from both record companies bandcamp page’s respectively.

We’ve already introduced you to this mammoth undertaking but if you haven’t read about it yet, you can do so HERE.

” Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival’ is an epic, truly international 30-track compilation comprised of outstanding original material. Such band’s have set the stage for shoegaze pioneers’ return to today’s scene by upholding their wall of sound and painting it with breathtaking colour. Some of these band’s are also ‘first wave’ but have remained underground, while some are newbies – the ‘second wave’ of shoegaze”

The featured bands on the compilation are: //orangenoise (Pakistan), Sounds of Sputnik (Russia), The Yours (Hong Kong), Trementina (Chile), Ummagma (Canada-Ukraine, Digilite (Indonesia), Jaguwar (Germany), Stellarscope (USA), Spool (Japan), Wozniak (Scotland), Ether Feels (Japan), Hideous Towns (Australia), Lights That Change (Wales, UK) ,Damascus (Indonesia), Weird. (Italy), Hermetic Delight (France), Rev Rev Rev (Italy), The Evening Primrose (Hong Kong), Stella Diana (Italy), Seaside (Indonesia), Blood Lips (UK), Magao (Japan), Clustersun (Italy), Duelectrum (Brazil), Intenna (Indonesia), Robsongs (Brazil), Slow Motion Picture (USA), Thud (Hong Kong), Sharesprings (Indonesia), Puna (Peru).

We’ve promised to introduce you to every single one of the 30 band’s involved in this epic release, individually, in post’s featuring 10 band’s at a time. So far we’ve given you, the reader, link’s to the first 10 band’s on this compilation. We’ve given you links to each band’s Social Media Site’s & also link’s to where you can find their music. The importance of a collection of this size & magnitude should not be overlooked. These underground shoegaze & dreampop artist’s represent a wave of music that should be celebrated worldwide by old school fan’s of the genre & new fan’s alike. This is the new wave …….. This is shoegaze ……… Let’s celebrate it together!

You can read what we had to say about the first 10 band’s on this compilation: ‘Revolution – The Shoegaze Revival’HERE.

Del Chaney – The Primal Music Blog – January 2015 – Dublin, Ireland.

Below is the next 10 band’s from this epic compilation with link’s to their music & information on each band:

1) Hideous Towns – Pets



Ryan and Chris have been friend’s for year’s, moving in together after high school where they started writing subpar guitar pop songs. Ashley was discovered through his mother who worked with Ryan at a pub and heard Ryan playing music off his phone that she was used to hearing from Ashley’s room, she knew he wanted to drum in a proper band. After a few month’s of practicing and mucking around at Ashley’s place, Alana was found from a music website after she recently moved to Melbourne looking for a band to join. Straight away it was obvious that she was an incredible singer and fit perfectly. The song’s started pouring out, now fully formed and deemed good enough to show the public. First gig was played in September 2013 and since then there have been many more. There is a self-recorded and self-released single and now a full EP out as of November 2014.


2) Ether Feels – Morning Star



Ether Feels is a Japanese trio, who play shoegaze music with a leaning towards indie rock and power pop. Members Tomo, Yoko and Kita-Kun are based in Osaka, Japan. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ride, Nirvana, David Sylvian, MBV, J&MC, Wannadies and Lemonheads are among the band’s who have inspired them. They released their first 8-track album “Ether Feels” in July 2010, and followed up with their second 7-track album “Raindrop Sparkle” in November 2011. Available through Amazon and Disk Union within Japan (search for “Ether Feels”). In 2012, they released the 4-track EP “Annabelle Flowers” on CD through Bah! Records Indonesia, quickly followed by another 4-track EP “Red Dress Girl” on Bandcamp. They also participated in the shoegaze compilation “The Sun Rises in the East”, released on Shiny Happy Records, alongside other renowned Japanese bands like Flannel, Sugardrop, Oeil, and Bertoia. In July 2014, Ether Feels released its latest EP “Twilight Dreams” on CD, which is available through Tower Records Japan, Amazon Japan, Bandcamp, and elsewhere. From 2012 to 2014, they have been playing concerts and have performed at some high level festivals, such as the Japan Shoegazer Festival Osaka and Kyoto Shoegazer Festival. Through these events, they have shared the stage with Lemon’s Chair, Cruyff in the Bedroom, Kipu Kirota, AOQ, Saturday and Penguin and Coffee, Cigarette in Your Bed, Boyfriends Dead, and Penguin Airways… Ether Feels has more recently been receiving support from DKFM Shoegaze Radio and Muso Planet Magazine, among others.

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3) Intenna – My Flowery Dream



Intenna was founded in November 2010 and is from Malang, Indonesia. The band members are Ni Nyoman Nanda Putri Lestari, Dwianto Prastowo, Ovan Zaihnudin, Pugud Haidi Agusdilla, and Henry Setyawan.  – ” We are a band consisting of five member’s from Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Ni Nyoman Nanda Putri Lestari as the only girl in the band takes the vocal duty, then Dwianto Prastowo and also Ovan Zaihnudin as guitarists, Pugud Haidi Agusdilla as bassist and the last one, the man behind all of us, Henry Setyawan as drummer. About the genre of our music, we cannot specify it, but according to Indonesian music site, WastedRockers. They wrote and call our music : “Intenna is like the crossover between slowcore, dreampop, lo-fi, space rock and drone rock, which is almost can be heard from the English band in 90’s era, such as Flying Saucer Attack, Loveliescrushing, Jessamine, Movietone, Crescent and Amp.” So maybe, it can be say, it’s bit difficult to coup the texture of our music, right? Right now, we are working on our first album. The plan is that we can release it at the end of this year or maybe on early 2015. We already released a cassette record split album with fellow group Guttersnipe, under the Forthe Record label. This cassette already sold out since February 2014 where we contributed two singles titled Flowery and Thirst. We also have two singles more as demo that is, Dansa Hujan and Little Miss Sunshine which were recorded in 2010″.


4) Slow Motion Picture – Opening



Slow Motion Picture’s debut ‘In Memory Of…’ is an album covered in layers of hidden meanings and buried references to characters its listeners will never actually meet, yet still takes its audience on a journey of pure empathy. Each of the album’s ten songs are based upon a ghost story that multi-instrumentalist/guitarist Brian Caesar (As Tall As Lions) wrote in his early twenties as a way to cope with the passing of his father. Filling each song with haunting vocal melodies, luscious orchestral accompaniment and endless layers of fuzz driven guitars, Caesar, along with former vocalist Lauren Edman (Sleepthief), developed a sound that blended the depth of modern film scores with an airy timbre reminiscent of the shoegaze bands of the early 90’s. Bringing in drummer Aaron Kelly, bassist Dan Timmons and keyboard/synth player Marco Talamo enabled Edman and Caesar to finally bring these songs to the stage in 2013. Performing under the name ‘For Every Story Untold’, the five-piece has played some of the most profound venues of New York and Brooklyn, generating significant buzz with their immense sound. They have opened for international touring acts, including a sold out performance with Susanne Sundfør and highly praised bands Owel, Color War and Salt Cathedral. The band recently added the heart-stopping voice of Scottish singer/multi-instrumentalist Anna Popplestone to its lineup and is looking forward to playing several dates in support of the new LP.


5) Clustersun – Hipgnosis



Clustersun are into washy loud shoegazey reverberations, walls of sound, cold wave atmospheres, psychedelic journeys, and crystal clear dreamy melodies. They were formed in Catania, Italy, and have been making noise together since the beginning of 2013. Their first self-produced single “Be Vegetal”, was included in the CD Summer Sampler 2013, published by U.S. label Custom Made Music. They subsequently signed to Italian label Seahorse Recordings to release their debut album “Out Of Your Ego” in April 2013. The first single chosen from the album, “Hipgnosis”, reveals the band signature sound: hypnotic-obsessive bass lines, dark and cold drum patterns, strongly expressive guitar spanning from an ambient ethereal mood to fuzz-and-reverb madness, fat analog synths and dreamy melodies. Clustersun are Marco Chisari (vocals & bass), Mario Lo Faro (guitars), Piergiorgio Campione (synthesizers, keyboards & backing vocals), and Andrea Conti (drums).


6) Magao – Dive To The Sea



Magao is a Japanese shoegaze fusion project based in the city of Chiba. This is the brainchild of Magao, who is 19 years old. He is an independent artist, not affiliated with any record label to date, other than participating in compilations. The most recent of these was by Canata Records. While this solo project began approximately 1 1/2 years ago, Magao also plays guitar in another band, called Soltyknown. Magao’s sounds are reminiscent of Coaltar of the Deepers and Luna Sea, who he identifies as inspiration for his compositions.
Links: (Japanese)

7) Hermetic Delight – The Funeral Party



Postpunk? Shoegaze ? Pop? Hermetic Delight aren’t afraid to play with aesthetics, embracing a singular identity. With the release of Heartbeat 12’’, in 2013, their last maxi single that splashed all over the blogosphere, the five members of Hermetic Delight have built up a solid following and are a band to keep an eye on.


8) Rev Rev Rev – Rip The Veil




Hailing from Modena, Italy, Rev Rev Rev’s sound is influenced by first-wave shoegaze, as well as psychedelic rock, re-metabolizing these elements into a loud, woozy, fuzz-driven context. Their live set’s comprise kaleidoscopic video projection’s waving with music, and the use of self-constructed stomp boxes, producing weird sound’s. The band formed in the summer of 2011. The release of their debut EP “Hypnagogic Visions” the following year quickly caught the attention of independent webzines and radio stations across Italy. “Silent Siren” was included in the shoegaze compilation “Nothing Much to Lose”, alongside tracks from Ummagma, Panophonic, Panda Riot, Asàlto al Parque Zoologico, and Shi Shi. Their first LP (self-titled), featuring psychedelic artwork by Brock Lefferts, was released in October 2013 and met with a wave of positive feedback from press and webzines. Songs from this LP continue to be in rotation on many independent radio stations. The “Rev Rev Rev” LP ranked number 3 on the 2013 Shoegazer Alive Top 10, and was included in the ShoegazeMania Top Ten and several other 2013 charts. In summer 2014, the album was distributed through Japanese record stores. A digital single was released in October 2014 through WinWin Records, a new offshoot label of One Little Indian Records (iTunes link: Side A “Catching a Buzz” has been featured on Steve Lamacq’s show on BBC 6 Radio and the accompanying video ( premièred on Clash Music Magazine. Since September 2013, Rev Rev Rev have toured across Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, as well as the UK, Switzerland and France in October 2014. More recently “Rev Rev Rev” was nominated as the best self-produced album by PIMI (Premio Italiano Musica Indipendente).
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9) The Evening Primrose – Catcher


The Evening Primrose is a Hong Kong dreampop, neo-folk, shoegaze duo formed in 2006 between finindie & michhy. They issued their first debut album “Stargazer” in 2007. Their second album “Starless” came out in 2011 and their third album “Starfalling” in 2012. The duo are currently in the process of recording their fourth album – “Daydream With You Tonight”.


10) Robsongs – Essa Grande Falta de Voce (Ummagma Mix)



Robsongs is the solo project of Brazil’s Robson Gomes, which began back in 2008 under another name with friends Alex and Augusto Medeiros Vitorino. The Robsongs project (Brazil) began back in 2008, initially under the name Minha Vida Nunca Foi um Picnic (My Life Was Never a Picnic). After Alex’s premature death and several trials and tribulations, the group disbanded. Since that time, Robson maintained the spirit of this project as a solo artist, recording music in his home studio. Robson began to compose new songs with something relevant to say through his music and lyrics, meticulously producing and arranging them. Thus was born the Robsongs project. These songs are dedicated to Alex Vitorino, who began this all with Robson so many years ago and left this planet too soon – his spirit lives on through this project. In parallel, Robson is the lead singer-guitarist in Brazil’s renowned indie rock group The Concept, which just celebrated 20 years since its foundation and were slated to play with such headlining bands as Ringo Deathstarr and The Telescopes. He is also the guitarist in reggae band Banda Damata. Taken together, Robsongs’ music shows distinct similarities to the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Market Karma, The Doors, Happy Mondays, Dead Horse One, Spacemen 3, The Koolaid Electric Company, Kingdom of the Holy Sun and some of The Beatles’ more experimental works. Robsongs is signed to The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records and has already released 3 EPs and numerous singles through this label over the past two years, as well as participating in various compilations.



Curated by UK label Ear to Ear Records and Indonesian label Gerpfast Kolektif, this compilation features 30 bands from 16 countries, covering 5 of the 6 inhabited continents. Each was selected purely on the basis of their dynamic sound, without any consideration of geographic preference, label affiliation, popularity ranking or hype. Without even one throwaway or filler track, these are all ‘keepers’. This 30-track compilation of epic music will be available as a free download from the 11th of February 2015 over at:


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The Primal Music Blog – Dublin, Ireland – January 2015 


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