Artist Name: Revolution – A Shoegaze Revival ( Compilation )
Release Date: 11/02/15
Record Company: Ear To Ear Record’s & Gerpfast Kolektif Record’s
Today, on the 11th of February 2015, see’s the all the work undertaken by a collaboration of 2 amazing Independent record label’s, Ear To Ear Record’s & Gerpfast Kolektif Record’s, come to fruition. They have will brought together 30 band’s from all over the world, to celebrate, with us the fan’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.
We’ve also introduced you to the first 10 band’s on this epic compilation and you can read about them HERE.
And then The Primal Music Blog introduced you to the next 10 band’s and you can check that article out HERE.
Plus, we have previewed every single track from this release on a dedicated episode of The Primal Radio Show & you can listen back to it HERE.
I would personally like to thank both Ear To Ear Record’s & Gerpfast Kolektif Record’s for inviting The Primal Music Blog & The Primal Radio Show to be a media partner for this immense release. I would also like to thank all the other bloggers & Dj’s for introducing me to not only their blog’s & websites, but for also introducing me to their writing! Immense! There has been some amazing articles posted about this release. I would also like to say how proud I am for being involved & I wish all of the involved band’s every success in the future! Gaze On!!!
“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 band’s 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 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 20 band’s on this compilation in two previous post’s. We’ve also given you link’s 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!
Del Chaney – The Primal Music Blog – January 2015 – Dublin, Ireland.
Below is the last 10 band’s from this epic compilation with link’s to their music & information on each band:
1) Seaside – Undone
Seaside is a rather ‘complete’ shoegaze & dreampop band from Jakarta, Indonesia. Their sonic landscape not only delivers waves of reverb with a delay-laden guitar sound, but this also mixes wonderfully with synthesizer and keyboards. To round this off perfectly, this blends together with loveable lyrics and waves of beautiful noises. This track is lifted from the ‘Undone’ LP, released 15 December 2013 . Order via http://www.anoarecs.com
2) Blood Lips – Heartbeats
FOR LOVERS OF: Bloody Knives, Stone Temple Pilots, Have a Nice Life, Bush, Silverchair
Blood Lips are a three piece band from North Wales and Manchester, formed in 2014. Recorded and produced by Marc Joy of Ferndale Productions, the ‘Brittle Bones’ EP was the band’s debut EP. Released on November 17, 2014 through Ear to Ear Records, the EP features four tracks of dark, brooding guitar music. The band played their first gigs at the Focus Wales festival and industry showcase in Wrexham, North Wales in 2014, to very positive reviews. They are focused on live shows around the UK following the release of their ‘Brittle Bones’ EP.
“Catchy guitar riffs, dark melodies, a little bit Joy Division-esque on some tunes, pretty brilliant” – Melanie Lapierre, CISM 89.3 FM.
“Screaming psychedelic guitars with chunky riffs and tub thumping drumming” – Neil Crud, link2wales.
“Experimental, but accessible. The guitar lines hit you hard” – On The Fence Blog
3) Weird – Infinite Decay
Weird began in Rome in the second half of 2011, and is basically the brainchild of Marco Barzetti (guitar and vocals). Matteo D’Argenio (bass guitar) and Massimiliano Pecci (drums) joined him by the end of the year, and the band spent most of 2012 experimenting in the studio. The result of this exploring is their debut album “Desert Love For Lonely Graves” (2013), which was recorded and mixed by Marco Barzetti at his home studio, and mastered by Lacopo Sinigaglia (Libra). All seven tracks flow slowly between reverberate guitars and vocals, autumnal bass and sepulchral drums, while diverse musical genres such as shoegaze and psychedelia converge beautifully. In April 2013, D’Argenio left the band and was replaced by Giovanni Romano. After this, Weird. began touring throughout Italy. In 2014, the band started recording their sophomore LP. On November 4th, Weird. broke the silence with “Infinite Decay”, the first single from their upcoming new album, expected for release in early 2015.
4) Stellarscope – This Will End Tonight
For fans of: Wavves, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Ramones and Manhattan Love Suicides.
Philadelphia’s Stellarscope are a staple of the shoegaze and alternative rock scene, constantly on a mission of creating new and exciting music. Their music is dark and emotive but with pop sensibility. Stellarscope’s energetic live performances has garnered the band accolades from peers, as well as fans. With multiple releases under their belts, they continue to march forward and evolve with the times. Their music has appeared in many compilations and tribute albums, documentaries as well as on MTV, A&E, Discovery Channel, Alli Sports TV, and more. Their latest album ‘The End is Near, I’m Not Prepared’ was released in March 2014 on Patetico Recordings. Their focus on the new album was to create more sonically-charged fast-paced postpunk indiepop shoegaze anthems, which would appeal to a broader audience, with a tongue-in-cheek attitude.
5) The Yours – Honey Treats
The Yours are a Hong Kong based alternative rock band. The band was originally formed by Jack Leung (guitar, vocals) and Nic Wong (guitar, bass, vocals) in 2005 and released their debut EP, Abraham, on Lona Records in 2006. Known for their confrontational stage presence, the band quickly established themselves as one of the most unique acts in the underground scene of Hong Kong. Their early music was variously described as a mixture of post punk and shoegaze, which featured reverb saturated guitars and a steady, almost drum-machine like rhythm section. After the release of Abraham, The Yours went through multiple line-up changes, with Jack and Nic remaining the sole consistent members, until the band decided to record a full-length studio album. In 2011, the band recruited Gwyneth Tang (Vocals/Guitar), Nelson Ko (Drums) and Tim Ng (Guitar) to complete the line-up. The band’s debut album, The Way We Were, was recorded by Lona Record’s Alok Leung and released in August 2012 on Imagine-Imagine-Imagine Records. Incorporating well-crafted melodies and fuzzed out guitar riffs reminiscent of the early 1990’s, the album was met with critical acclaim upon its release, with Dazed and Confused listing the band as one of the East Asia’s new wave of talents. In 2013, the band embarked on their first-ever tour in China and released a Japanese edition of “The Way We Were” with Disk Union in Japan. The band’s sophomore album, “Teenagarten” was released in July 2014. Recorded by Yang Haisong of P.K14 at Psychic Kong in Beijing, the second album is rawer, darker and more intense than its predecessor, yet maintains the band’s rich melodic structures and teenage angst. Since their formation, The Yours have been one of the most active bands in Hong Kong, making numerous appearances at music festivals and performing with multiple international acts, most notably The Jesus And Mary Chain in 2012. The band’s most recent line-up consists of Jack Leung (guitar, vocals), Nic Wong (bass, vocals) and Tim Ng (guitar). In July, 2014, The Yours signed to Maybe Mars, the leading independent record label in China.
6) Wozniak – El Maresme
Hailing from Edinburgh (Scotland), four-piece Wozniak were formed in 2012 on a mission to cause terminal tinnitus with their brooding (largely) instrumental cocktail of feedback, reverb and delay, distorted bass tones and pounding drum beats. The band have just released their latest track Five Star a taster from their work-in-progress album due for release in 2015 on Morningside Young Team Records. This is the first new material from the band since their well-received Pikes Peak EP which racked up positive reviews and airplay from Scotland, and beyond. Released in June, that collection of songs took inspiration from shoegaze, post rock, hard rock and no wave, 70s public information films and 80s Japanese cartoons. Wozniak have played extensively across Scotland in 2014 and 2015 is already looking set to be a busy year, with plans for shows in London and Dublin taking shape and the album already underway. The Primal Music Blog voted ‘Pikes Peak’ as their best EP of 2014 and we also reviewed this epic release for the blog. You can read what we thought about it HERE.
7) Puna – Trasnoche
Puna is a shoegaze electronic hybrid music project, formed in 2008 in Lima, Peru by Jorge Rivas O ‘Connor, José Rodríguez, Gerardo Flores and Arnold Medina. They make music within the post-rock current, assimilating styles therein from such genres as Ambient, Ethereal, Shoegaze, Noise, Dreampop, IDM, Space and Drone. Puna’s current makeup includes Jorge Rivas O’Connor on guitars, strings, keyboards and midi, and Jose Rodriguez on guitars and strings, Rolando Apollo guitar and bass, oscillator. In 2009, Puna released the “Puna” maxi-single through independent label Dorog Records. In 2010, the band released the “Mediodía en la la Luna” EP independently. In 2012, they also independently released their second EP “Dawn of the End”. In 2013, the band released the ‘Inmerso’ single through Latin America Shoegaze. Puna’s latest release came in August 2014, when Dorog Records released the long-play album “Au dial”.
8) Digilite – Dance of Angels
Digilite is a band from Bandung, Indonesia, which was founded on 21 August 2007. This band explore’s various genre’s, including Alternative Rock, Shoegaze, Dreampop, Indie Rock, Brit Pop, and New Prog.There are currently five members of Digilite: Hasan [Vocals], Husen [Guitar], Izul [Guitar], Yudit [Bass], Kikie [Synthesizer] and additional drums,
9) Spool – Sway, Fadeaway
Spool are a Japanese shoegaze girl band, formed in 2011 in Saitama Tokyo, Japan. Band’s they admire include Spitz (Japan), My Bloody Valentine, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Deer Hunter, Washed Out, and M83.
2012 – since1991 (sold out)
2013 – sink you
10) Damascus – Slightest
Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, this band has built their sounds from the rough side of 90s shoegaze bands, similar like Swervedriver, Ride, Catherine Wheel, etc. Fuzz, reverb, wah, and tremolo, blends into one package. Damascus are: Peter A.W. – vocal & guitar, Ritchie Ned Hansel – guitar, Ricky Babay Janitra – bass & Freddie Warnerrin – drum’s. They believe shoegaze is all about rock n roll, not suicidal tones. They are into fuzz, tremolo, feedback, and stage diving. Their influences include bands and guitar work from the likes of Kevin Shields, Adam Franklin, Thurston Moore, J Mascis, and Brad Laner.
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 is available to download for free right now over at:
DEL CHANEY – Founder, Editor-In Chief, Contributor
Del Chaney has spent the last two years not only fronting popular Irish Electronic duo Analogue Wave, but also dedicating his time to uncovering the best artists in the Unsigned or Small Independent Label based Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Noise-Rock & Post-Rock genre’s of music from all over the globe & reviewing them for this blog – The Primal Music Blog. His other arm, The Primal Radio Show, has gained considerable respect from band’s and promoter’s alike since it’s conception in 2013 & has hepled him in actively promoting a genre of music that he’s passionate about. He also currently write’s for Canadian based online music webzine www.ReplicantEars.com. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he is a keen Vinyl Collector, Tattoo Fan & all round good guy! He is a self confessed music freak & is never far away from a studio console or a turntable.