2015 for shoegaze & dreampop has been a ride for myself with the classic shoegaze band from Oxford “RIDE” reforming, my radio show ‘The Reverb’ beginning its weekly rebroadcast on the shoegaze airwaves of Primal Radio & listening to the new bands that sprung up on the indie scene .
So here are my top 5 releases of 2015 :
Others shoegaze releases that I’ve loved this year are : Infinity Girl – Harm, Shallow – feel Good , Teen Brains – S/T E.P (Chud) , Fever Dream – Moyomoyo (Club AC30), Flyying Colours – ROYGBIV (Club AC30) , Swervedriver – I Wasn’t Born to Lose (cherry Red) , Westkust – Last Forever ( Luxury) , No Joy – More Faithful (Mexican summer) , Kid Wave – Wonderlust (heavenly), Weed – Running Back , White Noise Sound – Like A Pyramid of fire (rocket girl) , The Fireworks – Switch me on (shelflife) & Brilliant Beast.
Matt Catling is a shoegazing pioneer who’s support of the underground scene is unwavering. His radio show ‘The Reverb’ has a massive following within the underground scene. His show goes out every Monday at 9PM UK / 10PM CET and broadcasts again at 9PM EST USA over on: www.primalradiolive.com.