Gaze Girls Talk

2107 has been quite an eventful year for women in general: millions of women marched against the inauguration of Trump and later, again millions stood up …

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Sun System – Ways we Meet

Phoenix band Sun System have a brand of indie Dreampop that is catchy and clean, with a slight resemblance to the likes of Chicago’s Shoegaze …

Fadeawayradiate Top albums lists 2017

Top 5 album releases 2017 by Fadeawayradiate crew: I think this last year saw some really great releases, as opposed to last year, when everybody …

From Dreampop to Sophistipop YouTube Playlist

I did this Youtube playlist for SWIT magazine but decided it looks good on here as well of course 😉 Enjoy! [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PL1XuFI6cK5noG_0z0OWphHIN-4Yr8eSoU&layout=gallery[/embedyt]

UK Cinema – English Girls

Canadian quintet UK Cinema released their first single “English Girls” on digital format on the 2nd of November along with a new video, directed and shot …

Bolinas – Vacation & Angostura

Bolinas are a dreampop quartet I came across by accident on Soundcloud suggestions, and immediately adored! The band, and their perfectly sultry beachy sound, are obviously …

AKWUAR – Millions of Same Faces

We are pleased to introduce you to a whole new name in indie-dom and present this first single/ video release by DIY indie project AKWUAR. The …

Dreampop: from Cocteau to Craft Spells

As some of you know, I curate a Dreampop (Jangle and Twee) music group on Facebook and I do notice that the term “dreampop” in …

Light upon Brief Candles

Today marks a little bit of post-show depression for me, as I just wrapped up the concert weekend that I look forward to most here …

Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds from Another Planet live & highlights

Japanese Breakfast was one of the last bands on the line-up of the 25th anniversary London Calling edition (yes,yours truly was there at the very …

The Morelings – Same Century

Imagine if you stumbled across a mystical place, somewhere between the light and dark. Here a dense fog covers the ground but is punctured by …

Surf Rock is Dead – We Have No Friends? EP

Brooklyn based dreampop duo Surf Rock is Dead are Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg. The duo have spent the last two years experimenting in order …

Airiel – Molten Young Lovers

The long awaited, highly anticipated full length new release from Chicago Shoegaze outfit, Airiel is almost upon us. If you are anything like me, you …

I Remember That!: 12 Sophistipop tunes quoted out of context…

Somewhere in May I sent a nice little cover of Oh Patti by Scritti Politti to a friend who said: “So… a Scritti-tribute album curated …

Norway Calling!: brandnew Oslo Oscillator, Måke and The Megaphonic Thrift

In the last weeks, three brandnew indie-tracks from Norwegian bands saw the daylight. I am intentionally avoiding the word “fresh” here, as they all seem …

Close Encounter – Fade Away…

Aaah…. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a blog Anthem! And what could be a better than this magical mystery tune by Seattle based band Close …

The Morelings – We Were (video/single)

SINGLE VIDEO RELEASE “WE WERE”: On September 12, Philly based dreampop duo The Morelings release the first single, “We Were,” from their debut LP “Same Century” set …

The Sorry Shop – Soft Spoken

“After a long time, we finally released our third full album. Based on a Dream Pop aesthetic but also flirting with the most iconic elements …

Pia Fraus – Field Ceremony album

  Field Ceremony will be released in digital, CD and Vinyl LP on the 16th of October, between labels Seksound (Pia Fraus’ own label, releasing …

Softer Still – Visions of You EP

Softer Still – Visions of You EP  July 28th 2017 Club Fandango   Softer Still‘s second EP “Visions Of You’” was released on 28th July. …

Violent Dreams – Scared of the Dark

Violent Dreams, “Scared of the Dark” released July 22, 2017, Every now and then, the Internet surprises me with the sounds of a budding band. …

Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical album

Cage Tropical Slumberland Records/Grey Market 11 August 2017   Phenomenon Frankie Rose, former member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls and Beverly is finally …

Bye Bye Badman – Wave EP

Artist: Bye Bye Badman Album: Wave Released: April 29, 2017 Genre: K-pop Label/Distributor: Magic Strawberry sound   Korean band Bye Bye Badman are an indie electro-pop …

Space4lease – “Must be Something” single

Space4Lease’s new song “Must Be Something”  premiered on Friday July 14 comes as the first single of releases. They released their first EP “Hiraeth“ in November 2016. …

China Crisis – Saint Saviour Square: the elusive video….

In 1989, the China Crisis single “Saint Saviour Square” was released on Virgin Records from the album “Diary of a Hollow Horse”: their 5th studio …

Dayflower – Sweet Georgia Gazes premiere!

The newest Dayflower single“Sweet Georgia Gazes”premiered today on Fadeawayradiate!!!: “Sweet Georgia Gazes” has a less fuzzy sound than “Neverfriend” and less psychey than the excellent …

Softer Still – Forever Faces – new single

I wrote about indie dreampop band Softer Still before because I adore their blissful, hazy sound. So lucky me!: they soon have a follow up …

Hazel English Live at London Calling Festival 27-5-2017

Hazel English Live at London Calling Festival, Amsterdam/Paradiso 27-5-2017 Last minute guest list…arriving late…her music wafting towards me from somewhere, I follow my ears up …

Geyster – With All Due Respect

Geyster seems to have been around for ages, since “With All Due Respect” is his 7th album to date, so yes, the respect is due.  …

Pia Fraus – That’s not all EP

Artist: Pia Fraus Title: That’s Not All Label: Seksound Record Label (Estonia) Released On: 29.05.2017 Format: CD         In the fall of …

The Dream Eaters – We are a Curse review & interview

The Dream Eaters’ new release “We are a Curse” features folky dream pop a’la Beach House, with echoes of low fi in the vein of …

Spotlight: Northwest – Dimaryp

I already added their mesmerising track “Wind” to one of my playlists this year, and was an instantly hooked on their supernatural, atmospheric “poetry in …

Alter – Pendulum

Alter, Pendulum released April 28, 2017   “Pendulum” is the second full length recording by Alter. Alter is a 3-piece atmospheric rock band from Baltimore, …

The Loch Ness Mouse S/T

I am always really happy to hear something vaguely resembling one of my favourite bands of all time, in this case Prefab Sprout. But, the …

Tenant from Zero: single, EP and interview

I think every Sophistipop lover would be over the moon to hear a combination of Prefab Sprout and The Aluminum Group with the vocals of …

Pia Fraus – Cloudy Eyes / Rocketship – Outer Otherness Split 7″

Pia Fraus presents their new single ( March 2017) as a split 7” together with a new track from Rocketship on Estonian label Seksound. This split …

The Veldt live at The Riviera in Chicago March 11 2017

The Veldt played at The Riviera Theater in the historic Uptown neighborhood on the North side as part of their tour in support of their upcoming EP …

A Thousand Hours – Endless Grey album

I am going to start with saying that this has been my favorite new album of the year, thus far. The variety of sounds that …

Lazy Legs Interview

Lazy Legs, a  talented, playful, and kind trio from Chicago, played a noisey,  fuzz-filled, shoegaze show at a DIY space in February. Lazy Legs are …

Lost Shoegaze Gems III : Ozean EP

Ozean is the shimmering, crystalline lost little child of Slowdive’s “just for a day” era, who offer us with this posthumous reissue a trio of …

Alternative Facts Compilation : 3 exclusive songs….

Alternative Facts is a brandnew compilation of shoegaze and dream pop artists in opposition to tyranny, and in support of civil liberties and women’s health. …

Video Premiere Seeing Up – Dayflower

“Seeing Up” is the third video from Dayflower, produced by the band as a visual companion to the song, which was originally released alongside “Neverfriend” …

Interview Shimmer DJ Scary Lady Sarah and DJ Philly Peroxide

The Chicago shoegaze and dreampop scene goes back decades and continues to thrive with a loyal following of fans and bands. With staple bands like …

Single of the Week : The Death of Pop – Like Always

The Death of Pop – Like Always Released February 17, 2017 Spider’s Island I am very pleased to present this brilliant, new single of my …

Whimsical – Sleep to Dream

Whimsical – “Sleep to Dream” Release date: February 24, 2017 Label: Saint Marie Records 1. Love Me 2. Lost And Found 3. Surreal 4. Flutter Echo …

The Holiday Crowd Album

The Holiday Crowd Album Label: Shelflife Records Release date: January 13, 2017 If ever there’s music that I consider to be timeless and will never bore …

Germans – Live in Amsterdam Bitterzoet 28-01-2017

Germans supporting The Radio Dept.- Amsterdam -28-01-2017 Set list: 1. Dead Bird 2. Hideaway (new track) 3. Cruel 4. Delusions (new track) 5. Anne + …

Drab Majesty – The Demonstration

Drab Majesty – The Demonstration Released: January 20th 2017 Label: Dais Records Stark, beautiful, and poignant; the much-anticipated release from Los Angeles two-piece Drab Majesty …

A Thousand Hours – The Desolate Hour single

A Thousand Hours are Red Collier – vocals, guitar, keyboards, production; Demi Haynes – vocals, guitar and bass and Albert Gresens – guitar, bass There are some songs which are like …

Violentene – Denial EP

Artist: Violentene Title : Denial Label : Digital Zen Country: Canada Format: Digital Release Date: Feb 24, 2017   Violentene are veteran musician/producer/ex-leader of past …

New Slowdive Single!!!! – Star Roving

Fresh from the press: after almost two decades of wandering space since their last few releases and a long breakup, Slowdive returns to our galaxy …

The Marbles Jackson – Ten Million Suns Single

After their debut album “Notes To The Dust“,  Londoners ( Hackney) The Marbles Jackson release a new single called “Ten Million Suns” / “Wish For” on 26th …

Sunshade – Souvenir & Interview with Mathieu & JC

Sunshade are an Indiepop duo from France, consisting of two guys with the most exotic sounding surnames: Mathieu Rivalan and J.C Valleran. Their blend is …