"April 2008. Our first full-length record is about to be released on valve records. There is excitement and anticipation for something that we are already so distant from. The recording process for "Amp on fire" was long and tedious and drawn out for almost a year. What as to be originally an EP turned into 2 EPs then to an album, cut and pasted together the best we could to minimise the long periods of time between recording each part of the record...
The Laurels are a shoegaze band from Sydney whose psychedelic juggernaut has accumulated accolades, guitar pedals and fans in approximately equal proportion. The band are comprised of 4 members. Piers Cornelius - Guitar / Vocals Luke O’Farrell – Guitar / Vocals Conor Hannan – Bass Kate Wilson - Drums Formed in Sydney's inner-west in 2006, The Laurels share a range of visions and influences extending from sonic pioneers The Velvet Underground to the pure shoegaze bliss of My Bloody Valentine...
Sounds Like Sunset's music is a mix of simple songs taken on sort of a wild ride - freely moving in directions led by huge guitars and feedback, and drawing on influences such as BailterSpace, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and the gloomier side of The Beach Boys in equal measure. The band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1997 with David Challinor (vocals, guitar), David Hobson (bass) and Rohan Geddes (drums).
Steering By Stars are a four piece band from Adelaide, Australia. Their sound could be described as Post-Rock Punk, a melding of symphonic melodies with contrasting aggressive rhythms. Steering By Stars develop their music as a live performance, placing an emphasis on creating an atmosphere that is both captivating and contiguous. Recently Steering By Stars have recorded their debut album ‘Cables’, which was recorded at Broadcast Studios in Adelaide over three days.
The Silent World are an instrumental quintet from Perth, Western Australia. Equally inspired by experimental post-rock, noise and new wave, the band's sound has evolved considerably over its brief history, refined through a series of demo recordings and intense live shows. The past year has seen The Silent World share the stage with local experimental heavyweights Tangled Thoughts of Leaving and Eleventh He Reaches London, represent UWA in the National Campus Bands Competition and go on to play in the State Final alongside some of Perth's finest young bands after only a handful of shows
Zond are a maximum volume, minimalist soundrock group based in Melbourne, Australia. They are named after a member of the group's childhood dog and/or a Hi-God People track and/or satellite of the USSR. Their live shows and recordings vary from screaming psych punk car crashes to ambient alloy radiation field hum: all that can be known in advance is the intensity of the performance. Zond includes members of past and present groups: Fong, Library Punks, On, Mum Smokes, Ned & the Meds, Wasted Truth.
Shoegaze/Dream Pop band from Newcastle, Australia
Deerhunter is a band which formed in 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The band consists of Bradford Cox (vocals, guitar, piano), Moses Archuleta (drums, synths), Lockett Pundt (guitar, organ, vocals) and Josh Fauver (bass, vocals). The group began with the ambition of fusing the lulling hypnotic states induced by ambient and minimalist music with the klang and propulsion of garage rock. The band has weathered chaotic line-up changes, the death of a member, and much discouragement.
There are at least 3 bands known as Loomer: 1. The Brisbane, Australia indie/shoegaze band that was formed in 2008.
2. The Toronto, Canada alt/country band formed in 1999
3. A shoegaze outfit from Brazil that was formed in august 2008. 2.
Songs Of The Wild West Island. 12 idiosyncratic new songs of hope, despair, resurrection and a 2-headed calf. Including the haunting duet, "Only Lovers" featuring Sarah Harmer.