As One For The People quite rightly contend, the soils of the Australasian isles are becoming increasingly fertile – at least from a musical perspective. And riding high on this crest-like upward trend are Perth four-piece Braves, whose Sorrow EP interpolates oneiric pop proclivities in a nebulous lo-fi backdrop of dizzying guitar lines and giddy cymbals. It’s insouciant, and sporadically brattish (opener Sadko In The Underwater Kingdom sounds like Blink-182 reared on No Age and other such shitgaze) though its crowning moment is also its ultimate – the self-confessed heartbreak-pop of Hallows. A disorientating gust of melancholy and infinite reverb, it’s as though a slightly more shoegaze-y DIIV or a more woebegone Craft Spells, or something. And it’s unassumingly sublime, at that.
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- Co-headlining @OfficialRandL, @qotsa & Paramore. @klaxons also join the bill: http://t.co/qBGHZgGzUR about 1 day ago from Twitter for iPhone
- D&D meet with Taylor & Simon of @Timber_Timbre, to talk strippers, sensuality & their strongest LP yet, #HotDreams http://t.co/njxUAiFkzB about 1 day ago from web
- Authors of our #Recordof2013, @bukeandgase will release 'an audio snippet, improvisation or work in progress' weekly https://t.co/ygbgE9UJSR about 1 day ago from web
- Perhaps the precocious Scandinavians' most impressive song yet, stream @dbyungabunga's jingling, jangly Tambourine: http://t.co/rgQpAkG33O about 1 day ago from web