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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- Back among the proverbial pigeons, stream #ThePerfectMess from @bloodredshoes’ upcoming 4th, and finally eponymous LP http://t.co/fxO2oSYgln about 1 day ago from web
- Later, the last of seven tracks to his Sentimentality EP, may yet prove @Spitzlang’s breakthrough tune for thought: http://t.co/hlwr8cFsbp about 1 day ago from web
- Beautiful as it is bloody disorienting, stream Dehost – a dolorous first from London songsmith, Jon Jackson: http://t.co/lJt2SrBxWm about 1 day ago from web
- At times stereotypically torturous, D&D review @XiuXiuforLife pay #Nina Simone the ultimate tribute: http://t.co/Z1wAwM8Ono @graveface_recs about 1 day ago from web