Tag: Shoegaze

  • New Release: The Virgance – ‘Paradigm 3’

    New Release: The Virgance – ‘Paradigm 3’

    On September 21, UK shoegazer The Virgance released “Paradigm 3”, his third LP in a little over 18 months, on the El Vals del Conejo label. The Virgance is Nathan Smith, formerly guitarist with nineties UK indie band Ripley, which saw BBC Radio 1 and MTV Europe airplay, and co-producer of noughties electronica outfit Loveless. Smith’s first solo LP as The Virgance…

  • My Invisible Friend – ‘My Invisible Friend’ EP

    My Invisible Friend – ‘My Invisible Friend’ EP

    “My Invisible Friend is an Italian trio based in Parma. Livid colours, penetrating, with a Roland TR-505 as filter. Somewhere a dreaming voice. Guitars’ bites, that mouth turns into a speaker and finally shouts louder, louder!” I love it when a band know themselves well enough to be this succinct. Welcome to the world of Ann:::bass,vocals, Cristian:::guitar,vocals, Joe S:::guitar,…

  • Featured Artist – The Virgance

    Featured Artist – The Virgance

    ‘Hiko Shrine’, officially released through Bandcamp on Monday 26th January, is the latest album by The Virgance, solo project of Nathan Smith formerly of Ripley and Loveless. It delivers everything that an experimental, “instrumental shoegaze/dreampop/noiserock” album should. There are intense barrages of guitar looped frenzy, counterbalanced with dazzling washes of ethereal bliss. ‘Hiko Shrine’ is…