A Shoegaze band from Glasgow, Scotland who employ blissed-out dense fuzz drones, reverberated hypnagogic vocals and hazy echoes as their sonic trademark. The Cherry Wave formed in 2012 and have since released a self-titled demo, which received a cassette release on Good Grief Records. The now sold out cassette also featured hand made packaging by artist Anna Kraay. Their EP entitled 'Blush' followed and was released by Lamppost Records and Wolf Among Wolves Records, the CD version of which has also sold out.
At the end of 2014 the band signed to the American Shoegaze label Saint Marie Records, home of SPC ECO, Lightfoils, Panda Riot, Seasurfer, Spotlight Kid, Sway and many more. Saint Marie Records released their debut album 'Avalancher' in early 2015. They also repackaged and re-released the band's popular 'Blush' EP. You can now find their music for sale everywhere from Amoeba Music in Los Angeles to File Under Records in Nagoya, Japan. Following the release of 'Avalancher' they went on to play their first show outside of Scotland. In the Autumn of 2015 they joined Johnny Marr, Spiritualized, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Fall, Young Fathers, Public Service Broadcasting and more at the inaugural Rockaway Beach Festival in England.
Since 2012 they've shared the stages of Glasgow with many bands, including Ringo Deathstarr, No Joy, Pinkshinyultrablast, The Telescopes, Dead Rabbits, St Deluxe, The KVB, Holy Esque, The Yawns, Nothing, Paws, Milk Teeth, Le' Thug, Dengue Fever and countless more.
Glasgow quartet The Cherry Wave have rounded off the edges of their wall-of-noise-pop on sophomore album Shimaru, released on Monday 23 January 2017.
Recorded with Lewis Glass at Glassworks Studio Recording in Glasgow, Shimaru is a more considered and less out-and-out noisy follow-up to their 2015 debut Avalancher. Self-released and self-funded, Shimaru is ten tracks of noisy shoegaze pop and a great introduction to the band if you’re not yet familiar with them.
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.