Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Hollis, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    A lot of non-shoegaze bands being mentioned.

    MBV, Loop, Spacemen3 et al all well worth checking out to see where shoegaze came from (and, frankly, are usually far better bands) but ain't shoegaze IMHO.
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  2. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    That's because they're usually better.
  3. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

  4. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Ever see Loop live? They didn't look up from their shoes once.
  5. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Heh. Never did sadly. Saw Spiritualised early on and even the audience stared at the floor through the entire gig.
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  6. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

  7. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    SunDial were good. Anyone remember them? Cracking retro-psychedelic feel to their first album in 1990 or thereabouts but went a bit shit and shoegaze thereafter but with the occasional flash of brilliance.

    Spacemen 3 were and are immense. The world still reverberates to the epicness of their early platters 20+ years later. Much imitated, never bettered.
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  8. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

    Spacemen 3's first album was itself an imitation.
  9. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    i don't know. here is a song by them anyway
  10. flickerx

    flickerx Well-Known Member

    Bit of a shoegaze revival on these days. Mostly yanks making it as well from what I can tell. Went to see this lot play recently, good gig.

    and the first track from the new album:

    Maybe Ringo Deathstarr as well? They're more poppy.

    Then you've got some bands playing that 'doomgaze' stuff which I really like, a mixture of shoegaze and doom metal. The last album from This Will Destroy You is a good example.

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  11. miniGMgoit

    miniGMgoit OverWeightUnderAchiever

    Oh how I do love loop :)
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  12. miniGMgoit

    miniGMgoit OverWeightUnderAchiever

    Apart from the usual suspects of MBV, Ride, Slowdive etc.

    Stereolab (emperor tomato ketchup)
    The Lilys
    Bethany Curve
    Verve (first album Storm in Heaven is great)
    Bowery Electric (defo one for fans of Seefeel)

    People often lump the Telescopes in with the scene but they're like a noisy MBV.

    There's shit loads of shoegazer stuff around now most of which is of questionable quality.
  13. Nice one

    Nice one Well-Known Member

    aye showgazing to me were the introverted, yet camera appealing posh kids going through university whose parents could afford to buy them a rack of effects pedals.
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  14. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    I thought of The Telescopes, but when. I re-listened to "celeste" I noticed how "baggy" influenced it was. And how much like a shit Chapterhouse it was. Shame.

    The Charlottes were another band this thread made me think of, but I'm a little apprehensive about digging out their stuff in case it too has dated very badly.

    The Cranes, despite not really sounding similar at all, ended up getting lumped in with this stuff. I saw them support Slowdive for example. They did some nice songs.
  15. miniGMgoit

    miniGMgoit OverWeightUnderAchiever

    Yeah, The Telescopes did end up like that however listen to the earlier stuff and try and tell me that sounds like a shit Chapterhouse. It sounds like a deranged MBV. It's pure noise.

    I should really like the Cranes as the tick all the boxes (I'm a massive shoegaze fan), however I always found them really dull. Medicine are a vastly over looked band of that era. Very noisy and not at all like the posh folk that frequented most of the British shoegaze scene.

    Here's a few songs, I always liked them because of how noisy and abrasive they were, while still being very melodic. There's a certain "baggy" element in some of their stuff too.

  16. miniGMgoit

    miniGMgoit OverWeightUnderAchiever

    Telescopes not sounding baggy
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  17. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    I knew remembered liking The Telescopes!
  18. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    The Charlottes

  19. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    More like a goth Cocteau Twins imo. Good though.

  20. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    That's no way to talk about The Sundays and House of Love!
  21. miniGMgoit

    miniGMgoit OverWeightUnderAchiever

    Bowery Electric :cool:
  22. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Maybe a bit of Ulrich Schnauss?

  23. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    Many thank all - I shall be investigating further..
  24. starfish2000

    starfish2000 Well-Known Member

    MBV, Ride s first 2 EPs and debut album. Swervedriver, the first Verve Album, Drop Nineteens...

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Why the hell did they suddenly change?
    I never thought they were very good apart from this track.
  26. mayotte

    mayotte Member

    No wonder these pale, tragic young people want to kill themselves. The music is dire. Tragic, post Goth solipsism.
  27. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    This, by Th' Faith Healers, is one of those songs I can just play on repeat ad nauseum;

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  28. miniGMgoit

    miniGMgoit OverWeightUnderAchiever

    I like what people did with shoegazing and electronic stuff like seefeel, bowery electric and third eye foundation

  29. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Curve anyone?

  30. flickerx

    flickerx Well-Known Member

    I didnt think that Curve were in the same bracket.

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