the Leaf Library The Leaf Library are guitarist Matt Ashton (formerly of Peel favourites Saloon), singer Kate Gibson, bass player Gareth Jones (Wintergreen), drummer / synth wizard Lewis Young, and guitarist
the Leaf Library
The Leaf Library are guitarist Matt Ashton (formerly of Peel favourites Saloon), singer Kate Gibson, bass player Gareth Jones (Wintergreen), drummer / synth wizard Lewis Young, and guitarist Simon Nelson (Cosines). They make multi-layered, two chord drone pop, channeling the warm fuzz of Yo La Tengo, the spacious repetition of Talk Talk, and Movietone’s seaside melancholy to beautiful effect. Live they bring a volume and intensity to their performances that’s belied by the gentle drift of their records, with motorik drums busying themselves over a bed of constantly unfurling synth tones.
expect a new LP on wiaiwya later this year
Red Red Eyes
UK duo Red Red Eyes release their debut long player (on all the important formats) on wiaiwya on 18th May. The album is packed with cinematic drones and intricate twangs; a stylish shoegaze noir, or a Broadcast / Morricone / Gainsbourg soundtrack to an episode of Black Mirror.
Red Red Eyes are Laura McMahon and Xavier Watkins. While playing together in psychedelic outfit Violet Woods, they started working on McMahon’s songs, evoking the atmospheres of their shared cinematographic interests. The result is often dark and hypnotic, with McMahon’s (Betty & the Werewolves) soft vocals being echoed by Watkins’ (Fuzzy Lights) delicate guitar.
the Great Electric
Alumni of bands as diverse as Hefner, Kenickie, GoKart Mozart & Mum and Dad, the band was united by a love of the classic German electronic and progressive acts of the 1970s coupled with the pop music sensibilities, hooks and production of 90s bands such as Stereolab, Quickspace and Electric Sound of Joy.
The Great Electric was formed in the winter of 2012 by Malcolm Doherty (Guitars, FX), Rob Hyde (Drums), Darren Hayman (Synth), and Pete Gofton (Bass/Production), and released their debut LP on wiaiwya in 2017
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