Over the past 12 months, the DJ/ producer/musician has released a stream of gloriously genrestraddling tracks, each showcasing a sound which pinballs from discordant soundcapes to ethereal shoegaze
to glitchy electronica.
The Irish shoegaze
legends have been handpicked by The Cure's Robert Smith to appear as part of the Meltdown festival line-up.
The debut "Nowhere" has often been cited as one of the most important shoegaze
029 2023 2199 MUSIC LYLO Ambitious "outlandish dollops of sound" that glides between reverb-laden shoegaze
and indie, only with sax added.
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pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain will be playing at Liverpool's Olympia.
Mixing the melodies of indie with the crunching guitars of grunge and the otherwordly hum of shoegaze
, the six tracks on Near Life Experience push you down the rabbit hole.
But Abstract has enough of his own niche inspirations that the art feels like his own, and the album is a satisfying mix of shoegaze
, pop, and emo.
This is most evident on the highlight: burning stomper Flower Of Sex, which gathers up Nineties shoegaze
guitars and echoes of The Smiths on the way to its heady end.
We grew up on the popular rock music of the '90s, and were greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze
, hip hop, and even classical piano music," the singer adds.
They will be joined by the likes of dirty garage blues duo Gallery Circus, winsome indie folkers Minotaurs and the fuzzy shoegaze
of High Tide 15:47.
We could be named after an EP by the very cool shoegaze
band Lush, from a line in Bad Blood by Taylor Swift, or after a terrible US TV show.
Drawing heavily on shoegaze
and alt-rock, the trio have gone on to create a significant buzz on both sides of the Atlantic, touring with the likes of Editors and Passion Pit and releasing two acclaimed studio albums.