London’s You’ll Never Get to Heaven have been making impressive and immaculately produced dream/ambient pop for almost as long as we’ve a blog. Now, with Images, they establish themselves as perfecters of the genre, and reestablish themselves as one of our favourite bands in the country.
Alice Hansen and Chuck Blazevic (who occasionally writes for this blog) take their production to new heights throughout the 11 track run-time. Sure, you have heard a lot of these sounds before, but the way they are used makes for a product that sounds entirely unique and new. They also take the project in (dare we say) a poppier direction than their previous outputs. Album opener “Shared Dreams,” title track “Images” and “Wind” are the clear favourites here for us, but each track has a distinct soft flavour that lends itself to multiple listens.
Images is out now on Yellow K Records and through YNGTH’s Bandcamp.
London resident pure-pop genius Wolf Saga has been uncharacteristically quiet of late. We’re used to a furious pace of heartfelt, uplifting pop, either in the form of jawdropping covers or ever-more-impressive original EPs, and we had much fondness for 2015’s Waves. So we’re clutching his latest single “Keep Dancing” as if it might be the only new music we’ll get from Johnny Saga this year (but we hope not!). Crisp, minimal synths and a bouncy deep bass explode into a massive, emotionally charged chorus, and before you know it, you’re dancing along. Perhaps his best single yet!
“Keep Dancing” is available now from Wolf Saga’s Bandcamp.
The wondrous, meticulous, and psychedelic music of London electronic dream pop duo You’ll Never Get To Heaven seems to sound best when everything is blanketed with snow. Today we get to hear their first new single since 2014’s magnificent Adorn EP, the title track from what will be their third full-length album, Images. Yes, one of the members is a sometime Silent Shout contributor, but that won’t stop us for sharing this stunning, delicate, and utterly classic-sounding jam that finds the twosome hitting new ethereal heights.
Images is out March 24 on Yellow K Records, and is available for pre-order here.