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.
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.
Yes, Chuck Blazevic writes for this blog. And as you may already know, he’s one of the members of the consistently incredible ambient pop duo You’ll Never Get to Heaven, whose Adorn EP we adored and just yesterday scored #35 album-of-the-year honours from our friends at Gorilla vs. Bear. But what you might not know: he also has an equally impressive solo project called Dreamsploitation.
Dreamsploitation has been quiet since 2012’s Jupiter Flight, but two weeks ago he released The In-Between Years: 1959-1963, an ambient deconstruction of recordings of “teen music” that existed in between the two major cultural explosions of rock music in its early decades. The classic songs are manipulated beyond recognition but at the same time feel intimately familiar and nostalgic, with the gossamer turned up to 11. It’s a beautiful and engrossing listen, and despite our indisputable pro-Chuck bias it is well worth your time.
The In-Between Years is available on cassette or digitally from Bandcamp. It was premiered by the wonderful folks at Stadium & Shrines.