Wild Nothing's debut album 'Gemini' took the sounds of 80s dream pop and stripped down the ghostly gothic bits, instead favouring a summery and psychedelic jangle. It's easy to tell that Jack Tatum has soaked up all the best bits of indie pop, shoegaze, post-punk and jangle pop right away, taking the 4AD and Creation sound and putting his own woozy spin on it. This one will appeal to fans of The Radio Dept., DIIV, Real Estate, and any band with the word 'Beach' in their name.
Limited Vinyl LP £19.49 CT68LPC2
Edition of 1000 copies on translucent Sea Blue vinyl, housed in a silk-screened (screened in 3 colours at random), hand-stamped LP jacket that mimics the first edition of its release. Includes liner notes from Jack Tatum + poster.
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
CD £10.99 CT68CD
Digipak CD on Captured Tracks.
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Now after a slew of curious 7"s by little-heard-of types, this boutique retro-indie label is chucking full-lengthers at us now! The initial impact of this CD is reminding me of the gentler wing of early 80's alternative pop, such as feyer Scouse acts Wild Swans, China Crisis & The Lotus Eaters - well blended with some class shambling shoegazer & C86 indie strokes. The popular single stands out on here as an enjoyably strong POBPAH ally but elsewhere the guitars are more ponderous & ethereal, old drum machines splutter, twinkly keyboards spin cute, sugary motifs whilst the vocals & atmospherics can, on occasion, recall Animal Collective. There's some really lovely, hazy pop songs mingling on this album that would sound really at home on Sarah records about 20 years ago, but also plenty of these dinky tunes will appeal to the rabid Sunny Day in Glasgow fanbase - check the fabulous 'Bored Games', a perfect marriage of 4AD guitars, listless Creation-esque vocals & that dreamy late 80's Factory dance-pop vibe. All from the mind of one young man....Excellent!
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