The return of My Bloody Valentine seemed to emphasise the band's true impact.
Kevin Shields needed to raise his game, with the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers, School Of Seven Bells and more enhancing the shoegaze template. Despite a majestic final third, it seemed as though extended periods in studio hell had allowed the band's competitors to steam ahead.
Those disappointed with 'm b v' could well do worse than checking out Depth & Current. Based in Norman, Oklahoma, the trio's space rock deviations have seem them spiral off into the infinite universe of reverb across a handful of sought after releases.
Always difficult to track down, dependable house of fuzz Club AC30 have stepped in to support Depth & Current's latest project. Working on a mini album, the three piece plan to release 'Transient' on seven inch vinyl - just like those nascent Hardcore releases, or early indie pop statements.
Containing eight tracks and fourteen minutes of music, the music is dark, dense but shot through with moments of real beauty. Ahead of its release, ClashMusic have been granted the premiere of 'You're Alive' - a short piece which packs more ideas into 100 seconds than some bands do into entire albums.
Check it out below.