Canadian duo UMMAGMA are steeped in the shoegaze underground.
Two highly potent, highly experiences musicians, they've previously linked with such luminaries as Robin Guthrie, as well as members of Curve and A.R. Kane.
New album 'Compass' lands on June 21st – the summer solstice – and it's the pair's first full length project in seven years.
The first singe will be 'Caravan', a bold return that gains its full release on May 8th complete with a brand new B-side.
Opening with propulsive drumming, 'Caravan' leaps out of the tracks, it's heavily rhythmic pulse aligned to layers of beautiful sound.
Recalling everyone from Daughter to Still Corners, there's a visceral edge to the sound that broadens their dreamy shoegaze template.
UMMAGMA comment: "'Caravan' is our favourite track from our new 'Compass' album and it brings memories of a very bright time in our relationship. It came together so naturally and there is big hope embedded into every note and word here – it felt like a kind of awakening."
"We even found space for a traditional prog guitar solo, which is something we rarely do in our music – usually guitar is meshed in to the music firmly with other instrumentation, but here it felt like Alex's guitar was speaking a language of its own, perhaps even as a throwback to earlier times when life seemed less complicated and we felt we truly were weaving our own destiny. Hopefully we've opened up a portal by including that."
We've gained first play of the full 'Caravan' video, an international trip to an African township.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Oleksandra Kostiv
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