28 Apr 2015

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE - Rain Maze stream debut single 'Anyone Else'

Beautiful, melodic, and ethereal, London band Rain Maze are this week bringing out their debut single Anyone Else. Available as a cassette and a download from DIY label HoneyPeace, it also contains the b-side Real Worlds, which is also - we're delighted to say - is streaming below.

You'd really have to try hard to miss the large scale shoegaze revival that the contemporary music scene is undergoing. Obviously, recently My Bloody Valentine have released their first record in 20 years, and you've only gotta look as far as this blog to see how great Ride and Slowdive's reunion shows have been. And there's a wave of incredible bands making new music in the vain of the early 90's. On America's Captured Tracks record label you've got the polished dream-pop of DIIV, Craft Spells and Wild Nothing, whilst in the UK you've got the rougher, more psych-driven shoegaze of Dead Rabbits and Cheatahs. 

As well as those though, the UK's home to some amazing upcoming dream-pop bands that aren't named after slightly frightening animals, and one of those is Rain Maze of London. This Friday, 1st May, their debut single Anyone Else is coming out via cassette label HoneyPeace. It's the perfect dream-pop song, centred around a fuzzed out slacker guitar line, which beautifully cloaks rasped, low-mix vocals. 

Although they've got their own sound, Rain Maze sound somewhere between the lazy psych of the early Brian Jonestown and Dandy Warhols LPs, and the out and out ethereality of Slowdive and the Cocteau Twins. Their debut single is one of my favourite tracks of the past few months, and I'm sure everyone else will love it, check it out, alongside b-side Real Worlds below

Anyone Else is out Friday via HoneyPeace recs. Pre-order the special cassette bundle/mp3 here.

[written by calum cashin]