Loving Love of Diagrams
October 24, 2009 § Leave a comment
Holy delirious Didjeridoos!! Anybody wants to move to Melbourne with me? Unreliable sources have told me they have an amazing indie scene there, and now I believe them. Meet Love of Diagrams. They play energetic shoegaze, post punk and post rock, with lots of speedy instrumental passages of delicious distortion and a drummer that like to beat. They have a new album out in Australia, called Nowhere Forever, but so far we have to wait for a world wide release. Recently they have adopted influences from dream pop acts like Cocteau Twins, which just makes everything even more unbearable for me. I have gotten my hands on a couple of tracks from the new album, and it completely FLOORES me with delight!
Interestingly, their first album The Target Is You was completely instrumental. Here’s one with some pointy guitars wanting your attention.
This gradual progression into vocals and dream pop sounds reminds me of the slower and moodier Danish shoegaze band Diefenbach, though they also took a slighty more complicated turn into tropic surf and a focus on really infecting pop hooks. Here’s a track from their early non-vocal stuff with a nice build up (go listen at their myspace for more recent material).