U.S.GIRLS (Siltbreeze Records/USA)
U.S. Girls is Megan Remy and she creates pop songs that are buried in warm feedback and fuzzy guitar loops. For this jaunt she’s bringing some added visuals to disorientate and immerse you in her blurred world. I’d say more but I’ve always been a big admirer of Siltbreeze boss Tom Lax’s way with words and he hits the nail on the head with this description of her upcoming album ‘Go Grey’ (On Siltbreeze, duhhh);
“Megan Remy is a chanteuse from (perhaps) the future, guiding all who choose to sail an evocative trip through her unique aural hallucinogenic landscapes. It's a journey of lush vistas, warm currents, and complex beauties. 23nd-Century-style, of course. So come aboard and see why U.S. Girls is being hailed the Eno of the '50s--the 2250s! Can you imagine? Let's hope so.”
"'Go Grey' is the second outing from hypnotic space face Megan Remy, a.k.a U.S Girls. Recently hailed as the new Eno by press folk and people who should know better, U.S Girls are a serious proposition in the new world of hauntological, hypnogogic space rock and pop with 'Go Grey' sounding not unlike something beamed down from outer space. Merging the worlds of noise and psychedelia with the practical methods applied in lo-fi home recording M. Remy creates and truly unique, if slightly unsettled sound and sees her using anything and everything at her disposal to achieve the appropriate sound. Tracks are primarily made up of basic, sometime drum less rhythms, vocals and reverb saturated guitars but this doesn't seem to be too significant, it's the atmosphere of the recording and the tension created within these pieces that is of most significance. 'Go Grey' is full of strange improvisations and odd ideas that will no doubt confuse and delight in equal measures." Norman Records.
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BURD & SCARR
These two gentlemen create a hissing, oddly beautiful ambient sound that reminds me of decaying factories on the edge of desolate moorlands, but then again I always have been a fanciful fucker.
TUES 23rd FEB @ CHAMELEON
£5 adv / £6 Door