eyesnoeyes2017Don’t usually post songs that aren’t available on Bandcamp or Soundcloud here, but Auckland band Eyes No Eyes is to good to ignore so please stare at this video image while the music re-arranges the atomic structure of your brain:

Yes, “On TV” is of a style usually referred to as ‘shoegaze’ because it uses guitars with lots of delay and reverb type effects and is kind of slow and dreamy. Which also makes it dream-pop, which I prefer as a more meaningful and accurate and less pejorative music descriptor genre term. Interesting to see that the genres they list on their Eyes No Eyes FaceBook page are Ethereal Darkwave, Alternative, Indie Psych-rock, Dream pop, and, well, something they call Sex whisper.  OK…

Eyes No Eyes are from Auckland and feature Jessie Cassin (guitar/main vocal), Rikki Sutton (guitar/backing vocals), Joel Beeby (bass/backing vocals) Katie Ham (drums/backing vocals). I remember Rikki from another much-loved NZ dream-pop band Dear Time’s Waste. He’s a maestro on the effects pedals and he weaves his layered washes of sonic magic dust all through this.

The song has such a languid unhurried pace and simple, minimal structure, with a chorus which explodes with a burst of euphoric melody. It’s perfectly executed and also incredibly relaxing and de-stressing to listen to. Those are quite useful attributes for a Friday afternoon listen.  Very much looking forward to hearing more from them.

Hopefully they will have a Bandcamp link to share here when they get around to that album later this year. In the meantime you can listen to or buy the song via from one of these options:

iTunes – https://geo.itunes.apple.com/nz/album/id1215610964…

Apple Music – https://geo.itunes.apple.com/nz/album/id1215610964?ls=1

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/T-V-Eyes-No/dp/B06XNPN234

Deezer – http://www.deezer.com/album/15642858

Google Play – https://play.google.com/st…/music/album/Eyes_No_Eyes_On_T_V…

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4hivlZVQgKvmd0FR0ubYS3

Read more about Eyes No Eyes in this Under The radar Interview.

Too Tone NZ Music Month

Shop display of re-purposed NZ Music Month poster at Too Tone Records (2010-2017) in Dunedin.