elenin_facebook-photo.jpgJakarta, Indonesia seems an unlikely place to find some of the best shoegaze bands on the planet, but Elenin are one of many bands from Indonesia continuing to develop the reverb-washed chiming guitar dream-pop style. Here’s their superb “Turtleneck”.

Elenin are Ramadhina Dewi (Vocals, Synth), Aga Rasyidi (Guitar, Vocals), Yudistira Abjani (Guitar, Vocals), Adrian Rinaldi (Bass, Vocals) and Niko Bimantara (Drums). “Turtleneck” chimes with perfect melodic shoegaze energy right from the first note and Dewi’s wistfully melancholic vocals are a perfect foil for the quieter passages between the miasma of guitar sound in the choruses.

If you like the sound of Elenin, check out their fine 3-track EP “Massa Masa” released last year, and the other bands on Don’t Fade Away Records too.