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egoism_2017Sydney band Egoism have just released their first EP, called “It’s Wearing Off”. One thing which isn’t wearing off at all is the magic of their dreamy dream-pop shoegaze soft-rock, as “Consequences” demonstrates.

The EP is a natural and perfect progression from their distinctive early releases which PopLib has followed for a couple of years now. The performance, recording and production is assured without losing any of the spirit which made their earlier releases a treat.

“Consequences” – co-written by guitarsist/ vocalists Scout Eastment and Oliver Rush – stands out as a bit more of a departure perhaps, with the volume scaled back, losing nothing in the process and adding further depth and sonic textures to their sound. The slide guitar, infinite delay and combined vocals are heavenly and of course there’s a trademark dreamy voice & guitar outro which floats the song off into the ether.

 

 

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OK, so PopLib should be reclining on a beach somewhere after the marathon of posting obscure NZ music throughout May. But it’s almost midwinter, so that’s not an option. In any case, there’s THIS:

“Moon” is a beautifully spacey debut from a young Sydney band. They describe themselves as dream-pop. But “Moon” has the hesitant charm of a bedroom DIY band soft-rock Flaming Lips and a budget version of The Polyphonic Spree.

There’s also an intriguing hint of early 70s dreamy MOR psychedelic pop about “Moon” that I love. In particular the naggingly perfect guitar melody and those lush washed out combined vocals.

Ego are Scout (Vocals, Guitar), Oliver (Guitar, Vocals), Dylan (Drums) and Minni (Synth). Can’t wait to hear more from Ego. There’s equal amounts magic and potential in this song.