Becoming The Lion was originally conceived as an instrumental vehicle for one man’s musical talents. That man, Ross Blomgren self-released ‘Ghosts of a Fallen Soldier’ in 2010. A recording which explored various post-rock and alternative-based moods, it showed off some great musical ideas, despite a few elements that gave away its low budget origins. Most of the music veered towards a solid post-rock sound, but an over-reliance on drum programming and droning keys, in the main, meant things didn’t always turn out quite as well as they could have. Over the next few years, Blomgren released further albums, often opting for a more metal oriented sound and sometimes aiming his music at more of a progressive metal loving audience; each one a step further towards the great record that Blomgren was so clearly capable of making.
Combining elements of post-rock with a little shoegaze and a world of neo-pychedelia, Oslo’s Mayflower Madame may seem retro, but with fellow Norwegians Spielbergs mining similarly swirling and dense sounds, their sound is also hugely contemporary.
In May 2018, they unveiled their ‘Premonition’ EP and as part of the ongoing promotion for that release, they’ve now shared a new video for ‘Before I Fall’, which you can now watch in full below.
It’s been a great year for The Fierce And The Dead. They’ve played their biggest ever London headliner; they’re about to play an even bigger one; their new album ‘The Euphoric’ – released on May 18th 2018 – has gained the band more press than ever before. [Real Gone’s review of the album and a full stream can be found here.]
In March 2018, the debut album by Ghost Island was remixed and remastered and released via Fluttery Records.
Next month, the Phoenix based post-rock band will give the world something entirely new. Their new full-length, ‘Assimilation’ promises to be a dark and almost ambient affair, the kind of record that will utterly bend your late nights into the stuff of twisted nightmares.
Fusing elements of shoegaze and the more accessible bits of a post rock sound, Norwegian trio Spielbergs make a big impression on their new single.
‘We Are All Going To Die’ harks back to the 90s whilst keeping one foot firmly in the present. Their wall of sound approach can be emotionally draining, yet at the same time, their new music has an intensely rousing quality that fans of shoegaze and associated subgenres shouldn’t miss.
You can listen in full below.