Following the release of their eponymous EP and debut album Pink Noise earlier this year, Swedish shoegaze trio Echo Ladies return with a brand new single on November 16. It will be available on orange or silver 7” vinyl (as well as digital) and coincides with their UK and Ireland tour.
Cocteau Twins legend Robin Guthrie has taken the Disintegration-meets-slightly-out-of-focus-Saint-Etienne of ‘Overrated’ (one of the highlights of Pink Noise) and turned it into just under four minutes of classic indie-pop – like Lush, The Primitives or Strawberry Switchblade, but with a dreampop sheen.
If that wasn’t enough, the AA-side features an incredible cover version of David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ (as played at the band’s first ever London show at The Social back in April, recalled in this blog post), which the band have slowed down and hollowed out – the guitar riff replaced with a synth; the glam replaced with gloom.
Echo Ladies play the following dates next month:
08/11 – Dublin, The Grand Social (supporting Crumb) – buy tickets
09/11 – Limerick, Kasbah Social Club – buy tickets
10/11 – Stockton, The Gathering Sounds festival – buy tickets
11/11 – Sunderland, Pop Recs Ltd – Afternoon show, £5 on the door
14/11 – London, The Lexington (supporting TVAM) – buy tickets
15/11 – Brighton, Green Door Store (supporting TVAM) – buy tickets
16/11 – Reading, Oakford Social Club – free entry
18/11 – Glasgow, Broadcast – buy tickets
19/11 – Manchester, YES Basement (supporting The Holydrug Couple) – buy tickets
20/11 – Newcastle, Think Tank? Underground – buy tickets