No Stranger Feeling is a music blog curated and edited by Tim, who currently resides in the greater San Francisco area. Formerly known as Samhain Sounds, the purpose of this site is to highlight notable independent music releases with a loose focus on experimental, psychedelic, and impressive D.I.Y. pop sounds.
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A new digital record has emerged from the UK’s original catwave pioneer Waskerley Way, the moniker of Newcastle’s Michael Bridgewater. It’s called Haunted Tors, and it’s available today for your listening pleasure on bandcamp and SoundCloud.
The album is Michael’s interpretation of a narrative involving the resistance against a tyrannical government, following a loose theme of honoring family and friends. By incorporating elements from various styles including instrumental hip-hop and musique concrète, Waskerley Way achieves melodic compositions which seem to transcend barriers of pop music into some sort of parallel literary realm.
The sounds on Haunted Tors perpetuate a sense of wonder and mystique, tiptoeing on the tightrope between minimalism and complexity. It’s a slightly deeper, more full-bodied collection of songs than we are used to, while still maintaining the glamorous lo-fi pop sensibilities of Waskerley Way’s previousreleases.
Listen to “Sista,” the loopy, shoegazing standout posted above, then head over to bandcamp for a name-your-price download of the wondrous new album. You might be surprised by what you hear.
UK glam pop artist Waskerley Way dropped a gorgeous new three-song album on bandcamp last week. The title track, “Wind Shear,” is a nine minute summer chill-out suitable for romantic picnics or stoned sunbathing. “Total Fluke” is a more concise kickback, rolling strange, sunny vibes into a straightforward, post-chillwave pop jam. Then things get weird on the closing track “Manzanares,” one of Waskerley Way’s most exotic and psychedelic bangers to date.
Wind Shear is a perfect companion for your sunny daze. The whole thing is available for “name your own price” download on bandcamp, or you can listen to it via Soundcloud if you prefer.