Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Turkish Shoegaze Discovery: The Away Days - "Dressing Room"

Yes, I said "Turkish Shoegaze Discovery". This is The Away Days, who have a new EP How Did It All Start out now. The group consists of four members: Oguzcan Ozen, Sezer Kic, Berk Tekelioglu and Burak Serter, who met in college, and in less than a year after forming, have found themselves in a bit of an international whirlwind, including a couple of dates at SXSW.

Here's a video they made for "Galaxies" - a haunting, reverb-laced song with some terrific guitar sounds - one that sort of reverses back on itself throughout, and some nice solos:

The song "Dressing Room" is available as a free download currently:

This is really good - it doesn't sound exactly like The Jesus and Mary Chain or New Order, but those are pretty clearly influences. However, The Away Days are taking this in their own direction and we're looking forward to following them as they move ahead.

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