It was a bold move for Indie Shoegaze newcomers Skin Care to title their single “Loveless”. Yet, irrefutably, it shares the same hypnotically kaleidoscopic appeal as My Bloody Valentine’s soulfully harrowed iconic album.
The bleeding choral vocals rest just above the sludgy effect-laden instrumentals which thrash their way through the layers of reverb. The single contains exactly the kind of driving momentum that you’d want to hear from any Shoegaze artist, but Skin Care irrefutably isn’t a band without their authenticity and distinction. With slight hints of Post Punk weaved into the atmospheric mix plus a full exploration of the Shoegaze tonal palette, even the most pretentious of Shoegaze purists won’t be able to turn their nose up at the modern stylistic sound revival.
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Loveless for yourselves. In the meantime, you can listen to their equally as immersive debut single Sleep.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast