Taking their name from an Orange Juice b-side and their influences from New Order and My Bloody Valentine, Filipino four-piece Moscow Olympics are reminiscent of shoegaze past and present yet emerge with a sound which is subtly unique. That sound combines a blanket of distorted, reverb drenched guitars laced with ambient synth cut through by distinctive and well written lead guitar lines. Softly sung and sparsely used female vocals can’t help but add to the former.
My eyes were opened to this band by The Answering Machine’s twitter feed and like the late, great
If you’re looking for a couple of tracks to get you started check out the double punch of Second Trace and the aforementioned No Winter, No Autumn (together the album’s highlight). And if you work for a