TRACK OF THE DAY – The Kaleidoscopes -‘Coming Up.’


The Kaleidoscopes are from Birmingham (UK) and they produce the sort blissed out dream pop that will doubtless garner countless My Bloody Valentine comparisons.  Yet it’s an association you feel the band can live with, mixing as they do, bleached out ethereal droning harmonies with explosive incendiary guitar licks.

After releasing a collection of demos it seems The Kaleidoscopes were somewhat surprised that this track ‘Coming Up’ turned out to be the something of a musical lightning rod.  Apparently it’s the one track on their demo EP that spent the least amount of time recording (around 22 minutes – Do you hear that Mr Shields?  – 22 MINUTES!  Not 22 bloody years Wink )  Anyways it’s a wonderfully laconic melody juxtaposed with searing explosive guitar riffs!


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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