Release Date: Jan 12, 2018
Record label: Tapete Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Following a pair of well-received EPs on the American label Prospect, the German shoegaze outfit Jaguwar make their full-length debut with Ringthing via Hamburg indie Tapete Records. The Dresden trio of singer/guitarist Lemmy Fischer, singer/bassist Oyèmi Noize, and drummer Christoph Krenkel apparently contacted Tapete hoping to garner a tour support slot for U.K. space rock heroes the Telescopes, and in the process earned themselves a recording contract.
Dresden’s Jaguwar have been around in some shape or form since 2011, beginning life as the infinitely more interestingly named The Artbreak Heartshop, with the band harnessing the strengths of the dreamy shoegaze movement that subsequently produces “hazy, loud, fuzzed doom monster pop”. In a much covered genre, this could mean a multitude of things, but think Robin Guthrie’s Cocteau Twins-esque guitaring – after a healthy dose of speed or any other stimulant – plus a hint of post-punkers The Cure. A couple of EPs arrived in 2015 and 2016, simply called I and II, highlights perhaps being the My Bloody Valentine influenced Muffhead from I and the immensely enjoyable noisefest Initiate Contact According To The Sound Of Your Heart from II .