It’s taken a while from the very first demo of Shimmer, but Tripwires have released their debut album Spacehopper, and it is every bit as brilliant as the promise those early demos suggested it may be. A pedal happy 90s vibe, it swarms with feedback and hissing haze, the slow broody vocals over the synthy syncopation creating an effect of viscous and vicious foamy waves. Around two minutes in the thrash gives way to a repeated ooowoop before it again soars stratospherically.
And how much does the video scream Suede?

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