Shoegaze/noise pop trio My Invisible Friend, based out of Parma, Italy. Clash Magazine premiered the first single from the EP, a “hugely expansive 18 minute trip-out” titled ‘Sleepless’ and described the bands unfathomable noise as “unrelenting noise rock with some moments of refreshing, shimmering beauty, the minimal framework is pushed to the limit.”
The EP is three tracks of ethereal shoegaze propelled by a motorik kraut-indebted drive - channelling the dark, murky depths of The Black Angels, the washed-out haze of MBV, the prettiness of Cocteau Twins and the unremitting motorik rhythms of Kraftwerk.
Each track is an unstoppable blast of all-encompassing noise, with barely audible vocals floating underneath a harsh wall of effect-driven fuzz created by the billowing drone of reverb-soaked guitars, minimal percussion and pounding bass-lines that lock the track into a motorik motion.
When asked to divulge their influences and discuss their sound they described themselves as a “car crash between Neu! And My Bloody Valentine... you can find some bass lines taken from Kraftwerk while a guitar is playing Sunn O))) and the other one a solo from Psychocandy”. Get Into This offered a similar critique describing their dark, discordant shoegaze as having the “gloomy emotive cool of TJ&MC proportions and a gargantuan post-rock explosion or two” Get Into This.
“It’s a whole other thing entirely, that is part trip out shoegaze, part discordant alt- noise rock, part unruly krautrock drones and wholly one mammoth psyched-up beast of a track” - Little Indie Blogs