by James Conway
Shoegaze may once have been regarded with as much delight as something stuck to the bottom of your shoe by the music press, but times have progressed since then and now there are many who can see the positives in making a bloody great big racket with enough holes for some equally gigantic melodies to seep through. Forest are one of those groups and their debut video ‘John’ features the four youthful members larking about in the park intercut with footage of wholesome American pursuits from a bygone era. The whole thing has a frayed, vaguely dreamlike quality to it which is the perfect visual accompaniment to the Dinosaur Jr meets My Bloody Valentine worship of the track itself. Grab the debut 7’ “Sweetcure EP” on Tip Top Records now.