Featured Releases

by Les Limbes

‘The Fate That Never Favored Us’
by Kramies

To Set The River on Fire

by Chloë March vs. Markus Mehr

In A Cold Embrace
by Battlestations

Latest News & Features

Les Limbes Explosive Self-Titled Debut EP Out Now!

Hidden Shoal is excited to announce the release of the powerhouse debut self-titled EP from French outfit Les Limbes. The Les Limbes EP is an exercise in intensely focused energy and atmosphere. Its four instrumental tracks are driven by dense, heavy guitars and a...

Hypnotic Neo-Classical Pop from REW<< (Single & Video)

We’ve been itching to give you a first taste of REW<<‘s forthcoming sophomore album Olive Skinned, Silver Tongued Sirens Sing Swan Songs and we’re relieved to say the time for itching is over! ‘The Lights in the Sands of Katumpkale’...

The October Solution’s “Axis Swim Scar” Out Now!

We’re excited to finally be able to announce the release of The October Solution‘s stunning debut album Axis Swim Scar. If you’re late to the party, dream-pop architects The October Solution are the inimitable combo of Drew Sullivan (Slow Dancing...

Hypnotic New Music Video for Markus Mehr’s ‘Only For A While’

Experimental ambient maestro Markus Mehr‘s track ‘Only For A While’ (taken from his 2012 album On) has recently featured on the Caf del Mar compilation SunScapes, alongside Brian McBride, Marconi Union and Biosphere. The track now has a hypnotic,...

Les Limbes Sonic Exposure Feature at Igloo Mag

We’re a little over a week away from the release of Les Limbes brilliant self-titled debut EP so what better time to delve a little deeper into this wonderful French outfit. Thanks to the ever wonderful Igloo Mag and their Sonic Exposure feature we can do that...

The Star Department Sign to Hidden Shoal

Hidden Shoal is proud to announce the signing of Irish indie-pop duo The Star Department multi-instrumentalists Justin Commins (Kill Krinkle Club) and Michael Orange (Feather Beds, Soft Bones), who formed in Dublin in 2006. The Star Department juxtapose atypical song...

Featured Videos

REW – ‘The Lights In the Sands of Katumpkale’

The first taste of the new album by REW, ‘The Lights in the Sands of Katumpkale’ is an evocative instrumental miniature – a window into Ryan E. Webber’s kaleidoscopic musical universe. Insistently plucked and bowed strings weave and coalesce around Weber’s effected vocals, creating a kind of surreal neo-classical pop. The accompanying music video, shot on Super 8 and transferred to VHS tape, deepens the song’s mystifying and avant-garde allure as the camera cuts between the body parts of an eerie, white-faced figure moving in black space.

Latest Reviews

Les Limbes Self-Titled EP Reviewed at Tomatrax

Les Limbes have charged out with this their debut EP. Consisting of four instrumental tracks the Bordeaux 5 piece have infused heavy rock and shoegazer sounds achieving massive energy and a deep atmosphere.

Hypersonic is a curious mix of Tool and Radiohead with heavy rock vibes charging along like a bullet train backed with a layered depth of shoegazer and psychedelic experimentation.The result is a track that sounds like what a roller coaster ride on the moon!

Chloe March ‘Orpheus Head’ Reviewed at Crackling Vinyl

‘Orpheus Head’ is the second single to be lifted from Chloe March’s third full length record Nights Bright Days.

Based in the South East of England, March’s dream pop like approach to her craft, which also dips into the world’s of ambient electronica and folk, is clearly evident during this near five minute etheral experience.

March’s soft vocal delivery floats rather effortlessly over the song’s multiple instrumental textures, as well as its driving – yet at times still tender – tempo. There is more than a hint of the Cocteau Twins on this track, which in itself is another reason to check it out!

There is a rather dark tone that also seems quite prevalent in ‘Orpheus Head’, as March’s lyrics include such haunting lines as: “My body’s drawn to follow you/My heart begins to slow” and “I know where you’re leading me/You’re leading me deep below”.

Nights Bright Days was originally self-released in 2013, but the rather excellent Western Australian based label Hidden Shoal re-released it at the tail end of last year, along with its first single ‘Winter Deep’.

Les Limbes ‘Hypersonic’ Featured at Magnet Magazine

French outfit Les Limbes will drop their debut self-titled EP on April 17 and now offer powerful new single “Hypersonic” for free download. Les Limbes mix atmosphere with energy to create an exciting new sound. “Hypersonic” moves at a fast pace with a thick, muddy bass droning underneath the fast melodies and skilfull drums.

The Star Department Reviewed at Road Records

A superb blend of noisy indie rock and euphoric wall of sound shoegazing sounds, jangly guitars meets big explosive guitar freakouts, like a mixture of Ride and Mogwai.