93 Million Miles From The Sun - 93 Million Miles From The Sun (2009)

93MillionMilesFromTheSun - aka Nick Mainline (Guitar/Noise Vox) and Rob Hogg (Bass/Noise) both live in Doncaster in the north of England. They both create amazing shoegazing rock and they sound like a shoegazing Mogwai with bits of early Verve, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Loop, Slowdive, The Cooper Temple Clause ect… 93MillionMilesFromTheSun are becoming quite popular in America and have become one of the very best shoegazing bands of recent times fastly becoming big favourites with people out there especially in the shoegazing scene.

93MillionMilesFromTheSun have already released an exclusive track on the “Secret Garden - The New Wave of Shoegaze (Nugaze)” compilation album along with other artists like Ulrich Schnauss and The Fauns. 93MillionMilesFromTheSun also play lots of live gigs in the U.K and are very good live. Expect an awesome album that will ROCK!! on Parallax Sounds hopefully in the future.

"With a name like 93MillionMilesFromTheSun, you can pretty much work out what kind of sounds you'll hear upon clicking, and expectation is duly rewarded as 93 MMFTS (even the acronym is long!) head off on an LSD tinged journey across the stars, lead by swirling walls of guitar that pretty much bury everything else. The My Bloody Valentine presence lies heavily across these tracks, unashamedly dream pop in origin, but few have pulled this off so convincingly, or with as much panache. The supposed existence of a shoegaze revival would seem to bode well for these two effects junkies from Doncaster, and if the tracks from the myspace page are anything to go by, they should be pretty intense live, the kind of band that makes you hear colours and taste sounds before waking up in a field, wondering what the hell happened to you the night before. Melodically speaking, if you can hear the melodies, there are even vague hints of bands such as the Stone Roses and Ride, proving that it's not all guitar wash, and that there's a real sense of songwriting underpinning the whole operation." - godisinthetvzine

"Last year Invada Records put out a pretty nice little compilation of new and upcoming shoegaze groups called The Secret Garden: Vol 1. Many of the bands featured on it have been written about on the blog or thrown on to a mix or two at some point or another. However it wasn’t until this past week that I got a chance to hear one of the standout groups from that compilation at length, 93MillionMilesFromTheSun. Thanks to guitarist/vocalist Nick I was able to receive a fairly lengthy CD full of demos that in my opinion sound way better than a typical demo. The band draws a bit from both sides of the shoegaze realm, working probably more so in the direction of Slowdive with that almost pristine feeling of atmospherics and dream-pop. However, what I enjoy a lot about 93MillionMilesFromTheSun’s sound is the slow burning distortion that rolls along with a notable smoothness while the vocals are set to a low whisper underneath the constant squall. It somewhat takes on a Spacemen 3 vibe from time to time as the band puts on their display of effects to great results. While it’s been awhile since I’ve spotlighted a shoegaze inspired band on the blog, that’s been for a good reason and that’s because there just hasn’t been anything come across my desk that really deemed it necessary or worth the time. However, thanks to 93MillionMilesFromTheSun there is another band that I can honestly look forward to within the genre. It makes me wonder how much these demos will change, as they already sound great, but that alone is a testament to the focus and talent that these songs possess within. For fans of shoegaze and dream-pop, there is no reason to not keep an eye on this band." - builtonaweakspot

Notes: The first 50 copies purchased gets a FREE limited edition "93MillionMilesFromTheSun" badge! The 13th track on the album is a bonus secret track at the end.

93 Million Miles From The Sun
93 Million Miles From The Sun
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1. StepIntoTheHigh
2. TheTimesWeHaveAreNow
3. YesterdayMorning
4. Lost
5. BrightenTheSky-Room1
6. CityLights
7. EverydayItsTime
8. JulySky
9. EverythingINeed
10. TakeMeAway
11. DarkeStar
12. ForeverSoon
13. Room2

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