The second EP from the Melbourne’s Bloodhounds On My Trail, who have largely worryingly gone unnoticed by me until now. It is really impressive that they have fully grasped shoegaze in a very English way, eventhough they are from Australia. Straight from the Ride and Slowdive school of big soundscapes, they whisked me back to happier time in the early 90’s.
Bloodhounds On My Trail are Johnny Green (guitar, vocals), Chris Donaldson (guitar), Nik Donaldson (drums) and Ché Walden (bass). Rooted in their joint love of shoegaze bands, ranging from the late 1980s to early 90s, Bloodhounds On My Trail aim to fuse the rhythmic underpinnings of bands like the Velvet Underground and the Stooges with the infectious stylings of shoegaze luminaries such as Cocteau Twins and Slowdive.
The featured track Old Fools is a reverb drenched paradox of jangly chiming guitars and warped wobbly distortion.