Fuzzed-out, transatlantic duo Sky Is Alright is here to blow your face off with a wall of shoegaze noise – we recommend starting with their latest offering, “Catacombs.” By pairing Smashing Pumpkins fuzz-levels with a haunting, whispery vocal delivery reminiscent of Placebo or Silversun Pickups, Sky is Alright achieves a droning, melancholy feel… But there’s also a surprising amount of pop melody tucked into the folds of fuzz here, with flashes of harmonized guitar leads and clever, cathartic wordplay.

If you like what you hear, check out “Catacombs” on Bandcamp and Spotify.