Blissful gaze on Submotile’s debut album Ghosts Fade on Skylines
Dublin-based dream-gaze noiseniks Submotile present their debut album Ghosts Fade on Skylines. On this 9-track offering, the duo blurs the lines between shoegaze, pop, noise-rock, ambient and post-rock, Submotile delivers a unique brand of layered, atmospheric and immersive indie rock.
Submotile are Michael Farren and Daniela Angione, an Italian-Irish couple who call the Irish df
The duo evolved its sound considerably once Daniela began to add vocals to Michael's guitar experiments, yielding their first proper collaborative track Signs of My Melody. The well-received debut EP dsfgsdgdsfg Losing The Light followed, gaining the band significant interest in the shoegaze community. This encouraged them to pursue their dream of recording a proper album. Ghosts Fade on Skylines is the culmination of nine months of recording - from August 2018 to March 2019.
Submotile's music is influenced by numerous artists, including My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Warpaint, Smashing Pumpkins, Massive Attack, Swans, Spiritualized, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Stars of the Lid.
"We wanted an album that ebbed and flowed, with nine diverse songs that complimented each other without being too different from each other. The idea behind the music is to express the dualism of warmth over hostility, passion over frustration, all these dynamics projected onto a sense of hope and renaissance. I’m not sure if we succeeded, but hopefully it works," says Daniela Angione.