Roughly two years after unexpectedly disbanding, Osaka's talented young shoegaze band Whisper Voice Riot recently announced out of nowhere that they're starting it back up. Despite having emerged as one of the really impressive young bands in the Japanese shoegaze scene, the then teen-aged Whisper Voice Riot decided to call it quits in 2016, with two of its members going on to form indie rock outfit Mississippi Khaki Hair almost immediately after.
Italian shoegaze trio La Casa Al Mare made waves this year with their This Astro EP. The album was released in May and soon thereafter received a Japanese release via Tokyo-based label HANDS AND MOMENT. The folks at the label had a sitdown with Alessio, Marco, and Paolo to discuss the band, the EP, and more.