Elizabeth Klisiewicz


I am a lifelong fan of music, and started delving into more unusual forms in my teens. Though the classics (Beatles, Stones) have always informed my tastes, I built my passion for music on those early influences. First it was hard rock and metal in the 70s and early 80s, then it morphed into folk rock, punk, psychedelia, post punk, shoegaze, and dream pop. I also enjoy synth pop, classical, jazz, electronic, post rock, and ambient music. I currently host a radio show on Eardrumbuzz Radio and also contribute to this site and Big Takeover Magazine (print and web).

Articles by Elizabeth Klisiewicz

Adam Franklin from Swervedriver

Elizabeth Klisiewicz caught up with Adam Franklin from the Swervedriver to talk about their influences, origins, side projects and more.

Swervedriver – 99th Dream

If you missed this album the first time like I did, run out and get this straight away. Superb work from a band who came back to us in a big way!

The Fauns – How Lost

Recommended for dream pop, dark wave, post rock, and symphonic music fans.

Sunsick Daisy – Breathe In… Breathe Out

The band has dealt with mental health and insecurities and has spun those issues into deftly rendered skeins of golden dream pop.

deary – deary EP

Excellent dream pop with psych and shoegaze elements.

Emma Anderson – Pearlies

This is a great record, one that every fan of great indie pop music should check out and savour.

SANDS – The World’s So Cruel

It is lovely and moving and anyone who enjoys excellent production coupled with the musical chops this fellow has cannot go wrong.

WOODS – Perennial

A hazy melange of psych and dream pop, but coloured with other musical flavours. It is a kaleidoscopic journey start to finish, drawing you into its silvery-veined aural cavity.

New Model Army – Sinfonia

This is a fantastic live album for all fans of New Model Army, orchestral pop, and deeply meaningful lyrics from a master poet. Terrific work!

DAIISTAR – Good Time

The band definitely is dialled in to the darker side of psych, but offer it up with sunny melodies, exactly the sort of music I latch onto.

Sea Lemon – Stop At Nothing EP

It has hooks that will reel you in and contains the requisite gauzy layers meshed with kickin’ guitar lines.

Slowdive – everything is alive

A great, somewhat different new release from these dream pop/shoegaze stalwarts, and one I can recommend highly.

Dot Allison – Consciousology

There are strains of folk, chamber pop, dream pop, and psych pop interwoven in this release, and all of it is lovely.

The KVB – Artefacts (Reimaginings from the Original Psychedelic Era)

A fine collection of covers by the always reliable and excellent KVB. Highly recommended!

Pink Mexico – Mirrorhead

Recommended for all fans of shoegaze with a grungier edge.

Secret Machines – The Moth, The Lizard, and the Secret Machines

The chance to get your hands on a long lost album cannot be overstated, so do yourself a favour and pick this one up. Another cool addition to this enigmatic band’s body of work.

Flyying Colours – You Never Know

One of the many strengths of this band is their penchant for insanely catchy, top shelf melodies.

Black Swan Lane – Blind

Blind is the tenth album from Atlanta based post punk project, Black Swan Lane, the musical vehicle for multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jack Richard Sobel. It is a dreamy, slow burn of a record. Not to be missed.

Ian M Bailey – You Paint the Pictures

This is an album about love, friendship, and loss. In these troubled times, it is well worth your time to peruse this collection and let this fine work settle around you in this New Year like a warm cloak.

Meg Baird – Furling

This album is a sleeper and demands to be listened to on a good set of headphones. It is music that unfurls over time and reveals itself in layers. A really good addition to Meg Baird’s body of work. Highly recommended!

Robyn Hitchcock – Shufflemania!

One of Hitchcock’s finest in a large body of excellent work.

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