This ‘psychedelic jellyfish’ artwork was created for Skinny Dream and their debut EP ‘Crushing’ released in the summer of 2013. The EP had a summertime feel and this needed to be reflected in the artwork whilst at the same time a ‘trippy’ element had to be injected to combine with the hazey, swirling wall of sound that doffs it’s hat to the early 90’s shoegaze era.
Crushing EP Art
Few words have been spread of the greatness of these Southend ‘beachgazers’ but with an EP under their belts already and shoe-gaze influences such as Ride and My Bloody Valentine, latest track ‘Surfercaine’ might be the one which launches their hazy sound into the spotlight. It’s a languid exploration through tinny percussion, hushed, breathy vocals which are buried under waves of distortion, screeching, reverb- drenched guitars and sparse, lazy drums.
If your ears can get past the reams of shimmery fuzz which coat every note, there’s a beautifully melodic chorus reminiscent of one of DIIV or Yuck’s more melancholy ventures. Dream-pop at it most euphoric.