Awesome Feeling 5: The Golden Awesome “Astronomy”

Considering they have the word ‘awesome’ in their band name, it’d be churlish not to kick off Awesome Feeling 5 with Wellington’s The Golden Awesome. Trading in straight-up shoegaze (My Bloody Valentine, Ride, etc), they combine the surging, layered guitars and soaring, ethereal vocals of that era with a driving rhythmic undercarriage – at this year’s Camp A Low Hum, they and Melbourne fellow travellers Lowtide cut through the chillwave mush with the urgency of their sound; ‘Astronomy’ clocks in under three minutes! While based in Wellington, they can claim some serious Dunedin musical pedigree with members of Cloudboy, Mink, and Mëstar (whose heavier tracks provide a useful reference point for The Golden Awesome’s sound). They’ve already released a cassingle via Rampant Runes, and are looking to release their debut album late 2011 via New York label M’lady’s, also home to the Brooklyn/Kiwi band Coasting.

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From 2007, Real Groove magazine released four Awesome Feeling compilations, showcasing a diverse and exciting range of underground local talent. Real Groove may be gone, but we think there’s just as many exciting local acts worth a listen, so The Corner is putting out a fifth volume of Awesome Feeling with the support of Groove Guide. We’ll be revealing one new artist/track every weekday throughout May, and posting the entire compilation for download at the end of the month.


  1. This motley bunch is probably one of my favourite bands in Wellington at the moment.

  2. hugs says:

    this rulz

  3. The best/most exciting sound ive herd in years!

  4. Michael McClelland says:

    fuck! cool!

  5. I really dig this song

  6. jamesss says:


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