Review: 9-Volt Velvet’s album ‘Nude Beaches’

Album Review

By Ljubinko Zivkovic, Rock At Night Amsterdam

Review: 9-Volt Velvet – Nude Beaches-Release date: May 10, 2024

With the popularity of dream pop and shoegaze further on the rise, there is a new buzz term floating around when artists and bands go out and combine the two – dreamgaze.

It just might be the right term to describe the sound of Dallas-based outfit 9-Volt Velvet and their debut album ‘Nude Beaches.’

The 13-track album is full of fuzzed-up, buzzing guitars, feedback and dream-like subdued vocals all coupled with excellent rhythm section and measured loudness to wrap it all up.

It just might sound a bit too much for a trio to create, but Mark Cross (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion), Donnie Robertson (drums, percussion, keyboards) and Kevin Robinson (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals), make it sound like it is so easy for them to sound like a quartet or a quintet, as their sound here is so full but at no point overblown.

It is that exciting, uplifting sound perfect for volume 10 and open windows, on your apartment, dorm or car – makes no difference.











Ljubinko Zivkovic

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