Manon Meurt are a band from the Czech Republic who might be described as shoegaze, but they’re certainly at the heavier end of that spectrum. Similarly to My Bloody Valentine, who they have supported, they have the combination of shimmering, beautiful melodies on top of intense guitar crescendos. Many bands have tried to produce such a sound, but very few have succeeded as well as Manon Meurt do on their recent self-titled album.
The full 6 track album is well worth your time (and money – available at Label Obscura’s Bandcamp), but opening track ‘To Forget’ is my personal favourite, starting out all shimmering and light, before expertly building up the noise. A song I would love to hear performed live, where I imagine it would sound even better than on record.