Noise Artists is a blog dedicated to musicians & bands around the world that love crafting beautiful sounds.

We love Shoegaze, Post Rock & similar mesmerising music, from Drone to Blackgaze.

We invite you to follow our journey to discover handpicked Noise Artists we love around the world:

  • Every month a collaboration with Artists to introduce their music and who they are. To summarize, we review artists rather than CDs,
  • Playlists with 5 or 7 selected artists only every month,
  • In Behind the Scene, discover fans, sound engineers, bloggers, DJs...
  • Quick guides to present scenes in various countries,
  • Doc's corner is where investigative journalism meets crazy theories about music,
  • News on our featured Noise Artists, ...

Music, is very important to us as are:

  • Language & culture. When possible interviews & articles will be both in English and the Artists' beautiful languages;
  • The collaboration with the artists. Once in Noise Artists, and because we work only with bands which music we really love, we will continue to share their music and promote them over time.

So bands, we do not do reviews as such, we go further (we want to understand who you are), deeper (we want to promote all your music and work, not just one LP/EP), and for longer (once a Noise Artists, always a Noise Artists ... if you keep doing great music).

Because we have very limited resources (i.e. time), we can not promote all of you, hence our choice to chose the bands.  Apologies to all the superb artists that we will not feature. 

If you send your music, please send us the files. We live in remote areas with low bandwidth and seldom stream. Of course we never share your music with anyone without your express permission.

The team:

  • Editor & contributor: David Lignon
  • Contributors: Sara Massiah (Japanese/English/Italian translator, bass player in Umbrella Burning Festival), Nicolas Pierre Wardell (musician with Beatastic and Xeresa, record label manager Shoredive Records), Gabriela Montiel (blogger, music fan and teacher).
  • We are looking for contributors. Like minded people always welcomed, wether on a regular or if you have one article only in you. Please contact Noise Artists through the contact page


A big thank you to:




Thank you to the Noise Artists for their beautiful music and for trusting us:

Desktop Error (Thailand), Alpha du Centaure (France), Shojoskip (Japan), PlantCell (Japan), Inspirative (Thailand), Stellamaris (Brasil), Ether Feels (Japan), Beatastic (UK), Palm Haze (Brasil/Canada), Leonard Donat (Germany), Seashine (USA), Tom Lungo (USA), The Corrupting Sea (USA), Guerraz (UK), My Favourite Things (USA), Life on Venus (Russia), Sadfields (Mexico), Clustersun (Italy), Stella Diana (Italy), Umbrella Burning Festival (Italy), Human Colonies (Italy).

Soon hopefully: UTA (Taiwan), Subsonic Eye (Singapore), Blankenberge (Russia), Your friends Polymers (Russia), Linda Guilala (Spain), Blacanova (Spain), Elemental Gaze (Indonesia), Camille Claudel (BR), Sexores (CH), Intenna (Indonesia), Loomer (BR), Astreal (Singapore), FireFriend (BR), Dead Horse one (France), The Veldt (US), Sana Obruent (US) and many more ...

And thanks to all the people "behind the scene":

Koichi Shimizu (sound master), Russell Hiscox (blogger), Jairo Manzur (blogger), Leonard Donat (BlackJack Illuminist record), Jason (SomewhereCold records).

Check our Shoegaze and Dream Pop guides:

Russia (2 volumes), China, Taiwan, Singapore, Italy (3 volumes), Spain.

And soon: France (3 volumes), Argentina, Brazil, Hong-Kong, Mexico, Chili, Ukraine, Croatia, New-York...