+ Sovereign / Pariah State
Date: Friday 22 September 2023
Uncover Music Presents:
After a triumphant 2022, which saw the band release several singles and a self-titled EP that garnered international acclaim and plays on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as support from Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop. They followed up with a year
of high profile gigs, including two sold-out Therapy? supports, a successful headline UK tour, several sold-out Dublin headline shows and a festival run which saw them play a packed-out morning showcase at The Great Escape, as well as performing at the likes of Otherside Festival, Mutations Festival, and more.
The band’s new single “Pressure” is a consummate and explosive introduction to their new album “Doomscroll”, combining abrasive noise, grinding guitars, and a deceptively groove-heavy rhythm section, which coalesces around vocalist Tom Brady’s blistering and almost shamanic vocals. Exploring themes of male-vulnerability, toxic masculinity, and the inevitable downward spiral as result of not addressing these issues, the single is accompanied by a video directed by the band’s bassist, Ryan Mortell.