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SOURDOUGH Release New Single “Holocene Ending”- Out Now via VBAH Records

May 29, 2022

SOURDOUGH Release New Single “Holocene Ending”

Out Now via VBAH Records

Released just over a week ago, SOURDOUGH returned to drop their second track from their forthcoming EP. Back in February we first featured the unruly sounds of this outfit, the trio hailing from Luton produces such intoxicating releases with this overwhelming power, their sound defies that of 3 musicians and actually captures that of an outfit double its size. Now, SOURDOUGH release “Holocene Ending”, this abrasive, cutting composition that leaves such a destructive imprint.

The new single, which is streaming below, is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut EP which is due this August via VBAH Records. The EP was produced by sound wizard Ben ‘Faz’ Farestvedt, who has previously worked his magic on BBC 6 Music favourites Low Girl and Sarpa Salpa.

SOURDOUGH’s latest track is described as their most ambitious and mature creation to date. Singer-songwriter Jacob Kyte says, “The song is all about change, the end of something, and the start of something new. We wrote it during one of the many lockdowns, when there was this message of everyone being “in it together”, but in truth people, and certainly politicians, were still betraying one another as much as they always had. We were living in an almost post-apocalyptic world, yet attitudes remained as selfish and greedy as they ever were. Everyone is still at each other’s throats. Johnson and his cronies are still laughing at us – yet still getting the vote. It’s like foxes voting to lift the hunting ban”.

Jacob says, “I had this image of farmers burning their own fields, destroying their own livelihoods. I think that’s reflective of the world today. We are burning the world, destroying our own existence. Turning on ourselves, but for what worth? We are bringing about our own extinction. Our own end of days”.  

SOURDOUGH have utilized this movement within their vision, a track that shakes you to your core and commands not only your full attention but your involvement, a movement of unity and change.

The lyrics cut through the raw rhythms and hook the audience, whilst the vocal notes clearly build this immersive visualization, cleverly this stirring emotion feeds through, captured with clarity, and the emotive anguish of the words compels the listeners and alters their mood.

The single starts with this immediate upheaval of rich tonality, angular notes, and the defiant drum beat. This back and forth of jagged harmonics capture this infectious attitude, emphasized by the brooding bass low-end bubbling under the surface and lacing the boundaries of this defiant and destructive piece. As aggression soars through the expressive and melodic soundscape, emitting from the instrumentation and the vocal harmonies, that aggression in turn keeps the pace at the forefront. When this sudden break in intensity welcomes this dynamic shift, lo-fi singing emerges with the slower-paced drums, still hard-hitting but pulling through the landscape with less ferocity from the guitar, until that cathartic crushing crescendo comes into play. SOURDOUGH are at their best when they blaze through their boisterous efforts and effortlessly capture such forcefulness. A powerful composition from a powerful outfit.




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