Share new single “Screaming In The Rain Again”
Brand new recording of fan favourite from Anywhere But Here,
from their critically-acclaimed second album
Upcoming festivals including Bluedot, Green Man and Pitchfork London
London’s Sorry have shared their new single “Screaming In The Rain Again”, a brand new recording of the epic penultimate track – and a fan favourite – on their critically-acclaimed second record Anywhere But Here, first released in October 2022. The single launched as an exclusive first play with Steve Lamacq in his teatime slot on BBC Radio 6 Music. The band have also announced their debut shows in Japan and Australia for October this year and UK festivals summer dates at bluedot, Green Man, Manchester Psych Fest , Edinburgh Psych Fest and Pitchfork London.
Commenting on the brand new version, Sorry said: “We wanted to make a version that was harder, stronger, faster. We felt we could show a different side to the version that is on the album, one with more passion.”
Sorry brings a triumphant melancholic tinge to the enchanting new ensemble. The fierce Sorry energy exudes throughout and stamps the solid Sorry signature power into the alluring atmosphere. The track twists throughout and provides this stirring contact of melodies from the dual harmonies, the repetition and lyrical hooks captivate the listener. Engaged in their immense creation, the journey continues to move and infuses erratic passages and abrasive tones with sudden smoother, lighter movements.
Anywhere But Here followed Sorry’s barnstorming 2020 debut 925 on the pathway to universal critical acclaim with a host of glowing reviews from national media, including 9/10s from CLASH, Gigwise, The Line Of Best Fit, and 4* ratings (or 8/10s) from MOJO, Loud And Quiet, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times Culture, The Times, NME, DIY, Dork, and more. Naturally, Anywhere But Here landed in a huge array of Album Of The Year lists at the end of 2022. The album was largely produced by the band’s Louis O’Bryen and Asha Lorenz, and Ali Chant along with Portishead’s Adrian Utley in Bristol. While Charlie Andrew co-produced singles “Key To The City” and the “Let The Lights On” with Louis and Asha. The band celebrated the release of Anywhere But Here with a party at their spiritual home The Windmill Brixton – with a tattoo artist inking their iconic fish logo.
Sorry were on the road throughout 2022 with shows supporting Sleaford Mods in the US and their own headline tours in June and October to December in North America and the UK. The Times awarded their biggest headline show to date at Electric Brixton 4* “surly, sullen and heading for stardom”. The band were also touring in Europe in February and March this year.
Composed of best friends and co-conspirators Asha and Louis, joined by drummer Lincoln Barrett, multi-instrumentalist Campbell Baum, and Marco Pini on electronics, Sorry have been making music together since their teens. Emerging from Brixton’s Windmill scene, where they played alongside Shame, Goat Girl and Black Midi, Sorry have created their own distinctive musical world – one that draws together a shared passion for lo-fi sounds of grunge, trap, and shoegaze. If their first full-length album 925 (produced by Lana Del Rey and Gorillaz collaborator James Dring) was more electronic, Anywhere But Here pays homage to classic songwriters of the 1970s, such as Carly Simon and Randy Newman. Asha’s nonchalant salty-sweet vocals contrast with detuned/discordant guitar sounds echoing early ‘90s bands, Slint and Tortoise, and the irregular beats of Kanye or Capital Steez.
See Sorry live in 2023:
22 Jul | Bluedot, UK
3 Aug | Haldern Pop, Germany
18 Aug | Green Man, Wales
19 Aug | La Route du Rock, Saint Malo, France
24 Aug | Canela Party, Torremolinos, Spain
30 Aug | Pop-Kultur, Germany
2 Sep | Manchester Psych Fest
3 Sep | Edinburgh Psych Fest
10 Oct | WWW X, Tokyo
15 Oct | Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong, Australia
11 Nov | Pitchfork Festival, London (with strings)