Sulk – Wishes
Right now if you asked me which band I’d most like to see live it would have to be Sulk.
On August 15th they released their debut single Wishes. The shimmering, almost psychedelic shoe-gazing sound conjures up warm images of diving into the deepest ocean or mirages in the desert. It’s a sound which is reminiscent of mid 80′s to 90s brit-pop, with the opening guitar riff lending heavily from the likes of The Stone Roses and Suede and building feelings of familiarity from the offset even if it’s only your first listen. Rather than just being a simple revival of this sound however, Sulk’s is more of a fusion – with the bright Stone Roses-esque guitar being accompanied with loud almost grunge like drumming and reverb tainted vocals. I personally feel, that out of recent bands emulating the shoegaze sound, Sulk may be one of the few who can claim to have carved out a sound of their own.
Shot on a Super8 camera the video for Wishes is laden with feelings of dreamy nostalgia and wonder -taken together with the record it’s a pretty intoxicating package.
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Words: Sanae Shiromoto
Translation: Sam Mokhtary