There has been so much going on, I've been terrible at updating my website, which I can only apologise for.
On September 4th, my good friends at This Is It Forever, released a new Sunset Graves EP titled 'Holding Out, Holding On'.
Its a dark, heavy record that was the result of relatively brief, punky sessions. I created a handmade package for the EP, of which there are only three left. You can order that here: https://sunsetgraves.bandcamp.com/album/holding-out-holding-on-ep
And the blurb about the record looks like this:
It is definitely a reactionary record’, Fosberry explains. ‘For the past couple of years it seems we, as a race, wake up to a more divided version of what we were the day before. If you expose yourself to social media, it’s so manifest that it can be hard to not feel a weird mixture of helpless and aggravated sometimes. But you have to find the resolve, find the joy, react and be a witness. For me, there is music in that, and it became the angriest sounding music I think I’ve written so far. I adopted a punk rock mentality of ‘just get in the studio and smash something out’’.
And indeed it is. There isn’t a single element or artifact within these tracks that hasn’t been exposed to some level of distortion or saturation. Fosberry manipulates all these disparate parts into a groove or an atmosphere, or both.
The end result are wordless protest songs for 2017.