EP Review: Soot Sprite – Sharp Tongue

By Sage Shemroske ‘Sharp Tongue’ quickly immerses you in ‘Bleed’, a frayed picture of a song. Vocalist and guitarist Elise Cook plainly speaks, “you’ve got such a sharp tongue, you’re gonna hurt someone” as drummer Matthew Tiller supports and steadies the sentiment. It’s a piece of advice given from someone that has already been victim […]

New song: Soot Sprite – Bleed

Soot Sprite’s ‘Bleed’ is a breezy pop song darkened by an encroaching, ominous undercurrent. Originally a solo project for singer/guitarist, Elise Cook, ‘Bleed’ is their first release as a full, collaborative band, and an intriguing taster of ‘Sharp Tongue’ – their forthcoming EP on Specialist Subject Records. A start of shimmering, shoegaze-like guitars is soon […]

Interview: Slingshot Dakota

Husband-and-wife duo Slingshot Dakota released their fifth and finest album yet, ‘Heavy Banding’ a fortnight ago. We loved its Hollywood keys and Carly’s raw, hungry child-like, vocals so much we made it our album of the week. The Pennsylvania duo bring their PDA romance to British shores soon, playing alongside the incredible Fresh. Ahead of […]

Album of the Week: Slingshot Dakota – Heavy Banding

As Lorde reaches the halfway point of her show, just before she plays ‘Liability’, she takes a pew and launches into a huge speech: “It was such a simple thing, a million people had been in that situation before me, had been sitting in the back of a taxi, listening to a sad song, crying […]