POTW: Softcult – “Drain”


“Here’s a band that have been playing a lot… a LOT… since I was introduced to them by my colleague, Steph, here at IAMUR.  Their sludgy, grungy riffs and vocal melodies that have you singing along appealed instantly, and it’s been amazing to watch their progression of late.  I managed to watch Softcult live on a small stage in May this year at the Deaf Institute in Manchester, soon after which they released two incredible Nirvana covers (my all-time favourite band), ‘Been A Son’ and ‘Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle’, which only added to their appeal.  In October, Softcult returned to the UK as primary support for Incubus at the Apollo – stopping off at BBC’s Maida Vale Studio to record a live session – before hopping back over to Canada to open for Muse…. These guys are relentless.  Their new single, ‘Drain’, “is about the devastating effect corporate greed has had on our planet” and was released November 2nd.  Easily selected as my ‘Pick Of The Week’, embodying everything I love about this band…. Amazing music fuelled by passion and solid principles.  If you’ve not yet come across Softcult, and have a fondness of shoegaze, grunge, post-pop, dream-pop, etcetera… now’s a good time to plug in.  Their new EP ‘See You In The Dark’ is scheduled for May next year, and ‘Drain’ is an amazing teaser.  Check it out!  Oh… and check out our interview with the band here.”


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If you missed our June interview with Softcult, check it out here;

A night with Softcult: empowered alt-rock to bridge divides

Softcult: Phoenix Arn-Horn (vocals/drums) and Mercedes Arn-Horn (vocals/guitar) “It feels like we’re writing from experience, but it doesn’t feel as vulnerable because you know so many other people have experienced it.” Mercedes Arn-Horn, Softcult As I came to know their melting pot of shoegaze, grunge and pop-punk, I was not surprised to learn that Softcult […]

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