RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “GASLIGHT”
TAKEN FROM THEIR UPCOMING EP
“YEAR OF THE SNAKE”, OUT 4th FEBRUARY
UK TOUR DATES AVAILABLE NOW
Punchy chorus lines and brain-melting instrumentals” – Alt Press
“Best listened to while trying to start a revolution” – Montreal Rocks
“Seething, savage and so incredibly vital, the duo delivers a boot to the temple whilst also using their voices to instigate genuine change.” – Rock Sound
“Inspired by the riot grrrl feminist punk movement, Canadian twins Softcult are taking on a male-dominated industry and calling out misogyny song by song.” – Stylist
Ahead of the release of their upcoming EP “Year of the Snake”, today, Canadian indie-rock evocators Softcult release new single “Gaslight”, out via Easy Life Records. The single is accompanied by a music video, available to watch below.
Twin siblings Phoenix and Mercedes Arn-Horn have to date proven to be more than musicians, weaving various important messages throughout their music. New single “Gaslight” is no different, as the Canadian duo explores the turmoil of existing within an abusive relationship in which one half of a couple breaks down the other halves mental stability, causing them to question their sense of reality and creating detrimental harm to their feelings, emotions, and their perception of self-being. Melodically, “Gaslight”balances delicately between a dreamy shoegaze escapade and a momentous alt-rock venture. Its production is crisp and its musical scope vast, as it exists flawlessly as a contemporary indie-rock track.
Speaking about the new record, bandmember Mercedes Arn-Horn said:
“We wrote this song about gaslighting and how it really messes with your head and your perception of reality. Being in a relationship that constantly makes you question your decisions and actions, your feelings and emotions, even your soundness of mind. It’s a tactic that many abusers and groomers will use to tear down your defences and make you easier to manipulate. We wanted to raise awareness of this manipulation technique so that whoever hears the song will be able to recognize those red flags if they encounter that kind of behaviour.”
“Year of the Snake” will be released via Easy Life Records and is out on 4th February 2022. It is set to include new single “Gaslight” and already released singles “BWBB” and “Perfect Blue”, as well as additional tracks yet to be announced.
In 2022, Softcult will embark upon a UK tour that includes the not-to-be-missed show at the Camden Assembly in London on Thursday 24th February. Full tour dates below.
UK Tour Dates
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Crofters Bristol
Friday, February 18, 2022 The Victoria Birmingham
Saturday, February 19, 2022 Heartbreakers Southampton
Sunday, February 20, 2022 The Key Club Leeds
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 The Garage (Attic Bar) Glasgow
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 The Deaf Institute Manchester
Thursday, February 24, 2022 Camden Assembly London
US Tour Dates, Supporting Teenage Wrist
Thursday, February 3, 2022 Nile Underground Mesa, AZ
Friday, February 4, 2022 Soda Bar San Diego
Saturday, February 5, 2022 The Echo Los Angeles
Sunday, February 6, 2022 Constellation Room Santa Ana
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Harlow’s Sacramento
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Catalyst Atrium Santa Cruz
Thursday, February 10, 2022 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco
Tickets are on sale HERE.
For more information on Softcult, please visit: https://www.softcult.band