Midlands trio Sadness & Complete Disappointment are ready to bring forth their spooky, gloomy, grunge rock when they drop their debut EP – ‘Fun’ due 5th March. ‘Monotony’ is the latest track to be revealed from the EP and it’s bleak to say the least.
“We’re so fucking bored,” says drummer and lead vocalist Esme.
“Even before these constant lockdowns we had already ceased to live and were existing in this never-ending cycle of something too benign to be called anguish, trapped in a small town, in a small room. We can paint a sparkly visual through our smartphones, the pocket-sized porthole into other people’s individual cells, and this gives us a taste of make-believe, an idea that we are something better, a chemical reaction in our primitive minds, just enough to take off the edge. Dopamine, serotonin, a forced smile and an edited photograph and it’s never enough. A like button and a glimmer of something akin to fulfilment in the vaguest way, but it never is fulfilment, it can not replace true and honest human connection. Every day is the same and every day is so ugly.”
A band with something to say isn’t new, but Sadness…. represent a long suffocated portion of our society. A representation that comes with a slap to the rotten core of patriarchy. A slap delivered with the chunky acid tinged guitar and deep menacing bass. That’s not to say they are without their tender moments. The breakdown features some honey tipped vocal harmonies that aren’t sweet enough to prevent that punching riff from resurfacing to dominate the track once more.
This is a band not to be missed.
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