“Sorry’s intelligently disinterested vocals are a groovy little answer to today’s chaotic world, especially at a time where the music industry is looking bleaker and bleaker by the day.”

WORDS BY ALISTAIR MILTON-SEALL

Bonded through bullying and an appreciation of long hair, it’s fair to say Sorry have somewhat of a hectic past. This is something perfectly translated through their debut album 925.

Following the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and The Kills, Domino Recordings’ newest prospect proves why they remain one of the best and exciting bigger labels. Sorry have burst into my self-isolated life as the despondent cocktail of uncertainty I never knew I was looking for. This album is one hell of a ride.

Sorry’s intelligently disinterested vocals are a groovy little answer to today’s chaotic world, especially at a time where the music industry is looking bleaker and bleaker by the day. By questioning what’s real and not, 925 as a whole is what we call “a bit of a whopper.”

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Sorry (Credit – sungrenre.com)

Historically, Visceral album reviews have been structured as song-by-song breakdowns – this album doesn’t deserve that. We could tell you Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen used to be called Fish, or Right Round The Clock was filmed at Moth Club, or that they used to cover Hendrix songs (quite a lot), instead this belter of an album can be moulded pretty perfectly to fit your quarantine schedule:

  • So, fancy isolating yourself from the world or desperately in need a good stare out the window to remember what the outside looks like? Well here’s is the 43-minute soundtrack of self-reflection for you! PSA. You’ll end up wishing Lies (Refix), Ode To Boy, and As The Sun Sets never end.
  • Gearing yourself up for your state-mandated exercise of the day? Go on, treat yourself to the killer detuned guitars in Starstruck and, once you’ve finished, “pick it up and pack it in” with Perfect.
  • In need for a powerful sense of dread to accompany your walk to Mor(dor)risons? Blast this bad boy out. March along to Wolf, listen to the clever time structure of In Unison, and tune into More as it commentates on everyone around you and their meaningless consumerism whilst your brain is panicking that you’ve run out of loo roll…

So go on, listen to it now. Have a cry, feel motivated, and say sorry that you‘ve only just found out about these gems. Once you’ve done that, we can have a little think about where Asha and Louis go next.

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