Kentucky post-hardcore outfit Polterguise have unveiled new single “Sympathy Pains”.

Kentucky post-hardcore outfit Polterguise have unveiled new single “Sympathy Pains”.


The track tackles vices, in particular alcoholism, with Polterguise beginning a new chapter, following the release of summer’s ‘Vantablack’ EP release.

Lead vocalist David Gillespie spoke exclusively to Idioteq, to discuss the new song.

Sympathy Pains

Originally formed as the solo project of David Gillespie, Polterguise emerged onto the scene in their current guise with the release of singles “Ectogasm” and “Ethereale” in 2019.

Touching on the ghost-hunting inspiration behind the group’s name (Poltergeist + disguise), both “Ectogasm” and “Ethereale” showcase an ambitious and progressive brand of post-hardcore, with the intertwining of glistening pop and tenacious breakdowns.

Having captured the attention of the newly formed Theoria Records, with just two singles in the book, Polterguise have teamed with Andrew Bayliss (Picturesque, VRSTY, Sleeping With Sirens) on new EP, ‘Vantablack’.

New single “Sympathy Pains” marks the beginning of Polterguise’s new collection, soaring melodies and deft, heavy progressions; engaging post-hardcore with Gillespie’s potent and unmissable lead vocal leading the charge.

Stream Polterguise’s new single “Sympathy Pains”.

Polterguise is:
David Gillespie – Vocals
Cameron Covington – Drums
McCartney Scarbrough – Bass
Casey Darling – Guitar

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