Sheffield post-hardcore band Sobriquet release new single ‘Death of the Author’ alongside a self-produced music video, drawing on avant-garde film and religious imagery.
“It’s a declaration of self-worth, and a stand of solidarity against the dogma of public figureheads who elect to use their platform to spew hatred against some of the most vulnerable members of our community. We must celebrate the malleability of self identity and expression, and eschew the works and words of those who seek to diminish and segregate. A platform of privilege does not equate to a pedestal of respect. We dictate our own narrative. The author is dead,” says vocalist Ludovico Fahey of the new track.
He adds, “The track has a sharp, tight aggression to it that felt absolutely necessary to us, and a perfect development from our previous releases. It also allowed us to be more ambitious with time signatures and rhythms, something we had only really explored on previous track ‘Benighted‘”.
A dramatic and conceptual approach defines Sobriquet’s vision for post-hardcore. Formed in Sheffield, the five-piece have honed their unique sound through the release of two EPs; ‘A Hundred Thousand Tongues’ (2020) and ‘Akeldama’ (2017), and brought their intensely volatile shows across the UK with some of the underground’s brightest rock stars such as Loathe, Palm Reader, and Heriot.
Ludovico Fahey (vocals)
Tom Green-Morgan (guitar)
Jake Askew (guitar)
Michael Chilton (bass)
James Turner (drums)