Made up of members from UK bands The Procession and LuckyNumberOne, Sonificade is a Midlands quartet who are making their potent introduction through debut single Me Can Out. The two track encounter is an easy going yet enticingly inventive offering to start things off attention wise, a pair of songs showing good variety and an open wealth of flavours already colouring the band’s sound.
With three members formerly of The Procession, there is maybe no surprise that there is a healthy essence of that band in the Sonificade sound but as their Circular Records released first single shows, it is a solid hue in something already hinting at bolder exploits. A teaser for the band’s first album scheduled for early 2016, Me Can Out quickly leaps out and into ears with a creative revelry and slightly mischievous personality to be fully intrigued by.
Me Can Out emerges from a sonic breeze carrying a pulsating electronic essence to break into a glorious rhythmic tempting led by the anthemic beats of Rob Gill and accentuated by the engaging dark prowl of Paul Richardson’s basslines. It is a thrilling and magnetic coaxing into the track; post punk like bait which subsequently triggers equally alluring flames of sonic enterprise as the song tightens its already firm seizure of ears and imagination. Settling into a slightly less dynamic stroll soon after, the song continues to hold attention and appetite as James Best and Martin Byrne beckon with twinned vocal prowess and enticing guitar exploits. Infusing blues spices and new wave resourcefulness as the bass shares shadow thick seduction, the track blossoms into a fiery and feisty rock ‘n’ roll canter to get a touch greedy over.
Accompanying Me Can Out is Gull Rocks, an initially vibrant and tenacious coaxing which relaxes into a smouldering croon of sound and voice mixing Americana and alternative rock in an enjoyable proposal. Certainly the song, even with its evocatively slim body and enticing textures, pales against the lead song on the single, lacking that unpredictable spark as much as anything, yet a lessening of pleasure is not an issue with Gull Rocks as it provides a different glimpse to the Sonificade invention and sound.
Me Can Out is a great first listen to Sonificade; one easily sparking an intrigue for that upcoming album.
Me Can Out is out now via Circular Records.
Pete RingMaster 04/12/2015
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