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Having gigged away for the past year, brushing shoulders with some prominent bands in the Scottish DIY scene in the process, alt-rock outfit Sobriety are hitting out with their debut single and if Ronnie’s Song is any indication as to what the band are capable of, they’ve got an exciting future ahead of them.
While their approach to music would be enough to make them stand out from their up and coming contemporaries alone, shifting away from the pop/ indie rock sensibilities that are rife at the moment, there’s an emo vibe that radiates from this track which is certainly welcome: there are moments of immediacy for sure but Sobriety are more than capable of weaving a moody atmosphere, especially when they tell tales of narcotics and desire. It all culminates in a robust climax, the hazy vocals being overpowered by the backing instrumentals which take center stage. Right off the bat, Sobriety are aiming to be more than your usual rock band and with the potential on show here, it’s difficult to not see them achieving that.