Sobriquet Announce New EP, ‘Apotheosis’

Sheffield-based five-piece Sobriquet have announced their new EP ‘Apotheosis’, set for release on 2nd September (self-release), and released black metal inspired single ‘Divine’ alongside an intense music video.

“As the caterpillar becomes the butterfly, so too does the maggot sprout wings and take flight. Divine is a song about metamorphosis, a person’s journey of transformation into the ideal self, not knowing or caring how they may be perceived along the way. If we are indeed born in filth and sin, why not revel in all its grotesque glory?” says vocalist Ludovico Fahey of the new track ‘Divine’.

The accompanying music video, directed by guitarist Tom Green-Morgan, draws on modern art styles such as pointillism and cubism to try and convey the energy of the song through a stream of small fragments, pieced together to create a greater whole. To tie the whole thing together, an old CRT television was used to create texture and mess up the image.

Check out the video for ‘Divine’ below.

Sobriquet will perform at the following

24/07 – Tramlines Fringe, Sheffield
01/10 – Louis Marchesi, Norwich
02/10 – Little Buildings, Newcastle
18/11 – The Shed, Leicester

Sobriquet Channel 2000’s Post-Hardcore On New Track, ‘Death Of The Author’

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'”.

Check out ‘Death Of The Author’ below.