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Sobs

c. 2017 | ORIGIN: SINGAPORE

A Singapore-based bedroom pop outfit born out of a fondness for off-kilter and playful melodies, Sobs embodies a kitsch, yet instantly relatable charm through honest, straightforward and quintessentially pop songwriting. Driven by snappy, gleaming guitar lines and unassuming yet endearing vocal delivery, their songs tell everyday stories steeped in a characteristically lo-fi fashion.

Sobs’ debut release, a 5-track EP titled Catflap is inspired by the distinctive guitar-centric arrangements of 90s indie pop artists like Liz Phair and the twee eccentricities of contemporaries such as Frankie Cosmos, Girlpool, Jay Som and Alvvays.

Its lead single, Girl, combines breezy verses with immediate, punchy guitar lines that punctuate a story of love’s inevitable highs and lows as one navigates the uncertainties of adulthood. The album is a patchwork of real-life experiences, fantasies and melancholy rom-coms sewn into a diary of songs on life’s frustrations, affection, intimacy, a neighbour’s dog, and Singapore’s non-existent ocean.

REVIEWED

Girl


"Feels like Chvrches in an indie pop band formation."

HA | 221 DAYS AGO