Τρίτη, 14 Απριλίου 2020

WAX HEART SODALITY - Hoodwinked


Wax Heart Sodality are an organisation that has existed for thousands of years, dating as far back as Roman times. A secret society that operates below the surface of civilisation with one simple aim, to light the way for those lost within the darkness of despair. Throughout history, they have taken individuals from the precipice of oblivion and raised them up to various glories. If you think back to the ‘from rags to riches’ tales you read about in the newspaper and the historical stories of those who have achieved greatness you learned at school, there’s a good chance that most of them will have been a result of the Wax Heart Sodality.

In November 2019 the sodality made their presence known in the music world and took the form of a simple garage band to instil freshness into a life that had stagnated with the dankness of modern existence. The music that resulted from this intervention manifested itself as their debut single, Alphas, which received plays from the likes of BBC Introducing in The North East, BBC Introducing on Radio Tees and Amazing Radio, as well as plenty of written coverage from both local and national press.


Since it’s release the band have been honing their stagecraft with performances around the North-East of England and inturn exposing those who stumble across it to their raw and theatrical live performances.

Alongside their musical pursuits, Wax Heart Sodality continued in their eternal quest to actualise the hopes and dreams of those who wanted to contribute good to society but, alas, they were thwarted in their attempts and in December their homeland became a bleak and isolated dystopia with chilling parallels to societies predicted in the sci-fi novels of yesteryear. Their impotence was reflected upon and it was soon realised that the desire for a better future that has echoed throughout history by prophets and social reformers has been usurped by a delirious darkness, fuelled by the propaganda, misinformation and manipulation of those who seek to control us.

In their weakened state, the organisation have lashed out through the only voice that hasn’t been nullified, their musical one, and released their second single, Hoodwinked, on 1st April (April Fools Day).


Their second single , like their first, recorded by friend and ally Steven Bardgett (singer/guitarist of the band, Mouses). It takes a more sinister and incendiary tone than their previous single, Alphas, and lashes out at the people they feel have been blindly misled due to not questioning the sources that shape their opinion. However, despite the provocation in the verses and anger in the choruses, the lyrics demonstrate a hesitance to fully chastise the target of their frustration. A reluctance brought about by the fear of condescending, intellectual elitism that can make a person second guess the validity of their argument, despite the conviction that it is just.


For those who care little about the meaning, the song’s murky, grunge-tinged bass riff and razor-sharp snare lead you to a turbulent trail of hypnotic stoner rock chants, punky cries of despair and texturising guitar that alternates between post-punk ambience and ferocious blues blasts.



Links:
Facebook: ​http://bit.ly/FB-WHS
Twitter: ​http://bit.ly/TW-WHS
Instagram: ​http://bit.ly/IG-WHS
Spotify: ​http://bit.ly/spotifywhs 

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