Perth 4-piece retro-alternative outfit SONICA drops a unique slice of atmospheric dreampop with their debut single ‘Descent into Blue’.
Kicking off with Roshan Weddikkara’s iconic booming bassline, singer Claire Turton plaintively traces the journey of a failing relationship to its bitter end, punctuated by subtle interplays with guitarist Alan Pettigrew’s detailed harmonics and Sylvain Ayrault’s elegant percussion.
‘Descent into Blue’ is a showstopper at the band’s live shows, where the audience is drawn in by the song’s effects soaked light and dark shades which cascade towards a violent and chaotic conclusion.
Produced by Tom Ford at ToneCity, ‘Descent into Blue’ gives a nod to SONICA’s 80s post-punk and shoegaze roots while appealing to a diverse audience.
The band burst onto the Perth scene in the second half of 2020 with audiences comparing them to UK post-punk royalty such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, and attracting feedback such as: “Chilled vibes..” “Atmospheric and moody…”
‘Descent into Blue’ by SONICA is available EXCLUSIVELY on Bandcamp and on all streaming platforms including Apple Music and Spotify from 15 February 2021.