Sweet Soul fuse ’90s punk & power pop on “Noises Drown” off upcoming debut LP
California's Sweet Soul released the Do You Like Good Music? demo/EP on New Morality Zine last fall, and they're now gearing up to release their debut full-length album, but first they're putting out a cassingle -- which features two songs from the upcoming album and a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On" -- on May 18 via NMZ. We're premiering one of the new songs, "Noises Drown."
Like the songs on last year's demo/EP, "Noises Drown" is super catchy, power pop-tinged punk that sounds like it could've come straight out of the '90s (reminds me of the Ramones-informed '90s punk of the Riverdales or something like that). "If you don’t like this song, you probably won’t like our band," is how vocalist Taylor Soul simply puts it. "That’s why I wanted to showcase it for this record and be the leading single." It is indeed a very good introduction to this band, as you can hear for yourself below.
Taylor also says that the new album features two re-recorded songs that were on the demo/EP and that it's generally in the same ballpark as that record, but that they also "go in some new directions because we like writing new songs with a different mindset and energy each time." He also adds that they "spent much more time and effort producing and recording this time around," which you can already hear on "Noises Drown." The demo's streaming below too if you'd like to compare, and stay tuned for more.