WL//WH Track Of The Day: SHERBET STARSHINE “Echoflex”


According to Glasgow-based newcomers, Sherbet Starshine is a ‘creamy mash’ heavygaze band with an appreciation for the past, present and future.

The Scottish four-piece, made up of Kaleigh Howden (bass/vocals), Blair Ross (guitar/vocals), Darren Mulligan (lead guitar/backing vocals) and Matthew Duncan (drums), debuted last late April with a reverb-clad cover of Kate Bush‘s 1985 classic “Running Up That Hill”, to come back over the weekend with the 4-tracker “Some Songs”, a mish-mash of a couple of studio recordings, a live version, and a demo of another song from a rehearsal.

While the first “Howarth’s song” leans to Pavement-like lo-fi droning Indie Rock demeanors, it’s the intricate sweet and sour melt of washed-up noise defined by the 90s-tinged textured Shoegaze excursion “Echoflex” that stirs up, as usual, our aural imagination.

Atmospheric, warm, and cinematic with immersive buzzing, languorous, yet subtly uneasy tones, “Echoflex” is lilted by steady plodding drum beats and humming basslines, shrouded in invigorating and rippling fuzz-brushed guitar drifts, gliding in stirring and shrilling gusts of poignant distortion over soft, sad wistful vocals, longing for celestial cries, amid a swooshing chaotic overflow of endless disconnection.

While Sherbet Starshine have just played their first gig, the first run of cassettes of “Some Songs” EP is sold out at source, a new batch will be available in the near future as well as new songs to get a better insight about the band’s sound. Contact the group if you’re interested.  

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