+ they’re coming to the UK!!
Vicky Greer
12:17 26th November 2021

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Softcult are back today with another single from their upcoming Year of the Snake EP, arriving 8 February 2022. And the good news keeps on coming – Softcult will be bringing their riot grrrl dream pop to the UK next February.

‘Perfect Blue’ features some of Softcult’s best guitar work to date, taking a more introspective approach in their lyrics with this song. It also comes with a fantastically creepy music video that shows Softcult getting stronger in their visuals with every release. Every new single tells us one thing: Softcult is a band you need to be listening to. Here, they described what ‘Perfect Blue’ is all about:

“We wrote ‘Perfect Blue’ about a time in our lives when we felt like nothing was in our control. In our previous project, we were signed to a label that butted heads with us creatively and wasn’t allowing us to express ourselves authentically. They weren’t interested in the music we were creating at the time, so we became unhealthily obsessed with trying to please them to release anything at all.” 

“It felt as though we were putting on an act to survive. We didn’t feel like our art was representing us. There was a lot we wanted to say, but it was being stifled. We felt like we’d lost our integrity. The song is a reminder to empower yourself by standing up for what you believe in, or risk losing yourself altogether.” 

See Softcult in the UK in February:

February 2022

17 – Bristol. Crofters

18 – Birmingham, The Victoria

19 – Southampton, Heartbreakers

20 – Leeds, The Key Club

22 – Glasgow, The Garage (Attic Bar)

23 – Manchester, The Deaf Institute

24 – London, Camden Assembly

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