They play the UK this February
Jessie Atkinson
11:02 7th January 2022

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Gaslight! Gatekeep! Girlboss! Or just the former, in this case. Softcult have shared their new single 'Gaslight', using bouncy indie-grunge to speak out against abusers who employ the age-old controlling technique.

Twins Phoenix and Mercedes Arn-Horn go hard on the new, harmony-lush single, showing a softer, more vulnerable side to an anger that most recently came through on fellow Year of the Snake single 'BWBB'.

“We wrote this song about gaslighting and how it really messes with your head and your perception of reality," Mercedes said of the song. "It’s a tactic that many abusers and groomers will use to tear down your defences and make you easier to manipulate. We wanted to raise awareness of this manipulation technique so that whoever hears the song will be able to recognize those red flags if they encounter that kind of behaviour".

See Softcult in the UK. Tickets here.


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

Year of The Snake EP arrives 4 February.

Issue Two of the Gigwise Print magazine is on sale now! Buy it here.

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Photo: David Arn