Announce debut album ‘Unsoothing Interior’ Out May 6th on PNKSLM! Their lead single “Cupid” out now!
Today Stockholm’s Vero announce details of their debut album ‘Unsoothing Interior’, due for release on May 6th via PNKSLM. Along with the announcement they’ve shared the track’s propelling, satisfyingly discordant lead single, aptly titled “Cupid”.
"Cupid was the first song we wrote that made the album”
the band comment.
“We had made a couple of demos before, but we weren’t loving them. They all sounded a bit too pretty and safe, so when the drums for Cupid were done, we took a guitar and started making these wheeling, chaotic noises, and that was it. That was the sound that set the tone for our album. The lyrics are a bit dream-like, it’s about lust and control."
Their debut full-length, ‘Unsoothing Interior,’ is an album full of raw guitar riffs that spin and swirl and fizz, and evoke the spirit of artists like Sonic Youth, Garbage and Pixies, lyrically boasting a sardonic wit in the same vein as Elastica. On the recent single "BEG!", they match the anger in the band’s lyrics, building from something lowkey to searing walls of sound. At other times, as on ‘Cupid’, they clash discordantly, creating a sense of instability and chaos.
“Instead of it being nice, it’s OK for it to be weird, and it’s good if people don’t like it too,”
“This is the core of us now, and it feels really good to get to do that now.”
The album’s title reflects that unpolished sound and the tumultuous nature of navigating your twenties and the record is a document of the three musicians’ own experiences, injected with a natural urgency that comes from both the reality in the songs and writing and recording them in a studio paid for by the hour. For its listeners, it acts less as a roadmap through the turbulence and more as a confidante to share the highs and lows, drama and desire with, encompassing everything from sex, friendship and figuring out exactly who you are.
Bold and brilliant, ‘Unsoothing Interior’ is the album Vero say they’ve always dreamt of making. But, notes Gyökeres, it’s: