Social Skills might not be an ongoing entity, but a long overdue album has finally come to light.
Recorded in a bare six hours on a sunny day in Bath, the yelping vocals and unfathomable rawness of the mix brings a real urgency. This hasty nature of the release along with its assertive female shouting could easily be likened to that of Savages.
The lyricism is somewhat shadowed by the angry guitar work, but underneath the words tell of intimate subjects – ‘Sanctuary’ for instance romanticises a sheltered life in the forest. If one thing is certain, we should all be grateful these tracks have surfaced.
Stream ‘Sanctuary’ right here: