As the world mourns the passing of the iconoclast Lawrence Ferlinghetti, his championing of unapologetic insurgence lives on as post-punk trio, Social Haul, release their debut single ‘Wet Eyes’ via FatCat Records.
Featuring Leigh Padley of TRAAMS, Social Haul are rapidly on route to becoming your next favourite rabble-rousers and ‘Wet Eyes’ is a full-throttle residency in the back of your conscience.
Constructing architectural grit to strikingly un-shielded heights, ‘Wet Eyes’ is a hurtling “window to the soul” fuelled by a collective knack for pre-established might, and a passion brought forth by an accelerating high-rise and intrinsically swaggered control.
It’s been a wild ride. The plugin for manual liberation has fused many sources, and burnt through more societal outlets, than perhaps the bill itself is worth. It’s not all too bad being “but a cog in a machine” and ‘Wet Eyes’, despite its teary connotations, is unquestionably a euphoric release from the intensity of haphazard existence; a breakthrough of which we can all unwaveringly surrender to the anthemic prowlers that be without a share-hold in the world
If you’re after an excuse to stomp and then get straight back to business, then you’ve got one with Social Haul.
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