Over the last few years, we have seen a dramatic shift in the definition of indie-rock in this country. While the early noughties saw the genre experience a string flutter with the mainstream world, ever since that bubble burst, we have seen numerous bands come and go in trying to find something new and interesting within the sound in order to give it that urgency it once had. And now after a string of highly-praised singles these last few years, hotly-tipped newcomers Sorry look to inject their twist on the scene with the release of their debut album '925', a record that never looks to conform to convention.
Usually when an act is held up as the next big thing in music, it usually rings alarm bells for many as simple hyperbole looking to get some quick attention before they fall off the face of the earth for good. But in the case of Sorry, it seems that all that hype was completely justified as they always look to deliver something fresh and interesting on their initial full-length. From the very start, '925' is this bold and ever-warping mix of post-punk, psych-rock and grunge, all wrapped up in this rough and raw production that kind of makes us feel the same way we felt about hearing Bodega and HMLTD for the first time. Like this was something worth paying attention to.
I don't think that anyone who switches onto '925' for the first time can truly appreciate everything about it. It seems to be one of those records that offers up something new during every repeat listen and certainly has the interest to hold you multiple times. Sorry may have been riding the hype-train this last year, but you can't argue with the results.