Soakie - Soakie
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February 14, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
La Vida Es Un Mus / Label
Hardcore Punk / Genres
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Soakie has a balance between a “terrible scream” and a “well-crafted and non-cunning sound”.
On all tracks the same melody, one singing structure, but this does not give you complete discomfort.
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Soakie's debut is a short 13 minutes of hardcore punk which ultimately is just there for me. The album isn't bad but I wouldn't say it is good either. My main problem is the vocals, sheing a female front in a hardcore punk band is rare so I am always excited to see what it sounds like but the vocals on Soakie are just meh, they not as fierce as I would like and when the lead singer (sorry don't know her name) is shouting the volume doesn't increase so there isn't that punch which I enjoy from ... read more
The energy and excitement of Soakie's self-titled debut is by far the highlight of this incredibly short 13-minute LP. Outside of the chaos throughout this short duration, the message of many of these tracks is relatable. Songs like Boys on Stage and Ditch the Rich are commanding, if somewhat pedestrian from a lyrical standpoint. Outside of this, there isn't a ton from my perspective that I can get behind on this record, aside from a general happiness to see a female fronted hardcore punk act. ... read more
The hardcore quartet’s 13-minute debut skewers abuses of power, unchecked male privilege, and capitalist complacency at tornado speed.

Soakie make breakneck rippers. The hardcore quartet, with members stretched between Australia and New York City, confront abuses of power, unchecked male privilege, and capitalist complacency at tornado speed. The band formed in 2018 when drummer Austin and vocalist Summer befriended guitarist Chumz and bassist Nellie in Melbourne. With visas dangerously ... read more
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Track List

  1. Nuke the Frats
  2. Or You or You
  3. Power Tool
  4. Boys on Stage
  5. Ditch the Rich
  6. What's Your Gender
  7. Don't Talk Back
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Added on: February 15, 2020