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Forming in the spring of 2018, Sourdough are a four-piece band from Bedfordshire, comprising of Jacob Kyte, Harry Barter, Connor Bishop and Charlie Burnett. The quartet created the project after playing in several different bands. Connor, Harry and Jacob, previously made up a garage-rock band, covering the likes of The Strokes, Arcade Fire and The Libertines – whilst honing their writing and chemistry as a group. The band split in 2017 when Harry relocated to Hong Kong for university. In Harry’s absence, Connor and Jacob formed a three-piece, The Palpitations, playing gigs and recording an LP in and around London, until their premature breakup in April 2018.
Determined to continue their energetic performances and recordings, and with Harry back on English soil, the three acquired friend and multi-instrumentalist, Burnett, to play bass, and set about their third and most exciting project yet. Taking to the music room situated at the back of Bishops’s garden, Sourdough set about writing songs with a newfound energy, charisma and maturity – creating a truly unique, natural and encapsulating sound. The interplay between the two frontmen, sees melodic lead riffs cut through heavy, fuzzed-up guitar, supported by a tight and dynamic rhythm section, and an infectious vocal pairing. With this, and their grittily poetic lyricism, Sourdough aim to move post-punk into the 2010s. The groups differing influences come to life in songs such as, Creature; where Kyte’s arpeggiated chords and chanted vocals reside behind Barter’s crunchy lead riff and Bishop’s toe-tapping groove. In other tracks, like Chelsea Grin, the band take a more indie approach, combining fast-paced bass lines with a catchy hook – whilst maintaining their signature heavy edge. Sourdough’s setlist will fill you with energy, rhythm and a rollercoaster of emotion. Set to play a range of gigs in venues spanning from London- Southampton, Sourdough are set to bring their encapsulating live presence and already established local fanbase to audiences throughout the south of England. While focused on playing any gig they can get their hands on, the quartet are working on a debut EP to release this autumn. Keep an ear out!