I’ve been sitting on ‘Sonic The Comic’s’ ‘Stabatha’ for a while, but mainly because I’ve spent too much time idolising the physical cassette I bought. Seriously, this is probably one of the best pieces of merch I’ve ever bought. Don’t think so? Have a look below!
Such Lush! Anyway, ‘Sonic The Comic’ are a videogame influenced, fuzzpop band, from Birmingham, UK. The band is comprised of two people, Sarah Graley & Stef Purenins and play music inspired by the likes of ‘Johnny Foreigner’, ‘Los Campesinos’ & ‘Anamanaguchi’.
You’ll immediately notice these influences, especially ‘Johnny Foreigner’, in the first track, ‘Synchronise’. This is down to the mismatched vocals which brush off against each other very harshly, but work amazingly well, both with music & lyrics. You’ll also find yourself singing along to vocals through almost each listen (as I did). This probably down to the ‘shouty style’ of the vocals. It also helps that lyrics are incredibly catchy.
Sonic The Comic keeps up the same consistent energy, especially with the 2nd signature album track, ‘Stabatha’. This cool track, is based upon playthroughs on Dragon Age, and how basically, ‘they’ve gotten better at slaying dragons.’ The track name, ‘Stabatha’, is also named off a custom sword that one of the members made in ‘Dragon Age’. Although the track feels majorly more Fuzz-pop, square-waves are used to harmonise with the guitar & bass.
I must admit the vocals were first uneasy for me due to the coarseness, but after getting over that, I realised that they actually help the catchy happy lyrics comes through, and allow you perhaps hum or even sing along. Sonic The Comic have been going on since 2011, so if you dug the tracks here, check out their previous music on their bandcamp.
~ Sonic The Comic ~