Saturday 4 July 2020
New indie rock hope from North London will treat you right

Elton John once sang: “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”. In the case of the band Sorry, the word gets a whole new meaning (a much easier one, as well!).

The band is centred around Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen, two 22-year-old childhood best friends who have been making music together since their early teens.

The band has released various singles and compilations since 2017, flitting through a variety of styles. What all their songs have in common is a desire to write the perfect indie slacker rock song. And they do have a knack for putting together songs that will get stuck inside your head.

There’s an exciting dissonance that pervades the output of Sorry who are fellow members of London’s Brixton Windmill scene alongside acts such as Shame and Goat Girl. Their lyrics flirt with the realities of depression and feelings of awkwardness, carried along by waves of alternative guitar hooks.

It worth your time heading over to the band’s Bandcamp page where you can hear a couple charming mixtapes, a spontaneous blend of half-remembered ideas and surprisingly sturdy songs. There’s both a Vol I and a Vol II. Thanks to no-budget, DIY-style videos, there’s a whole universe of Sorry (Vol I + Vol II).

It didn’t take long before the group was making a buzz in the London underground, and Domino was quick to get them a record deal.

Sorry has already released more singles ahead of their debut album, 925, which will be out in late March.

Sorry is the new UK indie band that everybody will be talking about. Don’t miss their show at Roskilde Festival or you’ll be...