Fuelled by an anxious energy, East London’s Sadface are four mates mangling frenetic fretwork with off-kilter beats and literary-suffused vocal abuse.
Their music, inspired by the lyrical art-punk of mewithoutYou and At The Drive-In, is urgent and abrasive, as is the sweaty, bloody chaos of their live set. Aggressively satirical, vocalist Sterrë utilises wry wordplay and acerbic humour in their self-reflexive critiques and wider commentaries on Britain’s predominant socio-political ideologies and the culture they foster. Sadface’s debut EP ‘A Tree Grew Through Me’ is a thematically driven suite of tracks addressing institutionally manifested spiritual vices, through the topics of celebrity worship, economic desperation, technological intrusion, and egoistic delusion. The band are ardent believers in the relevance of the live show, a space in which strangers can collectively transcend the emotional barriers imposed by the exterior world. Get vexed. xo