SOOK are fresh faces on Australia’s east coast and are already starting their gigs in 2017 with their own SOOKFest pub mini-festival.
Beginning their song writing in late 2017, Cheyne Howard and Sarah Stuart’s combination of guitar and bass gives off huge Sonic Youth/Bikini Kill vibes. Poem writing and late night jams eventually led to frontwoman and close friend Macayla Schwartz bringing her stage performance and poetry into the mixture. Noted for stopping the room with a Sylvia Plath recital over swelling punk bass and discordant strums, irrelevant honesty in their latest song slam the presumptuous and chauvinistic men of their past, and the angst and discontent with the modern female experience. SOOK is in a truly unique pocket, yet so much a part of the female-heavy punk & alternative ruckus that just won’t quit in Sydney. With a debut EP in the works, a recent signing to Sydney Indie DIY label White Lodge Records, and more gigs than ever before, SOOK are an act that will be throwing itself into your eyes and ears very soon.