Cardiff-based four-piece Sock emerged on the local scene in late 2017 as a fully formed, perfectly defined musical force. Attention-grabbing live sets on Sofar Sounds and at Sŵn Festival, as well as support slots with emerging Cardiff stalwarts Boy Azooga and Buzzard, pricked the ears of all encountering them; their lazy, trippy, funk-rock instantly both endearing and impressive. People even lovingly threw their actual socks at them.
Drawing on elements of jazz and surf, their influences range from Mac DeMarco to Khruangbin to Steely Dan and beyond. Characterised by their wonkily imaginative guitar and bass lines; the overall sound is underpinned by tightly administered percussion, with Jacob Church’s slow, expressive vocal reverberating out their offbeat narratives.
Debut album, Fresh Bits, was recorded in a day in the rural farmlands of mid-Wales, capturing the pure essence of their live shows. The album, mixed by Will Barnes and mastered by Charlie Francis at Synergy Mastering, will be released on 1st June, 2018 through Bubblewrap Collective. It will be available digitally and on limited edition cream vinyl.