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Softcult Are “Spiralling Out” On Anxiety-Fueled New Single

Juno Awards-nominees Softcult has launched their grunge-fueled new single “Spiralling Out” and announced the release of their new EP titled Heaven, due on May 24. “Spiralling Out” marks the fourth preview of the six-track collection, which was preceded by the releases of “Haunt You Still,” “Shortest Fuse,” and the titular track, “Heaven.” In a grunge meets shoegaze cacophony, “Spiralling Out” is a dazzling display of Softcult’s prowess, instantly transporting listeners into a state of anxiously spinning out of control: “I’ve been spiralling out for hours/Burning a hole in my brain.” The pair shares, “Hopefully, this song is one that lets… Read more »


Glixen Unveils Gritty New Single “foreversoon” Ahead Of Softcult Tour

Emerging shoegaze sensations Glixen, hailed as an idobi Radio Rising Artist To Listen To In 2024, have just unveiled their otherworldly and raw new single, “foreversoon.” Serving as their first release of the year, this track introduces listeners to Glixen‘s ethereal sonic realm as the four-piece prepares to embark on tour, kicking off with a support slot alongside Softcult later this month. The track opens with a gritty, grunge-infused guitar riff, saturating the composition with its edgy energy. As the guitar progression culminates with the song’s crushing drum fills, vocalist/guitarist Aislinn Ritchie seizes command with her dreamy delivery to weave… Read more »


Softcult Lights The “Shortest Fuse” On New Release

The twin duo Softcult has unleashed their latest offering, “Shortest Fuse.” Kicking off the track with “Yeah your boss forgot the payroll again/He’s such a capitalist/Don’t even know what we spent it on/Now you’re selling your guitar to pay rent,” the new release is a critique of capitalism societies and the hardships we’ve surely all experienced within recent years. As the pair progress toward the second verse of the track, the distinctive shoegaze-alternative fusion that has become a signature of their creations reaches its peak. The result is a crescendo of dreamy and guitar-laden instrumentation erupting through your speakers for… Read more »


Softcult Share Beautifully Somber New Track “Heaven”

Softcult return on this beautiful December morning to gift fans with a brand new song, “Heaven.” A classically shoegaze-drenched tune, the duo comprised of twins Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn add exciting elements of grunge rock and alternative indie into parts of the effort. Carried by gloomy verses and restrained vocals, the instrumentation explodes into something more cacophonous in the chorus. A song exploring the narrative of overcoming dysmorphia, it paints the picture of the idealistic utopian future that the two wish to soon be a reality. Speaking on “Heaven”, Softcult shared, “This song describes a world where everyone is accepted for… Read more »


Softcult Announces Run Of Spring 2024 Shows In The U.S.

Canadian twin sibling duo Softcult is bringing their mall goth sonics to the States in early 2024 with support from Superbloom and Glixen. Kicking off on February 8 in Boston at Rockwood Music Hall and concluding in Buffalo at Mohawk Place on February 23, this will be an expansive tour throughout much of the East Coast. Surely, Phoenix and Mercedes Arn-Horn are stoked to bring indie shoegaze to these cities on a headlining run. In an Instagram post from New York City-based Superbloom, the band shared, “Very psyched to hit the road in Feb for an east coast run supporting… Read more »


Softcult Will “Haunt You Still” On New Shoegaze Track

Your favorite mall goth, twin sibling duo Softcult is back with an ethereal new track “Haunt You Still” with a music video to pair. The song follows up their March release, the see you in the dark EP, which features “Someone2Me,” “Dress” and more tracks infused with classic industrial rock, grunge sonics and thoughtful, poignant, social justice lyrics. Check out Softcult‘s “Haunt You Still” below featuring a delicious dose of shoegaze sounds and reflective lyrics. “Haunt You Still” serves as a unique vision of the past, one where duo Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn take accountability. “Maybe it’s a defense mechanism,… Read more »


Teenage Wrist Announces ‘Still Love,’ Issues Single With Softcult

Grunge-rock duos Teenage Wrist and Softcult have joined forces for a captivating collaboration on the all-new track, “Still Love.” This powerful song is pulled from Teenage Wrist‘s highly anticipated third album, also titled Still Love, set to release on August 8 via Epitaph Records. The upcoming 12-track collection showcases the band’s evolution and features a range of other exciting collaborations, including SA Martinez, Sister Void, David Marion, and Heavenward. With Still Love, vocalist/guitarist Marshall Gallagher and drummer Anthony Salazar have taken on the role of producers, crafting their most expansive and intricate collection of songs to date. ​​From the jump,… Read more »


Softcult Announce Southeast Asia Headline Shows

The Canadian goth-pop duo, Softcult, have announced a new string of headline shows that will mark their live debut of Southeast Asia kicking off this May. The group released their newest EP See You In The Dark via Easy Life Records last month and are getting busy showcasing the new tunes on a global scale. This announcement follows the band bringing the songs to stages all across the United Kingdom and Europe starting this Saturday. Check out the new dates below. Read More: CHVRCHES Perform First New Single Since Their 2021 Release on Jimmy Fallon Twins, Mercedes(she/her) and Phoenix Arn-Horn(they/them)… Read more »



Tate sits down with twins Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn from Canadian mall goth band, Softcult in this episode of Punk Goes Pride. They discuss the bands incredible DIY skills in music production, song writing, graphic design and music video direction. They also talk about the importance of consent, women in the scene, 4th wave feminism and chat briefly about their mutual love for horror movies and Canadian food.


Glixen Explores Shallow Connections On Heavy-Hitting “Lust”

Phoenix, Arizona’s shoegaze artists Glixen have just wrapped up various tour dates with Softcult, Glitterer, and fish narc, and they are back with a new heavy-hitting single, “lust.” Previously, the band released track, “foreversoon” highlighting the glow of new love. Conversely, “lust” explores new infatuation, a more superficial connection with a new person. The new track is wrapped in face-melting, fuzzy guitar riffs, which craft an awe-inspiring juxtaposition with ethereal vocals. Check out “lust” below. Lead vocalist Aislinn Ritchie says, “‘lust’ is about the yearning and wanting of somebody and the rush that that person makes you feel. It is a feeling… Read more »

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