Sin Kitty: Describing a feeling
By Robin Ecoeur
Something feels right. The sound coming from these guitars, the soft wandering vocals, the beautiful chaotic weirdness. On paper, Sin Kitty are a North Carolina based outfit playing psychedelic music. After a few listens of their new record Softer, I realise Sin Kitty are much more than just a Psych band. The whole record has a soundtrack feel to it, a narrative structure which gives it a certain coherence. "I think part of what we were trying to convey is the weird relationship between innocence and guilt a young woman begins to feel as she gets older. The beginning of sexuality and overall experimentation can be dark and beautiful at the same time" shares singer Annie.
"Sin Kitty is like swimming in the ocean at dusk after being up all night with your buddies"
Vanity Daze is the first stand out track on Softer. It has a simple hazy melody which stays in your head for hours. It feels almost endless, and of course somewhat dreamy and imaginary. Don't Be Crazy follows the same kind of recipe, this time over a more repetitive melody. The style works because the imagination is vivid. This in it's simplest form makes the music something quite special, creepy, lovable, bizarre, beautiful and audacious all at the same time. How strange then, that this is one of the most comforting moods to listen to. But it isn't all like that. All The Kidss is the easiest track of the record and also the more straightforward. As Jack (of Jackson Scott) explains, All The Kidss is "about teenage hedonism. The feeling of giving in to endless euphoria"...