With the release of their self-titled debut full-length now just two weeks away, French fuzz rock merchants, THE SOCKS, in cooperation with the volume dealers at HeavyPlanet, are pleased to tease another new track with “Electric War.”
Comments HeavyPlanet of the rowdy bar brawl of a number: “Lyon’s bastard sons of overgrowth riff ‘n roll as though the contemporary and the wistful were sewn together and they cut themselves from the resulting cloth. Today they’ve offered ‘Electric War,’ a frantic discord turned constructed corral, wholly encompassing the foursome’s not-so-distant past, blinding present, and imminently fat future. Close your eyes and drop your jaw as you struggle to place the sound, but ever-churning fuzz and crashing rhythms circumvent all preconceptions.”
Adds the band, “This is the ‘speed rock’ song of the album. Deep Purple is one of our major influences and when we wrote ‘Electric War’ we were really thinking about songs like ‘Speed King’ or ‘Fireball.'”
Turn up and tune out at THIS LOCATION.
Scheduled for release this Spring via Small Stone, The Socks was recorded and mixed by RaphaÃ«l Cartellier at Studio Cartellier, France, mastered by Christopher Goosman (Early Man, Sasquatch, Dixie Witch, Solace et al) at Baseline Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan and beckons its listeners with nine tracks of riff-heavy, road- tripping, booze-binging goodness chock full of gristly vocal serenades and glassy-eyed grooves.
THE SOCKS will bring their debauchery to the stage this Spring with appearances at Stone Rising Festival, Doomed Gatherings, Kristonfest and more… see confirmed dates below.
THE SOCKS Tour Dates 2014
4/19/2014 Stone Rising Festival – Lyon, FR w/ Blues Pills, Radio Moscow, Aqua Nebula Oscillator…
4/20/2014 Doomed Gatherings Festival – Paris, FR w/ Windhand, The Body…
4/22/2014 El Diablo – Lille, FR
4/23/2014 DNA – Bruxelles, BE
4/26/2014 De Bastille – Schoonhoven, NL
4/30/2014 Underwerket – Copenhagen, DK
5/01/2014 Comet Club – Berlin, DE
5/06/2014 WakUum – Graz, AT
5/08/2014 Ruempetlum – St Gallen, CH
5/09/2014 Eldorado – Bern, CH
5/10/2014 Desertfox Fest – Piacenza, IT
5/24/2014 Kristonfest – Bialbo, ES
THE SOCKS are a duel-guitar French foursome formed in Lyon in 2009. Their 2010 EP, entitled Side A, offered up five well concentrated songs from a band still finding themselves. Inspired by the teachings of Sabbath and Zeppelin, THE SOCKS supported the release by playing with an array of national and international acts, boasting intensely energetic gigs while continuing to develop their style. The next two years drove the band to write darker, heavier, songs that were more calculating and less frenetic. The resulting 2012 EP, Bedrock, spouted a pseudo psychedelic, neo-grunge moodiness that proved captivating upon first listen. The record eventually caught the ears of Small Stone Recordings. During the Fall of 2012, THE SOCKS completed their first European tour. Drawing on experience garnered from festivals and gigs alongside Karma To Burn, Red Fang, Truckfighters, Horisont, Mars Red Sky, Black Rainbows and many others with whom they share various elements while still maintaining a personality all their own, they were instant crowd pleasers. As the band continues to thrust themselves into Europe’s next generation of heavy rock ‘n’ roll a la Abrahma, Deville, Asteroid, Isaak, Black Rainbows and Mother of God, Small Stone is pleased to bring their debut full-length to the masses on March 18, 2014.
“The well-documented tales of the likes of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Blue Cheer, Rainbow and a host of others are aplenty. But the tales of those who carry the proto-metal, psych rock torch are still being written year by year. One band sure to write their own chapter in this hopefully never-ending musical tome is France’s THE SOCKS.” – Metal Insider
“This is proof that rock ain’t dead, baby! Not by a long shot.” – Examiner
“When they boogie – and they do – there’s plenty familiar about it, and if that were all The Socks had to offer, the album would be almost entirely redundant, but there are more than a few turns between parts, cuts in tempo or launches into speedy shuffle, that serve to showcase THE SOCKS as a dynamic songwriting act in their own right. – The Obelisk
“This is only their début album but the band display a knowledge and experience of songwriting well beyond what other bands might have acquired by this point… this is a solid album of really enjoyable retro-style rock.” – Wonderbox Metal